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Archive for September 2019

Good Advice for Later in Life

One of the best books ever written on successful living is HOW TO LIVE 365 DAYS A YEAR. John A. Schindler wrote it. If you haven’t read it, I can certainly recommend that you do. One of the sections of the book has to do with the later years of a person’s life, and the…

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What is a Successful Marriage?

The practice of man includes the practice of monogamy. That is, having just one wife or husband at a time. There are societies where both men and women practice polygamy. There’s one in which it is common for a woman to have from six to a dozen husbands all at the same time. But as…

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Being Liked

In the play, “Death of a Salesman,” Willie Lohman claims that the most important thing in life is to be “liked.” This statement is a significant oversimplification. There are a lot of other important things to successful living, too. However, being liked is undoubtedly important. Moreover, some time back, I ran across some rules for…

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Temper, Temper

Of all the creatures on earth, man is the youngest. It hasn’t been a very long time since we were primitive and savage. While we are now relying on guns and other weapons for violence instead of a club with a rock tied to the end of it, most of us still have trouble maintaining…

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Look Under Your Feet

I’m going to tell you something that you can’t get one person in a hundred to believe. But it’s true all the same. Think for a moment of what you would really like to have. It could be a beautiful home, a new car, or a lot of money. You decide on what you’d like…

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How to Make More Friends

I’m a collector of books. I don’t know how many I’ve picked up over the years, but I have to keep adding shelves to my library. Many years ago, in 1951, I found a book that I still like to look over once in a while. It’s called, HOW TO LIVE WITH YOURSELF, by Doctor…

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Serenity

Few people in the world today manage to achieve serenity: that calm, inner peace that gives them strength and happiness. This thought made me turn again to one of the finest pieces of writing ever done on this subject, AS A MAN THINKETH, by James Allen. In the last part of his little essay, he…

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Curious Things and People

Have you gone through your attic lately? Some of the most interesting stories revolve around the unusual. Sometimes enormously valuable things that can turn up in a dark corner of an attic or basement. For example, those paintings that turned up in California some time back, priceless masterpieces, hiding their glory under the dust of…

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Our Debt to the Native Americans

Have you ever thought about why the United States is so distinctively different from any other country on earth? Well, I’ll tell you why. It’s because of the Native Americans. This is why America is not a carbon copy of the European countries where most Americans came from. Nearly everything different about this country is…

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Tall Trivia

I was reading in “Book Briefs” in “Quote Magazine” that Indiana University’s Novel Prize-winning geneticist, Herman J. Muller, has listed for “Popular Science” some speculations about beings on other planets. They will, he says, be animal-like rather than plant-like, and more likely to live on land than in the water. There will probably be two…

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