Now Murph, you surely know that you should be careful what you wish for. The following is for everyone, but especially for YOU.
Murf, I’d love to respond with a rhyme
That would render you simply sublime,
But my poetic skill,
Both the bogus and real,
Seems to fail me, alas, at this time.
My near lifelong, heart-felt optimism,
Has reversed to a cold cynicism.
Here in 2016
The political scene
Has distorted my clear, sunny vision.
One would think, in this world full of riches,
One could navigate life with few glitches,
But my mind dwells on gloom
And I’m left to presume
That perhaps I’m too big for my britches.
[Say it ain’t so, Joe!]
While confused, tired and mad as a hatter,
I reminded myself that the matter
Can’t be unduly tough
If I reason enough:
Find Ms. Truth and throw pure logic at ‘er.
And you know, it worked, for heaven’s sake,
Just when nothing could snap me awake,
Truth revealed: I just heeded
This wisdom repeated:
"At this point, what difference does it make?"
Question: What are the requirements to become a Supreme Court justice?
Answer: Ironically, there are no requirements given in the Constitution for becoming a Supreme Court justice. No age, experience, or citizenship rules exist. In fact, a Supreme Court justice does not need to even have a law degree. However, since the Senate confirms justices, experience and background have become important factors in the confirmations.
The Constitution does not specify qualifications for Justices such as age, education, profession, or native-born citizenship. A Justice does not have to be a lawyer or a law school graduate, but all Justices have been trained in the law. Many of the 18th and 19th century Justices studied law under a mentor because there were few law schools in the country.
I am a roving gambler, I’ve gambled all around and
Whenever I see a deck of cards I lay my money down,
Lay my money down, lay my money down…..
Actually I liked the one armed bandits best but I haven't played any of those since I left the Army in 1966.
Carl: Do you remember Dick Preservati and his card games at Ft. Jackson?
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
Thanks Fred. Your closing comment, "The beat goes on," reminds me of Sonny Bono [he of Sonny & Cher]. I believe that bono means "good" in Italian. The variant buona sera means "good night." Buona sera reminds me of "Que sera, sera," made famous by Doris Day, although I don’t think she’s Italian. But in her movies she was as looksome as a wholesome, girl-next-door-type Sophia Loren . . . and a much better singer. Before her film career, Doris Day became a big band singer in 1939, the year that most film historians believe is the greatest year ever for American movies, including "The Wizard of Oz" which co-starred Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion -- one of my favorite characters. Note that Bert Lahr has the same number of letters in his name as Doris Day, who is a much better singer. [Sorry, I’ve already made that point.] In recent decades, Doris has dedicated herself to animal welfare, including 1000s of cats, but no lions – brave or cowardly – so far as I know. Coincidentally, her birthday is April 3 when she will turn 92. Fredo, she was born in Cincinnati. Small world, huh? Pardon me if I went to rambling a bit there, but I believe in the old saying, "Cher and Cher alike." Keep smiling. Enjoy Spring. ;-)
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A mystery journey indeed!
Genesis 8: 22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Revelation 8: 7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Sometimes my rhymes border on ghoulish,
despite all my might to be coolish,
but I struggle on
and sincerely atone
when I can. I'm again April Foolish.