Random Thursday Thoughts

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Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

English novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy, was born on this day in 1840 (d. 1928)

I’m pretty sure I’ve never read a Thomas Hardy novel. I’m less confident that I’ve never seen one of the movies based on his works.

Some forty-four years later, I can’t recall if that was one of the novels I “read” in my British novel class…you know, that one of two semesters when I was an English major before switching to Communications.

That was also the class that I passed with an A because I’m fairly certain the professor knew that I was struggling. My father had passed only a month prior to our return to school.

At that point in time, Queen Elizabeth had been on the throne for a mere twenty-six years. This week she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee.

Say what you will, but say it elsewhere, about the British Royals, seventy years in one job is pretty darned

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She has seen some stuff.

Personally, I’m struggling to hit the thirty year mark in my day job. That’s another story.

Still, I’ve also seen some stuff. And if I live long enough after I eventually get to retire you just might or might not see it in a book or two.

Our long national nightmare of the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp trial is over…except that it’s not…Amber says she’s going to appeal.

I didn’t really follow the trial, or the associated stories, so I cannot comment with authority.

All I will say was that I did watch Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore last night and I sort of missed Johnny.

I’m looking around my office as I write this and seeing the bits and pieces of multiple projects. I’m still trying to focus on one major project at a time which isn’t always easy.

And yes, even though it’s still early June, I’m making plans for the Santa season.

Like you, I’d rather be spending the day by the poolside with a fruity umbrella drink. But this morning my friend Arthur reminded me that I’ve consumed way too much processed sugar recently. Just something else I have to keep track of.

I’ve said enough. Or too much.

Or, I haven’t really said anything.

Your mileage may vary. And we won’t even talk about how much that will cost you.

Okay, I’m done.

At least tomorrow is Friday.

American composer and conductor, Marvin Hamlisch, was born on this day in 1944. (d. 2012)


1904 – Johnny Weissmuller, Hungarian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)
1937 – Sally Kellerman, American actress (d. 2022)
1941 – Stacy Keach, American actor
1948 – Jerry Mathers, American actor
1950 – Joanna Gleason, Canadian actress and singer
1955 – Dana Carvey, American comedian and actor
1960 – Kyle Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster


Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:15-17

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