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A Dimmed Point of View

Art Fettig's Monday Morning Memo 
May 15, 2017
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In this Issue
o  o  Say Something Good
o  Points To Ponder
o  A Little Humor
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A Dimmed Point of View
Asked to describe my point of view I might reply "Dimmed."  There is a whole lot right now that is going on in this world and I haven't a clue.  Now if you asked me what I thought about The Abortion Bill I would say I think we ought to pay it.  Or The Cambodian Position, I'd say I never tried it. But if you asked me about Trump and the Russian's messing with the Election I might say, "I thought the election was over."

I used to figure I was pretty well out of it when it came to current affairs but now I must admit that I'm all the way out of it.  It seems so useless to follow the news today when there is so much misreporting and lying going on. In 1936 there was a hit song by Fats Walters titled "It's a sin to take a lie."  I was seven years old then and somehow it was ingrained into my subconscious mind. I feel lost when I listen to commercials. I no longer read any of them online. When I try to pull up a news story I get so many commercials that it is just about impossible to actually read a story and when I do I find the Lead or teaser that led me to consider reading the story actually was a big lie. Pure unadulterated B.S.  It wasn't really a "jaw dropping" story at all but a ho hum waste of time.  When asked if I am over the hill I respond, "What hill?" and if someone follows up I realize that it really isn't worth a hill of beans.    

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Say Something Good
I remember asking Jean where is Hillsborough located and she replied, "It is where  

 I-40 meets I-85 in North Carolina." So I drove here from Battle Creek, Michigan  to Hillsborough and she was right.

In fact if we go down just a block from our home we can watch that happening. . So I guess we can drive just about anywhere in the United States on the Interstate if you were so inclined. And we are just a few miles from the University Of North Carolina UNC. Drive from there down what they call Tobacco Road and you will find Duke University. If you go east on I-40 you will find first the Industrial Triangle, then RDU, Raleigh-Durham Airport then North Carolina State University.  

Hospitals abound.  Still in Hillsborough we are surrounded by farms and glorious hills and some of the most interesting people in the whole world. It is a good place but finding my wife Jean here makes it all just about perfect. We married May 19th, 2001. Now, like fine cheese, we're aging. 

May God bless America and bring us world peace. 

Points To Ponder
Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. Bradley Whitford

(A lot of these quotes I choose are directed more at me than at you readers.)

A Little Humor 
The band in that restaurant was so bad that a waitress dropped a tray full of dishes and six couples stood up and started dancing. 

It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. John Paul Jones

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