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Hardy L. Brown

Watch out for the Shell Game

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The shell game is one where a slickster tries to get his victim to guess which shell the pea is under.

You have three shells and one pea and then you move the shells around real fast and the victim then points to the one he believes the pea to be under.


Daryl Issa Abused Our Freedom

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Freedom is something that if abused can lead to some restrictive rules and regulations that we must live by. One example used to illustrate this point is for a person to yell “fire” in a crowded theater when there is no fire. People would get hurt or even killed when they rush to the exits.

Don’t Burn Your Bridge After You Cross

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If my mother or father were alive and had been advisors to President Bush on his plan to invade Iraq, they probably would have said, “George don’t burn your bridges after you cross them because you might need them to get out of where you are going” or “George be careful of who you step on going up the ladder because you might need them once you get to the top and head back down.”

Up in the Morning and “Back to School”

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Even though I graduated from school over forty years ago it seems like only yesterday. Earlier this week, I witnessed the neighborhood children walking toward their schools in anticipation of the new academic year. As I watched the children return to school, I could hear the words of the Chuck Berry song:

Col. Young & Booker T. Get Their Props

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When the author pinned the words to the song “Tall Oak Tree” it is for certain he had not seen the Sequoia trees in the Sequoia National Park. Now my editorial is not about the Sequoia trees even though they are majestic and beautiful enough to talk about forever.

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