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Ben Franklin's bifocals Monday, June 24, 2013

Writer Ambrose Bierce in 1866    Writer Ambrose Bierce
[1842 - Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce, satirist, journalist, critic, born in Meigs County, Ohio]

Boxer Jack Dempsey    Prize Fighter Jack Dempsey    Fighter Jack Dempsey    Businessman Jack Dempsey
[1895 - Jack (William Harrison) Dempsey, heavyweight champion fighter, businessman, born in Manassa, Colorado]

Judge Irving Kaufman    Judge Irving Kaufman
[1910 - Irving Robert Kaufman, federal judge, born in New York City]

Driver Juan-Manuel Fangio    Champion Driver Juan-Manuel Fangio    Juan-Manuel Fangio in Mercedes-Benz W196
[1911 - Juan-Manuel Fangio, race car driving champion, born in Balcarce, Argentina]

Writer Norman Cousins
[1912 - Norman Cousins, writer, editor, peace activist, born in
Union Hill, New Jersey]

Poet John Ciardi
[1916 - John Anthony Ciardi, poet, translator, born in Boston]

Berlin airlift
[1948 - The Berlin airlift is initiated by the USA to counter the Soviet Union's blockade of the City]

Actor Jackie Gleason in The Hustler
[1987 - Jackie Gleason, 'The Great One', actor, comedian, dies at age 71]

The Meaning of Life

The meaning of life is not revealed.
Our purpose here remains concealed.
So define it now by what's been done.
Forgive thyself the 'might have been.'

morning meditation    night meditation

William's Whimsical Words:

Also forgive the coulda, woulda, shouda have beens.

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