Month: November 2017

Alabama football coach Nick Saban was interviewed on 60 Minutes. (“mediocre people don’t like high achievers and high achievers don’t like mediocre people,” he said) They asked him about the time his center and quarterback got in a shoving match, in the middle of the field, while Alabama was blowing out Notre Dame on primetime […]

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A controversial politician, in response to questions about war, said that in life there are “known unknowns”—things we know we don’t know. The number of rocks on Mount Everest, for example. But, he said, there are also “unknown unknowns”—things we don’t even know that we don’t know. Basically, these are things we are so sure […]

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My bones rattled.  My ears rang.  The old tractor, as big as a house, plowed over the dry uneven ground.  I bounced so high in the seat I would almost hit the ceiling of the cab. One time I needed a break.  I killed the engine, climbed down, and walked through the tall grass, ahead […]

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