I should’ve written this column last Thursday night, but I was busy watching some Class B girls basketball on television. I don’t watch a lot of sports on television, honestly, so when I do it’s a special occasion.
“Many hands make light work,” goes the old saying. We’ve probably all heard or lived those words. It comes from an old English playwright named Heywood, the Google tells me, but it’s as true today as it was in 1546.
I got home late one recent night from speaking at a meeting about 175 miles west of our ranch, and since the next morning was my column deadline and I was driving until 1:30 a.m. in the wee hours of morning, I’m going to write about the speech. It’s either that or write about the magical properties of sunflower seeds and gas station coffee to keep you driving and alert late at night. I’ll pick the speech.
TOWNER, N.D. — “I guess we can’t have nice things.” It is a saying most of us have heard from a deflated mother at some point in the rearing of inadvertently destructive little people. Or an exasperated, “I have nothing nice left anymore!” when one her little angels has smashed the last of the nice dishes or knocked some other fragile heirloom off the wall.
TOWNER, N.D. — Enjoy what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life, or so they say. So I guess work is defined as anything we don’t enjoy doing. But I know guys who don’t enjoy leisure activities, so is that work? I don’t know. It’s more debate about words and semantics than I care to ponder.
TOWNER, N.D. — There’s nothing like 3- or 4,000 miles together in a minivan to bring a family closer together, but you do have to get out of the van once in awhile or you’ll surely be driven farther apart.
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