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Keep it simple, Simon

“That’s why I’d rather invest in panty hose than in communications satellites or in motel chains than fiber optics. The simpler it is, the better I like it. When somebody says, “Any idiot could run this joint,” that’s a plus as far as I’m concerned, because sooner or later any idiot probably is going to be running it.”

Peter Lynch, “One Up On Wall Street”

The 12-step programs are simple and direct and they don’t take much…

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Posted on August 5, 2014 at 5:59pm

Keep it simple, Simon

“That’s why I’d rather invest in panty hose than in communications satellites or in motel chains than fiber optics. The simpler it is, the better I like it. When somebody says, “Any idiot could run this joint,” that’s a plus as far as I’m concerned, because sooner or later any idiot probably is going to be running it.”

Peter Lynch, “One Up On Wall Street”

The 12-step programs are simple and direct and they don’t take much…

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Posted on August 5, 2014 at 7:53am

Bite marks on our tongues, Part II

An Al-Anon friend passed out a page of slogans and other gems at a meeting and I put it up on my bulletin board. 

My favorite part is the “comments to use” section, which consists of brief sentences to use when you’re talking to someone who is drunk, deluded or just plain crazy.

Example: your hard-drinking spouse says, “I’m just going to have two.” 

You’re thinking: You’ve never had two drinks in your life! Here comes another binge in…

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Posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:02pm

Bite marks on our tongues

One of my relatives said something that stopped me short. She said her father wasn’t an alcoholic and that he only went to AA meetings to get his DUI court papers signed.

The instant I heard this, I experienced a twitch in the gut and a kind of palpitation running up and down my bone structure. I, being a good Al-Anon, said nothing. As every one of us co-dependents knows, it doesn't do you any good to talk back to crazy. Talking to a drunk or someone in total denial just…

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Posted on July 9, 2014 at 10:55am

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