— Bumper sticker of the week: (G)rand (O)il (P)arty

— Quote of the week: ÒThere are many pathways in this life and it doesnÕt matter which one you take, for they all have a common destination, and that is the grave. But some paths give you energy and some take it away.Ó  Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

— SomebodyÕs watching me: Cameras everywhere. What are they looking for? Every camera I see, IÕm going to shot the moon. That will give them something to think about.

— I met an angel. She was a waitress at the Waffle House. Those bright eyes and that infectious smile. She must have been about 22 or so. I heard her tell someone she had two children. I didnÕt hear her say anything about a husband. She wants to go to college. Pre-med. I think she can do it. An angel can do anything.

— A man on the moon: Where did it get us? IÕd rather have spent the money on universal health-care, or a cure for cancer or AIDS, or on a bunch of beer, with maybe hamburgers. I thought it was kind of neat, but the moon is no place to be playing golf. Bunker Links would be a whole lot cheaper.

— Decisions have to be made: ItÕs probably not a good idea to smoke, but you have to decide. Over-drinking will only lead to heartbreak, but no one can tell you not to. You have to decide. You shouldnÕt get pregnant if you donÕt want a baby, but itÕs still your decision whether or not to have it. Pain and suffering are a part of life, but at some point, death may be more comforting. You should be able to decide. Politicians, or religious saviors, cannot make our decisions for us. We were set free. We can handle it. You make a decision and you learn to live with it. ThatÕs how it works.

— I always counseled my clients away from extremes. I tried it myself once. I thought it would be a good idea to become a moderate. You talk about boring. You can eat in moderation, drink in moderation, talk in moderation, get religion in moderation, but politics is a different story. Forget moderation. Go for it. But be careful about going right. Someone may call you a moron.

— For New Orleans, there are two types of levees. Those that have failed, and those that will.

— How far do you have to travel to fall from grace?

— Open up your eyes: WeÕre at war. We were led there by a shameless, lying President. Corporate profits are at a disgustingly exorbitant level. The national debt is higher than it has ever been. Decent paying jobs are disappearing at an alarming rate. Our health-care system is in shambles. Pollution is up, accountability down. Public lands are being stripped of minerals and oil faster than the buffalo disappeared. Foreclosures have skyrocketed. The rich have become filthy rich and the poor just plain filthy. Open up your eyes. We need to get back to the start.

— ÒYou cannot solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created it.Ó Albert Einstein

— A hot dog on a stick is still a wiener.

— Graduation: The Galesburg school board and administration is wrong to hold students responsible for what their parents or siblings or friends do at graduation. It is flat out wrong and they should apologize and get rid of the policy. Solemn is for funerals and Queens. Celebration is for graduations. Give us a break.