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Thoughts While Shaving for March 1

Thoughts While ShavingDid you hear President Trumps address to Congress last night?  Sounded more presidential than I ever heard him.  Not sure of facts.  Others will pick it apart, word by word.  Not me.  Overall, not bad.

One thing remains the same.  The party of the President is up and down like a Jack-in-the-Box while members of the opposing party sit on their hands. 

March winds are expected to arrive on time.  For the record, the National Weather Service is forecasting strong thunderstorms.  Wind gusts 25 to 35 MPH and temps in the mid 80s.  Relative humidity values will drop to near 25 percent Friday and Saturday afternoon.  (Not good days for burning outside).  Freezing temps are possible Saturday and Sunday mornings.

February is in the rear-view mirror.  It featured warmer than usual temps and less than normal rainfall.

Being retired has advantages and disadvantages.  Yesterday, it was an advantage.  In my work around the state, I worked with county governments, lots of good folks, most attempting to serve the public and pleasing their political bosses.  One was Harry Jones, Mecklenburg County Manager.

Jones died recently following a bout with pancreatic cancer and after being terminated by his bosses.  He had over 30 years of service, mostly in Mecklenburg County.

He was a friend to many, including me.  Harry was the son of a military man, who settled with his family near Southern Pines following retirement at Fort Bragg.

Harry wrote a book, after he learned he suffered from stage 4 cancer, “How Cancer Cured My Soul.”  Only 75 to 80 pages, but powerful.  I read the book after it was delivered by US Mail yesterday.  I highly recommend it.

When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.  Henry David Thoreau

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.  John R. Wooden

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.   William James

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