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Miss Kentucky

Note: This is the new Miss Kentucky. The picture that will stay with her for the rest of her life: Make-up and hair style ………………. $500 New dress for the show ………………$700 Giant stuffed bear ………………………. $300                               Not knowing how to hold the bear with a microphone in her hand …..Priceless!

The Minotaur in His Labyrinth

By High Talk and Rumors

The Minotaur in His Labyrinth
Roberto Montenegro
1885 – 1968

Many of Roberto Montenegro’s early paintings include an item of fantasy, but his later works exhibited total Surrealism, often with literary references. In this 1967 oil painting on canvas, El Minotauro en su Laberinto, the head of a red bull rests in the window of a theatrical setting of sturdy walls. The red moon shines full with an illuminating surround. The red cape and sword lie on the blood-red ground. A labyrinth icon displays on one wall.

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Descartes and Spinoza

          Descartes was a clever fool who did great damage to the understanding of the human experience. I am talking about his distinction between mind and body. Spinoza’s view – that the two are the same – was correct. Neurobiologists understand this. But most of the population does not.

Zen Wisdom in 10 Lessons

  (Collected from friends) 1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone. 2. It’s always darkest before dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it. 4. Always remember that you are unique. Just like everyone else. 6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet. 7. If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments. 8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you criticize him, you’re already …

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Investing and Wealth Building: Don’t Confuse Them! The Five Key Financial Strategies You Need to Create Wealth

This essay first appeared in The Palm Beach Letter

In my ongoing effort to shock and awe you with contrarian (and sometimes counterintuitive) truths about building wealth, I give you this little nugget to chew on today:

You cannot become wealthy by investing.

Please don’t tell anyone I told you this. If any of my fellow investment newsletter publishers knew I was saying such things they would have me tarred and feathered.

The investment advisory business – and in that I include brokerages, private bankers, and insurance agents, as well as investment newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and Internet publications – is a huge, multibillion-dollar industry based on lots of hard work, clever thinking, sophisticated algorithms, and one teensy-weensy lie.

The lie is that you can grow wealthy through investing.

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Profanity and Golf

 

 

 

 

 

 

A nun walks into Mother Superior’s office and plunks down into a chair.
She lets out a sigh heavy with frustration.

“What troubles you, Sister?” asks the Mother Superior.

“I thought this was the day you spent with your family.”

“It was,”sighed the Sister. “And I went to play golf with my brother. We try to play golf as often as we can. You know I was quite a talented golfer before I devoted my life to Christ.”

“I seem to recall that,” the Mother Superior agreed. “So I take it your day of recreation was not relaxing?”

“Far from it,” snorted the Sister. “In fact, I even took the Lord’s name in vain today!”

“Goodness, Sister!” gasped the Mother Superior, astonished. “You must tell me all about it!”

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Superstars and Thoroughbreds

There is nothing that will change your business faster than getting a superstar to work for you. A superstar is someone who comes with his own high-powered battery pack fueled by nothing more than the desire to be your best performer. Finding them takes work. Lots of work. You have to sift through a hundred wannabes to find a true superstar. Hiring them is easy if you show them that you recognize their potential. Give them base compensation that is slightly better than industry standard and performance compensation that can make them rich. The most important thing a superstar wants in his job is the authority and tools to accomplish his goals. Make sure, in hiring him, that he has …

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