Archive for the ‘Thought of the Day’ Category

Silence is Golden….

Monday, November 26th, 2018


…and educational


 The wisdom of owls is undeniable


 There was an owl liv’d in an oak

The more he heard, the less he spoke

The less he spoke, the more he heard.

O, if men were all like that wise bird.

(Published in Punch, April 10, 1875)

Marital Groundhog’s Day

Friday, February 24th, 2017

“Second marriages are the triumph of hope over experience.”

-Winston Churchill


“Any marriage is the triumph of insanity over male self-preservation.”

-I.M. Windee


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 I.M. Windee and Winston Churchill share the same sardonic, albeit correct, view of marriage

Windee’s Passions

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015


“The Steelers are like women: they will always break my heart.”

-I.M. Windee after his beloved Steelers’ unexpected loss to the Baltimore Ravens that jeopardized the Steelers’ playoff chances


Sweaty 350 pound men and beautiful women can have the same effect on I.M. Windee


The Downside of Life

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Living will lead to your death.


This cure, even if it heals you, will eventually lead to your death


-I.M. Windee (after reading yet another qualification on a medication and realizing the proposition of mortality)

“Day By Day”

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

 May we all get a bit closer to and emulate whomever is in charge


Day by day
Day by day
Oh Dear Lord
Three things I pray
To see thee more clearly
Love thee more dearly
Follow thee more nearly
Day by day

-”Day by Day” is a song from the 1972 musical Godspell

Football and War

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

 Football is war by other means.

-I.M. Windee

Brussel Sprouts

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

I.M. Windee dislikes brussel sprouts more than this girl


“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.”

-P. J. O’Rourke


“We kids feared many things in those days – werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sunday School – but they all paled in comparison with Brussels sprouts.”

-Dave Barry, Miami Herald Columnist
‘Dave Barry’s Bad Habits’ (1987)


“Brussel sprouts suck and should be outlawed.”

-I.M. Windee

Tom Clancy, R.I.P.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

 Tom Clancy, who died yesterday, understood the long-term good that writing could provide


”Literature means a hundred years after you’re dead they make kids read you in high school. I’m in the entertainment business, like John D. MacDonald, Jack Higgins and Freddie Forsyth. Our mission is to take people away from driving trucks or fixing toilets or whatever they do, away from their drudgery. That’s a good enough purpose for any man.”

-The author Tom Clancy, in an interview with The New York Times in 1988.


Sunday, August 11th, 2013

One of the great places to find revisionist history is an obituary


 Resumes and obituaries are no place for honesty.

-I.M. Windee

Being Saved From Saviors

Thursday, May 9th, 2013


Deliver me, Lord, from those who are trying to save me.

-Greg Maguire, R.I.P. (as conveyed by Ed Maguire)