This week El Cabrero is combing through Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac in search of wisdom, wit and entertainment. As is the case with the work of many of the founders, quite a bit of his work holds up pretty well. Enjoy. And for less witty links and comments about current events, scroll on down.
Here's one for anybody who has had company overstay their welcome:
Fish and visitors stink in three days.
(I'm not sure that's always the case, but sometimes it doesn't take three days for either.)
But Poor Richard often pointed out that our biggest problems weren't caused by others but by ourselves:
He that composes himself
is wiser than he that composes books.
Who has deceiv'd thee as oft as thy self?
He that won't be counsell'd, can't be help'd.
TRUTH SQUAD. Media Matters is exposing misinformation about unions, workers, and the Employee Free Choice Act.
INDULGENCES (of the religious variety) are making a comeback.
HEALTH CARE COSTS now exceed $8,100 per person in the US.
DON'T FORGET RECESS. Play and nature time is important for children's learning.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED