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THE OVERTON PARK 9 - A GOOD WALK NOT SPOILED

Mark Twain once called golf, “a good walk spoiled.”  But were he around today and played a round at the new Overton Park 9, he might just change his mind. 

THREE SCORE AND TEN!

Three score and ten years ago today, I was born.  If you do the Lincoln math, you know that means that as of today, I am 70 years old.  Not 70 years young, 70 years old!  

When they start substituting the word “young” for “old” in birthday greetings, it means you are old. 

WATERGATE WAS THE BIGGEST CONTROVERSY OF ITS TIME. NOW IT WOULD BE NORMALIZED.

Nearly 50 years ago, in 1974, Richard Nixon was forced to resign as president because he had been caught on tape.

Ironically, it was a tape recording he had made himself when he, in effect, bugged his own office.  

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RETURN TO RIVER CITY

My wife and I are spending a few days this week in New York City to celebrate our 41st anniversary.  Last night, we returned to River City. 

REMEMBERING ARGUING WITH MY DEAR FRIEND JOHN

We met over 50 years ago, and immediately got into an argument.  He was a member of the White Station High School Debate Team.  I was a member of the Frayser High School Debate Team.  We squared off against one another in a speech tournament at old Messick High School, vigorously arguing an issue of American foreign policy.

I can’t recall who won.  I am sure my friend thought he did.  I thought I clearly won.  We probably had an argument about that right after the debate.