Author Archives: B. Trout

I’m Sorry! That’s What I Meant to Say!

She was very pleasant on the phone!  Her smile and courtesy reflected in her voice as she sweetly explained the whole procedure to a customer.  Then young receptionist said, “You’re quite welcome!” in response to an obvious hearty “thank you” … Continue reading

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Chief!

Who comes to mind when you think about the world’s most successful coach?  A lot of big names impress us, particularly in the National Football League and for good reason.  It’s tough to win in the NFL and names like … Continue reading

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Glorious Pistorius!

It reads like a movie pitch.  A double-amputee Olympic runner who supposedly guns down his girlfriend by accident on none other than Valentine’s Day.  As the movie dawns on the screen, a beat up 1959 Peugeot convertible rolls up to … Continue reading

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You Gotta Believe!

“For the want of a nail, a shoe was lost. For the want of shoe, a horse was lost. For the want of a horse, a rider was lost. For the want of a rider, a message was lost. For … Continue reading

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I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke!

A company as large as Coca-Cola cannot avoid some type of controversy now and then.  For instance, when Coke launched its ad campaign in China, the slogan “Coke Adds Life!” was translated into “Coke brings your ancestors back from the … Continue reading

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Unsocial Insecurity!

Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935 which was approved by the U.S. Congress as a part of a series of domestic programs known as the New Deal. Social Security was initially designed as a … Continue reading

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The 2013 Darwins Are Out ??? Or Are They?

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine sent me a link for the Darwin award winners for 2013 entitled “The 2013 Darwin Awards Are Out!”  Being a fan of the Darwin Awards for the past 20 years, I clicked … Continue reading

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Redskins say “UGG!”

“Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;” When Shakespeare wrote Romeo and … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Again!

It’s that time of year, when the sun is low in the sky, the weather colder, and spirits are a little higher as we celebrate Christmas.  Whether you associate the holiday with Jesus Christ, Santa Claus, or the Roman week … Continue reading

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Split Second Into Eternity!

Fifty years ago, the world was stunned with the news of a heinous homicide that haunts many of us to this day–  the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  Throughout the last fifty years, many tried to explain what exactly … Continue reading

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