This website is devoutly dedicated to all of Larry's friends and associates, both early and late, who have influenced and mentored him. However, it also should be noted that, being who they are, a majority of them have been late most of the time.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


The Presidential election was heating up, and  some grade school children were showing an interest.

The teacher decided that having an election for a class president would be a good civics lesson.

The students would choose the nominees.

The nominees would make campaign speeches, and the class then would vote.

There were many nominations. Sam and Sadie were picked as finalists. Both were good kids.

The day arrived for them to make their speeches.

Sam went first. He had specific ideas about how to make the class a better place, and promised to do his very best. Everyone applauded.

Then Sadie spoke. He said, "If you will vote for me, I will give everybody ice cream."

The class went wild, screaming, "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream!".

Sam didn't say anything more. He didn't have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? Sadie didn't know.

Would her parents buy it, or would the class pay for it? Sadie didn't know.

The class really didn't care. They just wanted ice cream.

Sam was forgotten.

Sadie won by a landslide.

Sometimes, elections are like that.

So, when we vote, let's  do so on the basis of positive principles and not on puffed-up promises and platitudes.

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