[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. VI-15] We’ll all stick together in all kinds of weather

The line given here is one of the lines in the University of Nebraska school song “Dear Old Nebraska U.” It was quite applicable about more than just Nebraska yesterday, and points out my loyalty to individuals and entities that are salient to me.

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[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. VI-7] If only X were different…

What ifs often seem to say “If only X happened, then…”

And it often appears in sports. If only that one play happened, we would have won!

But if one thing in the past changes, then everything from that point is liable to also change.

For example, if Northwestern had put points on the board after stopping Penn State at the game’s start today, or if the interception had not been nullified by a foil, would the outcome, or at least the flow, of the game had changed?

Probably not, but sports events can sometimes turn on a dime.

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Before You Were Born

Ten years ago, my family took a vacation in Boston. One of the restaurants that we visited was Durgin-Park, and their tagline says “Established Before You Were Born.” It must have been established prior to 1900, in that case.

Well, both yesterday and today, “before you were born” might apply to my personal situations… on either end of the spectrum.

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