+++++++++++ Bittersweet +++++++++++
I have always admired The Machine's Pump that Carl Finch writes on the Brave Combo site.  It
is a combination of newsletter, journal, and philosophical statement.  It is my intent to do
something like that here.  Many of my friends don't know that I had a local newspaper column
back in the seventies.  Most of these appeared in the now defunct Denton County Enterprise,
but several also appeared in the Denton Record Chronicle and in the Clarksville Times - my
hometown newspaper.  This is a work in progress that I will get back to when time permits
Ah, my deare angrie Lord,
Since thou dost love, yet strike;
Cast down, yet help afford;
Sure I will do the like.

I will complain, yet praise;
I will bewail, approve:
And all my sowre-sweet dayes
I will lament, and love.
The name of my column, Bittersweet, came from
a poem written by George Herbert (1593-1633).
Short discourses from various sources
relating to man and his Maker.
For people like you with nothing to do
but read another newspaper.
If you read this   
carefully, you will
find out that I
have repeated
myself from time
to time.  As an
old guy past 70, I
have certainly
earned that right.
There is a time gap here that was caused by various
happenings beyond my control.  When I retire in 2013,
I will have no more excuses.  Looking forward to that.