Tom Garrett

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Some people are born with a natural sense of humor, Part 2

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I’ve already told you about Roger, one of the NCOs in my small outfit overseas in England. Roger had a knack for saying the right thing at the right time — and usually breaking everyone up with it.

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Some people are born with a natural sense of humor

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There is nothing as valuable on this stress-ridden planet as a man or woman with a natural sense of humor, someone who brings a smile to today and makes yesterday a thing to smile about. I’ve known a few people like that in my life, and I’d like to tell you about two of them.

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Sometimes the harder we try the more foolish we look, Part 2

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I left off last week where my National Guard outfit had arrived at Otis AFB, found it had one more company-size mess hall than it needed and turned the extra one into a break room equipped with a TV set.

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Sometimes the harder we try the more foolish we look

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I’ve already told you the funniest thing I’ve have ever seen in my life, which was me trying very hard to be smart and ending up doing the dumbest thing I’ve ever done — and the funniest. I’ve already told you about it, but I’ll do a quick repeat so that I can get to numbers two, three and four.

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Living for 80 years means a lot more today than it used to – Part III

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Last week I warned you that you might think I was out of my mind when you read what I have to say about what may going to happen to information technology — and when.

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Living for 80 years means a lot more today than it used to, Part II

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Last week we talked about how even the most wild-eyed science-fiction fan back in 1939 would not have dared to predict that some of the changes we have seen in recent years arrive here so soon.

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Living for 80 years means a lot more today than it used to

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As of last week I have lived 82 years. That’s not so unusual; many people live that long or longer, but living that long is different from what it was in the past. We live in a world of accelerating change.

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Another birthday coming up

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You are reading this, God willing, on Feb. 28, 2014, but I wrote it on the evening of Dec. 24, 2013, the evening before the day of the birth of Our Lord and a time, I felt, for reflection and a counting of blessings because my birthday was coming up soon.

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Meditation is not for all of us

I’ve always believed that since we’re all different it’s only natural that we like different things, but I also believe there’s a natural overlap among us, and when someone says he hates something other people seem to love, he may be missing out on a good thing.

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A promise is a promise – sometimes, Part 2

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Last week, I left off at the point where George Dasch and Pete Burger had landed on a Long Island beach as part of a four-man German sabotage team.

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