Author: Allan G. Smorra

In 2014 I retired after 46 years in the Electrical Trade. I spent my last 15 years working on the Golden Gate Bridge. Join me in this next phase of life as I write about, and photograph, the world around me.

Man has made some machines that can answer questions provided the facts are profusely stored in them, but we will never be able to make a machine that will ask questions. The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer.
—Thomas J. Watson

Bad is never good until worse happens.
—Danish Proverb

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most. —Al Capp

Blast From the Past — 1937

This month I have gathered some news articles from the same year. We will take a look at the lighter side of life—and some gritty facts of life—in 1937. Today we have a Twofer, clips from two different newspapers, published three days apart at the start of the new year. The U.S. economy was stronger than…

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. —Carl Sandburg


Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. —David Searls

I always admired atheists. I think it takes a lot of faith. —Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Seoul Mates, 1991

So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
—Peter Drucker

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