Before Franklin flew his kite..

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Youth is an exceptionally wonderful thing, so wonderful in fact that George Bernard Shaw saw fit to provide the world with the quote; “Youth is wasted on the young.”

Which of course now begs to bring up the question; “Who was George Bernard Shaw?

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George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays.

He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems with a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable.

Issues which engaged Shaw’s attention included education, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.

entertainment demands

Believe it or not, there was life before smart phones captured America’s youth.


Before I-pads, cell phones and computers, before television, and even before radio, people, especially young folks, found creative ways to entertain themselves and each other, …

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..and in the process learned some very useful social skills.

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Of course there might possibly be something to be said for the (millennium generations) fascination with smart phones, albeit at seventy-three years of age it hasn’t penetrated my old noggin as yet.

a kiss at sunset

So I guess I’ll stick with the good old days.

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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