Benjamin Franklin stopped by my office the other day to talk about this week’s presidential inauguration.
Don’t scoff. People claim to see UFOs all the time. Other people hold séances to talk to the spirit of their great Aunt Hildegarde. I talk to the Founding Fathers. Play along, OK?
As many of you know, I don’t like the idea of New Year’s resolutions. We have good intentions when we make them, but by the end of January, we’re back to doing whatever bad habit we had resolved to stop doing.
We have don’t real heroes much anymore.
We look up to athletes, who really haven’t done anything other than score touchdowns and hit home runs. We worship actors, who get millions to pretend they are someone else for our entertainment. We admire singers for doing something lots of ordinary folks are capable of doing almost as well.
I recently read a story online titled “How smart are animals?”
The author of this story concluded that animals are, in fact, very smart. The story told of chimps who had learned sign language, dolphins who recognized commands in English and a dog who could do simple math.