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MOORE MIND MUSINGS for September 12, 2021


This weekend we honored the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US. Writers and commentators naturally felt obligated to comment on the anniversary and the attacks. In a world where there is an endless number of column inches to fill in newspapers, the internet, and the broadcast media, it seems like the same thing was said and said and said and said. I don’t write that pejoratively; it just is.

But one thing those pundits don’t do each anniversary is to tell you something perhaps more important. And it’s this. . . .

Take a minute or two and do something our busy and noisy world does not often allow: simply think of what this Anniversary means to you. Just that. And think of the things that truly matter.

Quote to Ponder:

There is a considerable amount of intellectual tyranny in the name of science.

  –Richard Feynman

A Flurry of Facts

  • More children have died from being shot in Chicago (280) than have died from COVID (214) in the entire US in 2021 (Source: Chicago Police and CDC)

  • For the 5 years preceding July 2021 it was safer for Americans to live in Afghanistan than Chicago, NY, Detroit, Philadelphia, and other major US cities.

  • Speaking of the unvaccinated: it is estimated (US Border Patrol) that at least 30% of the illegal aliens crossing our borders in 2021 (and being released into the country) have COVID.

  • A UCAL study (a team led by Dr. Tracy Hoeg) has found that teenage boys are 6 times more likely to suffer hospitalization from cardiac myocarditis from being vaccinated than they are to contract from COVID).

  • Wholesale prices soared in August 8.3%, the highest since the Labor Dept started tracking inflation data (and 12.7% in the last 12 months)

  • Success to Significance September 12th

  • This is the week that we have waited for. We become grandparents on Tuesday, September 14th. Now, we join the throngs of friends that have shown their inner joy, especially on Facebook and in their Christmas letters.

    As we write this, my calendar shouts out IT”S Grandparents Day. On Grandparents Day, we remember special grandparents with some of our favorite quotes. Whether they go by Grandma and Grandpa, Meemaw and Peepaw, or even the newly minted Lotta and Papa Rico, you are worth celebrating.

      And it’s not just us saying it — throughout the centuries, countless proverbs and quotations have expressed the importance of grandparents in our lives and the need to cherish their wisdom, experience and love.

    We dedicate this newsletter to all those doting g-parents as we cross the threshold into a new chapter. Here are the most delightful quotes that we have hung on for years.

    • Grandchildren are the dessert of life. They finish off life like a spectacular meal.

    • The best parents get promoted to grandparents.

    • What children need most are the essentials grandparents can provide in abundance-unconditional love, patience, kindness, comfort, a sense of laughter, creativity….and of course…drum lessons and learning to twirl.

    • The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they share the same enemy!

    • Perfect love does not exist until grandchildren are born. Welsh Proverb

    • Grandfathers are just antique little boys.

    • My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she turned sixty. She’s ninety seven now and no one knows where the heck she is. Ellen DeGeneres

    • When Grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. Ogden Nash

    • I miss my Grandfather to this day: his long whiskery eyebrows, his huge hands and hugs, his warmth, his prayers, his stories, but above all, his shining example of how to live and how to die. Bear Grylls

    Favorite Podcast of the Week:David Saad, former Olympian in Judo representing Lebanon and software entrepreneur was on our Legends Show. Enjoy hearing about David’s approach to life and work….don’t just win, but dominate!  This is one powerful podcast to share.


    Quote Worth Pondering about Grandparents That Became Significant– Sometimes i just look at the sky and smile and say you are still here with me in my heart.

    May you continue to move your life from ordinary to extraordinary.     Rick

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