Trolls, Public Opinion and Conscience

Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST. - F.Z.

rufferto Sun, 03/06/2016 - 02:23


How this happened

Barry --

I'm about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.

I want you to know that this wasn't fate, and it wasn't an accident. You made this happen.

You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn't easy, you pressed forward.

I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started.

rufferto Tue, 11/06/2012 - 03:38
Sadly only 59 candles

John Hughes - was the man who defined Chicago for me while I lived there.

February 18, 1950 - August 6, 2009

rufferto Thu, 08/06/2009 - 18:23
Yes We Can!

Barry --

I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.

We just made history.

And I don't want you to forget how we did it.

You made history every single day during this campaign -- every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.

rufferto Tue, 11/04/2008 - 18:29
Sad unfunny day

George Carlin - comedian who also spoke for a generation.

May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008

rufferto Sun, 06/22/2008 - 18:42
Your call is very important to us...Part 4

Part four in a series. Part three is here.

Here's a new twist I found on customer service. A certain satellite television provide advertises on their web site that they have "Better Customer Service for All" and on their contact page it says "Superior Customer Service". So can you guess what it is like to call them?

rufferto Sat, 03/03/2007 - 23:07
One Of Those Days

Maybe God was punishing me last Friday. It wasn't Friday the 13th. At least not on any calendars with which I'm familiar. And I don't think I've offended any witch doctors or voodoo queens. Sometimes I think that when I have extra cash, my house or my car can smell it. Still that doesn't explain everything that went south.

rufferto Tue, 08/01/2006 - 22:44


It's not my job.

As an entrepreneur I learned to hate these words. But I never thought I'd hear them in my home from my kids. Yet my son said this the other day when asked to do something. Apparently what I asked him to do was something his sister usually does ergo it wasn't his job.

rufferto Tue, 07/18/2006 - 22:40
Weaning and Whining

People can give new meanings to words. Weaning is usually used to describe the process of convincing a baby to give up breast feeding. But being a father and an observer of human behaviors has led me to the conclusion that weaning is a life long process. I'm not suggesting that it takes a lifetime to give up suckling a breast, and many men never do. I am suggesting that "giving up" is a process that continues throughout growth and development. In fact, you could say that we are ultimately weaned from the tit of life itself.

rufferto Sat, 07/15/2006 - 22:38