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July 30, 2012


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Camille Minichino

My advice to you, Michael: write more opinion essays!

And I'm going to try your grandfather's advice, for today at least. I've never regretted NOT saying something, whereas . . .

Susan Shea

Michael, Your grandfather sounds like quite a guy. The thesaurus inscription is a treasure. Thanks for sharing!

Michael A. Black

Thanks, Camille and Susan. Yeah, I wish I'd spent more time with my grandfather and listened to him more. I guess that's why hindsight's twenty-twenty. Sometimes we don't realize how wise and precious people are until we lose them.


Your grandfather had some great advice, and you make an excellent point about unsolicited advice. I've found it's usually better not to offer any, but if you're going to do it, it's best to take the person aside for a one-on-one discussion.


Love your grandfather's advice... and isn't it sad that the older we get, the *more* advice we have to share, and the *less* anyone wants to hear it! :-/ Such is life in the U.S.A. (and probably elsehwere as well).

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