You never know what you gonna get. Life is also known to be like: a box of crayons, a park, a taxi, the surf, falling in love, a bowl of cherries, or a slideshow.
Here’s my favorite:
Life is like an old-time rail journey—delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.
Gordon B. Hinckley, former president of the Mormon Church, author of “Standing for Something” and other books.
Oops! The website where I found the quote had the attribution wrong. The quote is actually from Jenkins Lloyd Jones, a newspaper columnist. It was quoted by President Hinckley in a speech. My apologies to Mr. Jones!
i think mr. jones will forgive you :)
There’s also Tom Lehrer’s take: “Life is like a sewer… what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.”
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The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.
A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.
For various occupations, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant.
These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.