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Enjoy the Game

Ray’s Daily

October 12, 2018


Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

Michael Jordan


As I spend more time with folks older than I am; many who have an infirmity that slows them down, I realize the value of losing gracefully. While many of us are so competitive we are disappointed if we fail to win these people have an appreciation of the game itself.

It is the opportunity to play and interact with others that adds pleasure to their days. We all need the company of others to prevent loneliness and isolation. There is joy inherent in playing together, oh and by the way winning once in a while is fun too.

Here is a short poem describes the kind of plyers I like.

      A Smile

  Poet Unknown

 Let others cheer the winning man,

There’s one I hold worthwhile;

‘Tis he who does the best he can,

Then loses with a smile.


Beaten he is, but not to stay

Down with the rank and file;

That man will win some other day,

Who loses with a smile.


Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.

Mike Singletary


Introducing the Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge software: B.O.O.K.

BOOK is a revolutionary technological breakthrough: no wires, no electric currents, no batteries. Nothing to be connected or switched on. So easy to use, even a child can operate it! Compact, portable, it can be used anywhere — even on a beach, yards from a power point. Yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc! Here’s how it works:

BOOK is constructed of literally hundreds of sequentially numbered sheets of paper (recyclable), each capable of holding thousands of bits of information. The pages are locked together with a custom fit device (a “binder”) which maintains each sheet in its correct sequence.

Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows the manufacturer to utilize BOTH sides of each sheet, thus doubling information density while cutting costs. Sheets are scanned optically, registering information directly to the brain — the most efficient interface yet developed! And simple: a flick of a finger takes you to the next sheet! BOOK may be taken up at any time and used merely by opening it!

BOOK never crashes or requires rebooting. The “browse” feature permits you to move instantly to any single sheet, AND move forward and backward as you wish. Forget scrolling arrows or multiple key commands! BOOK often comes with an “index” feature which pinpoints the exact sheet location of any selected information for instant retrieval.

An optional “BOOKmark” accessory allows you to open book at THE EXACT PLACE YOU LEFT IT IN A PREVIOUS SESSION … even if BOOK has been closed!

Best of all, BOOKmarks fit universal design standards …any BOOKmark can be used in any BOOK by any manufacturer!

A brand new BOOKmark can even be used in a BOOK that predates it by months, even years!

Should you wish to store numerous views in a single book, multiple BOOKmarks can be used.

You also have the option to make personal notes next to BOOK text entries with an optional programming tool, Portable Erasable-Nib Cryptic Intercommunication Language Stylus (PENCILS).

Portable, durable, and affordable, BOOK is being hailed as the precursor of a new information-delivery wave. BOOK’s appeal is so certain that thousands of self-employed content creators (like me) have committed to the platform, and edit technicians are evaluating their submissions.


“Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun’s shining or not.”

Marty Robbins


A little girl says, “Daddy, I wish I had a little sister.”

Trying to be funny, the daddy says “Honey, you do have a sister. You just don’t see her because when you are coming in the front door, she is always leaving through the back door.”

The little girl thought about this and remarked, “You mean like my other Daddy does?”


Take my advice, I don’t use it anyway.


The businessman dragged himself home and barely made it to his chair before he dropped exhausted. His sympathetic wife was right there with a tall cool drink and a comforting word.  “My, you look tired,” she said.  “You must have had a hard day today.  What happened to make you so exhausted?”

“It was terrible,” her husband said.  “The computer broke down and all of us had to do our own thinking.”


There is no They, Only Us.



As a Delta Air Lines jet was flying over Arizona on a clear day, the copilot was providing his passengers with a running commentary about landmarks over the PA system.

“Coming up on the right, you can see the Meteor Crater, which is a major tourist attraction in northern Arizona. It was formed when a lump of nickel and iron, roughly 150 feet in diameter and weighing 300,000 tons, struck the earth at about 40,000 miles an hour, scattering white-hot debris for miles in every direction. The hole measures nearly a mile across and is 570 feet deep.”

From the cabin, a passenger was heard to exclaim, “Wow! It just missed the highway!”


At the marriage counselor’s office, the woman complained, “What’s-his-name here says I don’t give him enough attention.”


Mother:  “Why are you home from school so early?”

Son:  “I was the only one who could answer a question.”

Mother:  “Oh, really?  What was the question?”

Son:  “Who threw the eraser at the principal?”


Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.

Sai Baba


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.

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