Graduation, presidents, hockey and Florida

Published 9:15 am Thursday, June 5, 2008

Random thoughts:

In church on Sunday, the graduating seniors were all in attendance and the gospel was about choices. I thought what a great topic as all of the graduates are sure coming up on making some big choices over the next few years.

I want to take this time to say good luck on making the right choices graduates.

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Here is a poem that has always been one of my favorites about choices.

It is called “The Road Not Taken.”

It is by Robert Frost.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Presidential campaign

I do not like the fact that we have to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to find a president. I really do not think that the Founding Fathers would have wanted it the way it has played out. I would think that we as a country could find a better way to spend that much money.

Stanley Cup

If you have not watched any of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins, you are missing some great hockey. Tune in to this great series.

Who needs Florida?

I think Florida needs a political time out! It should not get to vote in the next two elections because of the 2000 election and now again this year.

Wacky weather

Is summer supposed to start soon? One day it is raining, the next it is 40 degrees, the next day sunny and 75. Pick a lane, Mother Nature.

Tribune Publisher Scott Schmeltzer’s column appears every Thursday.