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Marlinton Mayor’s Corner


Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.

I once heard it said, the only person who likes change is a baby with a wet diaper.

If things were not supposed to change, why do we have such natural ability to create and/or adapt to change?

Recognizing change is dangerous.

To not change can be even more dangerous. The best way to change is before you have to.

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. Remember, when you are through changing, you will be through.

Progress is a nice word. Everything is found as a process of change. If humankind had not changed, we would be sitting in the mouth of our cave in the evenings, trying to create a spark to start a fire.

But, change has its enemies.

I suppose, all great changes are preceded by chaos.

Many years ago, I had an old friend and mentor in Elkins. His name was D. Edwin Fletcher and one time he said to me, “Sam, you will find out, you just don’t know much until you’re about fifty.”

I believed him then, and I have thought about it a thousand times since.

In our day, a Facebook specialist with pink hair is accepted as credible.

Teenagers, in all due respect, are suddenly experts on gun regulation.

Elon Musk talks about a high-speed railroad (underground) from coast to coast, and he is proclaimed a genius and forward thinking.

Wonder how big of a ditch that would require?

It is a strange time indeed.

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