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BOOMER MARRIAGE: INTENTIONS AND ACTION

Two Men Talk It Out

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Man 1: Intentions leave too much undone. If you intend to do something you might do it, you might not.

Man 2: (boomerpdx reporter): Results matter?

1: That’s all that matters. Everything else is bull$hit.

2: Git ‘er done? That what you mean?

1: Either do something or not, don’t start whining about trying to do this or trying to do that.

2: Intentions pave the way?

1: The way to a sniveling end of nothing. Try, try, try again. If you were any good at what you’re trying to do, you’d do it and be done.

2: Here’s a question: Why did the poet write a second poem? [Read More…]

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