Knowledge & Wisdom

Knowing a tomato is a fruit is knowledge. Knowing NOT to use a tomato in a fruit salad is wisdom.
there are two aspects to the food industry that are near impossible to maintain.1. consistency in the food.2. consistency in service.
About 50 years ago my father noted that a cornerstone to the success of a Howard Johnsons (put link here) or a McDonalds is that no matter which one you went to anywhere in the country you knew beforehand exactly what you would get, both in service and in food.
The secret to their success was NOT that they had ‘the best’, but they had ‘the known’.
this made it’s point very clear to me when I traveled to Poland. upon crossing the border into eastern Europe at the german/czech republic border – people were pulled from the car.
We were so shaken up the first commercial sign we saw was a McDonalds. we stopped longing for something familiar, not for something great. The ironic part is the mcdonalds on the czek republics border does not have familiar items on their menu.


good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement.

don’t squander time, it’s the stuff that life is made of.

the day will come when the memory brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes.

Old age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.

The purpose of art is to elicit emotion.

When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make wordsmean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”

“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

“Let my soul not enter into their council; Let not my glory be united with their assembly; Because in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they lamed oxen.

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