Robert Brault is a free-lance writer and author of five books: Reflections, Short Thoughts for the Long Haul, Round Up the Usual Subjects, The Second Collection and Thoughts on Art and Artists. He has contributed to magazines and newspapers in the USA for over 40 years.
A commuter tie-up consists of you — and people who for some reason won’t use public transit.
A holiday cocktail party is where every year you have the same conversation with the same person about who you both still are.
And I, I took the road less traveled by. I was using a GPS system.
A painting is what you make of it, besides which, ‘Moon, Weeping’ has a better ring to it than ‘Paintbrush, Dripping.’
As a general guideline, the fewer the words, the truer the words — an example being the words, “This is an opportunity you can’t afford to pass up,” where three fewer are usually truer.
As a general guideline, there are always as many political parties as there are ways the public can be misrepresented.”
As a great sage once said to me, “Listen if you’re an apple, don’t try to be an orange. It can lead to a life of fruitlessness.
Blogs seem to have two magnetic poles, one attracting friends, the other repulsing relatives.
I’d like to say, on behalf of all us lifelong doubters, that we’re a bit overwhelmed these days, there being so much information that needs to be doubted.
I have found, when judging people, that it’s best to wait until morning and judge them on the evidence of a good night’s sleep.
It is a shame when people of shared values form an allegiance and then proceed to sacrifice their values to the allegiance.
It is never too late, which is too bad, because it would get an awful lot of people started.
It is rare that we achieve happiness by increasing our supply of something that has nothing to do with it.
It is said that not all who wander are lost, which has always struck me as not getting the most out of wandering.
I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.
Marriage is nature’s way of ensuring that a woman picks up some mothering experience before she has her first child.
No matter what your complaint, there is a number to call where you will be told that you are the first person ever to complain about it.
One thing social networking has made possible is the application of mob psychology without having to assemble a mob.
One thing you can learn from your dog is when to go lie under the dining room table and await developments.
Overheard on Judgment Day: “You did WHAT in My name?”
Sometimes you have to remove the clutter from your life to realize that you need the clutter.
There’s a chance, of course, that the person who always gives you a disapproving look actually approves of you but doesn’t have a look to go with it.
There is no daily chore so trivial that it cannot be made important by skipping it two days running.
Today’s thought question: “What are the chances that the reason you were born was to leave everything just the way it is?”
What would I appreciate to mark my passing? Perhaps a brief memorial and a small reception afterwards where people remark on how good the squash casserole is.
You just hope that a politician who claims to know what you deserve is better informed on other subjects.