How Smart I Used To Be

Graduating Class

I used to be quite a bit smarter
I feel it whenever I’m stressed
For seizures have mangled some brain cells
And old age has taken the rest

I think I was once a Rhodes Scholar
And I won a Nobel one Fall –
I’m pretty sure I was once smarter
But now I just cannot recall

Popper’s Guide to Con-Men

Karl Popper
Karl Popper.

Popper’s Guide to Con-Men is
Still valuable today:
For people like to play with truth
In what they do and say

If something can’t be verified
By some method explicit,
You’re better off to mistrust it
Or out-and-out dismiss it