S1 E138 — The Inscrutable Paradox of Tom Petty and Joan Irvine’s Estates

Listen, Zahn I realize these pithy sayings can be inscrutable from time to time, but what the hell?  Like my dear old pappy would say, you know what a paradox is, right?

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Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 138 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 20th day of December in winter of 2019.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: To see the world how it is, lift the lenses you’re looking through and take off the filters and rules you’ve superimposed.” Leo

Evidence  

Christmas decoration is almost complete.  I’m working on my outside chores, because living in California means you can congregate around the patio bar and fire pit.

Oh, and you do everything that’s humanly possible not to get in an argument about the current President and his administration. 

Unless the Santa Ana winds howl at 50 mph blowing the festive red and green decorations against our neighbors block wall. 

At least we’d have something else to talk about — Climate Change.

A few years back my and Emma the Baroness’ father-in-law asked the immediate two or three relatives surrounding him at our Christmas dining room table if we did the same thing he did living in Montana.  

What he meant was he read the paper and he spent more time scrolling through the obituaries to see if he knew anybody.  

We were all too young and who beside the Baroness and I still get a paper delivered?  

But, now I note stories describing how Tom Petty’s wife and daughters have reached an agreement in separate suits about the proceeds of his estate.

And, if that’s not all there’s the obituary about Joan Irvine — known to locals as the bitch of Orange County or as one of the most revered patrons. 

Her family owned the ranch from which most of the county’s development sprung.  

When I moved to Corona del Mar my landlord told the story about the Spanish owners saying anyone who could sail around a parcel could buy it.  

Her grandfather or great-grandfather put a sail on his wagon and claimed the ranch, my landlord said. 

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Listen, Zahn I realize these pithy sayings can be inscrutable from time to time, but what the hell?  Like my dear old pappy would say, you know what a paradox is, right?  

Two M.D.s and right behind that not even waiting for the “da dum de dum” he’d follow  it up with  paradigms? 

Can’t even make a call from a pay phone with two dimes — mostly because there aren’t any left.  

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “There’s paradox in wanting, as want motivates you while also limiting you.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Yup, you could say that about my motivation, McQueen.  I get that without calling any family doctors.

“4”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Maybe you’re tired of the way things are.  Or maybe you’re inspired by who you want to be. You’re determined to create something different.” Aries

Maybe what’s been going on as we enter the holiday season has gotten me down, too.

Wow, you guys.  Your TauBit of Wisdom ranks right up there with the best of all time, given what’s happening to our country.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: To see the world how it is, lift the lenses you’re looking through and take off the filters and rules you’ve superimposed.” Leo

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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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