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Friday, September 25, 2015

Kirk Douglas: First shall be last

Kirk Douglas in 1969  (Public Domain)
No matter how important we seem to be, life often reminds us that the first shall be last (and, equitably, vice versa).

Kirk Douglas recently received one such reminder firsthand.  When the high school that he graduated from inaugurated inductees into its new hall of fame, Douglas wasn’t one of them.   In fact, he wasn’t even in the running.

Who did make the cut at Amsterdam High School in upstate New York?  ABC News reports that, in most cases, the community-selected nominees were “star athletes for the school.”

Nevertheless, Douglas can rest assured that probably none of these nominees have, or ever will, “receive three Academy Award Nominations.”

Such is life:  the great balancer.


Copyright September 25, 2015 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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