The most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.
  —  William Thackeray
On This Day In:
2013 Unbending
2012 Simple Sayings
2011 Wupped Again?
2010 3 and 1…
Musical Notes…
Doubt Tries…
Northwest Passages – Evening Two
The Beierly’s Web Site


To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you’re overdoing it.
  —   J. Jenkins
On This Day In:
2013 The Courage To Remake The World
2012 Minor Gifts
2011 I Love It When A Plan Comes Together…
2010 Eloquence
Cleaning the Chalk Board

Here’s One…

My way of joking is to tell the truth.  It’s the funniest joke in the world.
  —  George Bernard Shaw
On This Day In:
2013 Non-Fungible Commodities
2012 Hope And Tears
2011 Just Long Enough
Meaningful Thoughts

Be R-E-L-E-V-A-N-T

Take this mnemonic device to heart: Risk, Experiment, Listen and learn, Engage, Value, have an Attitude of gratitude, say No to negativity, and invest Time.
  —  Steve Kayser
From the article:  “Baby Boomers Risk Irrelevance in the Workplace
[Located at one of the many blogs I follow: http://www.govexec.com
The specific post was:   http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/06/baby-boomers-risk-irrelevance-workplace/87070/?oref=govexec_today_nl
  --   KMAB]
On This Day In:
2013 Lacking
2012 So Small A Thing
2011 Is Your Time Valuable?
1.  Thou shall not attack the person’s character, but the argument.  (Ad hominem)
2.  Thou shall not misrepresent or exaggerate a person’s argument in order to make them easier to attack.  (Straw man fallacy)
3.  Thou shall not use small numbers to represent the whole.  (Hasty generalization)
4.  Thou shall not argue thy position by assuming one of its premises is true.  (Begging the question)
5.  Thou shall not claim that because something occurred before, it must be the cause.  (Post Hoc/False cause)
6.  Thou shall not reduce the argument down to two possibilities.  (False dichotomy)
7.  Thou shall not argue that because of our ignorance, claim must be true or false.  (Ad ignorantum)
8.  Thou shall not lay the burden of proof onto him that is questioning the claim.  (Burden of proof reversal)
9.  Thou shall not assume “this” follows “that” when it has no logical connection.  (Non sequitur)
10.  Thou shall not claim that because a premise is popular, therefore it must be true.  (Bandwagon fallacy)
[No particular reason for posting these...  They are available from multiple web-sites...  I just find them interesting to review every now and then.  --  KMAB]
On This Day In:
2013 Sociology Of The Future
2012 1010
There In The Sunshine
2011 Not Enough Time
When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.
    —  William James
On This Day In:
2013 Still Happens
2012 Possessing Eternity
2011 I Thought We Were Talking About Afghanistan

And Yet I Still Study

The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.
  —  Percy Bysshe Shelley
On This Day In:
2013 Use Your Own
2012 Strengthen Freedom
2011 Attrition = A Lack Of Imagination
2010 Mind The Fire, Love

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