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Even In Our Sleep

He who learns must suffer, and, even in our sleep, pain, which cannot forget, falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.
  —  Aeschylus
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On This Day In:
2013 Passion Is Always Personal
2012 And You Are?
2011 Innate Talent

The Flower Of Light

Solara: Have you ever thought that maybe you were lost?
Eli: Nope.
Solara: Well, how do you know that you’re walking in the right direction?
Eli: I walk by faith, not by sight.
Solara: [sighs] What does that mean?
Eli: It means that you know something even if you don’t know something.
Solara: That doesn’t make any sense.
Eli: It doesn’t have to make sense.  It’s faith, it’s faith.  It’s the flower of light in the field of darkness that’s giving me the strength to carry on.  You understand?
Solara: Is that from your book?
Eli: No, it’s, uh, Johnny Cash, Live at Folsom Prison.
[This dialogue is from the movie: "The Book Of Eli".  Eli is played by Denzel Washington and Solara is played by Mila Kunis.  --  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Eye Catching
2012 The Holstee Manifesto
2011 Three Crooners For The Shower
The Soldier’s Faith
Vacation, Books And Lots Of Movies

Just Support

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
    —  Abraham Lincoln
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On This Day In:
2013 Wandering Free
2012 Contribute = Paying Taxes
2011 How Will You Be Judged?
Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
    —  Gilbert K. Chesterton
[For those of you who are unaware - and I suspect most of you still are - today marks the 5th anniversary of my blog!  Thanks for stopping by.  Come again soon, our best days are still ahead...  --  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 I Resemble That Remark!
2012 Happy 3rd Anniversary
2011 Is America Safe Tonight?
2009 Hello world! (See how it all began…)
The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
    —   Abraham Lincoln
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On This Day In:
2013 On Elections
2012 Warm Smiles
Pick Your Poison
2011 Straight Shooters

Worth Anything?

All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.
  —  Percy Bysshe Shelley
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On This Day In:
2013 Bruises Before Bed (Or Why You Didn’t Answer)
2012 Extra Gears
2011 Say What?
2010 Hello Frogs…
Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.
   —  Gilbert K. Chesterton
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On This Day In:
2013 Learn To Learn
2012 I Remind You
2011 Respect And Prestige
2010 Living Legends (Willie Nelson) and the Gettysburg Address
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