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It was my destiny to join in a great experience.
   —  Herman Hesse
From his novel: “The Journey To The East
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On This Day In:
2014 Still Learning?
There Ain’t No Thing Like Me, ‘Cept Me!
2013 Little Lives
2012 Evolution
2011 Excellence At Performance = 10,000 Hours
2009 A Brief Poem…
Crater Lake Trip with James

Filling Gaps

One of the marvelous things about life is that any gaps in your education can be filled, whatever your age or situation, by reading, and thinking about what you read.
  —  Warren Bennis
From his book: “On Becoming A Leader
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On This Day In:
2014 Even In Our Sleep
2013 Passion Is Always Personal
2012 And You Are?
2011 Innate Talent

Tripping On Treasure

To be an effective leader, you not only have to get the group of followers on the right path, but you must be able to convince them that whatever obstacle stands in the way ahead, whether it’s a tree or a building that blocks the view, you’re going to get around it.  You’re not going to be put off by the apparent barriers to your goal.  All journeys are filled with potholes and mines, but the only way we can move beyond them is to approach them, and recognize them for what they are.  You have to see that it’s only a tree, or whatever, and it’s not insurmountable.  Everywhere you trip is where the treasure lies.
   —  Norman Lear
Quoted by: Warren Bennis
From his book: “On Becoming A Leader
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On This Day In:
2014 The Flower Of Light
2013 Eye Catching
2012 The Holstee Manifesto
2011 Three Crooners For The Shower
The Soldier’s Faith
Vacation, Books And Lots Of Movies
Today we increasingly recognize that nothing happens in isolation.  Most events and phenomena are connected, caused by, and interacting with a huge number of other pieces of a complex universal puzzle.  We have come to see that we live in a small world, where everything is linked to everything else.  We are witnessing a revolution in the making as scientists from all different disciplines discover that complexity has a strict architecture.  We have come to grasp the importance of networks.
   —  Albert-László Barabási
From his book: “Linked: The New Science of Networks
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On This Day In:
2014 Just Support
2013 Wandering Free
2012 Contribute = Paying Taxes
2011 How Will You Be Judged?
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
   – Oscar Wilde
[For those of you who haven’t guessed, and I suspect (given the title) most of you have – today marks the 6th anniversary of my blog!  Thanks for stopping by.   Come again soon…   —   KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 Happy 5th Anniversary
2013 I Resemble That Remark!
2012 Happy 3rd Anniversary
2011 Is America Safe Tonight?
2009 Hello world! (See how it all began…)

Blink

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.  And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
   ―  Friedrich Nietzsche
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On This Day In:
2014 The Struggle To Educate America Continues…
2013 On Elections
2012 Warm Smiles
Pick Your Poison
2011 Straight Shooters

Inert Ideas

In training a child to activity of thought, above all things we must beware of what I will call “inert ideas”  —  that is to say, ideas that are merely received into the mind without being utilized, or tested, or thrown into fresh combinations.
Every intellectual revolution which has ever stirred humanity into greatness has been a passionate protest against inert ideas.  Then, alas, with pathetic ignorance of human psychology, it has proceeded by some educational scheme to bind humanity afresh with inert ideas of its own fashioning.
  —  Alfred North Whitehead
From his book: “The Aims Of Education
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On This Day In:
2014 Worth Anything?
2013 Bruises Before Bed (Or Why You Didn’t Answer)
2012 Extra Gears
2011 Say What?
2010 Hello Frogs…
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