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Here I am celebrating the San Francisco 49ers return to the NFL playoffs by winning the NFC Western Division with a thumping (26 to 0) of the St. Louis Rams — wearing my new 49er cap.
Celebrating the Niners return to the playoffs

Celebrating the Niners return to the playoffs

Closeup of the Division Champ Cap

Closeup of the Division Champ Cap

Before the season starts, I always remind everyone (for me) the Niners have a simple measure of success every year: 1) win the SuperBowl; or, 2) beat the Rams twice!!  It’s nice to beat the Cowboys or the Raiders (if we face them that year), but the main two goals each year are the same…  If we don’t win the SuperBowl, I don’t care if we’re 2-14 as long as we beat the Rams twice!!
There were three things which made the division clinching win extra sweet – we beat the Rams, we shut them out, and, we won the division at home (10 – 2 record so far).  We play them again on the last week of the regular season.  To guarantee a successful season, we MUST win that 2nd game!
Go Niners!!!
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Lincoln knew that true leadership is often realized by exerting quiet and subtle influence on a day-to-day basis, by frequently seeing followers and other people face to face.  He treated everyone with the same courtesy and respect, whether they were kings or commoners.  He lifted people out of their everyday selves and into a higher level of performance, achievement, and awareness.  He obtained extraordinary results from ordinary people by instilling purpose in their endeavors.  He was open, civil, tolerant, and fair, and he maintained a respect for the dignity of all people at all times.  Lincoln’s attitude and behavior as president of the United States essentially characterized the process that symbolizes acceptable and decent relations among human beings.  Abraham Lincoln was the essence of leadership.
   —    Donald T. Phillips
From his book:  “Lincoln On Leadership
[I find it ironic that two of my favorite Presidents (Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt) were both Republicans.   —   KMAB]
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