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Who knows nothing base,
Fears nothing known.
  —  Owen Meredith
From his poem: “A Great Man
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On This Day In:
2013 Explaining Love?
2012 Echoes of 1%
2011 Salaam, Egypt!!
Where Do You Learn?
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Roughly two years ago, my brother was diagnosed with cancer on his tongue.  They operated on his tongue and removed a good chunk and they had a good look around inside his throat glands.  They hoped they got it all, but a few weeks ago another lump started to appear.
 
Today they had their second go at him.  They removed the lump and the immediate biopsy was negative for cancer!  (Yea!!)
 
They’ve kept him over-night for observation and for his dialysis.  He usually goes Tues/Thurs/Sat, but with the procedure today, he got pushed back a day.
 
Anyway, we’re all relieved and praying for a speedy recovery.
 
God is great and God’s blessings are many!
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On This Day In:
2013 Chasing His Dragon
  Shaped And Molded
2012 Believe In Yourself
2011 Cultural Equivalence
  Why Not?
  Books About Books
  The Basis For Adult Continuing Education
   

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In men whom men condemn as ill
I find so much of goodness still.
In men whom men pronounce divine
I find so much of sin and blot
I do not dare to draw a line
Between the two, where God has not.
 —  Joaquin Miller
A poem honoring Burns and Byron in his book: “Songs of the Sierras
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On This Day In:
2013 Chasing His Dragon
Shaped And Molded
2012 Believe In Yourself
2011 Cultural Equivalence
Why Not?
Books About Books
The Basis For Adult Continuing Education

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A benighted creature who has the folly to worship something that he can see and feel.
  —  Ambrose Bierce
From his book: “The Devil’s Dictionary
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On This Day In:
2013 Wisdom’s Folly
2012 When The Student Is Ready
Disconnected Leadership
2011 The Complex Richness Of Life

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The tendency of all bodies to approach one another with a strength proportioned to the quantity of matter they contain – the quantity of matter they contain being ascertained by the strength of their tendency to approach one another.  This is a lovely and edifying illustration of how science, having made A proof of B, makes B the proof of A.
   —  Ambrose Bierce
From his book: “The Devil’s Dictionary
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On This Day In:
2013 Ups And Downs
2012 Nerd Heard – And Good-Bye
Your Continuum
2011 Career Tips (Part 2)

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For the first time, we have an index of change.  If you’ve had many changes in your life within a short time, this places a great challenge on your body…  An enormous number of changes within a short period might overwhelm its coping mechanisms.
It is clear that there is a connection between the body’s defenses and the demands for change that society imposes.  We are in a continuous dynamic equilibrium…  Various ‘noxious’ elements, both internal and external, are always present, always seeking to explode into disease.  For example, certain viruses live in the body and cause disease only when the defenses of the body wear down.  There may well be generalized body defense systems that prove inadequate to cope with the flood of demands for change that come pulsing through the nervous and endocrine systems.
 —  Commander Ransom J. Arthur
Former head of the U.S. Navy Medical Neuropsychiatric Research Unit at San Diego
(quoted by Alvin Toffler in his book: “Future Shock“)
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On This Day In:
2013 Labouring Under A Curse
2012 Listen To Yourself
2011 Career Tips (Part 1)
No Captain Dunsel

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The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
   —  Thomas Huxley
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On This Day In:
2013 Super Bowl Prep
Romantics
A Goal For Zen?
2012 Mutant Powers Of Obsession
2011 Federal Stars
Mud Pie

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