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The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.  That’s what I hope to give you forever.
    –   Nicholas Sparks
From:  “The Notebook
[Happy Valentines Day, Hil!!  You bring me both fire and peace.
All my love,
Always,
Your Kev
XXX
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On This Day In:
2013 Drowsy In Comfort
2012 Happy Valentine’s Day
2011 Own Your Bible

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An order must first of all be clear.  A meditation may be vague, a scheme always has something of the vision in it, but an order must be precise.  All orders can be misunderstood; an obscure one will never be understood.  “To do a thing well,” said Napoleon, “one must do it oneself.”  This is not always true, but the prudent leader will admit that few people understand and that almost everyone forgets.  It is therefore not enough to give an order; one must see to its execution and, when giving it, anticipate anything that may nullify its effectiveness.  The stupidity of human beings and the malevolence of chance are limitless.  The unexpected always happens.  The leader who endeavors to frustrate the onset of ill luck and who strengthens the weak points in his schemes against stupidity is more apt to impose his will than one who does not take these measures.
    —    André Maurois
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On This Day In:
2013 Uh, No. Not Really…
Deep Regions
2012 A Pre-Valentine’s Day Message
2011 Easy Like Sunday Morning
May I Have A Little More, Please…
2010 Valleys and Peaks

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These, then are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life, Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
    —    William James
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On This Day In:
2013 Overpowering Curiosity
2012 On Planning The Invasion Of Iraq…
2011 This And That
I’m Bettin’ On The Bible

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Credo quia impossibile.
(I believe it because it is impossible.)
    —    Tertullian
[Full name: Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 My Name Is Charles Stein
2012 Faiths And Sorcery
Made And Kept Free
2011 Multi-Source Learning

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As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
    —    Voltaire
[Voltaire’s original name was François Marie Arouet    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 At Home In Fire
2012 A Tale Of Two Books
More Meaning
2011 Back At The Millstone
To Learn, Teach

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Bigotry has no head and cannot think; no heart and cannot feel.  When she moves it is in wrath; when she pauses it is in ruin.  Her prayers are curses, her god is a demon, her communion is death, her vengeance is eternity, her decaloque written in the blood of her victims, and if she stops for a moment in her infernal flight it is upon a kindred rock to whet her vulture fang for a more sanguinary desolation.
   —    Daniel O’Connell
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On This Day In:
2013 Lonely, Foolish, Love Songs
Batting 1.000
Coward, n.
 2012 At Least A Little More Difficult
 2011 Speaking Of Fear

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Where am I without you – nowhere.
What am I without you – nothing.
Who am I without you – no one.
Help me be – someone;
something;
somewhere.
I must be – something;
somewhere;
sometime – that is significant.
I ask you to join me
we will have the
universe together.
If you will not join me in it
you are not mine to start with.
The dust of the earth should not burden you
We will have the Universe together!
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On This Day In:
2013 Christian, n.
2012 Praise
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
2011 A Few More Lyrics From The Past
5 For The Price Of 1

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A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendants.
    —    Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay
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On This Day In:
2013 Repeating Bad Memories
2012 No Sooner
2011 Just Cheesy!
Are You Illin’?

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Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
    —    William Congreve
From his play: “The Mourning Bride
spoken by Zara in Act III, Scene VIII
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On This Day In:
2013 Successful Children
2012 For God So Loved The World
2011 Go Cheeseheads!!
Structured Mentality

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Beware the fury of a patient man.
    —    John Dryden
From the poem: “Absalom and Achitophel
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On This Day In:
2013 Treat Her Like A Lady
2012 Build New Worlds
2011 I Grok Elegance
Standing Relish

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Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
   —    Francois de La Rochefoucauld
[The truth hurts!   —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Revelations
2012 Movies And Juicing
Brady Gets #4 (Prediction)
Happy To Get Up
2011 What About Good Blogs?
2010 Slowly, Slowly…

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Congratulations on your graduation!!!
Sean Barrett, Jr.
1 June 1994 – 2 February 2014
May He Rest In Peace 
Tonight I offer up prayers for my nephew – Sean Barrett, Jr.  On Sunday morning, he went out for a walk and stepped in front of a train – ending a life full of promise and love.
Sean suffered from depression and he was being treated for being bi-polar.  He endured manic highs and equally frightful lows.  In the end, they were simply too much for him to continue enduring and he decided on his own path to ending his pain.
Because I have never suffered from either of these conditions, I cannot begin to imagine the life he lived.
I can only say, with great sadness, that the world has lost a talented young musician and a beautiful young loving soul.  If his head could not contain its confusion or explain its pain, at least his heart was able to share its joy with us for much of his all too brief life.
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On This Day In:
2013 Interesting Drink
Super Bowl XLVII Declared A No Bird Zone
2012 Smile
2011 Come Forward

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Common Sense is very uncommon.
    —    Horace Greeley
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
    —    H. W. Shaw
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On This Day In:
2013 Interesting Drink
Super Bowl XLVII Declared A No Bird Zone
2012 Smile
2011 Come Forward

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The less men think, the more they talk.
    —    Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu
[Commonly “just” called “Montesquieu”    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 What’s A Motto With You?
2012 Worthy Companions
2011 Bourne Again
Which Ten Are You In?

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The cynic puts all human actions into two classes – openly bad and secretly bad.
    —    Henry Ward Beecher
[And, yes, I know the difference between “to”, “too” and “two”.  Examine the quote again…    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Unfinished
2012 First Steps Along The Path
2011 A Small Part Of Future Webs

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