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Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.  Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
     ―    Napoléon Bonaparte
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On This Day In:
2014 By Contrast
2013 A Very Long Time…
2012 Raise And Support
2011 Naturally
2010 A Quick Sunday Morning Read
Giants Win Game 4 In Shutout 4 to 0!!!

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I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep;  I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
      ―     Alexander the Great
[Do lions sell snake-oil?  Or is it just hucksters?    —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 Sustainable Development
Duke, Duke, Duke
2020 #IncompetentDonald Is A Clear And Present Danger
VOTE – “We The People” Can Save America
2019 Why #45 Is Fated To Endanger Our National Security
2018 Dehydrated
Dehydrated II
2017 And Some Of Us Have Books
2016 I See No Proof
2015 Whither Tea Party?
2014 Nothing Is Known Absolutely
2013 Decoration Time
2012 The Beatitudes
2011 Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
2010 Back On The Asphalt
No Sweep – Rangers Win Game 3 by 4 to 2
Greek Myths For Kids

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I’m very pleased with each advancing year.  It stems back to when I was forty.  I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me.  ‘Don’t complain about growing old – many, many people do not have that privilege.
     —    Earl Warren
Chief Justice
United States Supreme Court
[I barely remember ever being forty!!  LOL
Happy Birthday, Hil !!
All my love,
— ALWAYS —
Your Kev
(XXX – OOO – XXX) ]
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On This Day In:
2021 It Also Helps To Marry Well
Holding Hands And Thinking
2020 A Mandelbrot Set
I Still Can’t…
2019 Proposing A Happy Birthday
35 Years Later
2018 Forever
2017 Too Good To Be True
Plain Speaking
2016 She Is Still Singing
2015 Don’t Complain
2014 Nothing Is The Same
Orange October (XII) – Giants Win Game 7 (3 To 2) And World Series (4 To 3)
2013 Hours, Days, And Years
2012 In Kev Are In Hil
2011 No Game, Didn’t Really Happen
A Good Post

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The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
     ―    Thomas Jefferson
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On This Day In:
2021 Why We Have So Few Personal Favorites
I Would Have Liked You Anyway
2020 Why We Must Vote #45 Out
If You Believe
2019 Sometimes I Still Have Trouble Sleeping
Public Ridicule For Office Holder
2018 And Flights Of Fancy
Dodgers Lose 2nd Consecutive World Series!!
2017 By Their Acts Thy Shall Know Them
2016 Remembering
2015 One
2014 Sure Experiments And Demonstrated Arguments
2013 Irrational Complacency
2012 Why Criticize?
Giants Sweep 2012 World Series With Game 4 Win (4 To 3)!!!
2011 Saying Just Enough
2010 Giants Win Game 2 Shutout of Rangers – 9 to 0!!!

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How is the world ruled and led to war?  Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
    —    Karl Kraus
[Substitute “The President, Vice-President and National Security Advisor” for “Diplomats” and you have the invasion of Iraq.    —     kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 Two Eff’n Right
Is There A Notion For That Motion?
2020 The Premium Few
No Sympathy Here
2019 Is That Why Love Hurts?
2018 And Honest Politicians
2017 Maya, Maya
2016 Give Value
2015 Believe In Substitution
2014 Pragmatic Religion
2013 How’s Your View?
2012 Giants Win Game 3 Of The 2012 World Series 2 To 0!!!
Still Haven’t…
Accidental Me
2011 What Is Your Ratio?
2010 Giants Win Game 1 With 11 Runs Scored – Repeat 11 Runs!!

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When media is too locked down, too rigid, when it’s too much like a room with most of the air sucked out of it, stale and exhausting, the exploration stops.  And for the intersection of books and digital there’s still much exploration to be had.
Where will those explorations happen?  I don’t know.  But I do know that print has endured and continues to endure for good reason.  Our relationships to our most meaningful books are long and textured.  And until we can trust our digital reading platforms, until the value propositions of digital are made clearer, until the notes and data we produce within them is more accessible and malleable, physical books will remain at the core of our working libraries for a long time coming.
     —    Craig Mod
From his article / editorial:  http://aeon.co/magazine/technology/why-have-digital-books-stopped-evolving/
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On This Day In:
2021 A Message To All The Democrats In Congress
Where Did You Go In Texas?
2020 Reminds Me Of #LyingDonald
It’s All Been Rehearsed
2019 The Earth’s Breath
Family Visit
2018 Forests, Shorelines And Mountain Paths
2017 Reach Down
2016 And Women When You Are 59
2015 Intersections, Explorations And Relationships
2014 [!(±*=)/≠], [!<]
Orange October (XI) – Giants Win Game 5 (5 To 0)!!!
2013 Hard To Deserve
2012 Cloudy Between Games
Admiration, n.
2011 One, Two, Three – Blink

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To return to a book is to return not just to the text but also to a past self.  We are embedded in our libraries.  To reread is to remember who we once were, which can be equal parts scary and intoxicating.
    —    Craig Mod
From the article / editorial:   http://aeon.co/magazine/technology/why-have-digital-books-stopped-evolving/
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On This Day In:
2021 A Simple Choice, Really
Waaaay Before The Movie
2020 I Just Want To Stay Happy
Fading…
2019 Show Righteousness, Not Fear
2018 Sounds Like Politics, Too
2017 Resist More
Conservatives Are Not The Enemy
2016 Two Weeks To Go…
2015 Remembering
2014 The Creeping Death Of Civilization
Orange October (X) – A Blue Morning Turns Into An Orange Evening
2013 License Problem
2012 Giants Win Game 2 Of The 2012 World Series 2 To 0!!!
Adage, n.
Questions Women Should Ask Before Voting…
2011 What Are You Looking At?

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It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion;  it is easy in solitude to live after our own;  but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
     ―    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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On This Day In:
2021 Do What You Can
From The Shadows
2020 Mostly To Just Smell A Few More Roses
Above The Storm
R.I.P.: Jerry Jeff Walker
2019 Ought To More Often Than Once
2018 Talking About Egypt, Not The White House
2017 Left Behind
2016 Self-Restraint
2015 In The Midst
2014 Match Book
2013 Disservice And Disingenuous
2012 Giants Win Game 1 Of The World Series 8 to 3!!!
On Death
2011 The Spirit Of Universal Connectivity
2010 SF Giants Pitchers Witness Protection Program
Orange Outside (Too) & Fear The Beard
Non-Taxing Read

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Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.
    —    Earl Warren
Former Chief Justice
United States Supreme Court
[You can find the song’s lyrics on my Poems page.    —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 Too Heavy A Burden
I Don’t Mind At All
2020 Compare, Contrast And Learn
Some Dreams Do Come True
Just In Case
2019 Can I Get A Witness?
2018 I’d Still Like To Try It Out
2017 In Every Thing
2016 Future Halo
2015 The Hard Way Every Time
2014 Indispensable Wits
2013 I’d Like To
2012 2012 National League Champions – San Francisco Giants!!
2nd Viewing – No Change
Light Shining Out of Darkness
2011 Just Kickin It
Are These The “Real” Protectors Of America’s Constitution?
2010 Giants Advance To 2010 World Series!!!

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After Two Weeks We Remember

10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we see and hear
70% of what we discuss with others
80% of what we personally experience
95% of what we teach others
    —    Edgar Dale
[And I thought it was just me…    —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 Press On
Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This
2020 AMA
Still Shiny
2019 Things That Go Bump In The Night
Hoping I’m Careful
2018 I Must Be Truly Wise
2017 My Sensei
2016 The Worst Sin
2015 Rules Of Thumb
2014 A Prayer
Orange October (IX) – Giants Lose Game 2 In Bullpen Collapse
2013 Complacent Reality
2012 Two-minute Sex
Just Staring, Why?
2011 A World Of Difference

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The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away.
    —    Pablo Picasso
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On This Day In:
2021 Table Talk
No One Left To Blame
2020 Plant Roots For A Hundred Years
That Seat Is Taken
2019 Shining In The Dark
2018 Sometimes Wisdom, Too
2017 What Do I Know…
Not Much Magic Here
2016 Rare Competition
2015 Now Where Did I Put That Thing?
2014 Reckoning
Orange October (VIII) – Giants Win Game 1 Of 2014 World Series!!
2013 Trying To Capture Serenity
2012 Above The Vaulted Sky
2011 Active Learning

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Poem For A Friend

I cannot offer you the much
That I have not,
I can only offer you the little
That I am.
I am not a cadence
With which to march through life;
I am a tuneless melody,
Hummed without thought,
On the lips of memory –
Effortlessly enjoyable,
Yet persistently intangible.
I do not seek to hold
And therefore cannot be bound
But if allowed,
Will let you enter into me
As I enter into you…
So caring may suppress loneliness
And understanding may surpass fear.
    —    kmab
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On This Day In:
2021 And / Or A Profound Falsehood
Feel A Draft?
2020 Trust But Verify
I Search For Light
#CryBabyDonald Is Too Human
2019 With Faith
2018 Spiritual Matter
2017 Until He’s Elected President…
2016 Reasonable Discounts
2015 Poem For A Friend
2014 A Very Unusual Mind
2013 Just Lucky
2012 The Undeveloped Child
2011 What Is Your Canvas?
2010 Giants Win Games 3 & 4 – One Away From World Series!!

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Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure.  You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively;  unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.
     —    Eleanor Roosevelt
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On This Day In:
2021 The Only Winning Move
Says Who?
2020 I’m Guessing It’s Real
For One More Day
2019 Like Smartphones And FOMO?
Getting Ready For Halloween
2018 Nothing To Build On
2017 This One Is…
2016 Happy Is…
2015 Dare Yourself To
2014 Damned If You Do…
2013 On A Rainy Sunday
2012 Not Sure Anymore
2011 But What Does It Cost?
2009 Another Day, Another Diet…

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A world is supported by four things… the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valour of the brave.  But all of these are as nothing… without a ruler who knows the art of ruling.  Make that the science of your tradition!
    —    Frank Herbert
[From his SciFi novel:  “Dune
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On This Day In:
2021 Creation Without Reservation
From The Tiniest Embers
2020 Listening To The Trees
Your Mind’s Made Up?
2019 In Silence
Not Much Light Here
2018 A Gift
2017 Unless You Genuinely Are Small
2016 B1
2015 Five Things
2014 Have Faith
2013 Found In A Mine
2012 Two-Sided Coin
2011 Passionately Scorned Rules

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True love is doing what is good for a person.  False love is doing only that which causes that person to love you.
    —    House of Sinanju
[A fictional “House” of Korean assassins featured in “The Destroyer” book series.    —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 Givin’ It All Away
Memories Will Remind You
2020 Does Blogging Count?
Just Like You
2019 None Absolutely Certain
Destroying The Republic
2018 Maps For Those Difficult Times
2017 A True American Hero
Or Desserts
2016 What #AmnestyDon Is Really Afraid Of
2015 What Are You Doing?
2014 The Ideal Man
2013 Daring Ripples
2012 Evermore
2011 Unpredictable Opportunity
2010 Giants Fall In Game 2 (1 to 6) – Leave PA With 1-1 Split !!

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