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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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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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