Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for June, 2016

With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course, is a very common phenomenon.  There is far too great a disproportion between what one is and what others think one is.  With me, every peep becomes a trumpet solo.
  —    Albert Einstein
.
On This Day In:
2015 Potential Is A Heavy Burden
2014 Fear Not, Weep Not
2013 Half Way There
2012 Sacrificed Any Lately?
2011 The Value Of One’s Character
2010 Intervals
On Being Human
Non-predictive Emergence
Events
Bodily Functions
Standing Thoughts
Sent Home Is Better Than Fixed

Read Full Post »

A cultured person is one who can entertain himself, entertain others, and entertain ideas.
  —    Peter Lawrence
.
On This Day In:
2015 How’s The Cow?
2014 Mind Made Up
2013 On Purpose
2012 The Dream
2011 What Could Be More Comfortable?

Read Full Post »

The chains of habit are too weak too be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
   —  Samuel Johnson
.
On This Day In:
2015 That You Shall Remain
Did You See That?
2014 True, Vibrant And Open
2013 Remembering, Yet Again
2012 Something Of Value
2011 Sleep All Day

Read Full Post »

In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read…  It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
   —  S. I. Hayakawa
.
On This Day In:
2015 Go Shopping More
2014 Say What?
2013 Accepting Beauty
2012 Transitional Choice To Ride The Wave
2011 Freedom Isn’t Always Perfect
Just That Simple

Read Full Post »

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
   —   Edmund Burke
.
On This Day In:
2015 Don’t Mess With Mosa
How Long Is This Run?
2014 The Importance Of Being Forgetful
2013 Anyway
2012 Habit Forming
2011 And In The Other Hand(ful)
In Love With Words
Boundless Naïveté
Who Did You Say Signed Off On This Treason, Pat?

Read Full Post »

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
    —    Aldous Huxley
.
On This Day In:
2015 Goals
2014 Switch To Dogs…
2013 Times Change
2012 Ashes Not Dust
2011 A Handful From Saudi
None Of This Happened
Take Responsibility

Read Full Post »

Science doesn’t purvey absolute truth.  Science is a mechanism.  It’s a way of trying to improve your knowledge of nature.  It’s a system for testing your thoughts against the universe and seeing whether they match.  And this works, not just for the ordinary aspects of science, but for all of life.  I should think people would want to know that what they know is truly what the universe is like, or at least as close as they can get to it.
  —   Isaac Asimov
.
On This Day In:
2015 And So I Blog
2014 Take Flight
2013 Contributing Joy
2012 More Than A Race
2011 Institutionalized Leadership

Read Full Post »

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face…  It is one of the havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.
   —   Edward P. Morgan
.
On This Day In:
2015 Bound Up
2014 Economic Engines
2013 Weren’t You Supposed To Be Reading?
Absent Friends
Where I Stand
2012 Hangin’ With His P’s
Help Save
2011 Six Facets Of Good Leadership

Read Full Post »

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
   —   Joseph Joubert
.
On This Day In:
2015 Envy * 2
2014 Destiny For The Talented
2013 I Do Not Fear It
2012 Until Found
2011 Reducing Goods To Data
The Fog Of Civilization Building

Read Full Post »

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind;
  and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
  —  Proverbs: 11:29
King James Bible
[If our house (civilization) is built on technology and science and we seek to enforce faith and religion on any or all, we shall inherit the wind.  Similarly, if we base our house (morality) on technology and science and seek to strip faith and religion from any or all, we will eventually come to view others in a cost / benefits analysis and we too shall inherit the wind.  There is a middle ground.  —  KMAB]
.
On This Day In:
2015 Small Pieces
Happy Father’s Day!
2014 Uncertain Work
2013 Unpatriotic And Servile
2012 What Price Freedom?
2011 Particular Importance
Three From Bette…

Read Full Post »

I’m sorry if I offend you.  But I don’t swear just for the hell of it.  You see, I figure language is a poor enough means of communication as it is.  So we ought to use all the words we’ve got.  Besides, there are damned few words that everybody understands.
  —   Henry Drummond (the character)
Written by: Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
From their play / book: “Inherit The Wind
.
On This Day In:
2015 Still Standing
Follow Your Heart
2014 Just Reminded
2013 A Fine Balance
2012 One Measure
2011 Seeking The Common Ground
In Brightest Day…

Read Full Post »

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
   –  Ralph Waldo Emerson
.
On This Day In:
2015 Two Thoughts On Thinking
2014 From The Top, Please…
2013 You Are The Stars
2012 Just One??
2011 Anything But

Read Full Post »

Both my sons enjoy playing chess.  Largely self taught, my young Rooks will challenge one another with the tool disguised as a game that has been used for generations to teach the strategies of war, the art of psychology and philosophy, the value of patience, forethought, mindfulness and principals that are true of life as much as they are true in Chess such as the fact it is just as important to win with grace as it is to lose with dignity, that strategy without patience is caustic, that we must remain flexible and that at the end of the day, the pawn and the king both return to the same box…
Found at one of the blogs I follow: One Thousand Single Days
Specific post:  http://onethousandsingledays.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/the-lesson/
.
On This Day In:
2015 The Hunter’s Music
2014 Dedication
2013 Unhappy Alternatives
2012 Implications
2011 Never Let Us Down

Read Full Post »

Andrew Russell, a professor at Stevens Institute of Technology.  “Every jump in technology draws attention and capital away from existing technologies used by the 99 percent, which therefore undermines equality, and reduces the ability for people to get onto the ‘playing field’ in the first place.”
Russell also reminded me of the famous William Gibson quote, “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”
“I have never been able to understand why anyone would assume that the future would be evenly distributed,” Russell said.  “To put this in a different way:  I have never been able to find any evidence from human history to suggest that the future will be evenly distributed.”
  —  Adrienne LaFrance
From his article: “Technology, the Faux Equalizer
The Atlantic
31 March 2016
Found at one of the news sites I follow:  http://www.routefifty.com/
The specific link is:  http://www.routefifty.com/2016/03/silicon-valley-inequality-digital-divide/127147/?oref=govexec_today_nl
.
On This Day In:
2015 Dreadful Pity
2014 Worse Than Useless
2013 Personal Prisons
2012 So, Not Yet Then
2011 Real Love

Read Full Post »

Responsibility is the ability to respond and be fully responsible for oneself and for nobody else.  This is, I believe, the most basic characteristic of the mature person.
   —  Friedrich (Fritz / Frederick) S. Perls
.
On This Day In:
2015 e pluribus unum
2014 Nothing So Far Removed
2013 Positions
2012 Two Errors
2011 Long Live The King!

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: