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I trust no one will understand me to be speaking with disrespect of the law, because I criticize it so freely.  I venerate the law, and especially our system of law as one of the vastest products of the human mind…  But one may criticize even what one reveres.
   —  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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On This Day In:
2015 Global Climate Change May Test This Statement
2014 Adaptability Won
2013 Disappeared
2012 Fuller
Life On The Range
More Classics
2011 Stoned Again?
2010 Insubordination… And That’s Why I Love Her!
Losing – Week One

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A guidance counselor who has made a fetish of security, or who has unwittingly surrendered his thinking to economic determinism, may steer a youth away from his dream of becoming a poet, an artist, a musician or any other of thousands of things, because it offers no security, it does not pay well, there are no vacancies, it has no “future”.  Among all the tragic consequences…, this suppression of personal self-expression through one’s life work is among the most poignant.
   —  Henry M. Wriston
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On This Day In:
2015 Maybe It Should Be Clearer
2014 Make It Your Strength
2013 Four Score
2012 The Ruler
2011 Forever
2010 Just Cuz
How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?
It’s Alive!! (3rd Pair Shoe Review)

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Man is a gregarious animal, and much more so in his mind than in his body.  He may like to go alone for a walk, but he hates to stand alone in his opinions.
   —  George Santayana
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On This Day In:
2015 The Key Shift
2014 Remember ISIS / ISIL?
2013 What Have You Done Lately?
2012 B8
2011 I’m Definitely Not In Control

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Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation – what are they?  They are the happiest people in the world.
   —  William Lyon Phelps
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On This Day In:
2015 Jumping Into The Dark
2014 I Would Be Sillier
2013 It Keeps Happening Anyway
2012 Take Time
2011 A Mother’s Lesson
2010 3rd Pair – Shoe Review (DOA and Final)

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The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not.
   —  George Bernard Shaw
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On This Day In:
2015 It’s Been Hurtin’ For Quite A While Now
2014 Curious Talent
2013 Eureka
2012 Slow Me
2011 He Said What?!?
2010 Gritty
3 and 3
Just A Hunch
Wall Street – Movie Review
2nd Pair – Shoe Review (Aborted and Final)

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One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
   —  Stendhal
(Marie-Henri Beyle is better known by his pen name Stendhal)
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On This Day In:
2015 It Tastes Good To Me
2014 Others’ Footsteps
The Not-So-Modern Samurai
2013 Doin’
2012 A Lover
2011 What Have We Found Here
Words

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I have always believed that to have true justice we must have equal harassment under the law.
  —  Paul Krassner
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On This Day In:
2015 Not Enough
2014 Are You Even Listening?
2013 Namaste
2012 Looking Up
2011 Et Tu Brute?

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