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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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Hi Princess,
Here’s three quotes for your birthday:
I expect to pass through life but once.  If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
  —  William Penn
[Today counts!]
Kindness in words creates confidence.  Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.  Kindness in giving creates love.
  —  Lao-Tzu
[People matter!]
Keep hope alive!
  —  Rev. Jesse Jackson
[Faith restores!]
Happy Birthday!
We love you always,
Mum and Dad

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On This Day In:
2015 Princess
2014 Optional
2013 Happy Birthday, Rebecca
2012 Be Not Old
2012 National League Western Division Champions!!!
2011 What Kind Of Work Do You Do?
2010 Another Loser… And Come November

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The critical ingredient is getting off your ass and doing something.  It’s as simple as that.  A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now.  Not tomorrow.  Not next week.  But today.  They start working on that idea today.
   —  Nolan Bushnell
Founder of Atari, on being an entrepreneur
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On This Day In:
2015 What Are You Making Now?
2014 Like Fire Burning In My Heart
2013 Oh Yes He Can!
2012 Enquiries
2011 The Prize: Understanding
2010 Can You Tell My Scanner Works?
Rebecca – The Early Years
James – The Early Years
Brothers By Another Mother

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At the beginning of the curve, a young person is lacking business experience, competence and self-confidence.  As age increases into the mid-twenties the time is right to start that business.  Now about here, in the late thirties or early forties, chances are this person is too embedded in his corporate career or facing too many financial commitments  –  like kids going to college  –  to take a chance.  If he doesn’t try it by now, chances are slim that he ever will.
   —  Patrick Liles
Describing the bell curve of probability of being an entrepreneur in the course of a lifetime.
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On This Day In:
2015 Alone Again, Naturally
2014 Agreed
2013 Smile From Your Heart!
2012 Like You
2011 Got Days?
2010 K9 Humor – Has Anyone Seen My Setter? (Must read!!)
A Longer Blog Than You Want To Read (Probably)
2009 Back and Forth and Round Again…

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Constancy to truth and principle may sometimes lead to what the world calls inconstancy in conduct.
   —  Tryon Edwards
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On This Day In:
2015 Say What?
2014 Start Today
2013 Fly!!
2012 Greater Love
2011 Before

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If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
   —  Charles Dickens
[No wonder #AmnestyDon says he has the best attorneys working for him.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 Sometimes I Wonder About Things
2014 Still Racing
2013 Anew
2012 Make Both
2011 Are You Happy Yet?

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Show Willing

The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
   —  Robert Frost
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On This Day In:
2015 If He Only Knew…
2014 Dared To Love
2013 Strong Kung-Fu
2012 Two Tribes
2011 Made Any Assumptions Lately?

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Too many people are thinking of security, instead of opportunity.  They seem more afraid of life than death.
   —  James F. Byrnes
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On This Day In:
2015 What The Framers Chose
2014 Lost Anything Lately?
A Life Of Science
2013 Serve The World
2012 Acquaintance, n.
2011 On Why His Father Was A Great Teacher
A Baker’s Dozen

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Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives; very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.
   —  Voltaire
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On This Day In:
2015 A Kids Movie Rip-Off
2014 Ready, Action!
2013 Responding To Challenges
2012 Abnormal, adj.
2011 Large Families
On The Brink

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