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Art derives its power not by being timely but by being timeless, for timelessness outlasts division.
   —  David Von Drehle
From his article / opinion piece: “Movie Stars and the Perils of the Podium
In:  Time Magazine
23 January 2017
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On This Day In:
2016 Said The Man Who Trained To Fight For A Living
2015 Tripping On Treasure
2014 The Flower Of Light
2013 Eye Catching
2012 The Holstee Manifesto
2011 Three Crooners For The Shower
The Soldier’s Faith
Vacation, Books And Lots Of Movies

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It is not to be imagined in how many ways vanity defeats its own purpose.
   —  Lord Chesterfield
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On This Day In:
2016 Speaking Of Which
2015 Complexity Has A Strict Architecture
2014 Just Support
2013 Wandering Free
2012 Contribute = Paying Taxes
2011 How Will You Be Judged?

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Nothing makes us so sleepy as the bell of our alarm clock.
     —  William Feather
[Marking time – birthdays, anniversaries, and alarm clocks…  For any of you who haven’t guessed, and I suspect (given the title) most of you have – today marks the 8th anniversary of my blog!  Thanks for stopping by.  Come again soon…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2016 Happy 7th Anniversary
2015 Happy 6th Anniversary
2014 Happy 5th Anniversary
2013 I Resemble That Remark!
2012 Happy 3rd Anniversary
2011 Is America Safe Tonight?
2009 Hello world! (See how it all began…)

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From my own research with exceptional cancer survivors, I know that profound psychological change is possible, especially when the patient is confronted with a life-threatening illness.  As one survivor in my sample said, “It was either change or die.  I learn quickly with that kind of stimuli.
   —  Paul C. Roud, Ed. D
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
From a letter to Time Magazine responding to an article about the effect of attitude on surviving illnesses.
[The article was publish in the mid-1980’s.  Unfortunately, I didn’t record specific attribution data in my journal back then.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2016 Dave’s Not Here, Man
2015 Blink
2014 The Struggle To Educate America Continues…
2013 On Elections
2012 Warm Smiles
Pick Your Poison
2011 Straight Shooters

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In the sphere of material things, giving means being rich.  Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
   —  Erich Fromm
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On This Day In:
2016 Sounds Like Class
2015 Inert Ideas
2014 Worth Anything?
2013 Bruises Before Bed (Or Why You Didn’t Answer)
Revealed Riches
2012 Extra Gears
2011 Say What?
2010 Hello Frogs…

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The foundation of wealth is the first decision well made.
  —  John Pierpont (J. P.) Morgan
It is very much easier for a rich man to invest and grow richer than for the poor man to begin investing at all.
   —  Barbara Ward
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On This Day In:
2016 Never Had It, Never Will (Donald Trump)
2015 20/20
2014 All Of My Best Ideas Come While Walking…
2013 Learn To Learn
2012 I Remind You
2011 Respect And Prestige
2010 Living Legends (Willie Nelson) and the Gettysburg Address

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The greatest wealth you can ever get will be in yourself.
   —  Horace Bushnell
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On This Day In:
2016 Soaring
2015 Gone To The Library…
2014 Choose To Lead
2013 Not Sent Yet
2012 Wall-Crawler Reboot
Learning To Count
On Worshiping God
2011 Emancipated Differences
2010 A Little More Technology, Please…

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The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
     —  Arnold H. Glasow
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On This Day In:
2016 Or He Could Just Be Lazy
Small Hero
2015 Seeking Cultured Leadership
2014 Examining Failure
2013 Driving Passion
2012 Cannibal, n.
2011 Moments Of Truth

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Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.”  It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power.  And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals.  Just keep being friendly to that person.  Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long.  Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning.  They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them.  And by the power of your love they will break down under the load.  That’s love, you see.  It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love.  There’s something about love that builds up and is creative.  There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive.  So love your enemies.
   ―  Martin Luther King Jr.
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On This Day In:
2016 On Calls To Renew Waterboarding / Torture
2015 Still Struggling
2014 How To Become A Saint
2013 Not Much Change
Our Biggest Fear
2012 Brain, n.
2011 Styles Of Leadership
2010 Face Front!

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To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
   ―  J.K. Rowling
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On This Day In:
2016 Probably Whatever Was Sought Yesterday
2015 What We Choose To Divide Us
2014 Peace With Honor
2013 Dangerous Systems
2012 Useful Science
2011 Say It, But Please Don’t Make Me Listen

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You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
  —  Mark Twain
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On This Day In:
2016 Still Walking
2015 Steps
2014 To Be Greatly Good
2013 Limited Capacity
2012 Two Ear Ticklers
Justification
2011 To Avail The Nation

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Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
  —  Charles Darwin
From his book: “The Descent of Man” (1871)
[Still / even after almost six months in office…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2016 Ways
2015 Be Happy, Too
2014 At Least Smile
2013 Comfortably Bound
2012 Certainty
Thinking About Fathers
2011 And In Every Level Of Media

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if i fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it — i might be writing in my dreams.
  —  Terri Guillemetsqe
[Found at:  I Didn’t Have My Glasses On  at  http://ididnthavemyglasseson.com
The specific link: http://ididnthavemyglasseson.com/2017/07/01/magical-writing/
… and thanks for introducing me to Terri’s site:  The Quote Garden  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2016 Well, Maybe Not “No” Talent
2015 An Appetite For Life
A Trip To The Library
Great Expectations
2014 Pass The Soul
2013 Zapping Music And Art
2012 Not Quite Fantastic
That Kid Is Back
2011 Wolves At The Door
2010 I’m Feeling Patriotic… (Well, more than usual, anyway.)
Beating the Heat…

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He doesn’t believe he did anything wrong with the Russians and I tend to believe him.   He can’t collude with his own government.  Why do you think he is colluding with the Russians?
   —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
June 11, 2017
On CBS’ “Face the Nation
Casting doubt on allegations that President Trump’s campaign colluded with the Kremlin to swing the 2016 election, saying that Trump “Doesn’t collude with his own staff.
   —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
 June 6th, 2017
Quoted by the Washington Examiner’s Susan Ferrechio.
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On This Day In:
2016 Still Springy
2015 Well Concealed
2014 The History Of Warriors
2013 A Cult Of Ignorance
2012 Counting Valor
Understanding Faith
2011 I Can Hear You Now
2010 Inception

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There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.
  —  J.R.R. Tolkien
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On This Day In:
2016 Edges
Sums
2015 I Hope Not
2014 Study The Means Of Expressing Yourself
2013 That Stubborn Thing
2012 Like Mike
2011 Flawless Or Candid
2010 Browning…

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