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Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess.
   —  John W. Gardner
[Let’s start with the rule of law.  It would make for a great start…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 Training Shoulders
2016 You Just Have To Care
Day 4 – Blending
2015 My Slow Education
2014 Great Service
2013 You Really Should Wear More Sweaters
Here I Am God
2012 The Serenity Prayer
2011 The Victory Of Life

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To open ourselves to the truth and to bring ourselves face to face with our personal and collective reality is not an option that can be accepted or rejected.  It is an undeniable requirement of all people and all societies that seek to humanize themselves and to be free.
   —  Bishop Jan Gerardi
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On This Day In:
2017 Orange Corrosion
2016 Both Particle And Wave
2015 Deep In Debt
2014 The Difference
2013 My Heart Is Described
2012 Keen To Be Alone
2011 The Ideal Business…
2010 55

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Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.
   —  Thomas Jefferson
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On This Day In:
2017 Approval First
2016 In Search Of Words
Day 2 – Blending
2015 At What Price?
2014 Intricate And Subtle Order
2013 Attention To Detail
2012 Aequanimitas!
2011 Consider This

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If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow.
   —  Daphne Rose Kingma
Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive.
   —  Elbert Hubbard
I am not what I ought to be.  I am not what I want to be.  I am not what I hope to be.  But still, I am not what I used to be.  And by the grace of God, I am what I am.
  —  John Newton
[Hopefully, one year closer to reaching the garden with a smile and content with where I am…   Happy Birthday to me!  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 Freakishly Happy Cowboy
2016 One More, Please
2015 Infinite Adventure
2014 Unpaved
2013 Headstones
2012 Keeping Young
2011 Lessons Well Learned

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To me, God and compassion are one and the same.  Compassion is the joy of sharing.  It’s doing small things for the love of each other – just a smile, or carrying a bucket of water, or showing some simple kindness.  These are the small things that make up compassion.
   —  Mother Teresa
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On This Day In:
2017 Clear And Warm To Me
2016 Ripple
2015 Amazing Or Full Of Wonder?
2014 Are You Confused?
2013 But The Odds Are Against It
2012 Far Better Off With Books
2011 Timid And Fainthearted

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Seek what unites, not what divides.
   —  Pope John XXIII
Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.
   —  Vesta M. Kelly
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On This Day In:
2017 Out Of Luck
2016 Wavelengths Of The Earth
2015 God Said What To You?
2014 Not Saying
2013 Ears And Tongue
2012 The Story Of Joe (Middle-Class Republican)
2011 Happy Birthday, Diana
Depending On Kindness

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There are days when you can’t get the ball in the basket, no matter how hard you try.  But there is no excuse for not playing good defense.
   —  An Anonymous Basketball Coach
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On This Day In:
2017 Winning So Much I’m Already Tired Of It (Not)
2016 Punishing Red Binge
2015 Bits In The Soup
2014 More Beef, Less Bull
2013 Where Are Your Mountains
2012 Spherical Knowledge Of Hamsters
2011 Taking Stock Over Time

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We must take care to live not merely a long life, but a full one; for living a long life requires only good fortune, but living a full live requires character.
   —  Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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On This Day In:
2017 Love Can Change The World In A Minute
2016 60, Little Bro!
2015 Vision and Courage
2014 58 – Little Bro
2013 New Adventures And Old Hopes
Caving In
2012 Bits And Bobs And Birthdays
Always Hope
2011 Wet Snow And Long Hills

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I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
   —  Jonathan Swift
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On This Day In:
2017 A Prayer For London
2016 Don’t Default
2015 Her Pilgrim Soul
2014 Three Observations
2013 Robbed Again
2012 Good Hearts
2011 Interesting Reading
What Are You Lookin’ At?

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There is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.
   —  Theodore Roosevelt
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On This Day In:
2017 Watch This Space
2016 Beyond The Foundation
2015 Become An Affliction
2014 Just Setting Out
2013 Scott’s Inscription
2012 Good Knowledge
2011 Social Safety Nets

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Living healthily is nothing less than arriving at old age accepting one’s one and only life cycle as that something that had to be and that, by necessity, permitted of no substitution.
   —  Erik Erikson
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On This Day In:
2017 Choice
2016 Growing Worlds
2015 Change The Tide
Martyr, n.
2014 You, Too!
2013 Bitter Stand
2012 Lost For Words
2011 On Market Reactions…

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An American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections.
  —  Republican Sen. John McCain
On Tuesday (20 March 2018), the senior GOP senator from Arizona criticized US President Donald Trump for congratulating Vladimir Putin on being reelected as president of Russia.
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On This Day In:
2017 Still Waiting…
2016 Same Old, Same Old
2015 Shout!
2014 I Hear Voices
2013 Ethics And Standards
2012 Swing Higher
2011 Convicted For Life

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The measure of people’s real character is what they would do if they knew they would never be found out.
   —  J.C. Macauley
[For a certain President, it’s who are you going to try to fire to avoid being found out.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 Still Waiting…
2016 Same Old, Same Old
2015 Shout!
2014 I Hear Voices
2013 Ethics And Standards
2012 Swing Higher
2011 Convicted For Life

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A life spent centering only on itself will in the end occupy a very, very small universe.
   —   Former Senator and Former Astronaut John Glenn
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On This Day In:
2017 Too Many
2016 Not Yet, Anyway
2015 On Pornography
2014 Nudge, Nudge
2013 The Journey Will Be Joy
2012 Hopeful Flights
2011 Irrationally Predictable
Lawful Restraint

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It is that little bit of insanity that keeps us all sane.
   —  Kevin Cunningham
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On This Day In:
2017 Bad Karma
2016 Poor Management Choices
2015 Is It Still Dark Out?
2014 Rule One
2013 Spelling God’s Name
2012 Love Your Life And Sing
Feeling Under the Weather?
2011 Cheers, Friend!

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