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How does a lapse of faith occur?  Very simply: one begins to live like everybody else.
  —  Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2018 The Ultimate Trial
2017 Vain Expectations
2016 Or Of One Thought
2015 What’s In Your Future?
2014 Light In Darkness
2013 How ‘Bout Just Obeying The Law?
2012 Or Maybe Not
2011 My Interval Is Too Short!

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“I wish to become a teacher of the Truth.”
“Are you prepared to be ridiculed, ignored and starving till you are forty-five?”
“I am. But tell me: What will happen after I am forty-five?”
“You will have grown accustomed to it.”
  —   Anthony De Mello
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On This Day In:
2018 Booking My Trip Into The Expanding Universe
2017 Fear Instead Of Convictions
2016 Memorial Day – 2016
2015 A Handful Of Reviews
And You Can Quote Me
2014 Get Wisdom
2013 Enjoying The View?
2012 Adam’s Rib
2011 I’m Sure I Remember That…
Memorial Day, 2011

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I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me.
  —   Simone de Beauvoir
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On This Day In:
2018 Nothing More, Nothing Less
2017 Memorial Day – 2017
No Wonder I’m Smiling
2016 Thinking Science Fictional
2015 Dawn Is Coming
2014 Back When I Was A Firebrand
2013 Pen In Hand
Word Up!
2012 Disturbing
Trying To Keep Up
2011 Unreliable And Selective
2010 Adult-Onset Athlete

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No one can attain the truth without a hundred errors along the way.
  —  Meister Eckhart
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On This Day In:
2018 Learn
Land Of The Free, Because Of The Brave
4 Appearances In A Row, 4 Wins To Go
2017 And Yet I’m Still Having Fun
2016 I See Coincidence Everywhere
CA3: Civil War
2015 I Resemble That Remark… (5!)
2014 The Writer’s Dilemma
2013 Just Paying The Rent
2012 Remembering…
2011 A Little Farther

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When in doubt tell the truth.  It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.
  —  Mark Twain
[Confound me, Mr. President.  Please…
I’m NOT really #LyingDonald’s “enemy“.   I respect the office too much and dismiss him too readily to consider #IncompetentTrump to be an “enemy” or even my enemy.  I simply oppose everything he personally represents:  greed, disregard for the rule of law, anti-intellectualism, illiteracy, authoritarianism, racism, fascism, and I resist the direction he proposes to take this country which I love…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2018 You Cannot Pretend
2017 A Long Shadow
2016 Learning, Experience, Chances or Money
2015 The Critical State
2014 Dawn, n.
2013 Ouch!
2012 Just Lookin’ Around
Still Growing
2011 But Do You Want To?

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2019 Memorial Day

[On this holiday (especially), we should all take a few minutes to pause and to remember those who gave their lives in our defense.  A grateful nation remembers…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2018 You Cannot Pretend
2017 A Long Shadow
2016 Learning, Experience, Chances or Money
2015 The Critical State
2014 Dawn, n.
2013 Ouch!
2012 Just Lookin’ Around
Still Growing
2011 But Do You Want To?

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“We are not going to rule it out or in,” Nadler tells TIME.  “If our duty is to do it, we will do it.  If it’s not, we won’t.  Impeachment is not a punishment.  It is not a political act to say we think it’s a good idea to get rid of the President.  Impeachment is a defense of the Constitution, a defense of liberty.  It’s a very blunt sword that should only be drawn if absolutely necessary.  But it may be.”
  —  Representative Jerry Nadler
From an article written by: Molly Ball (with reporting by: Alana Abramson, Brian Bennett and Philip Elliott)
The article is titled: “The Path To Impeachment
The article appears in Time Magazine, dtd: 25 March 2019
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On This Day In:
2018 And Blog To Word Up To The Universe
The Irony Of Greed
2017 Or Revisiting A Blog Site
2016 Alas, Too Often The Latter
2015 Either / Or
2014 Memorial Day – 2014
Perfection
2013 Memorial Day Video
Equal = Equal
2012 Congrats, Nephew!!
Doggie Vision Networks
The Flash: Omnibus
JLI: vol 1
Flash: Rebirth
Burning Images
What Do You Believe?
2011 Are We Still At War With The Poor?

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People who fight with fire usually end up with ashes.
  —   Abigail Van Buren
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On This Day In:
2018 I’d Bet On Taxes
Ooops! I Spoke Too Soon
2017 A Cautionary Wish
2016 Slogging
It’s About…
Man / Man
2015 Memorial Day – 2015
Content People Love To Share
2014 I Resemble That Remark
2013 Long Range Exploration
2012 UBI
2011 Opportunity

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To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue.  These five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
  —   Confucius
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On This Day In:
2018 An Infectious Political Cancer
Site Update / Poems Page Evolution
2017 Our Thirst
2016 History Favors The Victor
2015 This We’ll Leave Them
2014 Sounds Like Faux News To Me
2013 Reasons
2012 American Libertarianism
2011 The Goal

 

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A lot of guys go, ‘Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.’  I tell ’em, ‘I don’t know any.’  They want me to make one up.  I don’t make ’em up.  I don’t even know when I say it.  They’re the truth.  And it is the truth.  I don’t know.
  —  Yogi Berra
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On This Day In:
2018 An Approaching Disgrace
2017 Liberty, Collusion, History And The Republican Majority
2016 But I Have Too Many Questions
2015 A New Friend
2014 Do I Have To Fall In Love?
2013 More Democracy, Please
2012 Speaking Of Love
2011 Limits

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We need the kind of vision that tells us when to stop something as well as when to begin something.
  —  Joan Chittister
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On This Day In:
2018 Expecting Profit
2017 In Spite Of The President
2016 And Sets
And My God For His Graces
2015 About Character
2014 Your Gain
2013 Look Up
2012 Count Me In
2011 Pirates Four, Three Songs
Sir Charles
Look First, Not Last
2010 Par-a-diddle

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“I think that in this era, where people are really hungry for someone that they can trust and a team they can trust, that it’s just something they sense in their gut,” Muir says.  “And we go out there and try to earn that trust every single night.  And we’re not perfect.  One of the great gifts of this job is that you can go out the next night and give it your best shot again.  But we never forget that we’re reporting to a divided country.”
The challenge, he says, when “half the country is saying give the guy a break and the other half of the country is still saying how on earth could this happen and how much longer will it last,” is to hear both sides without being identified with either.  “We do this balancing act every night of trying to signal to an audience we hear you, we’re asking questions for you.”
  —  Karl Vick  (quoting David Muir)
From his article / interview:  “World News Tonight’s David Muir Wants to Earn Your Trust, One Broadcast at a Time
Time Magazine, dtd: 27 August 2018
Online interview at:  http://time.com/5368871/david-muir-world-news-tonight/
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On This Day In:
2018 Mutual Assistance
2017 The Toughest Job
2016 Congratulations!!
Better Yet, Read!
2015 Even If It Kills Us Slowly
2014 Fun To Play God
Of Anything
2013 Legal (Almost)
2012 Great Scots!
2011 The GI Bill – A Simple History Lesson
Breaking Even

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I never said half the things I said.
  —  Yogi Berra
[Yogi sounds a bit like #LyingDonald, but we’ve got #45 on tape for most of his public lies.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2018 Go And Dare
2017 And Wealth A Poor Substitute For Ability
2016 Neither Darkness Nor Shadows
2015 It Took Roots
2014 Hard Evidence
2013 Full Participation
2012 Roving (Again)
Ooops, Again
2011 Why Not?

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Thirty-Five years ago I met the love of  my life…
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On This Day In:
2018 Happy Meeting Day 34 (And Counting)
Storytelling
2017 Happy Meeting Day 33 (And Counting)
2016 Picture Perfect
2015 Life Showed Compassion
2014 And Then I Met Her
2013 Defining Maleness
The Run Continues
2012 All Set
2011 Not Always

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There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.
  —  Ulysses S. Grant
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On This Day In:
2018 Happy Meeting Day 34 (And Counting)
Storytelling
2017 Happy Meeting Day 33 (And Counting)
2016 Picture Perfect
2015 Life Showed Compassion
2014 And Then I Met Her
2013 Defining Maleness
The Run Continues
2012 All Set
2011 Not Always

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