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You Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley

Favorite Line(s):
You got to walk,
That lonesome valley
Well, you got to walk,
It for yourself
Ain’t nobody else,
Can walk it for you
You got to walk,
That valley for yourself
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On This Day In:
2020 51 Days Until The Moron (#45) Is Out Of Office
Tearing The Roof Off It
2019 #Impeach45: Once A Buffoon, Now A Bad Joke
2018 Good Sense
2017 E Pluribus Unum
2016 Lacking
2015 Chip, Chip, Chip
2014 nom de plume
2013 The Real Reason
From The Book
2012 When Young
2011 14 Ways To A Better Judgement

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Simplicity is the final achievement.  After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
    —     Frederic Chopin
[After barely 200 hours of practice, I can not claim to say I’ve played “a vast quantity of notes”.  But, in seeking my own “voice”, I believe I am already seeking simplicity.  I can (already) see why some become obsessed with playing an instrument and making the music in their head come out.  It is very much like the first time you get a computer program to run successfully and then successively pare the program until it feels elegant (to you).    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2020 51 Days Until The Moron (#45) Is Out Of Office
Tearing The Roof Off It
2019 #Impeach45: Once A Buffoon, Now A Bad Joke
2018 Good Sense
2017 E Pluribus Unum
2016 Lacking
2015 Chip, Chip, Chip
2014 nom de plume
2013 The Real Reason
From The Book
2012 When Young
2011 14 Ways To A Better Judgement

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Doc’s Guitar

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On This Day In:
2020 So, You Think You Know The Answer?
The One You Come Running To
2019 His Promises, OUR Hopes
2018 Where I Write
2017 At Last, An Honest Philosopher…
2016 Fake It ‘Til You Make It
2015 Hell Toupée
2014 Corrected And Amended
2013 Too Few
2012 Three Characters
2011 Universal Payment
2010 Privatizing the TSA? (An old – and long – post, but still relevant!!)

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Daily ripples of excellence over time become a tsunami of success.
    —     Robin S. Sharma
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On This Day In:
2020 So, You Think You Know The Answer?
The One You Come Running To
2019 His Promises, OUR Hopes
2018 Where I Write
2017 At Last, An Honest Philosopher…
2016 Fake It ‘Til You Make It
2015 Hell Toupée
2014 Corrected And Amended
2013 Too Few
2012 Three Characters
2011 Universal Payment
2010 Privatizing the TSA? (An old – and long – post, but still relevant!!)

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I Can Love You Like That

Favorite Line(s):
I can love you like that
I would make you my world
Move Heaven and Earth
If you were my girl
I will give you my heart
Be all that you need
Show you you’re everything
That’s precious to me
If you give me a chance
I can love you like that
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On This Day In:
2020 And Most Adults Don’t Either
And It Burns, Burns, Burns
Just Dessert
2019 Happy Thanksgiving (2019)
2018 And Smiles…
2017 Or Savor A Little Longer…
2016 Sometimes I Just Want To Smell The Flowers
2015 One Truth – Done Well
2014 Now In Imagination, On The Other Hand…
2013 No Plan, No Map
2012 Singing About Love
2011 The Awesome Power Of Truth

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We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
    —   Martin Luther King, Jr.
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On This Day In:
2020 And Most Adults Don’t Either
And It Burns, Burns, Burns
Just Dessert
2019 Happy Thanksgiving (2019)
2018 And Smiles…
2017 Or Savor A Little Longer…
2016 Sometimes I Just Want To Smell The Flowers
2015 One Truth – Done Well
2014 Now In Imagination, On The Other Hand…
2013 No Plan, No Map
2012 Singing About Love
2011 The Awesome Power Of Truth

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Stand By Me

Favorite Line(s):
If the sky
That we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountains
Should crumble
To the sea
I won’t cry,
I won’t cry
No, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long
As you stand,
Stand by me
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On This Day In:
2020 Minute Fractions Of Happiness
There’s Angels Everywhere
2019 Far Too Often
2018 A Divided / United Nation
2017 What We Want
2016 To The Extent
2015 Ambition
2014 More Branches To Climb
Just In Time — Happy Thanksgiving (2014)
2013 For And Against
2012 De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum
2011 Similar And Different
2010 Reminiscing
Differences

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Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
    —     Norman R. Augustine
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On This Day In:
2020 Minute Fractions Of Happiness
There’s Angels Everywhere
2019 Far Too Often
2018 A Divided / United Nation
2017 What We Want
2016 To The Extent
2015 Ambition
2014 More Branches To Climb
Just In Time — Happy Thanksgiving (2014)
2013 For And Against
2012 De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum
2011 Similar And Different
2010 Reminiscing
Differences

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When I Fall In Love

Favorite Line(s):
And the moment
I can feel
That you feel
That way too
Is when
I’ll fall in love
With you
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On This Day In:
2020 #45: The Biggest Loser’s Self-Image
Happy Thanksgiving 2020!!
2019 Defining Trumpism In Today’s Republican Party
2018 #45: It’s Tougher Being President
2017 Consequences
2016 Shouting At The Void
2015 Crab Feed
Happy Thanksgiving (2015)
2014 Beyond Proof
2013 Poor Students Of History
2012 Between Two Worlds
2011 Common Humanity
2010 The Last Two Olympians

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If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts;  but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
    —     Francis Bacon
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On This Day In:
2020 #45: The Biggest Loser’s Self-Image
Happy Thanksgiving 2020!!
2019 Defining Trumpism In Today’s Republican Party
2018 #45: It’s Tougher Being President
2017 Consequences
2016 Shouting At The Void
2015 Crab Feed
Happy Thanksgiving (2015)
2014 Beyond Proof
2013 Poor Students Of History
2012 Between Two Worlds
2011 Common Humanity
2010 The Last Two Olympians

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Humble And Kind

Favorite Line(s):
Hold the door, say “please”, say “thank you”
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got mountains to climb
But always stay humble and kind
When those dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride
But always stay humble and kind
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On This Day In:
2020 Still In School
The First Deuce
Escape From Planet Junkyard
2019 Will John Bolton Testify?
2018 Just Maybe
2017 Police In My Review Mirror
2016 Full And Rich
2015 Go Deeper
2014 Intentional Mapping
2013 The Sweet Path
2012 Living Free And Abolition
Morning Wood
2011 I Resemble That Remark

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As long as I have food I don’t need when someone else has none, or have two coats and someone else has none, I share in a constantly repeated crime.
    —     Leo Tolstoy
Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers / followers!
Today, (like every day) I am thankful for a loving family and for friends I enjoy spending time with.  Next, I am thankful I live in this day and age (toilet paper, indoor plumbing, refrigerated food, relatively hi-speed internet) with all of our advancements.  And, finally, I thank God (or the universe) for not having been given an “easier” life.  It’s difficult to say I’ve lived a “hard” life because I have been graced with so many opportunities, but I’ve tried to squeeze the marrow from the bone and live life with few (and no major) regrets.  I doubt it (my life) would have been as interesting or as much fun, if it had been easier.
Hopefully, as you read this, you too are thankful for whatever graces / blessings you have this day…  And be prayerful for (and charitable to) those less fortunate.
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On This Day In:
2020 Still In School
The First Deuce
Escape From Planet Junkyard
2019 Will John Bolton Testify?
2018 Just Maybe
2017 Police In My Review Mirror
2016 Full And Rich
2015 Go Deeper
2014 Intentional Mapping
2013 The Sweet Path
2012 Living Free And Abolition
Morning Wood
2011 I Resemble That Remark

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[The verdict] upholds a sense of accountability, but not true justice.
True justice looks like a Black man not having to worry about being harmed — or killed — while on a jog, while sleeping in his bed, while living what should be a very long life.  Ahmaud [Arbery] should be with us today.
    —   Sen. Raphael Warnock ,  D-Ga.
We must double down on our efforts to fight hatred, and we will not stop until no American’s life is cut short due to bigotry or reckless vigilantism.
I am praying for the Arbery family as they continue grieving their insurmountable loss, for Brunswick as the community works to heal, and for the country as we carry on in the march towards justice.
    —    Rep. Nikema Williams
Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia
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On This Day In:
2020 #45: And State Prison Waits When You Leave Office
I Keep Getting Up
Difficult To Relax
2019 Looking For A Republican With A Profile In Courage
2018 Hammers, Bells And Songs
2017 My Friends
2016 In Need Of Some Work
2015 Elections Have Consequences
2014 An Ear Of Happy Accidents
2013 Powerful Substitute
2012 Heroes Restored
2011 As You Should

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Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

Favorite Line(s):
Love is like a dyin’ ember
Only memories remain
Through the ages I’ll remember
Blue eyes cryin’ in the rain
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On This Day In:
2020 #45: And State Prison Waits When You Leave Office
I Keep Getting Up
Difficult To Relax
2019 Looking For A Republican With A Profile In Courage
2018 Hammers, Bells And Songs
2017 My Friends
2016 In Need Of Some Work
2015 Elections Have Consequences
2014 An Ear Of Happy Accidents
2013 Powerful Substitute
2012 Heroes Restored
2011 As You Should

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A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize;  it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny.
    —     Sir Winston Churchill
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On This Day In:
2020 #45: And State Prison Waits When You Leave Office
I Keep Getting Up
Difficult To Relax
2019 Looking For A Republican With A Profile In Courage
2018 Hammers, Bells And Songs
2017 My Friends
2016 In Need Of Some Work
2015 Elections Have Consequences
2014 An Ear Of Happy Accidents
2013 Powerful Substitute
2012 Heroes Restored
2011 As You Should

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