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After (to me) six long weeks, my wife is returning from visiting her family back in Liverpool.  I have missed her a great deal.  The above video is a dedication to the love of my life…  It’s not entirely accurate / appropriate since we’ve been married for over 30 years, but I do still cherish her and love the sentiment of the song’s lyrics.
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On This Day In:
2017 It’s Just Around The Bend
2016 In What Direction?
2015 Embarrassing Myself Again
2014 I’ve Never Have Had
2013 Glory Days (part 1)
2012 Feeling Old?
2011 Even When I Wish Really, Really Hard
Skeptical Fathers
Cha-cha-cha-changes
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He who plants trees benefits another generation.
   —  Caecilius Statius as quoted by Marcus Tullius Cicero
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On This Day In:
2017 Reinforced Learning
2016 I Choose To Believe
2015 What They Don’t Teach You At School
2014 Still Trying To Die (5)
2013 Honest Doubt
2012 Choice
2011 Ownership Of Thought

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Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
   —  Isak Denison
(The pen name for Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke)
[Happy Birthday, James!  Life is short and we can never tell you enough times how proud of you we are and that we love you!  —  Mum and Dad (KMAB)]
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On This Day In:
2017 Enjoy
2016 I Got A Feeling
2015 Fiction Leading To History
2014 A Self-Correcting Process
2013 None But He Knows
2012 99% Are Demanding
2011 All In The Family
Take Your Pick

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I prefer butter to margarine, because I trust cows more than I trust chemists.
   —  Joan Dye Gussow
[Happy Birthday, Sis!  This quote made me think of you.  LOL!!  —  Love, Kevin]
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On This Day In:
2017 Don’t Sink Now
2016 A Burning Passion To Teach Freedom
2015 Before Debit (And Credit) Cards
2014 Herding Cats
2013 Ooops!
2012 Understand A Great Truth
2011 Start Here…
2010 Random Acts of Vandalism On Easter Weekend…

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A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
   —  George Bernard Shaw
[And, a Happy 91st Birthday to my mom!  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 Ten To Go
2016 Unstable Emergence
2015 88
2014 Some One-Liners Are Too Easy
2013 Greatness
2012 Memories Of Arlington
2011 Wake Up

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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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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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