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It is here that I can concentrate my mind upon the Remembered Earth.  It is here that I am most conscious of being, here that wonder comes upon my blood, here I want to live forever;  and it is no matter that I must die.
    —     N. Scott Momaday
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On This Day In:
2021 Learning Stages
Sometimes It Only Takes A Smile…
2020 Come Laugh With Me
Make Life Be Life To Me
2019 For Your Consideration…
2018 Brown’s Rules
Day 23: Fasting Visualized
2017 Still Trying To Make It
2016 One Lucky Man
2015 Food Change ==> Health Change
2014 10 Commandments Of Logical Arguments (Fallacies)
2013 Sociology Of The Future
2012 1010
There In The Sunshine
2011 Not Enough Time

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Silence is the only language God speaks.  Everything else is a bad translation.
    —     Rumi
[My message to the members of the “Christian / American Taliban”…    —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 It Cannot Be A Science
Fallin’ And Callin’
2020 What’s Inside You?
Think Of Me And Smile
2019 Impeaching The Idiot In The Oval Office
2018 My Religion
Day 22: Step And Hang
2017 Adrift In The Oval Office
Regrets – The Donald Failed The Test
2016 Just Ask “The Donald”
2015 Did You Pass On It?
2014 Even When It Ain’t, It Is
2013 Still Happens
2012 Possessing Eternity
2011 I Thought We Were Talking About Afghanistan

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May your walls know joy, each room hold laughter and every window open to greater possibility.
    —     Mary Anne Radmacher
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On This Day In:
2021 A Spoonful Of Sugar
A Matter Of Fact
2020 Insensitive To Silence
To All My Friends…
2019 Judging Success
2018 Something Else
Day 21: 10% Loss
2017 Courage
2016 Don’t H8! — I’m With Her!!
2015 $20 Anyone?
2014 And Yet I Still Study
2013 Use Your Own
2012 Strengthen Freedom
2011 Attrition = A Lack Of Imagination
2010 Mind The Fire, Love
Just Beyond My Reach…
Even A Life Of Quiet Desperation!
Acts Of Courage

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Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.
    —     U.S. Representative John Lewis
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On This Day In:
2021 Universal Vibrations
Stitched With Love
2020 Weakness In The Oval Office
Doo Wop (1961)
2019 A Temporary Surrender
2018 I Am Spartacus
The Privilege Of Milking
Day 20: Relief
2017 Try Not To Run Short, Too
2016 I Feel The Same (Thankful)
2015 It Couldn’t Hurt
2014 Sir, I Have Reasoned It Out!
2013 What Are We Becoming?
2012 Miracles
2011 “W” Finds A Nut!
2010 No Strain At All, But I’m Not Sure About Stress…
An Evening at the Pavilion…

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It may give us some comfort in these worrisome times to know that in all of history only one country has actually been crazy enough to detonate atomic weapons in the midst of civilian populations, turning unarmed men, women and children into radioactive soot and bonemeal.  And that was a long, long time ago now.
Kurt Vonnegut
Letter to the New York Times
12th September 2002
    —     Kurt Vonnegut
From:  “Kurt Vonnegut:  Letters”
Edited by:  Dan Wakefield
Found at one of the sites I follow:  “Letters of Note
The specific post is:  https://news.lettersofnote.com/p/most-letters-from-a-parent-contain?s=r
[Please visit the original site if you have a few spare minutes…    —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 Get It Done
Toe Tappin’ And Head Bobbin’
2020 Saddle Up!
Practicing To Be Clever
Anybody Want A Bagel?
2019 Welcome Home
The Whole Community
2018 The Cells Are Right
Day 19: Broth
2017 Be Responsible
2016 Thinking About November 8th, 2016
2015 Lonely Teardrops
2014 Pleasurable Law
2013 Room For Justice
In The Minds Of Others
2012 Extinction, n.
2011 Snap!

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Cherishing children is the mark of a civilized society.
    —     Joan Ganz Cooney
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On This Day In:
2021 In A Way
Solo In The Middle Of The Backroads
2020 What’d I Miss?
A Little Closer
But I Grew Up A Niner Fan…
2019 Tragedy
2018 The Beam In Your Eye Adds Up
Day 18: My Body Mass Index (BMI)
2017 Open Your Eyes (And Your Heart)
2016 Privilege Too…
2015 Otherwise Obscured
2014 Fundamentals
2013 Proof – ing
2012 Deluge, n.
2011 Hail, Caesar!
Why Were You Sent?

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Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
    —     George Bernard Shaw
[To all you Independents and “conservative” Democrats who want to send a “message” to President Biden by voting for Republicans in the November mid-terms, remember in doing so, you are voting against supporting the middle-class worker, against voting rights, against national health care, against personal privacy and against reducing climate change.  If you are “okay” with the Republican stand on all of those issues / positions – fine.  Vote your conscious.  Otherwise, I suggest you find and support EVERY Democrat at your local, state and national level – and vote for them.  Elections have consequences.    —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 Awaiting The Polisher
With Old Friends (And Family)
…Before You Leap!
2020 I Don’t Want To Get Any Older…
Maybe I’ll See You There
2019 Free At Last!
2018 Some Basic Virtues
Day 17: Fit In 48’s
2017 Too Soon We Part…
Rigorous And Difficult
2016 Where And Why
2015 The Beauty Of Thy Voice
2014 Faith In Men
2013 An Average Verge
2012 Dew Drop Secrets
2011 Champion Freedom

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Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
    —     Mark Twain
[Why do viewers watch a channel that’s been demonstrated to lie to them.  Oh yeah…  Because they (the viewers) want to believe the lies.  Why does Faux do it?  …To laugh all the way to the bank.    —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 Living At The Edge
A Simple Song
More Sounds (Guitar Review)
2020 Poor Proof
Right From The Start
You Voted For An Incompetent And Corrupt Business Person To Drain A Political Swamp
2019 I Wish This Were More True
2018 Used To Rejection
Day 16: Looking Ahead (Just A Little)
2017 Tonight
I Rejoice
2016 Conscientious Courage
Speaking Of Which…
2015 The Beautiful Snow
2014 Nurtured By The Voices
2013 Précis
2012 Fear And Understanding
2011 Just Being Human

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The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
    —     Mark Twain
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On This Day In:
2021 Is Your Life Rich?
Until Then…
2020 Reincarnation Or Groundhog Day?
Any Sunny Afternoon
2019 Four Days To Go
2018 No One Man
Day 15: Tired (Again)
2017 Strongly Convinced
2016 Me, Myself & I
2015 God, Give Us Men!
2014 Got Any Bezzy Mates?
2013 On Being A Nerd – Awesome
2012 Writers Write
2011 And History Has Proved This Correct
2010 Fascinating Discontinuity
Tasted Bacon?

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The best things in life aren’t things.
    —     Ann Landers
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On This Day In:
2021 I Regret To Admit (I Do)
Two Ways
2020 3rd November 2020
He Sat Down And Opened Up His Mind
2019 Just Two?
2018 I Resemble That Remark… (6!)
Day 14: Two Weeks!
2017 Try It, You’ll Like It
2016 Echo Chamber?
2015 Embrace The World Like A Lover
2014 Democratic Beliefs (for the next President)
2013 And Go Now!
2012 A World Safe For Diversity
2011 What If I Don’t Want To?
2009 Restful Sunday and a Movie About Boys’ Dolls (Action Figures)

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Rivers know this:  There is no hurry.  We shall get there some day.
    —    Winnie the Pooh
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On This Day In:
2021 Still Stumbling
Make It Your Own…
2020 #45: Diarrhea Of The Mouth, Constipation Of The Brain
Not As Often As I Used To
2019 Four Buffett’s
2018 Change Happens
Day 13: Ginger / Mint Relief
2017 Still Removing Bricks
2016 Namaste
2015 Still Learning
2014 Dark Processes
2013 To The Last Link
2012 Slept In Again
2011 Home Again, Naturally
2009 Thoughts after a long day of OT…

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Scientific progress is measured in units of courage, not intelligence.
    —     Paul Dirac
[Found on one of the blogs I follow:  “ram H singhal
Located at:  https://ram0singhal.wordpress.com/
The specific post is at:  https://ram0singhal.wordpress.com/2021/07/13/1933-nobel-prize-in-physics-paul-adrien-maurice-dirac/
Please visit the original site if you have a spare moment.     —     kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 True Fervor
Still Sparkles
2020 A Destructive Mistake
I’d Rather Live In HER World
2019 And #IncompetentTrump Is A Failure At Both
2018 To Excel At Your Craft
Day 12: Waiting
2017 Like When You Can Order Others To Fight For You
2016 Holding Fast
2015 Alms Or Balms
2014 A Day At The Beach
2013 Pillows
Steppin’
2012 Invincible Summer
2011 Being Objective
2010 First Things First…
Northwest Passages – Intro
Northwest Passages – Day One
Northwest Passages – Poetry
Northwest Passages – Evening One
Northwest Passages – Morning Two

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Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps.  The sleeper must awaken.
    —     Frank Herbert
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On This Day In:
2021 And It Will Be Here Last
Still Goode 40 Years Later
2020 Necessary And Desirable
Who Made The Rules?
2019 The Far Side
2018 Hold On
Day 11: Just Plain Tired
2017 Why Don’t You Tell Us What You Really Think?
2016 Discontent
2015 Do You Know Me?
Appetite For Life Update
2014 Tough Journalism
2013 Things I’ve Learned
2012 Abstainer, n.
2011 Rain, Rain, Rain
Test Your Strength
2009 End the mistakes…

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A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked.  The inverse proposition also appears to be true:  A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work.  You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system.
    —    John Gall
From his book:  “Systemantics (3rd Ed.): The Systems Bible
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On This Day In:
2021 Born Again
Begin Writing
2020 Nah… I’m Still Chuckling
Squeaking By With “C’s”
2019 Consider Me A Phony
2018 Last
Day 10: Double Digits
2017 Could You Repeat The Question?
2016 Still Busy?
2015 Why, Just This Morning…
2014 Just Kindness
2013 Now Shaking
2012 Absurdity, n.
2011 Minor Changes
Things I’ve Learned From Life – Nana Carter
Acting Out

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If you put a computer in front of children and remove all other adult restrictions, they will self-organize around it like bees around a flower.
    —    Sugata Mitra
As quoted by:  Joshua Davis
From his article:  “Free Thinkers
Appearing in:  Wired Magazine;  dtd:  November 2013
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On This Day In:
2021 Revolutionary Protest
‘Cause Dreaming Can Make You Mine
2020 Too High For #45
Talkin’ ‘Bout Her
2019 Little Things…
2018 Have Thee Paid Yet?
Day 9: Fingertips
2017 Hopefully, I’m Good Company
2016 Maybe Not Most
2015 Differences That Matter
2014 But Sometimes It Takes A Village
2013 Laughter > Grief
2012 Pioneers
2011 It Is Free

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