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Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and do the right thing, the dawn will come.
    —     Anne Lamott
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On This Day In:
2021 Rational Response
This Can’t Go On
2020 A Different Premise
2019 Can Too
2018 To Get Strength
Drip, Drip, Drip
2017 Bricolage Art
2016 Just A Shame
2015 Treasures Of The Mind
2014 Not Quite Exceeded Reach
2013 Who’s Side?
2012 Why I Joined The Army And Not The Navy…
2011 Is It Your Turn Yet?
Just Trippin’

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POEM: Lesson Learned
If I’ve learned anything,
if the years of schooling and the degrees have done me any good,
if the stacks of books that have passed before my eyes shed any light,
it’s the recognition of the ubiquity of darkness,
&
of the fact
that it’s better to learn to cautiously navigate the cave
than to pretend there’s no darkness.
[This poem is from one of the blogs / sites I follow which is titled:  the !n(tro)verted yogi
The site can be found at:  https://berniegourley.com/
The specific post is:  https://berniegourley.com/2020/12/07/poem-lesson-learned/
Please visit the original site if you have some spare time.    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2021 I Like Curves More, Too
I Don’t Know What I’d Do
2020 Pay It Forward
2019 From My Sullied Prison
2018 In My Room (2)
2017 Pretending
2016 And Songs Too…
2015 On The Road To Failure
2014 Each Moment
2013 Conversation
2012 4 Down, 11 Done (At Last)
I’m Not Afraid
2011 Who’s Risk Is It, Anyway?

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I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy;  when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries;  when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues;  when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority;  when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.
     —    Carl Sagan
[Perhaps, having seen the corruption and malevolence of the Trump Administration, the next four years can see the beginning of an American renaissance…  I hope so.  As I prayed four years ago:  “I may not agree with all (or any) of this President’s policies, but I pray he makes America a better place.”  Hopefully #45 was the “just” the darkness before the new day’s dawn.   —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2020 Posting As A Continual Exercise
2019 Border Security – Yes, Border Wall – No
2018 Supporting Survival Values
2017 Inauguration Day 2017 [Sometimes, I hate it when I’m right! — KMAB]
2016 Or A Pot Of Gold After The Storm
2015 One, Two, Three…
2014 Lend Your Hand
2013 Amnesty, n.
2012 Best Resolv’d
The Clock Is Running
2011 Magic

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness;  only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate;  only love can do that.  Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction…  The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
     —    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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On This Day In:
2019 Love Like This…
2018 Open Hearts Find Strength
Day 32: Planning The Future
2017 Thinking Out Loud
2016 Fighting Change
2015 Get Change
2014 Trapped (Again)
2013 Someone Else Believes
2012 The Practical Value of Science
2011 Seize Gladly The Difficult Task
A Constitutional Conversation
2010 The Fierce Urgency Of Now…

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Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
    —     Desmond Tutu
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On This Day In:
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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We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;  the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
    ―    Socrates
[I would say today’s Republicans fear light – AND – specifically the light which comes from science, truth and facts.  —  kmab]
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On This Day In:
2019 What Do Your Children See You Doing?
2018 Is #45 STILL Losing America
2017 We Sleep To Remember And We Sleep To Forget
2016 Useful Gift
2015 Who’s The Boss?
2014 What Counts In The Future
2013 Improper Sequence?
2012 Two Gems
2011 A True Test

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I will love the light for it shows me the way.  Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
    —    Og Mandino
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On This Day In:
2019 My Dog Scratches At The Bedroom Door
2018 One Person Can
2017 Been There, Thought That
2016 Diligent Students
2015 Unanswered Prayers
2014 Pray, v.
2013 As I…
2012 But We Need Room
2011 A Definition Of Leadership

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There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.
     —    Robert Alden
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On This Day In:
2017 The Promise At Risk
2016 Or As Will Come In Time
2015 It Is Another Beautiful Day At The Red Pony Bar And Continual Soiree…
2014 Days And Years
2013 Currency And Transport
2012 Something Which Did Not Exist Before
2011 True Magic

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