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To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know.  No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils.
   ―    Socrates
[I do not fear death, but neither do I welcome it’s cold embrace (just in case).  —  KMAB]
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2013 Anyway
2012 Habit Forming
2011 And In The Other Hand(ful)
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A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
  –  Oscar Wilde
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On This Day In:
2018 Happy Thanksgiving (2018)
2017 Grateful Humility
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2015 Done What You Could
2014 Impossible To Other Men
2013 Just In Case
2012 Isn’t This Just Pleasant?
2011 No Void In Sight

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Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish.
  —  Anne Morrow Lindbergh
They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.
  —  Native American Proverb
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2015 The Key Shift
2014 Remember ISIS / ISIL?
2013 What Have You Done Lately?
2012 B8
2011 I’m Definitely Not In Control

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I would rather have one rose and a kind word
from a friend while I’m here
than a whole truck load when I’m gone.
  —  William Blake
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On This Day In:
2018 And Blog Posts, Too
2017 Just Doin’ It
2016 Definitely Not Bell Shaped
2015 Dreadful Pity
2014 Worse Than Useless
2013 Personal Prisons
2012 So, Not Yet Then
2011 Real Love

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The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
   ―  J.K. Rowling
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On This Day In:
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2016 Slogging
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2015 Memorial Day – 2015
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2014 I Resemble That Remark
2013 Long Range Exploration
2012 UBI
2011 Opportunity

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Death, Be Not Proud

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul’s delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell’st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
   —  John Donne
From:  “Holy Sonnets
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2014 Like Shells On The Shore
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Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you are free to live.
   —  Saul Alinsky
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On This Day In:
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In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
   —   André Gide
Death is for many of us the gate of hell; but we are inside on the way out, not outside on the way in.
   —  George Bernard Shaw
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2014 Still Trying To Cope
2013 Dear Diary (A good chuckle!)
2012 Conveniently Sequential
2011 King’s Speech Number Four
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To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
   ―  J.K. Rowling
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On This Day In:
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2012 Useful Science
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Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
    —  Wilson Mizner
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On This Day In:
2016 Making It Up
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2015 We Are All Explorers
2014 Still Trying To Cope
2013 Dear Diary (A good chuckle!)
2012 Conveniently Sequential
2011 King’s Speech Number Four
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Disappeared

 

All men fear death.  It’s a natural fear that consumes us all.  We fear death because we feel that we haven’t loved well enough or loved at all, which ultimately are one and the same.  However, when you make love with a truly great woman, one that deserves the utmost respect in this world and one that makes you feel truly powerful, that fear of death completely disappears.  Because when you are sharing your body and heart with a great woman the world fades away.  You two are the only ones in the entire universe.  You conquer what most lesser men have never conquered before, you have conquered a great woman’s heart, the most vulnerable thing she can offer to another.  Death no longer lingers in the mind.  Fear no longer clouds your heart.  Only passion for living, and for loving, become your sole reality.  This is no easy task for it takes insurmountable courage.  But remember this, for that moment when you are making love with a woman of true greatness you will feel immortal.  I believe that love that is true and real creates a respite from death.  All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing.
And when the man who is brave and true looks death squarely in the face like some rhino hunters I know or Belmonte, who is truly brave, it is because they love with sufficient passion to push death out of their minds.  Until it returns, as it does to all men.  And then you must make really good love again.  Think about it.
  ―  Woody Allen
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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.  That myth is more potent than history.  That dreams are more powerful than facts.  That hope always triumphs over experience.  That laughter is the only cure for grief.  And I believe that love is stronger than death.
  -– Robert Fulghum
From his book: “All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten
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On This Day In:
2012 Pioneers
2011 It Is Free

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