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I learned early that the richness of life is found in adventure.  Adventure calls on all the faculties of mind and spirit.  It develops self-reliance and independence.  Life then teems with excitement.  But man is not ready for adventure unless he is rid of fear.  For fear confines him and limits his scope.  He stays tethered by strings of doubt and indecision and has only a small and narrow world to explore.
    —     William O. Douglas
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
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On This Day In:
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2020 And So Must Good Government
2019 Are You Done Watching?
2018 Spineless Capitulation By The Democrats
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2017 Sincerely Yours
2016 Only Good To Say
2015 A Series Of Temporary Conditions
2014 Gaps
2013 Duty
2012 Cost Not Price
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2011 The Simple Normalcy Of Everyday Life – “Squirrel!”

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I have too much respect for people to try to control them.  But they are estranged from love, afraid to reach out and touch one another.  We’re afraid to appear sentimental or speak in platitudes because people will say, ‘What a jerk!’  It takes courage in our culture to be a lover.
    —    Dr. Leo F. Buscaglia
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On This Day In:
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2020 The Burden Of Faith
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2018 And 40+ Years Later?
2017 He Is Alone
2016 Compensation
2015 Charlie Redux
2014 The Crux
2013 Erosion And Rechannelling
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2012 How Many Thought… (One I Know Of)
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2011 Speed Spoils
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2010 A Second 4 Hour Jog

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The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new.
 
    ―     Dr. Leo F. Buscaglia
 
If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
 
    ―     Thomas J. Watson
 
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On This Day In:
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2020 Fearless Security
2019 I Prefer A Neat Single Malt
2018 Seeking Finer Fruits
2017 Something That Is Absolute
2016 Animate And Encourage
  Out Of Time
2015 In Time
2014 Robust Interconnectivity
2013 What Have We Here?
2012 Tributaries And Eddies
  An Honest Politician
2011 Penultimate
   

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There are more things, Lucilius, likely to frighten us than there are to crush us;  we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.  What I advise you to do is, not to be unhappy before the crisis comes.  Accordingly, some things torment us more than they ought;  some torment us before they ought;  and some torment us when they ought not to torment us at all.  We are in the habit of exaggerating, or imagining, or anticipating, sorrow.  We shall consider later whether these evils derive their power from their own strength, or from our own weakness.
    —     Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Known as:  Seneca the Younger
From:  “On Groundless Fear” (Letter 13 of the “Moral Letters to Lucilius“)
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On This Day In:
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2014 Have Faith
2013 Found In A Mine
2012 Two-Sided Coin
2011 Passionately Scorned Rules

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Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear.  If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
    —    Thich Nhat Hahn
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
    —    Nelson Mandela
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On This Day In:
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2019 Good People On Both Sides?
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2015 What Are You Making Now?
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2012 Enquiries
2011 The Prize: Understanding
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Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear.  We’ll break out of it.  It takes time.
    —     Warren Buffett
It’s never paid to bet against America.  We come through things, but its not always a smooth ride.
    —    Warren Buffett
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On This Day In:
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2018 Open Doors
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2016 Expiation For Rest
2015 You’ll Get Through It
2014 A Special Kind Of Fall
2013 Very Rewarding
2012 MIB3 – The Team Is Closer Than Ever
Yet
2011 Little By Little

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The world does not belong to those who sign up.  The world belongs to those who show up.
    —     Frazz
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
    —     Joseph Chilton Pearce
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On This Day In:
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2012 Pleading The Insanity Defense
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The Big Sin

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Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
    —     Ambrose Redmoon
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On This Day In:
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2020 Might As Well Jump
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2012 I Err Gladly
2011 Ill Executed
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Fear is not a bad place to start a spiritual journey.
    —    Kathleen Norris
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On This Day In:
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2020 Never B3
2019 No Small Thing
2018 Unsaid And Undone
2017 Evidence Of Faith
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2014 Not In Any Sense
2013 The Circus On TV
2012 To Be Stronger
2011 Are You Sure?

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…We have no idea – and never have had – whether the market is going to go up, down, or sideways in the near- or intermediate term future.
What we do know, however, is that occasional outbreaks of those two super-contagious diseases, fear and greed, will forever occur in the investment community.  The timing of these epidemics will be unpredictable.  And the market aberrations produced by them will be equally unpredictable, both as to duration and degree.  Therefore, we never try to anticipate the arrival or departure of either disease.  Our goal is more modest:  we simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
    —    Warren Buffett
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On This Day In:
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2015 Distracted
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2012 Utopian
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Love alone is the only reasonable activity or pursuit of humankind . . .   For love not only annihilates our fear of meaningless but empowers us to seek the happiness of others.   And this indeed is our greatest happiness.
    —    Leo Tolstoy
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2011 Consider This

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror.  I can take the next thing that comes along.’  You MUST do the thing that you think you cannot do.
 
     —     Eleanor Roosevelt
 
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2014 Three…
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2012 Still Trying
2011 Not Deserving
   

 

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I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
     ––    Louisa May Alcott
From her book:  “Little Women
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On This Day In:
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2012 Liar, n.
2011 Freedom To Doubt

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Courage is being scared to death  . . .  and saddling up anyway.
    —    John Wayne
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On This Day In:
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Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being.  With freedom comes responsibility.  For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
    —    Eleanor Roosevelt
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On This Day In:
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2015 Pretty Good So Far
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2012 Evolution
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Crater Lake Trip with James

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