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The equal rights of man, and the happiness of every individual, are now acknowledged to be the only legitimate objects of government.
   ―   Thomas Jefferson
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On This Day In:
2019 Accustomed To It
2018 Booking My Trip Into The Expanding Universe
2017 Fear Instead Of Convictions
2016 Memorial Day – 2016
2015 A Handful Of Reviews
And You Can Quote Me
2014 Get Wisdom
2013 Enjoying The View?
2012 Adam’s Rib
2011 I’m Sure I Remember That…
Memorial Day, 2011

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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
  —  Albert Camus
[When I was in my late 30’s, I lived and worked in Liverpool, England.  One day, I was standing at a urinal (doing what you do there) and an elderly (formerly retired) executive stepped to the urinal next to me.  As he was relieving himself, he let loose with a passage which I would politely describe as “a rolling ball of thunder”.
He half-notched his head towards me and said:  “Young man, when you get older you’ll find out that happiness is a dry fart.”
I’m still not sure about the meaning of life, but I can add that these days, my wife (who does our laundry) and I agree with him.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2019 Why #45 (#LazyDonald) Was Destined To Be A Failed Presidency
2018 Easter In Liverpool
Star Guides To Destiny
Growl
2017 Decisions
2016 Along The Path
2015 Make Mine Rare, Please
2014 Passion Flooding
2013 On Purpose
2012 Sans Gall Bladder, Day 4
How Did You Spend Your Day?
2011 It’s Hammerin’ Time!!
Convenient Auxiliaries

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Doing what needs to be done may not make you happy, but it will make you great.
  ―  George Bernard Shaw
[They won’t.  But they should…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2019 Carry It
2018 Simple
2017 Knowledge Pays
2016 Brief Glimpses And Full Glances
2015 Pursuing Perspective
2014 Wearing Down?
2013 Labouring Under A Curse
2012 Listen To Yourself
2011 Career Tips (Part 1)
No Captain Dunsel

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Don’t aim at success.  The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it.  For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.  Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.  I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge.  Then you will live to see that in the long-run — in the long-run, I say! — success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.
  ―  Viktor E. Frankl
From his book: “Man’s Search for Meaning
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On This Day In:
2018 #NeverAgain
Doss II
Doesn’t / Does
2017 Talent Hates To Move
2016 Looking To November
2015 It Isn’t The End
Prospero’s Precepts
2014 Friends
2013 Learning Bitter
2012 Remembrance, Minstrels & Going Off To War
May I Have More Happiness, Please?
2011 There Is No God, But God
2010 Another Running Book…

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By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
   ―  Socrates
[Happy Valentine’s Day, Hil!!  I guess I was never fated to be a philosopher…
All my love,
Always,
Your Kev
XXX
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On This Day In:
2018 Happy Valentine’s Day – 2018!!
2017 Happy Valentine’s Day – 2017!!
2016 Happy Valentine’s Day – 2016!!
2015 To My Special Lady
2014 Awakening
2013 Drowsy In Comfort
2012 Happy Valentine’s Day
2011 Own Your Bible

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Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
  —  Ralph Waldo Emerson
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On This Day In:
2017 Reach Down
2016 And Women When You Are 59
2015 Intersections, Explorations And Relationships
2014 [!(±*=)/≠], [!<]
Orange October (XI) – Giants Win Game 5 (5 To 0)!!!
2013 Hard To Deserve
2012 Cloudy Between Games
Admiration, n.
2011 One, Two, Three – Blink

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If you do not have the capacity for happiness with a little money, great wealth will not bring it to you.
  —  William Feather
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On This Day In:
2017 In Every Thing
2016 Future Halo
2015 The Hard Way Every Time
2014 Indispensable Wits
2013 I’d Like To
2012 2012 National League Champions – San Francisco Giants!!
2nd Viewing – No Change
Light Shining Out of Darkness
2011 Just Kickin It
Are These The “Real” Protectors Of America’s Constitution?
2010 Giants Advance To 2010 World Series!!!

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People speak of finding balance.  To me, that’s a misplaced ambition.  If you have balance, you do everything okay.  But to excel at your craft, you need obsessive, unbridled fanaticism.  Not only does excellence require such commitment, it demands it.  A life worth living is frenetic, disjointed, breakneck, and quite fantastic.  Balance doesn’t lead to happiness – impassioned dedication to one’s life purpose does.
  —  Dean Karnazes
From his book:  “The Road To Sparta
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On This Day In:
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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Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.
  ―  Ralph Waldo Emerson
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On This Day In:
2017 Hannity And Limbaugh
2016 Or He Could Just Be Lazy
Small Hero
2015 Seeking Cultured Leadership
2014 Examining Failure
2013 Driving Passion
2012 Cannibal, n.
2011 Moments Of Truth

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There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
  —  Freya Stark
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On This Day In:
2017 Looking At #DumbDonald
2016 No Great Thing
2015 Happy Memory
Of Two Minds
2014 Sums
2013 Memories & Binging
Admiration Due
2012 Choices Matter
2011 Acceptance Is The Key
2010 Just A Permanent Crease…
Bodily Functions

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Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
  —  John Barrymore
[Found at one of the blogs I follow:  http://ididnthavemyglasseson.com/
The specific post was found at: http://ididnthavemyglasseson.com/2016/09/21/open-doors/
If you have a minute to spare, it’s well worth a visit…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 When It Deserves It
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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You cannot see wisdom, but you can see its reflection.  Its reflection is happiness, fearlessness, and kindness.
   —  Sylvia Boorstein
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On This Day In:
2017 Opposites Attract
2016 Completely Unreasonable
Starting To Be A Reacher
2015 Avengers Assemble II
But If I Had To Perish Twice…
2014 Turning Pages
2013 We Are All Accountable
2012 American Sign Language
2011 Happy Disproof
2010 Book Review – Managing Your Government Career

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While money can’t buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.
   ―  Groucho Marx
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On This Day In:
2016 Feeling Warm Yet?
Four Documentaries
2015 Just Like All The Others
2014 In My Own Vanity
2013 Filled With Words
2012 Lectio Auget Existentiae Meae
2011 Lied Lately?
2010 Born To Work At Faux News
Lost Again (Uh, Make That Still)
Qui Genus Humanum Ingenio Superavit
They’re Back… (Part 1)

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We never know the quality of someone else’s life, though we seldom resist the temptation to assume and pass judgement.
   —  Tami Hoag
Most musicians remain poor.  But the music that they make, even if it does not bring them millions, gives millions of people happiness.
   ―  Langston Hughes
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On This Day In:
2016 Two Weeks To Go…
2015 Remembering
2014 The Creeping Death Of Civilization
Orange October (X) – A Blue Morning Turns Into An Orange Evening
2013 License Problem
2012 Giants Win Game 2 Of The 2012 World Series 2 To 0!!!
Adage, n.
Questions Women Should Ask Before Voting…
2011 What Are You Looking At?

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There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.
   —   Samuel Johnson
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On This Day In:
2016 Life Unlimited
2015 Still Trying
2014 Destiny, n.
2013 No Apologies
2012 Utterly Convinced
2011 A Key To Effectiveness

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