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Hello Walls

Favorite Line(s):
Well look here,
is that a teardrop
in the corner
of your pane?
Now don’t you
try to tell me
that’s it’s rain.
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2018 A Reluctant Joiner
#IncompetentDonald: On The Road To Ruin
2017 He Says, It Says
2016 Marriage Advice
2015 To James (and ‘Tasha)
2014 Ssshhush, You Are Not Alone
2013 So I Chose Living…
2012 For However Short A Time…
2011 Take A Deep Breath And Continue (Or Not)
2010 Tootsie-Roll Day

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The loneliness of the President is another well-established truism of essays on the presidential process.  It is only part of the story; for, during the rest of the time, no one in the country is more assailed by divergent advice and clamorous counsel.  This advice and counsel, indeed, are essential to the process of decision; for they give the President not only needed information and ideas but a sense of the possibilities and the limitations of action.  A wise President therefore gathers strength and insight from the Nation.  Still, in the end, he is alone.  There stands the decision — and there stands the President.  “I have accustomed myself to receive with respect the opinions of others,” said Andrew Jackson, “but always take the responsibility of deciding for myself.”
   —   President John F. Kennedy
Quoted by: Theodore C. Sorensen
From the Foreword to his book:  “Decision-Making in the White House
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On This Day In:
2016 Compensation
2015 Charlie Redux
2014 The Crux
2013 Erosion And Rechannelling
Alliance, n.
2012 How Many Thought… (One I Know Of)
Choices And Decisions
2011 Speed Spoils
Simply Intended
2010 A Second 4 Hour Jog

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…I am still lonely often, as you are.  But to be lonely is not to be unloved, but only to learn the value of love  –  and that it takes many forms and is sometimes hard to recognize.
  —  Morris L. West
From his book:  “The Shoes of the Fisherman
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On This Day In:
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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The worst form of loneliness is not being comfortable with yourself.
   —   Mark Twain
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