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I find the great in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving:  To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
    —    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
From his collection of essays:  “The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table
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On This Day In:
2015 Embarrassing Myself Again
2014 I’ve Never Have Had
2013 Glory Days (part 1)
2012 Feeling Old?
2011 Even When I Wish Really, Really Hard
Skeptical Fathers
Cha-cha-cha-changes

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A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.
    —    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
[Who’s that old man in your selfie?  LOL!!    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 The Writer’s Dilemma
2013 Just Paying The Rent
2012 Remembering…
2011 A Little Farther

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Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
    —    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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On This Day In:
2014 Outta Here
2013 Getting Words Right
2012 There’s A New Dog In Town
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is
2011 A Conservative Is…

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