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With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course, is a very common phenomenon.  There is far too great a disproportion between what one is and what others think one is.  With me, every peep becomes a trumpet solo.
  —    Albert Einstein
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2015 Potential Is A Heavy Burden
2014 Fear Not, Weep Not
2013 Half Way There
2012 Sacrificed Any Lately?
2011 The Value Of One’s Character
2010 Intervals
On Being Human
Non-predictive Emergence
Events
Bodily Functions
Standing Thoughts
Sent Home Is Better Than Fixed

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Fame never yet found a man who waited to be found.
  —  General George S. Patton, Jr.
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On This Day In:
2013 Traditional Human Sacrifice
2012 A Division Of Men
2011 Miles, Legends and Superwoman
Got Tragedy?
2010 My Company For A Prince!!
On The Shoulders Of Titans

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Most of the people who have really counted in my life were not famous.  Nobody ever heard of them – except those who knew and loved them.  I knew an old priest once.  His hair was white, his face shone.  I have written my name on thousands and thousands of baseballs in my life.  The old priest wrote his name on just a few simple hearts.  How I envy him.  He was not trying to please a crowd.  He was merely trying to please his own immortal soul.  So fame never came to him.
I am listed as a famous home-run hitter.  Yet beside that obscure priest, who was so good and wise, I never got to first base.
  —    George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr.
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On This Day In:
2013 No Equal Measure
2012 A Single Host
2011 No Exemptions
2010 Memories Of KSA – Inside The Fire

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Fame is a spotlight one minute and a bull’s-eye the next…  Why can’t people be sensible and take a man for what he is?  If we really understand a man, we do not worship him and we do not abuse him.  A famous man always feels like he’s living under false pretenses, that sooner or later he will be found out and hated because he is not perfect.
  —    George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr.
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On This Day In:
2013 Change ÷ Time
2012 High Anxiety
2011 To Be, Do
2010 In the Arena…
Not An Island, Today…

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