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It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
    ―    J.K. Rowling
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On This Day In:
2015 Something Pagan
2014 A Note To Self
2013 Determining Our Degree Of Freedom
2012 Journalism And Fantasy
Known Knowns
Jerk, n.
2011 Love Questions

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If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.
     ―     Morris L. West
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On This Day In:
2021 A Model Democrat
Listen Mister
2020 The Main Thing: Vote!
No Other Reason
2019 A Big “IF”
2018 Committed To Thinking
2017 More Pictures From My (Family) Retirement Party
A Fondness For Sins
2016 Are You Waiting?
2015 The Future Myth
2014 Hands
2013 Because You Have Lived
2012 47%
2011 Conservative Values: Low And Lax
2010 A Non-Zero Sum Game
What If “c” Isn’t A Constant?
2009 Pictures from UCLA trip…

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There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
    ―    Søren Kierkegaard
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On This Day In:
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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Human beings are funny.  They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly.  Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear.  Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned.  But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.
    —    Sigmund Freud
[Found at one of the blogs I follow:  http://antryump.com/
The specific post is found at:  http://antryump.com/2014/08/31/sigmund-freud-quotes/
    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 Fun To Play God
Of Anything
2013 Legal (Almost)
2012 Great Scots!
2011 The GI Bill – A Simple History Lesson
Breaking Even

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For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
    —   John F. Kennedy
From his speech:  “Remarks on the 20th Anniversary of the Voice of America
26 February 1962
[Sometimes I wonder…     —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Risking Truth
2012 Working On Reality
2011 Massive Contradictory Changes

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 Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?
     —    Maurice Freehill
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On This Day In:
2021 Maybe A Tiny Bit Wiser
On The Other Side Of That Hill
2020 Resistant Expectation
Every Second
2019 Two More Reasons Trump Is Such A Poor Leader
2018 Conservatives Have 20/20 Hindsight
#Forever44
2017 Dodgers Choke Away World Series
Firing Director Comey = Obstruction
2016 Why Do Republicans Always Seem To Be Angry?
2015 All Things Being Equal
2014 Fearful Light
2013 Unexpectedly Knowledgeable
2012 Seems Obvious
2011 See The Specialist

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I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
    —    Sarah Williams
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On This Day In:
2021 Outside Yet?
Have You Ever Won?
2020 Choice
More Rain Forecast
2019 He Claims It’s Fake News And Spies
2018 Mine, Too
2017 Who’s Turn Is It Now?
2016 Before You Vote In November…
2015 Two Faithful Thoughts
2014 Love Light
Orange October (III) – Giants Advance To National League Championship Series (NLCS)
2013 Nothing Ridiculous
2012 Keeping Faith
2011 Summon Us, Don’t Criticize Us
2010 Obama’s Wars – Book Review
Game Two – Hearbreaking Loss

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.  We are all meant to shine, as children do.  We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It’s not just in some of us;  it’s in everyone.  And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
    —    Marianne Williamson
[From one of the blogs I follow:   http://365daymiracles.com
The specific posting is at:  http://365daymiracles.com/2013/08/15/vulnerability-shedding-your-skin/
    —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 Still Dangerous
My Destiny
2020 Explaining And Gilding
That Way
2019 Lead To Action
2018 Listen And See
2017 The Big Illusion
2016 What Are You Thinking About?
2015 What The Framers Chose
2014 Lost Anything Lately?
A Life Of Science
2013 Serve The World
2012 Acquaintance, n.
2011 On Why His Father Was A Great Teacher
A Baker’s Dozen

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Apart from how interesting he is to read of, the boogeyman is someone we all know.  We’ve all been afraid.  Whether of the real person who haunts you or the voice in the dark that murmurs you’re not good enough.
[Found at a blog I follow:  http://aholisticjourney.wordpress.com/
The specific post is:  http://aholisticjourney.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/the-writing-process-ii-why-we-read-part-4/
   —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 In My Unending Story
Say You Will
2020 A Day With No Sun
A Beautiful Thing
A Moment To Rejoice
2019 Where And Why
Day 12: Pause Or Plateau?
Eating Later
2018 Here And Hope
2017 Choose
2016 All I Ever Wanted
2015 Compassionate Toward Yourself
2014 All And None
2013 Voices In The Dark
2012 Does Uncommonly Flexible = Flip-Flopping?
2011 A Modest Review Of A Modern Day Classic
Encouragement Is The Path To Immortality

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Civilization, in fact, grows more maudlin and hysterical;  especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes;  the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.  Wars are no longer waged by the will of superior men, capable of judging dispassionately and intelligently the causes behind them and the effects flowing out of them.  They are now begun by first throwing a mob into a panic;  they are ended only when it has spent its ferine fury.
     ―     H. L. Mencken
From his book:  “In Defense Of Women
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On This Day In:
2021 You Really Are
What You Want
2020 So Far The Only Burden Shifted Has Been The Cost
Rockin’ The Hammond
2019 The Powers Of Mind
Day 10: Into Double Digits
2018 Up For Progress
Day 1.5: Done (For Now)
2017 And Second By Second
2016 Bakeries And Coffee Shops
2015 Spirit Not Form
2014 Sometimes Even Kneeling Seems Insufficient
2013 Hobgoblins
2012 Got Sleep?
2011 Not Another Barren Corner

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Death is not the biggest fear we have;  our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.
    —    Miguel Ruiz
[This quote was found on a blog I follow:  http://responsiveuniverse.wordpress.com/
The original posting can be found at:  http://responsiveuniverse.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/roger-ebert-i-do-not-fear-death/
Please visit the original site and enjoy!    —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
2012 Brain, n.
2011 Styles Of Leadership
2010 Face Front!

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The deepest thing in our nature is this dumb region of the heart, in which we dwell alone with our faiths and our fears.
    —    William James
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Our tragedy today is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it.
     —    William Faulkner
From his acceptance speech for the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature
[Is the fear of our time “the terrorist” who might blow us up or is it a lack of hope in a future where the very rich (without meaningful employment) rule the masses of the poor (without gainful employment)?    —     KMAB]
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Too often fear has been used to keep us apart.  It’s the fear of the unknown.  That’s what segregation created and built up over time.  We spent so much time hating each other that we never stopped to realize that most black people and white people just want the same things in life.
Now that we’re no longer legally separated by race, we’re separated by money.  So we still don’t live together;  we still don’t get to see the best qualities we each have to offer.
    —    Charles Barkley
From his book:  “Who’s Afraid Of A Large Black Man?
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On This Day In:
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On And On
2020 The Importance You Can Have
Slow Dancin’
Trump Reaffirms His Administration Is The Cause Of West Coast Wildfires
2019 A Lifestyle
Day 16: Cheat Day
2018 The Children Are Our Future
2017 And Three
2016 Nine Parts Mystery
2015 Little Or No Common Ground
2014 Just Between Me
2013 Beyond The Strings
2012 Saving The Union
2011 Still And Too Often

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Nothing Feared Today

Nothing in life is to be feared.  It is only to be understood.
     —    Marie Curie
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