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I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity.  I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.
     —    Simone de Beauvoir
[Happy Birthday to me!   Actually, I’ve found the older I get and the more brushes with death I have, the more accepting I am of my own mortality and of the greater infinite context beyond this one.  But I’m nowhere near ready to start it!    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 Unpaved
2013 Headstones
2012 Keeping Young
2011 Lessons Well Learned

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Franklin’s Epitaph

The Body of B. Franklin,
Printer;
like the Cover of an old Book,
Its Contents torn out,
And stript of its Lettering and Gilding,
Lies here,
Food for Worms.
But the Work shall not be wholly lost;
For it will,
as he believ’d,
appear once more,
In a new & more perfect Edition,
Corrected and amended By the Author.
    —    Written by Benjamin Franklin
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On This Day In:
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2020 So, You Think You Know The Answer?
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2019 His Promises, OUR Hopes
2018 Where I Write
2017 At Last, An Honest Philosopher…
2016 Fake It ‘Til You Make It
2015 Hell Toupée
2014 Corrected And Amended
2013 Too Few
2012 Three Characters
2011 Universal Payment
2010 Privatizing the TSA? (An old – and long – post, but still relevant!!)

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What shall we know of our death?  Either the soul is immortal and we shall not die, or it perishes with the flesh and we shall not know that we are dead.  Live, then, as if you were eternal, and do not believe that your life has changed merely because it seems proved that the Earth is empty.  You do not live in the Earth, you live in yourself.
     —     André Maurois
Quoted by Will Durant
From his book:  “On the Meaning of Life
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2016 Original Thoughts
2015 If They’re Good Enough
2014 Three…
2013 Uncle Joe’s Song
Live, Then, As If…
2012 Still Trying
2011 Not Deserving

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I know it is coming (death), and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear.  I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path.  I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state.  I am grateful for the gifts of intelligence, love, wonder and laughter.  You can’t say it wasn’t interesting.  My lifetime’s memories are what I have brought home from the trip.  I will require them for eternity no more than that little souvenir of the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris.
   —    Roger Ebert
[ I found this at:  http://responsiveuniverse.wordpress.com
The actual post was:  http://responsiveuniverse.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/roger-ebert-i-do-not-fear-death/    —   KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Until Found
2011 Reducing Goods To Data
The Fog Of Civilization Building

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When I think about my own death, I don’t console myself with the idea that my descendants and my books and all that will live on.  Anybody with any sense knows that the whole solar system will go up like a celluloid collar by-and-by.  I honestly believe, though, that we are wrong to think that moments go away, never to be seen again.  This moment and every moment lasts forever.
     —    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
From his book:  “Wampeters, Foma And Granfalloons
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2018 Intensity Doesn’t Make It Correct
HF2: 1940’s Grapes
2017 Proof Sits In The Oval Office
2016 Tragic Determinism
2015 Maybe It Should Be Clearer
2014 Make It Your Strength
2013 Four Score
2012 The Ruler
2011 Forever
2010 Just Cuz
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It’s Alive!! (3rd Pair Shoe Review)

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