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The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
     —    Walter Bagehot
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On This Day In:
2021 These Days Rather Loosely Held
Harvest Time
2020 Why I’m Happy
The Wind In My Face
2019 I Think Impeachment Is Another Test #45 Has Already Failed
2018 Second Chances – Rice, Now Trees
And Then You Have To Start Training Again
2017 Small Hands, Small Grasp
2016 Two Murrow’s
Election + 1 Week
2015 Not Mine, Anyway
2015 South By South East
2013 Don’tcha
2012 I Hear A Distant Thunder
2011 A Poison Tree

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Individual success is to be won in most instances by studying and diagnosing the kind of rewards human hearts seek today and are likely to seek tomorrow.
     —    B. C. Forbes
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On This Day In:
2015 What We Choose To Divide Us
2014 Peace With Honor
2013 Dangerous Systems
2012 Useful Science
2011 Say It, But Please Don’t Make Me Listen

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The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
    —    Erich Fromm
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On This Day In:
2015 This We’ll Leave Them
2014 Sounds Like Faux News To Me
2013 Reasons
2012 American Libertarianism
2011 The Goal

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Wanna Trade?

The reason most people fail instead of succeed is they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment.
     ―    Napoléon Bonaparte
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On This Day In:
2021 Learning And Teaching
Two Loves
2020 Does Anyone Else Look Forward To The Last Lawn Mowing ‘Til Spring?
Only For You
2019 10,000 Tries
2018 Keep America Great – Vote This Tuesday
2017 Old Style Ear Candy
2016 Next Tuesday
2015 Wanna Trade?
2014 Brothers And Friends
2013 So Suddenly
2012 At The Center
2011 Live Long And Thinner
Got Health?
2010 SF Giants – 2010 World Series Champions!!!
52 – 54 – 56 – 58
2009 Diet Update
Pictures from Chicago Trip…

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The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous;  on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind.  Failure makes people cruel and bitter.
   —   W.  Somerset Maugham
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On This Day In:
2021 First Ask For Courage
Shadows And Darkness
2020 My 2 Cents
You Do It
Must Be Why I Like Dreamin’
2019 The Opening Step
Day 17/18: That Didn’t Take Long
2018 I’ll Trade You…
2017 Luv Me Some Meat Loaf
2016 Unless Your Name Is #AmnestyDon
2015 A Tentative First Step
2014 Making People
2013 On Reading Books
2012 On America
2011 Shiver, Me Timbers!
2010 Fiduciary Breakdown

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No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.  The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
    —    Alfred North Whitehead
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On This Day In:
2021 I Think They Mean It
An Endless Stream
2020 ITF (365) – Update
Word Up!
My Fear: A Second More Tyrannous Term
2019 Reality And Imperfection
Day 8: One Stone
2018 Pity The Nation (Part 1)
Day 41: Hiccup Or End Of Days?
2017 Sharp-Edged Beauty
2016 Start, Keep, Finish
2015 Lifetime Friends
2014 Acknowledgement
2013 Longevity, Tenacity and Diversity
2012 What Reagan Really Cared About
2011 Seeming Sane (Or Not)

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If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
     —    Joseph Addison
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On This Day In:
2021 Chocolate
Never Knowing
2020 In Passing
Look A Little Bit Closer
2019 Especially Mine
90 Day Health / Weight Update (Dec 2019)
2018 And Some Never Do
2017 When We Know We Are Loved
2016 Good Acts
2015 Will You Be Leaving Soon?
2014 Just Long Enough
2013 R.I.P. – Tom Laughlin
Seeking Success?
2012 All Aboard
2011 Sail On, Sailor

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Success is a finished book, a stack of pages each of which is filled with words.  If you reach that point, you have won a victory over yourself no less impressive than sailing single-handed around the world.
     —    Tom Clancy
[Found on a blog I follow:  http://dshenai.wordpress.com/
The specific post is:  http://dshenai.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/tribute-to-tom-clancy-with-his-insightful-quotes/
Thanks Deo!     —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 Still Building
Golden
2020 Books And Blogs
You Don’t Know What I Got
2019 #45 Is The Inverse
2018 A Message To The White House Press Corps
2017 Eeny Meeny Miny Moe
Binge, Binge, Binge
2016 Feeling Warm Yet?
Four Documentaries
2015 Just Like All The Others
2014 In My Own Vanity
2013 Filled With Words
2012 Lectio Auget Existentiae Meae
2011 Lied Lately?
2010 Born To Work At Faux News
Lost Again (Uh, Make That Still)
Qui Genus Humanum Ingenio Superavit
They’re Back… (Part 1)

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To laugh often and love much;
to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children;
to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to give of one’s self;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived
— this is to have succeeded.
     ―     Bessie Anderson Stanley
[Taken from one of the blogs I follow:  http://dshenai.wordpress.com/
The specific post is at:  http://dshenai.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/insightful-inspirational-quotes-about-life/
Please visit his site as he routinely has interesting posts about science, arts, history, etc…
The original post is one long sentence.  I have modified the format to make it appear more poetic (“greeting card”-ish).  I hope no one minds…     —    kmab]
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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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Success is only the willingness to do something longer, harder, and better than anybody else.  Success is no magical thing, just a lot of damn hard work.
    —   Paul Dickson
Defensive Tackle, Minnesota Vikings
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