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Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.  One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
    —   Eleanor Roosevelt
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2015 Crawl Towards The Light
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2013 The Wife Of An Ordinary Man
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2010 Apoplexy??
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He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind;
  and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
  —  Proverbs: 11:29
King James Bible
[If our house (civilization) is built on technology and science and we seek to enforce faith and religion on any or all, we shall inherit the wind.  Similarly, if we base our house (morality) on technology and science and seek to strip faith and religion from any or all, we will eventually come to view others in a cost / benefits analysis and we too shall inherit the wind.  There is a middle ground.  —  KMAB]
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2015 Small Pieces
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2014 Uncertain Work
2013 Unpatriotic And Servile
2012 What Price Freedom?
2011 Particular Importance
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Words do not express thoughts very well; everything immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish.  And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.
   —  Hermann Hesse
From his novel: “The Journey To The East
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On This Day In:
2014 A Real Fight
2013 Unravelling
2012 I Resolve
2011 Practice, Practice, Practice
2009 Phoenix Trip (July ’09)

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To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
   —  John Churton Collins
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On This Day In:
2013 In The Present Day
2012 Feeling It
2011 Stretching Science

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He who learns must suffer, and, even in our sleep, pain, which cannot forget, falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.
  —  Aeschylus
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2013 Passion Is Always Personal
2012 And You Are?
2011 Innate Talent

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Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
When thou goest, thy steps shall be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
  —  Proverbs 4: 7-13 (KJV)
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On This Day In:
2013 Enjoying The View?
2012 Adam’s Rib
2011 I’m Sure I Remember That…
Memorial Day, 2011

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“The Book of Wisdom”
I met a seer.
He held in his hands
The book of wisdom.
“Sir,” I addressed him,
“Let me read.”
“Child–” he began.
“Sir,” I said,
“Think not that I am a child,
For already I know much
Of that which you hold.
Aye, much.”
He smiled.
Then he opened the book
And held it before me.–
Strange that I should have grown so suddenly blind.
  —  Written by: Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
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2010 SF Giants – 2010 World Series Champions!!!
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There is much to be said concerning retirement.  Some men cannot survive it because they have not prepared themselves for it.  For the man who has retained his curiosity, retirement in old age can be the most enjoyable period of his life; but he must be aware of the emptiness of public renown and desire the peace of obscurity; he must still have the wish to learn and understand; in his village, his garden, or his house, he must have some restricted personal occupation.  The wise man, after having given all his time to his public activities, now devotes himself entirely to his personal affairs and development; and this will be easier for him if he has been able to interest himself in poetry and the beauties of nature, even during his busiest years.  For myself, I cannot imagine a pleasanter old age than one spent in the not too remote country where I could reread and annotate my favorite books.  “The mind,” says Montaigne, “must thrive upon old age as the mistletoe upon a dead oak.”
   —  André Maurois
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On This Day In:
2012 And When I’m Gone…
2011 Complete Conviction

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