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It is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery.  But is it not stirring to understand how the world actually works — that white light is made of colors, that color is the way we perceive the wavelengths of light, that transparent air reflects light, that in so doing it discriminates among the waves, and that the sky is blue for the same reason that the sunset is red?  It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it.
    —    Carl Sagan
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On This Day In:
2020 Build It To Last
Thumpin’ Bass
2019 30 Day Health / Weight Update (Oct 2019)
When Reason Comes
2018 One Of The Great Ones
2017 Mirror In The Oval Office
True Courage
2016 What’s Your Excuse?
2015 Some Meaningful Resemblance
2014 Bloom
Orange October (VII) – The Giants Win The Pennant!!
2013 Walking The Walk
2012 Legacy Of Star Trek (TOS)
2011 Tolerating The Intolerant
Passionate Germs
2010 Giants Win Game 1 In Philly (4 to 3)!!

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What if the heart could become unguarded.  Would you know how to handle the feelings that would flood within you?  What if the most powerful defense against death was complete and utter surrender to the ache of passion which begs, and tempts, and tugs at the veins without relent.
    —    Allison Marie Conway
[This quote is from a blog I follow:  https://allisonmarieconway.com
The link for the specific post is:  https://allisonmarieconway.com/2021/07/02/streams-of-quiet-light-audio/
Like almost all of my “re-posts” from other blogs / websites, this excerpt is being posted without prior permission.  As such, I will remove the post if requested by the the owner.  I am making no claim to ownership of the excerpt, the full post or to the original web site.  This is a blog I have been following for some time.  A word of caution:  the site is intended for mature audiences and occasionally contains writing of a graphic and / or sexual nature.   Please visit the original site if you have some time.    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2020 Learn To Forgive Yourself
Violating Guidelines
2019 I Walk Faster (Too)
2018 Modern Day Behaviour
2017 On Misogynist Tweets From #DumbDonald
2016 Cowboy Boots & Missing Teeth
Or Electricity
2015 Oh, To Be Vulnerable
2014 Neglected Horror
2013 The Price Of Illusions
2012 Once Again
2011 And The “Market” Isn’t Always Right

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The true lover of knowledge naturally strives for truth, and is not content with common opinion, but soars with undimmed and unwearied passion till he grasps the essential nature of things.
   —    Plato
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On This Day In:
2018 Why America Stinks More Than It Did 50 Years Ago
2017 No Universal Thinking
2016 Supervise The Results
2015 Just Magic!
2014 It Lies Ahead…
2013 At Least One Difference
2012 Are We, Are We?
On Not Playing The Game
Scale
2011 Nutcracker And Nooks
Seeing Differences

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Disappeared

All men fear death.  It’s a natural fear that consumes us all.  We fear death because we feel that we haven’t loved well enough or loved at all, which ultimately are one and the same.  However, when you make love with a truly great woman, one that deserves the utmost respect in this world and one that makes you feel truly powerful, that fear of death completely disappears.  Because when you are sharing your body and heart with a great woman the world fades away.  You two are the only ones in the entire universe.  You conquer what most lesser men have never conquered before, you have conquered a great woman’s heart, the most vulnerable thing she can offer to another.  Death no longer lingers in the mind.  Fear no longer clouds your heart.  Only passion for living, and for loving, become your sole reality.  This is no easy task for it takes insurmountable courage.  But remember this, for that moment when you are making love with a woman of true greatness you will feel immortal.  I believe that love that is true and real creates a respite from death.  All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing.
And when the man who is brave and true looks death squarely in the face like some rhino hunters I know or Belmonte, who is truly brave, it is because they love with sufficient passion to push death out of their minds.  Until it returns, as it does to all men.  And then you must make really good love again.  Think about it.
    ―    Woody Allen
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On This Day In:
2012 Fuller
Life On The Range
More Classics
2011 Stoned Again?
2010 Insubordination… And That’s Why I Love Her!
Losing – Week One

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