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Remember man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.
   —  John Maxwell
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2014 A Little Cover
2013 Binding
2012 Lift
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If you are thinking a year ahead, sow a seed.  If you are thinking 10 years ahead, plant a tree.  If you are thinking 100 years ahead, educate the people.
   —  Kuan Tzu
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On This Day In:
2017 I’d Like To Try
2016 Or Blog (And Bound)
2015 Welcome The Virtuous
2014 Closing The Gap?
2013 On Parenting
2012 What Knowledge Is
2011 The Indefinite Accumulation Of Property

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“Indispensable Man”

Sometime when you’re feeling important;
Sometime when your ego’s in bloom
Sometime when you take it for granted
You’re the best qualified in the room,
Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul;
Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining
Is a measure of how you’ll be missed.
You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop and you’ll find that in no time
It looks quite the same as before.
The moral of this quaint example
Is do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There’s no indispensable man.
The above poem was written by: Saxon White Kessinger
The poem text was found as an image at: The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally
The specific link to the post is:  http://annkoplow.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/day-1750-water/
The site is maintained by: Ann Koplow
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At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal.  You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent.
   —  First Lady Barbara Bush
Commencement Address, Wellesley College, 1990
RIP  —  Born: 8 June 1925 — Died: 17 April 2018
[While I did not agree with many of President Bush’s (41) policies  –  okay, probably none of his policies, First Lady Barbara Bush was IMHO the greatest Republican First Lady of the last century.  The nation was better for her service and the world a kinder place for her living.  Rest In Peace…  —  KMAB]
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So Far, So Good

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Wherever the invitation of men or your own occasions lead you, speak the very truth, as your life and conscience teach it, and cheer the waiting, fainting hearts of men with new hope and new revelation.
   —  Ralph Waldo Emerson
On This Day In:
2017 Slowly Cutting Their Own Throats
2016 Man’s Advantage Over God
2015 Deeply
2014 Hi-Yo Silver, Away!
2013 Warning:
2012 Thinking About Beauty
2011 A Founding Father’s Argument Against Public Funding Of Religious Education
Weekend Update
So Far, So Good

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But this guy is a stiletto.  It’s slice here, nick there, cut over here.  Pretty soon you’ve got blood all over you even though the wounds aren’t deep.  Soon after that, you’ve bled to death.
  —  Arthur Ashe
(Describing playing tennis against John McEnroe)
[Flynn (Guilty), Papadopoulos (Guilty), van der Zwaan (Guilty), Gates (Guilty), Manafort (arrested and charged), Pinedo (Guilty) and 13 Russian nationals (so far).  My hope for history’s judgment of the Trump Administration after #DonTheCon fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  —  KMAB]
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Many are starting to recognize that American democracy is actually changing into an oligarchy.  People are vocal about all the imperfections of the system and yet free speech alone might not even leave a dent in the problem, let alone fix it.  When people get more physical, they get crushed by the militarization of their own police.  That’s why the Occupy movement was looked upon as a bunch of crazy hippies who wanted to disrupt the system.  Well, isn’t a revolution, by definition, disruption of the system?
   —  Bassem Youssef
From his book: “Revolution For Dummies
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