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Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
   —  George Orwell
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2016 Not Too Tidy
2015 Little Understanding
2014 Open Early
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2012 Cheaper To Hold
2011 Resistance Is Futile
One Great, One Enjoyable, One Terrible…
Unfortunately, No Approval Is Required
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Even in sin, the act of love  – done with love –  is shadowed with divinity.  Its conformity may be at fault, but its nature is not altered, and its nature is creative, communicative, splendid in surrender.  It was in the splendor of my surrender to Nina and she to me, that I first understood how a man might surrender himself to God  – if a God existed.  The moment of love is a moment of union  – of body and spirit –  and the act of faith is mutual and implicit.
   ―  Morris L. West
From his novel: “The Devil’s Advocate
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On This Day In:
2016 Symptoms
2016 Tossers
2015 Hunger
2014 Outside Dependence
2013 Doing Right
2012 A Short Course In Human Relations
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2011 I’m Working For A Living

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Our spirit has an instinct for silence.
  Every soul innately yearns for stillness,
  for a space, a garden where we can till, sow, reap, and rest,
  and by doing so come to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe.
  Silence is not an absence but a presence.
  Not an emptiness but repletion.
  A filling up.
  —  Anne D. LeClaire
Found at one of the blogs I follow:  http://upwardbound.me/
The specific link is:  http://upwardbound.me/2016/09/09/our-spirit-has-an-instinct-for-silence/
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On This Day In:
2017 Hard Enough
2016 Jumps
2015 One View Of Failure
2014 We Speak For Earth
2013 Inward Urgency
2012 Delayed Reviews
Fulfilling My Duty
2011 Interference

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Kiril Lakota:  [the shadow of the cross is on the Pope’s empty chair during this exchange of dialog]  Leone, how does a man ever know if his actions are for himself or for God?
Cardinal Leone:  You don’t know.  You have a duty to act.  But you have no right to expect approval, or even a successful outcome.
Kiril Lakota:  So, in the end, my friend, we are alone?
Cardinal Leone:  Yes.  I have seen three men sit in this room.  You are the last I shall see.  Each of them, in his turn, came to where you stand now, the moment of solitude.  I have to tell you there is no remedy for it.  You are here until the day you die.  And the longer you live, the lonelier you will become.  You will use this man and that for the work of the church.  But when the work is done, or the man has proved unequal to it, you will let him go and find another.  You want love.  You need it, as I do.  Even though I am old.  You may have it for a little while, but you will lose it again.  Like it or not, you are condemned to a solitary pilgrimage, from the day of your election until the day of your death.  This is a Calvary, Holiness.  And you have just begun to climb.
   —  Morris West
The above conversation is from the movie adaptation of his novel: “In The Shoes Of The Fishermen
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On This Day In:
2017 Equal Protection Under Law
2016 A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion
2015 Or You Don’t
2014 If You Ever Fall…
2013 Glory Days (part 2)
2012 They Follow A Pattern – If You Know What I Mean
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2011 Giving

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There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
   —  Ralph Waldo Emerson
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On This Day In:
2017 But The Beginning Of What?
2016 Today’s Rule
2015 Remembering Oklahoma City
2014 Who Was That Masked Man?
2013 Enemy Mine
2012 Strengthen Me
2011 Service, Please
2010 The Church In Crisis…

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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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On This Day In:
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2016 Consistently
2015 We Must Dissent
2014 Now What?
2013 Judgement
2012 Stuck In My Mind
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2011 Just Getting Up
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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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