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Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you.  Fate is at your elbow;  make yourself good while life and power are still yours.
    —     Marcus Aurelius
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On This Day In:
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2021 Farming Lessons
Changing Colors
2020 A Simple Fact
Home Through The Years / Just Painted
2019 Does Terrible But Not Important Count?
2018 Have You Stretched Today?
The Original
2017 Being Nice
2016 Zero To Some = Most
2015 Born More Obligated
2014 Rage And Fury
2013 Successful Children
2012 For God So Loved The World
2011 Go Cheeseheads!!
Structured Mentality

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There is a hidden message in every waterfall.
It says if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you.
   —     Mehmet Murat Ildan
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On This Day In:
2022 Do People Know What You Stand For?
2021 The Republican Party Can Survive Trumpism (If It Wants To)
Don’t You Ever Ask Them Why
2020 Art Work
One Person (Republican) Can Make A Majority
2019 Hopefully, Closer To Noon
Can You See The Bottom?
2018 Stock Market Sets Another Record Under #DumbDonald
#LyingDonald: About That Special Prosecutor Testimony
2017 We Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
2016 But You Have To Learn It Feels Good
2015 Never Stop
2014 Caution
2013 Treat Her Like A Lady
2012 Build New Worlds
2011 I Grok Elegance
Standing Relish

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Don’t buy complexity;  the simpler you make your training, the better the results become.
    —     Ryan Flaherty
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On This Day In:
2022 Modern Republicans Have Long Since Concluded…
2021 Do Senate Republicans Believe In The Constitution And The Rule Of Law (Or Not)?
With Your Red Dress On
2020 Morally Treasonable
2019 Lost Again Or Still?
2018 Why #LazyDonald Starts Work At 11AM
2017 At Least Most Of The Time
2016 But Doctor, I Never Learned How To Read
2015 Punch The Keys, For God’s Sake!
2014 Ouch!
2013 Revelations
2012 Movies And Juicing
Brady Gets #4 (Prediction)
Happy To Get Up
2011 What About Good Blogs?
2010 Slowly, Slowly…

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The three chief virtues of a programmer are:  Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.
    ―     Larry Wall
From his book:  “Programming Perl
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On This Day In:
2022 Almost Never (These Days) In Politics
2021 Senate: Defend The Constitution – Convict Trump
Can The Senate Find Truth?
2020 All Foam And All Dreams
2019 Why #IncompetentDonald May Be The Most Successful President Ever
Latina Fish Story
2018 Blocking The Light And Air
2017 It’s Even Dimmer When You Don’t Have It
2016 Inconvenienced By Degree
2015 Sincerity
2014 Prayers For Junior
Senseless
2013 Interesting Drink
Super Bowl XLVII Declared A No Bird Zone
2012 Smile
2011 Come Forward

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A lot of things still matter in this world – touch and relationships and real conversation and discomfort.  Technology is designed toward convenience.  It’s designed to make things easier, to make life a bit more comfortable.  But we need discomfort.  We need discomfort in order to grow.
    —    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Quoted by:  Justin Parham
In his interview article:  “Matrix Revolutionary
Appearing in:  Wired Magazine;  dtd:  Dec. 2021
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On This Day In:
2022 A Clear View Of #45
2021 Not Here, Not Again
Will The Senate Convict An Insurrectionist?
2020 Senate Perfidy
2019 Contributing To Congress
Yellow Signs Of Spring
2018 But Take Heart
Poetic Marker
2017 The Few, The Many, The Most
2016 To My Brother
2015 For Junior
A Roman Rome
2014 Hmmm
2013 What’s A Motto With You?
2012 Worthy Companions
2011 Bourne Again
Which Ten Are You In?

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I don’t have any pretensions about being a poet.  My lyrics are there for entertainment purposes only — not to be taken internally.   Some of them are truly stupid, some are slightly less stupid and a few of them are sort of funny.  Apart from the snide political stuff, which I enjoy writing, the rest of the lyrics wouldn’t exist at all if it weren’t for the fact that we live in a society where instrumental music is irrelevant — so if a guy expects to earn a living by providing musical entertainment for folks in the U.S.A., he’d better figure out how to do something with a human voice plopped on it.
    —     Frank Zappa
From his book: “The Real Frank Zappa Book
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On This Day In:
2022 Jeopardy
2021 Will Republican Senators Convict A Former President?
Keep Moving, Keep Rolling
2020 Republican Acceptance Of Abuse Of Office
2019 The Courage Of Four Skills
2018 And Stable Genius, Too
2017 And So We Continue
2016 Feeling Endangered?
2015 One Day
2014 Too Bad
2013 Unfinished
2012 First Steps Along The Path
2011 A Small Part Of Future Webs

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On vacations:  We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.
    —    Erma Bombeck
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On This Day In:
2022 Sometimes I’m Confused
2021 You Need Me On That Wall
Counting Bees And Chasing Clouds
2020 Precious Life
2019 Nothing Is Too Difficult For Me
Patterns Of Caring
2018 And May Never Be
2017 Don’t Forget
2016 I Was A Percentage Man
2015 It Waits Patiently
2014 Unknown
2013 Explaining Love?
2012 Echoes of 1%
2011 Salaam, Egypt!!
Where Do You Learn?

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Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public.  It’s too controversial.
    —     Erma Bombeck
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On This Day In:
2022 There Is No Fate But What You Make
2021 The Silent Word
Touched My Hand
2020 Releasing Their Fears
2019 17 Days Until The Next Government Shutdown
2018 Disciplined Models
2017 We Cannot Afford Enemies
2016 Love Is Just A State Of Mind
2015 Waiting?
2014 Big C, Little B (II)
Where God Has Not
2013 Chasing His Dragon
Shaped And Molded
2012 Believe In Yourself
2011 Cultural Equivalence
Why Not?
Books About Books
The Basis For Adult Continuing Education

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Make the most of yourself.  For that is all there is of you.
    ―     Ralph Waldo Emerson
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On This Day In:
2022 A Happy Realization
2021 Is Science Cumulative?
We’re Aging With Time
2020 Where #45 Is Leading The Republican Party
2019 Your Own Blog Posts
The Man With A Code
2018 Choose Goodness
2017 Developing Translations
2016 Think Like A Hero
2015 Reductionism
2014 Gravitation, n.
2013 Ups And Downs
2012 Nerd Heard – And Good-Bye
Your Continuum
2011 Career Tips (Part 2)

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Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations…  They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them ‘operators’ or ‘programmers.’
    —    Peter Drucker
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On This Day In:
2022 Are You Confused?
2021 Working On The Ordinary
Smoothed My Jagged Edges
2020 Republican Senators Should Vote For Conviction Of #45
2019 Carry It
2018 Simple
2017 Knowledge Pays
2016 Brief Glimpses And Full Glances
2015 Pursuing Perspective
2014 Wearing Down?
2013 Labouring Under A Curse
2012 Listen To Yourself
2011 Career Tips (Part 1)
No Captain Dunsel

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It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.  If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.
    —     Warren Buffett
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On This Day In:
2022 An Experiment Without A Control Group
2021 Seeking Center
Your Love Is Near
2020 You Mean I’m STILL In School?
2019 Finishing Work
2018 Diversity
2017 Timely Planning
2016 Just Too Easy To Know Fewer And Fewer
2015 A Fine Balance
2014 Next Rung
2013 Super Bowl Prep
Romantics
A Goal For Zen?
2012 Mutant Powers Of Obsession
2011 Federal Stars
Mud Pie

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It can do truth no service to blink the fact, known to all who have the most ordinary acquaintance with literary history, that a large portion of the noblest and most valuable moral teaching has been the work, not only of men who did not know, but of men who knew and rejected, the Christian faith.
 
    —    John Stuart Mill
From:  “On Liberty
 
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On This Day In:
2022 The Fight Continues…
2021 Short, Swift, Haste
  Another Friend’s Passing
2020 Can We At Least Set The Bar Higher Than An Incompetent Liar In The Oval Office?
2019 Uncertain Times
  And Government Shutdowns, Too
2018 Satisfied
2017 In The Mind
2016 Dreaming
2015 The Best Medicine Is Also Contagious
2014 Eyes Off
2013 The More Things Change…
2012 The Delicate Moment Of Giving
2011 Ready, Shoot, Aim!!

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The truth is that a vast restructuring of our society is needed if remedies are to become available to the average person.  Without that restructuring the good will that holds society together will be slowly dissipated…  It is that sense of futility which permeates the present series of protests and dissents.  Where there is a persistent sense of futility, there is violence;  and that is where we are today.
    —     William O. Douglas
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On This Day In:
2022 By Any Other Name (Or Description)
2021 Democracy, Pandemic, Economy And Climate Change
Heaven Is…
2020 Hoping For #46 In January 2021
2019 Interesting, But Not Fascinating
But Try To Eat The Low-Hanging First
2018 Me, Too
2017 Apt Enough?
2016 Now Or Ever
21, Pause, Restart
2015 I Am Shocked, Sir, Shocked…
Lucy & FSND-2
2014 Less Difficult
2013 The Spirit Of Liberty
2012 The Essential Freedom Of Aloneness
2011 A Problem Of Scale
Fred Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
2010 Another Book, Another Jog…

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Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two.
    —     Frederic Chopin
[As in “Guitar Acquisition Syndrome“.  (LoL)   —    kmab]
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On This Day In:
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2021 Today Counts
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2020 Maybe #IncompetentDonald Really Is A Great Manager
2019 Your Only Choice
2018 A Good Definition
2017 Getting It Done
2016 Getting To Know Me
2015 Why I Pay Taxes
2014 Inequality Of Sacrifice
2013 I Never Saw A Moor
2012 Fill In The Blank
Not For Naught
Cliff Notes To Life?
2011 Conference Games Sunday

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I learned early that the richness of life is found in adventure.  Adventure calls on all the faculties of mind and spirit.  It develops self-reliance and independence.  Life then teems with excitement.  But man is not ready for adventure unless he is rid of fear.  For fear confines him and limits his scope.  He stays tethered by strings of doubt and indecision and has only a small and narrow world to explore.
    —     William O. Douglas
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
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On This Day In:
2022 Enduring Success
2021 Dealing With Trumpism, Racism and Fascism In America
Just Wondering
2020 And So Must Good Government
2019 Are You Done Watching?
2018 Spineless Capitulation By The Democrats
Woe Is Me…
2017 Sincerely Yours
2016 Only Good To Say
2015 A Series Of Temporary Conditions
2014 Gaps
2013 Duty
2012 Cost Not Price
Superheroes
2011 The Simple Normalcy Of Everyday Life – “Squirrel!”

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