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When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.  When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a Religion.
  —  Robert M. Pirsig
From his book: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
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2012 For However Short A Time…
2011 Take A Deep Breath And Continue (Or Not)
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He came to see his early failure as a lucky break, an accidental escape from a trap that had been set for him, and he was very trap-wary about institutional truths for the remainder of his time.
  —  Robert M. Pirsig
From his book: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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On This Day In:
2018 And I Thought It Was Just My Deodorant
2017 Hannity And Limbaugh
2016 Or He Could Just Be Lazy
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2015 Seeking Cultured Leadership
2014 Examining Failure
2013 Driving Passion
2012 Cannibal, n.
2011 Moments Of Truth

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Your common sense is nothing more than the voices of thousands and thousands of these ghosts from the past.  Ghosts and more ghosts.  Ghosts trying to find their place among the living.
  —  Robert M. Pirsig
From his book:  “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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On This Day In:
2018 Sunrises, Rainbows And Newborn Babies
2017 Untold Agony
2016 Just Borrowed
2015 Warning
2014 Always More Productive
2013 Is Not
2012 Loosely Translated
2011 Your Opinions Are Not My Facts

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My favorite cure for boredom is sleep.  It’s very easy to get to sleep when bored and very hard to get bored after a long rest.
  —  Robert M. Pirsig
From his book:  “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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On This Day In:
2017 Who’s Turn Is It Now?
2016 Before You Vote In November…
2015 Two Faithful Thoughts
2014 Love Light
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2013 Nothing Ridiculous
2012 Keeping Faith
2011 Summon Us, Don’t Criticize Us
2010 Obama’s Wars – Book Review
Game Two – Hearbreaking Loss

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Mental reflection is so much more interesting than tv [that] it’s a shame more people don’t switch over to it.  They probably think what they hear is unimportant, but it never is.
  —  Robert M. Pirsig
From his book: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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On This Day In:
2017 I’ve Got A Pocket Protector
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2016 Better Value
2015 Any Port In A Storm
2014 Babies (II)
2013 Why The Young Stay In College Longer These Days
2012 Perceptions Of Worth
2011 Flavor
2010 Giants Win 1-0 !!

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That’s the way it is.  The intelligence of the mind can’t think of any reason to live, but it goes on anyway because the intelligence of the cells can’t think of any reason to die.
  —  Robert M. Pirsig
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On This Day In:
2017 Be Responsible
2016 Thinking About November 8th, 2016
2015 Lonely Teardrops
2014 Pleasurable Law
2013 Room For Justice
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2012 Extinction, n.
2011 Snap!

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The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
  —  Robert M. Pirsig
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On This Day In:
2017 Waiting For My First Strike
2016 Mostly Just Masticating
2015 Don’t Mess With Mosa
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2014 The Importance Of Being Forgetful
2013 Anyway
2012 Habit Forming
2011 And In The Other Hand(ful)
In Love With Words
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Who Did You Say Signed Off On This Treason, Pat?

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