Posts Tagged ‘Serendipity’

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
  —  Franklin Pierce Adams
On This Day In:
2017 Courage
2016 Don’t H8! — I’m With Her!!
2015 $20 Anyone?
2014 And Yet I Still Study
2013 Use Your Own
2012 Strengthen Freedom
2011 Attrition = A Lack Of Imagination
2010 Mind The Fire, Love
Just Beyond My Reach…
Even A Life Of Quiet Desperation!
Acts Of Courage

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As it turns out, however, to make sense of new and strange phenomena, one must be prepared to play with ideas.  And I use the word “play” advisedly: dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else.
   —    Paul Krugman
From the introduction to his book: “The Return of Depression Economics
On This Day In:
2016 And Fathers, Sons
2015 My Suspect Confidence
2014 Disguised Blessings
2013 Be
2012 The Only Way to Win
2011 Honest Writing

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If you find the world is harsh then you must be stronger.  And though you may falter, you may feel the flow of hatred running through your veins, you must never lose your humanity.
Though life will change you, scar you, you must never allow it to break you, nor tarnish your soul.  If there is good remaining after all this time then you must protect it.
We may be small and insignificant in this vast and terrifying universe, but we have each other.  So even if every bone in your body is screaming enough, don’t ever stop being kind, you won’t regret this.
And if your existence makes the world a little less cruel then yours will have been a life well lived.  And God I hope to die in those arms, my last shelter, my sweetest memory.  If life must end in tragedy then let mine be a beautiful one.  All I ever wanted was a little less loneliness, a little more love.
[Found at one of the blogs I follow:  Serendipity
The specific post is at: http://inkonskin.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/216/
If you have a minute, please check out the original site.   —   KMAB]
On This Day In:
2015 Compassionate Toward Yourself
2014 All And None
2013 Voices In The Dark
2012 Does Uncommonly Flexible = Flip-Flopping?
2011 A Modest Review Of A Modern Day Classic
Encouragement Is The Path To Immortality

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What Every Boy Should Know

I love reading great lessons that mothers should impart to their sons! My college roommate has 2 boys older than our son, and she has often shared her advice to me. She insisted her sons always ring the doorbell when picking up a girl, rather than the texting method most used by teenagers these days. And as the mother of 2 girls, I must say that would have been refreshing. So not only for the sake of your son, but also for the sake of the girl who captures his heart, teach him well.

1. Play a sport.

It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble. And maybe even throw or catch.

2. You will set the tone for the sexual relationship, so don’t take something away from her that you can’t give back.

3. Use careful aim when you pee.

Somebody’s got to clean that up, you know.

4. Save money when you’re young because you’re going to need it someday.

5. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom.

Now please go use them.

6. Pray and be a spiritual leader.

7. Don’t ever be a bully and don’t ever start a fight, but if some idiot clocks you, please defend yourself.

8. Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take away from you.

9. Treat women kindly.

Forever is a long time to live alone and it’s even longer to live with somebody who hates your guts.

10. Take pride in your appearance.

11. Be strong and tender at the same time.

12. A woman can do everything that you can do.

This includes her having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3 A.M. Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.

13. “Yes ma’am” and “yes sir” still go a long way.

14. The reason that they’re called “private parts” is because they’re “private”.

Please do not scratch them in public.
15. Peer pressure is a scary thing.
Be a good leader and others will follow.
16. Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.
17. It is better to be kind than to be right.
18. A sense of humor goes a long way in the healing process.
19. Please choose your spouse wisely.
My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.
20. Remember to call your mother because I might be missing you.
Found at:  http://www.tropicalspiceliving.com
The original posting is at:  http://www.tropicalspiceliving.com/?p=4114
[This is not a blog I follow, but it’s a posting I enjoyed stumbling on.  —   KMAB]


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It is the polite outsider who attracts my attention.  For me at least, possibly as part of my oddness, it is the sensibility of the Blogger or writer which piques my interest rather than their age or sex.  It is the resonance I get from their responses or circumstances.  It is a feeling that, yes out there, beyond the scope of normal conversation or interaction, lives a being who is almost my double or ambassador in a different set of circumstances, on a continent I am unlikely to visit.  The feeling is strangely re-assuring.  It’s almost, if only for a moment, like being less odd.
From:  http://countingducks.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/parallel-worlds/
Let me hope that you who caught my words, and held them briefly in your thoughts, find the peace to quench your doubts and walk with me towards your chosen path.
From:  http://countingducks.wordpress.com/about/
Beauty, I believe, is a proportionate derivative of suffering.  That is to say, that the potential for beauty is born within suffering, and if cultivated in a particular manner, its subject can thereby become beautiful.  Or, to put it differently, true beauty is the struggle to transcend the human condition.  It is the place in between suffering and the attainment of perfection in its entirety.  It is complicated, but I find, well worth the effort in trying to define.
From:  http://thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com/
I forget though, where beauty actually lies.  I forget that perfection lies in the struggle of the human spirit to achieve what is merely believed in our minds to be perfection.  The struggle is what is perfect, what is beautiful.  Not the end.  It’s the journey.  It’s the choices.  It’s what defines us.  It’s the pursuit of character that makes us beautiful beings.
From:  http://thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/the-pursuit-of-character/
[Today’s post are two quotes from two sites (four in all).  I must admit to a certain amount of laziness in my pursuit of other blogs.  Someone finds my blog and “likes” it, or comments on a posting, and I go see who they are.  Occasionally, by extension, someone will have “liked” a couple of posts on a blog I’m looking at and I’ll go see what they’re up to.  VERY serendipity, I know, but that is my nature.
Anyway, above are the two quotes from the two sites which recently “liked” one of my postings.  The first two are from “countingducks” (http://countingducks.wordpress.com/ ).  The second two quotes are from “thecultivationofbeauty” (http://thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com/).  As always, if you enjoy the quotes, go visit the original sites!   —    KMAB]
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