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Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
    —     Robert Louis Stevenson
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:
2021 Unmistakable Progress
Dom-De-Doo-Be Dom
Reviewing Austen
2020 A Better Synthesis
2019 It’s Only Funny If You’re Old Enough To Know What “Film” Was
2018 Bourne Wicked Blonde
First Things First
2017 This Explains A Lot
2016 Me Too
2015 A Proper Price
2014 Well Hard
2013 Because I Can
Eloquence, n.
2012 Why Bother?
2011 Peculiar Notions

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Thus we may have knowledge of the past but cannot control it;  we may control the future but have no knowledge of it.
    —     Claude Elwood Shannon
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On This Day In:
2021 Gifts
Look Inside Your Heart
2020 A Strength Of Science
2019 A Higher Standard
Make Two Calls
2018 Irreplaceable Sparks
2017 Saving For April 15th
2016 First Wish
2015 Tracing Shadows
2014 One Thing
2013 More Is Less
2012 The Screw-Up Gene

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Whatever the future holds, I make you one promise:  I’ll keep at least 99% of my net worth in Berkshire for as long as I am around.  How long will that be?  My model is the loyal Democrat in Fort Wayne who asked to be buried in Chicago so that he could stay active in the party.  To that end, I’ve already selected a “power spot” at the office for my urn.
    —    Warren Buffett
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On This Day In:
2021 A Model Democrat
Listen Mister
2020 The Main Thing: Vote!
No Other Reason
2019 A Big “IF”
2018 Committed To Thinking
2017 More Pictures From My (Family) Retirement Party
A Fondness For Sins
2016 Are You Waiting?
2015 The Future Myth
2014 Hands
2013 Because You Have Lived
2012 47%
2011 Conservative Values: Low And Lax
2010 A Non-Zero Sum Game
What If “c” Isn’t A Constant?
2009 Pictures from UCLA trip…

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Unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.
    —    Noam Chomsky
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On This Day In:
2019 Today’s Question
2018 A Moment Of Union
2016 Symptoms
2016 Tossers
2015 Hunger
2014 Outside Dependence
2013 Doing Right
2012 A Short Course In Human Relations
If Death Be My Future
Strive
Such A Fool
2011 I’m Working For A Living

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Our vision is that humans can interact with all devices using human language,”  says Li.  “The difference between humans and animals is that humans can use tools.  Over the past 100,000 years, whatever tools you invent you have to learn how to use.   In the future, you won’t need to do that — tools will learn how to understand human language, human intentions.  That’s the future.”
    —     Robin Li
Quoted by:  Charlie Campbell
In his article:  “Baidu’s Brain:  Robin Li is helping China win the 21st century
Appearing in:  Time Magazine;  dtd:  29 January 2018
[Actually, it has been well established for many years that multiple species besides our own use tools of various types.   —   kmab]
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On This Day In:
2021 20 / 20 History Lessons
I Waited
2020 The Blind Squirrel And The Suppression Of Uncomfortable Ideas
It’ll Start Getting Cooler. You Just Watch.
2019 Future Tools
Three Swedish Girls
2018 Four Loves
Favorite Westerns
2017 Faith In Science
2016 What The World Calls
2015 Say What?
2014 Start Today
2013 Fly!!
2012 Greater Love
2011 Before

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I look at the future from the standpoint of probabilities.  It’s like a branching stream of probabilities, and there are actions that we can take that affect those probabilities or that accelerate one thing or slow down another thing.  I may introduce something new to the probability stream.
    —     Elon Musk
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On This Day In:
2021 Practically Worthless In Every Way
It Never Was
Frustrating Incentive
2020 You Too?
Six Degrees
2019 A Branching Stream
Day 9: One Day At A Time
2018 Pity The Nation (Part 2)
Day 1: Redux
2017 Good Blogs, Too
2016 My Prediction For #AmnestyDon
2015 Worth A Try
2014 I’m Feeling It
2013 May I Have A Little More, Please?
2012 Increasing Doubt
2011 You Can’t Touch This

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One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
    —    Sigmund Freud
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On This Day In:
2018 Painted Into
2017 Prayers, Miracles And Lottery Tickets
Roman View
2016 Dignity And Grace
2015 Is It Warm Enough For You
2014 What The Right STILL Wants
2013 Embrace Serendipity
2012 Your Order, Please
2011 Well Enough Anyway

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The future we have been sold doesn’t work.  Applying the principles of the factory floor to the natural world just doesn’t work.  Farming is more than a business.  Food is more than a commodity.  Land is more than a mineral resource.
    —    James Rebanks
(An English farmer’s account of the changes he is seeing)
as quoted by:  Andrew Sullivan
From Sullivan’s opinion piece / article:  “Our President’s Emotional Bait and Switch
Which I found on www.msn.com at:  http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/our-president%e2%80%99s-emotional-bait-and-switch/ar-AAnKTg4
That, in turn referenced the New York Times at:   http://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/opinion/an-english-sheep-farmers-view-of-rural-america.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
Sullivan’s article originally appearing in:  “Daily Intelligencer
Which is a section under New York Magazine
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On This Day In:
2016 Be Happy!
2015 Are You Feeling Cold?
2014 Never Asked
2013 In Praise Of Change
2012 John Carter Of Mars
Circular
2011 How Much And When

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