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What counts, in the long run, is not what you read; it is what you sift through your own mind; it is the ideas and impressions that are aroused in you by your reading.  It is the ideas stirred in your own mind, the ideas which are a reflection of your own thinking, which make you an interesting person.
    —     Eleanor Roosevelt
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On This Day In:
2020 Role Reversal
Time To Defend The Constitution (Part I)
Time To Defend The Constitution (Part II)
2019 Right Or Wrong
2018 Open Doors
2017 When It Deserves It
2016 Expiation For Rest
2015 You’ll Get Through It
2014 A Special Kind Of Fall
2013 Very Rewarding
2012 MIB3 – The Team Is Closer Than Ever
Yet
2011 Little By Little

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The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.
   —    Mortimer Adler
I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
   —    Alan Greenspan
[I have frequently heard people asking why President Trump can’t form words into intelligible sentences and (loosely defined) sentences into a coherent paragraph.
My (opinion) response is:  I + I + I + U = BS.
Start with Ignorance (doesn’t know what he needs to know), add Indifference (doesn’t care about what he needs to know), low Intelligence and an Unwillingness to read / listen / learn == spew a typical #DonTheCon string of words (non-sense / garbage) aka:  Bull Sh*t and lies.
And that’s why I’m looking forward to 20 January 2021.   —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2019 I’m Up For Trying
60 Day Health / Weight Update (Nov 2019)
2018 #PresidentBoneSpur
2017 My Staggering Confusion
Zapped!!!
2016 And Bloggers?
2015 Ethical Energy
2014 Are You Likely To Defend It?
2013 Might As Well
2012 The Long And Short Of It
2011 Bravery

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I write to discover what I think.  After all, the bars aren’t open that early.
   —   Daniel J. Boorstin
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On This Day In:
2019 Knocking On Impeachment’s Door
2018 Do You Remember?
2017 Choose Life
My Response To President Trump’s Threat To NBC
2016 We, Us, All
2015 No Less
2014 Life Advice (50)
Orange October (IV) – Giants Win Game 1 Of NLCS!
2013 Running To
2012 Suddenly
2011 Liberal Washington
2010 Giants Advance To NLCS!!

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We learn neither by thinking or by doing.  We learn by thinking about what we are doing.
  —   Anonymous
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On This Day In:
2018 Brown’s Rules
Day 23: Fasting Visualized
2017 Still Trying To Make It
2016 One Lucky Man
2015 Food Change ==> Health Change
2014 10 Commandments Of Logical Arguments (Fallacies)
2013 Sociology Of The Future
2012 1010
There In The Sunshine
2011 Not Enough Time

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All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think.  The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
    —    Thomas J. Watson
[Actually, “just” thinking can not settle ALL of the world’s problems.  Compromise and diplomacy are also often required…  More reasons #IncompetentDonald never really had a leg to stand on.    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2018 Easter In Liverpool
Star Guides To Destiny
Growl
2017 Decisions
2016 Along The Path
2015 Make Mine Rare, Please
2014 Passion Flooding
2013 On Purpose
2012 Sans Gall Bladder, Day 4
How Did You Spend Your Day?
2011 It’s Hammerin’ Time!!
Convenient Auxiliaries

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If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.  Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
    —    Raymond Inman
Certain thoughts are prayers.  There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
    —    Victor Hugo
[I try sleep, myself…  But walking has worked for me, as well.    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2018 #DumbDonald: Start With Hearing What You Don’t Want Said
2017 The Press Is NOT The Enemy
2016 It Ain’t Easy
(Leap Year 29th) Or Try To, Anyway…
(Leap Year 29th) Circles Within Circles
2015 A Series Of Funerals
2014 And Your Point Is?
2013 Infinitely Care
2012 In My Room
(Leap Year 29th) Stingray – TV Series Review  (This is my most popular post since starting my blog – hands down!  It still draws hits almost every week.  The hits seem to come mostly from Central Europe.  I guess the show must be in syndication there.)
(Leap Year 29th) A Single Thread
2011 Lyrical Mixture
Teaching = Translating

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The true source of our suffering has been our timidity.  We have been afraid to think.   . . . .   Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.
  —  President John Adams
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On This Day In:
2017 Two Good To Be Real
Secrets
2016 Learning Subtle Differences
2015 Dog Eat Dog World?
2014 And Sometimes Blogs About It
2013 Outside-In
2012 They Are All Perfect
2011 Delegation – The “How-To’s”
2009 Diet Update and Other Bits & Bobs…

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There’s no universal way to think about things, so I can’t claim that someone else is thinking about something wrongly if they don’t think about it the way I do.
    —    Donald E. Knuth
From the book: “The Essential Knuth
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On This Day In:
2016 Supervise The Results
2015 Just Magic!
2014 It Lies Ahead…
2013 At Least One Difference
2012 Are We, Are We?
On Not Playing The Game
Scale
2011 Nutcracker And Nooks
Seeing Differences

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We must all take time to do enough thinking to formulate our own conclusions.
   —  Thomas J. Watson
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On This Day In:
2016 Original Thoughts
2015 If They’re Good Enough
2014 Three…
2013 Uncle Joe’s Song
Live, Then, As If…
2012 Still Trying
2011 Not Deserving

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Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
     –    Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are worse crimes than burning books.  One of them is not reading them.
     –    Joseph Brodsky
[Another is not considering what you’ve just read…
My sister has been a teacher for over thirty years and she still loves teaching.  And, yes, she is still passing me books to read.
Happy Birthday to my big sister, Carmen!  Hopefully, there will be many more birthdays (and lessons to help me grow) to come…  Love  ya   —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 Before Debit (And Credit) Cards
2014 Herding Cats
2013 Ooops!
2012 Understand A Great Truth
2011 Start Here…
2010 Random Acts of Vandalism On Easter Weekend…

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Keep reading books, but remember that a book is only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself.
   –  Maxim Gorky
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On This Day In:
2015 Become An Affliction
2014 Just Setting Out
2013 Scott’s Inscription
2012 Good Knowledge
2011 Social Safety Nets

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If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
     –    Haruki Murakami
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On This Day In:
2015 Shout!
2014 I Hear Voices
2013 Ethics And Standards
2012 Swing Higher
2011 Convicted For Life

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The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
  —   Christopher Morley
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On This Day In:
2013 Someone Else Believes
2012 The Practical Value of Science
2011 Seize Gladly The Difficult Task
A Constitutional Conversation
2010 The Fierce Urgency Of Now…

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I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    ―    Alan Greenspan
This generation has a burden, more so than any other time in history.  The most important thing we can learn to do today is think for ourselves.
    ―    Malcolm X
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On This Day In:
2012 Two Gems
2011 A True Test

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Thinking

If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.
   —   Written by:  Walter D. Wintle
[I’ve added the poem above (another of those “positive thinking” / optimistic view poems I like so much) to my Poems page.
I guess we do become our philosophy…
Enjoy!   —    KMAB]
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