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“We work to become, not to acquire.” (Elbert Hubbard)

I was going to write about having a 64th birthday today but then I realized the bigger news is that I have been gainfully employed now for 50 years. That’s a milestone that deserves a few thoughts. I started going … Continue reading

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“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” (Abraham Lincoln)

I was born in the fifties, which means I’m on my 12th president. After dozens of presidential speeches, I think I’m entitled to share a few observations about the state of the union. Politicians are great at telling us what … Continue reading

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“The beatings will continue until morale improves.” (Unknown)

I love this quote but then again I have a warped sense of humor. I would like to blame it on several head injuries I endured as a child but that would be cowardly of me. Nope, this one is … Continue reading

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“That’s your new definition of greatness. It means that everybody can be great. Because everybody can serve…You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. And you can be that servant.” (Martin Luther King Jr.)

Martin Luther King Jr. gave a lot of great speeches in his short life. Today’s quote comes from a sermon he gave in Atlanta on February 4th 1968. He was killed later that same year. I was only fourteen then … Continue reading

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“The law of unintended consequences governs all technological revolutions.” (Joel Swerdlow)

I’m still scratching my head over what just happened here on my WordPress blog. I wasn’t trying to post nonsense but it happened anyway and I have no idea why. I guess I could blame it on butt blogging because … Continue reading

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“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.” (Kris Kristofferson)

I started this post at 4 AM, here in middle America. I have to leave the house in another hour to pick up some kids for their visit, so sleeping wasn’t really an option anyway. Once my brain switches on … Continue reading

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“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” (Anne Lamott)

For as long as I can remember I have had a craving to do things that are new and difficult. Adapt and overcome has been my mantra for all of my life. I have little to no interest in anything … Continue reading

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