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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

No man ever followed his genius till it misled him.. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden To help kick the anniversary this week of the publishing of Walden into really high gear, we have another quote from that book for The … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – August 12, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… CAPSULE BOOK REVIEW: America By Alistair Cooke: Something we’ve noticed during our years reading is our tendency to read books that are not particularly new. This trait has only increased as the years have … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

Let everyone mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden Today marks the 163rd anniversary of the publishing of Walden. Though far from a best seller – it took a few … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – August 9, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… MINE’S BIGGER!: Fabulous. Our president is in a p*ssing contest with a dictator whose attention needs are every bit as enormous as his. At issue is the minor detail about whose country can better annihilate … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Evan Thomas

America was the world’s policeman, too materialistic and perhaps even a little lazy, but all in all very much the world’s last, best hope. – Evan Thomas, Ike’s Bluff Evan Thomas is an American historian and writer. The subjects of … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – August 8, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… AND IN THIS CORNER: Good seats are still available for the Floyd Mayweather/Connor McGregor fiasco in Las Vegas on August 26. Roughly one-third of the arena is available, either directly from the arena or … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Master Li

The wise man has no ambitions. Therefore, he has no failures. He who never fails always succeeds. And he who always succeeds is all-powerful. – Master Li, Creation by Gore Vidal Regular readers of The Thought for the Day know … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – August 7, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… ON YOUR MARK…GET SET…RETIRE: One of sport’s greatest careers – Usain Bolt running the 100 meters – came to a close this past weekend, with Bolt coming in third place in that event at … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Marvin Hamlisch

The main journey is to find happiness, not to find success. – Marvin Hamlisch Marvin Hamlisch was an American composer and conductor. He is one of only two people – fellow composer Richard Rogers is the other – to win … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – August 6, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… TO UNIONIZE OR NOT UNIONIZE, THAT IS THE QUESTION: Last week workers at a Nissan plant in Mississippi voted against joining the United Auto Workers (UAW). The vote wasn’t particularly close with a bit … Continue reading

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