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Gaylon’s Thought for the Day: February 20, 2016

I work harder than anyone who has ever lived. I am not well and worn out with this stupendous labor, and yet I am patient to achieve the desired end. – Michelangelo, Letter to his brother, while painting Sistine Chapel. … Continue reading

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Gaylon’s Thought for the Day – 2/18/16

Dirt thrown on a Mud-wall may stick…but it will not long adhere to polish’d Marble. – Benjamin Franklin This quote came to mind this week while thinking about the debate caused by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. … Continue reading

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Gaylon’s Thought for the Day – February 17, 2016

They couldn’t understand it and they could…They had their food and water right there, but what was that open space? – Charles Bukowski, Post Office Charles Bukowski was an American writer, though he was born in Germany. I was introduced … Continue reading

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Gaylon’s Thought for the Day – February 16, 2016

It is not possible to run a course aright when the goal itself has not been rightly placed. – Francis Bacon Francis Bacon was a British philosopher and statesman who flourished at the end of the 1500’s and the first … Continue reading

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Gaylon’s Thought for the Day – February 15, 2016

In times like these, it helps to remember there have always been times like these. – Paul Harvey Paul Harvey was an American radio announcer who had a long career in an industry not particularly known for them. He was … Continue reading

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Gaylon’s Thought for the Day

All teachings are mere references. The true experience is living your own life. – Deng Ming Dao, 365 Tao We can depend on formal education and religious training only so much. There comes a time when we must put what … Continue reading

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Gaylon’s Thought for the Day – February 13, 2016

Progress, once started, is endless…We proceed because we must. – Gore Vidal, Empire It’s human nature to advance and improve what came before us. It’s why our ancestors dug out a tree trunk and sailed across a lake and why … Continue reading

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Gaylon’s Thought for the Day – February 12, 2016

They tell us, sir, that we are weak…But when shall we be stronger?…Will it be when we are totally disarmed?…We are not weak, if we make proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our … Continue reading

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Gaylon’s Thought for the Day – February 11, 2016

It is not the first steps but the last ones that are most difficult. – Jean-Francois Steiner, Treblinka Treblinka is a book about the concentration camp in Poland, a novel based on testimony of those who were there. It’s been … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day – February 10, 2016

Democracy had fallen by Plato’s formula: liberty had become license, and chaos begged an end to liberty. – Will Durant, The Story of Civilazation: Caesar and Christ. There are more than a few similarities between the Roman Empire before it fell and … Continue reading

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