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Selections from Gaylon’s personal quotebook! Plus exciting commentary from Gaylon

The Thought for the Day – March 1, 2016

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – February 29, 2016

If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him. – Emerson Our instincts are one of the most valuable resources nature gave us. We see this in nature … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – February 28, 2016

If we fail, we fall. If we succeed – then we will face the next task. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Failure and success are interesting animals. Both are fundamental aspects of our human experience. Both our … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – February 26, 2016

Michelangelo saw the art of sculpture as, crucially, a process of self-discovery, of self-actualization. – Miles Unger, Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces In some respects, Michelangelo was no different than any other artist through the ages: he worked his … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – February , 2016

We choose to go to the moon in this decade, and do other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills. … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – February 23, 2016

Everyone has it within his power to say, this I am today, that I shall be tomorrow. – Louis L’Amour, The Walking Drum Our introduction to L’Amour came in our 40’s. We had never bother to read him before because … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – February 22, 2016

You will have seen that this life is…something produced by the self. – Gore Vidal, Creation Our life. Our results. When it comes down to it, what we get out of our life is dependent on what we put into … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – February 21, 2016

People are more disposed to suffer than right themselves by resistance. – John Locke John Locke was an English philosopher who flourished in the 1600’s. A complete review of his works is, thankfully, beyond the scope of this feature, but … Continue reading

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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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