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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style (Maya Angelou)

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The human brain is a wonderful organ... (George Jessel)

My blogging life is basically goalless. I like the zen nature of that, and paradoxically, it improves results (Seth Godin)

At the heart of anything good there should be a kernel of something undefinable, and if you can define it, or claim to be able to define it, then, in a sense, you’ve missed the point (John Peel)

The fact that we think the way we speak is normal is the first clue that empathy is quite difficult (Seth Godin)

It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles (Phil Ochs)

It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win. Even though you can't expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make that attempt. That's morality, that's religion. That's art. That's life.

Phil Ochs

Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined (Alexander Pope 1732)