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Suffer Fools Gladly

The coffee mug at the thrift store caught my eye because of its short message, “I do not suffer fools gladly”. I did not purchase the mug because of a noticeable chip on the rim at the location my lips … Continue reading

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Such Folly

“True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.”–the¬†ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton If we judge the modern world … Continue reading

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Expand The Mind

“One of the secrets of youth is to remain curious.” This “secret” has been rattling around in my head for a long time. It has been my major “alibi” for going to the library every week and why I like … Continue reading

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So Foolish

“You know the value of every article of merchandise, but if you don’t know the value of your own soul, it’s all foolishness.”–Rumi I know you’re aware by now that today is All Fools Day, so yes,¬†the pithy quote above … Continue reading

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Seeking Knowledge

I’ve sometimes wondered about mathematics and science teachers. They have acquired the knowledge and skills to do difficult things that have great commercial and practical value, yet they work as underpaid public school teachers. Yesterday, I thought about the algebra … Continue reading

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Time In Our Hands

Before bedtime last night I set the clocks and watches ahead for the change to Daylight Savings Time. (Spring Ahead–Fall Behind) While adjusting the yellow-dial watch, a phrase popped into my head, “Time is in my hands.” Wise people throughout … Continue reading

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What Is Success?

“Whenever you sit down with your boss, you should have paper and pen handy for note-taking.” That was one of the first nuggets of advice my old boss gave me after we were introduced to each other. Hence, I usually … Continue reading

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