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Today’s Quote:

“The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we’re afraid. We fear we will not find love, and when we find it we fear we’ll lose it. We fear that if we do not have love we will be unhappy.”

–  Richard Bach

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Poetry: Every Thing On It

Every Thing On It     by Shel Silverstein

I asked for a hot dog

With everything on it,

And that was my big mistake,

‘Cause it came with a parrot,

A bee in a bonnet,

A wristwatch, a wrench, and a rake.

It came with a goldfish,

A flag, and a fiddle,

A frog, and a front porch swing

And a mouse in a mask–

that’s the last time I ask

For a hot dog with everything.

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Today’s Quote:

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

– Raymond Chandler

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This morning on NPR they were discussing the late Shel Silverstein’s new book of poetry Every Thing On It, featuring 145 poems. Silverstein eliminated many of them from his earlier books, not because he didn’t like them, but because they just didn’t happen to fit in the perfect order he was looking for in a given collection. Toni Markiet, editor of the new collection, worked on other projects alongside Silverstein. Below is a sample from the new book:

“Frightened”

“There are kids underneath my bed,”

Cried little baby monster Fred.

Momma monster smiled. “Oh, Fred,

There’s no such things as kids,” she said.

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Today’s Quote:

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius

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Raymond Chandler’s definition of a hero. He was describing a detective hero, but I believe fits all walks of life nonetheless:    “…down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor—by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.

“He will take no man’s money dishonestly and no man’s insolence without a due and dispassionate revenge. He is a lonely man and his pride is that you will treat him as a proud man or be very sorry you ever saw him.

“The story is this man’s adventure in search of a hidden truth, and it would be no adventure if it did not happen to a man fit for adventure. If there were enough like him, the world would be a very safe place to live in, without becoming too dull to be worth living in.” – Raymond Chandler, 1950

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Today’s Quote:

“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think—rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.”  – John Dewey

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