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On to the bonus round....

Ffolkes,

“E’en from the tomb the voice of nature cries,
E’en in our ashes live their wonted fires.”

~~ Thomas Gray, “Elegy in a Country Churchyard”, Stanza 23 ~~ 768 more words

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Twisty passages, all alike....

Ffolkes,

“There are many intelligent species in the universe.
They are all owned by cats.”

~~ Encyclopedia Galactica ~~

Tower watch duty….

Hajime…. Although I did notice the stock market didn’t crash, I’m sure there was some sort of reaction to my total absence from the net yesterday. 460 more words

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The right way is to the left....

Ffolkes,

“A stiff neck usually supports an empty head.”

~~ Observant Bee ~~

Leelu, locked & loaded….

Hajime…. I had hoped, upon arising today, to find it within me to write some actual prose here to begin. 919 more words

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In the courtyards of Balliol....

Ffolkes,

“What UNIVERSE is this, please??”

~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

Winter on San Francisco Bay….

Hajime…. Today’s Pearl is yet another truncated version, for the simple reason I don’t have time to put it all the way together the way I prefer. 604 more words

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Deeply sincere confusion, in short pants....

Ffolkes,

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.”

~~ Lao-Tzu ~~

I ate the mouse…. 1,025 more words

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Skipping the hard parts....

Ffolkes,

“The Journey is the Reward,
Not the Destination.”

~~ Zen Koan ~~

Idyllic solitude….

Hajime…. Though I fully agree with our opening lines, I can’t say today’s journey to our destination has provided me with much reward, beyond the most basic, that of being, finally, done. 933 more words

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Sanity off the port bow....

4/2/2017

Ffolkes,

“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

“Because it’s comfortable. Why?….”

Hajime…. In spite of how little incentive I find to finish and post today’s Pearl, I will do so; for those of us who write for the same reason we breathe, incentive is irrelevant, for it appeals only to self-interest, which has no bearing on duty, or survival, both of which are their own incentive. 1,083 more words

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