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Post by Perrorist » 11 Oct 2017, 11:53

Nicely written flash fiction, DW.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 11 Oct 2017, 13:39

I expect it was from certain prompts, Perry, but have forgotten. 8-[
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Post by Perrorist » 11 Oct 2017, 14:01

I remember that monicker.

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Post by hawkeye » 26 Dec 2017, 04:54

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Post by Dreamweaver » 29 Dec 2017, 20:52

"On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642"
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Everybody knows that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25th. I think fewer people know that Isaac Newton shares the same birthday. Christmas day in England - 1642. And perhaps even fewer people know that before he turned 30, Newton had discovered the laws of motion, the universal law of gravitation, and invented integral and differential calculus. All of which served as the mechanistic foundation for the industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries that would forever transform the world.
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Post by Perrorist » 30 Dec 2017, 06:23

We should celebrate his birthday instead!

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Post by Dreamweaver » 30 Dec 2017, 21:02

Scientific progress is like mountain climbing:
the higher you climb, the more you know, but the wider the vistas of ignorance that extend on all sides.
Jack Miles



So pleased at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o’er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
The eternal snows appear already past,
And the first clouds and mountains seem the last;
But, those attained, we tremble to survey
The growing labors of the lengthened way,
The increasing prospect tires our wand’ring eyes,
Hills peep o’er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!

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Post by Dreamweaver » 02 Jan 2018, 18:09

As I saw my 60th birthday approaching, I thought,What did 60 mean to me? I figured I'd probably live until I'm about 90, which meant that I was at the beginning of what I call my third act. As an actress, I know how important the third act is. It makes sense of the first and second acts. You can have first and second acts that are interesting, but you don't know what they mean. Then a good third act pulls it all together. And so I knew that, because I sat by my father's side over the long months when he was dying.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 27 Jan 2018, 20:12

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love…
and then we return home.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 28 Jan 2018, 16:33

“I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.”

— Mark Twain
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Post by Perrorist » 28 Jan 2018, 18:01

Both.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 01 Feb 2018, 19:46

I have learned silence from the talkative'
toleration from the intolerant,
and kindness from the unkind;
yet, strange,
I am ungrateful to those teachers.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 12 Feb 2018, 16:43

“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.

What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.

And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”

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Post by Dreamweaver » 21 Feb 2018, 14:01

When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times.
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Post by grandduke » 21 Feb 2018, 21:41

When you're 20 you care what everyone thinks, when you're 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks, when you're 60 you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place. You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Winston Churchill



But where is Maggs 8-[
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