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This must be Thursday.

I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

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Everyone's a hero in their own way, in their own not that heroic way.

Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, 2008  
(Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jed

Reality continues to do its tedious dance, only occasionally colorful, and hardly ever at the right time.

Jon Carroll

— betcha thought I was gone for good.  no such luck.

We should do as few stupid things as possible; but to wait for a time when we would do none would be the stupidest thing of all.

– St. Madeleine Sophie Barat (RSCJ)

(I have the not waiting to do stupid things down pretty good; the few part, not so much.)

Clothes make a statement.  Costumes tell a story.  ~Mason Cooley

I’m quoted here about Halloween and those ubiquitous nun costumes, particularly the naughty kind.  Interesting column by Dr. Christine Whelan for the ever-intriguing BustedHalo site.



Hold on, man.  We don’t go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title. 
~From Scooby-Doo

Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!
~Elizabeth Akers Allen


". . . let’s put men
dressed like European candy bars in jail for a traffic violation."

– Jon Carrol

Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality
that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we
have told it to the same person?

  – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“We are strong, and brave, and innocent, and
unafraid. We are better than we think and not quite what we want to be. We are
alive to the imaginations and the possibilities. We will continue to invent the
future through our blood and tears and through all our sadness.”

Nikki Giovanni


So I go forward, and I don’t believe I could ever go back .
. . but I go on in fear and trembling and often with a sense of lostness,
trying to be careful what I do because I am beginning to see that every false
step is paid for dearly.

        —Thomas Merton

But I am making something, a word salad of uncertain value, just
like a shoemaker or a chemist or a teacher.

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