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February 15th, 2012

"...failure meant to stripping away of inessential. ... @ 11:13 pm

"So I think it fair to say that by any conventional measure, a mere second year after my graduation day, I had failed on an epic scale. An exceptionally short lived marriage had imploded, and I was jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain without being homeless. The fears my parents have had for me, but I had had for myself, had both come to pass. By every usual standard, I was the biggest failure I knew.

Now I am not going to stand here and tell you that a failure is fun.
That period of my life was a dark one. And I had no idea that there was going to be what the press has since represented as a kind of fairytale resolution. I had no idea then how far the tunnel extended. And for the long time, at the end of the tunnel was a hope, rather than a reality. 

So, why do I talk about the benefits of a failure? Simply because failure meant to stripping away of inessential. I stopped pretending myself that I am anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work mattered to me. Had I succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena where I believed I truly belonged. I was set free because my greatest fear has realized and I was still alive and I still had a daughter whom I adored and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so the rock bottom has become a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. You might not fail on my scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you failed by default."

- J.K. Rowling





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October 26th, 2011

"We are not in a position in which… @ 05:49 pm

"We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings."
- Abraham Maslow

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June 18th, 2011

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.   @ 11:11 pm

"People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway."

----The version found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta

-Mother Teresa


April 14th, 2011

I never think of the future... @ 08:50 am

Green Leaf of a Bio Plant in Nature

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I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

- Albert Einstein -



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August 29th, 2010

"Here is a test to find ... @ 11:55 pm

gran ma&pa

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"Here is a test to find
whether your mission on earth is finished:
if you are alive, it isin't."

- Richard Bach -



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June 12th, 2010

"The most important thing a father can do ... @ 07:54 am

Family Anyway

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"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."

Theodore Hesburgh

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March 7th, 2010

"Don't forget until too late ... @ 10:55 am

BEIJING - AUGUST 17:  (L-R) Husband Gary Lough...

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"Don't forget until too late
that the business of life is not business,
but living."

B. C. Forbes


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February 14th, 2010

"Don't spend time beating on ... @ 10:15 pm

chanel frivolities sketch

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"Don't spend time beating on a wall,
hoping to transform it into a door."

Coco Chanel

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January 9th, 2010

Alas! the fearful unbelief is ... @ 10:01 pm

Unbelief, tinged with the sweet taste of moomoo

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"Alas! the fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself"


Thomas Carlyle

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December 23rd, 2009

I contribute my success to ... @ 07:22 pm

A young Florence Nightingale

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”I contribute my success to this. I never gave or took an excuse.”


Florence Nightingale

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