Alabama --> Phoenix -->Alabama

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  1. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    Starting point: Blountsville, Alabama


    To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
    -Horace
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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    I believe in mystery and, frankly, I sometimes face this mystery with great fear. In other words, I think that there are many things in the universe that we cannot perceive or penetrate, and that also we experience some of the most beautiful things in life only in a very primitive form. Only in relation to these mysteries do I consider myself to be a religious man....

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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    He who blames others has a long way to go on his journey. He who blames himself is halfway there. He who blames no one has arrived.


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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes, -- every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. Even the bee and ant have brought their little lessons of industry and economy.

    Orison Swett Marden


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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    We are what we think.
    All that we are arises with our thoughts.
    With our thoughts we make the world.
    Speak or act with an impure mind
    And Trouble will follow you
    As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.
    We are what we think.
    All that we are arises with our thoughts.
    With our thoughts we make the world.
    Speak or act with a pure mind
    and happiness will follow you
    As your shadow, unshakable.
    "Look how he abused me and beat me,
    How he threw me down and robbed me."
    Live with such thoughts and you live in hate.
    "Look how he abused me and beat me,
    How he threw me down and robbed me."
    Abandon such thoughts, and live in love.

    Buddha
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  6. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    "Hope" is the thing with feathers -
    that perches in the soul -
    and sings the tune without the words
    And never stops at all.

    Emily Dickinson
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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    The birds have vanished into the sky,
    and now the last cloud drains away.
    We sit together, the mountain and me,
    until only the mountain remains.

    Li Po



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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    Never admit defeat or poverty. Stoutly assert your divine right to hold
    your head up and look the world in the face; step bravely to the front
    whatever opposes, and the world will make way for you. No one will
    insist upon your rights while you yourself doubt that you have any.
    Believe you were made for the place you fill. Put forth your whole
    energies. Be awake, electrify yourself; go forth to the task. A young
    man once said to his employer, "Don't give me an easy job. I want to
    handle heavy boxes, shoulder great loads. I would like to lift a big
    mountain and throw it into the sea,"--and he stretched out two brawny
    arms, while his honest eyes danced and his whole being glowed with
    conscious strength.

    Orisen Swett Marden

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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    That's, " NACK-a-Tish")
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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    ...and then again at the tamale place. Will's retired Navy, part-time cowpunch, part time engineer who's restoring a /2 bike, and his wife does QA at a hospital. Their daughter lives in Duluth, GA- neat people.

    Nacodoces, MS
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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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