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And therein lies the rub: What do you do when a wonderful man who made a terrible mistake dies? How do you properly honor an admirable life without whitewashing the egregious shortcomings that ruined the lives of others? I see the Penn State students paying tribute to Paterno in front of his statue on campus… Read More

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Travel is so rewarding that it should take precedence over other things younger people spend money on. New York Times: Advice on Finishing With No Regrets (via quickandcurious) This is why I chose Coachella. Vacation > New purse.

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Sure, I’ll have a child’s portion me whenever anyone asks if I would like a drink and I feel a slight twinge of guilt.

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Sometimes I wonder when I’ll meet the last best friend of my life. Can I make one when I’m 40? Does that happen? Can we start our story with “I’ve known him since we were 40 years old!” I think so. I think we can do whatever we want. You can never have enough friends… Read More

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The gap between where you are and where you want to be is called frustration. Frustration is eliminated by education and action.

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Brace yourself: I hate bananas. I hate them so much, I wish that I could go back in time and remove them from the history of the Earth, so I would never have to see another banana ever again. It’s OK; no one would miss them, since they would never have existed to begin with.… Read More

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Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Dale Carnegie

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You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place. Miriam Adeney (via bearbearpdx)