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Husband, father, grandfather, friend...a few of the roles acquired in 61 years of living.  I keep an upbeat attitude, loving humor and the singular freedom of a perfect laugh.  I don't let curmudgeons ruin my day; that only gives them power over me.  Having experienced death once, I no longer fear it, although I am still frightened by the process of dying.  I love to write because it allows me the freedom to vent those complex feelings that bounce restlessly off the walls of my mind; and express the beauty that can only be found within the human heart.

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Three Important Quotes

Three quotes upon which anyone could build the best kind of life.

The life that conquers is the life that moves
with a steady resolution and persistence
toward a predetermined goal.
Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned
the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time.
- W.J. Davison

So, then, to every man his chance --
to every man, regardless of his birth,
his shining golden opportunity
-- to every man his right to live, to work, to be himself,
to become whatever his manhood
and his vision can combine to make him
-- this is the promise of America.
- Thomas Wolfe

When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller
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