Ideas Worth Spreading

Fool’s Gold and Fool’s Mate


“The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.” ~ General Omar Bradley Education – whether formally given or self-taught – is necessary, but not sufficient to the expression of balanced wisdom. I have known highly-educated medical doctors, for instance, whose fervent devotion to […]

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Your Purpose in Life


“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” ~ Henry David Thoreau How many of your daily activities are devoted to honestly purposeful, generative activity? Like ants, we move around busily from place to place and activity to activity, but how often do you […]

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Three Hundred Sixty-Five Days!


“At one and the same time we must philosophize, laugh and manage our household and other business, while never ceasing to proclaim the words of true philosophy.” ~ Epicurus I am delighted to note that this morning’s post marks three hundred sixty-five consecutive daily blogs on Gregg Hake’s Blog!  It has been a delightful process […]

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Taking Time to Grow


Taking Time to Grow by Mary Mapes Dodge ‘Mamma! mamma!’ two eaglets cried, ‘To let us fly you’ve never tried. We want to go outside and play; We’ll promise not to go away.’ The mother wisely shook her head: ‘No, no, my dears. Not yet,’ she said. ‘But mother, dear,’ they called again, ‘We want […]

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Phenomenal Women


“The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman.” ~ Mexican Proverb I read this and had to chuckle as it is either a statement of profound wisdom or a proclamation made by the Mexican Ambassador to the Lollipop Guild upon seeing the legs and red shoes of the Wicked Witch of […]

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The Real You


“It is required of every man,” the ghost returned, “that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide; and, if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death.” ~ Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” How abundantly has your spirit within you […]

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