Factober

One game, one pitch can change everything for a hitter. The way I like to approach it is that every at-bat is its own unique opportunity to go out there and do something really good.

Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

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It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer fr

It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.
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It is plain indeed that in spite of later estrangement Hobbits are relative

It is plain indeed that in spite of later estrangement Hobbits are relatives of ours: far nearer to us than Elves, or even than Dwarves. Of old they spoke the languages of Men, after their own fashion, and liked and disliked much the same things as Men di
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I intend to live forever, or die trying.

I intend to live forever, or die trying.
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So why study history? Unlike physics or economics, history is not a means f

So why study history? Unlike physics or economics, history is not a means for making accurate predictions. We study history not to know the future but to widen our horizons, to understand that our present situation is neither natural nor inevitable, and t
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

For those who like that sort of thing," said Miss Brodie in her best Edinbu

For those who like that sort of thing," said Miss Brodie in her best Edinburgh voice, "That is the sort of thing they like.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

As a manager, I was able to put the USA workplace mental health system to t

As a manager, I was able to put the USA workplace mental health system to the test. In each of three separate companies there was an employee that was displaying mental health issues and I reported this to the human resources department. The outcome: I wa
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I believe that you believe that. But this thing, whatever it is, it's trick

I believe that you believe that. But this thing, whatever it is, it's tricky. Manipulative. A liar. And it's smarter than you.""I'll try not to be offended by that.""You shouldn't be."“What do you think it is?”“Something very old and very evil.
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I know everything must be a lie, but I believe it anyway.

I know everything must be a lie, but I believe it anyway.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Only a "dry as dust" religion prompts a minister to extol the glories of He

Only a "dry as dust" religion prompts a minister to extol the glories of Heaven while ignoring the social conditions that cause men an Earthly hell.
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The poet must be more useful than any other member if his tribe.

The poet must be more useful than any other member if his tribe.
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Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise

Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Kyle held out his hand and Reid shook it like a good sport, but he made sur

Kyle held out his hand and Reid shook it like a good sport, but he made sure to add a little extra pressure and a meaningful stare in the universal male Don’t-f**k-with-this-chick-or-I’ll-eat-your-heart-for-breakfast-with-my-Wheaties look.
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