Laughter

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   I hate scarce smiles, I love laughing....

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

Laughter

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   I hate scarce smiles, I love laughing. William Blake annotations to Aphorisms on Man by Johann Caspar Lavater   Several have defined man as "an animal which laughs." Henri Bergson, Laughter   In 1971 a golden...

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Character

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   You have character.  You can be a character.  You can create a character, build character or engage in character assassination.  There are characters in real life, characters in novels.  They can be believable...

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The Art of Empty Spaces

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   On the Paseo de la Reforma, that grand avenue simulating the entrance to an imperial Mexico City that of course no longer exists, there’s a quadrangle of tiny absences, small plazas, where once there were...

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Easter Thoughts

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]     If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid. John Maynard Keynes   Keynes, the famous economist, had too exalted a...

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Art Science Business

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   The business of America is business  Calvin Coolidge   “We didn’t elect a saint.”  I’m so tired of the religious right dragging out this sorry explanation for their unwavering support of our embarrassing...

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The Kelley House–The Sea Gull–Mendocino History

  [Click on BLUE link for sources and more information]   The Kelley House is a tremendous local resource for Mendocino.  The amount of information and the services provided by the Kelley House are quite extensive.  A simple search using the search tool on their site...

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Guest Post: The Magic Clock by Mitchell Zucker @ 1990

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Mitchell Zucker has contributed several stories to Think in the Morning.  Here are the links. The Diamond's Sutra The Swan and the Sculptor The Parolee Once Upon A Time In The Pigmy Forest Raven Man A Janitor...

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Remembering Big Al

  [Click on BLUE links for sources or more information]   IMPORTANT NOTE:  To honor Al, the Community Center of Mendocino is hosting a "Celebration Of Big Al's Life" Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 12:00 to 3:00pm. Please join us, bring your stories, music and photos of...

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A Doodle A Day

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information}       “You see,” said Thurber sadly, “that’s the way life goes.  I write stories with the utmost care, rewriting every one from three to 10 times.  I have written so many of them for the New Yorker that six...

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What’s With All The Elephant Napkins?

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   I woke up.  In the darkness I sensed a presence.  I rolled out of bed reluctantly.  I went to pee.  I made coffee.  While drinking my coffee I realized the presence was always with me.  A memory. There are...

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The Sea Gull As Art

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   “qualia” : the internal and subjective component of sense perceptions, arising from stimulation of the senses by phenomena     There is geometry at play in life, not just in art― we call it symmetry. James Maxwell  ...

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