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Brian Gill
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"To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound of human thought."
"To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound of human thought."

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"... 'Wonderful Things'

"I don't know why some folks associate 'being religious' with moping around, brooding on the futility of it all and acting as if their pet canary died.

"I understand dragging through most days; feeling tired and guilty. Decades of undiagnosed major depression saw to that, and that's another topic.

"But we're in a universe filled with wonders: a beautiful, ordered cosmos; unfolding in accord with physical laws which we are beginning to understand...."

http://brendans-island.com/catholic-citizen/europa-mars-and-someday-the-stars/#wonderful

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"Tennyson said 'Locksley Hall' expresses '...young life, its good side, its deficiencies, and its yearnings.' I'm inclined to believe him, partly because I was young when I first read the poem. A half-century later, these are still among my favorite lines of poetry....

...I still think building something like Tennyson's 'Federation of the world' is a good idea. I'm quite certain that it will be a long, hard, process.

"But we're already making some progress...."

http://brendans-island.com/catholic-citizen/the-federation-of-the-world/

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"Tomorrow is Memorial Day.

"It's equivalent to Dodenherdenking in the Netherlands, or Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.

"The holiday's original purpose was to honor those who have been killed while serving in our nation's military.

"That's still the holiday's official purpose. Recent generations have used the three-day weekend as an unofficial start of summer vacation season. That's not, I think, entirely inappropriate. I'll get back to that...."

http://brendans-island.com/catholic-citizen/more-than-a-3-day-weekend/

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Noted, with a tip of the hat to +Clemente Garcia
No hay mejor medicina que tener pensamientos alegres. Cuando se pierde el ánimo, todo el cuerpo se enferma.
Quien se rinde ante un problema, no demuestra fuerza ni carácter.
Oleo sobre lienzo 40 x 30 .. Saludos cordiales a todos..
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