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Paul Salzer
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Random Thought - re, mi, do, do, so.

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Tiny Tip - Here’s a tip from the creativity files.  

When I was first learning to drive a car, I was instructed to always perform three steps before starting the engine.  The first was to adjust our seat.  Then we were to put on our seat belt   Finally, we were to adjust our mirrors.  Doing this repeatedly, the steps became part of my procedural memory or muscle memory.  So now, the actions have become automatic.

Procedural memory training can benefit your creative process as well.  By repeating certain actions, such as going for a walk followed by reading emails before a creative activity, may allow your brain to associate that action sequence as a trigger.  Then when you want to “start your creativity engine”, you need only to start the sequence and the procedural memory will help your reach that creative spot.  

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What are some types of creativity rituals that you perform to get you going?        
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Random Thought - Happy Spring day to you all!
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+Boris Yurkevich, I'm honestly not sure.  

It's one of the trees outside of where I work.  When I came in this morning, it definitely attracted by attention.  It made me happy it was Spring.
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Food for Thought -  This was my food adventure from my Mother's Day lunch earlier this week.  More information about each item is provided with the photos. Stay hungry foodies.
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In Other Words - “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” ~ Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1855)

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States.  He was a lawyer, a political leader, and legislator.  Mr. Lincoln was known for many things, including the Lincoln-Douglas debates on 1858, being president during the American Civil War, and his work involving the emancipation of slaves.  

In such a turbulent time in American history, I feel that Mr. Lincoln truly showed his character as a leader, and not as a tyrant. Through his actions and his words, he kept a nation together and redefined the country’s soul.  One of my favorite speeches is Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  In just a few words (272), the speech covers so much information and conveys so much meaning.  I only wonder if (in the future) today’s leaders will have the character to be remembered like Lincoln.

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+Paul Salzer I really appreciate you being open to alternate views, especially on one radically different then what text books teach as history. Remember history is written by the winners. 
The Civil War was about what all wars are about. It was about the Rich not wanting to pay for something, and expecting someone else to do it. If you do look into it, you will find, that Lincoln did not "release" slaves until 3 plus years into the war. If the war was really about slavery, shouldn't that have been the first thing he did. 
Another place to look into how the North really felt, about blacks, is to Read; not watch; Gone With the Wind. There is a whole lot more going on than what the movie shared. 
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Quick Survey - I was driving to work this morning and heard the Steve Miller Band's song "Jet Airliner".  It reminded me of when someone told me that their favorite misheard lyric for that song was, "He bailed hay on a rhino."  Hehe.

So what are some other funny misheard lyrics do you  have?

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Mine include: "Island of seals" (misheard from the Go Go's "Our lips are sealed"), "There a bathroom on the right" and "Looks like we're in for mashed potatoes" (misheard from Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising" and all the many misheard variations of Manfred Mann's version of "Blinded by the Light".  LMAO.
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+Daniel Taylor , I forgot how much I liked "Kyrie".  I'm adding it to my Spotify list.  Hehe.  Of course, I won't be able to listen without hearing the alternate lyrics.  
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Daily Life - 17 May 2013 - Here are some photos from the new bathroom that I helped install at my parents' house this week.
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Looks great, I'm sure your parents will love it.
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Random Thought - I'm always amazed at the powers of music. I was just sitting in the car, listening to the radio, when an old song by Reo Speedwagon came on. It instantly took me back to my old hometown, checking out cassette tapes from the library, and going to sleep with headphones plugged into my boombox. Hehe.

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Yes, it truly is powerful!

I quite regularly can visualize just when and where I was when a particular song played.
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Daily Life - 8 May 2013 –

I encountered an interesting gentleman this morning.  This man was playing the accordion and requesting money for some charity that I honestly didn’t look closely at when I gave my dollar.  He and I started talking about languages, and I learned that he could speak a little bit of at least 53 different languages.

I’m not sure why, but the question of what language he dreams in came up.  This got me to think, do we even dream in languages?  If we spoke fluently in multiple languages, what language would we actually dream in?  Do the parts of our brain that decodes languages work when we dream, or do we just understand because it is a dream?  Maybe what I think is language, isn’t really language at all.

~ponders~

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I think we don't use a 'language' as such in our dreams, but an understanding on what's going on.  In a lot of my dreams I my friends from different nationalities interacts with each other, even though they can only speak their native language and they don't know each other in real life, but somehow they all seem to communicate with no problems.
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In Other Words - “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” ~ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948) 

Mohandas Gandhi is better known as Mahatma Gandhi.  He was a prominent figure in the Indian independence movement (which spanned decades) and is known of his non-violent protests for freedom and civil rights. He was an avid writer, with his collected works totaling several volumes of text.  “Mahatma” is not actual a name, but rather a title meaning “Great Soul”.  It was reported to have been given to him by the author Rabindranath Tagore.  According to his autobiography, however, Mr. Gandhi was not particularly comfortable with that title.

There are individuals in our lives that can be extremely frustrating.  They may be an ex-spouse trying to use your children as leverage during your divorce hearings.  They may be a sibling that constantly belittles you in front of your friends.  Or even that annoying person at the movie theater that neglects to turn off their cellphone, even after the numerous messages, warnings, and reminders on the screen beforehand.  Sadly, and yet thankfully, these are exceptionally individuals.  Most people you will find are pretty much like everyone else when it comes to the larger picture.  I feel that we all struggle to find that special place in this world, so we can say, “Yes.  I belong.”  Granted, it’s very hard to ignore those people that know how to push our buttons—those upsetting individuals that have wronged us.  I mean, finding even a little dirt in your oyster can make the whole plate of them seem horrible.  But it doesn’t mean there will be dirt in the other oysters.  And know that under different circumstances, that dirt may have become a pearl instead.

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I am currently a Systems Administrator at Back in Black, Inc.  I have been an IT professional for over a decade and a half, and have been working with computers since the early 80s. I first published articles in high school and college.  In recent years, I have maintained several blogs under different pseudonyms and occasionally have written fan-fiction stories in my spare time.  I love comic books, video games, steampunk, science fiction, horror, and fantasy (basically all things geeky).
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