Subscriber since: October 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
About Me
Hiding out in corporate world in order to eat regularly into my old age and have a bit of heat and clothing. It's fine.

Still learning to think, read, write, and express myself into my mid-fifties.
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Favorite Word:

I had composed a delightful description for my favorite word, aaugh, but thinkmap won't let me use this Charles Schultz-created word. I thought of using shit or fuck as substitues but their overuse has diminished their impact. I finally tried "what?" for "What? I can't use my favorite word? The cyber hall monitor asked if I meant to type in "wheat." It won't accept "what" and keeps asking me to "please choose another word." Aaugh!!!! When you read "shoot" think "aaugh."
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Least Favorite Word:

If I have to explain, you are not.
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Favorite Quote:

"The quote that begins, “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back” and ends, “A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.” Murray then paraphrases lines in Goethe’s Faust triggering a myth that this is written by Goethe. Regardless, it is a call-to-action that beats the stuffing out of “Do it for the Gipper.”"
- William Hutchinson Murray (1913-1996), from his 1951 book entitled The Scottish Himalayan Expedition

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Comparative Nonsense
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