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Oct 19, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
Nice, Kris. Most of us could abide more by that.

(Tried to keep on topic, HFCS. Glad you liked it.)

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Oct 19, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
"Present dangers are less than future imaginings." - Shakespeare
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
Oct 21, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly; and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue, and reasonable nature.

Yeah, that is a favorite. I wish I had consciously intentionally somehow - through a mentor's guidance, say- made it a mantra in my own life from 2nd grade onwards. Marcus Arelius, like!


On the other hand...

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.”

Do four years as a business major breed greed?

business education distorts students into “critters with lopsided brains, icy hearts, and shrunken souls." -Hal Leavitt

I wondered about this in the past for a long time, then spaced it for years. Then a few years ago the issue and implications cropped up again with the short sales, bankruptcies, walkouts etc. - as smart business strategy particularly by the business savvy. Now here it is again in terms of economics...

Studying economics breeds greed.

“By encouraging us to expect the worst in others it brings out the worst in us: dreading the role of the chump, we are often loath to heed our nobler instincts.”


Implications for individual and culture are HUGE because of the thousands upon thousands of kids who will be graduating with business or economics degrees, in unprecedented numbers, groomed to value smart strategies in turning profit.

It's like one of these "damned if we do, damned if don't" things. It seems it never lets up.

Nature's got a seamy side.
Life isn't cured, it's managed.

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Oct 21, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
I wish I had consciously intentionally somehow - through a mentor's guidance, say- made it a mantra in my own life from 2nd grade inwards

You and me both.
Gorgeous George

Trad climber
Los Angeles, California
Oct 21, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
The truth, uncompromisingly told, will always have its ragged edges.

herman Melville

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
Oct 21, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
"The trust, built over a lifetime, can be lost in a moment".

Kennewick wa
Oct 22, 2013 - 09:48am PT
nothing is nearly as hard as the easiest pitch on the route.

Peter Croft - Good Book Thread

two miles from Eldorado
Oct 22, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
"If I'm so smart, how come I'm dead?" Albert Einstein

Gym climber
Oct 22, 2013 - 09:15pm PT
o-man, that is indeed one of the most beautiful quotes.

Trad climber
Oct 22, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
"I never memorize anything I can look up."

Albert Einstein

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 23, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
He went over with bombs in daylight, under covering fire from a couple of rifles, and scared away the occupants. A pointless feat, since instead of signalling for reinforcements, he sat down in the German trench and began reading a book of poems which he had brought with him. When he went back he did not even report. Colonel Stockwell, then in command, raged at him. The attack on Mametz Wood had been delayed for two hours because British patrols were still reported to be out. "British patrols" were Siegfried and his book of poems. "I'd have got you a D.S.O., if you'd only shown more sense," stormed Stockwell.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
Oct 25, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
On replacing a garbage disposer...

This absolutely is one of the best reasons YouTube is important... Thank you, thank you. I watched this before I went to Home Depot - the salesman at Home Depot was super nice and supportive and I came home and installed the disposal. And yep - I'm a woman. And very proud of this accomplishment. The video took the mystery out of "how to." Thanks!



The internet and its accoutrements have changed EVERYTHING. In one generation!
“There Is NOTHING New Under The Sun” - Ecclesiastes


One exaggeration to counterpoint another. :)

Social climber
Oct 26, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
Recent and well-deserved winner of the Nobel prize for lit, Alice Munro:

the author
the author
Credit: somebody else

"As soon as a man and woman of almost any age are alone together within four walls it is assumed that anything may happen. Spontaneous combustion, instant fornication, triumph of the senses. What possibilities men and women must see in each other to infer such dangers. Or, believing in those dangers, how often must they think of the possibilities."

Trad climber
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
There are three stages to scientific discovery: first, people deny that it is true; then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person.

Alexander von Humboldt

Dec 14, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
There is no charge for awesomeness

Trusty Rusty

Tahoe Area
Feb 20, 2014 - 08:38am PT
"The problem with winter sports is that—follow me closely here—they generally take place in winter"
Dave Barry

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
Feb 22, 2014 - 11:38am PT
"Licking the jar from the outside will never give you the inside ……"

WBraun, ST post

Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Feb 22, 2014 - 01:28pm PT
"During sexual activity, if you become dizzy or nauseated, or have pain, numbness, or tingling in your chest, arms, neck, or jaw, stop and call your doctor right away."


Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 22, 2014 - 01:54pm PT
We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man.
I seemed to vow to myself that some day I would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till I came to one of the poles of the earth, the end of the axis upon which this great round ball turns.

Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.

Both by Ernest Shackleton, my absolute hero...the first I encounter in so many places I go...the 2nd....well it is at the pinnacle of my bucket list. So so hopeful, I'd settle for just one of the Poles. The 3rd...try to live my life that way.

My heart throb.
If I could have an hour with anyone dead or alive...he'd be it.
If I could have an hour with anyone dead or alive...he'd be it.
Credit: Thanks Google

Feb 22, 2014 - 05:58pm PT
If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.


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