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β€œFor me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there,

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"To love a swamp, however, is to love what is muted and marginal, what exists in the shadows, what shoulders its way out of mud and scurries along the damp edges of what is most commonly praised. And sometimes its invisibility is a blessing. Swamps and bogs are places of transition and wild growth, breeding grounds, experimental labs where organisms and ideas have the luxury of being out of the spotlight, where the imagination can mutate and mate, send tendrils into and out of the water."

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β€œVeins of lightning flared and throbbed behind the wall of clouds, turning the bruised sky pink, and I felt I was being granted glimpses of blood pulsing silently through the ventricles of an immense human heart.”
― Tan Twan Eng, The Gift of Rain

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Pooka lives! 

they killed Wil Wheaton...I am a fan and I have been serviced :blobcoffeeraccoon:

The thought police would get him just the same. He had committed – would have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper – the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Neopets, they called it. Neopets was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.

The dead do not suffer the living to pass. It was made by those who are dead and the dead keep it.

Me: * walks out on porch to smoke a cigarette*

Random child walking up street with friends: you know you scared me person who lives in that house

Me: good

Rando child: *freezes and stares*


Education theory I guess? And parenting 

I do this thing with lil guy where instead of saying "I can't read" we sat "I'm learning to read." And my wife (who knows education theory) says this is called growth mindset.

Basically if you say something like "I'm bad at math," that's forever and doesn't change. If you think of it as "I've learned a lot about math and I'm still learning," then that helps keep the momentum going.

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