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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014: Don't trust your soul to a southern backwoods lawyer...

March 26: today in history (from Wikipedia)

1812 – "A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the term 'gerrymander' to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection." Damn liberal media!

1830 – "The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York." And it took this long to turn it into a Broadway musical?

Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise sourced)

"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one." - Charles Mackay (26 March 1812 - 24 December 1889)

"A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes."

"The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office."

"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."

- Robert Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)

"Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble." - Joseph Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987)

"Being tolerant does not mean that I share another one's belief. But it does mean that I acknowledge another one's right to believe, and obey, his own conscience." - Viktor Frankl (26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997)  SOURCE 

"Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going." - Tennessee Williams  (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983)

"The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars." Gen. William Westmoreland (March 26, 1914 – July 18, 2005)

And then there's Bob Elliot (born March 26, 1923) with Ray Goulding:

Songs of the Day: Happy Birthdays to Diana Ross, Steven Tyler, and Vicki Lawrence!

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