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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/08/17

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Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”   —   Malcolm X

(It took me a little while to get this one started.  Just one of those days, I guess.  I should have seen the TO, TOMORROW and TODAY, but I saw the TION of EDUCATION, and that was enough to get the ball rolling.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/05/14 • dewey.lounge • dewey.lounge (Photo credit: origamidon)

Cease conceiving of education as mere preparation for later life, and make it the full meaning of the present life.”   —   John Dewey

(So many things to like about this quote!  First off, it is wonderful advice.  Too many of us view education as a kind of finite destination, when we should be viewing it as the ultimate, continuous journey.  It’s not always going to be pretty.  At times it might even be horrific.  But, whether you like it, or not, and you should love it, you learn something new almost every day.  And, if you don’t, you are probably just not paying attention.  Possibly, you are in a coma.  Secondly, I couldn’t find this specific quote in any of the online quotation repositories.  A couple of variations of this quote are there, but not this specific one.  It is online though.  He definitely said it.  It’s part of a larger quote, which reads:  “If I were asked to name the most needed of all reforms in the spirit of education, I should say:  ‘Cease conceiving of education as mere preparation for later life, and make it the full meaning of the present life.'”  Thirdly, and this is more to the Cryptoquote itself, including the author’s name it uses all but four letters of the alphabet.  All that are missing are B, Q, X, and Z.  Makes for a very satisfying solve.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Rave’s Random Ramblings – Volume 1

Stupid Cathy!:

Against my better judgment, I always read the comic strip “Cathy”, by Cathy Guisewite.  I find it to be THE most annoying comic strip of ALL time, but I can’t help but read it.  Maybe it’s the simple drawings, or maybe I just like to read it and get angry – I don’t know.  Even my kids would refer to it as Stupid Cathy, because that’s how I would read it to them, when they were little.  She’s kind of like the Howard Stern of the comics page.  She takes one joke, usually a small and often unfunny joke, and just runs it into the friggin’ ground!  I’m celebrating because she just recently got off of a 3 week jag on women’s boots!  I can’t imagine even the most shoe obsessed female finding this amusing after the first week or so.  Thankfully, she’s moved on to a Thanksgiving/cooking theme.  So far, it’s not funny either, but I continue to read it!

Interesting quote:

Yesterday’s Thought for Today, in the newspaper was:  Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.”   — Lillian Smith Think of it.  Some of the brightest and most successful people in the world did not attend college, and some were even high school drop-outs.  Now, I would never encourage anybody NOT to get as good an education as possible/practical, but we need to get over this glorification – and perverse fascination – of an education pedigree.  Some of the most narrow-minded and boring dolts have some kind of letters following their names, while some of the most interesting people could be fixing your plumbing, installing your cable . . . or raising chickens.

That’s all for today, kids!


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