Boldly Going Nowhere
Bret Burquest

The Road Less Traveled

Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 11:35 AM
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  • "I like to collect strange facts."

    How about entire episodes?

    "It keeps my fertile mind from gathering moss."

    This'll keep the moss off:


    -- Posted by HDucker on Wed, Mar 19, 2014, at 3:24 PM
  • Mercury did re-enter Aquarius and this just proves it! My favorite by far Bret, Thanks < Applause >

    -- Posted by Bigozarkhill on Wed, Mar 19, 2014, at 3:33 PM
  • "I like to collect strange facts."


    (Find any ain't so Bret - lemme know?)

    -- Posted by HDucker on Thu, Mar 20, 2014, at 5:46 PM
  • "Anything you can imagine is real." Pablo Picasso

    -- Posted by Bret Burquest on Thu, Mar 20, 2014, at 6:47 PM
  • Ah that old miscreant Pablo.

    (Nothing necessarily wrong regarding miscreants as I'd myself recommend applauding any who'd - more or less "laughed" at who bought and sold whatever a miscreant could - depends I suppose on "what" the miscreant's sense of humor encompassed

    American Politicians [Washington DC] are the easiest for most people to have a natural "normal person" grasp of ... Pablo recognizing himself as the epitome of

    there is of course the matter of "Our Leaders" which Bret you so often write yourself close to but never seem to contact. Which I can understand as you've only now become accustomed to what defines a "Hillbilly" - excluding of course every kid that nowadays considers suicide because the kid didn't get enough "Likes" from Facebook

    Even our Newspaper Editors are unequipped:

    "Multitasking, in short, is not only not thinking, it impairs your ability to think. Thinking means concentrating on one thing long enough to develop an idea about it. Not learning other people's ideas, or memorizing a body of information, however much those may sometimes be useful. Developing your own ideas. In short, thinking for yourself. You simply cannot do that in bursts of 20 seconds at a time, constantly interrupted by Facebook messages or Twitter tweets, or fiddling with your iPod, or watching something on YouTube.

    ... the great German novelist Thomas Mann said that a writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. The best writers write much more slowly than everyone else, and the better they are, the slower they write. James Joyce wrote Ulysses, the greatest novel of the 20th century, at the rate of about a hundred words a day--half the length of the selection I read you earlier from Heart of Darkness--for seven years. T. S. Eliot, one of the greatest poets our country has ever produced, wrote about 150 pages of poetry over the course of his entire 25-year career. That's half a page a month. So it is with any other form of thought. You do your best thinking by slowing down and concentrating."


    Apologies Bret.

    But then, for the most part, the folks who're "trying to teach in 21st Century Salem Arkansas" find themselves not so much overmatched by technology as ...


    -- Posted by HDucker on Fri, Mar 21, 2014, at 5:35 PM
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