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      Fake Alain Bernard

      All good things must come to an end. Thanks for sharing your creative thoughts.

      Jay Thurber

      Good luck with your "pause," Roger. I've enjoyed your blog a lot!

      popoy

      oh..
      now i see..
      it was a creative blog...

      keep it up

      thanks...:)

      Fake Alain Bernard

      Go one step further than a pause and take a nap. I hear they can be excellent creativity boosters!


      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/28/technology/28proto.html

      John S.

      Roger,
      I won't pause before congratulating you on your second anniversary.
      If you mean the pause means no more posts for a time, I hope that pause is brief.
      John

      Paul C

      I like that poem. How would your problem or issue benefit from a pause? It's best not to stew about the problems in the interim but to be open to the peace that comes with the celebration of the present.

      Randy Bosch

      Paraphrasing what a very wise person once wrote, "Be still and know that He is God!".

      archita

      The great thing about a pause is the implied promise of the "next" :-) Look forward to that "Next"!

      Eric

      Roger,

      Two quotes come to mind.

      "Less is more"!
      "Slow down to speed up"!

      As we move through our busy life and job we really do need to pause to allow the right brain time to work on our problems. Thanks for your blog.

      Fling

      while you're pausing check out

      http://worthtobeblogged.blogspot.com/

      Karl Boggs

      Roger - I hope you are enjoying your pause. However, I am really missing your blog. Will you be posting again soon?

      Hope all is well!

      Stephen Howe

      It was what I thought it was.
      You are pausing.
      Enjoy the paws.

      mk

      C'mon Roger, I think today you should come back as its the Philosophy Day. You might want to reflect on something!

      Jim Baxter

      Each individual human being possesses a unique, highly
      developed, and sensitive perception of variety. Thus
      aware, man is endowed with a natural capability for enact-
      ing internal mental and external physical selectivity.
      Quantitative and qualitative choice-making thus lends
      itself as the superior basis of an active intelligence.

      Human is earth's Choicemaker. His title describes
      his definitive and typifying characteristic. Recall
      that his other features are but vehicles of experi-
      ence intent on the development of perceptive
      awareness and the following acts of decision and
      choice. Note that the products of man cannot define
      him for they are the fruit of the discerning choice-
      making process and include the cognition of self,
      the utility of experience, the development of value-
      measuring systems and language, and the accultur-
      ation of civilization.

      The arts and the sciences of man, as with his habits,
      customs, and traditions, are the creative harvest of
      his perceptive and selective powers. Creativity, the
      creative process, is a choice-making process. His
      articles, constructs, and commodities, however
      marvelous to behold, deserve neither awe nor idol-
      atry, for man, not his contrivance, is earth's own
      highest expression of the creative process.

      Human is earth's Choicemaker. The sublime and
      significant act of choosing is, itself, the Archimedean
      fulcrum upon which man levers and redirects the
      forces of cause and effect to an elected level of qual-
      ity and diversity. Further, it orients him toward a
      natural environmental opportunity, freedom, and
      bestows earth's title, The Choicemaker, on his
      singular and plural brow.

      - from The Season of Generation- Choicemaker Joel3:14 Psalm 25:12

      Jim Baxter

      THE QUESTION AND THE ANSWER
      Q: "What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son
      of man that You visit him?" Psalm 8:4
      A: "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against
      you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing
      and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and
      your descendants may live." Deuteronomy 30:19

      Q: "Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him?
      Or the son of man, that you are mindful of him?" Psalm
      144:3
      A: "And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose
      for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the
      gods which your fathers served that were on the other
      side of the river, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose
      land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will
      serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

      Q: "What is man, that he could be pure? And he who is
      born of a woman, that he could be righteous?" Job 15:14
      A: "Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He
      teach in the way he chooses." Psalm 25:12

      Q: "What is man, that You should magnify him, that You
      should set Your heart on him?" Job 7:17
      A: "Do not envy the oppressor and choose none of his
      ways." Proverbs 3:31

      Q: "What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son
      of man that You take care of him?" Hebrews 2:6
      A: "I have chosen the way of truth; your judgments I have
      laid before me." Psalm 119:30 "Let Your hand become my
      help, for I have chosen Your precepts."Psalm 119:173

      References:
      Genesis 3:3,6 Deuteronomy 11:26-28; 30:19 Job 5:23
      Isaiah 7:14-15; 13:12; 61:1 Amos 7:8 Joel 3:14
      Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

      DEDICATION

      Sir Isaac Newton
      The greatest scientist in human history
      a Bible-Believing Christian
      an authority on the Bible's Book of Daniel
      committed to individual value
      and individual liberty

      Daniel 9:25-26 Habakkuk 2:2-3 selah

      "What is man...?" Earth's Choicemaker Psalm 25:12

      Jim Baxter


      CONTEMPORARY COMMENTS
      "I should think that if there is one thing that man has
      learned about himself it is that he is a creature of
      choice." Richard M. Weaver

      "Man is a being capable of subduing his emotions and
      impulses; he can rationalize his behavior. He arranges
      his wishes into a scale, he chooses; in short, he acts.
      What distinguishes man from beasts is precisely that he
      adjusts his behavior deliberately." Ludwig von Mises

      "To make any sense of the idea of morality, it must be
      presumed that the human being is responsible for his
      actions and responsibility cannot be understood apart
      from the presumption of freedom of choice."
      John Chamberlain

      "The advocate of liberty believes that it is complementary
      of the orderly laws of cause and effect, of probability
      and of chance, of which man is not completely informed.
      It is complementary of them because it rests in part upon
      the faith that each individual is endowed by his Creator
      with the power of individual choice."
      Wendell J. Brown

      "These examples demonstrate a basic truth -- that human
      dignity is embodied in the free choice of individuals."
      Condoleeza Rice

      "Our Founding Fathers believed that we live in an ordered
      universe. They believed themselves to be a part of the
      universal order of things. Stated another way, they
      believed in God. They believed that every man must find
      his own place in a world where a place has been made for
      him. They sought independence for their nation but, more
      importantly, they sought freedom for individuals to think
      and act for themselves. They established a republic
      dedicated to one purpose above all others - the preserva-
      tion of individual liberty..." Ralph W. Husted

      "We have the gift of an inner liberty so far-reaching
      that we can choose either to accept or reject the God
      who gave it to us, and it would seem to follow that the
      Author of a liberty so radical wills that we should be
      equally free in our relationships with other men.
      Spiritual liberty logically demands conditions of outer
      and social freedom for its completion." Edmund A. Opitz

      "Above all I see an ability to choose the better from the
      worse that has made possible life's progress."
      Charles Lindbergh

      "Freedom is the Right to Choose, the Right to create for
      oneself the alternatives of Choice. Without the possibil-
      ity of Choice, and the exercise of Choice, a man is not
      a man but a member, an instrument, a thing."
      Thomas Jefferson

      Randy Bosch

      Roger,
      Hoping that you are amidst a positive "Renaissance" as you enter the new year!

      Neil the Freelance Copywriter

      It's funny that I came across this post because I just decided that what I needed is a rest from doing the same old thing.

      I like your blog, think I'll bookmark it :)

      Anistock

      Love your articles, pause, rewind, replay.

      Will keep visiting here as it is a welcome break

      isabella mori

      roger, obviously i haven't been here for a while. it's only today that i noticed your pause.

      hope everything's going well for you. you are a true inspiration.

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