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Postby cap » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:29 am

@Rob. I guess I'm one of those dumbfucks that go with the flow.
Sometimes the answer is right in our face and we refuse to see it.
Maybe there is no afterlife. Maybe there is no meaning of life.
Far from debilitating, this is really liberating.
Whereas you had no say in a hypothetical meaning of life,
only you and your free will can choose your life's purpose.
It appears your life's purpose was to help people have fun.
For that and every time you help me, I am extremely grateful.
Thank you Rob.
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Just to seal this in time...

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Postby WARLOCK » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:35 am

R.A.B. wrote:This is going to be a tough post to press the "submit" tab on when I am done editing, but I have rarely been scared of doing things, especially when it comes to expressing ideas. So if my writing gets on your nerves, (you know, that righteous tone I have about fighting for something different than what is the norm) please move on. I no longer care about your ideas and justifications and you likely don't care about mine. There is no need to try to understand eachother right here. We can not change when we are confrontational/righteous angry and/or sport a dumb demeanor. We are who we are and we do not need to spout hurtful judgemental non-sense at eachother. It leads to nothing, and we are certainly and always at our most stupid when we react angrily to something others say or do. I know that there alot of you who will not understand what is below, and you may even get indignant, so be it, and may God bless you on your path. (I use the word God merely as an expression)

WARNING : this will be a long post, and if you are not one of the people I described above, please read on and I strongly recommend that you invest a little time instead of surfing the net when you are looking for answers or entertainment in hopes to quell your disenchantment with your present context. There are very few "answers" to what we are feeling these days in our deep loneliness and desperation in the face of that so common lack of meaning which we are likely living through our jobs, our family lives, our hobbies/interests, an over abudance of information (most of it useless in providing contentment) and in our facing the tribulations which others randomly bring onto your context along with the very real void of happening to finding yourself alive in these times instead of another place or time. You and I just happen to find ourselves in this particular here and now with no say, mainly because there was no you to decide to come into being. If you acknowledge yourself as being among the malcontent humans of these times, you may find an answer of sorts in what is below. I offer this to you in hopes that it may help you through what you may be living during these times. I offer this to you with all my hopes at finding your own voice.


Possibly the best thing I ever wrote on MAACA is quoted below in bold, following an intro which I think needs to preamble it.

And to back up my quote about trusting yourself, I have added a youtube link to a letter one of my favorite authors sent to another man who felt lost much like alot of creative and questioning people often do. After studying the words and thoughts and philosophy of those carefully chosen words in the letter read by its' recipient, my life thus far has begun making more sense to me for now, and I know that I am not crazy in believing that I am free and never obligated in any way to go with the flow of my upbringing, my education or the morals that I have been conditioned to believe as the unwavering truth as a path to a normal and orderly life which is suppose to bring me contentment. I am not part of the norm, and I never was all along, even though I secretly wanted to be as I tried to conform but failed each and every time. Each time I have not followed my gut in the face of a decision, I have paid for it down the line. But that is OK, the norm remains secure for many of us, and you can certainly go with the traffic and be happy, but remember and make sure that you convince yourself that you had no choice. No worries, you will have plenty of company. I think that I am just not part of that group and I have now finally accepted this and can move on. I know that I am part of a group of craziods that swim towards goals and finds no joy or peace in floating with the tide. Albeit, the floating may be useful to me occasionally in order to rest, but I believe that this floating will be useful for much later in my life. So , I believe that I am on my way to sorting out the non-sense of my present context in being true to myself in the deepest sense of what that means.

I admit to being very close to being happy as February winds down, and this did not come without years of pain and work. Hence, I feel a certain obligation as a human being to give back to some of the members on MAACA who have followed, listened and read my depressive ramblings of what I have written here over the past 7 years or so. I know that many of you are afraid to post back in accordance or disapproval, but I know deep inside me that many of us are living similar difficult things and are painfully questioning a course of action. We are never really alone even in our darkest hours, we just feel that we are and often feel shame and/or fear in admitting to being lost. We just need to talk to someone we trust when we feel shitty, it seems to help for some reason I will not discuss here. Yes, these are weird times, (for men especially, as the world changes much like women do in the later phases of their lives) and it may be for the better. Men are taking a beating for remaining the goal oriented beasts that we are at base - regardless, and as much as we try to make the world a better and more caring place, we can not change 10,000 generations in 50 years right now, no matter what the new age opinions and speculations on the www says. The song remains the same and an individual will always have a need to matter while freedom remains the most important aspect of our existence which we need to preserve and defend, for men and women. The real goal is to not hurt eachother in order to gain a sense of power over one another. We indeed need to care about more than ourselves, so I post this in hopes that it will bring you something more than what I have attempted to communicate thus far.

Margeret Atwood summed it up best in her quote,

‘Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.’

In other words, leave and/or exercise & practice respect in all situations. We are all at our dumbest when we are angry, we have seen this on MAACA and in our real life many many times.

When it comes to so called "professionals", it is essential for freakin' mindful and driven guys like us who have a good idea of who we are at base to firmly separate the wheat from the chaff. I may tend to trust a little too much vis a vis people with credentials, especially when I am feeling doubtful about my essence. Hell, one must always keep in mind that "they" are also just poor vulnerable humans like us with their own personal problems and challenges and bullshit. So one necessarily needs to take "some", and leave "some" based on the clear and concise goals that we know reside in our gut and also learn to leave behind what is just dumb formulated popular psychological tailored/trendy flavours of the month talk meant to empower all the dummies and lost souls which we are, all floating aimlessly and depressed somewhere/somehow. Then again, the latter may be too judgmental, everyone deserves a chance at happiness and peacefulness and some impression of being content, even if it turns out to be a lie, who cares. It can't hurt the overall social consciousness in the end and I guess that this is why pop psychology is so rampant and seemingly necessary these days. Everybody I know who has been through the mill and has seeked out help from these corporate based help services are now all talking the same way. It makes for very dull exchanges, but we are all happy now aren't we ? 

Yes, it seems that people in the first world are having serious anxiety problems due to an abundance of information often presented in a catastrophic manner by the medias and are therefore developing confidence issues while trying to get back to a state of normal in order to do their daily tasks. So it goes to follow that the real goal of these hired counselors is to keep the population populating and working at jobs they hate and it has become very necessary to keep things rolling even if they go against our real nature as diverse and creative creatures. Yet real life will continue to deal out painful and joyful issues even when your humanity is reduced to doing the same tasks everyday while having no say in what you are asked to do. Hell, most people have no voice at all as to what they do day in day out, it is like a new slavery. It use to be picking cotton and now it is about entering data and sitting in front of a screen all day clicking and typing in shit. And it seems that this lack of a voice for the majority of us poor schmucks is becoming more and more evident as technology dictates and controls our tasks while the powers that be are so conveniently removed from the general population's grasp while underhandedly allowing us the impression of having a say, but it is only an impression, they don't give a flying fuck what you think. In fact, we have little or no say as individuals in the face of what we have to endure in order to gain something close to a living wage. Being someone else's meal demands a certain resignation I guess, and that is what these aid to employee programs are meant to make you swallow. And that is not something absolutely everyone can tolerate. Some give in and look for small personal pleasures to compensate the pain of having no voice and no effect on their environment, while others continue to demand a voice. They will eventually and necessarily be quieted as they get weaker.

Some of us are born and educated to be "driven", - by what you ask ? I don't really know. But I do understand drive, although I do not always steer like a pro in order to achieve what I think I need to get to. Life remains a god-dam twisted journey and my goals of late have become unclear for some reason, I do not know exactly why. I strongly believe that is really where the problem begins to fester in my case. I know that being content and happy are an essential part of the idea of wanting to stay alive, but it seems that in the later phases of life this can only be maintained by an accepting approach and attitude to all the craziness and bullshit populating one's environment that "they" tell us we can not change. I know that there are many corporate clowns and processional puppets around me, but there are also very smart people who make alot less noise and thus are more difficult to hear and notice. They move contently through life while expressing themselves ever so subtlety and sharing only with those who have the right set of ears. The real danger to me remains in becoming an idiot by accepting things blindly in order to reach that desirable state of happiness. Acceptance should not equal indifference, but as you get older the desire and strength to fight to make things right in your life wanes like all the other characteristics which you embody. 

Hence Bukowski was right when he said, "We are almost all born geniuses and buried idiots." we get tired of fighting for being heard through a choir of drunken and persistently loud and dulling song.

I need to think about this and come to another answer than what "the professionals" want me to be in order for me to stay at my post.




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Postby Sparky » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:27 pm

Saw old friends last night, went skiing with my family this morning, driving to Milwaukee with a stop in London to sleep for a class for work.

I am happy.

Feels damn good to say it.
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Postby Bank-Coil » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:57 am

for me the overriding sentiment in your exposition is is that you have a desire to share and help others.
Of all the philosophies I have explored, the non-conformist stances I have taken, and the searching I have done, that one idea has grounded and directed me.
Meaning is derived by what you can give and what you provide. Life is about feeling needed. Existential grounding comes from being relevant to others.
Give freely of your knowledge and love. Give until it hurts to do so (as sacrifice is the ultimate in giving). It is in the giving that we can understand ourselves and our place in the world.
One more thing, sometimes giving means allowing others an opportunity to give to you, providing opportunities for others to reinforce their worthiness. Don't be selfish in your giving as some are in their taking. Find a balance that feels right.

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Postby Sparky » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:14 am

Bank-Coil wrote:One more thing, sometimes giving means allowing others an opportunity to give to you, providing opportunities for others to reinforce their worthiness. Don't be selfish in your giving as some are in their taking. Find a balance that feels right.


I enjoy just helping out. If I didn't, MAACA wouldn't exist. LOL

And I will come pick up your machine for repair next week. Sorry about last week, the boss gave me a honey-do list to complete before I had to leave for Milwaukee.

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Postby R.A.B. » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:40 pm

A few clarifications, and thanks to all that have posted their thoughts about what I tried to express.

@ cap – I never called you, or anyone else who “floats” a dumbfuck. You called yourself that, and this is both bold and humble in a twisted kind of way. For this, I would like to nominate you as honorary president of MAACA, but that is not my place.

I am glad I have helped you out, but that is just my job and certainly not my main purpose in life. I think that helping people have fun is a consequence of who I am via the career I have chosen. Simple as that. Keep flippin' & fixin' Clement, I am sure that you are a good person inside like the majority of us, just keep an eye on the outside of your being.

@WARLOCK – as usual my friend you have captured the crux of my lengthy post and I believe that you have summed it up well. Thank you. Now if people want to read my lengthy post quoted above your words, they might be lured in by your precise & accurate summary. Thanks for keeping people questioning.

@ bank-coil - “Don't be selfish in your giving as some are in their taking. Find a balance that feels right.”

I believe your quote to be more than appropriate in our present first world context. These times are getting more demanding for middle aged adults as we are stretched by those coming on and those above us who require care as they age and head for the final exit. Hence, we are subject to the bitter angels below & above us who are necessarily fighting for less and less resources. This, coupled with their sense of self-importance and we are into a demanding scenario. For the younger ones it is nitro-fueled by social media, and for the older ones it is exhausting itself through the for lone rags of growing old, but in both cases, that sense of self-righteousness and demands for attention have become a powerful voice. We are no longer in a post war economy here, and the crunch is coming faster than we'd like to admit. The bloated overfed rats will likely leave the ship soon.

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Postby R.A.B. » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:48 am

Between the 13th floor and ground.

I left for work earlier than usual this morning in hopes to get done with this day a little faster. I know that this is not a reasonable thought. Just goes to show you how confused and tired I am these days. But with every wrong may come a right, and this time it began to happen when the elevator stopped on the 8th floor on the way down from the 13th. (there is no 13th floor in my building, I am on the 14th apparently. It was built in the 60’s when people believed in something or other)

The elevator stops, the doors open and a neighbour I know on a casual “comment ca va ?” basis comes in, winter clothes, work gear strapped & loaded on her. We don’t know eachother by name, but we have exchanged many casual conversations & niceities in the past year or so in and around the building last summer and fall.

“What’s new ?” she says. ”Haven’t seen you in a while.”

“Routine mostly, you know, the winter blahs and all. Looking forward to spring. How about you, quoi de neuf ?”

That was her cue, that is all she needed, a little attention and she just took the stage from there to the ground floor.

“This period of the year fucking sucks. C’est de la merde. Tous va mal and it seems like there is no end in sight. Je me plie en quatre pour mes patrons, je travail fort en maudit sans aucun signe d’appreciation de mon equipe, my teen won’t talk to me anymore et ma vie amoureuse est dans la poubelle. I am so fucking sick and tired of all this snow and cold and crap, just totally fucking fed up !”

She stopped suddenly. All I could think to say was that things will get better. We were almost on the ground floor by then and she simply said, -

“I am sorry for all this, I think it had to come out. Je m’excuse pour la vulgarité.”

That was my cue as she fell silent and the elevator doors opened. I told her not to apologize and I that I felt the same way about things in general and that I completely understood everything she said and that she has no idea how deeply I understand all that she exclaimed so clearly and naturally. Told her that I am completely familiar with this period of the year being full of despair laced with a deep shitty sense of futility likely due to seasonal disorder or whatever the hell those so called professionals have named this very normal condition in Nordic countries where levels of alcoholism tend to be statistically higher for a damn good reason. (I didn’t tell her the last part) We are cold and tired and fed up of fighting to be under a warm clear light of good company and appreciation.

“ So you feel this too ? “ she asked.

“Yes I do.”

“Well, at least I know it isn’t just me.”

That is the crux of it, we usually are feeling the same things as others in our entourage, but to varying degrees but nobody says anything about it when they feel bad, there is a certain social shame in admitting this to strangers. We think that we are alone, we’re not, only sometimes. And when the seasons change, we will not be completely alone either in feeling better.

We came to the front entrance of our building and gave eachother words of encouragement and a friendly hug as we went off to our respective jobs. We do not know eachother by name, just a neighbour my age. I know that there are many others who feel they have no real support these days in what they are living, but I know that a new spring will come and another shot at life will occur once again. In the meantime, I am going to talk to more people any chance I get (YIKES !!) until spring gets here, then I will breathe that in so I will likely talk less by then.
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Postby Sparky » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:57 pm

R.A.B. wrote:“This period of the year fucking sucks. C’est de la merde. Tous va mal and it seems like there is no end in sight. Je me plie en quatre pour mes patrons, je travail fort en maudit sans aucun signe d’appreciation de mon equipe, my teen won’t talk to me anymore et ma vie amoureuse est dans la poubelle. I am so fucking sick and tired of all this snow and cold and crap, just totally fucking fed up !”

She stopped suddenly. All I could think to say was that things will get better. We were almost on the ground floor by then and she simply said, -

“I am sorry for all this, I think it had to come out. Je m’excuse pour la vulgarité.”

That was my cue ...


Not to sound like a Relationship expert, but to me, that sounds like an opportunity for wine consumption and "deep conversation"....

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Postby R.A.B. » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:22 am

There are so many opportunities in life. They cross your path every single day, even if you are not paying attention. It is really about how many you catch and not about how many you miss, even though the latter tends to still piss me off somewhat.

Strangely enough, choices tend to narrow options down as soon as you make a choice and aim for the goal. Then the limitations kick in as you get closer. Choices become less evident and random paths of action seem less open which limits you even more, that is where you have to play it smart or fail, as if the moment before making the goal demands one final action that can be no other. Looks like limitations are part of being goal oriented. There is no getting around choice until you can't make them anymore which seems to come at the very end of your existence. When you got to go, you just got to go. Choice dies with you.

So for now, we make choices and live with the limitations they bring on as we get to whatever goal we spotted, what else you gonna do except..... You can float and enjoy the calm of that, or you can swim towards a goal over and over again until you exhaust the last bit of life in you. Again, many of us are like dumb salmon in a way, programmed to swim up river until we become decrepit and turn belly up at the last goal post up river. But for now, consolation is that there are always choices to be made while you consider yourself alive.

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Postby WARLOCK » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:10 pm

Opportunities and misses...
Choices and open doors...
Random paths + action...
Limitations and goals...

It is fascinating how we define and purpose ourselves...
Then we re-evaluate, alter our perception, change our perspective and then re-purpose ourselves.

Floating along or swimming along, while we ponder it all... or not...

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Postby R.A.B. » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:14 pm

It is tragic in a way, we become trapped through our choices. Choices are often associated with freedom, and yet whenever I make one based on an innate drive to achieve, I feel limitations come on and have to swim again.

It is like I am being manipulated by something I don't quite think is of my making. I guess it is better to believe in choices as being our own, makes us responsible, which is a damn good thing to have to own up to in a society like ours.
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Postby R.A.B. » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:37 am

Parts, ideas & gout

I got an e-mail at work a while back from a MAACA member requesting some parts. Well, nothing new really, except that he was coming in from Toronto in a few days and asked if I could bring his parts with me to the North Star. Still nothing new there since I do this for the Ubisoft guys & others regularly who have made the North Star a weekly hang out & sanctuary. I usually stop in on Tuesdays after work and Friday nights to watch the wildlife and write, so it was no skin off my ankle.

What was surprising was that trueno92 is occasionally afflicted by gout like I was for so long and we discussed how to treat this painful condition. Andrew is an incredibly pleasant, articulate and knowledgeable guy in his 30’s, so he will have plenty of time to sort this gout thing out I am sure.

Being of a certain age group, I did not know that Andrew was planning to do a podcast for his YouTube channel that evening, but I guess that’s what people do in these days of “I got a camera in my pocket and I don’t know what to do with it.” So after some editing and suggestions I think this is a good piece of information about how the concept of the North Star came about with a few inside tid bits, I think it is worth sharing it here.

Caution: It was a Tuesday night and I was off work the next day, so I too was feeling pretty good. Found myself cussing like a sailor more or less throughout the podcast.

Enjoy.

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Postby Azatotht » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:42 am

I fixed the Youtube link for you Robert. Will check this out later, thanks for posting !
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Postby R.A.B. » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:06 pm

Azatotht wrote:I fixed the Youtube link for you Robert. Will check this out later, thanks for posting !


Thanks again Az, I was in a bit of a panic trying to post trueno92's link without my 14 year-old around to help me. :lol:

I would really appreciate some feedback from the members here on MAACA as to the historical context of the North Star, the one back in the late 40's and the one now. As well, I think trueno92 had the right idea to start a discussion about the brand of the North Star-Machines a Piastres and how "home brewed" it is, and remains to be in its third year of operation. It is something very important to me and worth maintaining. Any comments about the content of his podcast (positive or negative) would be welcomed here, I am curious to see where people's heads are at when it comes to pinball being played in a public environment with a drink in hand.

Thanks/Merci

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Postby Blackghost4 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:30 pm

Really enjoyed the podcast Rob. Very entertaining on the history of The North Star.
Great looking place with a great atmosphere.
Next time I'm in Montreal I will definitely visit the North Star and hopefully meet you.
Keep up the great work.
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Postby R.A.B. » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:23 am

Blackghost4 wrote:Really enjoyed the podcast Rob. Very entertaining on the history of The North Star.
Great looking place with a great atmosphere.
Next time I'm in Montreal I will definitely visit the North Star and hopefully meet you.
Keep up the great work.
Fernando


Thanks dude. Hope to see you in Hawksbury where I will be manning the P1AG both with the most recent offerings from the pinball world as it stands.

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Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

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Postby Sparky » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:32 pm

I had an unwelcome stinky visitor today. But Pepe Le Pew has been escorted off the premises by the exTerminator. And not cheaply...

But the little stinker made me miss the MPL. Lovely...
Now playing in Sparky's Power Station: Way too much shit...

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Postby WARLOCK » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:34 am

Coming out of hibernation and surveying the surroundings. No snow left, promise of spring approaching, time to do an inventory and start making lists...

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Postby R.A.B. » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:13 am

WARLOCK wrote:Coming out of hibernation and surveying the surroundings. No snow left, promise of spring approaching, time to do an inventory and start making lists...


Indeed Scott, I admit to really liking lists as well, despite the mounds of dirty snow left around here from all the snowfall we got this winter in the GMA. Lists have been a saving grace during the dark months of winter. Must always have something to work on that makes you matter.

My GMA fuse almost blew this winter from the winter blahs, but it now looks promising that if new snow falls here, it will not last on the ground. Looks like seeing the ground helped me avoid a short circuit this year. Just in time really.
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Postby WARLOCK » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:13 pm

Indeed Robert. With so many thaws in February and March this year in the GTA, we saw the ground frequently naked as well as covered up. It was strangely therapeutic knowing winter wouldn't last this season.

Onwards towards the March of Spring, lists and I am sure some other things that will seem pressing if not mildly uninteresting and likely completely unimportant. It is however, time to swim again as floating has become a bore of late.

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Postby R.A.B. » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:51 pm

Below is a better version of those all so important words read with more emotion (as they should be) than the previous version I posted in this thread. These words from 60 years ago have personally helped me get through a lot of crap lately and are substantial in my opinion.

Take the time to listen, may clear things up or confuse the hell out of you. All at your own risk.

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Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

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Postby WARLOCK » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:50 pm

Hunter S. Thompson's letter to his friend Hume Logan was written April 22, 1958... We return here once again and it bears some thinking that this letter was written in New York as spring sprung nearly 60 years ago...
Another offline conversation elsewhere today touches on subjects from Easter, religion, and has arisen out of simple question from a child inquiring simply what "agnostic" means and the multiple meanings that simple single word can elicit.

This has led back to further questions on existentialism, the philosophical contributions of David Hume, Kant, gonzo journalism and similar discussions we have brought up here in the past and touched upon as of late.
Perhaps a bit of a summary later here, but currently I will just be connecting some dots in my own mind before any more thoughts about thinking...

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Postby R.A.B. » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:40 pm

Connecting the dots is crucial. I took so much time trying to find them, but then again......It doesn't matter as long as you see them and know they are yours, that's at least half the work, - I think.
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Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.



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