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"Murphy was an optimist!"

Doug’s Mantras June 25, 2016 8:26 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Doug's Mantras, Philosophy
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We’re making money not art.

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Quote of the Day June 24, 2016 8:23 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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I think there are two ways in which people are controlled. First of all frighten people and secondly, demoralize them. –Terry Benn

h/t Deek Deekster

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We all grow weary June 19, 2016 7:19 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Of Being Dad, Philosophy, Poetry
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The daily grind. People say such flippantly. But it wears on us. Grind. Dulling the edge. Like gears without oil. And our performance drops. Then our enthusiasm wanes. Leading to more stress. GRIND. Along comes motivation. Acceptance of the mistakes. A revitalization. But to escape the beatdown. You must work three times as hard. grind.

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Deep Thoughts June 17, 2016 9:26 pm

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The older you get, the lonelier you become.

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Of Grasshoppers January 8, 2016 10:39 am

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Student: Ten years ago I asked you my first question.
Master: And you continue to talk to yourself!

See all Of Grasshoppers here.

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Deep Thoughts November 19, 2015 7:22 pm

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Sometimes it feels like there has been entirely too much sobriety in my life.

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No more dreams November 16, 2015 12:16 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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My dreams have been replaced by the constant pursuit of the dollar. Society has succeeded in beating me down and erasing my soul. I am blank. I am an automaton. A cog in the wheel. I live for the sole purpose of moving money from one hand to the other.

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Deep Thoughts October 5, 2015 1:27 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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Ah, comfort food. Doesn’t mean I’m not still having a panic attack.Just means I’m not hungry during my panic attack.

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A need to be numb September 7, 2015 10:36 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Philosophy, Poetry
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There’s a point in the night
A choice to be made
Power through
Or give up the fight

When the time comes
The brain turns foggy
And hides distracting thoughts
Creativity flows

But hesitate
If you slow
The fog turns solid
Hit a wall

Pass out now
Or pass out then
Both a loss
Neither a win

There’s a point in the night
A choice to be made
Sacrifice the wee hours
And give up the day

Whatever decision
The clock ticks
The night comes
You fade away.

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Deep Thoughts August 25, 2015 8:38 pm

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Agony is needing to win the lottery and not being able to afford the ticket.

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Thank you Internet! June 9, 2015 11:02 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Confessions of a programmer, Of Interest
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Worth watching all the way through.

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Of Grasshoppers June 4, 2015 10:20 am

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Student: I’m good at getting things done when I’m angry.
Master: Like a tornado is really good at making wind when it’s stormy.

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Confessions of a programmer June 3, 2015 3:43 pm

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Open office floor plans are awkward on the days you need to work naked. #coap

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Of Grasshoppers May 14, 2015 5:16 pm

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Student: I don’t understand.
Master: FO

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Of Grasshoppers May 6, 2015 9:17 pm

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Student: Every time I think I’ve become a better person, I have a setback.
Master: Two steps forward, one step back is still better than no movement at all.

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