Stolen Quote: My Last Theft

We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own “to do” list. ~ Michelle Obama, First Lady

This will be my last theft of a quote. I’m walking the strait and narrow from here out, and leaving alone the pearls of wisdom uttered by others.

My life has become a blivet bag. I’ve been trying to stuff 10 pounds of life into a 5 pound bag, and something has to give. And so I’ve decided to give up on the daily Stolen Quote.

It’s time I get my priorities straight, and put myself higher on my “to do” list, as Michelle Obama advises.

This blog will continue, but I won’t be posting on a daily basis anymore. I love sharing the unicorns that I catch, and I enjoy reading and responding to your comments. But the thing is, I need more time for the chase. Spending too much time on my Catching Unicorns blog can ironically keep me from catching unicorns.

This blog has also been remodeled. I do that from time to time in an effort to keep things unique and interesting. Unicorns love change, and hate constantly familiar surroundings. It’s hard to keep them captive in the same old, overgrazed pastures.

I hope you like the changes. If you have any suggestions for additional changes, please put them in the suggestion box. It’s located about one-inch past the right edge of your monitor.

Okay, okay, you can leave them in a comment.

My light-fingered ways can’t resist stealing just one more quote, so I’ll finish with this purloined gem, from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick:

The Pequod steeply leaned over towards the sperm whale’s head, now by counterpoise of both heads, she regained her even keel; though sorely strained, you may well believe. So, when on one side you hoist in Locke’s head, you go over that way; but now, on the other side, hoist in Kant’s and you come back again; but in very poor plight. Thus, some minds for ever keep trimming boat. Oh, ye foolish! Throw all these thunderheads overboard, and then you will float light and right.

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  1. Say it’s not so, there goes some of my dose of daily smiles. Guess I will need to drink more coffee. Not to make you feel guilty at all. LOL!
    I will miss your daily posts, but I do understand!! Chase those unicorns and ENJOY it! We only get one life! Just don’t forget to still make visits. 🙂

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  2. So you’re throwing us all overboard in order to float? Well Pffft.
    On a serious note totally understandable blogging is definitely a time sucker hence my lack of it. We’ll see you when we see you. Now you can nap.

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  3. I did really like your daily quote, but I understand the time commitment. I too struggle with trying to stuff 10 pounds of life into a 5 pound bag”. The blog is going to suffer every time I have to make tough choices.

    Looking forward to reading the results of your hunting expeditions going forward 🙂

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  4. So since no more “stolen quotes” will your blog posts be about your adventures in chasing unicorns?
    Just wanted to add that I do like your reconstruction on here. Glad you are keeping the unicorns happy!

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  5. great hearing about caring
    for yourself!
    I suppose I’ve done similar
    going from posting to weekly
    to every two or 3 weeks.
    wonderful posting when there
    is something to say
    or a rumor to spread 🙂

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  6. Michelle is right, and you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. I understand about being too busy posting about unicorns to pursue them. I’ve considered dismantling (or just neglecting) my blog about 50 times so I can concentrate on what the muses are daily becoming more adamant about: a book. I’ll look forward to reading whatever you post, whenever you post it. 🙂

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