CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, a “monk for the modern age” by George Parker, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is
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Always Remember

July 11, 2019 (permalink)

Always remember that accepting a gift binds you to the giver.  From Wake Forest's 1967 yearbook.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
#shadow people #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #dark figure #rose
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March 3, 2019 (permalink)

"Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else."
—Cheyenne McCray, Demons Not Included
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August 4, 2018 (permalink)

"Many things I have not remembered.  But the eerie moonlight, falling in light and shadow on the old haunted pulpit, I always remember."  From Upper Annandale by Agnes Marchbank, 1901.
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July 20, 2018 (permalink)

From The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak, 2015.
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May 31, 2018 (permalink)

From My Highland Lover by Maeve Greyson, 2015.
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December 28, 2017 (permalink)

From Baby Business by Katherine Garbera, 2008.
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August 11, 2017 (permalink)

"But, do not forget (1), the cost; and (2), the evil."  From Pearson's, 1910.
#vintage illustration #evil #the cost
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February 7, 2017 (permalink)

"Always remember that a basic psychological point of reference for people is 'What's in it for me?'" —The Managerial Leadership Bible
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June 8, 2016 (permalink)

"Always remember, Mouseketeers, that the most important things are the little deeds of kindness, the little words of love." —Judith Moffett, Two That Came True, 2015
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February 10, 2016 (permalink)

"Always remember that information that might seem trivial to an individual might be very interesting if collected en masse." —Peter Waher, Learning Internet of Things 2015
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January 15, 2016 (permalink)

"Always remember you are stronger than you think." —Judy Wong Dobberpuhl, Save Yourself & Save the Planet, 2015
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December 26, 2015 (permalink)

"And always remember to use safety glasses or goggles." —Mark Montano, The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2

We, too, wear safety goggles around exotic puppets, because one simply never knows.  Photo courtesy of Lars Plougmann.

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December 14, 2015 (permalink)

"Always remember that the most difficult people are strivers."
—Gerard Klimt, Coping Up With Difficult People

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December 12, 2015 (permalink)

"Always remember someone else out there has a much harder life than you do and would give anything to be in your position." —Connor LaRocque, Life is Motivation, 2014

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November 23, 2015 (permalink)

"Always remember to ask your heart things." —Shannon Lynn, Tools for Life

Listen to your heart, courtesy of Ky.

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November 16, 2015 (permalink)

"Always remember to leave them with this ominous warning—if we spend extra time here, then we'll lose it here."
Holiday Mayhem: How Not to Kill Your Family During the Holidays

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October 13, 2015 (permalink)

"What is this love that must always remember, holding fast to dim touches of earliest grace?"
William Peter Blatty, I'll Tell Them I Remember You

#love #grace #william peter blatty
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October 20, 2014 (permalink)

Always remember: nothing risqué, nothing gained.
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September 27, 2013 (permalink)

"You should always remember that society isn't always all that it's cracked up to be."
Patrick W. McDermott, The Memoirs of the Walrus (2010)

Tuamatuan Conception of the Cosmos, via John Curran.
#vintage illustration #cosmogram
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September 11, 2013 (permalink)

"Always remember that another person is not you, for that other person knows too well that you are different from him."
Marcus Garvey, Message to the People (1986)

Photo by Dave B.
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