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Free

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I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called the “dean of science fiction writers”, he was an influential and controversial author of the genre in his time.
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Yourself

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Be yourself, no one can say you are doing it wrong.  Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 26, 1922, launched his comic strip Peanuts in 1950. Featuring hero Charlie Brown, over the years the strip would run in more than 2000 newspapers and in many languages. Peanuts also expanded into TV specials like the Emmy-winning A Charlie Brown Christmas as well as books and a huge merchandise collection. Schulz died on February 12, 2000.

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Scouts Out the Podcast, Episodes 9 and 10

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Now Found on the following podcast sites:

Player.fm

Yarn.fm 

Podcast.de

Scouts Out the Podcast is released every Saturday morning.    Each episode will be be in the range of 25 to 35 minutes long.

The wonderful theme music and opening and closing narration was done by the fantastically talented and all round great human beings and friends, The Nargeleptics at 5 Over E Studios in Maryland.

The cover art (and especially the redo of the original cover art) was done by my incredibly talented friend  Graham Kennedy.

The Introduction to Scouts Out the Podcast  Episodes 1 and 2  Episodes 3 and 4  Episode 5 and 6  Episode 7 and 8   Episode 9 and 10    Episode 11 and 12   Episodes 13 and 14

Episode 15 and 16    Episodes 17 and 18   Episode 19   Episode 20 and Bloopers

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Life

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Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.  Henry Valentine Miller

Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms, developing a new sort of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association and mysticism. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936),Tropic of Capricorn (1939) and The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy (1949–59), all of which are based on his experiences in New York and Paris, and all of which were banned in the United States until 1961. He also wrote travel memoirs and literary criticism, and painted watercolors.

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Success

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Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.  Lily Tomlin

Mary JeanLilyTomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedienne, writer and producer. She has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s, when she began a career as astand-up comedienne and became a featured performer on television’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.

Tomlin’s career has spanned television, comedy recordings, Broadway and motion pictures. She has starred in such films as Nashville, 9 to 5, All of Me, The Beverly Hillbillies, Orange County and I Heart Huckabees. Her notable television roles include Laugh-In as a cast member from 1970–73, Ms. Frizzle on The Magic School Bus, Kay Carter-Shepley on Murphy Brown, Deborah Fiderer on The West Wing, Lillie Mae MacKenzie onMalibu Country and Frankie Bergstein on Grace and Frankie.

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Worth

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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.   Benjamin Franklin

One of the leading figures of early American history, Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) was a statesman, author, publisher, scientist, inventor and diplomat. Born into a Boston family of modest means, Franklin had little formal education. He went on to start a successful printing business in Philadelphia and grew wealthy. Franklin was deeply active in public affairs in his adopted city, where he helped launch a lending library, hospital and college, and garnered acclaim for his experiments with electricity, among other projects. During the American Revolution, he served in the Second Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He also negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War (1775-83). In 1787, in his final significant act of public service, he was a delegate to the convention that produced the U.S. Constitution.

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Life

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You ask me what life is. That’s like asking what a carrot is. A carrot is a carrot, and there’s nothing more to know.  Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, playwright and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: “Medicine is my lawful wife”, he once said, “and literature is my mistress.” Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theater.

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