A Blog Around The Clock

Twelve Months of A Blog Around The Clock

Thanks to DrugMonkey for the reminder. We do this meme every year in December – the only rule is to “post the link and first sentence from the first blog entry for each month of the past year.” Here we go (ClockQuotes are usually the first post of the day and thus of the month, so there is not much in terms of my own words):

January:

A man may fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame someone else.

February:

I have called this principle, by which, each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.

March:

Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world – the clock and the cat.

April:

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.

May:

After a lovely flight, Catriona met me at the airport.

June:

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.

July:

Mammalian Clock Protein Responds Directly To Light: We all know that light effects the growth and development of plants, but what effect does light have on humans and animals?

August:

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked, and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.

September:

The individual woman is required … a thousand times a day to choose either to accept her appointed role and thereby rescue her good disposition out of the wreckage of her self-respect, or else follow an independent line of behavior and rescue her self-respect out of the wreckage of her good disposition.

October:

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

November:

You don’t tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.

December:

Checking one’s incoming links on Sitemeter, Technorati and Google Blogsearch is essential tool for a blogger – it allows one to notice responses to one’s posts in approximately real time, so the blog-to-blog conversation can continue fluently.