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Labor Day 2019

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Happy Labor Day!


1,000 posts – June 3rd, 2019

Great news, Sandcastle makers!

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MakeSandcastlesNotWar just reached its 1,000th post today.  1,000 posts later and even more sandcastles have been made since.  1,000 posts full of reviews, PR nightmares, philosophy, PR miracles, marketing tactics, and all other sorts of craziness.

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Stayed tuned for even more on the horizon (1,000 MORE posts, perhaps?)


~ Jon Carey, Chief Writer



5/24 TGIF Quote + Announcement

Hello Folks!

MakeSandcastlesNotWar will be on a short hiatus for the Memorial Day Weekend.  We will be back up and running on Tuesday.

Until then, enjoy these fantastic, philosophical quotes.

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A shipowner was about to send to sea an emigrant-ship. He knew that she was old, and not well built at the first; that she had seen many seas and climes, and often had needed repairs. Doubts had been suggested to him that possibly she was not seaworthy. These doubts preyed upon his mind, and made him unhappy; he thought that perhaps he ought to have her thoroughly overhauled and refitted, even though this should put him at great expense. Before the ship sailed, however, he succeeded in overcoming these melancholy reflections. He said to himself that she had gone safely through so many voyages and weathered so many storms that it was idle to suppose she would not come safely home from this trip also. He would put his trust in Providence, which could hardly fail to protect all these unhappy families that were leaving their fatherland to seek for better times elsewhere. He would dismiss from his mind all ungenerous suspicions about the honesty of builders and contractors. In such ways he acquired a sincere and comfortable conviction that his vessel was thoroughly safe and seaworthy; he watched her departure with a light heart, and benevolent wishes for the success of the exiles in their strange new home that was to be; and he got his insurance-money when she went down in mid-ocean and told no tales. What shall we say of him? Surely this, that he was verily guilty of the death of those families. It is admitted that he did sincerely believe in the soundness of his ship; but the sincerity of his conviction can in no wise help him, because he had no right to believe on such evidence as was before him. He had acquired his belief not by honestly earning it in patient investigation, but by stifling his doubts. And although in the end he may have felt so sure about it that he could not think otherwise, yet inasmuch as he had knowingly and willingly worked himself into that frame of mind, he must be held responsible for it.

~ William K. Clifford, 1874