Monday, 31 December 2007

New Year's

Happy New Year to everyone!
May 2008 be filled with laughter, adventure and companionship.

Friday, 28 December 2007


In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins -
not through strength but by perseverance.
- H. Jackson Brown

Wednesday, 26 December 2007


If you think you are truly spiritual and enlightened
...go spend a week with your parents.
--Ram Dass

Monday, 24 December 2007

Friday, 21 December 2007

December 21, 2007 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

The holiday season is filled with laughter, good wishes, generosity and more. However, all these wonderful things that embody the Christmas spirit should not be only evident in our lives for one day, but every day.

As you enjoy the blessings of the holiday, I challenge you to take those feelings of warmth and peace and goodwill and extend them to those around you throughout next year. Perform more random acts of kindness. Smile at more people. Spread more cheer to all.

Merry Christmas and may 2008 be a wonderful time for you.


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Wednesday, 19 December 2007


The young do not know enough to be prudent,
and therefore they attempt the impossible -
and achieve it, generation after generation.

- Pearl S. Buck

Monday, 17 December 2007


A great attitude does much more
than turn on the lights in our worlds;
it seems to magically connect us
to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities
that were somehow absent before we changed.
- Earl Nightingale

Friday, 14 December 2007


Plunge boldly into the thick of life,
and seize it where you will,
it is always interesting.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Truth and Fiction

Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction?
Fiction, after all, has to make sense.
- Mark Twain

Monday, 10 December 2007


All fruits do not ripen in one season.
- Laure Junot, duchesse d'Abrantes

Friday, 7 December 2007

December 7, 2007 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

If you are someone who will be celebrating the Christmas season, you might want to try something different this year. There are a variety of options available for ways that you can celebrate Christmas this year depending on your mood or inclination. Options may even be mixed and matched for a more personal holiday.

Green Christmas - for those who desire a more eco-friendly holiday, includes giving of recycled gifts (either from a thrift store or made from a recycled products).

Traditional Christmas - for those who only give homemade gifts and pull out all the old traditions, including coal in the stocking for those who were bad.

Debt-Free Christmas - for those who want their cake but don’t want to pay all next year for it! This includes budgeting and money management skills but don’t worry you won’t have to cut back.

Shop till You Drop Christmas - for those who don’t care how much they spend or what they buy as long as it is expensive. This involves shopping every day the stores are open until Christmas.

Put Christ Back in Christmas - for those who shun the commercial aspects and want to restore the holiday to its more humble origin.

Family Christmas - for those who will be traveling to visit family near and far to share a number of Christmas dinners.

No matter what your current traditions are, take some time to breathe this holiday.


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Wednesday, 5 December 2007


One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels.
The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
- Woodrow T. Wilson

Monday, 3 December 2007


There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude,
a quiet joy.
- Ralph H. Blum