Monday, 31 March 2008

Inner Light

Sometimes our light goes out,
but is blown again into instant flame
by an encounter with another human being.
Each of us owes the deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this inner light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Friday, 28 March 2008


The meeting of two personalities
is like the contact of two chemical substances –
if there is any reaction,
both are transformed.
– Carl Jung

Wednesday, 26 March 2008


If a man is one step ahead of the crowd
he is a leader; if two steps ahead,
he is a disturber; if three steps,
he is a fanatic and not to be trusted.
– attributed to Scott Nearing

Monday, 24 March 2008


Be in this world as if you are a traveler,
a passerby, with your clothes
and shoes full of dust.
Sometimes you will sit under the shade of a tree,
sometimes you will walk in the desert.
Be a passerby always,
for this world is not your home.
– A Hadith of the Prophet

Friday, 21 March 2008

March 21, 2008 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

March has certainly been a full month. First there was the time change (which I personally totally disagree with) and then St. Patrick’s Day. Now we’re approaching Easter, which is early this year.

For those who have always wondered why the date of Easter is never the same each year, I’ll share the secret with you.

Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. So that means that the earliest that Easter could ever be is March 21 (assuming that Sunday is the day after the Equinox and the full moon is the night of the Equinox). Confused yet?

In the far distant days of history, there were actually two means of determining the date of Easter - the Roman Church’s method and the Celtic method practiced at Iona. As you can imagine, the two methods came into conflict as the Christian churches were not all celebrating the important holy day at the same time. The matter was settled once and for all at the Synod of Whitby in the year 664. Ever since we date Easter using the method established by Rome.


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Wednesday, 19 March 2008


Success is not to be pursued;
it is to be attracted by the person you become.
- Jim Rohn

Monday, 17 March 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
May the luck o' the Irish be with you.

Friday, 14 March 2008


The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few
is to be found in their industry, application
and perseverance under the promptings
of a brave, determined spirit.
- Mark Twain

Wednesday, 12 March 2008


One can choose to go back toward safety
or forward toward growth.
Growth must be chosen again and again;
fear must be overcome again and again.
- Abraham Maslow

Monday, 10 March 2008


The purpose of life, after all,
is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost,
to reach out eagerly and without fear
for newer and richer experiences.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, 7 March 2008

March 7, 2008 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

Last time I didn’t really have much say, and a lot of space to not say it in! This time I have lots to say...and little space to say it.

I read the other day that 99% of everything we purchase (does not include food) ends up disposed of in less than 6 months! We are throwing away almost everything we buy in less than 6 months.

When did quantity become more important than quality? When did disposable replace lasting? When did pride in workmanship give way to cheap mass production at all costs?

Something for us to think about as we shop.


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Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Yes & No

Yes and no are the oldest, simplest words,
but they require the most thought.
-Pythagoras, Greek philosopher

Monday, 3 March 2008