Wednesday, 30 July 2008


Whenever you find yourself
on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
– Mark Twain

Monday, 28 July 2008


There is not enough time
to do all the nothing we want to do.
– Bill Watterson

Friday, 25 July 2008


There are many things
of which a wise man
might wish to be ignorant.
– Emerson

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Think positively

If you think about disaster, you will get it.
Brood about death and you hasten your demise.
Think positively and masterfully,
with confidence and faith,
and life becomes more secure,
more fraught with action,
richer in achievement and experience.

- Edward Rickenbacker

Monday, 21 July 2008


Neither a wise man nor a brave man
lies down on the tracks of history
to wait for the train of the future
to run over him.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Friday, 18 July 2008

July 18, 2008 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

In March of 1896 something pretty momentous happened down by Medicine Hat, in the Northwest Territories. A ranch manager by the name of John Ellis invented the barb-wire telephone and life was never the same for the ranchers. The new-fangled telephone allowed Mr. Ellis to find out when the train would be arriving so he didn’t have to spend all day in town waiting for it to arrive.

We have come a long way since the time of the barb-wire telephone. Virtually every home has at least one telephone, if not many more than that. Countless households also boast at least one cell phone, if not one for each family member.

We can be connected to anyone, anywhere in the world, we want by virtue of a telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It used to be that a person went shopping to get away from the phone, now we bring our phones with us so as not to miss a call! The car used to be one place where you knew that you wouldn’t be force to listen to the ringing of a telephone. That is no longer true.

If that wasn’t enough to make a person’s head spin we now are being told we have to dial 10 digits instead of the 7 most of us are so accustomed to. How are you making out with that change? Are you remembering to punch in all 10 digits, or are you still being treated to that annoying message reminding us that we need to dial all 10 numbers? I must admit as a training tool, that message is very effective. More often than not I remember to dial the extra numbers just to avoid listening to it!


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Wednesday, 16 July 2008


You are the person who has to decide.
Whether you'll do it or toss it aside;
you are the person who makes up your mind.
Whether you'll lead or will linger behind.
Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar.
Or just be contented to stay where you are.
- Edgar A. Guest

Monday, 14 July 2008


I have only two kinds of day:
happy and hysterically happy.
– Allen J. Lefferdink

Friday, 11 July 2008


We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge
and rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

Wednesday, 9 July 2008


The art of living lies less
in eliminating our troubles
than in growing with them.
- Bernard M. Baruch

Monday, 7 July 2008

Life is Short

Life is short
Break the rules
Forgive quickly
Kiss slowly
Love truly
Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret anything that made you smile.
- Unknown

Friday, 4 July 2008

July 4, 2008 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

Do you have a job (I just do…for a living), a career (I’m proud to do…for a living) or a calling (I contribute to the betterment of...)?

We all have had jobs and careers at different stages of our lives, however it is a calling that makes us get out of bed in the morning. It is a calling that puts the joy into our days. It is a calling that gives our lives meaning and purpose.

Life is more than just the pursuit of a paycheque. What is your calling?


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Wednesday, 2 July 2008


You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei