Friday, 31 October 2008


The great essential ingredient...
is that the sacred is in the ordinary,
that it is to be found in one's daily life.
- Abraham Maslow

Wednesday, 29 October 2008


You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm.
- Colette

Monday, 27 October 2008


Becoming intoxicated with a dream
gives us the passion to bring it into reality!
- Anon.

Friday, 24 October 2008


You can usually find time
to do the thing you want to do.
- Unknown

Wednesday, 22 October 2008


What we call the secret of happiness
is no more a secret
than our willingness to choose life.
- Leo Buscaglia

Monday, 20 October 2008


I've found that luck is quite predictable.
If you want more luck, take more chances.
Be more active. Show up more often.
- Brian Tracy

Friday, 17 October 2008

October 17, 2008 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

Last weekend I read the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, considered to be one of the greatest North Americans ever. His story is utterly fascinating to read.

The author of the Foreword pointed out that Franklin was an entrepreneur, not a capitalist. The distinction was that Franklin undertook new enterprises and started organizations, not solely for personal profit (yes, he made money on the ventures) but for the public’s wellbeing and to enhance community life for all.

His many, varied enterprises included establishment of the first volunteer fire department, invention of the Franklin Stove (which not only heated homes better but allowed for conservation of trees as it used less fuel, while cutting families’ costs), and the establishment of a college. Franklin made his inventions and concepts available to everyone.

Our local communities need more entrepreneurs like Franklin who see the needs and find unique methods to fill them. We should not be always relying on governments to solve our problems, we have to solve them ourselves.


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Wednesday, 15 October 2008


Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain,
but for the heart to conquer it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, 13 October 2008


I always prefer to believe the best of everybody
- it saves so much trouble.
- Rudyard Kipling

Friday, 10 October 2008


The best things and best people
rise out of their separateness;
I'm against a homogenized society
because I want the cream to rise."
- Robert Frost

Wednesday, 8 October 2008


The best work
is not what is most difficult for you;
it is what you do best.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Monday, 6 October 2008


There are risks and costs to a program of action.
But they are far less than the long-range risks
and costs of comfortable inaction.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Friday, 3 October 2008

October 3, 2008 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

We are on the brink of another election. The federal election is set for October 14. I strongly encourage all of you to go out and cast your vote.

Personally, I think that there was no need for this election and that it will be a waste of taxpayers’ money. I really don’t anticipate that there will be much change overall.

While I’m sure some of you will agree with me, that means that it is even more important that we all go out and vote. There can be no change or improvement in the government unless we cast a ballot. It is your duty to vote.


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Wednesday, 1 October 2008


After the final no, there comes a yes,
and on that yes the future world depends.
-Wallace Stevens