Friday, 31 July 2009


Life is easier to take than you think;
all that is necessary
is to accept the impossible,
do without the indispensable,
and bear the intolerable.
– Kathleen Norris

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


Allow more chance in your life.
The more chance you let in your world,
the more interesting your world will become.
– Ernie Zelinski

Monday, 27 July 2009


Do not put your spoon into the pot
that doesn’t boil for you.
– Romanian proverb

Friday, 24 July 2009


Be the source of happiness
instead of looking for it.
– Ernie Zelinski

Wednesday, 22 July 2009


No one can solve problems for someone
whose problem is that
they don’t want their problems solved.
– Richard Bach

Monday, 20 July 2009


Always forgive your enemies,
nothing annoys them so much.
– Oscar Wilde

Friday, 17 July 2009

July 17, 2009 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

Sometimes in life, you find a special friend;
Someone who changes your life
just by being part of it.
Someone who makes you laugh
until you can't stop;
Someone who makes you believe

that there really is good in the world.
Someone who convinces you that

there really is an unlocked door
just waiting for you to open it.
This is Forever Friendship.

-author unknown

We all need friends in this life. People who will know how we think and can give us another perspective on whatever is happening around us, who stand by us no matter what we’re going through, and who help us put the stress in our lives in its proper place.

However, it is also important that we each be that type of friend to others. Friendship is a two-way street. To have a friend, you have to be a friend.

To my friends who have a special place in my heart and life...thank you for your friendship.


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Wednesday, 15 July 2009


Act with kindness
but do not expect gratitude.
– Confucius

Monday, 13 July 2009


To feel happy, relaxed
and at peace with the world,
you must be able to sit back
and let life take its natural course.
Learn to go with the flow more.
Let things happen
instead of always trying
to make things happen.
– Ernie Zelinski

Friday, 10 July 2009


If you can handle three elements,
handle only two.
If you can handle ten,
then handle only five.
In that way
the ones you do handle,
you handle with more ease,
more mastery,
and you create a feeling of strength
in reserve.
– Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, 8 July 2009


Formal education will make you a living;
self-education will make you a fortune.
– Jim Rohn

Monday, 6 July 2009


Zen is sweeping the floors
when you sweep the floors,
eating when you eat,
and sleeping when you sleep.
– Zen master

Friday, 3 July 2009

July 3, 2009 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

Summer…camping trips and RV adventures...visits with family and trips to museums, zoos, and more.

Summer means a lot of time spent driving on the highways and byways. It also is a time when many people seem to have a heavy foot as they eagerly travel to their destination.

Various companies have calculated the savings accrued by speeding. Unfortunately they are in miles so I had to do some converting. For a 30 mile (48.3 km) trip, if you drive 70 mph (112.7 km/h) it will take you 25 minutes, 43 seconds. Traveling at 60 mph (96.6 km/h) will take you 30 minutes. If you travel my speed - just a bit faster than 55 mph (at 90 km/h) then the trip takes approximately 32 minutes. (

So a heavy foot doesn’t really save you lots of time or get you to your destination any faster. If anything, it really slows you down as you end up sitting at the tracks waiting for a train to pass for about 7 minutes longer than I do! :-)

Enjoy your summer and stay safe!


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