Friday, 30 October 2009


Give advice sparingly.
Give love freely.
Give your time carefully.
Give yourself wholeheartedly.
- unknown

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Stress comes from knowing what is right
and doing what is wrong.
– unknown

Monday, 26 October 2009


Friendships should be easy.
If you have to work hard
to maintain the friendship,
then it isn’t really much of a friendship.
Friends accept you
and let you bet the way you are.
– Larry Winget

Friday, 23 October 2009


Success is simple.
Do what’s right, the right way,
at the right time.
– Arnold Glasow

Wednesday, 21 October 2009


Things are how they are supposed to be,
all evidence to the contrary.
– Anne Lamott

Monday, 19 October 2009


It is better to be prepared for an opportunity
and not have one
than to have an opportunity
and not be prepared.

- Whitney Young

Friday, 16 October 2009

October 16, 2009 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

I recently read the following: “By one estimate, each of us will have at least 35 hours of unfinished work in front of us our entire life. In short, we’ll never catch up!” (Robert Cooper) Now, I don’t know about you, however I find that a very freeing thought.

If we’ll never catch up, then why stress about it? Why cram our schedules with tasks that we are trying to catch up on? Why let those 35 hours of unfinished work prey on our mind day after day after day after day?

What is all that unfinished work? Is it books we want to read, movies we want to watch, projects we started and think we should finish, classes we want to take, or (fill in the blank)?

If we’re never going to get that unfinished work finished, does it really need done anyway?

Obviously it isn’t hurting us that it is unfinished, otherwise, we’d have finished it and it wouldn’t be hanging over us. So just forget about it. Free yourself from that 35 hours of unfinished work.

Larry Winget, the World’s Only Irritational Speaker, suggests tossing to-do lists and creating “Get it Done” lists. He explains that to-do lists are really lists of what you wish to get done, whereas get-it-done lists are lists of things that have to get done (or else!). The things that have to get done can be anything from daily tasks to perusing your biggest and grandest dreams.

Though, do you really need to create a list? The things that absolutely have to get done will still get done...because they have to!


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Wednesday, 14 October 2009


If we just do what we love,
love what we do,
and express ourselves freely,
we are serving others
in accordance to our purpose.
All that is left is for us
to open ourselves to receive.
– Arnold Patent

Friday, 9 October 2009


Read odd stuff. Visit odd places.
Make odd friends. Hire odd people.
Cultivate odd hobbies. Work with odd partners.
- Tom Peters

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


Life is like a buffet;
you have to serve yourself.
- Larry Winget

Monday, 5 October 2009


The most valuable of all talents
is that of never using two words
when one will do.
- Thomas Jefferson

Friday, 2 October 2009

October 2, 2009 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

Last month a cousin sent me a link to an online jukebox and I have been having fun getting reacquainted with some great oldies from my childhood years.

These tunes, from the early 1950s, include:

  • Hernando’s Hideaway (Archie Bleyer)
  • Shake Rattle and Roll (Bill Haley & The Comets)
  • Sh-Boom (Crew-Cuts)
  • Dear Hearts and Gentle People (Bing Crosby)
  • That’s Amore (Dean Martin)
  • A Guy is a Guy and Secret Love (Doris Day)
  • The Old Master Painter (Dick Haymes)
  • I Get So Lonely (Four Knights)
  • Rose, Rose I Love You and Cry of the Wild Goose (Frankie Laine)
  • Jambalaya (Jo Stafford)
  • Pretend (Nate King Cole)
  • Changing Partners and Mockin’ Bird Hill (Patti Page)
  • Slow Poke (Pee Wee King)
  • Papa Loves Mambo (Perry Como)
  • Botch-a-me (Rosemary Clooney)
  • Stranger in Paradise (Tony Bennett)(br>
Before I go any further, I must point out that I personally was not a child in 50s...I’m not that old, no matter what my sister may say!

While I did not grow up during the era when these songs were big hits, I was introduced to them by my parents and grandparents and they are a pleasant part of my childhood memories.

Maybe it’s time you took a trip down a musical memory lane.


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