Wednesday, 29 September 2010


What you do instead of your work
is your real work.
– Roger Ebert

Monday, 27 September 2010


A moment’s insight
is sometimes worth
a life’s experience.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

Friday, 24 September 2010


If one is master of one thing
and understands one thing well,
one has at the same time insight into
and understanding of many things.
– Vincent van Gogh

Wednesday, 22 September 2010


May that all is unlived in you
Blossom into a future
Graced with love.
- John O'Donohue

Monday, 20 September 2010

Friday, 17 September 2010

September 17, 2010 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

On September 4th I attended the Aaron Coates play The End of the Rope at the Bashaw Majestic Theatre about Robert Cook, the last man hung in Alberta, and his lawyer David MacNaughton. Even 50 years later, reactions to the case are very mixed.

Personally, I don’t know if Robert Cook murdered his family, however I don’t think he should have hung as there were too many details that don’t really add up to the obvious conclusion that Cook’s juries arrived at.

Have you ever seen the movie “12 Angry Men” (1957) with Henry Fonda? If not, I recommend it. The movie follows the deliberations of 12 jurors who must decide whether to send an 18 year old to the electric chair for killing his father. It also highlights how blind people can be to the obvious when emotions run high and the facts of a situation presented are too cut and dried.

Sometimes it only takes one person, with one question, to change the course of events.


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Wednesday, 15 September 2010


One of the oddest things in life,
I think, is the things one remembers.
– Agatha Christie

Monday, 13 September 2010


No weapon can pierce the soul;
no fire can burn it;
nor water can moisten it;
nor can wind wither it.
– Bhagavan Krishna

Friday, 10 September 2010


The less you work,
the more you produce.
– French proverb

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


Many people pray and receive
the answer to their prayers,
but ignore them – or deny them,
because the answers didn’t come
in the expected form.
– Sophy Burnham

Monday, 6 September 2010

Do Right

We must use *time* wisely
and forever realize that the time
is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

Friday, 3 September 2010

September 3, 2010 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

It is back to school time. Time to return to our usual routines. Time for many clubs and organizations to resume their regular activities. Time for meetings to start up again.

September is also when we tend to join new clubs or sign up for extracurricular activities or life-long learning classes.

Every year there seems to be more and more choices of activities to involve ourselves in, with each choice appearing more exciting than the others.

After the summer break why do we suddenly over-schedule our lives? This fall, before you automatically sign yourself and your family up for various activities, ask yourself if you are signing up because you are really interested in the activity, or are you signing up because you think you should. A sense of obligation is not a real reason to join as that means you will not give the group/activity your very best. If you are not excited about the activity/group, why are you joining?


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Wednesday, 1 September 2010