Friday, 29 October 2010


Sometimes in life,
you need to get lost
to find your way.
– Mark Victor Hansen

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


Don’t worry if you write the truth.
It doesn’t hurt people, it helps them.
– Dainin Katagiri Roshi

Monday, 25 October 2010


There is only one thing
that it requires real courage to say,
and that is a truism.
- G. K. Chesterton

Friday, 22 October 2010

Magic wand

You will realize that the magic wand
is actually a pen and that,
pen in hand, you can transform your own life.
– Julia Cameron

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now.
– Bob Dylan

Monday, 18 October 2010


Those who do not have power
over the story that dominates their lives,
power to retell it, to rethink it,
deconstruct it, joke about it,
and change it as times change,
truly are powerless,
because they cannot think new thoughts.
– Salman Rushdie

Friday, 15 October 2010

October 15, 2010 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

October's the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down -
October is red
And golden and brown.
- Can Teach Songs

We have been very fortunate to have such nice weather in October for harvesting. I hope you all get a chance to enjoy the sunshine and summer-like fall we are having as we move toward winter.

Let’s go hiking just outside of town,
Through the leaves as they come drifting down,
Red and yellow, lovely golden brown.
It’s October!
- Author unknown


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Wednesday, 13 October 2010


Whenever two people meet
there are really six present.
There is each man as he sees himself,
each as the other person sees him,
and each man as he really is.
– William James

Friday, 8 October 2010


What do I think about
when I’m not thinking about anything else?
- Julia Cameron

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


The words you choose and use
establish the life you experience.
– Sonia Choquette

Monday, 4 October 2010


I want to sing like birds sing
Not worrying who hears
or what they think.
– Rumi

Friday, 1 October 2010

October 1, 2010 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

What makes for a great newspaper?

To me, a community newspaper is similar to a public library. The content should reflect the diversity of the population, and be varied enough to appeal to a broad range of individuals. There should not be too much emphasis on one particular group of people. There should be items to entertain, educate, and challenge individuals. The tricky aspect is that everyone reacts differently - what I may find educational, you may find entertaining.

As well, a great newspaper, like a public library, will have items that don’t appeal to everyone (nor should they), and individuals have the freedom to ignore what doesn’t strike their interest. If a newspaper, or library, had what appealed to “everyone” there wouldn’t be much use for it.

If all printers [or editors] were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” - Benjamin Franklin


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