“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir, We must rise and follow her;
When from every hill of flame, She calls and calls each vagabond by name”
William Bliss Carman
Wow, can that be right? The last day of September…Continue
Added by Ray on September 30, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
It seems like we all have numerous difficult choices that we have to make these days. I don’t remember a time when families have been challenged for as a long a period as many are today. Loss of jobs,…Continue
Added by Ray on September 29, 2011 at 4:11am — No Comments
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
As you probably know there is a term in newspaper publishing called “above the fold.” It is that part of the paper that is on top while the paper…Continue
Added by Ray on September 28, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
“Learn the past, watch the present, and create the future.”
Here is my things to do list for today.
Added by Ray on September 27, 2011 at 5:42am — No Comments
A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
I am beginning to wonder about us. Have we gotten lazy, dumber, or just plain gullible? Or maybe many of us only want to listen to what we want to hear. I…Continue
Added by Ray on September 26, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments
Appreciate what you have, before time teaches you to appreciate what you had.
The other day I suggested how much benefit we can derive from living simpler lives. I recommended that we really don’t need the flashiest, fastest, or most fashionable whatever’s to enjoy life. I included a…Continue
Added by Ray on September 23, 2011 at 5:44am — No Comments
“If it's not fun, you're not doing it right”
I hope if nothing else our time together sometimes motivates you to consider not taking life too seriously. Sometimes I wonder if some of us spend so much time acting the part that we are expected to play…Continue
Added by Ray on September 22, 2011 at 4:06am — No Comments
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
I was talking to an acquaintance the other day that has been out of work for more than a year.…Continue
Added by Ray on September 21, 2011 at 4:10am — No Comments
"Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough."
I had breakfast with a friend a few days ago who told me she spent the first two days of her vacation decluttering her home office. As I sit her amongst piles of my own…Continue
Added by Ray on September 20, 2011 at 1:25am — No Comments
I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.
I ran into a guy this morning that has been reading the daily for more than five years. I don’t think I have seen him since…Continue
Added by Ray on September 19, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments
"He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy."
Johann Wolfgang vonGoethe
I was with a friend yesterday and learned that he had just accepted a position as an adjunct professor at a junior college. This is a real departure for my inventor,…Continue
Added by Ray on September 16, 2011 at 5:52am — No Comments
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
I think I may have shared with you before with how sorry I am that so many people I know do not realize how good they really are. These are folks who depend on the judgment…Continue
Added by Ray on September 15, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments
If I have done any deed worthy of remembrance, that deed will be my monument.
I have good news and bad news. The good news is that my heart exams have shown that my arterial blockage is only moderate so surgery is not indicated, my heart valve leakage is moderate so surgery is not recommended, my…Continue
Added by Ray on September 14, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments
Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
I ran across the following story recently and felt it was worth sharing with…Continue
Added by Ray on September 12, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments
Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, nor of your own generation.
Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground.
T. S. Eliot
Added by Ray on September 11, 2011 at 9:11am — No Comments
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
My doctors turned out to be not nearly as thrilled as I have been with the fact that my Nitroglycerin pills are able to quickly bring me relief from chest pain. It…Continue
Added by Ray on September 9, 2011 at 4:55am — No Comments
With an unquiet mind, neither exercise, nor diet, nor physick can be of much use.
Yesterday I suggested we would all be better off if we slowed down some and invested more time in enjoying our lives. What I find interesting as I think about why so…Continue
Added by Ray on September 8, 2011 at 5:13am — No Comments
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson
I wonder sometimes if some of us even know what happiness is. It seems like many of us find it easier to accept day-to-day boredom and even unhappiness…Continue
Added by Ray on September 7, 2011 at 4:49am — No Comments
“The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.”
I hope things are going as well for you as they have suddenly started going for me. I have had a leisurely holiday weekend, for you who are not in the US yesterday was a national holiday,…Continue
Added by Ray on September 6, 2011 at 5:25am — No Comments
It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.
Yesterday morning I had a brief conversation with a friend who…Continue
Added by Ray on September 2, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments