Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

My philological studies have satisfied me that
    a gifted person ought to learn English (barring
    spelling and pronouncing) in thirty hours,
    French in thirty days, and German in thirty years.

                      -Mark Twain
                       "The Awful German Language"

Mark Twain was an optimist.  tftd

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013


    As with most fine things, chocolate has its season.
    There is a simple memory aid that you can use to
    determine whether it is the correct time to order
    chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the
    letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate.

               -Sandra Boynton,
                "Chocolate: The Consuming Passion"

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday, July 29th, 2013

 Golden Oldie

          If A equals success,
          then the formula is A = X + Y + Z.
          X is work.  Y is play.
          Z is keep your mouth shut.

                    -Albert Einstein

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Golden Oldie

           Everything is within walking distance-
                      if you have enough time.

                             -Steve Wright

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

When two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.
                     -Richard Dawkins, biologist and
                      author (b. 1941)
                      A.Word.A.Day 11/7/2012

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

In our world of big names, curiously, our true heroes
      tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion and
      quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues who can be
      admired for something more substantial than his
      well-knownness often proves to be the unsung hero:
      the teacher, the nurse, the mother, the honest cop,
      the hard worker at lonely, underpaid, unglamorous,
      unpublicized jobs.

                        -Daniel J Boorstin, historian, professor,
                         attorney, and writer (1914-2004)
                         A.Word.A.Day  Fri 11/16/2012

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

 Golden Oldie

       Patience comes to those who wait.

                     -Tom Wilson

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind." ~~ William James

Karie **Please share the inspiration by forwarding to friends and family.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday, July 22nd, 2013


               The more we disagree,
               the more chance there is that
               at least one of us is right.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Golden Oldie

                   I want to be what I was
                   when I wanted to be what I am now.

                           -Graffito, London 1980

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

         All the world's a stage
         and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

                          -Sean O'Casey

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Why smart people do dumb things online.

     (One) reason is a fundamental flaw in human nature,
     which is that we think our potential audience is the
     same as our intended audience.

     (Two is)something economists call "present bias." When
     the reward is now, but the risk later, we can't help
     but to embrace the reward and ignore the risk.

                             by Mike Elgan
                             November 17, 201

Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Golden Oldie

            To refuse praise is to seek praise twice.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday, July 12th, 2013

If your feet smell,
                    and your nose runs, ...

                    You may be upside down.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

In the force if Yoda's so strong, construct a sentence with words in
the proper order then why can't he?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

            I know the answer!  The answer
            lies within the heart of all mankind!

            The answer is twelve?
            I think I'm in the wrong building.

                       -Charles Schulz

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Golden Oldie

      One day I was walking in a forest
      and a tree fell and it made no sound.

                     -Steve Wright

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Golden Oldie

    Some people say a decision has to marinate
    before you can make it.  Sometimes that's true.
    But you'll never have all the information you need
    to make a decision.  If you did, it would be
    a foregone conclusion not a decision.

                -David Mahoney
                  _Confessions of a Street-Smart Manager_

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

 Golden Oldie

                    He hadn't time to pen a note.
                    He hadn't time to cast a vote.
                    He hadn't time to sing a song.
                    He hadn't time to right a wrong.

                    He hadn't time to love or give.
                    He hadn't time to really live.
                    From now on he'll have time on end
                    He died today, my 'busy' friend.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Being ignorant is not so much a shame,
                     as being unwilling to learn.

                               - Benjamin Franklin