The Happiest People

Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation – what are they?  They are the happiest people in the world.
   —  William Lyon Phelps
On This Day In:
2015 Jumping Into The Dark
2014 I Would Be Sillier
2013 It Keeps Happening Anyway
2012 Take Time
2011 A Mother’s Lesson
2010 3rd Pair – Shoe Review (DOA and Final)

Got Leisure?

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not.
   —  George Bernard Shaw
On This Day In:
2015 It’s Been Hurtin’ For Quite A While Now
2014 Curious Talent
2013 Eureka
2012 Slow Me
2011 He Said What?!?
2010 Gritty
3 and 3
Just A Hunch
Wall Street – Movie Review
2nd Pair – Shoe Review (Aborted and Final)

What About Friends?

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
   —  Stendhal
(Marie-Henri Beyle is better known by his pen name Stendhal)
On This Day In:
2015 It Tastes Good To Me
2014 Others’ Footsteps
The Not-So-Modern Samurai
2013 Doin’
2012 A Lover
2011 What Have We Found Here

Equal Justice

I have always believed that to have true justice we must have equal harassment under the law.
  —  Paul Krassner
On This Day In:
2015 Not Enough
2014 Are You Even Listening?
2013 Namaste
2012 Looking Up
2011 Et Tu Brute?

BD Quotes

Hi Princess,
Here’s three quotes for your birthday:
I expect to pass through life but once.  If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
  —  William Penn
[Today counts!]
Kindness in words creates confidence.  Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.  Kindness in giving creates love.
  —  Lao-Tzu
[People matter!]
Keep hope alive!
  —  Rev. Jesse Jackson
[Faith restores!]
Happy Birthday!
We love you always,
Mum and Dad


On This Day In:
2015 Princess
2014 Optional
2013 Happy Birthday, Rebecca
2012 Be Not Old
2012 National League Western Division Champions!!!
2011 What Kind Of Work Do You Do?
2010 Another Loser… And Come November

Do Something

The critical ingredient is getting off your ass and doing something.  It’s as simple as that.  A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now.  Not tomorrow.  Not next week.  But today.  They start working on that idea today.
   —  Nolan Bushnell
Founder of Atari, on being an entrepreneur
On This Day In:
2015 What Are You Making Now?
2014 Like Fire Burning In My Heart
2013 Oh Yes He Can!
2012 Enquiries
2011 The Prize: Understanding
2010 Can You Tell My Scanner Works?
Rebecca – The Early Years
James – The Early Years
Brothers By Another Mother

The Business Of Life

At the beginning of the curve, a young person is lacking business experience, competence and self-confidence.  As age increases into the mid-twenties the time is right to start that business.  Now about here, in the late thirties or early forties, chances are this person is too embedded in his corporate career or facing too many financial commitments  –  like kids going to college  –  to take a chance.  If he doesn’t try it by now, chances are slim that he ever will.
   —  Patrick Liles
Describing the bell curve of probability of being an entrepreneur in the course of a lifetime.
On This Day In:
2015 Alone Again, Naturally
2014 Agreed
2013 Smile From Your Heart!
2012 Like You
2011 Got Days?
2010 K9 Humor – Has Anyone Seen My Setter? (Must read!!)
A Longer Blog Than You Want To Read (Probably)
2009 Back and Forth and Round Again…
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