Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SUNRISE - May 31, 2011

May 31, 2011 Sunrise 5:43 am

"There are many inequities in the world, but one thing we all have in common is the same amount of time each day. God has allotted twenty-four hours to each one of us. Perhaps, because we are products of our fast-paced society, we tend to think and act as though God has short changed us when it comes to time. It is not uncommon to hear comments like, “There just isn’t enough time in a day to do everything I need to do.” “I just don’t know where the time goes.” “I’ll try to find time, but I’m hard pressed for time at the present.” In our day when many people meet themselves coming and going, most people feel pushed for time. The feeling is that there simply aren’t enough hours in a day. Life with all its demands is far too busy.

We fill our conversations with phrases which convey the rush of our modern times. Along with the statements just mentioned, we speak of the peak or rush hour of the day, or we tell family members to get a move on because we don’t have all day. We regularly use words like urgent, priority, or pressing. There was a time when we viewed telegrams as adequate for sending vital information. But today, not only do we have the telephone, fax, email, and the Internet, but we have priority mail, even next-day delivery so we can send an important document or package the very next day thousands of miles away.

With all our modern conveniences and technological advances we should have more leisure time than any period in history, but the opposite is really the case. For most people it’s run, run, run, go, go, go, and so much so most people seem to be out of breath."
 - J. Hampton Keathley

Monday, May 30, 2011

SUNRISE - MAY 30, 2011

May 30, 2011 Sunrise 5:44 am
"If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music.  It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth."  Sydney Smith

"If in the after life there is not music, we will have to import it."  ~Doménico Cieri Estrada

Sunday, May 29, 2011

SUNRISE -May 29, 2011

May 29, 2011 Sunrise 5:44 am

 “There are whole years for which I hope I'll never be cross-examined, for I could not give an alibi.”  ~Mignon McLaughlin

Saturday, May 28, 2011

SUNRISE - May 28, 2011

Time in a Bottle -

May 28, 2011 Sunrise 5:45 am
If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day
Till Eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you
Time in a Bottle, Greatest Love Songs, by Jim Croce  But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go
Through time with
If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you
Classic Hits, by Jim CroceBut there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go
Through time with

Friday, May 27, 2011

SUNRISE - May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011  Sunrise 5:45 a.m.

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Thursday, May 26, 2011

SUNRISE - May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011 Sunrise 5:46 am

"One summer morning at sunrise a long time ago 
I met a little girl with a book under her arm. 
I asked her why she was out so early and 
she answered that there were too many books and 
far too little time. And there she was absolutely right." 

 Tove Jansson

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SUNRISE - May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011 Sunrise 5:48 am

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

SUNRISE - May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011 Sunrise 5:47am

      "This is the only chance you will ever have on this earth with this exciting adventure called Life. So why not plan it, and try to live it as richly and as happily as possible?" - Dale Carnegie

Monday, May 23, 2011

SUNRISE - May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011  Sunrise 5:48 a.m.

"For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum.   We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us."   — Charles Bukowski

Sunday, May 22, 2011

SUNRISE May 22, 2011

May 22, 2011  Sunrise 5:49 a.m.

"The essence of philosophy is that a person so live their life that their happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things." -  Epictetus

SUNRISE - May 21, 2011

Mat 21, 2011 Sunrise 5:49 am
Well, we are still here, as is everybody I know.  Looks as if we will have to create our own rapture and enjoy yet Another Day in Paradise.

"Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you've felt that way." 
Charles Bukowski

Friday, May 20, 2011

SUNRISE: May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011  Sunrise 5:50 am
Some purport that tomorrow May 21, 2011 is The End of Days", so this may be my last post.  In case this is announcement misinformation, I have already gathered information for tomorrow night's post...

On Christmas day, 2010, I started a new daily blog for myself, that, although I share it with those I love, it is mostly for me:  SUNRISE and TIME.   Some times I ramble, but mostly I post a just few quotes about the use of the TIME given us. That is what I choose to put into my head each day.  A lot of the quotes I post are from people that are long since dead.  Do they live on in my posts?  Is my life richer by reading, internalizing, applying and sharing their thoughts and observations?  

Some quotes are famous, some are not.  They all have a thread that we all share.  How valuable is our time?  Long or short, how do we choose to invest it and use the hours we were given.  Centuries ago, human beings were dealing with the same crisis of how they used the time given them and how much of that illusive gift of TIME they might have left.  Nothing has changed, other than we are richer for the thoughts they left behind.

When that final day comes for me, my hope is that I will accept the moment, regretting little, knowing I have loved much, lived well and hopefully, positively impacted a few. 


Thursday, May 19, 2011

SUNRISE May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011 Sunrise 5:50 am

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort” - Herm Albright

“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. - Martha Washington

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

SUNRISE - May 18, 2011

Sarah on Cello
Wouldn't want anybody to think we have just been sitting around, letting our TIME slip away...When we are not planning our 'Bears on Ice' Alaska Glacier Cruise this August we fly and play...

Another Day in Paradise Band - Smoke on the Water 5-14-11

May 18, 2011 Sunrise 5:53 am
Bob Flying                 Sarah Flying           Lise Flying

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SUNRISE - May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011 Sunrise 5:52 am

"In reality, killing time is only the name for another of the multifarious ways by which Time kills us. " - Osbert Sitwell


Monday, May 16, 2011

SUNRISE - May 16, 2011

Open Mic Night - Bob on Bass 1

I-IV-V Blues in A live 5-14-11 - Open Mic Night 

                                                        "Time is what prevents everything from happening at once."

May 16, 2011  Sunrise 5:53 am

Sunday, May 15, 2011

SUNRISE May 15, 2011

May 15, 2011 Sunrise 5:53 am

Bob on Bass Open Mic Night 5-14-11

     “Dream as if you will live forever, live like you will die today.” - James Dean 

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the one thing I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.“ - Unattributed

Sarah - Ballet Demonstration

Sarah- Principal Cellist
outdoor concert 5-14-11
       Fantastic performing arts day for us Saturday.  Sarah played with her school orchestra at an outdoor concert at her school in the morning (very cold and windy), then off to her annual ballet demonstration dance for her class in the afternoon and then 'open-mic' night for May for Bob.  Performed 2 of his 3 song play list - a bit better than last time.  Goal is to have two new songs each month.  

My teacher is going to help the 'Family Von Welton' with a Violin (or piano), Cello, Bass rendition of 'House of the rising Sun for the three of us to perform live at an upcoming open mic night.  How cool will that be?