Sunday, July 31, 2011

SUNRISE - July 31, 2011

July 31, 2011 6:09 a.m.

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

SUNRISE - July 30, 2011

July 30, 2011 Sunrise 6:08 a.m.

"Saturday night is your big night. Everybody used to fry up fish and have one hell of a time. Find me playing till sunrise for 50 cents and a sandwich. And be glad of it. And they really liked the low-down blues."  - Muddy Waters 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

SUNRISE - July 28, 2011

The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.  ~Author unknown, in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11, "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SUNRISE - July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011 Sunrise 6:05 a.m.


 "Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits."
- Robert Brault

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

SUNRISE - July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011 Sunrise 6:02 a.m.

"If you are surprised at the number of maladies, count your cooks."Seneca
"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not." - Mark Twain

Sunday, July 24, 2011

SUNRISE - July 24, 2011

"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see."  ~Neil Postman

"Children make you want to start life over."  ~Muhammad Ali

"While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about."
~Angela Schwindt

 "A little girl is sugar and spice and everything nice - especially when she's taking a nap."  ~Author Unknown

              ...happy birthday Sarah (finally a real teenager at 13).

July 24, 2011 Sunrise 6:01 a.m.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SUNRISE - July 23, 2011

July 23, 2011 Sunrise 6:00 a.m.

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
- C. S. Lewis

Friday, July 22, 2011

SUNRISE - July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011 Sunrise 5:58 a.m.
"To comprehend a man's life, it is necessary to know not merely what he does but also what he purposely leaves undone. There is a limit to the work that can be got out of a human body or a human brain, and he is a wise man who wastes no energy on pursuits for which he is not fitted; and he is till wiser who, from among the things that he can do well, chooses and resolutely follows the best." - John Hall Gladstone

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

SUNRISE - July 20, 2011

It's not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed, it is the things we do not. - Randy Pausch,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SUNRISE - July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011 Sunrise 5:57 a.m.

"The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people."    Randy Pausch

Monday, July 18, 2011

SUNRISE - July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011 Sunrise 5:56 a.m.

"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer."    Randy Pausch 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

SUNRISE - July 17, 2011

July 17, 2011 Sunrise 5:55 a.m.
"Time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think."  —  Randy Pausch 

Our grandson Kyan and the beautiful custom quilt  lovingly made by Lise.

As with all kids, he is most fascinated by the box.  

Somewhere in those last two sentences I think there just may be multiple lessons for all of us.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

SUNRISE - July 16, 2011

July 16, 2011 Sunrise 5:55 a.m.

   “I have long ago lost my belief in immortality – also my interest in it.” – Mark Twain

   Today's harvest from the garden.  A pumpkin.  A cucumber.  Two onions.  Nine miniature strawberries.  Need recipe.


Friday, July 15, 2011

SUNRISE - July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011 Sunrise 5:54 a.m.
...just in case I tend to be filled with self-importance and think that the 'things' I have filled my life with will have much importance once I am gone vs. any personal legacy left for those that live beyond ... I am reminded:

I met a traveler from an antique land

Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:

"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" 

Nothing beside remains. 
Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,

The lone and level sands stretch far away...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SUNRISE - July 12, 2011

July 12, 2011  Sunrise 5:52 am

“Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good; do good. Be kind; be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.” - Swami Sivananda

Monday, July 11, 2011

SUNRISE - July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011 Sunrise 5:52

 “Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts.” -  Einstein

Sunday, July 10, 2011

SUNRISE - July 10, 2011

July 10, 2011 Sunrise 5:51 a.m.

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure." – Wolfdyke  , sunset

Saturday, July 9, 2011

SUNRISE - July 9, 2011

July 9, 2011 Sunrise 5:50 a.m.

"It's never to late to become who you could have been."  - George Herbert

A new song performed live each month.  White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane  last month and Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum


Friday, July 8, 2011

SUNRISE - July 8, 2011

July 8, 2011 Sunrise 5:50 am

"To leave is to die a little... 
one leaves behind a little of oneself at any hour, at any place."  
 Edmond Haracourt

Thursday, July 7, 2011

SUNRISE - July 7, 2011

July 7, 2011 Sunrise 5:49 a.m.

"Have you not done tormenting me with your accursed time! It's abominable! When! When! One day, is that not enough for you, one day he went dumb, one day I went blind, one day we'll go deaf, one day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second, is that not enough for you?"
SAMUEL BECKETT, Waiting for Godot

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

SUNRISE - July 6, 2011

July 6, 2011 Sunrise 5:48 am

"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist." -- Louis Nizer

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

SUNRISE - July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011  Sunrise 5:48 a.m.

"If a man does his best, what else is there?” - George S. Patton

Power went out for awhile tonight.

1.  I know where our candles are

2.  I know we are short on D batteries

3.  I know I am glad we have a gas stove and a BBQ

4.  I know the TV is not a necessary part of my daughter's evening

5.  I know it was very easy to turn down the volume while practicing my electric bass


Monday, July 4, 2011

SUNRISE - July 4, 2011

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” AE

July 4, 2011 Sunrise 5:47 am
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."  AE

Sunday, July 3, 2011

SUNRISE - July 3, 2011

July 3, 2011 Sunrise 5:46 am

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind, to find out if they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got, and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” - William James

Saturday, July 2, 2011

SUNRISE - July 2, 2011

July 2, 2011 Sunrise 5:46 am

    Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” - Dalai Lama

    "Don't count the days, make the days count."  - Muhammad Ali

Friday, July 1, 2011

SUNRISE - July 1, 2011


“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself”. - Andy Warhol