Friday, September 30, 2011

SUNRISE - September 30, 2011

September 30, 2011  Sunrise 6:34 a.m.

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change."
- Barbara de Angelis

Thursday, September 29, 2011

SUNRISE - September 29, 2011

"It doesn't matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn't matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years -- we turn on the light and it is illuminated."   - Sharon Salzberg

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SUNRISE - September 28, 2011

"As I go through all kinds of feelings and experiences in my journey through life -- delight, surprise, chagrin, dismay -- I hold this question as a guiding light: "What do I really need right now to be happy?" 

What I come to over and over again is that only qualities as vast and deep as love, connection and kindness will really make me happy in any sort of enduring way."
- Sharon Salzberg

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SUNRISE - September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011 - Sunrise 6:32 a.m.
"In a true partnership, the kind worth striving for, the kind worth insisting on,  both people try to give as much or even a little more than they get. "Deserves" is not the point. And "owes" is certainly not the point. The point is to make the other person as happy as we can, because their happiness adds to ours. The point is -- in the right hands, everything that you give, you get."
- Amy Bloom

Monday, September 26, 2011

SUNRISE - September 26, 2011

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
September 26, 2011 - Sunrise 6:31 a.m.
- E. B. White

Sunday, September 25, 2011

SUNRISE - September 25, 2011

September 25, 2011 - Sunrise
"If you want to succeed in the world you must make your own opportunities as you go on. 

The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time coming. 

You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence."   - John B. Gough

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SUNRISE - September 24, 2011

September 24, 2011 - Sunrise 6:29 a.m.
"The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important."
 Martin Luther King, Jr. 

SUNRISE - September 23, 2011

September 23, 2011 - Sunrise 6: 29 a.m.

"Life is like a taxi.
 The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still." -- Lou Erickso

Thursday, September 22, 2011

SUNRISE - September 22, 2011

‘’Nothing is impossible.  The word itself says: 
I’m Possible” 
Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

SUNRISE - September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011 Sunrise 6:27 a.m.
"The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us."  - Voltaire

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SUNRISE - September 20, 2011

September 20, 2011 - Sunrise 6:24 a.m.
"Believe that LIFE is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." - William James

Monday, September 19, 2011

SUNRISE - September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011 - Sunrise 6:23 a.m.
"To achieve great things, we must LIVE as though we never going to die." - Marquis de Vauvenargues

Sunday, September 18, 2011

SUNRISE - September 18, 2011

September 18, 2011 - Sunrise 6:22 a.m.
"In the TIME we have, it is surely our duty to do all the good we can, to all the people we can, in all the ways we can."  - William Barclay

Saturday, September 17, 2011

SUNRISE - September 17, 2011

September 17, 2011 Sunrise 6:21 a.m.
"Life is Now...this day, this hour...and is probably the only experience of the kind one is to have."  - Charles Malcolm Flandrau

Friday, September 16, 2011

SUNRISE - September 16, 2011

Maine - September 16, 2011 Sunrise 6:23 a.m.

Made the grand leap today and officially went part time to have more TIME for the really important adventures, yet to be experienced ... Open Mic night tomorrow eve.  I am on the bill....

"One day your life will flash before your eyes...make sure it is worth watching.." [for Nick]

Thursday, September 15, 2011

SUNRISE - September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011 Sunrise 6:22 a.m.
Sixteen years today

"Without love I can do nothing, with love there is nothing I cannot do."

"There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved."

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SUNRISE - September 14, 2011

September 14, 2011 Sunrise 6: 19 a.m.
Sixteen years ago on this day I was nervous as Hell about my pending marriage to Lise.  Zero regrets, best thing I have ever done with my TIME.  Sixteen years tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SUNRISE - September 13, 2011

September 13, 2011 Sunrise 6:19 a.m.
"He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed".   - William James

Monday, September 12, 2011

SUNRISE - September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011 Sunrise 6:18 a.m.
"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."    Winston Churchill 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

SUNRISE - September 11, 2011

September 11, 2011

The sun rose again for me today.

September 11, 2011 - Sunrise 6:17 a.m.
I was there with my family to see it.

There was food in the refrigerator.  The A/C was functioning.  There were nice cars in the driveway.

I had far too many articles of clothing hanging in the closet.  I have nice neighbors in a nice neighborhood.  I am gainfully employed, as are my children and my relatives.

We are all healthy.  We could all afford to go to the movies and dinner if we chose to do so.  I can leave my city, my state, my country, fly around the world any time I wish and come back, without needing anyone's permission.

I am using a fairly new computer, hooked to the internet, to make this post.  Upon publication, my family and followers will be able to view it, rather instantly, on their PCs, MACS,  IPads, or Smart Phones.  Not all of these benefits of a comfortable life are as readily available to many around the world.

There were many men, women, children, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers at the World Trade Center NYC,  that as of this date, ten years ago were denied the next sunrise.

September 11, 2001 is the 'Pearl Harbor' for our generation.  There are those that wish to strip us of all the freedoms listed above.  Freedom is not always free.

Always remember; never forget.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

SUNRISE - September 10, 2011

September 10, 2011 Sunrise 6:16 a.m.

“Think not thy time short in this world, since the world itself is not long. The created world is but a small parenthesis in eternity”.   - Sir Thomas Browne

Friday, September 9, 2011

SUNRISE - September 9, 2011

September 9, 2011 Sunrise 6:16 a.m.
From my bedroom window

“Time flies and draws us with it. The moment in which I am speaking is already far from me. Or in French ;Le temps fruit, et nous traine avec soi: Le moment ou je parle est deja loin de moi.   -  Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

Thursday, September 8, 2011

SUNRISE - September 8, 2011

“For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night".  -  Bible:  Psalms (ch. XC, v. 4)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

SUNRISE - September 7, 2011

September 7, 2011 Sunrise 6:15 .m.

"For our allotted time is the passing of a shadow, and there is no return from our death, because it is sealed up and no one turns back"   Bible: Wisdom of Solomon

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

SUNRISE - September 6, 2011

September 6, 2011 Sunrise 6:14 a.m.

"COMMITMENT is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words.
It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism."

The world renowned pianist, Van Cliburn, after one of his magnificent concerts was approached by an admirer who had been in the audience.

The emotional fan grasped Cliburn's hand and said,
"I would give my life to be able to play the piano like that."
The pianist smiled and replied..."I DID."

Monday, September 5, 2011

SUNRISE - September 5, 2011


          "I have seen the future and it's like the present, only longer."   
              • Dan Quisenberry

Sunday, September 4, 2011

SUNRISE - September 4, 2011

September 4, 2011 - Sunrise 6:13 a.m.

Wow! Lived long enough to blog from my Android. How cool. A good use of my time!  More technology awaits..just learned a new trick - ergo: I am not an old dog just yet.

Sent from my Samsung Captivate(tm) on AT&T

Saturday, September 3, 2011

SUNRISE - September 3, 2011

“Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go”.  - Josh Billings

SUNRISE - September 2, 2011

September 2, 2-11 Sunrise 6:09 a.m.

"Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred".  - W N Taylor

Thursday, September 1, 2011

SUNRISE - September 1, 2011

September 1, 2011 - Sunrise 6:08 a.m.

       "Imagine a donut, fired from a cannon at the speed of light while rotating. Time is like that, except without the cannon and the donut".   -   Dilbert