You talk about a revolution


-Bumper sticker of the week: I’ve taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me, send money.


-Quotes of the week: “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is miracle.” Albert Einstein


“We at the end of the last century were finding ourselves with big houses and broken homes, high incomes and low morale, secured rights and diminished civility. We were excelling at making a living but too often failing at making a life.” David Myers


-Street Corner Revolution: We need more gathering places to share time, space, and ideas with each other. By reclaiming community oriented places, we plant the seeds for better communication, community empowerment, and a revitalized local culture. Join the Street Corner Revolution.


-Five things you can always count on:

     1. Taxes will go up.

     2. On a bus, train, plane, the person sitting next to you will always be a moron.

     3. When washing socks, one will always come up missing.

     4. As soon as the warranty is up, it will break.

     5. When you are super hungry for, willing to die for, that one special treat you like to indulge yourself with, they will be out of it.


-Subtle ways to make a difference:

     * Hold the door open for someone.

     * Say “Thank you” at least twice per day.

     * Mow the neighbor’s lawn.

     * Visit a shut-in or someone alone in the hospital.

     * Give $20 to someone you know who could use it.

     * Volunteer.

     * Write a letter to the editor about an issue that moves you.

     * Get involved with something. Anything. Try to make a difference.


-Seeking serenity:

     * The harder you look, the less likely you’ll be able to find it.

     * Serenity has nothing to do with the chatter around you, or for that matter, where you are at, be it a mountain cabin or a busy street corner.

     * Quieting your thoughts is the first step towards the possibility of finding serenity.

     * Serenity cannot be found at the bottom of a bottle, or in the thrill of a pill.

     * You have to let go of anger, resentments, regrets, revenge. If you were fishing and caught a snake, would you put it on the stringer? Some things have to be let go.

     * As big a shock as this might be, the world will go on without you. Accepting this moves you a giant step forward in finding serenity.

     * When it is all said and done, you will discover that serenity was always right there, waiting.

-Some things I’ve learned hanging around older people:

     * I’ve never heard of some of these illnesses.

     * The memories of sex seem to linger on.

     * These folks get up early, go to bed early, and are always late.

     * Older and wiser don’t necessarily mix.

     * At age 65, each birthday becomes more important, as much out of surprise as anything.

     * If I had my choice of sitting with a group of younger people under age 21, or a group of older people over as 65, I’d stay at home.

     * You come to understand that age doesn’t make a whole lot of difference, but living life does. It seems to add up to doing it the best you can.