Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Let It Snow!

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Souvenir of my tour of duty with the 11th Transportation Battalion, at Cat-Lai, Vietnam, 1967-68)

In "How We die," Sherwin Nuland calls addiction, "Chronic habitual suicide." (Susan Cheever, Desire, p. 38)

You must be willing to challenge virtually every behavior pattern in your life that involves food, and be open to new ways of coping with challenges. (Dr. Phil McGraw, The Ultimate Weight Solution, p. 140)

Blaming others is an entertainment which some people like and cannot restrain themselves from. When you see all the harm this blaming causes, you see that it is a sin not to stop people from practicing this entertainment. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom, 27 September)
  • Today it started snowing before dawn. This is the first real snow of the winter. Schools either closed or shutdown early. Ice and rain on top of the snow is predicted. What winter fun!

  • Yesterday I went to the library to drop off some books and CDs that were due. I found other books and CDs to checkout. Almost all of the computers were in use. I reflected on how lucky we are in this country to have free public libraries. My reflection reminded me of my youth in Bellevue, Nebraska when we lived a block away from the park where our small library was located in a little adobe building that for a time housed the firetruck on one end and the library on the other.

Mr. Dickie

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