We should have much peace if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others. (Thomas 'a Kempis in Courage to Change, 29 January)
It's true: obesity - just like starvation - is a disease of malnutrition. ... Amazingly there are as many obese people in the world as there are people suffering from starvation! (Dr. Phil McGraw, The Ultimate Weight Solution, p. 279)
It is quite easy to shout slogans, to sign manifestos, but it is quite a different matter to build, manage, command, spend days and nights seeking the solution of problems. (Patrice Lumumba in Abounding Grace by M. Scott Peck, p. 351)
- Over time I have learned to expect problems with my personal computers. There's always something going on. Months ago I was signed on to the desktop computer when there was a nearby lightning strick. The two CD drives and the ability to connect to the Internet were damaged. There were some photographs on the computer at the time of the accident. This week I have been working on a project to copy them from the broken computer to a thumb drive. It's inconvenient because the two USB ports are on the back of the computer. I have to lay on the floor, under a table to attach or detach the thumb drive. It seems to me that after the thumb drive is attached the mouse response is slowed. That's a small price to pay if I can recover the photos this way. Yesterday I made good progress creating eight folders on the thumb drive and copying the appropriate photographs into the folders. More work remains to recover the remaining photos. The end is in sight.