Monday, April 18, 2011


As I grow older, part of my emotional survival plan must be to actively seek inspiration instead of passively waiting for it to find me. (Bebe Moore Campbell in Black Pearls by Eric V. Copage, 17 September)

Learning is forever in my control. The decision is personal and perhaps must be made each day anew. The choice is mine. (Casey and Vanceburg, The Promise Of A New Day, 25 March)

If you think education is expensive - try ignorance. (Derek Bok in The Book Of Choices by Mike Magee, M.D., p. 230)


Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was impacted by the severe weather this weekend. These events are a constant reminder of how dangerous life on this planet can be. Also in our thoughts and prayers are family and friends who are dealing with serious illness in their own life or the lives of their loved ones. Which reminds all of us that each day of good health is a blessing, not to be taken lightly.

We are also grateful to the company that offered a job to our nephew who has been looking for work for quite a while. We are praying for friends and family who are looking for work. Don't give up! Remain engaged in the process. Don't take "no" for an answer, call back, write again, drop in. Network, tell other people you are looking for work, give them a copy of your resume. Maybe they will pass it on to someone at the place where they work. I once got a job because I stood at the front of the Greyhound shuttle from Laurel, MD to Washington, DC and told everyone I was looking for work.

I'm interested in relearning what little I knew about Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). I can't find the CSS I created years ago. I suppose it is on the hard drive of the laptop computer that stopped working. Rather than fret about it, I'll start over and create another style sheet. I have one book I like which has several good chapters on the topic. There's also lots of good information online. This morning I've been looking at the library catalog to see what's available. Many of their books on HTML and CSS are checked out. There seems to be lots of interest in the subject. Creating a style sheet for the genealogy society website could be a big help when we want to create a new page.

I'm having a hard time keeping up my plan for daily reading. In recent weeks I have been struggling to read from each book every day. Once I get behind I have a difficult time getting caught back up.

Over the weekend I bought three new CDs. I don't purchase new CDs very often. I bought one at the Bluegrass show in Virginia and two at Target yesterday. I got Wayne Taylor, Alison Krauss and K.D. Lang. The CDs by the ladies received nice reviews in the newspaper. This morning I remembered to do my weekly download of three free MP3 files from the county library system. I selected three songs from a guitar album by Los Indios Tabajaras.

Mr. Dickie
18/Apr/2011 9:13

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