Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Photo: Miss Melva - Mr. Dickie at Kennett Square, PA
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Yesterday I noticed that the LDS have an Internet radio station with two channels and a couple of podcasts.
28 January 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - The Great Pumpkin
... men can lose their country if it is represented by an anti-Christian regime.
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Introduction to The Cost Of Discipleship, p. 29) 27 January 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - Emmitsburg, MD
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - one of our hydrangeas grown from a cutting
Monday, January 23, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - in our side yard
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Last night I listened to the hour-long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Emmylou Harris as a member of The Grand Ole Opry via the streaming audio of WSM 650 am in Nashville, TN. They were performing in The Ryman. Emmylou invited lots of guest: Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin, Buddy Miller, Kimmie Rhodes. While listening to the program I discovered that The Cracker Barrel website has an Internet radio station.
22 January 2012
22 January 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
21 January 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Old Cape Henry Lighthouse - Fort Story, VA
Thursday, January 19, 2012
19 January 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - Blackwater Falls, WV
Ask yourself these questions.
- Did you see it coming?
- If not, why not?
18 January 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
In my opinion, Mr. Sachs did an outstanding job of describing what went wrong with America. His suggestions for the changes that will be necessary to fix the mess are well thought out.
Here are three quotes from the book.
- In fiscal year 2011, the federal government covered around 39 percent of its spending, roughly $1.4 trillion of $3.6 trillion, by borrowing. (p. 209)
- There is no way to increase the scale of government if the government remains as incompetent and corrupt as it is today. (p. 210)
- The quality of life is deteriorating because we refuse to pay for the public goods needed for civilized society. (p. 211)
I posted that I read the book to both, weRead and LibraryThing.
17 January 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - at Cumberland, MD Railroad Station
(Larsen and Hegarty, Believing In Myself, 24 December)
16 January 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - Dry lock on the C and O Canal
People who have no future hope have no motivation for life today. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 836)
Not everybody who asks for help should receive it. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 800)
True reconciliation is not cheap; there is a price to pay. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 810)
I learned how to add comments to the thirty-eight videos I selected for my Sampler playlist I created for Mr. Dickie's Channel on YouTube. There's a link to the Featured video page in the sidebar of this blog page. You do not need to create a YouTube account to watch the music videos.
15 January 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - Old Bowie, MD
(after Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 764)
Chronic suspiciousness is a character flaw, not a compliment. (Larsen and Hegarty, Believing In Myself, 16 December)
I will not yield to my compulsion to go on talking after I have made my point ... (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 1 December)
I continue to work on a project to create a YouTube channel for MrDickie1939. I've made good progress. I have it working with a Featured page which includes five Favorite videos. There's a link to the Channel in the sidebar of this blog.
14 January 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." (Albert Einstein in Wisdom Of The Ages by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, p. 222)
There are certain things in which a man cannot change his mind but must abide forever by the choice he has made. (William Barclay, The Letter To The Hebrews, p. 184)
I don't know how you view the world situation, but, it seems obvious to me that things are in a desperate state. (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 354)
13 January 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Today demonstrate forbearance in your language, your actions, and your reactions. A calm, well thought out response has a soothing effect on others. (Helen Steiner Ricer, From The Heart, 5 December)
Judgment comes from experience and great judgment comes from bad experience. (Senator Bob Packwood in Believing In Myself by Larsen and Hegarty, 11 December)
[A] ... compulsive drive for perfection - an unrealistic idealism - can be a neurotic symptom as difficult to deal with as the alcoholic's compulsion to drink. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 23 December)
Last night I watched some of the weekly Wednesday night streaming video of the Music City Roots show from the Barn at the Loveless Cafe in Nashville, TN. There were some technical difficulties this week that seemed to grow worse as the program continued. The performer that I wanted to see was, John Cowan. He came on at beginning of the show. I hadn't heard of any of the other acts.
12 January 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
When we do what works why are we so surprised that it works?
(Rev. David Stier in Believing In Myself by Larsen and Hegarty, 9 December)
Yesterday I ordered, downloaded and installed version five of the Roots Magic genealogy program on the new Toshiba laptop. Before yesterday there was no genealogy program on the new computer. In the days ahead I will be setting up the folders for the new program and moving the genealogy files from version three of Roots Magic on the old desktop computer. I'm looking forward to being able to once again share the work I did in the past. It's also going to be fun to try out some of the features of the program that I wasn't able to use in the past. If health and interest hold up in 2012 I should be able to accomplish some interesting genealogy projects. I'll keep you posted on my genealogy blogs.
9 January 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - Cunningham Falls, MD during dry season
Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.
(Edward R. Murrow in Believing In Myself by Larsen and Hegarty, 4 December)
8 January 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Today, January 6th is Epiphany. Perhaps you are like me and need some help to remember what this is all about. I decided to submit a second post today with a link to a website I selected because I think it will help us out.
'via Blog this'
Photo: Mr. Dickie
Christmas Tree In The Great Hall Of The Library of Congress
The only possible way to improve the conditions of one's life is to improve one's emotional condition. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 29 November)
To search out the reasons for my own [behaviors] is a voyage of discovery. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 3 December)
Start somewhere to unhook your mind from confusions, but don't do anything about your problems until you can see them more clearly. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 21 December)
There is no easy way through life. (The Promise Of A New Day, 19 December)
6 January 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita, KS
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - Strasburg, PA
...the world is full of people who would love you to behave in whatever ways are most convenient for them. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pull Your Own Strings, p. xiv)
"How rarely we weigh our neighbor in the same balance in which we weigh ourselves." (Thomas 'A Kempis, in Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary by Warren W. Wiersbe, p. 731)
...comparing one person to another negates each person's uniqueness and is often insulting to each person individually, and comparisons will never lead you to self-knowledge. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Wisdom Of The Ages, p. 256)
Speculating on other people's attitudes and motives is a waste of time and effort. To search out the reasons for my own is a voyage of discovery. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 3 December)
Let them talk, whoever "they" may be. (Eric V. Copage, Black Pearls, 27 December)
You don't get to judge what other people have or how other people live. (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 29 December)
One of the hardest lessons to learn is that for all our good intentions, we can still royally mess up other people's lives. (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 15 November)
We tend to emulate the people we admire, so be careful about the heroes you select. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 804)
It is easy to lose what you have gained by making friends with the wrong people. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 841)
We need to consider our relationships continually, and make sure we are doing our part to nourish them so they thrive. (Eric V. Copage, Black Pearls, 16 December)
4 January 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - "The Road To Paradise" - Strasburg, PA
Monday, January 2, 2012
Photo: Mr. Dickie - Blackwater Falls, WV
I maintained my interest in blogging throughout 2011. I plan to continue posting to my four Google blogs in 2012 as time and interest dictates. Here's a short recap of my blogging efforts.
- Mr. Dickie's Blog - 347 posts
- Arrow Prayers - 346 posts
- Henthorn Website Obits - 21 posts
- Henthorn Website News - 62 posts
- Total - 776 posts
2 January 2012