Monday, April 30, 2012

I Can Do It

Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it is impossible for anyone to accomplish.  But whatever is possible for another, believe you too, are capable of it. (Marcus Aurelius in One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 24 April) 30 April 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Have A Good Day

... the day is going to be precisely what it is regardless of how you label it.

Stop believing that there are such things as bad days.  Don't kid yourself.  Days just are.
(Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings, p. 184, 189)

29 April 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Are You On Track?

Is being busy all the time your way of avoiding what you might learn in the quiet places? (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 26 March)

Being on the right track has very little value if you are standing still. (after Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings, p. 224)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Earthly Possessions

Earthly possessions dazzle our eyes and delude us into thinking that they can provide security and freedom from anxiety. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost Of Discipleship, p. 197) 27 April 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cloud Computing

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little.  Do what you can. (Sydney Smith in Touchstones, 9 April)

I'm interested in Cloud Computing.  I've signed up for accounts on:
  • Google Drive
  • SkyDrive
  • Minus
  • Dropbox
  • Amazon Cloud
I created YouTube playlists for a number of the Cloud Computing applications.

Here's one more link to a playlist about Windows 7 Backup.

Mr. Dickie
26 April 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Google Drive

Everything that exists in the world, does so independent of your opinion about it. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings, p. 183)


On 24 April 2012 Google Drive cloud storage was released by Google.  Each account is given 5Gb of cloud storage.  The Google Drive replaces the application I was using which was called, Google Docs.

Today I'm posting links to YouTube videos and Internet articles which provide information and opinions about the new application.

Google Drive's Folder View

Mr. Dickie
25 April 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


[Ostentation can be defined as being in a state where] we want other people to see our achievements and to be put to shame. (after Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost Of Discipleship, p. 19) 24 April 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Fate Of All Mankind

"Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules.  The fate of all mankind I see is in the hands of fools." (Peter Sinfield, lyrics sung by the rockband, King Crimson from the book, The End Of Reason by Ravi Zacharias, p. 116)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I Don't Know

If you really want to get yourself in trouble, act like you don't know, when you know that you know! (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 8 April) 21 April 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Reality Check

People who are constantly cursing reality doom themselves to lives of needless anger and frustration.  They are apt to victimize themselves ... (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings, p. 186) 21 April 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Where Am I?

If you hang onto the idea that you cannot help what you think and feel, and that these are ways you have been programmed, then you are just plain stuck where you are right now. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings, p. 201) 20 April 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012


All your life you are subject to change even if you do not want to be. (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 3, Chapter 33, p. 124) 19 April 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Judgments And Reality

If you conduct your life according to the belief that judgments and reality are the same thing, you are in for a warehouse full of self-imposed woes. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings, p. 185) 18 April 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Many people have been sent off to die in stupid wars because it was "the right thing to do," even though both sides end up shaking their heads when the whole thing is over.  People often believe that allegiance to a country, a team, a school, or whatever, is always right, and that having a contrary opinion is definitely wrong. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings, p. 191) 17 April 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Radio Station

The brain is like a one-frequency, twenty-four hour a day radio station.  Have you ever been able to turn it down or turn it off? (Richard E. Henthorn, 6 January 2012) 16 April 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Reading And Writing Program

I follow my daily reading and writing program for instruction and emotional support I cannot find elsewhere.  I know I need not accept everything I read, but  the thinking process it engenders will set me on the right path. (after One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 6 April)

Do you understand what you are reading? ... How can you, unless someone guides you? (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 14 May)

There are things in the world I want to change, and I'm going to work on them.  Those things I can't change, and which I dislike, I will stop expecting to be different, since my expectations will always end up being disconfirmed, and therefore upset me. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings, p. 186)

Consider what you'd like to do, and then let God decide how and if it needs to be done. (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 29 March)
15 April 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Everyday Justice

... one of the prime bases of our legal system seems to be to discourage most people from seeking "everyday justice" by making it seldom worth its price. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings, p. 219) 14 April 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Face It

Rather than face what is really going on, we will sit in the middle of a mess and call it a garden. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 13 April) 13 April 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Chasing Away Dread

Listening to music we love or reading an inspirational passage in a favorite book chases away the dread we might be feeling.. (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 7 April) 12 April 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It Is, What It Is

People are who they are and do what they do whether or not you like it or agree with them. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until today! 4 March)

(Photo: Mr. Dickie - Doctor's Hospital in Greenbelt, MD)

Plan as you like and arrange everything as best you can, yet you will always encounter some suffering whether you want to or not. (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 2, Chapter 12, p. 79) 11 April 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Is That All There Is?

... if this ends up to be all there is, wouldn't it be nice to enjoy it more? (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 26 February)

... there is a great deal of carelessness, even with careful people, in regard to their thoughts. (Hannah Whitall Smith in A Gentle Spirit, 25 January)

I have learned

  • silence from the talkative;
  • tolerance from the intolerant and
  • kindness from the unkind.

I should not be ungrateful to those teachers.
(Kahlil Gibran: Sand & Foam in One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 27 March)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Thoughts

(Photo: Mr. Dickie - Train Station at Frostburg, MD)

If you are what you do, then when you don't, you aren't. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings, p. 151)

How often do you silently do a task simply because it has to be done? (after Penney Schwab in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 28 March)

I'll seek out a good conversation today.  If no one is handy, I'll read a book and look up all the words I'm not familiar with. (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 24 January)

... people do not change just because I want them to change! (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 26 February)
9 April 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday

(Photo: Mr. Dickie - Emmitsburg, MD)

I have never for one instant seen clearly within myself.  How then would you have me judge the deeds of others. (Maurice Maeterlink in Touchstones, 26 February)

The sympton of the anger-sickness is an uncontrollable impulse to judge and condem someone else. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 9 March)

Doing something that we feel good about never loses its importance to our lives. (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 28 January)

... a careless person who abandons his course is tempted in many ways. (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 13, p. 42)

No work is of value without preparation.  Every spiritual work must have behind it much spiritual preparation. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 28 February)

I will try to be more objective and not take personally everything that is said and done. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 20 February)

I'll take stock of how I really want to spend this day.  I can keep it as simple and quiet as fits my need. (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 12 January)

Saturday, April 7, 2012


(Photo: Mr. Dickie - dogs next door)

... most of what happens in a day is of little lasting consequence. (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 14 March)

A long life does not always improve us; in fact, it often adds to our problems! (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 23, p. 55)

If you had an extended illness or recovery from surgery or have grieved the loss of someone close to you, you know something about the isolating impact of illness and grief. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 7 June)

Anxiety, it seems, is the raw material of guilt.  At the very least, anxiety is a standard companion to good behavior. (Ratey and Johnson, Shadow Syndromes, p. 281)

We look at our fellow men too much from the standpoint of our own prejudices. (Elizabeth Prentiss in A Gentle Spirit, 1 April)

You always have options.  In every situation, you can chose how you are going to deal with it and how you are going to feel about it. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings, p. 208)

[Blows or trauma to the head are never trivial.] Inside the brain, a car crash today keeps right on happening tomorrow and the day after; it is a terrifying process to contemplate. (Ratey and Johnson, Shadow Syndromes, p. 344)

... trouble comes to pass, not to stay. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 31 January)

... the easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want.  This principle works equally well for individuals, corporations, societies, and nations. (Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws, p., 31)

Many of us grew up in families with an addicted parent. (Touchstones, 6 January)

It is not a sign of loving someone to withhold information you think will distrub them. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 16 February)

If the best man's faults were written on his forehead, it would make him pull his hat over his eyes. (Gaelic Proverb, in Touchstones, 8 February)

"Mediocrity finds safety in standardization." (Frederick Crane in Pulling Your Own Strings by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, p. 77)

Gangs are classic examples of mass cowardice. (Craig Nakken, Finding Your Moral Compass, p. 115)
7 April 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Transfer Of Power

... persons or groups that come to power rarely want to leave those positions. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 19 July) 6 April 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

World Economy

(Melva with her latest quilt)

Currently the economy is bad in many countries, which forces people to work extra hours to make ends meet.  Why does it surprise us to realize that stress, depression, heart problems, and burnout now characterize people in our world? (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 20 July) 5 April 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Movement Is Progress

(Melva's Orchid - photo Mr. Dickie)

You only live once, so why should you live at the mercy of man-made institutions?  Obviously you shouldn't, and you won't any longer when you decide to stop being a victim? (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings, p. 181)

... the first step to amendment is to realize that something has gone wrong. (William Barclay, The Revelation Of John, Vol. 1, p. 65)

Even small movement is progress. (Touchstones, 4 March)

Live each day as well as you can, for yourself and everyone you encounter. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 1 April)
4 April 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Time Passes

Time passes without effort, but you won't. 
Mr. Dickie, 6 March 2012)
3 April 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

You Have A Choice

[You have] ... a choice:
to ruminate about all the

  • could haves,
  • should haves and
  • would haves

or to be thankful for the things that were.
(Roberta Messner in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 1 April)
2 April 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Personal Inventory

You can take a personal inventory at any time.  If adjustments are indicated you can start immediately without getting anyone else involved. (Mr. Dickie after Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 28 March) 28 March 2012