Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Library

The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.
(Albert Einstein in The Little Free Library Book by Margaret Aldrich, p. 28)
29 September 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015


... how precious memories are. They live in our hearts and minds, waiting to whisper back to us. Sometimes they come in difficult times, giving strength and hope. Or, they come simply to touch us with affection.
(Sue Monk Kidd, Firstlight, p. 22-23)


I'm working on a project to move the Bowie Seniors Computer Club (BSCC) web pages from Comcast to our new host, GreenGeeks.  Comcast will discontinue website support on October 8, 2015.  As part of the project I added a BSCC logo and navigation buttons to all pages except one that I don't maintain.  I also learned how to make the old website redirect automatically to the new home page.  I created a TinyURL: tinyurl.com/bscchome for folks who would rather not use the long URL to take them to the new homepage.  I'm using HTML that I key rather than an HTML generator.

Dick Henthorn
26 September 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

What You Prefer

What you prefer is not superior to what others prefer.
(Gary Zukav and Linda Francis, Thoughts From The Heart of the Soul, p. 143)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thou Hast Forgotten

When thou are troubled about anything,
thou hast forgotten this,
that all things happen according to the universal nature; and

forgotten this,
that a man's wrongful act is nothing to thee; and

further thou has forgotten this,
that everything which happens, always happened so and will happen so, and now happens so everywhere;

forgotten this too,
how close is the kinship between a man and the whole human race, for it is a community, not of a little blood or seed, but of intelligence.

And thou hast forgotten this too,
that every man's intelligence is a god, and is an efflux of the deity; and

forgotten this,
that nothing is a man's own, but that his child and his body and his very soul came from the deity;

forgotten this,
that everything is opinion; and

lastly thou has forgotten that
every man lives the present time only, and loses only this.
(Marcus Aurelius, in Inspiration by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, p. 78-9)
24 September 2013

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


The soul is inclined toward the past rather that the future, toward attachment to people, places, and events rather than detachment, and so it is not quick to move on. In outer life, we may leave a person or a place, but in memory and dream the soul clings to those former attachments.
(Thomas Moore, Soul Mates, p. 6)
22 September 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Personal Stories

Discovering our personal stories is a spiritual quest. Without such stories we cannot be fully human, for without them we are unable to articulate or even understand our deepest experiences.
(Sue Monk Kidd, Firstlight, p. 16)
22 September 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015


Attempting to do something, even if it doesn't succeed, is inspiring because we don't tend to regret what we do, we regret what we didn't do.
(Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Inspiration, p. 73)
18 September 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Material Possessions

If we complain about any area of our lives that involves material possessions, it's a signal we don't have the right balance.
(Alexandra Stoddard, The Art Of The Possible, p. 9)
17 September 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It's Our Choice

Melva's gladiolus in our backyard

We are being urged from every side [by technology and media] to become efficient rather than intimate.
(Thomas Moore, Soul Mates, p. xvii)
16 September 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Dick and Melva in Annapolis, MD

Mature people think about the reality of their problems.

We all need wake up calls to get us serious about changing.
(Cloud & Townsend, God Will Make A Way, p. 259)

The contented, well-adjusted, person has no need to look for flaws in others.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 1 April)
15 September 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015


Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.
(George Bernard Shaw, playwright, in Words That Matter by the editors of The Oprah Magazine, p. 2)
13 September 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Melva with some tomatoes from our backyard.

I am very grateful to be exactly where I am today. I do not need to be a victim of my past or controlled by circumstances.
(Ruth Fishel, Time For Joy, 5 July)

This past week I neglected blogging for several days.  I also missed a day or to of daily reading. Recently I added several books to the stack of books that I read from each day.  I'm looking forward to the challenge of reading for a few more minutes each morning.

I've been working on some genealogy projects that are time consuming.

Dick Henthorn
13 September 20015

Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

Remembering September 11, 2001

If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way. Don't wait for great opportunities. Seize common, everyday ones and make them great.
(Napoleon Hill in Inspiration by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, p. 76)
11 September 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day [rather] than in the great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
(Benjamin Franklin in Whispers of Blessing, Day 135)
1 September 2015