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Blog URL Has Moved

This blog has been permanently moved to http://www.mexicanratdog.com, my new/old blog URL.

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[Quotes] What to Do?

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”

–Howard Thurman

For the longest time, I have been trying to get away from M$ products and my dependence upon them.  My blog, however, continues to generate a majority of its hits from just a few very specific articles on Microsoft SharePoint.  It seems that I will have to do a lot more blogging to steer myself away from this unwanted association!

Conditions are never just right.  People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.”
— William Feather

“Very few men are wise by their own counsel, or learned by their own teaching.  For he that was only taught by himself had a fool for his master” –Ben Johnson
It is a strange facet of the Western culture to value self-reliance so much.  With the age of the internet comes the anonymous sharing of a vast wealth of information.  How does one effectively share experience in the digital age?  Many times, I feel like I want to call someone for a recipe rather than going to allrecipes.com.  How can I learn how to clean my house’s boiler heater or fix my car from YouTube?  Believe me, I’ve tried both unsuccessfully.
I would like to be less independent.  Isn’t that strange to hear?  Doesn’t that feel like laziness?  I think it is feeling more and more like true connectedness and community.

Our best friends and our worst enemies are our thoughts.  A thought can do us more good than a doctor or a banker or a faithful friend.  It can also do us more harm than a brick.

–Frank Crane

How true this is!  How many times have I been prevented from doing something simply because of a doubtful or fearful thought?  How powerful and empowering are ‘true’ and ‘right’ thoughts about our self and others!

Men spend their lives in anticipation, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time.  But the present time has one advantage over every other — it is our own.  Past opportunities are gone, future have not come.

–Charles C. Colton