Monday, 30 July 2007


It only takes one person to move a mountain
and then others will follow.
- Unknown

Friday, 27 July 2007

What counts

Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted.
– Albert Einstein

Wednesday, 25 July 2007


One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion
is worth more than a hundred half-finished tasks.
-- Malcolm S. Forbes

Monday, 23 July 2007


Sometimes one pays most
for the things one gets for nothing.
– Albert Einstein

Friday, 20 July 2007

July 20, 2007 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

It is official! I received word from Southern Connecticut State University this week that I have completed all the requirements for the Master of Library Science degree in Information and Library Science! The diploma will be mailed in August!

At l-l-l-l-o-o-o-o-n-n-n-n-n-g-g-g-g-g-g last, I have completed the goal I set for myself a number of years ago. It has taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears, perseverance and plain old stubbornness to reach this momentous milestone in my life.

For those who are eager to ask that burning question: What are your plans now?, I have only one response: I intend to bask, revel, glory, enjoy, wallow, appreciate, treasure, relish, delight, and savor the sheer thrill and excitement of this moment and this accomplishment. It has taken me 15 years to get to this point, so I think I should be able to take the next 15 years to really appreciate and enjoy reaching this point in my life.

So, if you will excuse me, I have some major relaxing and life-enjoying to do now!


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Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Do Something

Every day do something
that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
- Doug Firebaugh

Monday, 16 July 2007


Many of us have things backwards.
We believe that we have to wait to create
the circumstances we want in life and rack up
a lot of successes so we can finally relax.
Actually, it works the other way around.
We should leave where we are and move
to where we ultimately dream of living,
whether it's Boulder, Santa Monica, Chicago, or Tibet.
Then once we're there, we'll figure out ways
to fashion a livelihood that will enable us
to survive and to prosper from there.
Paradise shouldn't wait, and happiness shouldn't either.
--Dr. Gary Goodman

Friday, 13 July 2007


Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
– Winston Churchill

Wednesday, 11 July 2007


The invariable mark of wisdom
is to see the miraculous in the common.
– Emerson

Monday, 9 July 2007


Thank you for being.
– traditional greeting of the Seneca

Friday, 6 July 2007

July 6, 2007 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

To the Centennial Committee, the numerous volunteers and the residents of Alix and area...a great BIG thank you and pat on the back.

The Centennial weekend was a resounding success and you are all to be commended on hosting a wonderful party.

I heard many compliments throughout the weekend and everyone who participated thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was great to see so many people return to Alix for this special celebration. It was also amusing to see different people express their surprise and shock that former classmates actually made the effort to attend!

The weather was perfect and each of the various venues were decorated in fine fashion. The historic walking tour was also a hit with the visitors. One couple I was talking to were so impressed that they walked it twice! The community looked its best thanks to all of you.

The parade also elicited a number of positive comments. It was a delight to see so many participate in the parade itself and so many watching.

I don’t believe I have ever seen so many people in one building in Alix as I saw at the BBQ. If you were fortunate enough to attend the evening meal and entertainment, I’m sure you’ll agree with me it was well worth it! Firehall Catering outdid themselves with the meal and the Popovichs entertained to an appreciative crowd...even adding a surprise or two into the program.

All in all, it was a great time and you have a community that you can be proud of.

Here’s to another 100 years!


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Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Mental Sunshine

Mental sunshine will cause
the flowers of peace, happiness, and prosperity
to grow upon the face of the Earth.
Be a creator of mental sunshine.
– Graffiti, California

Monday, 2 July 2007


Most great men and women
are not perfectly rounded in their personalities,
but are instead people whose
one driving enthusiasm is so great
it makes their faults seem insignificant.
- Charles A. Cerami