December 16th, 2006



Here is a poem a friend wrote to me in September - I thought I'd share it with you. I have it where I read it most days I use my computer. It reminds me that the little things I do can be important to others.


Though Peter likes his screens and bytes
And switches, keyboards, techy sites,
He also loves to play with art:
The words that flow from mind to heart
(And colour, light and swirling shades).
He draws together sweet cascades
Of feelings, truth and wise advice.
No smiles and laughter quite suffice
To show how much a valued friend
Helps frowns to soften, scars to mend.
The world seems calmer, warm and bright,
Where Peter casts his peaceful light.

Quotes of the Day

Today's quotes for you, a good selection from the silly to the deep.


It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

A kleptomaniac is a person who helps himself because he can't help himself.
Henry Morgan

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
Mel Brooks (1926 - )

It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.
Tom Stoppard (1937 - ), Jumpers (1972) act 1

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Silence is a text easy to misread.
A. A. Attanasio, 'The Eagle and the Sword'

There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)