Thursday, November 30, 2006

Jules Renard Said...

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

George Burns Said...

I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Toys Today

I apologize ahead of time for those who will be offended. My wife and I began Christmas shopping last night. OK actually, we continued Christmas shopping last night, we actually started a few nights ago, but last night was a new degree of serious.

There is some really cool stuff out there. I cannot elaborate, since occasionally my kids actually read the Old Man’s stuff, but shopping, I wish I was a kid again. The toys they have today do some really cool stuff.

I also like the day in which I was a kid. My kids today do miss out on some cool adventures: taking off on bikes for hours on end, playing in large open fields or in construction yards, or on school playgrounds after hours. All of these activities are really dangerous today but were a blast back in the day.

I loved being a kid, and although sometimes I wish I had the toys that my kids have today, I often wish they could have the adventures I had when I was their age. I imagine it all equals out and we are all born and grow up in the time that we are supposed to.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

If You Want Everything...

If you want everything you need, get it yourself.

If you truly want to be successful, if you truly want to be totally prepared and equipped, if you NEED something, nobody is more reliable than you. Take responsibility for your needs, your wants, your desires.

Occasionally, there are times when we must rely on others to get what we need, but even then, make sure it was you who knew what you needed, it was you who asked for what you needed, and it was you who followed-up until you got what you needed.

Do you want to be completely prepared and perfectly equipped? Take charge and do it yourself.