Thursday, June 2, 2011

Recommended Opportunity

Love acting or improv?  This does cost a fair amount, but, knowing some of the people who are running it,  I can highly recommend the Noorda Theater Summer Camp.  Find out more about it at

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yearbook Wishes

from Ms. Dorsey

". . . the thing you want to strive for, always, is to be better than yourself.”  Papa in Words By Heart

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth."
— William W. Purkey 

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world."
— Mahatma Gandhi 

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
— Oscar Wilde

"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why we call it 'The Present'."
— Eleanor Roosevelt

"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."
— Steve Martin

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."
— Shel Silverstein

"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."
— Madeleine L'Engle

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
— Groucho Marx

"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."
— Dr. Seuss

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
— Dr. Seuss (I Can Read with My Eyes Shut)

"Do one thing everyday that scares you."
— Eleanor Roosevelt

"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend."
— Paul Sweeney

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
— Winston S. Churchill

"The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity."
— Dorothy Parker

"And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
— Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist) 

"Whatever you are, be a good one."
— Abraham Lincoln

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."
— Henry Ford

Not yearbook material, but great thoughts nevertheless -- 
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
— Marianne Williamson (A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles)