Monday, September 30, 2013

Jay Leno (b. 1950)

The government will run out of money in just 3 weeks. I'm no financial whiz. We're 16 Trillion Dollars in debt. Doesn't that mean we already ran out of money. Like 16 Trillion Dollars ago. Added 9/30/2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone. (Thomas Merton Wiki Quote, Thoughts in Solitude, 1956). Added 9/28/2013

Babe Ruth (1895-1948)

Photo of Babe Ruth

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime (Baseball Almanac). Added 9/28/2013

I have just one superstition.  Whenever I hit a home run, I make certain I touch all four bases (  Added 8/16/2011.

Photo: The photo in this post is in the Public Domain as it was published prior to 1923. It was obtained from Wikipedia

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Henri J.M. Nouwen (1932-1996)

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. It is a choice based on the knowledge that we belong to God and have found in God our refuge and our safety and that nothing, not even death, can take God away from us (From The Heart of Henri Nouwen: His Words of Blessing). Added 9/26/2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

Photo of Jorge Luis Borges

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone (In Praise of Darkness, 1974). Added 9/23/2013

The photo of Jorge Luis Borges is in the Public Domain according to Wikipedia.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bernard Rimland (1928-2006)

Bernard Rimland (3rd from Left)

For years we have heard the experts say that autism is a lifelong disability,...This simply is not true anymore (Quote Sea). Added 9/14/2013

The photo of Bernard Rimland is in the Public Domain.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Stanley Greenspan (1941-2010)

All children have within them the potential to be great kids. It's our job to create a world where this potential can flourish (ICDL Website). Added 9/12/2013

More information on Dr. Stanley Greenspan can be found on his article at the Autism Light blog.

Photo: The photo in this post is used with permission of Dr. Stanley Greenspan's family.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Helen Keller

I, too, can work, and because I love to labor with my head and my hands, I am an optimist in spite of all. I used to think I should be thwarted in my desire to do something useful. But I have found out that though the ways in which I can make myself useful are few, yet the work open to me is endless [Optimism (1903)/ WikiQuote]. Added 9/2/2013

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do (Experience Life Website). Added 8/15/2011

A biography of Helen Keller is available at the Spartacus Educational Website.

Photo: The photo in this post is in the Public Doman because it was first published prior to 1923. It was obtained from Wikipedia Commons.