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This & That

The name for this blog was inspired by “One-eyed Jack” Williams who had a radio program in Phoenix, Arizona about 35 years ago.... His “Quarter Hour of This and That”. Everyday he started out the program with the statement. “It is a beautiful day in Arizona and I suggest, leave us all enjoy it.” It did not mater if it was raining or sunny, in the middle of a sand storm or cold and miserable. It was always a beautiful day. It is still my favorite way to start the day.

Location: Baños de Agua Santa, Tungurahua, Ecuador

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

We Live in Exciting Times

As we plunge headlong into the age of technology we find things literally changing at the speed of light. What was the latest technology yesterday is obsolete tomorrow. We can either get on this bandwagon or sit back and watch the world go by, getting further and further behind each day. In no-time, we will find our only solace is watching inane programs on television while watching the clock so we don’t miss taking our pills on time. It won’t be long before we won’t even have anything meaningful to say to our grandchildren. For me, the later is not acceptable, I choose to live and so can you.
I for one, am optimistic about the future. Because of the new technologies we have all of the world’s knowledge at our finger tips. Communications is instantaneous. If you really want to get involved in what is going on in this changing world, there is no excuse for not doing so. The Internet is available to everyone. Computers are available and affordable for almost any budget. To get started, go to your local library or to an Internet Café. You will find many people, more than willing to help you get started.
Once you are connected to the world, you will no doubt be overwhelmed with the possibilities that present themselves. You will suddenly find that you have a voice....and sometimes people listen and respond. And, probably the best part, is that you learn all over again that you have worth.

There are literally thousands of worth while causes to pursue and in some small way make a difference in this world before you leave.



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