Friday, November 30, 2007
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Learn to shut yourself away in My Presence - and then, without speaking, you have those things you desire of Me, Strength - Power - Joy - Riches.
If you think you can do a thing or that you cannot do a thing, in either case you are right.
~ Henry Ford
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
We ourselves are not an illusory part of Reality; rather are we Reality itself illusorily conceived. - Fingers Pointing Toward the Moon by Wei Wu Wei
Blessings & Cheers,
Collecting coasters of different pubs and beers is a fabulous way to remember a particularly joyous occasion. Newly Knighted, Sir Richard of Windsor shares his wisdom on this subject below:
I have found in my travels, that you do come across exceptional brews, and I have found a way of recording them that does come in handy.
When in England, and I found something that appealed to my taste, I would like to make a note of it just in case I was back in the same area at some future time. Most pubs that brewed their own beer or ale had a particular one that they were very proud of. They would usually have coasters printed up to promote that
particular brew. I would ask the proprietor if I
could take one as a souvenir, and never have I been refused, but I think the polite thing to do is ask. I record the Location, the date, and the name of the pub on the front. On the back I put the tasting notes, and what I particularly enjoyed about it. I take a picture of the establishment to go with it. When I
get home, I put the coaster and the picture in a CD case with transparent sleeves. I have them organized by country, and geographic section of the country. When I go back, it is easy to look up the particular pub and their brew so that I may re-experience what I found to be particularly enjoyable the first time. It also serves as a very enjoyable way of recalling high
points of one's vacations. This methodology need not be confined to one's travels, but used locally as well. I hope this will serve as a tool for my fellow Knights research. I would like to glue them into a Moleskine, but by the sheer scope of my diligent research, the bindings just can't handle it. If I wasn't quite so dedicated-----.
To your health,
Sir Richard of Windsor
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sir Hook of Warrick
To the Joust of Life,
Sir Hook of Warrick
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sir "Rockin" Hook of Warrick
To dwell in thought on the material, when once you live in Me is to call it into being. So you must be careful only to think of and desire that which will help, not hinder, your spiritual growth. Think thoughts of ill-will and ill surrounds you, and those about whom you think. Think Love, and Love surrounds you, and all about whom you think.
Be glad all the time. Rejoice exceedingly. Joy in Me. Rest in Me. Never be afraid. Pray more. Do not get worried. I am your Helper. Underneath are the Everlasting Arms. You cannot get below that. Rest in them, as a tired child rests.
Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist-Emerson
Monday, November 26, 2007
We decided to have my family over for the holidays and discovered that I needed a good selection of beers to serve. I gambled on the Michelob Specialty Sampler Collection from Anheuser-Busch. This Sampler Collection is a special 20-pack of four "premium all-malt beers" that essentially constitutes a seasonal variety pack from Michelob. The four beers are their Pale Ale, (Bavarian-style) Wheat, Marzen, and Porter. This is not a commercial or even a glowing recommendation for the sampler, but I thought I mention it in case you're wanting to serve a nice selection to your relatives without breaking the bank. Have you had any of these? What's your opinion.
Sir "Frugal" Bowie of Greenbrair
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
Insist on yourself; never imitate...Every great man is a unique.
Love and Trust are the solvents for the worries, cares, and frets of life. Apply them at once. Persevere, oh! persevere. Never lose heart. All is well.
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, - that is genius.
Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process.
~ Harold Geneen
Past and Future are a duality of which Present is the reality. The now-moment alone is eternal and real. - Why Lazurus Laughed by Wei Wu Wei
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Meet Sir Hook's Avatar, Rockin' Warrior. He's always played to a different tune, so good luck hearing it. Complete with English Soccer Jersey, USA shorts and shoes, and my 72 Fender Telecaster Thineline, he's in the words of Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull, "Too old to rock n roll and too young to die!" ROCK ON KNIGHTS!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Con Mucho Gusto,
Don Diego Hook
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Claim My power. Use it. If not, I withdraw it. Use it ceaselessly. You cannot ask too much. Never think you are too busy. As long as you get back to Me and replenish after each task no work can be too much. My Joy I give you. Live in it. Bathe your Spirit in it. Reflect it.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.-Confucius
The force of character is cumulative.-Emerson
So get off your asses, put on your glasses and raise your sword for beautiful lasses and go see Beowulf and slay your demons, lusts, whatever it is that keeps you stupid.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
"Relax, do not get tense, have no fear. How can you fear change when your life is hid with Me. You must learn poise, soul-balance in a vacillating changing world." --Two Listeners
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. –Confucius
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. -Deuteronomy 4:29
A Warrior for Peace and Peaceful in War,
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
You tore at the fabric of faith
Shattered, I fell broken
Onto a desolate plain
Bereft of warmth
The wind whispered, I trembled
I heard the Soulsong
-Lady Delanie of Delwyn, Lost in Scotland
Saturday, November 17, 2007
You must say Thank You for everything, even seeming trials and worries. Joy is the whole being's attitude of Thank You to Me. Rejoice. A father loves to see his children happy. I am revealing so much to you. Pass it on. Seek to find a heart-home for each Truth I have imparted to you.-Two Listeners
Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will. - Emerson
Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself! -Confucius
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Today's quote: "Face each day with love and laughter. Face the storm. Joy, Peace, and Love are My great gifts. Follow Me to find all three. -Two Listeners
See you at the party!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Probably the best known Irish saint after Patrick is Saint Brigid (b. 457, d. 525). Known as "the Mary of the Gael," Brigid founded the monastery of Kildare and was known for spirituality, charity, and compassion. St. Brigid also was a generous, beer-loving woman. She worked in a leper colony which found itself without beer, "For when the lepers she nursed implored her for beer, and there was none to be had, she changed the water, which was used for the bath, into an excellent beer, by the sheer strength of her blessing and dealt it out to the thirsty in plenty." Brigid is said to have changed her dirty bathwater into beer so that visiting clerics would have something to drink. Obviously this trait would endear her to many a beer lover. She also is reputed to have supplied beer out of one barrel to eighteen churches, which sufficed from Maundy Thursday to the end of paschal time. A poem attributed to Brigid in the Brussel's library begins with the lines "I should like a great lake of ale, for the King of the Kings. I should like the family of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal." Here's to the "Great Lake of Ale", and we're not talking Budweiser. By the way, her feast day is the traditional beginning of Irish Spring, February 1. Stand by for our celebration information!
Ol' Ben also created Junto, a discussion group of people working together, thinking and sharing ideas. Like Ol' Ben's group (along with a good beer) our group helps you to see solutions and possibilities you may have never thought of before.
Think, Drink, and be Merry.
Sir Bowie of Greenbriar
David K Wells, Sir Hook of Warrick
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. -Confucius
When man wants evil destroyed so often he rushes to action. It is wrong. First be still. Then act only as I tell you. Always calm with Me. Calm is trust in action.-Two Listeners
Monday, November 12, 2007
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?-Confucius
Don't follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.-Muriel Strode
When you judge you limit your horizons. It's like putting bars around your soul.-David K Wells
Flow with the Go!-David K Wells
You must not expect to live in a world where all is harmony. It is your task to maintain your own heart-peace in adverse circumstances by relying on Me.-Two Listeners
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Sir Hook quien es Hombre de Bandito
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Cheers and Erin Go Braugh,
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Sir Hook of Warrick