Monthly Archives: December 2004

Quote of the Day

“Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.”

(attributed to Sir Francis Drake, 1577)

Quotes of the Day

“There are two types of programming languages; the ones that people bitch about and the ones that no one uses.”
(Bjarne Stroustrup)

“If I were chained to a bench and ‘perl’ was the only thing that could open the lock, I’d probably cut my hand off.”
(Gerald Penn)

Quote of the Day

“When your opponent is drowning, throw the son of a bitch an anvil.” (James Carville)