About Charley

I have always had a deep fascination with words. Words are strong and powerful, they can build you up, or they can tear you down. Artistically crafted together, words can make you stop and think.

Work With Nature

Quote of the Day

“Man has been endowed with reason,
with the power to create,
so that he can add to what he’s been given.
But up to now he hasn’t been a creator,
only a destroyer.
Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up,
wild life’s become extinct, the climate’s ruined
and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.”

~ Anton Chekhov
(1860-1904)

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Is It Too Late?

Quote of the Day
“The Earth can no longer be healed on a physical level.
Only a spiritual healing can change the course
of the probable futures of mankind…”

~Tom Brown Jr.~
The Quest: One Man’s Search for Peace, Insight, and Healing in an Endangered World

Thought for the Day
With $4.00 or more per gallon gas, environmental catastrophes, global warming and the melting of the polar ice caps I would think that more people would realize that it is us, humans, that are

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Joke of the Week

Quote of the Day
“Above all else:
go out with a sense of humor. It is needed armor.
Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.”

~Hugh Sidey~

Thought of the Day
I was looking things over last night and realized that I, for some strange reason had not added humor to this site. That was not intentional, just an oversight and one that I aim to remedy starting today. Laughter is the best medicine, humor is the tonic for the soul, no matter how bad we feel, no matter how bad a day we may have, simple laughter will lift the burden on our hearts and make us feel that all is better.

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What is Your Ambition

Quote of the Day
“When ambition ends, happiness begins.”
~Thomas Merton~

Thought of the Day
For some time I have wondered, should ambition be labeled a bad word? It is my belief that ambition teaches and encourages greed. I suppose it might depend on how you define ambition, for example; it has been my ambition to live a simple self-sustaining life, to live with less instead of more.

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Some Call Me A Dreamer

Quote of the Day

“They who dream by day
are cognizant of many things
which escape those
who dream only by night.”

~Edgar Allan Poe

Thought of the Day
I have been called many things, a dreamer and a thinker are two things I do not mind being called. I have been told that I think too much, thus I dwell on things that do not really matter. While this may be true I refuse to correct what some consider a malady or a handicap. In my mind I can go where I want and create the world I want. Some call it thinking too much, I call it using my imagination.

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