"If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul." -- Rabbi Harold Kushner
from Desktop Quotes.com
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Rutgers opens its campuses and classrooms to the public for the second annual Rutgers Day April 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rutgers Day offers an eclectic mix of more than 500 free programs, something for every age and interest. Rain or shine, attendees can explore the campuses and meet experts, speak with students and engage in a multitude of activities. More than 50,000 people attended the inaugural Rutgers Day last year.
Each campus will have signature anchor events:
The College Avenue Campus will celebrate the university’s history with programs surrounding the Old Queens building. Visitors can take walking tours that include the university’s first dormitory built in 1809 and a Revolutionary War battlefield; the Geology Museum to see a mastodon and a 2,400-year old mummy; participate in a trivia game and scavenger hunt where clues lie inside national and state historic landmarks like the Old Queens building and Winants Hall. For architecture-enthusiasts, there will be a presentation on architect Henry Janeway Hardenburg.
The Busch Campus will feature the School of Engineering’s open house and a number of Rutgers Athletics events. Visitors to the engineering quad can try riding a Segway, view a glass-blowing demonstration and see student designs for such innovations as a tennis ball collector, a paint machine and an automated skateboard, among others. Sports fans can get a preview of the 2010 football season at the Scarlet and White intrasquad game at Rutgers Stadium, and watch the women’s lacrosse and softball teams play in Big East competitions. They also can get an early look at the 2010 men’s and women’s soccer teams as they both play La Salle University in a spring doubleheader.
The Livingston Campus will host the “World of Work” and feature international programming provided by the Asian Cultural Center. Those looking to advance their careers, select new vocations or find employment can attend workshops on resume writing, interviewing and employee rights. Also, job seekers will have the opportunity to talk with Rutgers human resources staff to learn about university employment opportunities. Cultural groups will offer fashion shows and dances as well as demonstrate their native customs and crafts like henna tattooing.
On the Douglass Campus the 36th annual New Jersey Folk Festival will celebrate the history, heritage and traditions of the Andes through an array of music, art, food and crafts demonstrations. Performers such as Eco del Sur, an ensemble of Latin American musicians, will perform their blend of ancient Andean and contemporary music.
The George H. Cook Campus is the home to Ag Field Day, featuring student exhibitions of dairy cattle, goats, horses, pigs and sheep; the New Jersey 4-H Dog Show; plant and flower sales; student club activities; and glimpses of agricultural, marine and satellite remote sensing technologies. Rutgers Day is sponsored in part by Saint Peter's Healthcare System, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, PSE&G WorryFree, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and Johnson & Johnson.
"To laugh, often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Voting is one of the few things where boycotting in protest clearly makes the problem worse rather than better.-- Jane Auer, as quoted on the Wisdom Quotes website, which you can find HERE.
You can spend your time alone
redigestin' past regrets
Or you can
come to terms
you're the only one
who cannot forgive
Makes much more sense
in the present tense
The YMCA at the Woodbridge Community Center is offering its programs for free all this week.
Check out the week’s schedule of free events and classes that will be taking place for adults, seniors, families, and children during their free access week. Access the pool, indoor track, strength room and wellness center. The gym, however, is excluded from the offer.
Adult classes: Zumba, 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, April 19
Family activities: Wellness Seminar/Family Meal Planning 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 19
Family Melody Hounds 6:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, for ages 3 to 8
Family Art Lesson, 6:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22, for ages 3 to 8
Senior activities: Senior Walking Club, 10 to 11 a.m., Monday to Friday
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi, 11 to noon, Monday, April 19
Silver Splash water exercise, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Monday, April 19
Stop by the membership desk for more information.
~Though the circular round-and-round of routine be the bulk of life's affairs, make an occasional jutting diversion - of fun, love, or something that will outlast you - so the shape and motion of your life shall resemble the round lifegiving sun with bright rays shining forth from all directions. Terri Guillemets - as quoted on Quote Garden.com, which you can find HERE.I'm going for a walk. I'll write more later today, OK?
“How can you argue that it’s OK for a kid to borrow to go to college but it’s not OK to borrow so that there’s a college for the kid to go to?” Harkin said. “If there’s one legitimate area where we can borrow from the future, it’s education, because what sort of jobs will we have for my grandkids and great grandkids in the future if we don’t have a well-educated group of young people today?”
QUOTATION....A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he can give it himself, or because they are beautiful or witty, or because he expects them to touch a chord of association in his reader, or because he wishes to show that he is learned and well read. Quotations due to the last motive are invariably ill-advised; the discerning reader detects it and is contemptuous; the undiscerning is perhaps impressed, but even then is at the same time repelled, pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium. --Henry Watson Fowler and Francis George Fowler, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage 
Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache.