PaxLair, Chessie (PaxLair Times) – December 30, 2005 – by Tatania
The PaxLair Times
30 December 2005
Volume 1 Issue 4
-*-Current News Stands-*-
PaxOku Silent Rose Library – Tokuno, Homare-Jima – 96 4 N 62 0 W
PaxRatOku Auction Vendor & Craftsmen Hall – 90 43N 67 30W
Chesapeake Stratics Center – Tokuno, Makoto-Jima – 95 43N 61 56W
-*-Words from our Mayor-*-
Hail my friends,
Oh my! The Time Lord is coming! I can sense his presence just around the corner or over the next hill. Do you feel it too?
Why does he come and turn our hour-glass over every year? Doesn’t he know many of us don’t want to be reminded we are getting older? Especially me, and I’m already an old man.
If you see the Time Lord amidst the showering display of sparks, flames, and explosions in the sky, tell him to take a break for a while and let us stay young in body like we are in spirit. Find several strong mages and cast a mighty “An Ex Por” on him and surround him with “In Ex Grav” in all directions. Keep the spells on him for as long as you can. Many of us in the Realm will likely thank you immensely!
Yet we know he will succeed in turning our hour-glass over again; he always does. We can at least stare at and meditate on the grains of sand at the top of the hour-glass, for each of those grains will soon slip to the bottom. We must try to catch them in our minds before they fall.
With each grain of sand, we can decide to make a difference in our Realm, in those around us, and in ourselves. It’s not time to be wasted. It’s time to be chosen. Pick out your grains of sand and make your wishes, promises, and resolutions. Then do what you promised before your chosen grains fall to the bottom of the hour-glass … before it’s too late. Well, at least that’s what I’m doing. I already have my grains of sand picked out. Do you?
Dragonspeed to you all and blessed be the new beginnings!
Winfield, Mayor of PaxLair
-*- Top News -*-
The Times will now be delivered to any who wish the service! Stop by the Silent Rose Library today and pick up a delivery Box from the Library “book drop” by the front door. Don’t forget to leave a marked rune to where you want the paper delivered to! All boxes need to be left where they will be easy to get to with the security set for “anyone”. Thank you! Tatania
All has been quiet in PaxOku since Christmas. One can only hope that the War is at it’s end.
-*-Question of the week-*-
What’s your Resolution for the new year?
Blix from BDC: To cut down on my shopping!
Pameleigha GM of CAT: to collect less death robes and to be more organized in my storage
Lenora [PxL]: Perhaps my resolution would be to bring some life back into the city of PaxLair by keeping the tavern open regularly for everyone to visit.
Tatania Karthina [PaxO]: I can’t decide between two! Either lose some weight or take an axe to that evil couch Csipio gave me!
-*-Introduction to the Virtues-*-
The following is the introduction to a series on the virtues. Information obtained onrom the Stratics Sky Pages.
Compassion is nonjudgmental empathy for one’s fellow creatures.
Human is to have compassion on the unhappy. – Boccaccio in Decameron
Honesty is scrupulous respect for truth – the willingness never to deceive oneself or another.
I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy. – George Washington on Honesty
Honor is the courage to stand for the truth, against any odds.
Nothing is less worthy of honor than an old man who has no other evidence of having lived long except his age. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca on Honor
Humility is perceiving one’s place in the world, not according to one’s own accomplishments, but according to the intrinsic value of all individuals.
The greatest friend of Truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility. – Charles Caleb Colton in The Lacon
Justice is the devotion to truth, tempered by love.
There is one universal law….That law is justice. Justice forms the cornerstone of each nation’s law. – Alexis de Tocqueville on Justice
Justice without force is impotent; force without justice is tyranny. – Pascal on Justice
Sacrifice is the courage to give of oneself in the name of love.
The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. – Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
Spirituality is the concern with one’s inner being and how one deals with truth, love, and courage.
The natural inheritance of everyone who is capable of spiritual life is an unsubdued forest where the wolf howls and the obscene bird of night chatters. – Henry James Sr. on Spirituality
Valor is the courage to take actions in support of one’s convictions.
It is a brave act of valour to contemn death; but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valour to dare to live. – Sir Thomas Browne on Valor
Auction Sunday Jan 1st @ 9pm EST
Auction Wednesday Jan 4th @ 9pm EST
Paxkraoku Auction House
Lord Gareth and Miss Kayi
Pizza Party in Paxlair!
Come enjoy some true Luigi-style pizza in Paxlair at the Ladies of the Lair Tavern! Wednesday, 11th of January at 8:00 pm by the Eastern Sky.
Until next week,
Peace and Knowledge be with you
Editor PaxLair Times