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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 2, 2002

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.

Source: God's Little Instruction Book for Women, By Honor Books Publishing Staff (editor), Published by Honor Books, Copyright (c) 1995, ISBN: 156292222X, http://isbn.nu/156292222X/price

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

Subjects: Forgiveness


A young officer was blinded, apparently in one of the world wars. While convalescing, he was cared for by a nurse with whom he fell in love and later married. One day he overheard some people talking about him and his wife. The cruel conversation went like this, "Lucky for her he is blind. He probably would never have married such a homely woman if he had had eyes."

Walking toward the voices, he said, "I happened to overhear what you said, and I thank God from the depths of my heart for the blindness that might have kept me from seeing the marvelous worth of the soul of this woman who is my wife. She had the most noble character I have ever known. If the conformation of her features is such that it might have masked her inward beauty, then I am the great gainer for having lost my sight."

By Donald Grey Barnhouse, Let Me Illustrate

Subjects: Blind, Beauty

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Modem, She Wrote: Each week, our intrepid detective tries to solve the ultimate mystery: why her modem won't ever connect at 56k.

Micro-CHiPs: Ponch and Jon now patrol the Information Superhighway.

Carly's Angels: Chief exec Carly Fiorina instructs her team of three market analysts on how to prop up HP's sagging stock price.

Hawaii 6.0: An upgraded version of the classic series. Steve McGarrett goes surfing for bad guys online.

T. J. Hacker: A retired cop, with an uncanny resemblance to James T. Kirk, takes up computer hacking to track down the miscreants who canceled his TV show.

The Excel Files: Inexplicable things are happening to the data in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Can this puzzle be solved? The truth is out there.

The AOL-Team: Each week, AOL, Time Warner, Netscape, and Mr. TT unite to promote corporate mergers and make the world safe for capitalism.

Magnum, PC: This series about a crime-solving personal computer that goes by the code name Deep Blue is based in beautiful Hawaii. Season finale cliff-hanger: Will Deep Blue be trapped by the wily charms of the Texas Instruments Speak 'n' Spell?

The Incredible Bulk: The exciting adventures of Windows, which just keeps growing and growing.

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, http://www.katscratch.com/

Subjects: Television, Parody


"A five-year-old daughter was explaining how the brain works, by making other parts of your body move. The mother asked her how the messages travel down the spinal cord, and she explained that there are nerds in there that carry the messages."

Source: Heart Touchers, http://storiesfrommyheart.com/home_page

Subjects: Brain, Nerds

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Do comets go faster when they get near the Earth?

It would be nice if they slowed down when we could get a really good look at them, but such is not the case. Comets speed up as they get closer to the sun and, thus, the Earth. Indeed, they sometimes reach speeds of over a million miles per hour. Of course, when they're far away from the Sun, speeds drop, perhaps down to as little as 700 miles per hour.

Subjects: Comets, Speed

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