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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 3, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. - Harold S Hulbert

Source: Peter's Pearls, http://www.peterspearls.com.au

Subjects: Discipline, Children, Parenting


THE ODDBALL WALL - After the Job Loss

The economy is definitely on the way back, but many folks that lost their jobs are still unemployed, and many are unsure about the future of their current position.

I hope that if you are in this group, that a recounting of what's happened to the 12 folks I worked with when we all lost our jobs in a corporate downsizing 9 years ago, will give you cause for hope.

Because I didn't seek permission from my former coworkers, they will be referred to by initials only. We were all Security Officers for a large corporation who went to contract services to save money.

RC - Retired and loving it.
JH - Owns an antique business and loves it.
RP - Housepainter, likes it, but considers it a sideward move.
DK - Senator's aide. Very pleased with the change.
SB - Status unknown.
KN - Works in alternative energy field, loves it.
GB - Jailer, happy with the move.
PK - Jailer, happy with the move.
SM - Deputy Sheriff, loves it.
RK - Status unknown.
RH - Production supervisor, loves it.
MK - Police Dispatcher, happy about the move.

And that leaves me. I used my severance pay to buy my first computer. I couldn't be happier about it. Out of all the folks that lost their jobs with me, 10 of them are better off than before, 1 feels the same, and two I've lost track of so their status is unknown. Discounting the two people I've lost track of, no one is worse off than before.

Remember, one door doesn't close on you without several other doors opening up. So if you've lost your job, or are afraid you might, stay positive, stay focused, and have faith that everything works out for the best in the end and you'll be fine.

Source: The Internet Tutor, http://www.shagmail.com/sample/tutor.html

Subjects: Economy, Layoffs, Employment

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 1 of 5 [Jun 3, 13, 24 Jul 5, 15]

Candle-Vaulting: Jack B. Nimble
I'm Someone Else: Ima Nonymous
Punk Rock Rulez!: Lotta Noyze
A Great Plenty: E. Nuff
Military Fast: Colonel O'Corn
Exotic Irish Plants: Phil O'Dendron
Irish Dentistry: Perry O'Dontal
Green Lawn Chairs: Patty O'Furniture
Irish First Aid: R.U. O'Kaye(k)
Irish Flooring: Lynn O'Leum
The Irish Heart Surgeon: Angie O'Plasty
The LA Lakers' Breakfast: Kareem O'Wheat
Indian/Italian Cuisine: Ravi Oley
Go Away!: Ron Onhome
Life In The Sorority House: Carrie Onn
Yoko's Robe: Kim Ono
Italian Delicacies: Liz Onya
Come on in!: Doris Open
Crackdown: Lauren Order
Nice Hotels: Mary Ott(i)
Danger!: Luke Out
Party On, Dude: Jill Out

Source: Have A Nice Day

Subjects: Books, Parody


Vacation spots that are out of the way
Are much in favor with travelers today;
Some find them by planning trips at great cost -
And others just by getting lost.

By Edward F. Dempsey in "The Wall Street Journal"

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) August 1999, http://www.readersdigest.com

Subjects: Vacations

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

NASA Science News

Scientists are learning that the key to predicting certain epidemics - like Rift Valley fever in Africa or Hanta virus in the U.S. - lies in an unexpected place: the ocean.


Source: NASA Science News, http://science.nasa.gov/

Subjects: Epidemics

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