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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 22, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." - Nido Qubein

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies


Stonewall Jackson, when once using the phrase "instant in prayer," was asked what he meant by it. "I have so fixed the habit in my own mind," he replied, "that I never raise a glass of water to my lips without a moment asking God's blessing; I never seal a letter without putting a prayer under the seal; I never take a letter from the post without a brief sending of my thought heavenward; I never change my classes in the lecture room without a minute's petition on the cadets who go out and those who come in."

"And don't you sometimes forget to do this?"

"I can scarcely say that I do," was the answer; "the habit has become as fixed almost as breathing." – Selected

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) November 20, 1893, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Some of This Year’s Most Dumbfounding Questions
By Marilyn vos Savant

Black absorbs heat, and white reflects heat. If a black cow and a white cow are standing in the midday sun, will the black cow be hotter? - C.W., Fort Pierce, Fla.

Why do cats wash themselves after eating instead of before eating? - O.K., Spokane, Wash.

Why were most of the major Civil war battles fought in national parks? - F.W., Branford, Conn.

When scientists are measuring distance in space, do they add an extra light-day for every four light-years? – J.B., St. Louis, MO.

Source: Parade Magazine, December 21, 2003, http://www.parade.com


A husband reading a newspaper says to his wife, "You know, honey, I think there might be some real merit to what this article says, that the intelligence of a father often proves a stumbling block to the son."

"Well, thank heaven," his wife said with tongue in cheek, "at least our James has
nothing standing in his way."

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Dial Up A Deal
By Jean Chatzky

Researching which wireless service is best for you? My advice is to try the search engine at MyRatePlan.com, which lets you compare plans by entering your ZIP code and usage patterns. For example, you might decide on Cingular because it lets you roll unused minutes from one month to the next. But, says the site's Allan Keiter, plans are ever-changing. So shop around each time your contract expires. http://MyRatePlan.com

Source: USA Weekend, April 2-4, 2004, http://usaweekend.com

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