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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 19, 2007
Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. - Eddie Cantor
Submitted by Elaine
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Dr. James Dobson’s experience at the public school system was from 1960-1963. At the final year, he had to say goodbye to 25 to 30 teary-eyed kids. One young lady whom he said goodbye to in 1963 called him in 1975. Julie had grown up. James remembered her as a seventh grader with a crisis of confidence in herself. Her Latin heritage embarrassed her and she was overweight. She had only one friend who had moved away the following year. She and Dr. Dobson talked on the phone about the good ole days.
“Where do you go to church?” she asked. He told her, and she asked if she could visit. He told her she could, and the next week she came. In the coming months, she became a Christian.
A few months after her initial visit, Dobson asked her, “Julie, I want to ask you a question. Will you tell me why you went to so much trouble to obtain my unlisted number and call me last fall…?”
“Because when I was a seventh-grade student in junior high school, you were the only person in my life who acted like you respected and believed in me…and I wanted to know your God.”
By Steve Shepherd
Source: SermonCentral Weekly Newsletter,
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Wired magazine has just published a piece wherein it asked more than three dozen popular science fiction and fantasy/horror writers and graphic designers to write a very short story. So short, in fact, they could only use six words.
Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer? - Eileen Gunn
We kissed. She melted. Mop, please! - James Patrick Kelly
It's behind you! Hurry before it-- - Rockne S. O'Bannon
Lie detector eyeglasses perfected: Civilization collapses. - Richard Powers
Don't marry her. Buy a house. - Stephen R. Donaldson
TIME MACHINE REACHES FUTURE! Nobody there.... - Harry Harrison
Thought I was right. I wasn't. - Graeme Gibson
Dinosaurs return. Want their oil back. - David Brin
Will this do (lazy writer asked)? - Ken MacLeod
In the beginning was the Word. - John (Gregory Maguire)
Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Our local paper runs a popular column called "10 Questions" that spotlights people who live in our community.
In addition to the usual inquiries about occupation and age, people are asked the questions that give a snapshot look of their personalities.
Recently one woman was asked, "What's the 'strangest' thing you ever bought?"
She answered, "Dog toothpaste."
Next question, "What is the 'most common' thing people say to you?"
Her answer: "Where did you get such white teeth?"
Source: Nybble Bi-Weekly Newsletter, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nybble
ABUJA (Reuters 01-05-07) - The presidential candidate from Nigeria's ruling party has challenged his critics to a game of squash to prove he is healthy enough to rule Africa's most populous nation.
Umaru Yar'Adua, a reclusive 55-year-old state governor who suffers from a kidney condition, made his first public comments about his health since the People's Democratic Party (PDP) chose him as its flag bearer for next April's elections.
"I am fit and healthy. I will invite them to a game of squash," Yar'Adua was quoted as saying to his critics by Nigeria's main newspapers Friday.
"If they can play 12 straight sets with me, they are welcome."
Yar'Adua, a little-known figure in Nigerian politics, won the PDP ticket last month almost entirely thanks to President Olusegun Obasanjo's support.
Yar'Adua's physical condition has become a national issue, with numerous critics predicting that ill health would make him a weak president, allowing Obasanjo to continue to pull the strings.
© Reuters 2007. All Rights Reserved.
Source: Reuters, http://reuters.com