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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 16, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

A perfect world is a world without sin. A perfect church is the one you're not in. - By Joyce C. Lock

Joyce C. Lock’s website: http://iam.homewithGod.com/glimpsesofgod/


Years ago I came across a poem entitled "The Man in the Glass" by Dale Wimbrow. I looked it up on the Internet and discovered a website maintained by his children: http://www.theguyintheglass.com
It contains the original version written in 1934 and published in The American Magazine as "The Guy in the Glass." Here is that version containing timeless truths about integrity.

When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that guy has to say.

For it isn't your Father or Mother or Wife
Who judgment upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.

He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he's with you clear up to the end,
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum
And think you're a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the guy in the glass.

Judging from the devoted words of his children, Mr. Wimbrow never cheated the guy in his glass.

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.

© 2007 Josephson Institute of Ethics; reprinted with permission. Michael Josephson, one of the nation's leading ethicists, is the founder of the Josephson Institute of Ethics and the premier youth character education program, CHARACTER COUNTS! For further information visit http://www.charactercounts.org

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Brain Teasers

1. What do you call Sitting Bull's daughter?
2. What's a young Oriental?
3. What's a city in outer space?
4. What are worms to a fisherman?
5. What do you use to shoot pool?
6. What's a spouse you're tired of?
7. What does a belly dancer practice?
8. Where did Cleopatra live?
9. What's a thirsty surgeon?
10. What's a quick lawsuit?
11.. What's automatic drive?
12. What's a bargain called?
13. What's a rich eccentric?
14. What are stubby fingers?
15. What's a make believe ache?
16. What's a talent for fibbing?
17. What's a canine parent?
18. What's a small nail?


1. Mischief
2. Asia minor
3. University
4. Debate
5. Acoustic
6. Stalemate
7. Naval maneuvers
8. Denial
9. Dry dock
10. Brief case
11. Shiftless
12. Good by
13. Doughnut
14. Shorthand
15. Champagne
16. Liability
17. Dogma
18. Attack

Source: Granny’s Funnies


There once was a man from Peru,
Who found a small mouse in his stew.
Said the waiter, "Don't shout
And wave it about!
Or everyone will want one of them, too!"

Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

What does SSL mean? Well, to begin, it stands for Secure Socket Layers and it is basically what makes secure sites secure. Here's how it works.

When you log into a secure server, it communicates with your Web browser for a few seconds. During this communication, it sends your browser encryption information, that only it and your browser can read, out. Once this encryption is set, it acts like a normal Web page, except that all the information coming or going is encrypted. This encryption makes it extremely difficult for any third party (anyone who would intercept the transaction) to decipher it. All this extra protection is why secure servers seem to run slower than their unsecured counterparts.

Secure connections only protect the information as it's coming and going, not when it's just sitting on the server. With that being said, you probably have a better chance of getting ripped off by a sales clerk copying your credit card number at a department store than getting your information stolen over the Internet. Also, you can tell if a site is secure by the first part of its Web address. If it starts with https:// rather than http://, it's secure as can be. Stay safe!

- Steve

Source: Computer Tips, http://www.worldstart.com/

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