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WITandWISDOM(tm) – December 7, 2007
Do the thing you are afraid to do and the death of fear is certain. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day,
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Once there was a handsome clock that became preoccupied with worry about its future. It began thinking about the number of times it would have to tick: twice each second, 120 times per minute, 7,200 times an hour, 172,800 times a day, 63,072,000 times a year.
When it realized that in the next ten years it would have to tick 630,720,000 times, it had a nervous breakdown. The clock went to a watchmaker for therapy.
While under the watchmaker's care, the clock began to realize that all it needed to do was to tick just one tick at a time. Soon it began to tick again, and it continued ticking, one tick at a time for one hundred years. And everyone loved that old grandfather clock.
Cited in "PreachingWell," Vol. IV, Number 2, p. 8.
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2007, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
I recently turned 65 and had to choose a new primary care physician for my Medicare program.
After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing "fairly well" for my age.
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, "Do you think I will live to be 80?"
He asked: Do you smoke tobacco or drink alcoholic beverages?"
"Oh no," I replied. "I don't do drugs, either."
"Do you have many friends and entertain frequently?"
"I said, "No, I usually stay home and keep to myself."
"Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?"
I said, "No, my other doctor said that all red meat is unhealthy!"
"Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?"
"No, I don't," I said.
"Do you gamble, drive fast cars, have a lot of girl friends?
"No," I said. "I don't do any of those things."
He looked at me and said, "Then why do you care?"
Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong, http://www.fishermansnet.com/monday-fodder/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
After purchasing a number of Christmas gifts, a grandmother took her young grandson to see the department store Santa Claus. When Santa gave the child a small gift, the grandmother prompted the youngster, "What do you say to Santa Claus?" "Charge it," said the child.
Submitted by Betsy
UC Berkeley On YouTube
UC Berkeley recently announced that it has begun posting entire course lectures on the Web's No.1 video-sharing site YouTube.
Berkeley officials claimed in a statement that the university is the first to make full course lectures available on YouTube. The school said that over 300 hours of videotaped courses will be available YouTube and it will continue to expand the offering. The topics of study found on YouTube included chemistry, physics, biology and even a lecture on search-engine technology given in 2005 by Google cofounder Sergey Brin.
According to Christina Maslach, UC Berkeley's vice provost for undergraduate education, "UC Berkeley on YouTube will provide a public window into university life, academics, events and athletics, which will build on our rich tradition of open educational content for the larger community."
Berkeley’s YouTube website: http://youtube.com/ucberkeley
Source: Nybble Bi-Weekly Newsletter, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nybble