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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 9, 1999
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others. - Bits & Pieces, April 29, 1993
(Magazine: BITS & PIECES http://www.epinc.com/)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
THE DIARY OF A BIBLE
JANUARY 15 - I've been resting quietly for a week. The first few nights after New year's Day my owner read me regularly. But now I guess I've been forgotten.
FEBRUARY 24 - I got out to Sunday School today and my owner used me for family devotions.
APRIL 10 - I was dusted today and put on the center table in the living room. Special company was here, but now I'm back on the shelf again.
MAY 12 - Busy day. My owner had to lead a lesson at church. Had quite a time finding me, and then hunted and hunted to find the texts he needed.
JUNE 5 - I'm in grandma's lap. She's here on a visit. She let a tear fall on Colossians 2:5-7 when Paul praised the believers for living in Jesus.
JUNE 9 - In grandma's lap again. I've been here every day. It is such a comfort to be appreciated and loved.
JUNE 10 - Grandma is gone and I'm back in the same old place. She kissed me before she left.
JULY 4 - Had a couple of 4-leaf clovers stuck in me today.
AUGUST 1 - Packed in a suitcase with clothes. Off on a vacation, I guess.
AUGUST 7 - Still in the suitcase.
AUGUST 15 - Home again and on the shelf. Not sure why he took me along.
OCTOBER 18 - Pastor visited today, so I was put on the center table in the living room.
NOVEMBER 10 - Was brought to church today and held up to be counted.
DECEMBER 16 - Dusted off today but not opened. Wish grandma would come and visit again.
DECEMBER 31 - Today I was used at the dinner table. Each member of the family was blindfolded in turn and put a finger on a "good luck" verse for the new year. Everyone was quiet when my owner's finger landed on Hosea 4:6.
(Larry Reed, Bill Champion)
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
March Planned For Next August
Blind Bishop Appointed To See
Lingerie Shipment Hijacked - Thief Gives Police The Slip
L.A. Voters Approve Urban Renewal By Landslide
Patient At Death's Door - Doctors Pull Him Through
Croupiers On Strike - Management: "No Big Deal"
Stadium Air Conditioning Fails - Fans Protest
Teacher Strikes Idle Kids
Lawyers Give Poor Free Legal Advice
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
Fund Set Up for Beating Victim's Kin
Killer Sentenced to Die for Second Time in 10 Years
Cancer Society Honors Marlboro Man
Nicaragua Sets Goal to Wipe Out Literacy
Autos Killing 110 a Day - Let's Resolve to Do Better
20-Year Friendship Ends at Altar
Half of U.S. High Schools Require Some Study for Graduation
Blind Woman Gets New Kidney from Dad She Hasn't Seen in Years
Man is Fatally Slain
Death Causes Loneliness, Feelings of Isolation
Defendants Speech Ends in Long Sentence
Police Discover Crack in Australia
Stiff Opposition Expected to Casketless Funeral Plan
Collegians are Turning to Vegetables
Scientists to Have Ford's Ear
Quarter of a Million Chinese Live on Water
Hershey Bars Protest
County Officials to Talk Rubbish
Carter Plans Swell Deficit
Caribbean Islands Drift to Left
(Ellen Green via E-zine: FAST EDDIE'S FUNNIES http://recommend- it.com/l.z.e?s=154533)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Display above publically accessible photocopiers or fax machines.
Alles touristen und non-technishen looken peepers! Das machine is nicht fur der fingerpoken und mittengrabben. Is easy schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen und popencorken mit spitzen sparken. Das machine is diggen by experten only. Is nicht fur gerwerken by das dummkopfen. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen das cottenpiken hands in das pockets. Relaxen und watchen das blinkenlights.
(E-zine: KITTY'S DAILY MEWS http://www.katscratch.com)
How does air temperature vary with altitude? . . . Moving away from the Earth's surface, air temperature decreases steadily to a low of around -63 degrees Celsius (-81 degrees Fahrenheit) at around 15-20 kilometers (9-12 miles). The temperature decreases because lower layers are warmed by contact with the ground, which absorbs much more solar energy than the air does.
Above that layer, the air warms to about 0 degrees C (32 degrees F), at 50 kilometers (31 miles). Air at that height is warmer because a layer of ozone molecules absorbs the sun's ultraviolet light.
Above the ozone layer is another cold layer, but then the temperature soars to over 2,000 degrees C (3632 degrees F) in the thermosphere, above about 130 kilometers (81 miles). It remains hot right out into interplanetary space.
Why is the thermosphere so hot? Because the very thin air at that height is stirred up by the solar wind, a constant sleet of high-energy particles flying out of the sun, and because the few remaining oxygen molecules absorb the sun's light.
The structure of Earth's atmosphere:
As hot as it is, the thermosphere does not "feel" hot:
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