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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 3, 2000
"I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose!" - Woodrow T. Wilson
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
HOW I GET THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES? . . .
By Richard Wimer
In my life journey difficult times have threatened my health, my work, my marriage, my connection with God, my very existence. I am not through my difficult times and won't be in this world. I am learning that I continue to learn new things because of difficult times. Through difficult times I am learning to understanding myself and God more clearly. I am learning that acceptance and understanding is the best gift someone can give. I am learning that advice is best withheld until it is requested and that advice that does not come from experience is at best distasteful and at worst is life threatening. I am learning the importance of listening to my feelings which tell me about the real me. I am learning that to feel the hurt is often very healing. I am learning that helping someone else can often bring me relief from my hurting. I am learning that pain often turns to richness. I am learning the richness of personal friendship with Jesus that I would not have had without difficult times. In difficult times I am learning more of what to really value. I am learning that this life is in fact a war zone and that I should expect difficult times rather than be surprised them. I am learning that God can bring good from every situation. I am learning that this world is not my home and I am just passing through . . . my difficult times.
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
"I'm Proud to Be an Okie Singin' Karaoke"
. . . and other titles from country songs, as created by readers of New York Magazine:
"Some Assembly Is Required for the Pieces of My Heart"
"Run Down Your Man"
"I Only Miss You on a Day That Ends in Why"
"She Walked With Her Hair Held High"
"Going Bald Over You"
"Ain't No Trash Been in My Trailer Since the Night I Threw You Out"
"Kentucky, My Kind of Town"
"I'll Take ‘Heartbreak' for $500, Alex, Please"
"Baked My Sweetie a Pie but He Left With a Tart"
"You, Me, and Everybody Going Down to the Betty Ford"
"You've Got Me Down in the Dumps, but I Find Lotsa Good Stuff There"
- from "The Oregonian," June 1, 1999
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
It seems that John and Ruth were riding along in their horse-drawn buggy ,and as they rode they were having a big argument. All of a sudden they hit a large chuckhole, his wife fell out and John drove on Ruthlessly. - Submitted by Larry Dull as told to him by his young son aged 5.
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Why do we use alternating electric current? . . . Household electricity alternates in polarity sixty times per second (fifty in some countries). Thirty times per second, the positive pole changes to the negative pole, then changes back. Why?
The first commercial electricity was supplied as direct current (DC), in which each electrical pole is constant. This worked fine for short distances at low power, but it was impractical to send DC power very far from the generating station.
Efficient long-line transmission requires high voltage, because less energy is lost that way. Transforming DC power (changing its voltage) is difficult. Since alternating current is easy to convert to different voltages using simple coil transformers, it was chosen for its flexibility.
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