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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 11, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The 'sure thing' boat never gets far from shore." - Dale Carnegie

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There is a Chinese story of a farmer who used an old horse to till his fields. One day, the horse escaped into the hills and when the farmer's neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?" A week later, the horse returned with a herd of horses from the hills and this time the neighbors congratulated the farmer on his good luck. His reply was, "Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?" Then, when the farmer's son was attempting to tame one of the wild horses, he fell off its back and broke his leg. Everyone thought this very bad luck. Not the farmer, whose only reaction was, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?" Some weeks later, the army marched into the village and conscripted every able-bodied youth they found there. When they saw the farmer's son with his broken leg, they let him off. Now was that good luck or bad luck? Who knows?

Everything that seems on the surface to be an evil may be a good in disguise. And everything that seems good on the surface may really be an evil. So we are wise when we leave it to God to decide what is good fortune and what misfortune, and thank him that all things turn out for good with those who love him.

By Anthony de Mello - Sadhana

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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

TOP REASONS FOR BEING A . . . . Part 2 of 4 [Sept 1, 11, 21, 29]

You don't have to worry about a woman stealing your job.

Or a pre adolescent boy.

Action heroes are always basses. That is - if they ever sang, they would sing bass.

You get great memorable lyrics like bop, bop, bop, bop, boong ching.... boong chi-ching.

If the singing job doesn't work out, there's always broadcasting.

You never need to learn to read the treble clef.

If you get a cold, so what.

For fun, you can sing at the bottom of your range and fool people into thinking there's an earthquake.

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During an attack of laryngitis I lost my voice completely for two days. To help me communicate with him, my husband devised a system of taps. One tap meant, "Give me a kiss," two taps meant "No," three taps meant "Yes," and 95 taps meant "Take out the garbage."

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How is dry ice made? . . .

Dry ice - frozen carbon dioxide - is often used to preserve perishable food, such as ice cream (God bless it). But you might perish if you ever ingested dry ice because its temperature is around -110 degrees F. It's cold enough to burn you if you even touch it.

They make dry ice by subjecting carbon dioxide to very high pressure and extreme cold. It turns into a liquid that, when it evaporates, forms a deeply frigid, snow-like substance. That "snow" is then compressed into blocks of dry ice. If allowed to "melt," dry ice goes directly from a solid state back to a gas, a process known as sublimation.

From: The World Book Encyclopedia

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