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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 13, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident." - Charles Lamb

Source: Awesome Quotes, http://www.coolnewsletters.com


Today's Special Thoughts features a unique article by John Hoh Jr. Mr. Hoh considers the tragic events of September 11 from a spiritual perspective. You may view this pictorial article at: http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/3307/79739

~~~~~ ~~ THIS & THAT:

By Arthur Hoppe

On the morning of his 42nd birthday, Grabwell Grommet awoke to the peal of particularly ominous thunder. Glancing out the window with bleary eyes, he saw written in fiery letters across the sky:


With shaking hands, Grommet lit his first cigarette of the day. He didn't question the message. You don't question messages like that. His only question was, "Who?"

At breakfast as he salted his fried eggs, he told his wife Gratia, "Someone is trying to kill me."

"Who?" she asked with horror.

Grommet slowly stirred the cream and sugar into his coffee and shook his head. "I don't know," he said.

Convinced though he was, Grommet couldn't go to the police with such a story. He decided his only course of action was to go about his daily routine and hope somehow to outwit his would-be murderer.

He tried to think on the drive to the office. But the frustrations of making time by beating lights and switching lanes occupied him wholly. Nor, once behind his desk, could he find a moment, what with jangling phones, urgent memos and the problems and decisions piling up as they did each day.

It wasn't until his second martini at lunch that the full terror of his position struck him. It was all he could do to finish his lasagna Milanese.

"I can't panic," he said to himself, lighting up his cigar. "I simply must live my life as usual."

So he worked till seven as usual. Drove home fast as usual. Had his two cocktails as usual. Studied business reports as usual. And took his usual two sleeping pills in order to get his usual six hours of sleep.

As the days passed, he manfully stuck to his routine. And as the months went by, he began to take a perverse pleasure in his ability to survive.

"Whoever's trying to get me," he'd say proudly to his wife, "hasn't got me yet. I'm too smart for him."

"Oh, please be careful," she'd reply, ladling him a second helping of beef stroganoff.

The pride grew as he managed to go on living for years. But, as it must to all men, death came at last to Grabwell Grommet. It came at his desk on a particularly busy day. He was 53.

His grief-stricken widow demanded a full autopsy.

But it showed only emphysema, arteriosclerosis, duodenal ulcers, cirrhosis of the liver, cardiac necrosis, a cerebrovascular aneurysm, pulmonary edema, obesity, circulatory insufficiency and a touch of lung cancer.

"How glad Grabwell would have been to know," said the widow smiling proudly through her tears, "that he died of natural causes."

Source: Bits & Pieces, August 15, 1996, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com


My husband was playing the Life of Christ board game with our sons, 5-year-old Adam and 7-year-old Evan, on a Friday night. I was getting supper, and periodically Adam would come over to solicit help with the answers. One question was "What was Jesus' first temptation in the wilderness?"

Without thinking, I gave him the wrong answer, and when he said, "Satan wanted Jesus to turn the bread into stones," my husband replied: "No! That's what Mommy does!"

By Fawn Gagnon, Shirley, Massachusetts

Source: Adventist Review, (c) November 2000

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

when a right-click function is disabled:

Usually this function is disabled with a script placed on the specific web page. To view the image outside the web page you have to find the image's web address. You can easily do this by viewing the web page source.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer, select the "View" Menu and choose "Source" from this menu. The code for the web page will display in NotePad.

In Netscape Navigator, select the "View" Menu and choose "Page Source" from this menu. The HTML code for the web page will display in a Netscape generated screen. (Or you can view image URLs by selecting the "View" Menu and choosing "Page Info.")

Now, you can scroll down through the code from this web page to find the web address of the image in question. This may take a small bit of HTML knowledge, but you should be able to find the location of the image inside the IMG SRC tags.

For example let's say you wanted to save the Altavista logo off the following URL: http://www.altavista.com
(The right click menu is available but this is used to explain the alternate method.)

Example Code to look for:
<a href="/r?H01"> <img src="http://a12.g.akamai.net/7/12/282/02/av.com/static/i/av.gif" width=211height=45 border=0 alt=AltaVista align=baseline> </a> 

Example Image Address

Now, you simply take the web address and combine it with the image address or use the address provided in the IMG SRC statement.

When you load the image -- viola! All by itself it can easily be saved using RIGHT CLICK as usual.

Hope this is useful to someone!
Melanie Slayback, Walton, KY

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