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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 10, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed." - Peter Drucker

Source: Inspiration A Day!, http://joshhinds.com/ezines.html


In the mid-1500s Bernard Gilpin, accused of heresy before Bishop Bonner, set out for London to be tried for heresy, and probably beheaded. His favorite maxim was, "All things are for the best." On his journey he broke his leg. "Is it all for the best now?" jested a scorner. "I still believe so," he replied.

Before he was able to resume his journey, Queen Mary died. Instead of going to London to be burned, he returned home in triumph.

From: Life of Bernard Gilpin, London, 1752, reissued in Lives of the Reformers, vol. ii., 1809; A. A Wood, Pasti Oxoniensee, ed. P. Bliss, i. 129, ib. 1820; DNB, xxi. 378-380

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Meet Us at The Corner of NO and WAY
Odd street corners and connections in the U.S.:

The corner of GRINN and BARRETT DRIVES in West Chester, Ohio

THISA WAY leads to THATA WAY and eventually to BYTHA WAY in Orange County, California

HICKORY and DICKORY AVENUES, which intersect DOCK STREET in Harahan, Louisiana

The corner of HO and HUM roads in Carefree, Arizona


BLAND STREET and GORE ROAD intersect in Pueblo, Colorado

From: Bonehead of the Day Award http://bonehead.oddballs.com

Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) July 26, 2001, http://www.oregonian.com/

Submitted by Barbara Henry


A rabbi was talking with the local Methodist minister and was complaining that several of the most devout and generous members of the synagogue had recently converted to the Quaker faith. "I never thought I'd have to say that some of my best Jews are Friends!"

Submitted by Bryan Myers

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The Dead Sea isn't dead and it's not a sea. While no fish can live in the super-salty waters (7-8 times saltier than seawater), salt living micro-organisms thrive there. Furthermore, it is a salt lake. Its shore, 396 m (1,299 ft) below the mean sea level of the eastern Mediterranean, is the lowest place on the Earth's surface.

Source: "Reader's Digest Book of Facts," by Reader's Digest, Published by Putnam Pub Group (T), Copyright (c) June 1, 1995, ISBN: 0895776928, http://isbn.nu/0895776928

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