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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 3, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

In creating, the only hard thing’s to begin; a grass-blade’s no easier to make than an oak. – James Russell Lowell, 1819 – 1891

Source: The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time, Edited by John M. Shanahan, Copyright © 1999, http://isbn.nu/0060194111


A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old University of Notre Dame lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said:
"If you noticed, all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and are eyeing each other's cups."

"Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change."

"Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it."

Source: Nascent Dew Drops, http://www.topica.com/lists/Nascent_Dew_Drops/

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Dangling Participles

The burglar was about 30 years old, white, 5' 10", with wavy hair weighing about 150 pounds.

The family lawyer will read the will tomorrow at the residence of Mr. Hannon, who died June 19 to accommodate his relatives.

Mrs. Shirley Baxter, who went deer hunting with her husband, is very proud that she was able to shoot a fine buck as well as her husband.

Organ donations from the living reached a record high last year, outnumbering donors who are dead for the first time.

The dog was hungry and made the mistake of nipping a 2-year-old that was trying to force feed it in his ear.

We spent most of our time sitting on the back porch watching the cows playing Scrabble and reading.

Hunting can also be dangerous, as in the case of pygmies hunting elephants armed only with spears.

Source: Cybersalt Digest, http://www.cybersalt.org/


The other morning when I started our car it cranked a little longer than usual. My daughter, Olivia (11), asked "Daddy, why did the car take so long to boot?" - Alan Taylor, P.Eng., Transportation Planner

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

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