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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 14, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

A man with outward courage dares to die. A man with inward courage dares to live. - Lao-Tzu

Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day, mailto:molly.rhea@gmail.com?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day


When my son was a toddler, we took hand-in-hand neighborhood strolls. He would pull at my protecting grip toward the street when a truck passed. Not wanting to punish him for the natural desire to touch a truck, I would drop to my knees, hold him tightly in my arms and say, "Daddy loves you; stay with me. Don't go into the street. Big owwy!"

Later my wife, Mary, took him to a program at a church facility on a busy street. As the program ended, all the kids jumped up and ran out of the room to play. The moms ran out after them, and Mary followed them outside. There, she told me, our son was standing on the sidewalk shouting to the other children, "No street! Owwy! Stay here!"

I was proud of my boy on that occasion. And I was gratified to hear my fathering seemed to be working. Like father, like son.

By Gordon Dalbey


Source: Leadership Weekly, http://tinyurl.com/fqm43

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

An internet blogger has traded a red paperclip for his own house in a year.

Kyle MacDonald posted the red clip on the barter section of an advertising website in Canada and was offered a fish-shaped pen.

Kyle traded that for a ceramic doorknob, which he swapped for a camping stove. Then came a generator, which he exchanged for a beer keg and Budweiser sign.

The 26-year-old bartered them for a snowmobile. Next came a holiday, a truck and a record deal.

A wannabe singer took the contract, offering in exchange a year’s rent in a flat in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kyle swapped that for an afternoon with rocker Alice Cooper which was traded for a Kiss snow globe. Incredibly, the snow globe became the key to his success.

LA Law star Corbin Bernsen, 51, a collector, traded a film role for the item.

Locals in Kipling, Saskatchewan gave Kyle a three-bed house for the role. They have also pledged to build him a giant red paperclip monument.

“It’s the most unbelievable offer,” said the odd-job man. He now hopes to get a job in a grocery store in the town.

Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com


A couple of old guys were golfing when one said he was going to Dr. Taylor for a new set of dentures in the morning.

His friend remarked that he had gone to the same dentist a few years before.
"Is that so?" the first said. "Did he do a good job?"

"Well, I was on the course yesterday when the fellow on the ninth hole hooked a shot," he said. "The ball must have been going 200 mph when it hit me in the stomach. That," he added, "was the first time in two years my teeth didn't hurt."

Source: Smile a Day Newsletter (c), http://www.net153.com/best.htm

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

A dog made a Lassie-style rescue after a boy of eight fell 30ft from a rope swing into a river, breaking both arms.

Nye Thomas wrapped Bud's lead around himself and the collie labrador cross dragged him out of the water and up the bank of the Tawe in Swansea.

Bud then ran back to the nearby family home where his barks alerted Nye's parents, reports the BBC.

"You hear about dogs helping people but until it happens to you, you don't release how grateful you are to have good pets," said Nye's father Richard.

Nye was hurt when he was playing on the swing while taking Bud for a walk.

"I was just having fun and I fell off," he said. "Bud just dragged me out. It was really, really painful."

Covered in mud, Nye was taken to hospital where X-rays revealed he had broken bones in both arms.

Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com

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