Category: Parts of Speech

What would you do if you could?

?Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.? ?Mark Cain It?s been a week of spontaneity. Walking across the world, participation in a ?rescue? to help children caught in the middle of a foreign civil war, planning a missions trip to a remote part of Asia and contact duck-duck-goose. I couldn?t personally fit all these into my […]

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Exploring other beliefs can be helpful

?The mind is like a parachute?it only works when it?s open.? ?Lily Tomlin   How many times have you had it all figured out and then realized you didn?t? Instead of having everything spelled out for us from the get-go, we sometimes have to learn it the hard way, or at least the slow way. It?s the reason movies like […]

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Which half of the brain to engage?

Want to be a reliable eyewitness? Close your right eye. Tunneling your vision through your left eye only will give you a better chance of accurately remembering the details.

According to an April 2008 study reported in the British newspaper, The Times, it?s all about the hemispheres of the brain. The left side deals in logic, the right side deals in emotions.

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Dare we confess our teenage idiocies?

?797,500 children (younger than 18) were reported missing in a one-year period of time studied resulting in an average of 2,185 children being reported missing each day.? ?From 2002 report by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention   Eventually, we all reach the age when we?re comfortable confessing our teenage idiocies to our parents. Actually, the word […]

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White lies: A parent?s teaching tool

?There are times that when truth and kindness conflict, one ought to choose kindness, especially when a little honesty is better than a lot.? ?Leroy Jack Syrop If I was the betting type, and I am, I?d wager most parents have stretched the truth a time or two with their kids. It?s probably not the best strategy to take in […]

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Women are prepared to take their place

?I?m not for women in any job. I don?t want any of want them around. Thank God we don?t have any in the cabinet…. I don?t think a woman should be in any government job whatever. I mean, I really don?t. The reason why I do is mainly because they are erratic. And emotional. Men are erratic and emotional, too, […]

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Suggestion has become an art form

We propose a Civility Check that can accurately tell whether the e-mail you?re about to send is angry and caution you, ?Warning?this appears to be an uncivil e-mail. Do you really and truly want to send it?? ?Excerpt from ?Nudge? by Richard Thaler and Cass. R. Sunstein Experiments on human behavior are in full force inside stalls of the men?s […]

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There’s nothing like a good library

?As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her.?

?Erma Bombeck

There aren?t many places a person can walk into and get everything for free. Without a police escort back out, anyway. As I write this, I can only think of one. The library.

Some people have never stepped foot in one. Some were forced to in high school and then forgot they existed. Others may accidently wander in from time to time looking for a public restroom. These people may not need the library and that?s OK with me. I prefer a shorter checkout line anyway and if I am looking for a certain movie, I want it to be in stock. Fewer people in the library make it easier for me to get what I need and move on.

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Forget the Joneses, keep up with you

?How?s being broke working for you?? ?Jon Hanson, financial writer and speaker

All those who got a Christ?mas bonus, raise your hand. All those who hit the holiday sales with your Christmas cash, raise your new iPod, Blackberry or Wii console. OK, then?. All those who stuck that extra money into savings, raise your hand.

Wow, surface visibility on the ground just shot way up. Nary a hand in sight.

Maybe a couple. I?m sure there are a few of you disciplined enough to have saved your bonus or Grandma?s yearly $10 bill. You?re smart but not necessarily popular. If only we could all be like you!

But most of us aren?t. We like things. Lots of things. And we?d like those things NOW, thank you very much! Even?especially?at the holidays when spending is disguised as ?giving,? it brings about the same result.

Everybody?s broke. Or is it that simple? Broke implies having no money. Broke people can take heart?you can always make more money. Work a few extra hours or pick up a side job and you can catch up to your bills again. Be thankful that you?re not caught up in the real crisis.

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Google is the Kleenex of today

?Google?s culture is unlike any in corporate America, and it?s not because of the whimsical lava lamps and large rubber balls, or the fact that one of the company?s chefs used to cook for the Grateful Dead.? ?Google corporate Web site


If you Google top search engines, you?ll Google itself, meaning you?ll hit on Google, which just re-emphasizes its No. 1 position.

Make sense?

I can?t technically explain that beyond saying most Internet users find stuff with Google.

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