Monthly Archives: August 2005

Cat Physics

I, along with a number of you who are reading this, have friends or relatives in New Orleans, and are appaled and pained by the devastation this hurricane has inflicted on that part of the country, as well as the psyche … Continue reading

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TRUST   At the time we emerge form the womb, we have it. Babies instinctively reach out to a figure approaching them. We begin with the tendency to trust, and then painfully learn that the world and the some of … Continue reading

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To my friend

I spoke with a friend yesterday who told me his dog had just died. His youngest daughter was only three when they got the puppy, and she essentialy grew into her teen years with him. Now he’s dead, and the … Continue reading

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Word Play

Words have always held a fascination for me, as they have for anyone who writes. The following is some great examples of word play. Enjoy!     The Washington Post’s "Style Invitational" asked readers to take any word from the … Continue reading

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Service- 2

A new friend asked me today describe a service project I had been involved with, which prompted me to recall the following two quotations I have found to be particularly meaningful to me:   "I don’t know what your destiny … Continue reading

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Death by Stupidity

  DEATH BY STUPIDITY   In case you need further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here is some actual label instructions on consumer goods.   On Sears’s hairdryer:  "Do not use while sleeping." (Gee, that’s the … Continue reading

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MEMORY   One writes against memory, not with it. One writes to measure loss. Today is the anniversary of my father’s death; tomorrow is the anniversary of the loss of my mother. Like the gradual glitch of shifting faults, almost … Continue reading

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CHOCOLATE – THE ALL CONSUMING PASSION   For those of you for whom chocolate is not just a passing fancy but a philosophy by which to live, but whose cravings are afflicted with guilt about health and nutrition, I offer … Continue reading

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