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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 1, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. - Malcolm Forbes, Publisher

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the- funnies

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

"All I Really Need To Know, I Learned In Kindergarten"

If you want to know how to live, what to do, and how to be, pick up a copy of Robert Fulghum's wonderful book, "All I Really Need To Know, I Learned In Kindergarten." These are the things I learned, says Fulghum:

Share everything.

Play fair.

Don't hit people.

Put things back where you found them.

Clean up your own mess.

Don't take things that aren't yours.

Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.

Flush.

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.

Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.

And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - look.

Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.

From: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things, Published by Ivy Books, Copyright (c) September 1993, ISBN: 080410526X http://isbn.nu/080410526X/price

Source: Bits & Pieces, DATE, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com

Source: Quotation Sensation, http://www.QuotationSensation.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

TIPS FOR MOMS & DADS Part 6 of 18

HINT #101: Reserve the New Year's Eve babysitter on January 2.
HINT #102: You can blame just about anything on teething.
HINT #103: Some of the great minds of our time were bed wetters.
HINT #104: Let someone else break the news about Santa Claus.
HINT #105: Not everyone can win the Pillsbury Bake-Off.
HINT #106: Iodine really DOES sting.
HINT #107: Mother's Day comes but once a year--milk it.
HINT #108: Adjust allowances for cost of living.
HINT #109: Cookie dough is better than cookies.
HINT #110: Don't let the kids forget Father's Day.
HINT #111: Tie their mittens together.
HINT #112: When they say they've got to go, stop!
HINT #113: An unmade bed is easier to get into.
HINT #114: Prove there's no monster under the bed.
HINT #115: Hugs are the antidotes to nightmares.
HINT #116: Don't put their favorite blankie in the wash.
HINT #117: Disney World is not optional.
HINT #118: A little fast food never killed anyone.
HINT #119: They already know more about computers than you do.
HINT #120: Even George Bush didn't eat his broccoli.

[The eighteen parts of "Tips for Moms & Dads" can be found in the following issues of WITandWISDOM(tm): 2001 - #1 Mar 1, #2 Apr 2, #3 May 1, #4 Jun 1, #5 Jul 2, #6 Aug 1, #7 Sep 3, #8 Oct 1, 1998 - #9 Jan 1, #10 Feb 2, #11 Mar 2, #12 Apr 1, #13 May 1, #14 Jun 1, #15 Jul 1, #16 Aug 3, #17 Sep 1, #18 Oct 1]

Source: Humor R Us http://humor.morstad.org/

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

One boy to another: "Enjoy kindergarten while you can, kid - in first grade, there are no naps." - By James Estes in Woman's World

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) February 1999, http://www.readersdigest.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How much radiation do people normally absorb?

We all absorb radiation all the time, both from the world and from within our own bodies. Our bodies can usually repair any damage caused to cells. Recent studies even suggest that without the natural background radiation, cell repair mechanisms would become dormant, making us much more vulnerable to sudden bursts of radiation.

Every second each of us is penetrated by more than 100 cosmic rays. In the same second, more than 50,000 gamma rays from our surroundings zip through us at the speed of light, while thousands of potassium atoms and two or three uranium atoms within our bodies release more radiation. With each breath, we also take in several radioactive atoms (mostly radon gas from the Earth) that decay in our lungs.

Natural background radiation, sources and amounts:
http://www.triumf.ca/safety/tsn/tsn_6_2/section3_9.html
http://www.rerf.or.jp/eigo/glossary/backgrou.htm

Source : Cool Fact of the Day, http://features.learningkingdom.com/fact/


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