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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 21, 2002
Make your life a mission - not an intermission. - Arnold Glasgow
Source: Bits & Pieces, October 10, 1996, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com
Subjects: Goals, Mission
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
SMILE AT REJECTIONS
"I'm trying to make it as a free lance writer, but all I seem to receive are reject letters and suggestions for improvement. At what point do call it quits?" - Warren F.
Give up? Never!
When I began soliciting publishers with my ideas I had plenty of "Thanks, but no thanks," replies. Now, with book sales that have past a million, that seems like the distant past.
When Fred Astaire had his first screen test at MGM, the casting director wrote this memo: "Can't act! Slightly bald! Can dance a little." Guess where that note was finally displayed - over the fireplace of Astaire's mansion in Beverly Hills.
Albert Einstein was practically a social outcast. He was severely criticized because he seldom wore sock or cut his hair. One concerned person wrote, "He could be mentally retarded."
Ken Taylor's paraphrased version of the Bible was rejected by 63 publishers. He finally started his own company to publish "The Living Bible" and it became one of the biggest bestsellers of all time.
And here's what a football expert wrote after studying Vince Lombardi's early coaching style: "He possesses minimal football knowledge. Lacks motivation."
Don't be overly concerned with criticism. It will be far outweighed by your tenacity and perseverance.
By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2001, http://www.neileskelin.com
Subjects: Perseverance, Rejection, Difficulties
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
WE LIVE and WE LEARN
Age 6 - I've learned that if you spread the peas out on your plate, it looks like you ate more.
Age 7 - I've learned that you can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
Age 7 - I've learned that if you laugh and drink soda pop at the same time, it will come out your nose.
Age 10 - I've learned that you should never jump out of a second story window using a sheet for a parachute.
Age 11 - I've learned that if you want to get even with someone at camp, you rub their underwear in poison ivy.
Age 13 - I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up.
Age 16 - I've learned that when my parents are in a bad mood, it's best to agree to everything they say or things get nasty.
Age 27 - I've learned that I should never praise my mother's cooking when I'm eating something fixed by my wife.
Age 30 - I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.
Age 31 - I've learned that nothing really bad happens when you tear those little "do not remove" tags from pillows.
Age 42 - I've learned that marrying for money is the hardest way of getting it.
Age 52 - I've learned that if you like garlic salt and Tabasco sauce you can make almost anything taste good.
Age 53 - I've learned that after age 50 you get the furniture disease. That's when your chest falls into your drawers.
Source: Live and Learn and Pass it on
Submitted by Elisa Wimer
Subjects: Learned, Rules
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A rookie cop was asked the following question on an examination: "How would
you go about dispersing a crowd?"
He answered: "Take up an offering. That does it every time."
Source: PRAYER WORKS E-mail List
Subjects: Police, Tests
ELECTROMAGNETIC SPACE LAUNCHES
Given the prohibitively high cost of sending rockets into space, NASA is seriously looking into whether electromagnets can do the job.
A spacecraft burns hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel to reach orbit. Using electromagnetic power would be a much cleaner and safer method of launching vehicles. The cost of rocket departures would drop from $10,000 per pound to $1,000 per pound. The weight of the fuel and oxider that's needed to be carried onboard can also be decreased, allowing the spacecraft to carry more payload into space.
Magnetic levitation, or maglev for short, works by using opposing magnetic polarities to lift a metal sled carrying a plane off the tracks. For propulsion, the magnetic fields in the sled and in the rails repel each other, pushing the vehicle forward. Last spring, NASA succeeded in magnetically launching a model plane, which accelerated to 60 miles an hour in less than half a second. NASA's next hurdle is launching a rocket at 150 mph on a track that can carry up to two tons. Then there's the question of money. They have only $30,000 for the next phase of this project.
Source: Nybble http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nybble
Subjects: Levitation, Space