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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 7, 2003
Ninety percent of those who fail are not actually defeated. They simply quit. - Paul J. Meyer, Entrepreneur and writer
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In his autobiography, "Breaking Barriers," syndicated columnist Carl Rowan tells about a teacher who greatly influenced his life. Rowan relates: Miss Thompson reached into her desk drawer and pulled out a piece of paper containing a quote attributed to Chicago architect Daniel Burnham. I listened intently as she read: "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans, aim high in hope and work. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us."
More than 30 years later, I gave a speech in which I said that Frances
Thompson had given me a desperately needed belief in myself. A newspaper
printed the story, and someone mailed the clipping to my beloved teacher.
She wrote me: "You have no idea what that newspaper story meant to me. For
years, I endured my brother's arguments that I had wasted my life. That I
should have married and had a family. When I read that you gave me credit
for helping to launch a marvelous career, I put the clipping in front of my
brother. After he'd read it, I said, 'You see, I didn't really waste my
life, did I?'"
By Carl Rowan, "Breaking Barriers"
"Breaking Barriers: A Memoir," By Rowan, Carl T., Published by Harpercollins (Jan 1, 1992) ISBN: 0060974478, http://isbn.nu/0060974478
Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2003 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.swanlake.twoffice.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
"German Talk Translations"
Part 1 of 2 [Jan 7, 17]
Dog Catcher's Truck:
Garage for Truck:
So urce: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A member of the faculty in a London medical college was appointed an honorary physician to the king. He proudly wrote a notice on the blackboard in his classroom:
"Professor Jennings informs his students that he has been appointed honorary physician to His Majesty, King George."
When he returned to the class-room in the afternoon he found written below his note:
"God save the King."
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
How well do hedges act as wind barriers?
Wind barriers such as hedges give protection downwind for a distance of up to ten times the height of the barrier.
Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com