Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Could Use of Social Media Crush ‘Big Brother’?

Despite my sympathies with the protesters, I still think the evidence is in that President Ahmadinejad won the Iranian election. But this article's right: the internet -- and especially social media sites -- are a potent tool to destroy tyrants.

Tyrants detest freedom, and especially freedoms of expression and thought. We should use the social media to bring down tyrants whenever we can.

What you are

"You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are."

Anna Quindlen
Essayist and Novelist

Monday, June 29, 2009

Natural Aromatase Inhibitors are Best Prevention of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

"(NaturalNews) One of the answers to breast cancer prevention has been right under our noses all along. When diets high in natural foods that inhibit the aromatase enzyme are eaten, breast cancers in postmenopausal women don't get a chance to start, according to research from the University of Munster in Germany. Scientists there have found that aromatase inhibitors are what keep normal cells from developing to the point where they can be classified as Grade 1 cancer."

Being appreciated

"Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret."

Mary Kay Ash
1915-2001, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Obama administration seeks to quash suit by 9/11 families

I admit it. Even I was fooled.

I didn't vote for Obama. I thought his policies were in error.

But even I thought that after the last few years of the Bush administration's draconian policies, he might open a few doors. Shed a little light. Bring more transparency into the government.

I was wrong.

The Obama administration has continued the same Bush administration policies of hiding information, blocking access, and fooling the American people. This is just the latest example.

(The fact that this article -- which I largely agree with -- comes from the World Socialist web site is an indication of how crazy things are. I'm not a socialist -- far from it -- but both those who love and cherish freedom, as well as those on the left have come to realize in the last several months that this is -- once again -- a proto-fascist administration, and in reality just the third Bush administration. We were almost all fooled).

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Watch This BEFORE You Get that Mammogram

Your Diet Can Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer

"A new review assessed whether certain modifications in diet have a beneficial effect on the prevention of prostate cancer. Results suggest that a diet high in fruits and vegetables is beneficial in preventing and treating the cancer."

Thursday, June 25, 2009

How To Do What You Have To Do

"How often do you get that heavy feeling that weighs down your entire body so the only thing you really feel like doing is watching TV?

Use these tips to get back to work and see your productivity soar."

Where happiness is found

"Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late. Today, this hour, this minute is the day, the hour, the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life is good, with all of its trials and troubles, and perhaps more interesting because of them."

Robert R. Updegraff
Author of "Be Thankful For Your Troubles"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Eating Mushrooms Slashes Risk of Breast Cancer by Two-Thirds

"(NaturalNews) Regular mushroom consumption can decrease a woman's risk of breast cancer by two thirds, researchers have found."

A free flow of information ...

"We seek a free flow of information...

we are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts,

foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.

For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge

the truth and falsehood in an open market

is a nation that is afraid of its people."

John F. Kennedy


"Remember, happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think."

Dale Carnegie
1888-1955, Writer and Lecturer

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


The windows were open last night, and sometime during the dark hours, a cat began fiercely wailing.

Nerd that I am, I lay awake a few minutes thinking about the term caterwauling, and wondering its derivation.

Well, wonder no more. Here it is: Middle English *caterwawlen : *cater, tomcat; akin to Low German kater + wawlen, wrawlen, to yowl (ultimately of imitative origin).

Of imitative origin. I like that.

And in case you haven't had the pleasure of hearing this cacophony recently, here's a short example:

The Real Reason Why Breast Cancer is Plummeting

"A decrease in deaths from breast cancer accounted for 37 percent of the reduction in the death rate among women during the 15-year period. This is largely due to a decreased use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which has been shown to increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer."

This Potent Spice Taken as Little as Once a Week Can Fight Dementia

"New research shows that eating curry once or twice a week could help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The key reason is curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric."

Who Knew Preventing Kidney Stones was This Easy?

"The number one risk factor for kidney stones is not drinking enough water. If you aren’t drinking enough, your urine will simply have higher concentrations of substances that can form stones."

After everyone else is asleep

"I do not have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep."

Greg Evans

Monday, June 22, 2009

Holding someone down

"As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might."

Marian Anderson
1902-1993, Concert and Opera Singer

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Are Clouds Destroying Your Health?

"As you’re likely aware, I live and work in the Seattle area, which gets famously little direct sun. July and August are really our only truly “sunny” months of the year.[1] Sea-Tac airport actually has a “sun gauge” (most airports have rain gauges only), and it records an average 227 days of total cloud cover per year. So since the sun’s not going to do the job for me, I’ve been taking my vitamin D since “waking up” to natural medicine in 1972. Over the years, I’ve increased the amount steadily towards 5,000 IU daily as more and more favorable vitamin D research appeared, especially since vitamin D has been shown to significantly reduce risk of prostate, breast, and colon cancer, and two of these have occurred in my family."

12 Compelling Reasons to Ditch Stress from Your Life

This Hormone Makes Counting Calories Irrelevant

"It is amazing how the little twists and turns of researchers can have such a profound impact on what we generally come to realize as “scientific truth.” Let me share a recent fascinating example of how this impacted one of the most powerful hormones in your body."

How to save on almost everything you buy online

Here's how you save 30% on every web domain you buy.

Search Google for "domains" and "discounts." At the
top of the page, you will see an ad for GoDaddy. It sells
domain registration for $6.99.

On its site, this costs $9.99.

Likewise, when you're buying anything online, so a search first: Google whatever item or service plus "discount."

Friday, June 19, 2009

Iranian Elections - The 'Stolen Elections' Hoax

The poodle media have been thumping the tub recently about the supposedly fraudulent elections in Iran for days now. The reality is that the war-mongering Obama administration simply doesn't care for the elected president of Iran. That's their business. It's not US business to seek to overthrow a democratically elected Ahmadinejad administration.

"There is hardly any election, in which the White House has a significant stake, where the electoral defeat of the pro-US candidate is not denounced as illegitimate by the entire political and mass media elite. In the most recent period, the White House and its camp followers cried foul following the free (and monitored) elections in Venezuela and Gaza, while joyously fabricating an 'electoral success' in Lebanon despite the fact that the Hezbollah-led coalition received over 53% of the vote."

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Can Selenium Cause Diabetes?

"Americans with diabetes have been found to have high levels of selenium in their bodies, leading some experts to believe that it could contribute to development of the disease. A research team has now recommended that U.S. residents stop taking supplements that contain selenium."

Media Blasts Oprah for Supporting Alternative Medicine

"Now, Oprah has been targeted by big industries before, such as when she dared talk about Mad Cow disease on her show – a topic that brought her a lawsuit by the meat industry.

But Oprah is not the only one in the crosshairs of what can only be described as an organized smear campaign against alternative medicine.

There’s a disturbing trend taking shape, with a recent onslaught of media articles seeking to put a bad spin on various complementary, alternative medicine and natural medicine options. The misinformation campaign is shifting into higher gear. Is it a very deliberate and concerted media strategy?"

Having -- and sharing

"The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have."

Leonard Nimoy

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Shepherd of our souls

"Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again;

when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,

that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls."

I Peter 2.21-25


"Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first."

Frederick Wilcox

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

How I know summer's here

When I was a child, we had Vacation Bible School at church, almost as soon as school was out.

And because that was still in the time when most women didn't work outside the home, the VBS was during the day. It began at 9 in the morning, and lasted until noon.

We would line up in the mornings, on the side of the church and march into the building.

And where we lined up, there was a row of mimosa trees. And since it was early June (in the early 1960s, our schools still ended fairly early -- around the end of May), the trees would be in bloom.

When I see the gentle flowers of this tree, I know summer's here. Because this tree -- native to southern and eastern Asia -- grows widely in Piedmont North Carolina. And we are blessed these few short weeks to enjoy their beauty and their full fragrance. "Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these," our Savior tells us in Luke 12.27. And since Solomon probably never made it to Iran or Korea or China, he probably never saw a mimosa tree. We get the chance.

Low Vitamin D May Be Root Cause of Cancer

"Reporting online in the current Annals of Epidemiology, they point to a host of research that suggests cancer develops when cells lose the ability to stick together in a healthy, normal way -- and the key factor to this initial triggering of a malignancy could well be a lack of vitamin D."

Can Vitamin D Deficiency Cause Alzheimer's Disease?

"There are several risk factors for the development of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. An increasing number of studies link these risk factors with vitamin D deficiency. Dr. William B. Grant of the Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center (SUNARC) suggests that further investigation of possible direct or indirect linkages between vitamin D and these dementias are needed."

Our dignity

"One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered."

Michael J. Fox

Monday, June 15, 2009

Savings on your cell phone bills

Here's an easy way to save money on your cell phone.

If your plan has a "calling circle" or some other such way that you can designate certain callers for unlimited calling, here's a number to add: 800-GOOG-411. (800-466-4411)

GOOG-411 is one of the Google corporation's recent innovations. Call this number, and you speak the name of the business (and the city and state where the business is located) and you get connected.

There's no charge from Google. And if you designate GOOG-411 as one of your free numbers, there's no charge from your cell company. What's more, this is really good for when you're on the road, and aren't able to look up a number. Or when you don't have the number.

It's really easy, really good, and using this plan, can even be free.

Long distance

A friend wrote, asking if I had a Skype account.

I've got one, but no computer cam.

We used Skype a lot when our daughter did study abroad in Italy last year. Skype is incredible.

I still think it funny when I remember long distance calls when I was a kid. I remember how someone who was called long distance was raced to the phone with great urgency. But it was a realistic race: phone rates were horrendously high.

Contrast that with last night, when -- 11:30 p.m. -- I got a call. Caller ID indicated not-US, and it turned out to be a woman I'd seen professionally last year. She was calling to get the name of the guy who did some work on our kitchen 6 years ago. (We had had a conversation about home repairs, and she was asking for her mother-in-law, who lives nearby). But she in turn was calling me from Taiwan, where she and her husbands are short-term missionaries. And the 5 minute call probably cost her -- if I'm guessing from calling card rates I've seen -- maybe 10 or 15 cents.

It's one of those funny things I'd love to be able to go back in time -- say, to 1972! -- and tell people how someone would call from half-way around the world -- it was mid-day Monday there -- to find out a name for a home repair guy. And, even better, how friends and families and lovers all keep in close contact using very inexpensive phone services.

Despite all the crud that goes on, life often gets better. When bad things happen, remember these. And be thankful.

The US government, and charges of election fraud

Americans like to brag about our love of democracy -- until democracy brings results we don't like.

That happened in 2006 when Hamas won the Palestinian Legislative Council elections. The so-called "quartet" (the US, Russia, the EU, and the UN) promptly invoked sanctions again the Palestinian National Authority, in an effort to overthrow the democratically elected Hamas government.

Now it's happened again.

Iran held elections for president, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won. Apparently by a landslide. And since Ahmadinejad was not the one anointed by the US government, the Obama administration promptly denounced the election, and called it into question.

In other words, democracy's swell -- as long as supposedly sovereign voters in other countries kowtow to US demands, and cast votes in accord with US government desires.

The shocking thing is that the US has had 2 questionable presidential elections in just the last 10 years.

Fraud, intimidation, and questionable results in the 2000 election are widely known. There are also many who question the outcome of the 2004 election.

In other words, before the Obama administration's poodle, Hillary Clinton, sets about condemning other countries' votes, we need to get our own house in order. And seeking to overturn legitimate elections in other countries because a current US government doesn't like the outcome is, well, about as far from "democracy" as we can get.

Working for the future

"Only those who constantly retool themselves stand a chance of staying employed in the years ahead."

Tom Peters

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Key Vitamin for Bone Health that Most People Don't Know About

"Vitamin K is often referred to as the 'forgotten vitamin' because it is continually overshadowed by more well known nutrients. Yet, this fat-soluble vitamin is absolutely essential to build strong bones, as it serves as the biological "glue" that helps plug the calcium into your bone matrix."

What Surprising Exercise Cuts Your Cancer Risk by 40 Percent?

"Men with stronger muscles from regular weight training are up to 40 percent less likely to die from cancer, according to new research.

The findings suggest that muscular strength is as important as staying slim and eating healthy when it comes to protecting your body against deadly tumors."

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ben Gurion On The Foundations Of The Jewish State

"Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population."

~ David Ben Gurion quoted in The Jewish Paradox, by Nahum Goldmann, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978, p. 99.

Magnesium Benefits Your Blood Pressure

"Magnesium may reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure, according to new findings. The study adds to data from epidemiological studies that have reported more magnesium, potassium and calcium may reduce your risk of hypertension."

New Model Of Cancer Development: Vitamin D is the Key

"Researchers studying the preventive effects of vitamin D on cancer have proposed a new model of cancer development that hinges on a loss of cancer cells' ability to stick together. The model, dubbed DINOMIT, differs from the older model of cancer development, which suggests genetic mutations as the earliest driving forces behind cancer."

The 20 Cancer Symptoms Women Are Most Likely to Ignore

"Don't rely on routine tests alone to protect you from cancer. It's just as important to listen to your body and notice anything that's different, odd, or unexplainable. Here are some signs that are commonly overlooked."

Go Out and Play!

"Everyone knows that play is important for kids. Play teaches them coordination, adult roles, social interaction, and basic problem-solving skills. But somehow, many people have fallen prey to the idea that play is only important for kids."

Trying once more

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time."

Thomas Edison
1847-1931, Inventor and Entrepreneur

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

God's mercy

"So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy."

Romans 9.16

The best you have

"Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you."

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
1855-1919, Poet and Journalist

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


"In every success story, you find someone who has made a courageous decision."

Peter F. Drucker
Management Consultant and Author

Is Natural Medicine One of Your Freedoms?

"As of May 20, police around the country were on the lookout for a Minnesota mother who fled with her cancer-stricken 13 year old son rather than consent to chemotherapy.

Colleen Hauser had told a judge that she wished to treat her son's cancer with natural healing methods advocated by an American Indian religious group known as the Nemenhah Band.

Daniel has Hodgkins lymphoma, a form of cancer. But the teen and his parents rejected chemo after a single treatment, with the boy's mother saying that putting toxic substances in the body violates the family's religious convictions.

The Hauser family had been ordered to appear before a judge for a hearing to consider chemo. But mother and son failed to show, and a warrant was issued for the mother's arrest."

Slash Incidence of Infant Eczema and Allergy by 58%

"Daily supplements of probiotic foods may reduce the risk of eczema in children by 58 percent, according to a new study.

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is one of the first signs of allergy during the early days of life and is said to be due to delayed development of the immune system. It affects between 10 percent to 20 percent of all infants."

Monday, June 08, 2009

The best job

"The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses."

Napoleon Hill

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Turmeric May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

"Turmeric, which is called the spice of life in ancient Indian lore, might help fight Alzheimer’s, according to initial stages of a study.

The spice is an integral ingredient in curry, and tests on laboratory rats have provided evidence that curry helps prevent dementia."

Common Irregular Heartbeats are Completely Normalized by Taurine and Arginine

"(NaturalNews) Irregular heartbeats, technically known as cardiac arrhythmias, put more than 850,000 people in the hospital every year in the U.S. That number is expected to increase as the population ages. Many others are treated on an outpatient basis for frightening erratic heartbeats that can feel like the heart is doing flutters and flip-flops. Drugs are often prescribed but don't always work, and patients are started down a path that can end up with heart surgery. The good news is that recent research has identified two natural, easily obtained substances that can restore heartbeats to normal."

Healthy Essential Fatty Acid Balance Alters Genes, Protects from Disease

"(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fatty acids have been put to the test in a number of studies in recent years -- and the findings have provided strong evidence that having enough of this essential fatty acid (EFA) in the body is a key to preventing and even treating a long list of maladies. But why do 21st century humans seem to need regular doses of omega-3s, whether from food or supplements, for optimum health? Surely, our ancestors didn't need to pop fish oil pills daily."

Effective Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis is Completely Free with Vitamin D

"(NaturalNews) There are few effective treatments for the Neurologic problem called Multiple Sclerosis. Sufferers tend to get progressively worse and often end up in wheelchairs, unable to even perform the simplest tasks by themselves. But a new study is showing that effective treatment is right outside the door- in the form of the inexpensive and even FREE- Vitamin D."

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Alzheimer's and Vascular Dementia

"(NaturalNews) Researchers have found that low serum levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk for host of health problems ranging from diabetes and osteoporosis to depression, dental cavities and periodontal disease. What's more, in 2008, numerous studies concluded that people with higher serum levels of vitamin D had a greatly reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as well as a lowered chance of death due to cardiac causes. Curiously, all of these seemingly separate conditions are either known risk factors for dementia or tend to strike before dementia is diagnosed. Now scientist William B. Grant, PhD, of the Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center (SUNARC) has put these facts together and has come up with a startling new hypothesis about the cause of mind-robbing Alzheimer's disease and other vascular dementias: vitamin D deficiency."

The best Bible reading program I've ever used

Some people don't like programs. They think such plans are legalistic, or wooden, or whatever.

Of course, they can be any of those things. But any program can be.

I'm in day 83 of Grant Horner's 10 chapters a day Bible reading program. (That's not his blog; it's someone else posting details. I found out about the program through a Facebook group devoted to the plan. I post this link for those of you not on Facebook).

The plan is simple: the Bible's books are divided into 10 lists, and you read a chapter a day from each list.

The reading takes me about 45 minutes a day. (Your results may vary).

What I'm astonished by is how much I am recalling from the reading. I have a degree in Bible, and find that I'm learning things I'd never known were there. This is the real deal, folks, and I encourage you to try it for a month. See if you don't find that you were starving for God's word.

My main misgiving about the system is that it's not tied to the church year. In other words, you could -- for example -- read a chapter on the crucifixion on Christmas day. But I suspect that Horner devised this as a study program, not a devotional program, and it is immensely useful in for study.

And for devotion, too. After all, in reading the Bible, your point is not to learn the Bible in itself, but to look through the Bible as a window to see God.

But if, in spite of all your best efforts, you still feel like you don't know the Bible like you should, here's a second chance. Take advantage of it for a month. I think you will be astonished at what you have learned, and you won't want to quit.

How Parasites Can Trick Your Immune System into Health

"Immune system disorders have greatly increased in recent years. Asthma cases, hay fever, eczema, food allergies, lupus, multiple sclerosis and other related afflictions are all on the rise.

Could it be that this increase in autoimmune-type diseases is actually related to being too clean and too sterile … and that exposing ourselves to more dirt and even to parasites could be the solution?"

The Five Reasons Why You Are Not Fulfilling Your Potential

"Very few people can claim that they have achieved all that they are capable of. Do you have a nagging feeling that you could do much, much more with your life and career?

What is that is stopping you right now from making a much greater contribution to society? What is that is preventing you from fulfilling your potential?"

Friday, June 05, 2009

The genius of George Orwell

"Take Shooting an Elephant, which recounts an incident during his time as a policeman in Burma. It is a remarkable piece. There is, firstly, the language. When he first sees the elephant, which is said to have run amok, it is standing, beating a bunch of grass against its knees, ''with that preoccupied grandmotherly air that elephants have". In the seconds after pulling the trigger the beast remains standing, but ''a mysterious, terrible change had come over the elephant... every line of his body altered... He looked suddenly stricken, shrunken, immensely old". Then the elephant sags to its knees, its mouth slobbering. And, the utterly perfect sentence: ''An enormous senility seemed to have settled upon him.'"

Peace with God

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."

Romans 5.1-5

Thursday, June 04, 2009

When will universities stop having libraries?

They'll never stop having them, of course. What they will stop having -- and probably sooner than any of us imagine -- are physical libraries with shelves of books.

Because they won't need them. At a point, every book printed will be available online. Why will we need the enormous expense of having copies of books there for the Luddites who won't read online?

Here's a good summary of accreditation for American universities. Here, specifically, is the requirement for libraries. This requirement is becoming more dated as we speak.

"Every accredited university must have an adequate library, to support scholarly research by both students and faculty. Most major universities have a total of more than 5 × 105 volumes of scholarly books and periodicals in the several libraries on their campus."

Facts about Grapes and Their Amazing Health Benefits are Proven

"A study done at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center fed groups of rats with enriched grape powder made from a mixture of red, green and black table grapes, including the skins and seeds. All of the rats were from a research breed that develops high blood pressure when fed a lot of salt. Half the rats were put on a high salt diet and another half on a low-salt diet. A third group of rats were designed as the control group and had no grape powder added to their food. After 18 weeks, the rats that ate the grape-enriched diet had lower blood pressure, better heart function, reduced inflammation, and less signs of heart muscle damage compared to the rats that ate the same salty diet without the grape powder."

Studies Show Selenium Prevents Cancer and Thyroid Disease

"(NaturalNews) Selenium is an essential trace mineral that forms an important part of our immune defense function, as well as a component in heart muscle. Found naturally in animal protein and vegetables, it is also found in fish, vegetables, and especially Brazil nuts. Its anti-oxidant functions have now been shown to reduce the risk of many cancers as well as thyroid disease, infertility and arthritis. There is even a suggestion that selenium alters genes that cause cancer."

Common Chemicals Threaten Male Fertility

"A leading scientist has warned that chemicals found in many food, cosmetic and cleaning products pose a real threat to male fertility. Professor Richard Sharpe, of the Medical Research Council, says that these hormone-disrupting chemicals are "feminizing" boys in the womb, leading to rising rates of birth defects, testicular cancer, and low sperm counts."

Achieving what you want

"You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end."

Sidney A. Friedman
Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author

Wolfram Alpha: not your father's search engine

A new search engine? No, a device that answers your questions. When I first saw this, I thought it was a Google competitor. But it really answers your questions. This is revolutionary.

Here's an intro:

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

A little bit more

"Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd; a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more."

A. Lou Vickery

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The vanities of the Gentiles

"Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things."

Jeremiah 14.22

What the Research Really Says About Apple Cider Vinegar

"There have been many lofty claims about the miraculous healing powers of apple cider vinegar, and many people do seem to be experiencing some health benefits. However, much of what you read about this product on the Internet is overstated, or simply unfounded."

Drinking Soda Can Paralyze You

"Doctors are warning that excessive cola consumption can lead to anything from mild weakness to profound muscle paralysis. This is because the drink can cause your blood potassium to drop dangerously low. One Australian ostrich farmer needed emergency care for lung paralysis after drinking large amounts of cola."

Helping others

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day."

Sally Koch

Monday, June 01, 2009

Learning from success

"We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors."

Norman Vincent Peale
1898-1993, Pastor and Author