I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Within caving circles, I’m told, spelunker now means an untrained and unknowledgeable amateur explorer; the more experienced prefer to term themselves cavers, which is also the usual British term. Scientists and cavers who explore with serious purpose continue to call themselves speleologists.
Photo by scot2342.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:12 AM
Monday, December 26, 2011
I really don't mind paying more taxes. I'd rather pay for taxes than cut "Reading is Fundamental" or Head Start or some of these programs that are really helping kids. This is the greatest country in the world; is it really that much worse if you pay 6% more in taxes? Give me a break. Look at what you get for it: you get to be American.
~ Matt Damon ~
Posted by Diane Mayr at 7:12 AM
Sunday, December 25, 2011
"They're a miserable lot," said the old maid, fondling her cats defiantly; "but let 'em. It's Christmas. Ah!" she added, as one of the eight stood up in her lap and rubbed its cheek against hers, "they're innocent. It isn't poor little animals that does the harm. It's men and women that does it to each other."
Photo courtesy Library of Congress.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:17 AM
Saturday, December 24, 2011
"Hide quick, er you're too late!-—
Them bells is stoppin' at the gate!-—
Git back o' them--'air chairs an' hide,
'Cause I hear Santy's voice outside!"
An' Bang! bang! bang! we heerd the door—-
Nen it flewed open, an' the floor
Blowed full o' snow—-
~ James Whitcomb Riley from A Defective Santa Claus ~
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:26 AM
Friday, December 23, 2011
There is little that is as deeply satisfying than the apt poem. It’s like chocolate for the soul. Except less fattening. It resolves the nervous system, captures the elusive experience of being alive so we may always have it and never lose it.
Image courtesy Chocolate Reviews.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
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It's not enough for children to know how to read--they must be proficient critical thinkers. There is an assumption that today's students know how to effectively and ethically use the technology that is becoming pervasive in our society. But, the reality is that all too often today's students lack the ability to analyze information found online.
~ Carl Harvey ~
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:03 AM