Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Awesome Dave Ramsey Call

Shows what you can do when you live within your means and save, save, save.

Word of the Day

sylvan \SIL-vuhn\, adjective:

1. Of or pertaining to woods or forest regions.
2. Living or located in a wood or forest.
3. Abounding in forests or trees; wooded.
4. A fabled deity or spirit of the woods.
5. One that lives in or frequents the woods or forest; a rustic.

They probably picture it as a kind of modest conservatory, set in sylvan splendour in some charmingly landscaped garden.
-- Sally Vincent, "Driven by daemons", Guardian, November 10, 2001

Monday, January 28, 2008

Ron Paul Gives Us An Update on His Campaign

Things are going better than he ever thought possible.

An interesting tidbit I learned from this video. Norma McCorvey, aka Roe, in Roe v. Wade, has given her endorsement to Paul. McCorvey of course has reversed her position on abortion and is now an ardent pro-lifer. Concerning Dr. Paul, she stated "I support Ron Paul for president because we share the same goal, that of overturning Roe v. Wade. He has never wavered on the issue of being pro-life and has a voting record to prove it. He understands the importance of civil liberties for all, including the unborn."

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

People in Order

Quote of the Day

“The Zuckermans have fallen for it, and so has everybody else. Zuckerman thinks Wilbur is an unusual pig, and therefore he won’t want to kill him and eat him. I dare say my trick will work and Wilbur’s life can be saved.”

Charlotte, from Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Friday, January 11, 2008

Word of the Day

imprimatur \im-prih-MAH-tur; -MAY-\, noun:

1. Official license or approval to print or publish a book, paper, etc.; especially, such a license issued by the Roman Catholic episcopal authority.
2. Approval; sanction.
3. A mark of approval or distinction.

Vatican officials have overruled a 1994 decision by a bishop in England, ordering him to withdraw his imprimatur from a popular religious education text that had come under attack from conservatives.
-- "Vatican orders bishop to remove imprimatur", National Catholic Reporter, February 27, 1998

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Friday, January 04, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Right Brain vs. Left Brain

From the Herald Sun

Do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies

uses feeling
"big picture" oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
risk taking