Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Kudos to Monuments that get it right
It’s refreshing to read that curators will be refurbishing the Boise Abe Lincoln statue, and transporting it from its obscure foliage-hidden-area, at the Veteran’s Home to a more prominent spot, in time to celebrate our Great Emancipator’s 200th birthday.
This move follows the spirit of
For more about what our historic sites get right or wrong, check out Dr. James W. Loewen’s groundbreaking, Lies Across America, also author of the American Book Award winner Lies My Teacher
From the book: “More than any other marker or monument on the American landscape, it continues to speak of later times, even of our time. Its fascinating history offers suggestions as to why some historic sites “work” while others do not.”Sphere: Related Content
Monday, August 11, 2008
O Stone be not so
In palindromic fashion
Mr. Gee (brashly presenting himself for the first time): Madam, in
Ms. Stone (thinking): SOS EVE SOS
Mr. Gee: O Stone be not so
Ms. Stone: (referring to pet wolfs) Step on no pets!
Mr. Gee: Too hot to hoot?
Ms. Stone: Ma is a nun as I am
Mr. Gee: Y flow wolfy?
Ms. Stone: Kook!
Mr. Gee: Level madam level!
Ms. Stone: Draw no evils deeds live onward
Mr. Gee: Draw o coward
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Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
I’m not an expert on autism, but last summer I took a psychology class for the first time since the 1970’s. I remember reading from a textbook in the previous psyche class, three decades ago, a statement that claimed 95 percent of Americans dream in black and white. That study was made in the early 60's -an era when over 90 percent of TV shows in
The textbook from my recent
Is television high definition hypnotism, so powerful that not only is it crucially connected as cause of autism, when used as a primary babysitter; but also that it influences the colours of our dreams?Sphere: Related Content
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Civilizing Cells Bells
While the Galena Summit anti-cell-tower crowd may have a legitimate complaint about the potentially dreadful manners of drivers who might blab on the phone, while distractedly driving over
As with most tools, we can use cell phones for a mix of good and bad purposes. Parents can call to check on their children during extended voyages, to remind them how tenderly they care about them, whereas somebody barreling in the opposite direction might be verbally abusing a victim at the end of their line.
If we become receptive to a
We can utilize cell phones as lifesaving tools, even on dangerous icy roads. I have worked an abundance of nighttime delivery jobs, where we would sometimes fight the sleepies, driving on mostly barren roads into the wee hours, without much stimulation besides a scratchy AM radio. Soon, my co-workers and I discovered that by simply calling each other to check in and converse for a few minutes, over our hands-free sets, that is was usually stimulating enough, to help keep us safely awake for the remainder of the night.
While some tower-naysayers claim that life-threatening incidents around
One member of the anti-tower throng claims that if there is an incident, then it’s only ten minutes to the Smiley Creek phones. That zippy statement is shortsighted, as it does not consider one-car rollovers, Forest fires raging over both lanes, head on crashes or avalanches that block both lanes and renders vehicles (and drivers) inoperable, and a dozen of other unfortunate circumstances, “that nobody could have ever foreseen.”
When our miracle technology, better blankets the SNRA’s beautiful woodlands, will drivers use their phones responsibly? Perhaps some will not. It’s easy to envision a few who will pay less than full attention on hairpin turns, while stupidly yammering away on cell phones. Often these types are the same oblivious individuals who, while steering with one finger, might munch on a slippery pickle sandwich, sip a cold pop, apply an emergency splotch of eye shadow, or blast the radio too loud to hear an ambulance coming.
How people decide to use or misuse, the great gift that the
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