Archive for December, 2010

A Christmas with Dickens

December 25th, 2010 No comments

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.  ~Charles Dickens

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!  ~Charles Dickens

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.  ~Charles Dickens

Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty; it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness; the old year was preparing, like an ancient philosopher, to call his friends around him, and amidst the sound of feasting and revelry to pass gently and calmly away. ~Charles Dickens

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Fun with words

December 24th, 2010 No comments

Watch this short video for a delightful synchronized text and voice combination of thoughts around our use of language.

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Do you really want a fairy-tale life?

December 21st, 2010 No comments

Here is an interesting commentary by Kurt Vonnegut about drama, ordinary lives, and fairy tales.

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Anger – the why and how

December 19th, 2010 No comments

Tis the season to be jolly.  But how can you really help yourself get happier?  Here are some simple, practical tips for letting go of anger and giving yourself an attitude adjustment.

Overcome Anger

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How much of your brain do you actually use?

December 7th, 2010 No comments

Turns out, you use all of it.  Click here for the details, along with the truth behind some other misconceptions.

Common Misconceptions Explained

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Weird Luggage

December 6th, 2010 No comments

This story lists 10 items that were found in unclaimed bags.  If you had a 5.8 carat diamond to deliver, where would you put it?

Unclaimed Baggage

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The human side of war

December 5th, 2010 No comments

Here’s a great video clip of a WWII veteran, talking about the human side of war.  Well worth the two minutes of your life.

Taming a sniper

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