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November 28, 2007

Lifes Reaction Lesson 11.28.7

Your success in life, and in the realm of day-to-day living will depend on how you deal with adversity and problems you encounter. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Be a positive person - remain upbeat and concern yourself with finding a way to succeed instead of focusing on all the reasons you cannot. I wish some people would take this little lesson and repeat it to themselves when they encounter "the little things" that don't quite go their way.

Remember that the true measure of a person is how they treat people who can neither help nor hurt them.

November 27, 2007

Spell it before you can say it 11.27.7

Places to go 1. New Zealand. 2. California. 3. England. 4. Webster, MA.,

Thoughts 11.27.7

Computers are good for two things: Tetris and Minesweeper. When it comes to technology at work and getting things to work right with the "help desk", it never seems to happen even if you were fortunate to get someone that knows what the heck you are talking about. So now as I say this, I just know tomorrow I'll need someone that knows how to fix my computer.

November 22, 2007

President Lincoln 1863

President Lincoln regarding Thanksgiving.

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward,
Secretary of State


Happy Thanksgiving 11.22.7

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm home in New Jersey with the family and should be back in Boston by Saturday. It's doubtful that I will go shopping tomorrow, but I hope the 5:30 AM opening and early openings trend will change. Wouldn't a change to 9AM accomplish the same goal?

November 15, 2007

New Addition at work 11.15.7

Some photos from a co-workers new addition. Welcome Victor.

Websters: Determination 11.15.7

If you look up the term in Webster's I'm sure you would see her picture. Finishing a race with a broken leg takes guts. Speedy recovery.

November 12, 2007

Poker weekend 11.12.7

Interesting guest speakers at Harvard Law this Saturday for the Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society. Mike Sexton, WPT host, Jim McManus, WSOP winner, Dr. Alan Schoonmaker, Author and expert player, Professor Charles Nesson, and the author of the Dan Harrington on Hold 'Em books just happened to be the audience. I can now say my "sit in a Harvard Law class" is complete. I hope to make it a regular event given how close I am to the school.

November 08, 2007

Smart advice 11.8.7

1. The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
2. If at first you donít succeed, skydiving is not for you.
3. Money canít buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
4. Psychiatrists say that 1 of 4 people is mentally ill. Check three friends. If theyíre OK, youíre it.
5. Nothing in the known universe travels faster than a bad check.
7. A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a unicorn.
8. It has recently been discovered that research causes cancer in rats.
9. Always remember to pillage BEFORE you burn.
10. If you are given an open-book exam, you will forget your book.
11. Corollary: If you are given a take-home test, you will forget where you live.
12. The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.
13. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
14. TJís Law: You canít fall off the floor.
15. The average woman would rather have beauty than brains because the average man can see better than he can think.
16. Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
17. Vital papers will demonstrate their vitality by moving from where you left them to where you canít find them.
18. Law of Probability Dispersal: Whatever it is that hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.