Thursday Throwback – Cathage Snowman

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Welcome to 1973 in Carthage New York.  It’s Mike there with his little brother Mike.  Now look at Mike’s face and tell me that Mark’s not going to be crying soon after being hit by a snowball. LOL!  Mark looks like he’s disgusted by the snow.  I know how you feel Mark I was glad to move back south.

Wednesday Words – The Real Root of Evil

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Money by Keith Cooper on Flickr. He has graciously shared the image under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License

We all know the saying “Money is the root of all evil.” But that’s a famous or should I say infamous misquote of the King James Bible. The real quote is

For the love of money is the root of all evil. ~1 Timothy 6:10

Money itself is just a thing it’s what you will do to satisfy your lust for it that can be the evil.

Happy Anniversary Mike!

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Happy Anniversary to my partner in life. I’ve been Mary Louise Eklund over a decade longer than I was Mary Louise Bright. Sure marriage is work in some ways the hardest part for me were the seperations when he had to answer the needs of the Navy. I find every day life with him is so much more comfortable and right than without. I’ve always tried to support him in all his endeavors. I can firmly say he’s always supported me in mine even when he doesn’t understand why or exactly what I’m doing. Then again that’s love isn’t it letting each other be themselves and being stronger when you are together. So here’s to many more years with my better half.

Wednesday Words – Names of Things

We are all familar with the sideways eight representing infinity. It has become popluar in tattoos and jewelry. So much so we refer to it as the ‘infinity symbol.’ But saying that is going the long way around the barn, the symbol acutally has a name lemniscate. So next time you want a tattoo or bracelet ask for the lemniscate.

Tuesday Thoughts – 37th Parallel by Ben Mezrich

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Ben Mezrich writes books by looking at things most of society didn’t notice. His book on how Facebook starter The Accidental Billionaires or his one on how MIT ruled poker tables at casinos Bring Down The House made us aware of the stories we’d missed. When I heard he was taking on unexplained phenomena in a new book I went looking. He’s never part of the world he writes about but he gets to know it as an outsider then explains it to us, the other outsiders. I’ll admit I’m not an outsider on reading about and pondering the unexplained. So the things in The 37th Parallel didn’t shock or surprise me. This time I wanted to see how he treated the topic. In the end it was how he treated his subject that intrigued me more as a reader.

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