Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
The following was the original Mother's Day proclamation written by Julia Ward Howe who also is credited with writing The Battle Hymn of the Republic . I thought it might add some perspective to this day.
whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!
Say firmly: "We will not have great questions decided by
irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking
with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be
taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach
them of charity, mercy and patience.
We women of one country will be too tender of those of another
country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From
the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own.
It says "Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance
Blood does not wipe our dishonor nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons
of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a
great and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first, as women,
to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the
means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each
bearing after their own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
but of God.
In the name of womanhood and of humanity, I earnestly ask that a
general congress of women without limit of nationality may be
appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and at
the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the
alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement
of international questions, the great and general interests of
Julia Ward Howe
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thar She Blows! (OK, that was too easy).
A 56-foot, 60-ton sperm whale died on a beach in Taiwan in January, 2004. Researchers wanted the carcass to perform an autopsy and for research, so they loaded the whale onto a tractor-trailer and set out through the city of Tainan, heading for the Shi-Tsau Natural Preserve. It took 13 hours, three cranes and 50 workers to get the whale loaded on the truck. Unfortunately, on the way through the city, gasses built up to a critical level in the whale and it exploded, spewing whale guts in the street, on the cars and over pedestrians. According to witnesses, the smell was pretty bad. Residents and shop owners put on masks and tried to clean up the mess. Eventually the whale continued its journey to the research center.
This article is courtesy of TruckSpills.com
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Evernote can do all of the following:
- Type notes, to-dos, brainstorms, and reminders
- Snap photos of anything from whiteboards to wine labels then email or sync them
- Clip web pages and have them stored and accessible in their entirety, even offline
- Write handwritten notes using digital ink or take snapshots of regular ink notes
- Record audio clips and memos to listen to later
- Email or MMS notes from your cell phone to your personalized Evernote address*
If you need this kind of service give it a try and let me know what you think of it.