Friday, March 17, 2006

Cosmic DNA, On Track, -and- Neverland Nevermore

Cosmic DNA - double helix spotted in outer space
On Track - California gang members to be monitored by GPS
Neverland Nevermore - Jacko pays staff, closes ranch for good

POSER: (Answer will appear on Monday)
Q: What do you call an enemy vegetable under deep cover?

Laura called yesterday and said she was craving sushi. I agreed gleefully to her suggestion that she stop at Raley's on her way home and pick up a variety of sushi. Ah, how quickly dinner plans can change!

It began raining around 4:00 PM yesterday and was still raining when we retired at 10:00 PM. Sunshine was an unexpected yet very welcome sight this morning! The wind that had been plaguing us for days was gone. It was 61 degrees when I arrived at my office at 8:30 AM--six degrees warmer than it was at that time yesterday. There are dark clouds in the sky, indicating that this present glorious weather may not last long. I shall enjoy it however long it lasts!

Speaking of dark clouds: The United Kingdom has passed a new law that prohibits restaurants from preventing homosexuals from public displays of affection under threat of prosecution. The same law mandates that bed and breakfasts and hotels give rooms to same-sex couples.

The Department of Trade and Industry announced that the new law also forces retail shops to grant wedding registry lists to same-sex couples. The law expands previous provisions against discrimination in the workplace to include guaranteed access to "goods, facilities and services" for homosexuals. The new law places homosexual disposition on an equal footing with race and gender.

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy,sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."