Slip Slidin' away
I'm off later today for a long weekend. I'll be taking part in a cross country ski race and celebrating Valentines day with my wife, brother, and sister in law. Wish me luck, I'm just 27K from my goal!
David Blaine [4:01 AM]
A man goes to the cinema...
and he notices another patron has brought his dog. Not only does the dog watch the film, but he laughs and cries at all the right places. After the movie is over the first man walks over to the the pair and says to the dog's owner, "I noticed your dog laughed at the funny lines and cried at the sad ones, that is amazing".
"I was surprised too" quipped the dog's owner, "he hated the book".
David Blaine [3:37 AM]
Don't worry about it
Many times when we discuss political and social issues people say something like "thats just the way people are" and "you can't change the way people act" I may not be able to change you, and you may not be able to change me, but we can change ourselves if we want to. And that may be enough to make a difference. So read this little story and don't worry about what other people will or won't do.
Once upon a time, there was a wise kupuna (elder),
who went to the sea to contemplate.
One day, while walking along the shore,
the kupuna looked down the beach,
and saw a gracefully dancing
The kupuna wondered out loud,
"Who would so joyfully greet this day with hula?"
and began to walk faster to catch up.
the kupuna saw that the dancer was a keiki (child),
who was not dancing at all.
The keiki was reaching down to the sand to pick up something,
and was very gently throwing it into the sea.
The kupuna called out to the keiki,
"Aloha! What are you doing?"
The keiki paused, looked up and replied,
"Throwing starfish into the sea."
Surprised, the kupuna sputtered,
"I…I guess I should have asked,
WHY are you throwing starfish into the sea?"
The keiki smiled brightly, pointed upward and,
with exquisite simplicity, replied,
"The sun is up, the tide is going out.
If I don't throw them in, they will die."
"But, don't you realize, " asked the kupuna,
"that there are miles and miles of beach
and starfish all along it?
You can't possibly make a difference!"
The keiki listened politely.
Then bent down, picked up another starfish,
threw it gently into the sea, just beyond the breaking waves,
and exuberantly declared,
"It made a difference for that one."
David Blaine [12:28 PM]
A fighting chance
Thinking about the upcoming elections, I wonder how many people will vote for the democratic candidate for president, then vote to re elect all their republican senators and congressmen. This will pretty much handcuff a new democratic president. In the past polls have shown that no one trusts politicians, except for their own elected officials. Everyone loves their own elected officials. I hope if you vote Bush out of office you also vote out his cronies. Bush didn't do all this damage on his own, he had a majority of his party in both houses of congress to help him. Remember what your mama said, anything worth doing is worth doing well.
David Blaine [4:34 PM]