Archive for June, 2008

“As office managers and cubicle dwellers know, the Internet is a great help for procrastinating on the job (ahem: Scrabulous). But now wasting time at the office has become much less risky, thanks to Read at Work, a website that houses cleverly disguised books in a fake Windows desktop environment; the days of bookworms’ desperately clicking back to a spreadsheet when the boss approached are over.

The site is a dead-on simulation of Windows with the books organized in desktop folders. Click and you’ll see the text rendered as a Power Point presentation, with the words rolling into graphics, charts, and photo captions. You can read short stories, novels, and poetry — by canonical authors such as Tolstoy and Orwell, and contemporary writers like Charlotte Grimshaw and Fiona Kidman.

The site, designed by the company Colenso BBDO, Auckland, is an effort by the New Zealand Book Council to entice people into reading. Sold.” – – VSL 

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Jessica, at Trivium Academy, had the results of this neat survey on her blog.  So, I thought I would take it – – and share my results, too! 
Thanks, Jessica!!  : )

You Should Live in a Small Town

You prefer a close knit community to the bustle of the city.

You like locally owned businesses, local flavor, and friendly neighbors.

There’s nothing boring about a small town!

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The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.
– William James

Do not always prove yourself to be the one in the right. The right will appear. You need only give it a chance.
– C. H. Fowler

To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt the impossible-to be as much as we can be, we must dream of being more.
– Gale Baker Stanton
I attribute my success to this:  I never gave or took any excuse.  
– Florence Nightingale
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real
Tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.  
– Plato
Raising a kid is part joy and part guerilla warfare.  
– Ed Asner
Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what
they are not.  
– Elias Root Beadle
Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made by
questioning answers.
– Bernard Haisch
The future comes one day at a time.
– Dean Acheson

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