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As a lifelong student of human nature, less interested in degrees than consciousness, I write about social and psychological issues relevant to our complex society. Rather than proselytize, I

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Despite Deepak Chopra's and Andrew Weil's approval, some still think chocolate is sinful. But, in my theology, sin is when there is no chocolate. -------------------------------------------- "When you're weary, feeling small, when tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all. I'm on your side when times get rough and friends just can't be found," have a bite of chocolate. It will lay thee down. Thank goodness chocolate isn't illegal, immoral or fattening. Okay, the third is a potential if eaten in large quantities on a regular basis. Okay, so I could weigh 10, maybe 15 pounds less if I gave up chocolate -- perhaps! It depends on the replacement. There are worse things in which I might indulge. My drug of choice is 70%, barely sweet, even sugarfree.
Ever wonder who really wrote the Seuss-like poem that tells us "the socket packet pocket has an error to report?" Well, Dr. Eugene Ziegler, aka Dr. Zseuss, wrote the piece when his grandsons "significantly rearranged the resources on my Macintosh." -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- If you spend much time on the internet – and evidently you do because you've found your way to this article – at some time it is likely that someone has dropped into your email box a poem about computer woes, which seemed to have been channeled by Dr. Seuss but was credited to anonyseuss or some such character. As one who spends as much time on my laptop as a moose eats berries, when my computer demonstrates suspect, disobliging behavior, I endure an unspeakable temptation to commit computerly harm.
The site had 10 million members log on from the official launch August 2007 to the end of the year, and 2 ½ million in January 2008. Forty percent of the traffic is international. September 18, 2007, reported: "GodTube was the #1 fastest growing website in the US for the month of August ... With a 973% growth in August, reported by comScore, Inc., the site has done well since its launch in August." What's their secret? Family-friendly monitored video uploads and viewing and high tech features for research and discussion.
Mike Farrell – raw, tenacious, principled Mike exemplifies a boy-to-man who dares to feel and learn his way through challenges, sorrows and joys to success as a confident, grounded, emotionally sound individual. Praise runs free through this review; but if anyone can say it isn't deserved, do step forward. Twenty-five years after the end of an 11 year run of M*A*S*H 4077, fans still clamor for information about the television series and it's actors. Mike Farrell as charming and ethical as his character, BJ Hunnicut, continues to accept roles as an actor, but his passion for justice, equality and integrity directs him to greater roles across the United States and around the world.
"Crime procedurals, like 'CSI' or 'Law & Order,' indexed highest among all genres of programming, retaining 95% of their viewers through all commercial breaks during the hour." (In other words, the audience stays glued to the tube through bathroom breaks.) --------------------- I wrote the following in April 2007, just after the Virginia Tech shooting. Here we are again, and again and again. The names and numbers change, the location changes. What else? What are the commonalities?
"Scientists are supposed to be allowed to follow the evidence wherever it may lead…This attack on scientific freedom was so egregious that it prompted a congressional investigation." -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Best known as the lovable, deadpan economics teacher in "Ferris Beuller's Day Off," Ben Stein takes his role in the movie "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" very seriously but with perceptible passion.