Thursday, February 15, 2007

Servants In Luggage

Meetings have been going on in my office for the last week plus. Several of those attending meetings come from overseas. One particular attendee I've come to think of as Mr. Beast Of Burden--Bob, for short. All week long boxes have trickled in containing stuff for him to hand carry back to country X (I suppose I shouldn't actually mention the name of the country--in order to protect the guilty--but this country has a LOT of ocean in it.) I can understand the hard drives, the laptop, the prescription medicines. But what about 6 pounds of pinto beans?? And used tee shirts from the boutique?? Really, are there no tee-shirts to be had in this country??

He's more gracious than I would be if asked to carry all this stuff in my luggage. But I did hear him mutter something about someone starting their own personal cargo cult!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day

May your day be filled with love (and chocolate).

Credits to Ma Hoyt's Christmas letter for this graphic. ;-)


I've never really taken nutritional supplements, subscribing to the theory that if you eat your vegetables, you don't need them. (And I love vegetables, almost all kinds.) Besides that, they're expensive.

But I'm beginning to wonder if my daughter would benefit from them. She is sick way too often, and she doesn't like vegetables very much (except broccoli and carrots and corn).

Anybody know anything about supplements and could make a recommendation? (Although if you sell them as a side job, I might look at your advice with a jaded view :-)

Monday, February 12, 2007

Just the Facts, Ma'am

I was never a very good history student, so maybe that's why I like the "executive summary" passages in the Bible, places where the author condenses all the relevant facts into a short densely-packed passage. Some examples:
Do you know of other passages like that?