Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Jack’s Winning Words 5/24/17
“Ideas are like rabbits.  You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”  (John Steinbeck)  People have asked, “Where do you come up with ideas for Winning Words?”  Archimedes got one of his mathematical ideas while sitting in a bathtub.  He shouted, “Eureka!” which in Greek means, “I’ve got it.”  When early mapmakers came to a place they didn’t understand, they wrote, “Here be God!”  It’s something like that when trying to explain the origin of ideas.    ;-)  Jack

FROM HY YO SILVER:  When i read this the first time, i read it as "rabbis" not "rabbits". In my opinion, it still works!====JACK:  Have you heard of "Task Rabbi" (not Rabbit)?  On the internet you can hire a rabbi to pray for the completion of any unpleasant tasks facing you...unclogging a toilet, getting rid of hedonistic thoughts, etc.  The site is not available on shabbat.

FROM RI IN BOSTON:  Wherever, however, you come up with ideas for Winning Words, keep them coming.  Each day they are a little nudge to think about things or observe them in a different light. ====JACK:  General Motors once hired a man whose job was to sit in his office each day and come up with ideas for the company.  I'd like that kind of job.

FROM CHAPLAIN PAUL:  So Jack, does this mean you get your ideas in the bathtub.====JACK:  I've read that Martin Luther came up with ideas while sitting on the toilet.  People who visit his home in Germany will find the toilet area roped off.

FROM BB IN ILLINOIS:  I didn’t know about “Here Be God” – I like that the image of God fills the unknown.====JACK:  Have you heard of Mr Know-It-All on TV's Bullwinkle Show?  When it comes to God, be careful of those who claim to have all of the answers about Him and His will.

FROM DP IN MINNESOTA:  That is a great one!  ! !  ! ! Among many others even if I don't respond!====JACK:  Cartoonist often show the origin of an idea by drawing a light bulb over the head of a person.  My faith says that G-d is the source of power for that light.

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