Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Jack’s Winning Words 5/9/17
“I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must continually look at things in a different way.”  (Tom Schulman)  A professor surprised his class by hopping up on a desk to give his lecture.  The students remembered what he said, because they saw him differently.  There is more than one way to look at a situation, a problem.  Solutions and understanding usually appear to those who take the time to examine various points of view.    ;-)  Jack

FROM TARMART REV:  I'm reminded of our College Dean doing that very thing in the Gospel class, bow tie and all. I can still remember the shock and laughter after class.====JACK:  Maybe you should try preaching a sermon like that.

FROM TAMPA SHIRL:  Yesterday we celebrated VE Day and ten set upon solving the problem of war with Germany.  The Marshall Plan was a brilliant solution at the time.  Just look at all of the changes that our generation has seen.  It was amazing to me that we had a pilotless space craft land at Cape Canaveral Sunday morning with a familiar sonic boom and after circling the earth for two years.====JACK:  Each generation seems to have its own set of problems, usually thinking that their's are out of the ordinary.  I would venture to say that the generation that experienced the Great Depression, WW 2 and the advent of the atomic bomb had problems beyond the ordinary.

FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY:  Kimberly and her family were over to help us in our yard which had been neglected for 2 years.  The original owner had the grounds professionally landscaped.  Needless to say, we have a lot of work to do.  However, with their help it's coming back to what it used to be.  Kimberly and I took a break and sat on our dock over the water and looked back at the house.  It looked so much better today than yesterday.  We could see more of our work looking back at the house than while working on it!====JACK:  Be sure to take before and after pictures.  I checked out a book from the library which shows before and after pictures of Detroit, both positive and negative.  One shows a house in disrepair.  Next to it shows the same house after being rehabbed.  Another page shows a mansion as it looked 50 years ago.  Beside it is the same house as a crumbling wreck.

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