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Monday, September 24, 2007

Ecclesiaste 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do,
do it with all your might,
for in the grave, where you are going,
there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The abandoned monkey who has found love with a pigeon

They're an odd couple in every sense but a monkey and a pigeon have become inseparable at an animal sanctuary in China.

The 12-week-old macaque - who was abandoned by his mother - was close to death when it was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Goangdong Province.

After being taken to an animal hospital his health began to improve but he seemed spiritless - until he developed a friendship with a white pigeon.

The blossoming relationship helped to revive the macaque who has developed a new lease of life, say staff at the sanctuary.

Daily Mail - Sept 2007

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Utopian Turtletop

Leaving no talent untapped in its quest for perfection, the Ford Motor Co. asked Marianne Moore, one of America's foremost poets in the 1950s, to suggest a name for the product it would debut in late summer, 50 years ago. She replied: "May I submit Utopian Turtletop? Do not trouble to answer unless you like it."

By George F. Will
September 6, 2007 -- The Washington Post