Bad Speller

Bad Speller

A warthog hits this lady and the husband calls 911.

The operator asks, “Where are you at”?

The husband replies, “I’m on Eucolipstic Road.”

The operator asks, “Can you spell that for me?”

“Well… I’ll just drag her over to Oak so you can you pick her up there?”

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Religion And Babies

Hans Rosling had a question: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others — and how does this affect global population growth? Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar, he graphs data over time and across religions. With his trademark humor and sharp insight, Hans reaches a surprising conclusion on world fertility rates.

In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. And the big picture of global development—with some surprisingly good news—snaps into sharp focus.

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Five Things To Know About Aparigraha

Possessions

Aparigraha is one of the five Yamas that Patanjali speaks of in the Yoga Sutras. Aparigraha relates to the quality of being non-possessive, non-greedy, non-attached to things, and not coveting stuff. Here are five things to know about Aparigraha:

1. Aparigraha is related to Ahmisa

Ahimsa or non-violence or doing no harm is regarded as the highest Yama. But one of the roots of violence is greed. We are either jealous of others having stuff that we do not have, or we are worried about losing what we have. As a result we do not hesitate in causing injury or harm to others in what we perceive as our right to possess or defend what we have. Ahimsa without Aparigraha is impossible to achieve. We must hence view Aparigraha as a very important element of the Yoga system.

2. Calming down the mind may be difficult without Aparigraha

The purpose of Yoga is to achieve a state of such equanimity that there is no disturbance in our consciousness. However if we are attached to things and possessive of what we have, we can never achieve peace of mind. How can we sit down and meditate if we are obsessed with stuff? Yoga is about going inside and exploring consciousness, stuff keeps us engaged with the outside. Only when we let go of our attachments to things can we truly free ourselves and dive deep into our consciousness.

3. Recognize that this cannot be forced
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In Praise Of Older Women

Older Women

One of the perks of dufferdom is an increased capacity to appreciate people. Friends. Spouses. And, for me, women. All women.

When I was 20, I had eyes only for girls my age. Any woman over 30 was ancient, over 40 invisible. Today, at 65, I still appreciate the 20-year-old for her youthful looks, vigor, and (occasional) sweet innocence. But I equally enjoy women of my own age and beyond, and every age in between. I’ve learned that each has its own special wonders, attractions, magic and beauty.

As I grow in age, I value older women most of all. Here are just a few of the reasons senior men sing the praises of older women:

An older woman will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” An older woman doesn’t care what you think.

An older woman knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants, and from whom. By the age of 50, few women are wishy-washy. About anything. Thank God!

An older woman looks great wearing bright red lipstick even in glaring sunlight. This is not true of younger women or drag queens.

And yes, once you get past a wrinkle or two, an older woman is far sexier than her younger counterpart!

Her libido’s stronger.

Her fear of pregnancy gone.

Her appreciation of experienced lovemaking is honed and reciprocal.

And she’s lived long enough to know how to please a man in ways her daughter could never dream of. (Young men, you have something to look forward to!)
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Johnny The Bagger

A great and inspiring true story of “Johnny the bagger” whose simple actions wrought tremendous changes around him. Why should we feel powerless and despondent?

Credit: Thanks to KarmaTube for pointing us to this story.

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