Wednesday, May 28, 2014

No Exit Strategy? Don't Go.

It's fun to explore new places and have new experiences, but remember this: 
It's a lot easier getting into, than getting out of, some situations. 
If you don't have a viable and reliable exit strategy, don't go there

Saturday, May 24, 2014

How to Tell You Have Lost Your Audience.

A skilled speaker should learn to read those subtle body language signs that hint he may be losing the good will and approbation of his listeners.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

When Portion Control Goes to Far

Is this all I get to eat on this stupid diet?

Portion control sounds like a pretty good idea when you read about it in the diet book. But at the dinner table, not so much.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

One Trick Wonders

Isopods show us that being just a one trick wonder is not such a bad thing.

They only have  that one, simple, rolling up in a ball trick, but they do it very well.

They're still around after all these years, so it must be working for them.

If you could learn a lesson from this bug, I think it would be this:

Find a simple strategy and get really, really good at it.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Where Big Shadows Come From

Great men cast great shadows.

But so can itty bitty men, if they find just the right spot, at just the right time.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Separated but not alone

When disturbing circumstances separate us, a compassionate touch makes it better. Where there is shared trouble, there can also be mutual comfort.

Friday, May 16, 2014

When No Pride Wins the Prize

Never underestimate the power of being pathetic and annoying to others.

It is amazing what can be achieved when personal dignity is no longer a factor.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Shamed but Unchanged

Guilt and shame are said to be signs of a higher moral development.

Sadly though, with some individuals, this doesn't seem to make much of a difference in improving their behaviour.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Frog in my throat...

Author Angus James caught this jungle perch in North Queensland, Australia.

"As I was pulling my lure from the fish to release back into the water I noticed two little eyes looking back at me from inside the fish's mouth. After capturing this picture, the little green tree frog leaped straight past my head onto the nearest tree. It was one of the coolest things I have seen in my life! This is one lucky frog!"

Sometimes I feel like that little frog. Saved by a miracle, grateful, but a bit shook up by it all.

Not Blending In

Sometimes success comes from standing out in a crowd 
and showing your true colors, not by blending into the background.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

When Pigging Out Means "I Love You"

Making a little pig of yourself is usually unacceptable.

But there are times when totally relishing what another has lovingly prepared for you becomes in itself an expression of love that brings great satisfaction to both the giver and the receiver.

Not So Helpful Helpers

When friends come over to help you figure out some new tech, 
but nobody reads the manual.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Why we have curtains..

The behavior of certain individuals helps you realise why we have curtains: 
So we can keep them closed. What is seen cannot be unseen.