As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions.
I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.
I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.
The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man.
And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.
As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”
Did you know that 19 million trees are needed to make the 540 million Yellow Pages directories printed annually? If you haven't yet, you can visit https://www.yellowpagesoptout.com/ to opt out of receiving them.
I'm so proud of my daughter +Kaitlin Gaspar She is advancing on to The North Carolina State Science Fair at Meredith College in Raleigh next month. Today at the district competition in Salisbury, she also won a Gold Medal, Project of Distinction, and the Positive Impact award, along with $45.00 in prize money and her state registration fee is being paid for by Horizons Unlimited.
This image may look like something dreamed up for a surreal horror movie, but it's a real horror for the tarantula in question. This unfortunate arachnid is infected with Cordyceps, a parasitic fungus that replaces its host's tissue with its own.
Cordyceps fungi invades its hosts (mainly arthropods), and its mycelium eventually replaces the host's tissue. Once the arthropod is dead, cylindrical or branching growths emerge from the creature's dead body. Some species also have mind-control capabilities, convincing the host to travel to a place where the fungus will find optimal growth conditions before the host dies. If you haven't seen it yet, this video from Planet Earth shows a Cordyceps fungus in action: http://youtu.be/XuKjBIBBAL8
Hitler did not take guns away from his people, and the quote “To Conquer a Nation, First Disarm its Citizens” has never been directly attributed to him.
But he did spread *propaganda......just like you.
*Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed towards influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument. Propaganda is usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the chosen result in audience attitudes.
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything."
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
To any anti-gun control advocates, do you also think that all drugs should be legalized? After all, responsible drug users aren't allowed to consume their drug of choice because of a few irresponsible drug users. (I know my Libertarian friends don't have any issues with drug legalization) I'm really just looking for responses from pro-gun/anti-drug folks (typically conservatives) I can respect a Libertarian's political consistency on these issues, I just don't understand the conservative point of view on this. Please list how the two issues are different in your opinion. Also, please don't cite any 200 year old piece of paper in your response.
(for the record, I have never owned a gun or consumed any illegal drugs) I really just want to try to understand your position. (please keep the conversation civil)
I just got my first official non-paying photography gig. Yellow Pages wants to use two of my photographs for the local telephone book. I'm just as surprised as you are that they still have telephone books.