Or stubbornness...

Every time you make popcorn, there are always those fluffy, white, happy popped pieces that are fun to eat and look at and everybody likes them.

But there are also always those burnt, hard kernels at the bottom that don't pop.

You know why they don't pop?

They don't pop because they have integrity.

The meditation word for today is...integrity

Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies

Godwin's Law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies) is an adage formulated by Mike Godwin in 1990. The Law states:
  • As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one
Godwin’s Law does not dispute whether any particular reference or comparison to Hitler or the Nazis might be appropriate. It is precisely because such a comparison or reference may sometimes be appropriate, Godwin has argued, that overuse of the Nazi/Hitler comparison should be avoided, as it robs the valid comparisons of their impact.

Benford's Law of Controversy

"Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available."

Reading this made me think of all the passionate-sounding noise coming from the talking heads on network and cable TV (so-called) shows.

The meditation word for today is...passion

Dutch Oven Cobbler

Dutch oven cobbler is one of the tastiest treats known to mankind.

1 cake mix
2 cans of pie filling your choice of flavor (I prefer peach)
1 stick of butter/margarine
1 can of soda

In a dutch oven (the camping kind with legs on it) lined with heavy duty aluminum foil, pour the pie filling in the bottom. Add the cake mix, and make a well in it. Pour in the soda. slice the butter into pats and dot over the cake mix. Cover and bake as instructed for your dutch oven. This will work well in a 10" or 12" oven.

My first experience with Dutch Oven cooking was at Philmont Scout Ranch, probably 1974. I still remember watching our expedition ranger make peach cobbler, thinking that this was the neatest cooking method ever! And tasty! Peach is still my favorite.

Wisdom from Homer...

"Weaseling out of things is important to learn.
It's what separates us from the animals.
Except the weasel."
- Homer Simpson

Big Brutha is watching us...

"A government big enough to give us everything we want is a government big enough to take away everything we have."
- Gerald Ford

Wisdom from a podcast

The person you will become arises from:
  • The places you visit;
  • The books you read; and
  • The people you surround yourself with.
The meditation word for today is...choices

Hey Buddy, those sure are nice pants!

"People in America are now scared of each other. That's why teachers won't put an arm around a crying child, and doctors order unnecessary tests, and ministers won't meet with parishioners. It's a distrust of justice and it's changing our culture."

- Legal Expert Philip Howard, discussing a $6 million lawsuit over a pair of pants lost at a dry cleaners

The meditation phrase for today is...frivolous lawsuits