Carolyn’s Online Magazine
QUOTES FROM THE PRINT MEDIA #1
Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year,” once wrote garden author Josephine Nuese. “For gardening begins in January, begins with the dream. —Josephine Nuese, author
My parents fostered this attitude that your vision doesn’t work, but the rest of you still works. I feel inherently, as a disabled person, I have the respect to show myself as functional as possible. —Beth Smaligo, blind seminary student
People notice when a woman wears a hat. I know I always admire women who wear hats. —Theresa Schwab, Ligonier, Pa.
…nobody expected the eagles to even know the memorial was there, but caring people would see it, read it and understand the feelings of those who placed the flowers and notes there. —Sandy Ritchey, Etna, Pa.
Of the 3,000 species of spiders found in North America, only four are harmful to humans: The brown recluse (primarily a southern species), the black widow, the hobo spider (found in arid, western states) and the yellow sac (thought to be the most common source of nuisance bites across North America). —Jessica Wallizer
You wake up every day determined that, OK, even if today is the worst day, I’m still going to find a silver lining — even if it’s just that God let you wake up that day, because being alive is so much better than the alternative… —Amy Bosko
It was like a snowflake. No one got the same communication…The (GNC) company’s eight-page…catalogs are customized to each member, based on previous buying habits and any demographic data they’ve collected on the person, including age and gender. —Peter Miles-Prouten, , senior vice president of consumer markets at Dunnhumby, a London-based marketing firm
Allowing offensive speech doesn’t connote approval. Nor do we defend wrongheaded thinking under the bromide that everyone’s opinions matter, or that the mere act of forming and expressing ideas entitles those ideas to respect. Ignorance and hatefulness can and should be confronted and shot down, but with reason and with better words. —Charles Slack, author of Liberty’s First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech.
The classical error of historical Christianity is that we have never started with the value of the person.Rahter, we have started from the ‘unworthiness of the sinner,’ and that starting point has set the stage for the glorification of human shame in Christian theology.—The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, in his book Self-Esteem: The New Reformation
Scientists look at creatures found in harsh Antarctica and ask: If life can survive here, why not on Mars or one of the ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn where water lurks beneath the frozen surface? Maybe we aren’t alone. —Reed Scherer, a micropaleontology professor at Northern Illinois University,
Our love affair with aggressive care at the end of life is an ongoing subject of debate. Who wants to be in a hospital, hooked to machines and surrounded by strangers when there’s a more comfortable option? —Luis Fabregas
I’ve always said that if I make other people successful, they’ll make me successful,” he told The Associated Press in 2009. —Jim Stowers Jr, Kansas City, Missouri, philanthropist
Companies routinely strip away personal identifiers from credit card data when they share information with outsiders, saying the data is now safe because it is “anonymized.” But the MIT researchers showed that anonymized isn’t quite the same as anonymous. —News article