Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Great quotes

Ralph_waldo_emerson_2 To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (There are various versions of this quotation around. I am not sure which is the correct version, however, this is the fullest version that I have seen. I think you get the gist...)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Still studying at 95!

Cap_and_gown I love stories like this! When Nola Ochs graduated in May 2007 at the age of 95, she became the oldest college graduate in the world. Not satisfied with her scholarly achievements, however, in September, Nola plans to head back to the classroom to start working on her Master's degree.

Nola start taking classes after the death of her husband in 1972. She says, 'There's something within me that wants to keep learning. I just can't quit.' Read Nola's story at:

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Britain's got talent - Connie Talbot

And just in case you're one of the few people in the known Universe that hasn't seen the clip of 6 year old Connie Talbot, here it is. Again, Kleenex at the ready:

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Britain's got talent - Paul Potts

For those of you who don't live in the UK (and for those of you who do but missed it), I thought you might like to see the following clip from Britain's Got Talent. Bet you can't watch it with dry eyes!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Don't fall for email hoaxes by Patrick Goss

Email Why do people continue to fall for email hoaxes? You know - the ones involving exiled leaders or worldwide lotteries and those purporting to be from legitimate organisations and requesting your bank or credit card details. MSN's Tech and Gadgets Editor, Patrick Goss, can't believe that some of us are still so gullible. Find out what he has to say about it all at:

Friday, June 01, 2007

The rise of Newglish - an evolving language

Buy_new_dictionaryDo you sometimes suspect that English is becoming an unfathomable language? For example, do you know what a Hactivist or a Looky-loo is? If something was described as hinky or eeyoreish, would you know what that meant? And just what is a twonk?

Find out with this quick guide to 20 of the 'most bizarre, controversial and ingenious words' that, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, did not even officially exist a year ago: