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Sun & Sand

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If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down. - Mary Pickford (1893 - 1979)

Page Scanner Review

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (1)

I purchased a Canon DR-2010C scanner some months ago. I have been thoroughly satisfied with this device. (And I don't say that about very many hardware devices.)


When I began my search several months ago, some of the features I looked for were: one-button scan; color, one-pass duplex; 25 page (or higher) document feeder. Speed was also an obvious necessity. I also required the ability to scan different size documents...

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Bread Facts - Anon

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 2:53 PM Comments comments (1)

(or why we should never trust statistics...)


1. More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users.


2. Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on standardized tests.


3. In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the home, the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant mortality rates were unacceptably high; many women died in childbirth; and diseases suc...

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Think About It

Posted on October 23, 2010 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (4)

Sartre's Coffee


The French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre was sitting in a cafe when a waitress approached him: "Can I get you something to drink, Monsieur Sartre?"


Sartre replied, "Yes, I'd like a cup of coffee with sugar, but no cream".


Nodding agreement, the waitress walked off to fill the order and Sartre returned to working.


A few minutes later, however, the waitress re...

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