Monthly Archives: January 2022
January 31, 2022 · 4:21 PM
January 24, 2022 · 9:51 AM
I was blessed in learning how to work with my hands in the field of construction as a carpenter, in residential and then commercial, climbing to superintendent in both. However, I’ve found that eight hours of mental labor is just as taxing as eight hours of physical labor.
Toiling to build a world and its occupants (demons included) is no different from building a house for a family to reside. So, now that we have established two fields that tucker us out, let’s examine the sleep that restores our energy.
I do not believe there is anyone who has never experienced a fitful night of sleep. According to some of our idioms, “sleep like a baby,” makes no sense at all. What in the world has a worse sleep pattern than an infant, two hours up, two hours down?
Then, we have, “sleep like a log,” “sleep like a rock,” “sleep tight,” and “sleep like a top.” I see where none of these commonplace idioms will result in a restful night of sleep.
And, in the tradition of saving the best for last, or in this case, maybe the worst for last, we sing our children to sleep with a violent tune of injury or possibly even death.
‘Rock-a-bye baby on the tree top,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby, cradle and all.’
No wonder we have an insomnia problem in this country. We’re putting our kids to sleep in the tops of trees and waiting for them to fall out.
Have a great week and may God bless.
January 17, 2022 · 5:08 PM
Isn’t it Strange How Small Amounts of Certain Compounds or Factors Play Such a Large Role in the Final Outcome of Many Situations?
Isn’t it strange how small amounts of certain compounds or factors play such a large role in the final outcome of many situations?
For instance, poison dart frogs are some of the most toxic creatures on Earth. The golden variety carries enough toxins to kill 10-20 grown men, being a thousand times stronger than cyanide.
The Inland Taipan is an Australian snake that the venom from a single bite can kill 100 human beings.
Rounding out the creature feature, the zorrilla is considered the smelliest animal on Earth. A small mammal related to the weasel, it finds itself in good company, since the skunk is a member of the same family.
Now to clean all this mess up, did you know to consider a surface sanitized it must be 99.999% clean? Add five more 9’s and you reach sterilization 99.99999999%.
Just a little something to begin your week, which I hope flows fast and smooth.
God bless you and yours throughout this next week.
January 11, 2022 · 10:54 AM