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I have no trouble believing this at all.

Today's thought is: 020717
Life has lessons to teach. We can remember them and share them with
others, or we can forget them and have to learn them again.
-Jan Pishok

What we are destined to learn in this life will keep presenting itself
until "contact" has been made. Each experience is a minute part of the
big picture that's unfolding. We will receive the information we need,
again and again if necessary. Let's give up our fear about where we are
going and how we'll get there. We are in caring, capable hands. We will
get to the right destination on time.

In this program we are invited to share with other women what our
experiences have taught us. What better way to recall, and thus relearn,
what we have been taught, than to tell another about it. Every Twelve-
Step program is specifically designed to simplify our lives. The Steps
coach us through every situation, and they never shame us for needing
reminders of our lessons.

I will help others through sharing my own experiences today. In the process, I'll
recapture the essence of the lessons 1 have learned.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Today's meditation comes from the book
A Woman's Spirit by Karen Casey copyright 1994
available through our online bookstore at:

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Orville Wright said to his brother, Wilbur, 'You were only in the air
for twelve seconds. How could your luggage be in Cleveland?'"
-- Red Buttons

Bob was talking to Doug one day,
and said, "My wife suggested that I
take up a new sport this summer."

Doug said, "Wow, that's nice. It shows
that she has your interests at heart.
Did she make any suggestions?"

Bob replied, "As a matter of fact, she
did. By the way, how do you play this
Russian Roulette?"

Top 10 Rejection Lines Given By Women
(and what they actually mean...)

10. I think of you as a brother.
(You remind me of that inbred banjo-playing geek in "Deliverance.")

9. There's a slight difference in our ages.
(You are one jurassic geezer.)

8. I'm not attracted to you in 'that' way.
(You are the ugliest dork I've ever laid eyes upon.)

7. My life is too complicated right now.
(I don't want you spending the whole night or else you may hear
phone calls from all the other guys I'm seeing.)

6. I've got a boyfriend.
(who's really my male cat and a half gallon of Ben and Jerry's).

5. I don't date men where I work.
(Hey, bud, I wouldn't even date you if you were in the same solar
system, much less the same building.)

4. It's not you, it's me.
(It's not me, it's you.)

3. I'm concentrating on my career.
(Even something as boring and unfulfilling as my job is better than
dating you.)

2. I'm celibate.
(I've sworn off only the men like you.)

...and the number 1 rejection line given by women
(and what it actually means)

1. Let's be friends.
(I want you to stay around so I can tell you in excruciating detail
about all the other men I meet and have sex with. It's that male perspective thing)

Top 10 Rejection Lines Given By Men
(and what they actually mean...)

10. I think of you as a sister. (You're ugly.)
9. There's a slight difference in our ages. (You're ugly.)
8. I'm not attracted to you in 'that' way. (You're ugly.)
7. My life is too complicated right now. (You're ugly.)
6. I've got a girlfriend. (You're ugly.)
5. I don't date women where I work. (You're ugly.)
4. It's not you, it's me. (You're ugly.)
3. I'm concentrating on my career. (You're ugly.)
2. I'm celibate. (You're ugly.)

...and the number 1 rejection line given by men (and what it actually means)
1. Let's be friends. (You're sinfully ugly.)


I'm responding to "Jeff in South Carolina," whose mother-in-
law makes negative comments about her daughter's ex-husband.
Jeff is concerned that his mother-in-law's attitude will
confuse his wife's little girl. I think Jeff is right --
and I speak from experience.

My parents divorced when I was 7. I was crushed. What made it
worse was my mother constantly bad-mouthing my father. He
wasn't perfect by any means, but he is a good man and he loves
me. Whenever I was with my mother, she made me feel guilty
for loving him. It was as if I were doing something wrong and
should feel ashamed. (My father never spoke ill of my mother,
and now that I am an adult, I respect him for it.)

Abby, a person who berates a child's mother or father causes
the child emotional pain. Perhaps if Jeff's mother-in-law
sees this letter, she'll rethink her behavior and put the
emotional well-being of her granddaughter ahead of her
personal feelings. -- T.M. IN N.J.

I certainly hope so. And because this is a common problem, I
hope it will cause other parents and in-laws to also rethink
their behavior. Read on:

My brother and I were 15 and 17 when my parents divorced. Our
parents felt we were adults, so we did not receive support or
attention from either one. I would hear bad things about my
father from my mother's family. They did not want me to love

The ex-son-in-law may not have been a gem of a husband, but
he rates an "A" as a responsible, caring parent. At one time,
I was a probation officer dealing with child support cases,
and I can tell you from professional experience, he is rare.

Out of more than 10,000 cases per year in my district, only
a small percentage of noncustodial parents take their
responsibility seriously. Many couples use their children as
weapons to get back at each other.

That mother-in-law needs her head examined. Jeff is a good
stepfather. The child deserves the love, care and support of
both of her parents whether they live in the same house or not.

It would be a shame for any child to grow up hating his or
her father -- and not understanding why. Perhaps Jeff's
mother-in-law should be banned from seeing her granddaughter
until she understands the situation does not revolve around

That's strong medicine, but it might be effective.
In many parts of the country, "divorce impact classes" are
offered in community colleges for divorcing couples. Please
suggest that mother-in-law attend some of them so she can
understand how her anger and resentment negatively impact her
granddaughter. -- A PARENT IN FLORIDA

Good suggestion. I did not know such classes were available.

I am being married for the second time. Are my parents still
obligated to pay for the wedding? -- SECOND-TIME ROSE

Nowhere is it written that the bride's parents MUST pay for
even the first wedding. A wedding is a gift. This time you're
on your own.

Pauline Phillips and her daughter Jeanne Phillips share the
pseudonym Abigail Van Buren. Write Dear Abby at
<a href="http://www.uexpress.com/dearabby/dearabby_form.cfm"
>www.DearAbby.com</a> or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Good advice for everyone -- teens to seniors -- is in "The
Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It." To order, send
a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money
order for $5 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet,
P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is


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Yes it does.

You would think with all the concerns over gun safety,
security and all the notices posted in post offices, that
everyone would know there are certain things that you can't
send via the U.S. mail. Well, according to the Seattle
Post-Intelligencer, a visitor to Washington state has
turned himself in to police after violating several
long-standing postal rules. The publication says the man
may now face two felony charges. According to a spokesman
for the U.S. Postal Service, the man tried to mail a loaded
rifle, a handgun and some fireworks from a small post
office in Bothell, Wash., to a location in Alaska. The
man subsequently told postal inspectors that he failed
to check to see if there was any ammunition in either
weapon. The postal service reminds consumers to assume
that guns are loaded and to take the appropriate action.
The man was apparently traveling through the area on a
long trip from Nevada to Alaska and decided to send some
of his belongs ahead. He had addressed the package to
himself, in care of a gun store in Anchorage.

Because if you don't,
you will be in trouble.

Not everyone agrees with "TV Guide" when it publishes a
list of favorites. Now, with the publication of its "50
Worst TV Shows of All Time," there is bound to be some
debate, particularly from the fans of the shows that got
trashed. Many people would agree with the magazine's No.1
pick, "The Jerry Springer Show." But there are others that
did not make the list, that some see as equally pointless.
Many pundits have had a "field day" assessing the list.
Some even say that many of the shows listed as being "bad"
are only "bad" because they were either ahead their time
or actually too "good" to be understood. Second on the
list was "My Mother The Car," a 1960s NBC production that
made the list if for no other reason than because of its
title. Then come the now-defunct "XFL" season, "The Brady
Bunch Hour" and "Hogan's Heroes." A special word to fans
of "Hogan." Yes, you have a lot of support from people
who think the show was really funny. Unfortunately, a lot
of people just can't fathom a program set in a Nazi prison
camp. But they don't realize that many of the plot twists
were suggested by former POWs who loved the show and even
told of incidents where their German guards became
friendly, just as did Sgt. Schultz in the program ...
"I know NOTHING."

It would seem that adherence to old political labels has
kept the national investigation into the events of Sept. 11
from running as smoothly as it might. According to Frank
Davies, writing in the Miami Herald, infighting has hampered
progress in the joint House-Senate inquiry into the terror
attacks. Davies notes that some of the problems stem from
several staffers who are openly hostile to CIA Director
George Tenet ... some saying they wanted to "get him" during
the investigation. Ostensibly, the goal of the inquiry was
to see what, if any, information American intelligence
groups and police units had about possible attacks before
they happened. So far the inquiry has spent nearly $3
million doing its work, some of which has been complicated
by the fact that nearly 40 members of Congress from both
sides of the aisle and both sides of the Capitol Building
are involved.

Hey James,
Does this sound like 
something I'd say (LOL)


The man who plays the president on TV makes far more money
than the real chief executive, George W. Bush Martin Sheen,
who is President Josiah Bartlet on NBC's highly successful
"West Wing" drama, just got a raise that triples the size
of his paycheck in one year, the New York Post reports.
Sheen will now make $300,000 an episode for playing the
prez in the Emmy-winning series, compared to Bush's annual
salary of $400,000. While series producer Warner Bros.
Television confirmed that Sheen had secured a new deal,
no details were released, although E-Online reported that
a source said the Post figures were a bit exaggerated.



1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 teaspoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Lemon juice
2 Apples
2 large Celery stalks
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In small salad bowl, combine mayonnaise, yogurt and
lemon juice, to taste. Core apples, cut into bite size
pieces, dice celery. Add both to salad bowl, fold in
nuts. Chill up to two hours. Toss before serving.

* variations: bananas & pecans or in the summer peaches
and peanuts. You can also add 1 cup of shredded cooked

Yield: 4 Servings
Category: Salad

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Wellllll, at lest this I'd understand.


Using honey in your cooking can be an asset. When baking
any pastry a tablespoon of honey will keep your pastry fresh
longer because honey is hygroscopic. This means that it
draws moisture from the air, which keeps your pastries from
drying out. Honey also enables you to reduce the liquid in
your cooking. Reduce any liquid called for in your recipe by
1/4 for every cup of honey you use. Be careful though, honey
can cause over-browning so be sure to reduce the temperature
of your oven by 25 degrees.

To substitute honey for sugar try the following:

* Approximately 7/8 cup of honey is equal to 1 cup of sugar.
* 1 12 oz. jar of honey equals a standard measuring cup.
* Try substituting half of the sugar in your recipe with
  honey. Eventually, with experimentation, you can replace
  all of the sugar with honey.

Of course it taste good Dear
Everything you cook taste just great
No mater what It is.


Today we bestow THREE bonehead awards!

Bonehead award one, a "stupidest excuse in the world," bonehead award
goes to an Adelaide, Australian man, arrested after his car lunged
forward, nearly hitting the police officer who had pulled him over for
speeding, who then tried claiming in court that it was his two dogs
who were driving the car when it shot forward.  That one dog was
pressing the gas pedal while the other dog pushed the car into gear.

Claiming that the explanation stretched credulity beyond the breaking
point, the judge found him guilty.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 11-Jul-02


Bonehead award two goes to a former Seymour, Connecticut attorney who
allegedly took a female client across his lap in a conference room
and, after taking down her panties and stockings, began spanking her
to get her to stop fidgeting so the judge would be more likely to
believe her.

His attempt to get American Home Insurance Co. to pay the $250,000
malpractice judgment failed with US District Judge Robert N. Chatigny
ruling that they were not obliged to pay because spanking does not
constitute the rendering of professional services.

Law.com 15-Jul-02 via http://www.overlawyered.com

I Don't dare say anything here.

YOUR DAILY HOROSCOPE - Wednesday, July 17, 2002

(Mar. 21- April 20)
Today is a great day to get that job done you have been
putting off. Folks that have seemingly friendly advice
today have hidden agendas.

(Apr. 21- may 21)
Be a good listener today and you will learn things that
you may very well need to know. Gossip, while never
pretty, can be pretty informative right about now.

(May 22-June 21)
Too many worries over the things you have no control
over can make you depressed and gloomy, accept that
there are some things beyond even your control and
go on with your life.

( June 22-July 22)
A family friend offers you some very good advice and
you realize it is good advice to take...eventually.
A stranger will prove very helpful today.

(July 23-Aug 22)
Take a bit of time to listen to someone whom you
ordinarily think is not quite all there. By accident
they give you an answer to a long standing problem
you have been having.

(Aug. 23 -Sept. 23)
A demanding boss may not make for a pleasant day but
you manage to do what is expected of you and then some.
A good day in the romance department.

(Sept. 24 -Oct. 23)
Your people skills are excellent as you are the one sent
to solve the problems today. You have proven your ability
so many times that now you will get the recognition you

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)
A new partner puts the life back in your business and
there may even be a romantic interest attached to this
enterprise. A good day to be careful on the highway if
you have to be out and about, so use extreme care when

(Nov. 23 -Dec. 21)
A very exciting day for you, but in a postive way! The
evening finds you in a very good mood, don't let any-
thing change this and you will have very interesting

(Dec 22.- Jan. 20)
Financial institutions are easier to deal with today.
Take things in stride, keep an air of attitude about
you and everything will go smooth today.

(Jan. 21 -Feb. 19)
Family and friends need your companionship and you take
the time to be with them. A recent surprise for you has
you tuned into the academic life and your efforts will
be rewarded.

(Feb. 20-Mar. 20)
A new love may not go for the hot and cold treatment
and you can scare this one off before you know it. A
message from afar brings you some good news.

These interpretations are based on the aspects and positions of
the planets in relation to each Sun-sign. They are intended to
indicate the general mood and issues of the day as you experience
them. Be creative in applying your forecast to the actual
circumstances of your life.      ---

By Michael Thiessen - Professional Astrologer, Astrology Online

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Ohh yeah, I love this one.

To remove heel marks from wood floors, a little kerosene on
a soft cloth will remove them. A typewriter eraser can also
be used to remove heel marks...

If you have small scratches on your wood floor, a very fine
steel wool pad dipped in floor wax will erase the scratches.
Make sure you go with the grain of the floor and not against it...

Ohhh, How true.

Here comes some quotes.

In the past, it never occurred to me that every casual remark of mine would be snatched up and recorded. Otherwise I would have crept further into my shell.
--Albert Einstein

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In
your soul are infinitely precious things that
cannot be taken from you.
---Oscar Wilde

Now that's a Sax-a-Phone

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The times on this one are seconds for 28K modem,
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thanks, David 1