This is what the space program has done for the advancement of technology:
Check out this terrific Google Doodle that commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing.
This is a MUST READ – there are many myths, misconceptions, and mistakes in popular understanding of chemicals in our food supply. Much of what you hear or read is fear-mongering, and over-uses incorrect terms to create the targeted response.
This article clarifies terms (most important phrase: “the dose makes the poison”) and debunks popular misconceptions.
Top 3 Myths About Pesticides in Your Food, from Ag Daily
This is from the ABA Journal, but the tips are great for anyone. By James Grey Robinson.
- Do not be a prisoner of your past
- What comes out of your mouth is more than what goes in it
- People will admire you more for your health and happiness than your bank account
- Take 10 minutes each day to not think but just breathe
- Lawyers are admired more for their honesty (and humanity) than for winning
- You have to balance and take care of your body, your mind, and your family/community.
- Nothing is more powerful than kind words.
- Embrace change. Change is good.
- If you don’t control your emotions, they will control you.
- Being a lawyer is a gift.
The details in each of the points are worth the read – check it out.
Please read this terrific Washington Post column by Purdue President (and former Indiana Governor) Mitch Daniels.
I don’t claim that people (and young people) who live in urban environments are devoid of hard work and virtue, but – speaking from personal experience – the characteristics described in the article seem to be more highly concentrated in rural communities.