Saturday, October 13, 2007

Press: Houston center nurses wild critters back to health - HC

Houston center nurses wild critters back to health - Houston Chronicle:

"The center, at 7007 Old Katy Road, has been open for about two weeks. For years, the nonprofit organization has helped rehabilitate wildlife and returned it to the wild using a network of homes. The new facility provides a centralized location — including a surgical area — for the organization to take care of the animals."

Press: 'Living biblically' spurred positive changes in author - HC

`Living biblically' spurred positive changes in author - Houston Chronicle:

"Jacobs gleaned important lessons, including this: Changing your behavior can change your heart. If you force yourself to act more decently, you can, to some extent, change your inner self, purify the moral wellsprings. You become a better person.

'It's almost like the spiritual version of 'fake it till you make it,' Jacobs said. 'It's fascinating. The outside affects the inside.'"

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Quotes: "No one can make you feel inferior" (E. Roosevelt)

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Proverbs: One person's paucity is another person's plethora

Press: You are not my friend - TIME

You Are Not My Friend - TIME:

"And like the abrasively direct ads for tinctures and cleaning products at the beginning of the advertising age, our self-branding is none too subtle. We are a blunt lot, in our bikinis and our demands that our friends go right now to check out our blog postings. We've gone 40 years back, to sales tactics predating irony, self-deprecation and actual modesty. We are, as a social network, all so awesome that we will soon not be able to type the number 1, because we will have worn out the exclamation point that shares its key."