Asleep in the Boat

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Years ago a young guide at Niagara Falls had nothing to do, so he moored his boat well above the cataract, lay down in it and fell asleep. He thought he had tied the boat securely, but with its constant swaying the knot came undone. With the sleeping occupant, the boat began to drift with the current. Spectators on the shore, seeing …

Evidence of Love

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When Prince William wanted to demonstrate just how deep his love for Kate Middleton was, he gave her the most meaningful and precious gift he could ever give. Burned in the memories of some who lived in the 80’s and 90’s are the heartbroken and sad faces of two young princes, William and Harry, whose mother had tragically died in …

The Grandest Ship Afloat

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The beginning of the 20th century saw many new British passenger liners entering service. Each one seemed to be larger, faster and more luxurious than the one that had gone before, until there was the biggest and grandest of all the ships, the Titanic! Weighing 48,000 tons and with a length of 882 feet, this new ship was the pride …

World Peace: Pursuing an impossible dream?

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Iraqi war protesters, hippies, and peace movements represent only a handful of the billions of people who yearn for a world where peace reigns. In spite of their desires, in the past century tens of millions of people have died in wars and hundreds of thousands have been victims of violent crimes, ethnic cleansing, genocide, crime sprees, cybercrime, gang wars and malicious …

Apple’s Founder Saved by a Death

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The beaming face of Steve Jobs was the focal point on the stage in San Francisco. The founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. was greeted by a standing ovation as he appeared at his company’s annual media event. It was more than obvious that he was glad to be there but he just about wasn’t. Billionaire Jobs had faced …

Horace the Cow?

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Horses and cows wandered around the pasture, grazing on the plentiful grass. One particular horse, Horace, took time each day to watch what was going on around him. He noticed that when the farmer banged his grain bucket, all the cows lined up in a very orderly fashion. They quietly, without pushing, walked towards the barn. Each cow entered the …