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* [The Critical Mass of Enlightenment] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Critical%20Mass%20of%20Enlightenment]) ..... 218.186.89.232
* [Steven Morgan Friedman] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Steven%20Morgan%20Friedman]) ..... 218.186.89.232
* [At the Feet of the Master] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=At%20the%20Feet%20of%20the%20Master]) ..... 218.186.89.232
* [One Thousand Suns: Krishnamurti at Eighty-Five and the Last Walk] (new) ..... 218.186.89.232
* [Asit Chandmal] (new) ..... 218.186.89.232
* [Jiddu Krishnamurti] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Jiddu%20Krishnamurti]) ..... 218.186.89.232
* [Swami Subramaniam] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Swami%20Subramaniam]) ..... 218.186.89.232
* [Pradosham] (new) ..... 218.186.89.232
* [The Magick Path of Tantra] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Magick%20Path%20of%20Tantra]) ..... 218.186.84.198
* [Suki Sivam] (new) ..... 218.186.80.81
* [Brahmin] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Brahmin]) ..... 218.186.86.173
* [A Free and Simple Computer Link] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=A%20Free%20and%20Simple%20Computer%20Link]) ..... 218.186.86.173
* [John Markoff] (new) ..... 218.186.86.173
* [Mind] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mind]) ..... 218.186.86.173
* [Bruce Almighty] (new) ..... 218.186.85.246
* [Emerson Process Management] (new) ..... 218.186.85.246
* [Contemplation] (new) ..... 218.186.81.242
* [Spam] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Spam]) ..... 218.186.86.55
* [Alice Stockham] (new) ..... 218.186.86.164
* [Dalai Lama] (new) ..... 218.186.86.164
* [The Psychology of Romantic Love] (new) ..... 218.186.86.164
* [Hymn] (new) ..... 202.156.2.154
____May 30, 2003
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* [NR Narayana Murthy] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=NR%20Narayana%20Murthy]) ..... 202.156.2.154
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* [Mencius] (new) ..... 169.145.197.4
____May 24, 2003
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* [Cosmopolitan] (new) ..... 202.156.2.154
* [Imagination] (new) ..... 202.156.2.154
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* [Climbing the Blue Mountain] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Climbing%20the%20Blue%20Mountain]) ..... 202.156.2.154
____May 13, 2003
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* [Tantrism] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Tantrism]) ..... 169.145.197.4
* [Jainism] (new) ..... 169.145.197.4
____May 11, 2003
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* [Logistics Management Associates] (new) ..... 218.186.86.70
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* [Brahmamuhurta] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Brahmamuhurta]) ..... 202.156.2.154
* [Marc Gafni] (new) ..... 202.156.2.154
* [Ekambara Sastrigal] (new) ..... 202.156.2.154
* [Ten ways to enhance your family dinnertime] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Ten%20ways%20to%20enhance%20your%20family%20dinnertime]) ..... 202.156.2.154
* [Dina Mehta] (new) ..... 202.156.2.154
* [Amalaki] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Amalaki]) ..... 202.156.2.154
* [Umeboshi] (new) ..... 202.156.2.154
* [IETM] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=IETM]) ..... 202.156.2.154
* [Configuration Management] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Configuration%20Management]) ..... 202.156.2.154
* [Frank Morales] (new) ..... 169.145.197.4
* [Nishkam Gupta] (new) ..... 169.145.197.4
____March 31, 2003
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* [Phillip Mcgraw] (new) ..... 169.145.197.4
* [Fundamental] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Masaaki Imai] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Computer] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Ayushya Homam] (new) ..... 217.228.179.71
* [Complicated] (new) ..... 217.228.179.71
* [Mokshamu Galada] (new) ..... 217.228.179.71
* [Lotus Ayurvedic Garden, Heidelberg, Germany] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Lotus%20Ayurvedic%20Garden%2C%20Heidelberg%2C%20Germany]) ..... 217.88.230.209
* [Marktheidenfeld] (new) ..... 80.132.49.17
* [Evan Williams] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Evan%20Williams]) ..... 80.132.49.17
* [Jyotsna Kamat] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Jyotsna%20Kamat]) ..... 80.132.50.208
* [Cameron Barrett] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Cameron%20Barrett]) ..... 80.132.50.208
* [Mark Bernstein] (new) ..... 80.132.56.32
* [Reverend Jim] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Reverend%20Jim]) ..... 80.132.56.32
* [Michael Bauer] (new) ..... 80.132.54.141
* [Mumukshutva] (new) ..... 80.132.54.93
* [DLSMD] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=DLSMD]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Meg Hourihan] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Meg%20Hourihan]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Immortality] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Miracle] (new) ..... 80.132.60.62
* [SimpleComments] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [The Space Shuttle Columbia] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Space%20Shuttle%20Columbia]) ..... 217.88.233.208
* [Jim Speth] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The Divine Romance] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Divine%20Romance]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Ben Hammersley] (new) ..... 80.132.60.199
* [Chandramouli] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Chandramouli]) ..... 217.88.224.145
* [Aanmodaya Ashram] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Aanmodaya%20Ashram]) ..... 80.132.56.60
* [James Thornton] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Ralph Waldo Emerson] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Ralph%20Waldo%20Emerson]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The formula for happiness] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20formula%20for%20happiness]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Maulbronn Monastery] (new) ..... 80.132.57.9
* [Maulbronn] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Maulbronn]) ..... 80.132.57.9
* [Games] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Mouth Wide Shut] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mouth%20Wide%20Shut]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [The Freshman] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Freshman]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [sandhyavandanam] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=sandhyavandanam]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Tim O'Reilly] (new) ..... 80.132.49.50
* [Azim Premji Foundation] (new) ..... 80.132.49.50
* [Azim Premji] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Azim%20Premji]) ..... 80.132.49.50
* [Meister Eckhart] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Meister%20Eckhart]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Smoking] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Smoking]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Graham Hancock] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Mantras] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mantras]) ..... 217.88.225.226
* [Srimad Bhagavatam] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Ajamila] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [The Goal of Human Life] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [What Should I Do With My Life?] (new) ..... 217.88.225.226
* [MVC] (new) ..... 217.228.181.51
____December 31, 2002
____December 30, 2002
* [Knowledge Management] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Knowledge%20Management]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Mistake] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mistake]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Images] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Images]) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 28, 2002
* [Marathon] (new) ..... 80.132.54.102
____December 27, 2002
____December 26, 2002
* [Mark Irons] (new) ..... 80.132.53.61
____December 25, 2002
* [Smarty] (new) ..... 217.88.238.92
* [Motivation] (new) ..... 217.88.238.92
* [Guacamole] (new) ..... 217.88.238.92
____December 24, 2002
____December 23, 2002
* [Microsoft Outlook] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Martin Luther King, Jr.] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Martin%20Luther%20King%2C%20Jr.]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 22, 2002
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* [Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Maha%20Mrityunjaya%20Mantra]) ..... 80.132.62.36
____December 20, 2002
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____December 18, 2002
* [Tanjung Malim] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Tanjung%20Malim]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 17, 2002
* [Patrick Combs] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Patrick%20Combs]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Caroline Myss] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 16, 2002
* [Iris Murdoch] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Iris%20Murdoch]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Dag Hammerskjold] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Demo or Die!] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Juge Ram] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Meera Publications] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Meera%20Publications]) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 15, 2002
____December 14, 2002
* [Build your own Database Driven Website using PHP and MySQL] (new) ..... 217.88.235.188
____December 13, 2002
* [My To-Be List] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Who am i?] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Who%20am%20i%3F]) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 12, 2002
____December 11, 2002
* [Dietmar Hopp] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Cremation] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 10, 2002
* [Pranayama] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Pranayama]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Computers] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Computers]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [CPIM] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=CPIM]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Mumuksutva] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mumuksutva]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Advanced Manufacturing] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Advanced%20Manufacturing]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Manufacturing] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Manufacturing]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Karma Yogi] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Karma%20Yogi]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [CRM] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=CRM]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [SCM] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=SCM]) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 9, 2002
* [Belgium] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Belgium]) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 7, 2002
____December 6, 2002
* [XML is easy] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=XML%20is%20easy]) ..... 80.132.60.122
* [Sustainable Farming Connection] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Sustainable%20Farming%20Connection]) ..... 80.132.60.122
* [Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 5, 2002
* [KumKum] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=KumKum]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [XML] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [XFML] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=XFML]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [James Michener] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The Programmers' Stone] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Programmers%27%20Stone]) ..... 217.88.227.35
____December 4, 2002
* [Jim Loehr] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Marc Benioff] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 3, 2002
* [Rheinmuenster] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Detachment] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Detachment]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 2, 2002
* [Og Mandino] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Oscar Romero] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Oscar%20Romero]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Mata Amritanandamayi] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 1, 2002
____November 30, 2002
* [Welcome] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Welcome]) ..... 80.132.52.113
* [Sushma] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Sushma]) ..... 80.132.52.113
* [My Arts & crafts] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=My%20Arts%20%26%20crafts]) ..... 80.132.52.113
* [Jamie Zawinski] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Jamie%20Zawinski]) ..... 80.132.52.113
* [Kishore Balakrishnan - Resume] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Kishore%20Balakrishnan%20-%20Resume]) ..... 80.132.52.113
____November 29, 2002
____November 28, 2002
____November 27, 2002
* [Pomegranate] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Marcel Proust] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Marcel%20Proust]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Mudda Moopan] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____November 26, 2002
____November 25, 2002
* [Our Most-Alive Times] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Our%20Most-Alive%20Times]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Annamalai Reforestation Society] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Annamalai%20Reforestation%20Society]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Ramsey Clark] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Meaning] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____November 24, 2002
* [Onam] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Onam]) ..... 217.228.188.52
____November 23, 2002
* [Movielink] (new) ..... 80.132.55.175
____November 22, 2002
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____November 20, 2002
* [Institute for Traditional Medicine] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Subhuti Dharmananda] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Samurai] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Samurai]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [SRM] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=SRM]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____November 19, 2002
* [Malathi Rangarajan] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Arpudham] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Arpudham]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [James Thurber] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=James%20Thurber]) ..... 80.132.51.8
____November 18, 2002
* [Jakob Boehme] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____November 17, 2002
* [Carmine Baffa] (new) ..... 80.132.44.227
* [Michal Wallace] (new) ..... 80.132.44.227
____November 16, 2002
* [SPAM] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=SPAM]) ..... 217.228.177.30
* [Somerset Maugham] (new) ..... 80.132.42.195
* [Ovomaltine] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Ovomaltine]) ..... 80.132.42.195
____November 15, 2002
* [The Resilient Brahmin] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____November 14, 2002
* [The Science of Pranayama] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____November 13, 2002
* [Mantra Meditation] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Mantra] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____November 12, 2002
* [Expansive Marriage] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Expansive%20Marriage]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [SpamArrest] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Denmark] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____November 11, 2002
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____November 6, 2002
* [Pilgrimage] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Pilgrimage]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [One Minute Wisdom] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=One%20Minute%20Wisdom]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____November 5, 2002
* [New York Camera] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=New%20York%20Camera]) ..... 80.132.60.200
* [digital camera] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=digital%20camera]) ..... 80.132.60.200
____November 4, 2002
* [Mudslinging] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Holiday Inn Paris - Montparnasse] (new) ..... 217.228.188.106
* [Hindu Temples in France] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Hindu%20Temples%20in%20France]) ..... 217.88.234.223
* [Cynicism] (new) ..... 217.228.184.168
* [Abdul Kareem] (new) ..... 217.88.228.251
* [Man, Know Thyself] (new) ..... 80.132.53.143
* [The German Wine Route] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20German%20Wine%20Route]) ..... 80.132.53.143
* [Man] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Oddanchatram] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Ram Dass] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Ram%20Dass]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Senthilkumar Gurumurthy] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Swami Paramarthananda Saraswathi] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Bill McDermott] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Bill%20McDermott]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Swami Paramarthananda] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Emacs] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Emacs]) ..... 217.228.191.94
* [Mind -- Friend or Foe?] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mind%20--%20Friend%20or%20Foe%3F]) ..... 217.88.233.223
* [Zermatt] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Zermatt]) ..... 217.88.233.223
* [Kevin Michael Barbieux] (new) ..... 217.88.233.223
* [Herbs & Spices] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Herbs%20%26%20Spices]) ..... 217.88.233.223
* [Myrobalan] (new) ..... 217.228.184.96
* [Karl Martino] (new) ..... 217.228.189.175
* [Mahatma Gandhi] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mahatma%20Gandhi]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____September 30, 2002
* [Bertram Trautmann] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
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____September 17, 2002
* [Thomas Merton] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____September 15, 2002
* [Henry Miller] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Henry%20Miller]) ..... 80.132.56.100
____September 14, 2002
____September 12, 2002
* [Arvind Swami] (new) ..... 217.88.232.51
____September 11, 2002
* [Development Coordinator] (new) ..... 217.228.184.246
____September 9, 2002
* [General Mills] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Phil Semmer] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____September 8, 2002
* [Mohana Ruben] (new) ..... 217.228.191.122
____September 7, 2002
____September 6, 2002
* [Anthony de Mello] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Anthony%20de%20Mello]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____September 5, 2002
* [Ramana Maharshi] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Ramana%20Maharshi]) ..... 217.88.226.22
____September 4, 2002
* [Tamil] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Swami Sivananda] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Swami%20Sivananda]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [What Makes a House a Home?] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=What%20Makes%20a%20House%20a%20Home%3F]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Swami Krishnananda] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____September 3, 2002
____September 1, 2002
* [Wilhelm Zwerger] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Gayathri Japam] (new) ..... 217.228.188.248
* [Enzyme] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Avul%20Pakir%20Jainulabdeen%20Abdul%20Kalam]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Moussaka] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Mark Paschal] (new) ..... 80.132.62.54
* [Samyama] (new) ..... 217.88.239.220
* [Aavani Avittam] (new) ..... 217.88.239.220
* [Niyama] (new) ..... 80.132.46.136
* [Yama] (new) ..... 80.132.46.136
* [Om] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Om]) ..... 80.132.55.228
* [What is the true meaning of life?] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=What%20is%20the%20true%20meaning%20of%20life%3F]) ..... 80.132.57.125
* [What is the meaning of Life?] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=What%20is%20the%20meaning%20of%20%20Life%3F]) ..... 80.132.57.125
* [Mumukshu] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Vimala Thakar] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Vimala%20Thakar]) ..... 217.88.224.54
* [Swami Chidananda] (new) ..... 217.88.224.54
* [Sri Chinmoy] (new) ..... 217.228.178.64
* [Roma] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Roma]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [OPML] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=OPML]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Meal] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [enlightenment] (new) ..... 217.228.187.120
* [Home] (new) ..... 217.88.231.74
* [Natura non facit saltum] (new) ..... 217.228.178.17
* [Home Remedies] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Home%20Remedies]) ..... 217.228.178.17
* [iManage] (new) ..... 217.228.178.17
* [Kaivalya Shivalaya Ashram] (new) ..... 80.132.44.116
* [Ramesh Balsekar] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [James Vornov] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [One-Dimensional Man] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Herbert Marcuse] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [MailWasher] (new) ..... 217.228.191.105
* [Mettingen] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [William Arthur Ward] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=William%20Arthur%20Ward]) ..... 217.88.226.41
* [Cameron Highlands] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Jeremy Bentham] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Dag Hammarskjold] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____May 29, 2002
* [Rome] (new) ..... 217.228.187.221
* [Padman Ramankutty] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Plum Village] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Dreams] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Dreams]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [The Man Who Planted Trees] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____May 28, 2002
____May 27, 2002
* [Marysarah Quinn] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____May 24, 2002
* [Art of Money Getting] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [P. T. Barnum] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=P.%20T.%20Barnum]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Interbeing : Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Interbeing%20%3A%20Fourteen%20Guidelines%20for%20Engaged%20Buddhism]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Hannah Whitall Smith] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____May 23, 2002
* [Paolo Valdemarin] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____May 22, 2002
____May 21, 2002
____May 20, 2002
* [Mannheim] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mannheim]) ..... 217.88.237.252
* [Kirsten Zambucka] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Kirsten%20Zambucka]) ..... 217.88.237.252
* [pfingstmontag] (new) ..... 217.88.237.252
____May 19, 2002
____May 18, 2002
____May 17, 2002
* [Arindam Chaudhuri] (new) ..... 217.228.188.81
____May 16, 2002
* [Doris Mortman] (new) ..... 80.132.54.146
____May 15, 2002
* [Thimmakka] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Thimmakka]) ..... 80.132.42.36
* [Steve Pilgrim] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Steve%20Pilgrim]) ..... 80.132.42.36
____May 14, 2002
* [Humphrey Davy] (new) ..... 80.132.42.57
____May 8, 2002
* [Marianne Williamson] (new) ..... 80.132.53.182
____May 7, 2002
____May 6, 2002
____May 4, 2002
* [Rheumatoid Arthritis] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Rheumatoid%20Arthritis]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Milk] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Milk]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Carl de Marcken] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Carl%20de%20Marcken]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Iain Lamb] (new) ..... 80.132.49.174
* [Ethan Diamond] (new) ..... 80.132.49.174
* [Microwave] (new) ..... 80.132.46.224
* [German Clock Route] (new) ..... 80.132.49.219
* [Genomics] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Living in Germany] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Living%20in%20Germany]) ..... 217.88.225.123
* [Monastery] (new) ..... 80.132.57.143
* [Herman Hesse] (new) ..... 80.132.57.143
* [From Science to God] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Tulip Inn Marne la Vallée] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Tulip%20Inn%20Marne%20la%20Vall%E9e]) ..... 217.228.190.174
* [Untertuerkheim] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [The Royal Mail Hotel] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Om Tat Sat] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Thomas Huxley] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [German] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The Mountain Path] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Thomas Jefferson] (new) ..... 217.88.225.253
* [Emirates] (new) ..... 217.88.225.253
* [Bamberg] (new) ..... 217.228.185.39
* [Osho Commune] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Osho%20Commune]) ..... 217.228.185.39
* [Immunization] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The Pencil Maker] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Michael Neff] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Michael%20Neff]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [opml] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Norman Walker] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Mina Reimer] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____March 31, 2002
____March 30, 2002
* [mozzarella] (new) ..... 80.132.42.239
____March 29, 2002
____March 28, 2002
* [Communism] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Criticisms] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____March 27, 2002
____March 26, 2002
* [Manfred Baldas] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____March 25, 2002
____March 23, 2002
* [Krimml] (new) ..... 217.228.190.165
____March 22, 2002
____March 21, 2002
* [Soloing : Realizing Your Life's Ambition] (new) ..... 217.228.188.87
* [Govindappa Venkataswamy] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Govindappa%20Venkataswamy]) ..... 194.39.131.40
____March 20, 2002
* [Terrorism] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Terrorism]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____March 19, 2002
____March 13, 2002
____March 11, 2002
____March 10, 2002
* [Panchakarma] (new) ..... 80.132.44.159
____March 9, 2002
____March 8, 2002
* [Pam Alexander] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Gayatri Mantra] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Gayatri%20Mantra]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Gayathri Mantram] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Gayathri%20Mantram]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____March 7, 2002
* [Thomas Paine] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Thomas%20Paine]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Simplex Veri Sigillum] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____March 6, 2002
* [Product Process Confirmation] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Christmas City Nuremberg] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Christmas%20City%20Nuremberg]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Yama's four letters] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Mahasivaratri] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____March 5, 2002
* [Sundram Fasteners Limited] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Sundram%20Fasteners%20Limited]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Seshayee Paper and Boards Limited] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Seshayee%20Paper%20and%20Boards%20Limited]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Chogyam Trungpa] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____March 4, 2002
* [Benjamin Franklin] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Azim Premji's Success Recipe] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Azim%20Premji%27s%20Success%20Recipe]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Swami Parthasarathy] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Jeremy Stangroom] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Jeremy%20Stangroom]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Mark Caine] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Mark Twain] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mark%20Twain]) ..... 194.39.131.40
____March 2, 2002
____March 1, 2002
* [Mainau] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Michael Hewitt-Gleeson] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Marcus Buckingham] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Mother Meera] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mother%20Meera]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Marko Karppinen] (new) ..... 217.228.189.236
* [Compromise] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Compromise]) ..... 80.132.47.101
* [Matthew Lyon] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Manipulation] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Manipulation]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [The Ayodhya Mandapam] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Mithilapuri Kalyana Mandapam] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Ramraj Loewe] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Amsterdam] (new) ..... 217.88.230.51
* [Summerhill School] (new) ..... 217.88.230.51
* [Ram Samudrala] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The closing of the american mind] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20closing%20of%20the%20american%20mind]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [How do you measure success?] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [L. Murphy Smith] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The New Incurables Program] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Robert Morris] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Bombay] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Earth from Above] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Easy Topic Maps] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Issy-les-Moulineaux] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Oliver Wendell Holmes] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [The Soul of Money] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Soul%20of%20Money]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Thomas Sydenham] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [thalidomide] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Kashmir] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Gimmelwald] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Trimble] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [People for the Ethical Treatment of Souls] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [John Stuart Mill] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=John%20Stuart%20Mill]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Heaven & Hell] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Terence McKenna] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [The Critical Mass of Enligtenment] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Pollachi Consultants & Advisors] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Pollachi%20Consultants%20%26%20Advisors]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Arbeit Macht Frei] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Arbeit%20Macht%20Frei]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Sri Ramanasramam] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [James Snell] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Maruthappan Chinnayan] (new) ..... 217.88.227.129
* [Kalpana Mohan] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Kalpana%20Mohan]) ..... 217.228.180.209
* [Greg Smith] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Kaminomoto] (new) ..... 80.132.50.73
* [Steve Solomon] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Steve%20Solomon]) ..... 217.228.181.140
* [Michel de Montaigne] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [What Is a Human Being?] (new) ..... 217.228.191.67
* [Mob Software: The Erotic Life of Code] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mob%20Software%3A%20The%20Erotic%20Life%20of%20Code]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Mattu Pongal] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Great Virtues of the Dhamma] (new) ..... 217.228.179.69
* [Open Mind Open Heart] (new) ..... 217.228.179.69
* [Michael Hauben] (new) ..... 217.228.179.69
* [fram] (new) ..... 217.228.179.69
* [Hinduism Today] (new) ..... 217.228.179.69
* [Everything You Need To Know About Contemporary Philosophy] (new) ..... 217.228.191.31
* [badminton] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=badminton]) ..... 217.228.191.31
* [How to Mend Your Parachute] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=How%20to%20Mend%20Your%20Parachute]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Frederick Mann] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Frederick%20Mann]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Orchid Hotel Mumbai] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Abraham Lincoln] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Paramhansa Yogananda] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Gregory Adams-Tait] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Eric S. Raymond] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [How To Become A Hacker] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [the meaning of life] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=the%20meaning%20of%20life]) ..... 217.88.236.208
* [Erich Fromm] (new) ..... 217.88.236.208
* [James Joyce] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Umberto Eco] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Programmers] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Miraculous Messages from Water] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The Message from Water] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Masaru Emoto] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [edward estlin cummings] (new) ..... 217.88.225.89
* [Practice of Meditation] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Practice%20of%20Meditation]) ..... 217.88.236.39
* [Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Dachau%20Concentration%20Camp%20Memorial%20Site]) ..... 217.88.236.39
* [Stomach Ache] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Stomach%20Ache]) ..... 217.88.236.39
* [P.T. Barnum] (new) ..... 217.88.236.39
* [Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer] (new) ..... 217.88.236.39
* [Brad L. Graham] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Brad%20L.%20Graham]) ..... 217.88.236.39
* [Freedom of Thought] (new) ..... 217.88.227.145
* [The Gumption Memo] (new) ..... 217.88.233.212
* [Sarvottam] (new) ..... 217.88.233.212
* [Dulce et decorum est] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Monty Widenius] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Monty%20Widenius]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Literature, Arts, & Medicine Database] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [The God of Small Things] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Mark Kraft] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Ahimsa] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [information] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Henry James Gallagher] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Henry%20James%20Gallagher]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [A Time for Dialogue about Things That Really Matter] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [DaimlerChrysler] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Gottlieb Daimler] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Miele] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Motto] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Motto]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Philippe MARTIN] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Object-Oriented Programming] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Object-Oriented%20Programming]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Pair Programming] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Pair%20Programming]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Extreme Programming] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Extreme%20Programming]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Literate Programming] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Literate%20Programming]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Feature Driven Development] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Feature%20Driven%20Development]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Table Oriented Programming] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Table%20Oriented%20Programming]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Discourse on the method] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Tom Van Vleck] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Tom%20Van%20Vleck]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Christmas Time] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Christmas%20Time]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [All Things Must Pass] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=All%20Things%20Must%20Pass]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Multimap] (new) ..... 217.228.186.59
* [Vikas Kamat] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Vikas%20Kamat]) ..... 217.228.186.59
* [Some Good TV Habits to Acquire] (new) ..... 217.228.186.59
____December 31, 2001
* [mama_pendse] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=mama_pendse]) ..... 217.228.185.251
* [2001September] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=2001September]) ..... 217.228.185.251
* [Weblog2001November] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Weblog2001November]) ..... 217.228.185.251
* [Malarraj Sudanthiramani] (new) ..... kishore
* [Padma Varadan] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Padma%20Varadan]) ..... kishore
* [MSN Messenger] (new) ..... 217.88.239.189
____December 30, 2001
* [Yehudi Menuhin] (new) ..... 217.88.233.132
* [Sivananda Saraswathi Sevashram] (new) ..... kishore
* [Rangaramanuja Ayyangar] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Rangaramanuja%20Ayyangar]) ..... kishore
____December 29, 2001
____December 28, 2001
* [Peter Koestenbaum] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Tim Berners-Lee] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Don't make me think!] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 27, 2001
* [The three most difficult things for a human being] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Matt Webb] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Ten Things Men Can Do to End Sexism and Male Violence Against Women] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Ten%20Things%20Men%20Can%20Do%20to%20End%20Sexism%20and%20Male%20Violence%20Against%20Women]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Nomic] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Jeremiah Rogers] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 26, 2001
* [Entrapment] (new) ..... 62.225.252.247
* [Blast from the past] (new) ..... 62.225.252.247
____December 25, 2001
____December 24, 2001
* [Colmar] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Colmar]) ..... 62.225.252.252
* [OmniWeb] (new) ..... 62.225.252.251
____December 22, 2001
____December 21, 2001
* [Famine] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Martin Farquhar Tupper] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [W. Bruce Cameron] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The real meaning of peace] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 20, 2001
* [Java Modeling In Color With UML] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Stephen Palmer] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Stephen%20Palmer]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Tom Peters] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 19, 2001
* [Acres of Diamonds] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Philip James Bailey] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [M & M's] (new) ..... 172.179.46.214
* [James Allen] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [As A Man Thinketh] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Ani Moller] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Design for Community] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 18, 2001
* [Margaret Mead] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Wise Old Man] (new) ..... 172.176.73.13
* [Bed Time] (new) ..... 172.176.73.13
* [God will save me] (new) ..... 172.176.73.13
* [Buckminster Fuller] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 17, 2001
* [Nicomachean Ethics] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [BroaderMinds] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 15, 2001
____December 14, 2001
____December 13, 2001
* [AnnapoornaShothram] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=AnnapoornaShothram]) ..... 172.176.253.120
* [Shri Mahalakshmi Ashtakam] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Shri%20Mahalakshmi%20Ashtakam]) ..... 172.176.253.120
* [Hanuman Jayanti] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Hanuman%20Jayanti]) ..... 172.176.253.120
* [ShreeRamanavami] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=ShreeRamanavami]) ..... 172.176.253.120
* [Straight from the Gut] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Straight%20from%20the%20Gut]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Personal Mind Organizer] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Tom Robbins] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [BMW] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=BMW]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Mac OS X applications] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mac%20OS%20X%20applications]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Sheila Simmons] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Sheila%20Simmons]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [John Muir] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=John%20Muir]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Mac OS X Applications] (new) ..... 172.178.38.149
* [Mac OS X] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mac%20OS%20X]) ..... 172.178.38.149
____December 12, 2001
* [Sathyakama Sandilya] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 11, 2001
* [Chris Mitchell] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Chris%20Mitchell]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [John December] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Mortimer Jerome Adler] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 10, 2001
* [Zell am See] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Zell%20am%20See]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Image Capture] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Anthony de Mello, SJ] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Anthony%20de%20Mello%2C%20SJ]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [William James] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Choosing a Digital Camera] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Digital Camera] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Digital%20Camera]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 9, 2001
* [Korma] (new) ..... kishore
* [Kurma] (new) ..... kishore
* [Digital Camera Resource Page] (new) ..... kishore
____December 8, 2001
____December 7, 2001
* [iMac] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=iMac]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [TamilStar Entertainment] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The Matrix] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Maayi] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The Mask of Zorro] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [16 Ways to Be a Smarter Teacher] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 6, 2001
* [Who Am I?] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Who%20Am%20I%3F]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Benjamin Kuipers] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Benjamin%20Kuipers]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 5, 2001
* [LimeWire] (new) ..... 172.178.17.192
* [The Ten Marks of a Happy Marriage] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Ten%20Marks%20of%20a%20Happy%20Marriage]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The Mother] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Mother]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 4, 2001
* [Notes on the Synthesis of Form] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Lessons From The Science of Nothing At All] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Webcam] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [QuickCam] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [CoolCam] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____December 3, 2001
* [Dan Simmons] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____December 2, 2001
____November 30, 2001
* [Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Moving from anger into sadness...] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Moving%20from%20anger%20into%20sadness...]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Is there a law of karma?] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Is%20there%20a%20law%20of%20karma%3F]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [I often panic, and worry that I might go mad....] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=I%20often%20panic%2C%20and%20worry%20that%20I%20might%20go%20mad....]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [I feel so much anger towards my mother....] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=I%20feel%20so%20much%20anger%20towards%20my%20mother....]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Why so much conflict between the different religions?] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Why%20so%20much%20conflict%20between%20the%20different%20religions%3F]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Understanding the Lessons of September 11] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Understanding%20the%20Lessons%20of%20September%2011]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [What is jealousy and why does it hurt so much?] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=What%20is%20jealousy%20and%20why%20does%20it%20hurt%20so%20much%3F]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Disconnecting the emotions from mother's death] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Disconnecting%20the%20emotions%20from%20mother%27s%20death]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Could you say something about forgiveness?] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Could%20you%20say%20something%20about%20forgiveness%3F]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [I am concerned about my friends drinking habits] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=I%20am%20concerned%20about%20my%20friends%20drinking%20habits]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Ganesha Symbolism] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Ganesha%20Symbolism]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Teacher & Students] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Teacher%20%26%20Students]) ..... 172.179.116.58
____November 29, 2001
* [Namoh Namah] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Namoh%20Namah]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Romy and Lisa] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The Six Mistakes of Man] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Six%20Mistakes%20of%20Man]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____November 28, 2001
* [DrScheme] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Scheme] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Scheme]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Teach Yourself Scheme in Fixnum Days] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [suki-2001may-Amsterdam] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=suki-2001may-Amsterdam]) ..... 172.178.70.211
____November 27, 2001
* [Neem] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____November 26, 2001
* [Matthias Felleisen] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [How to Design Programs] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=How%20to%20Design%20Programs]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [The Elements of Style] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Programming Wisdom Center] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Unified Modeling Language] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The Psychology of Computer Programming] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Psychology%20of%20Computer%20Programming]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Gerald M. Weinberg] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The Mythical Man-Month] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Mythical%20Man-Month]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Eric Steven Raymond] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____November 23, 2001
* [Mother Teresa] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mother%20Teresa]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [The Simpler Life] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Reflections on science & technology, policies and philosophy] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Reflections%20on%20science%20%26%20technology%2C%20policies%20and%20philosophy]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Basic Management Skills] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Basic%20Management%20Skills]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Gerard M Blair] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____November 22, 2001
* [Ken Thompson] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [mySQL] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=mySQL]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Rasmus Lerdorf] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Poor Man's Zope] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [How to Think Like a Computer Scientist] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=How%20to%20Think%20Like%20a%20Computer%20Scientist]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Guido van Rossum] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Computer Programming for Everybody] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [German Vocabulary] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Is life really meaningless?] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Is%20life%20really%20meaningless%3F]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Software Development Magazine] (new) ..... 172.177.240.151
* [The Atlantic Systems Guild] (new) ..... 172.177.240.151
* [Electronic Review of Computer Books] (new) ..... 172.177.240.151
* [The Future Does Not Compute] (new) ..... 172.177.240.151
* [Rapid Development] (new) ..... 172.177.240.151
* [The Dynamics of Software Development] (new) ..... 172.177.240.151
* [The Pragmatic Programmer] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Pragmatic%20Programmer]) ..... 172.177.240.151
* [Microserfs] (new) ..... 172.177.240.151
* [Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About] (new) ..... 172.177.240.151
____November 21, 2001
* [TextFormattingRules] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=TextFormattingRules]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [PhpWikiAdministration] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=PhpWikiAdministration]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [MoreAboutMechanics] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=MoreAboutMechanics]) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Murugan Bhakti] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
____November 20, 2001
* [MostPopular] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=MostPopular]) ..... kishore
* [HTML Validation Service] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Elektronische Fahrplanauskunft Baden-Wuerttemberg] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
* [Amy Wohl] (new) ..... 194.39.131.40
____November 19, 2001
* [The Mask] (new) ..... 172.179.153.45
* [SupriyaSaravanaKumar] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=SupriyaSaravanaKumar]) ..... 172.179.153.45
* [Munnich] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Munnich]) ..... 172.179.153.45
* [A Brief History of Time] (new) ..... 155.56.66.11
____November 17, 2001
____November 16, 2001
* [The Machine That Changed the World : The Story of Lean Production] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Machine%20That%20Changed%20the%20World%20%3A%20The%20Story%20of%20Lean%20Production]) ..... 155.56.66.13
* [MIT Sloan Management Review] (new) ..... 155.56.66.13
* [Tim Pozar] (new) ..... 155.56.66.11
____November 15, 2001
* [C. Mohan] (new) ..... 155.56.66.13
* [The Invisible Future: The Seamless Integration of Technology into Everyday Life] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=The%20Invisible%20Future%3A%20The%20Seamless%20Integration%20of%20Technology%20into%20Everyday%20Life]) ..... 155.56.66.13
* [Jonathan Abrams] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Jonathan%20Abrams]) ..... 155.56.66.13
* [How to Prepare an Effective Resume] (new) ..... 155.56.66.13
____November 14, 2001
____November 13, 2001
* [Books That Changed My Life] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Books%20That%20Changed%20My%20Life]) ..... 155.56.66.13
* [How I became a Hindu] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=How%20I%20became%20a%20Hindu]) ..... 155.56.66.13
* [Sita Ram Goel] (new) ..... 155.56.66.13
____November 12, 2001
* [Eric Margolis] (new) ..... 155.56.66.11
____November 11, 2001
* [Sitaraman Periasamy] (new) ..... 172.177.64.89
* [Beyond Vegetarianism] (new) ..... 172.177.64.89
____November 10, 2001
* [Dan Gillmor] (new) ..... 172.178.152.44
* [Dori Smith] (new) ..... 172.178.152.44
* [Brent Simmons] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Brent%20Simmons]) ..... 172.178.152.44
____November 9, 2001
* [Freeman Thomas] (new) ..... 155.56.66.11
* [Martha Schindler] (new) ..... 155.56.66.13
* [www.carnatic.com/usha/] (new) ..... 172.179.129.208
* [www.carnatic.com/ushaBalakrishnan/] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=www.carnatic.com%2FushaBalakrishnan%2F]) ..... 172.179.129.208
____November 8, 2001
* [William Damon] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=William%20Damon]) ..... 155.56.66.13
____November 7, 2001
* [Conversation of William Knott and Mr Watt.] (new) ..... 155.56.66.11
* [Bruce Mau] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Bruce%20Mau]) ..... 155.56.66.11
____November 6, 2001
* [Joseph Mercola] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Srikanth Sivaraman] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Srikanth%20Sivaraman]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Seth Dillingham] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Jim Roepcke] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Jim%20Roepcke]) ..... 194.39.131.39
____November 5, 2001
* [Mentors] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mentors]) ..... 172.178.6.57
____November 4, 2001
____November 3, 2001
____November 2, 2001
____November 1, 2001
* [Samuel Taylor Coleridge] (new) ..... kishore
* [Sharon Franquemont] (new) ..... kishore
* [Mango] (new) ..... 172.176.215.120
* [K.V. Swamy] (new) ..... 172.176.215.120
* [James Pryor] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=James%20Pryor]) ..... kishore
* [meditation] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=meditation]) ..... kishore
* [George Monbiot] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Badminton] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Mad Cowboy] (new) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [Mosaraf Ali] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=Mosaraf%20Ali]) ..... 172.179.22.13
____September 29, 2001
____September 28, 2001
____September 27, 2001
____September 26, 2001
____September 25, 2001
____September 24, 2001
____September 23, 2001
____September 21, 2001
____September 20, 2001
____September 18, 2001
____September 17, 2001
____September 16, 2001
____September 15, 2001
____September 14, 2001
____September 12, 2001
____September 10, 2001
____September 9, 2001
____September 8, 2001
____September 3, 2001
____September 2, 2001
* [My Happiness Purpose] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=My%20Happiness%20Purpose]) ..... 212.197.146.22
____September 1, 2001
* [My Arts & Crafts] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=My%20Arts%20%26%20Crafts]) ..... 194.39.131.39
* [www.carnatic.com/pictures/Horse.gif] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=www.carnatic.com%2Fpictures%2FHorse.gif]) ..... 212.197.147.143
* [www.carnatic.com/pictures/paintedcat2.gif] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=www.carnatic.com%2Fpictures%2Fpaintedcat2.gif]) ..... 212.197.147.143
* [www.carnatic.com/pictures/paintedgoat1.gif] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=www.carnatic.com%2Fpictures%2Fpaintedgoat1.gif]) ..... 212.197.145.7
* [[suki-1999Apr-Engagement] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=%5Bsuki-1999Apr-Engagement]) ..... 212.197.148.58
* [suki-1999Apr-Engagement] ([diff|phpwiki:?diff=suki-1999Apr-Engagement]) ..... 212.197.148.58
Singapore
* [Interesting places to bring kids|http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/content/interesting-places-bring-kids]
[The World's Best Places to Live 2009 - No. 26 (tie): Singapore|http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/04/0428_best_places_to_live/27.htm]
2006-aug-26 - PM's 5 key messages:
# Economy
[SBS Transit|http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/]'s [SBS Bus Guide|http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/busGuide_index.htm]
* [Meditation in Singapore]
* [Hindu Temples in Singapore]
* [Golden Village|http://www.gv.com.sg]
* The Olive Seed (for Nuts, Dry Fruits etc) - Amy 9654 3293
* [National Parks Board|http://www.nparks.gov.sg/] , [The Green Singapore|http://www.thingsasian.com/goto_article/article.1918.html]
* [OrganicWorld|http://www.organicworld.com.sg/], Block 5 Eunos Crescent #01-2617, Singapore 400005. Retail Store Opening Hour: 8.30 am - 7.30 pm (Close on Monday)
* Awareness Place - http://www.awarenessplace.com/
* The Inspiration Junction - http://www.ij.com.sg/
[The Singapore Dakshina Bharatha Brahmana Sabha] (SDBBS)
[Singapore Property Guide|http://era.jehpin.com/] - Your personal guide to buying and selling a property in Singapore. Lewis Liew has helped me. Do contact him !
[American Association of Singapore|http://www.aasingapore.com]
[Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery]
The Singapore InfoMap is at http://www.sg
Read [Stephen Palmer]'s view : [Republic of Singapore|http://www.stephenrpalmer.co.uk/places/Singapore/Singapore.html] which starts ...Singapore is a kidney bean shaped island approx. 30 miles from east to west and 2? miles north to south dangling a little precariously by a causeway and a bridge below the main Malaysian peninsula...
[Singapore - A Tropical Island|http://www.comvet.com/html/singaporeliving.html] : ...Singapore lies at the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula, 1 degree 17 minutes or 137 kilometers north of the equator. The main island is approx. 40 km east-to-west & 18 km north-south, with a total land area of 632 sq.km. However, not a single island, Singapore consists of around 60 islands & islets and extends to the shores of both Malaysia and Indonesia, separated by the Straits of Johor and Straits of Singapore respectively. - - - Of Singapore's nearly 3.5 million people (4 million with expatriates & foreign workers), 70 - 75% are ethnic Chinese, with the Malay and Indian communities making up the next two largest contingents.
[Despite small size, Singapore is heavily armed|http://www.singapore-window.org/sw00/000822ap.htm]
[things to do in Singapore|http://www.thingstodo-singapore.com/]
[International Indenting House|http://www.iihtravel.com/] No 2. Finlayson Green, #16-08 Asia Insurance Building, Singapore
[The InnCrowd Hostel|http://www.the-inncrowd.com/] : [Going from Singapore to Malaysia by Bus, Coach, Rail or Air.|http://www.the-inncrowd.com/singtomsia.htm]
The three aircraft shorlisted by the Defence Ministry (Mindef) to replace its ageing fleet of A-4 Super Skyhawks are
* The Rafale made by French giant Dassault Aviation
* The Typhoon, offered by a consortium of aircraft makers from Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain
[ISS Master of Technology: Software Engineering/Knowledge Engineering|http://www.iss.nus.edu.sg/iss/postgrad/courses/mtech.jsp]
AHD Homoeopathic Centre - Tel 62961050 - 46, Campbell Lane, Singapore 209918 - Consultation Hours 10am - 9pm - Closed on 3rd and 4th Sunday of every month
http://www.coldstorage.com.sg - Tel 63441661
http://www.windowtothepast.com - "beautiful homes and offices at affordable prices...any style and any budget, purchase or lease..."
http://www.themaletherapist.com/ - "a giving nature"
[Ken-Air (Transnasional)|http://www.kenair.com.sg/]
http://www.thefurnituresquare.com.sg/
http://www.windsorplayskool.com.sg
http://www.cleverway.com.sg
http://www.renovate.com.sg
DVD Rentals : http://www.homepal.com.sg http://www.hollywoodclicks.com http://www.moviemaster.com
Aero-Green Technology (S) Pte Ltd - Plot LCK 114, Neo Tiew Crescent Singapore 718925 - Tel +65 6792 4298 - http://www.cityfarmer.org/aeroponics.html
[Aicapital Holistic Studio|http://www.ahstudio.biz/] : "Empowering your Health and your Future"
http://www.komoco.com.sg - Wendy Sim - Sales Executive
Jokes
[Karmasaya] > Jokes
[Conversation of William Knott and Mr Watt.]
[Teacher & Students]
[The Mask]
[God will save me]
[Bed Time]
[Wise Old Man]
[M & M's]
Weblog2001December
[weblog] > Weblog2001December
[Weblog2001November] : Previous < < < [Weblog2001December] > > > Next : [Weblog2002January]
[Albert Einstein] : There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
[http://www.carnatic.com/pictures/significant.jpg]
!Remembering 2001
From [Never settle for the best] : ...Give the proper [tools] to a group of [people] who like to make a difference, and they will...
Apart from family and friends, I would like to thank the following people for sharing their thoughts/life and making available usable/useful/enjoyable tools on the web.
* [Tim Berners-Lee] : [World Wide Web|http://www.w3.org/]
* [Philip Greenspun] : [Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing|http://www.arsdigita.com/books/panda/]
* [Jakob Nielsen] : [usable information technology|http://www.useit.com/]
* [Dave Winer] : [Scripting News|http://www.scripting.com]
* [Monty Widenius] : [mySQL|http://www.mysql.com/]
* [Rasmus Lerdorf] : [PHP|http://www.php.net/]
* [Aaron Swartz] : who said 'I did it... you can do it too...' and made me realise my dream >>> [World Wide Wisdom|http://www.carnatic.com/www/]
* [Joel Spolsky] : [Painless Software Management|http://www.joelonsoftware.com]
* [Joshua Allen] : [Making a Semantic Web|http://www.netcrucible.com/semantic.html]
* [Mira Art] : [Surprise|http://surprise.editthispage.com]
* [Larry Page] , [Sergey Brin] : [Google|http://www.google.com]
* I list many more people at [Portal] whom I visit virtually and also contribute to who i am...
[Weblog2001November] : Previous < < < [Weblog2001December] > > > Next : [Weblog2002January]
[MSN Messenger] was very useful. We were able to speak to very close friends for a long time.
[http://www.carnatic.com/images/20011229snowdecor.jpg]
Hello [Microsoft]!, please check [Wingdings Om]. Thanks!
If you want to lose weight, [goto India|http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1668000/1668872.stm] :-)
[Manish Vaidya] : [Layoff] Lessons
[Christopher Ryan] [turns two|http://shanson.editthispage.com/2001/12/27]. We have met him in Amsterdam and have a few pictures. He was cute!
[Peter Koestenbaum] in [After Shock|http://www.fastcompany.com/online/54/aftershock.html] : ...We must resolve to work with greatness and never forget to do so again. Every workday is a concert, a Nobel-prize ceremony, or an Olympic victory...
Inspiration for everyone from [Google] : [Never settle for the best]
[Steve Krug]'s book [Don't make me think!]
[The three most difficult things for a human being]
[Anthony de Mello]'s book [Awareness]
[Jan Hunt] [Library|http://www.naturalchild.com/jan_hunt/]
[A Conversation|http://www.naturalchild.com/guest/marlene_bumgarner.html] with [John Holt] (Interviewer: Marlene Bumgarner)
[Jutta Degener] operates [HalfBakery] and [Matt Webb] [InterConnected]
[Aaron Swartz] has [a dream|http://swartzfam.com/aaron/school/2001/12/23/]
[Nomic] must be an interesting game !
[Jeremiah Rogers] [:|http://radio.weblogs.com/0001189/2001/12/21.html#a35] ...I'm only 16, so I still have (estimate here) 70-75 years ideally left until I'm outta commission. Think of how much more knowledge I can gain in that time...
It has been a while since realised that I am not in this world _only_ to gain more knowledge, wealth etc. :-)
Everything takes time! I suppose !
[Jim Roepcke] [receives|http://jim.roepcke.com/2001/12/24#item3879] a Canadian Holiday Greeting
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The Rhine ferry " Drusus " connects Germany with France. We were on this today
[Rheinmuenster|http://www.rheinmuenster.de/] : The people of Greffern have always operated a ferry service between their town and Drusenheim on the left bank of the river: a pontoon bridge was erected in 1875, followed by the motor ferry "Drusus", which has been providing a free ferry service since 1977.
We saw [Lord of the Rings] yesterday night and at the end, a boy sitting in front of us kept shouting "Was Was Was..." several times ! and I had a similar reaction in my head !
It is the no. 1 movie at http://us.imdb.com/top_250_films
I have an idea: When users rate anything... show them a list of similar objects (with the ratings by them) they have rated already and this will hopefully give them the correct perspective
For eg., I would not rate this movie more than [Blast from the past] overall !
Ofcourse, I liked the scenic shots in [Lord of the Rings]. But It is not the no. 1 movie I have seen from the imdb list !
[Jason Levine] [:|http://q.queso.com/2001/12/21] ...I have to say that there's a lot more hype than there is movie....
The song [Christmas Time] is on the radio often...
[Buckminster Fuller] : "For the first time in history it is now possible to take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. Only ten years ago the ‘more with less’ technology reached the point where this could be done. All humanity now has the option to become enduringly successful."
I want to understand [Swaraj] ( http://meadev.nic.in/Gandhi/swaraj.htm )
We were in [Colmar] yesterday
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I have downloaded [GraphicConverter], [OmniWeb] after reading [Wesley Felter]'s [Colophon|http://wmf.editthispage.com/meta/colophon]
[Mira Art] [:|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2001/12/22] : ...highways with traffic jams as long as 150 km...
Visit our [portfolio|http://www.photo.net/shared/community-member?user_id=119381] at http://www.photo.net
|<img src="http://www.carnatic.com/images/IMG_0131.JPG" width="512" height="384" border=0 alt="fruits">
We are connecting to the net from today with [dsl flat|http://www.billiger-surfen.de/tarifmodelle.php3?name=T-Online&verbindungsnbz=dsl+flat&gueltigab=2001-08-01&gueltigbis=0000-00-00] :-)
I received [Drive10] today. The interface could be better... It could tell us more about what is doing behind the scenes...
[Year-End Google Zeitgeist|http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html] : Search patterns, trends, and surprises
[Babylog|http://babyblog.org/] [:|http://babyblog.org/archive/archive.php?12/10/2001_7807035] [W. Bruce Cameron] : [The 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenaged Daughter]
[World Bank praises India's highway upgrade|http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1719000/1719628.stm]
T-Online [Nutzung unter Mac OS X|http://www.tkr.de/support/t-online/T-Online-Hilfe/pgs/tips/MacOSX.htm]
(via PaperQuote) [Martin Farquhar Tupper] : Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
[Java Modeling In Color With UML]
[Stephen Palmer] : If you happen to be looking for a technical architect, project director or development manager to produce a high quality result, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending [Jeff De Luca] to you.
[Extreme Programming] and [Feature Driven Development] : [a short comparison|http://www.togethercommunity.com/coad-letter/Coad-Letter-0070.html] : The Bottom Line in the article is the essence : ...It is important to discover what works for you and your organization. The name of the process you use is not important. What is important is the ability to repeatedly deliver frequent, tangible, working results on time, within budget and with agreed function...
[IBM's Test-Tube Quantum Computer Makes History|http://www.research.ibm.com/resources/news/20011219_quantum.shtml] : ...Scientists at IBM's Almaden Research Center have performed the world's most complicated quantum-computer calculation to date. They caused a billion-billion custom-designed molecules in a test tube to become a seven-qubit quantum computer that solved a simple version of the mathematical problem at the heart of many of today's data-security cryptographic systems...
[An interview|http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1756/leelozo.htm] with Mr. [Lee Lozowick]
I started eating vegetarisch [Flammkuchen|http://www.cantate86.de/flammkuchen.htm] at 12:05 today morning !!!
[Russell H. Conwell]'s speech [Acres of Diamonds] concludes ...If you forget everything I have said to you, do not forget this, because it contains more in two lines than all I have said. Bailey says: "He most lives who thinks most, who feels the noblest, and who acts the best."...
[Philip James Bailey] : We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;
We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives
Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
Life’s but a means unto an end; that end
Beginning, mean, and end to all things,—God.
The mission of the [North Carolina Christmas Tree Association|http://www.ncchristmastrees.com/] (NCCTA) is to promote "real" Christmas Trees through marketing and education.
(image source : [Why they make Scents|http://www.ncchristmastrees.com/sents.htm]]
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[James Allen]'s [As A Man Thinketh] is partly responsible for the creation of the entire personal development industry. Most contemporary PD authors and teachers credit this little book for providing foundation to their principles.
[Ben Brown] and [Ani Moller] are on a three week road trip and will send [super brief updates|http://benbrown.com/is/driving/] using his Nokia's e-mail capabilities.
From: Ani Moller
San Diego - 141 miles.
[Derek Powazek]'s book [Design for Community]
[Albert Einstein] : A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
[Margaret Mead] : Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
[Oliver Breidenbach] [:|http://www.fsomm.com/discuss/msgReader$902] The Spiegel figured out how to use numerology to better remember the Euro to DM exchange rate: 1.9 55 83 If you take the sum of the last two pairs it is 10 and 11, respectively. So, the exchange rate is one point nine, ten, eleven...
[Mira Art] [quotes|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2001/12/16] [Buckminster Fuller] : When I am Working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only of how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
[Why we have a terrorism problem with our airlines|http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200112/msg00227.html] : ...the FAA had come down hard on the airport only because 1,000 badges was too many, in that regulations permit that airport to have only 500 unaccounted-for access badges....
I have read somewhere that the Western World follow a 'parts per million' culture while the Japanese follow the 'zero defect' culture... and that this is the fundamental difference !
[Ian Strecker] : [Toward a Zero-Defect Culture|http://www.slb.com/ir/news/strecker6_96.html]
[Cameron Barrett] [:|http://www.camworld.com/journal/2001/12/#17] [The Dave Winer Big Ego Awards|http://www.camworld.com/journal/rants/2001/12/17.html]
[Sjoerd Visscher] [:|http://w3future.com/weblog/2001/12/12.html] "I got ADSL!" . I hope to say that soon too :-)
[Socrates] : The unexamined life is not worth living
[Aristotle] in [Nicomachean Ethics] : The man who gets angry at the right things and with the right people, and in the right way and at the right time and for the right length of time, is commended.
[Jason Levine] : [Stanford University Interview|http://www.broaderminds.com/Profiles/Stanford_university/reviews/987553538431.html] : "More important than the workload at Stanford, I find, is the ‘humbling factor’. Basically, if you can gain admission to a school like Stanford, I have no doubt that you can work at the level set by the professors. The problem is more egotistical: can you handle meeting people just as and possibly more intelligent than yourself?"
[BroaderMinds]
[Sharon Holdstock] (is a generic love spreader among others) : [Yoga by Shazzie|http://www.stretchmagazine.com/page.php?content=shazzie&pagetitle=Yoga%20by%20Shazzie] - WOW - see the pictures !
(via [PaperQuote]) [Buddha] : A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden.
[Lawrence Lee] pointed to a [new feature|http://ftp3.userland.com/ftpTest/Lawrence/2001/12/11.html] in [Google] and I came across a minor problem ! I did send feedback to Google...
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[Jack Welch]'s Vintage : [Straight from the Gut]
I am trying [Bruno Cancellieri]'s [Personal Mind Organizer]. Good first impressions...
I requested [Brent Simmons] to list all the [Mac OS X applications] used by him. [The answer|http://inessential.com/osxapps.html]. Thanks, Brent.
A visit to their [Garden|http://sheila.inessential.com/garden/] maintained by his wife [Sheila Simmons] is refreshing.
[Saravanan Natarajan] has sent me some (10 !) CDs with Osho's speeches and I have started listening to "Osho about Creativity" and most of the speech is available on the web too...
[Osho] : [CREATIVITY: Unleashing the Forces Within] : ...Creativity means loving whatsoever you do -- enjoying, celebrating it! Maybe nobody comes to know about it -- who is going to praise you for cleaning the floor? History will not take any account of it; newspapers will not publish your name and picture -- but that is irrelevant. You enjoyed it. The value is intrinsic...
[InnerSelf].com
(via [PaperQuote]) [John Muir] : Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
[S Sandilya] , [Sathyakama Sandilya]
[Google] [unveils huge archive of USENET back to 1981|http://www.google.com/googlegroups/archive_announce_20.html]
[First mention|http://www.google.com/googlegroups/archive_announce_20.html] of [Google] is by [Chris Mitchell]. He doesnot actively maintain [The Searcher's Road Less Travelled|http://home.teleport.com/~lensman/roadless.htm]
But, [Chris Mitchell] has a powerful message on his home page for all of mankind - WOW !
It is all the more an important message when I see news like [U.S. Nearing ABM Treaty Withdrawal|http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/nm/20011211/ts/arms_missile_usa_dc_1.html]
[The Masquerade of Charity]
[New York City] [Three Months After|http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/terror/album/newyork/]
[Mortimer Jerome Adler] : The purpose of a liberal education is not to learn how to earn a living, but to learn how to live and enjoy life, especially when not working
[Dave Winer] [on|http://davenet.userland.com/2001/12/10/daveWinerOnASegway] a [Segway]
[Jean-Paul Sartre] : The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
[Siva Vaidhyanathan] : [Software Is Free Speech|http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/09/magazine/09SOFTWARE.html] vs [Software] Is [Free Speech]
[Isaiah Berlin] (in [The Hedgehog and the Fox]): There exists a great chasm between those, on one side, who relate everything to a single central vision...and, on the other side, those who pursue many ends, often unrelated and even contradictory...The first kind of intellectual and artistic personality belongs to the hedgehogs, the second to the foxes.
[Google] [Interface in Tamil|http://www.google.com/intl/ta/]
[Jim Roepcke] [:|http://jim.roepcke.com/2001/12/09] I've been reading through the [AppleScript] documentation throughout the day today. So far I'm very impressed.
I am also tweaking the [Image Capture] in [AppleScript]
[Derk Richardson] : [Eight Things I Learned|http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2001/12/06/derk.DTL] from [George Harrison]
[Albert Einstein] : If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
[William James] : As the brain changes are continuous, so do all these consciousnesses melt into each other like dissolving views. Properly they are but one protracted consciousness, one unbroken stream.
I received an email response from [Richard P. Gabriel] regarding a spelling mistake on his site and another from [John Patrick] for a similar issue. Nice!
I want the following feature in MS Outlook or any email client for that matter: When I send an email, the tool should prompt me... you have sent a similar email to this person and didnot get a reply ! dont bother !!!
Better yet, my browser should have a similar feature :-)
I did something at work which makes me think of the [Elegant Hack] which is being powered by [movabletype] since some days...
I was looking for a [Digital Camera] and the winner is [Digital IXUS]. We bought it at [New York Camera] yesterday in person. [Christian Kwyas] is a great sales man. It was (will be) a memorable shopping experience. However Christian should be thankful to [Jeff Keller]'s very useful reviews at [Digital Camera Resource Page]
We already like the camera very very much
[http://www.carnatic.com/pictures/powershot_s110-front.gif]
Probably [Christian Kwyas] has accumulated lots of [good karma] like [Mark Pilgrim] :-)
Coming from India, I am thinking of tasty [Korma] and Lord Vishnu's [Kurma] Avatar
[Dave Winer] [:|http://scriptingnews.userland.com/backissues/2001/12/06#l86b0989154cbfbef88f0a30f41b96187] Bug reports should have three parts. 1. Here's what I did. 2. This is what I expected to happen. 3. This is what actually happened. For extra credit, if it's a public Web app, provide a URL. It also couldn't hurt to say what version of the software you're using, what OS, and other things that might make your installation different from others.
[Office XP Error Reporting May Send Sensitive Documents to Microsoft|http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/m-005.shtml]
[Peter Longo] is [Pratt & Whitney|http://www.pratt-whitney.com/]'s CIO. Pratt & Whitney is a leader in the design, manufacture and support of engines for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft, and space propulsion systems
[16 Ways to Be a Smarter Teacher]
[Ken Roberts] maintains the [Great Books Index]
[Benjamin Kuipers] has [a possible solution|http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200112/msg00061.html] to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Found [The End of the World] at his page... which made me goto [RAQ] and found [The Meaning of Life] :-)
Thinking of [Mannheim] ...
[LimeWire] is interesting
[Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict - A Primer|http://www.merip.org/palestine-israel_primer/intro-pal-isr-primer.html]
I want to buy a [Digital Camera]. [Canon PowerShot A20|http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/canon/a20-review/index.html] is on the top of my list... [Jeff Keller] states ...As always, I recommend a trip to your local camera store to try out the /camera/ and its competitors before you buy!... Do you have any recommendations ?
I am in [The Search for Beauty] in [An English Country Garden|http://www.alfresco.demon.co.uk/]
"For his([Christopher Alexander]) Ph. D. Thesis, later published as the book [Notes on the Synthesis of Form], he was awarded the first Gold Medal for Research by the American Institute of Architects."
[John Patrick] is IBM's Internet Guru and his new book is [Net Attitude]
[CoolCam] is coolware as well as shareware :-)
Our [QuickCam] order was fulfilled yesterday... Checkout our [Webcam]
http://www.patternlanguage.com/ : A . W E B S I T E . D E V O T E D . T O . R E B U I L D I N G . T H E . E A R T H
[Dan Simmons] in [When Mental Growth Outruns Maturity|http://www.erinyes.org/simmons/interview.html] ...Wabash influenced every part of my life because I learned what being an educated human being meant while I was here...
[Lightweight Languages Workshop|http://ll1.mit.edu/]
Sushma always wondered about [Cops get(ting) speeding tickets from cameras|http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200112/msg00002.html]
[George Harrison] [dies|http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/music/newsid_1492000/1492446.stm]. [Craig Jensen] is [Sad and heart broken|http://booknotes.weblogs.com/2001/11/30]. [All Things Must Pass]
We were at [Weihnachtsmarkt Mannheim|http://www.weihnachtsmarkt-mannheim.de/] yesterday
I bought [National Geographic]'s [100 best pictures|http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/100best/]
[Weihnachtsmarkt] lists all !
[Andrea Frick] has great pictures from her local [Christmas Market|http://andrea.editthispage.com/weihnachtsmarkt2001]
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M & M's
[Jokes] > M & M's
An old man and a young man work together in an office. The old man always has a jar of peanuts on his desk, and the young man really loves peanuts.
One day, while the old man is away from his desk, the young man yields to temptation and scarfs down over half of the contents of the jar. When the old man returns, the young man feels guilty and confesses to his crime.
"Don't worry, son. I never eat the peanuts anyway," the old man replies. "Since I lost my teeth, all I can do is gum chocolate off the M&M's."
Wendell Berry
source : http://www.english.eku.edu/SERVICES/KYLIT/BERRY.HTM
The farmer, poet, novelist, essayist, and teacher, Wendell Berry, is a lover of the land. His appreciation and love for the land is expressed in both his life and works.
Berry was born at New Castle, Kentucky, in 1934. He grew up in this Henry County locale among "the cycle of the tobacco growing, cultivation, and marketing, so the romance of Kentucky's green gold is a living part of him" (Browning 191). In 1956, Berry graduated form the University of Kentucky with a B.A. degree in English and received his M.A. degree there a year later. During the summer of 1956, Berry studied at Indiana University School of Letters. From 1957 to 1959, he taught at Georgetown College. Later, under a creative writing fellowship, he went to the creative writing Center at Stanford University and taught creative writing for a year. While at Stanford, he wrote his first novel, Nathan Coulter.
In 1963, he taught at New York University. When Berry was offered and accepted a teaching position in the English Department at the University of Kentucky, the Berry's came home to Henry County in Kentucky. He lives on a 125 acre farm where his family has lived since the early 1800's. According to Bryan Wooley, "Berry is the fifth generation of his father's family and the sixth of his mother's to farm in Henry County, in the neighborhood of Port Royal" (8). Although his wife, formerly Tanya Amyx, lived in the city all her life, she and her husband raised their two children, Mary Dee and Pryor (Den) Clifford, on the farm. In the article "Wendell Berry, A Kentucky Writer Tries to Strengthen the Ties Between Man and the Land," Wooley discusses Berry's farm life. Berry did not initially intend to live on this farm but intended to use it as a vacation place. Instead the Berry's renovated the house and moved in around July 4, 1965. "It is a real farm, not a writer-professor's country estate. Its chores include milking cows and currying horses, and mucking out stalls and mending fences and mowing hay and all other time-consuming sometimes back-breaking, labor that family agriculture requires" (10).
Most of his farm was previously neglected, but Berry is fascinated with making this abused land productive. Oddly, he does not have a modern toilet; instead he has a clean white privy in the backyard. The wastes deposited there are made into compost. Tractors are not used to plow his fields, either. Berry uses a team of draft horses in replace of "Exhaust-stinking, engine-roaring, gasoline-guzzling tractors" (11). Berry feels he is doing his part by not harming the environment any further.
Another technology he does not convenience himself with is a computer, which Berry explains in his essay "Why I Am Not Going To Buy a Computer?" He writes his works and then his wife revises and types then on a manual typewriter. Berry gives three main reasons for not buying a computer: (1) He would hate to think that his work could not be done without a direct dependence on strip-mined coal. (2) He does not want to replace the close bond between him and his wife with an expensive unnecessary piece of equipment. (3) He does not want to "fool himself" by owning a computer, a tool that itself does not make his writing any better than the writing he does with a pencil. His first reason is in regard with his awareness of the land being striped to produce the electricity to run the computer. For the same reason, he writes in the daytime without electric lighting (179-171). By not participating in the "rape of nature," he shows his concern for the environment.
In Berry's novel, The Memory of Old Jack, this same appreciation for the earth is portrayed through the main character, Jack Beechum. Within this novel, the love for the land can be seen as a means of fulfillment. Although other prominent relationships are evident in Beechum's life, the most important relationship that he has is that with the soil and land.
Beechum remembers going though "a tormented marriage,... a jaded relationship with a hired black hand, and a tender love affair with a young widow... Through it all, Beechum is sustained by his farm, the paramount love and labor of his life" (Borries 26).
Beechum's marriage failed during courtship as Berry explains on page 54 and 55. His wife, Ruth Beechum, expected and wanted more of a business man instead of the farmer he was. The two, even though they were husband and wife, were strangers to each other. "She remained to him an unknown continent" (58). Beechum spent much of his time in the fields with the land, not with his wife. He could not fail with the land nor disappoint it, and it could not hold any expectations for him. So, he had more of a bond with the land than his wife.
Beechum and Will Wells, his Black hired hand, were originally like brothers, working on and caring for the land together. However, they grew weary in their relationship with the roles they fell into. Wells "was a man laboring for no more than his existence," while Beechum had "an increasing resentment of his dependence and a jealous remembering of the days when he had worked alone...when in his solitary work he had been so free" (81). Beechum had a greater need for the land than his hired hand.
Beechum thought he could restore his happiness through a love affair with Rose McInnis, a young widow. At first it did just that. Nevertheless, "with Rose too he was beginning to feel an incompleteness" (134). He loved McInnis but was married to Ruth Beechum; therefore, it could never lead to anything. Beechum knows the love in his affair with McInnis is dishonorable, whereas the love in his affair with the land is honorable.
Beechum's love for the land can be seen through faithfulness, his death, and his community. He is faithful to the earth, "Promising the return of what has been taken from it" (157). On the other hand, Jack also felt that the land was faithful to him by giving him "exactly what he put into it" (Borries 26). As death is at his door, he sits in a chair in his room, but his last visions are as though he is sitting at the roots of a tree on his farm (Berry 190-192). It is almost like his last request is to be with the wilderness. Moreover, Mat Feltner thought Beechum should have been buried secretly, only known to the ones who loved him best, at the edge of one of his fields so that: "when the last of them who knew its place (Beechum's grave-site) had died, Old Jack's return would be complete. He would be lost to memory there in the field, silently possessed by the earth on which he once established the work of his hands" (Berry 207). Therefore, he grew to love the soil and its natural surroundings greater than all else since his other relationships failed to give him satisfaction.
Another of Berry's works that displays a true love for his homeland is his poem "East Kentucky, 1967" included in his collection entitled Openings. The poem invites two questions concerning the environment. The first six lines challenge the awareness of what industrialization has done to the land. The waste produced by machines in the air and streams are at the expense of the lives all of the earth encompasses. The last six lines challenge the awareness of the future of our children. The next generation holds no hope for the reason they are "helpless." Since the children can only witness what we have shown them in this industrial period, they cannot "vision" and are "blind" to the land when it is beautiful and plentiful.
Wendell Berry expresses in his own life and in his works, a fondness, a love for the land and community. In my opinion and understanding, he wants us to realize our modernization is damaging the earth. It is killing the environment. Berry is not trying to tell us to "Save the World." The difference we make does not have to be large scale but local, individually taking part in preventing further damage. Berry explains in an interview with Bluegrass, "I think that changing yourself by doing the best work you can is of major importance" (27). In other words, if we worry about the part we can do locally, instead of thinking that we cannot do it all, then together we can make a noticeable difference.
- - -. the Memory of Old Jack. Harcourt, Brace, and World: New York, 1974.
- - -. "Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer?" What People Are For? North Point Press: San Francisco, 1990.
Borries, Philip. "Retired Kentucky Farmer Recalls Days He Spent Tilling the Earth." Lexington Herald Leader. 10 Mar 1974: 26.
Brown, Katy. "Kentucky's Most Honest Voice." Bluegrass. Winter 94: 23-28.
Browning, Mary Carmel. Kentucky Authors. Keller-Crescent: Indiana, 1968: 191-194.
Wooley, Bryan. "Wendell Berry, A Kentucky Writer Tries to Strengthen the Ties Between Man and the Land." Courier-Journal & Times. 8-13.
Nathan Coulter. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960. A book of fiction.
The Broken Ground. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1965. A book of 27 poems.
The Memory of Old Jack. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1965.
Findings. Iowa City, Iowa: The Prairie Press, 1968. A book of eight poems.
The Hidden Wound. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970. A book of nonfiction.
The Country of Marriage. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1973. A book of 37 poems.
Farming: A Handbook. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1973. A book of 55 poems.
Horses. Monterey, Kentucky: Larkspur Press, 1974. A poem.
The Kentucky River. Monterey, Kentucky: Gnoman Press, 1975. A poem.
Sayings and Doings. Lexington, Kentucky: Gnoman Press, 1975. A book of 55 entries.
To What Listens. Crete, Nebraska: The Best Cellar Press, 1975. A poem.
Three Memorial Poems. Berkeley, California: Sand Dollar Press, 1977. A book of 3 poems.
A Part. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1980. A book of 54 poems.
An Eastward Look. Berkely, california: Sand dollar Press, 1984. A poem.
The Collected Poems, 1957-1983. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1985. A book of 203 poems.
The Wild Birds: Six Stories of the Port William Membership. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1986. A book of 6 fiction stories.
Home Economics: Fourteen Essays. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1987. A book of 14 nonfiction essays.
Sabbaths: Poems. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1987. A book of 45 poems.
Remembering. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1988. A book of fiction.
* source : http://www.tipiglen.dircon.co.uk/wendellberrybooks.htm - "I do have an interest in this book, which is for sale. (If you have bought it, dear reader, I thank you. If you have borrowed it, I honor your frugality. If you have stolen it, may it add to your confusion.) Most of the sale price pays the publisher for paper, ink, and other materials, for editorial advice, copyediting, design, advertising (I hope), and marketing. I get between 10 and 15 percent (depending on sales) for arranging the words on the pages.
As I understand it, I am being paid only for my work in arranging the words; my property is that arrangement. The thoughts in this book, on the contrary, are not mine. They came freely to me, and I give them freely away. I have no "intellectual property," and I think that all claimants to such property are thieves."
* [Keith Parkins]'s http://www.heureka.clara.net/art/berry.htm
* [Mr. Wendell Berry of Kentucky|http://brtom.org/berry.html]
[Articles] : [Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer], [The joy of sales resistance]
Three visions for India
Mr. APJ Abdul Kalaam's speech in Hyderabad/India: MUST read for every
from all over the world have come and invaded us, captured our lands,
conquered our minds. From Alexander onwards. The Greeks, the Turks, the
Moguls, the Portuguese, the British, the French the Dutch, all of them
came and looted us, took over what was ours. Yet we have not done this
culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them.
Why? Because we respect the freedom of others. That is why my first
vision is that of FREEDOM. I believe that India got its first vision
freedom that we must protect and nurture and build on. If we are not
My second vision for India is DEVELOPMENT. For fifty years we have
been a developing nation. It is time we see ourselves as a developed
nation. We are among top 5 nations of the world in terms of GDP. We
have 10 percent growth rate in most areas. Our poverty levels are
falling. Our achievements are being globally recognized today. Yet we
I have a THIRD vision. India must stand up to the world. Because I
us. Only strength respects strength. We must be strong not only as a
military power but also as an economic power. Both must go hand-in-hand.
My good fortune was to have worked with three great minds. Dr. Vikram
him and Dr. Brahm Prakash, father of nuclear material. I was lucky to
have worked with all three of them closely and consider this the great
opportunity of my life.
I see four milestones in my career:
The one that launched Rohini. These years played a very important role
in my life of Scientist.
TWO: After my ISRO years, I joined DRDO and got a chance to be the part
of India's guided missile program. It was my second bliss when Agni met
its mission requirements in 1994.
THREE: The Dept. of Atomic Energy and DRDO had this tremendous
partnership in the recent nuclear tests, on May 11 and 13. This was the
third bliss. The joy of participating with my team in these nuclear
tests and proving to the world that India can make it, that we are no
longer a developing nation but one of them. It made me feel very proud
structures, for which we have developed this new material. A Very light
material called carbon-carbon.
FOUR: One day an orthopaedic surgeon from Nizam Institute of Medical
Sciences visited my laboratory. He lifted the material and found it so
light that he took me to his hospital and showed me his patients. There
were these little girls and boys with heavy metallic callipers weighing
over three Kg. each, dragging their feet around. He said to me: "Please
remove the pain of my patients."
In three weeks, we made this Floor reaction Orthosis 300-gram callipers
and took them to the orthopaedic centre. The children didn't believe
their eyes. From dragging around a three kg. load on their legs, they
could now move around! Their parents had tears in their eyes. That was
my fourth bliss!
Why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed
to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great
nation. We have so many mazing success stories, but we refuse to
acknowledge them. Why?
We are the first in milk production. We are number one in Remote
self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such
achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures
the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken
place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the
picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his
that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments,
deaths, were inside in he newspaper, buried among other news. In India
we only read about death, sickness, errorism, crime.
imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance?
me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is: She replied:
build this developed India. You must proclaim. India is not a
Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice
is yours. YOU say that our government is inefficient. YOU say that our
laws are too old. YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the
the airline is the worst in the world, and mails never reach their
Take a person on his way to Singapore. Give him a name - YOURS. Give
him a face - YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your
(equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU
comeback to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have
over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your
wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai. YOU would not
to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Rs.
650) a month to, "see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to
someone else." YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in
Washington and then tell the traffic cop, "Jaanta hai sala main kaun
hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks
and get lost." YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other
examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston? We are still
talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign
system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw
papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If
cannot you be the same here in India. Once in an interview, the famous
Ex-municipal commissioner of Bombay Mr. Tinaikar had a point to make.
droppings all over the place," he said. "And then the same people turn
around to criticize and blame the authorities for inefficiency and dirty
pavements. What do they expect the officers to do? Go down with a broom
every time their dog feels the pressure in his bowels? In America every
dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan.
choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility. We sit
back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything
government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all
bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms. We
the service to the public. When it comes to burning social issues like
those related to women, dowry, girl child and others, we make loud
drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our
excuse? "It's the whole system, which has to change, how will it matter
if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry." So who's going to change
the system? & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand. Or
fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system.
When New York becomes insecure we run to England. When England
experiences unemployment, we take the next light out to the Gulf. When
the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the
Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country.
Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to
money. Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for
a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience too....I am
echoing John F. Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate to
TO MAKE INDIA WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY" Let's
do what India needs from us. Forward this mail to each Indian for a
change instead of sending Jokes or junk mails.
The University of Hard Knocks
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The School That Completes Our Education
"He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his
God, and he shall be my son"--Revelation 21:7.
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
And thus our life, exempt from public haunt,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything."
MORE than a million people have sat in audiences in all parts of
Knocks." It has been delivered to date more than twenty-five
hundred times upon lyceum courses, at chautauquas, teachers'
lecturing, because his lectures deal with universal human
"Can I get the lecture in book form?" That continuous question from
of many deliveries.
lecture took this unconscious colloquial form before audiences. An
audience makes a lecture, if the lecture survives. I wish I could
shake the hand of every person who has sat in my audiences. And I
wish I could tell the lecture committees of America how I
appreciate the vast amount of altruistic work they have done in
bringing the audiences of America together. For lecture audiences
The warm reception given "The University of Hard Knocks" by the
public, has encouraged the publishers to put more of Mr. Parlette's
lectures into book form, "Big Business" and "Pockets and Paradises"
University of Hard Knocks" comes from the press.
SOME PRELIMINARY REMARKS--The lecturer the delivery wagon--The
sorghum barrel--Audience must have place to put lecture--Why so
many words
I. THE BOOKS ARE BUMPS--Every bump a lesson--Why the two kinds of
bumps--Description of University--"Sweet are the uses of
II. THE COLLEGE OF NEEDLESS KNOCKS, the bumps that we bump
into--Getting the coffee-pot--Teaching a wilful child--Bumps make
us "stop, look, listen"--Blind man learns with one bump--Going up
requires effort--Prodigals must be bumped--The fly and the sticky
fly-paper--"Removed" and "knocked out"
III. THE COLLEGE OF NEEDFUL KNOCKS, the bumps that bump into
us--Our sorrows and disappointments--How the piano was made--How
the "red mud" becomes razor-blades--The world our mirror--The
cripple taught by the bumps--Every bump brings a blessing--You are
and bad luck--The girl who went up--The man who went down--The
fatal rattle--We must get ready to get--Testimonials and press
equalize--Help people to help themselves--We cannot get things till
we get ready for them
V. GOING UP--How we become great--We must get inside greatness--
There is no top--We make ourselves great by service--the
people--A glimpse of Gunsaulus
VI. THE PROBLEM OF "PREPAREDNESS"--Preparing children for
life--Most "advantages" are disadvantages--Buying education for
children--The story of "Gussie" and "Bill Whackem"--Schools and
Menace of America not swollen fortunes but shrunken souls--
Children must have struggle to get strength--Not packhorse work--
Helping the turkeys killed them--the happiness of work we love--
Amusement drunkards--Lure of the city--Strong men from the
Must save the home towns--A school of struggle--New School
experiment
VII. THE SALVATION OF A "SUCKER"--You can't get something for
nothing--The fiddle and the tuning--How we know things--Trimmed at
the shell game--My "fool drawer"--Getting "selected to receive
1,000 per cent"--You must earn what you own--Commencement
orations--My maiden sermon--The books that live have been
lived--Singer must live songs--Successful songs written from
VIII. LOOKING BACKWARD--Memories of the price we pay--My first
school teaching--Loaning the deacon my money--Calling the roll of
my schoolmates--At the grave of the boy I had envied--Why Ben Hur
IX. GO ON SOUTH!--The book in the running brook--The Mississippi
but stop--Few go on south--The plague of incompetents--Today our
best day, tomorrow to be better--Birthdays are promotions--I am
just beginning--Bernhardt, Davis, Edison--Moses begins at
eighty--Too busy to bury--Sympathy for the "sob squad"--Child sees
south--Overcoming obstacles develops power--Go on south from
principle, not praise--Doing duty for the joy of it--Becoming the
X. GOING UP LIFE'S MOUNTAIN--The defeats that are victories--
Climbing Mount Lowe--Getting above the clouds into the sunshine--
Some Preliminary Remarks
LADIES and Gentlemen:
I do not want to be seen in this lecture. I want to be heard. I am
only the delivery wagon. When the delivery wagon comes to your
you are not much interested in how it looks; you are interested in
the goods it brings you. You know some very good goods are
sometimes delivered to you in some very poor delivery wagons.
wagon--how much it squeaks and wheezes and rattles and wabbles. Do
not pay much attention to the wrappings and strings. Get inside to
Really, I believe the goods are good. I believe I am to recite to
you some of the multiplication table of life--not mine, not yours
Every audience has a different temperature, and that makes a
audience is just as important as the kind of a lecture. A cold
audience will make a good lecture poor, while a warm audience will
make a poor lecture good.
Let me illustrate:
When I was a boy we had a barrel of sorghum in the woodshed. When
mother wanted to make ginger-bread or cookies, she would send me to
the woodshed to get a bucket of sorghum from that barrel.
Some warm September day I would pull the plug from the barrel and
the sorghum would fairly squirt into my bucket. Later in the fall
when it was colder, I would pull the plug but the sorghum would not
squirt. It would come out slowly and reluctantly, so that I would
have to wait a long while to get a little sorghum. And on some real
cold winter day I would pull the plug, but the sorghum would not
run at all. It would just look out at me.
I discovered it was the temperature.
I have brought a barrel of sorghum to this audience. The name of
the sorghum is "The University of Hard Knocks." I can only pull the
plug. I cannot make it run. That will depend upon the temperature
running freely, you will have to warm up.
No matter how the sorghum runs, you have to have a bucket to get
it. How much any one gets out of a lecture depends also upon the
filled at a very small stream. A little bucket gets little at the
greatest stream. With no bucket you can get nothing at Niagara.
Here is a great mass of words and sentences and pictures to express
two or three simple little ideas of life, that our education is our
growing up from the Finite to the Infinite, and that it is done by
our own personal overcoming, and that we never finish it.
Have you noticed that no sentence, nor a million sentences, can
bound life? Have you noticed that every statement does not quite
cover it? No statement, no library, can tell all about life. No
success rule can alone solve the problem. You must average it all
We are told that the stomach needs bulk as well as nutriment. It
would not prosper with the necessary elements in their condensed
form. So abstract truths in their lowest terms do not always
promote mental digestion like more bulk in the way of pictures and
discussions of these truths. Here is bulk as well as nutriment.
overworked, I remind you that this is more a confession than a
To Everybody in My Audience
I like you because I am like you.
I believe in you because I believe in myself. We are all one
family. I believe in your Inside, not in your Outside, whoever you
I believe in the Angel of Good inside every block of human marble.
I believe it must be carved out in The University of Hard Knocks.
hypocrisy and human frailty are the Outside that must be chipped
about your present. I care much about your future for that is to
see more of the Angel in you.
The Books Are Bumps
bumps.
Every bump is a lesson. If we learn the lesson with one bump, we do
not get that bump again. We do not need it. We have traveled past
it. They do not waste the bumps. We get promoted to the next bump.
But if we are "naturally bright," or there is something else the
matter with us, so that we do not learn the lesson of the bump we
have just gotten, then that bump must come back and bump us again.
Some of us learn to go forward with a few bumps, but most of us are
Experience is the dearest teacher in the world. Most of us spend
We matriculate in the cradle.
bump.
The Need of the Bumps
When I was thirteen I knew a great deal more than I do now. There
was a sentence in my grammar that disgusted me. It was by some
foreigner I had never met. His name was Shakespeare. It was this:
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
And thus our life, exempt from public haunt,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything."
"Tongues in trees," I thought. "Trees can't talk! That man is
no running brooks. They'd get wet. And that sermons in stones! They
get preachers to preach sermons, and they build houses out of
But I am happy today that I have traveled a little farther. I am
happy that I have begun to learn the lessons from the bumps. I am
happy that I am learning the sweet tho painful lessons of the
University of Adversity. I am happy that I am beginning to listen.
I was not interested when father and mother told me these things.
I knew they meant all right, but the world had moved since they were
young, and now two and two made seven, because we lived so much faster.
they have to get bumped just where we got bumped, to learn that two
and two always makes four, and "whatsoever a man soweth, that shall
But if you will remember some of these things, they will feel like
poultices by and by when the bumps come.
As we get bumped and battered on life's pathway, we discover we get
two kinds of bumps--bumps that we need and bumps that we do not
Bumps that we bump into and bumps that bump into us.
The Bumps That We Bump Into
NEARLY all the bumps we get are Needless Knocks.
There comes a vivid memory of one of my early Needless Knocks as I
say that. It was back at the time when I was trying to run our home
to suit myself. I sat in the highest chair in the family circle. I
That day they had the little joy and sunshine of the family in his
I became enamored with that coffee-pot. I decided I needed that
coffee-pot in my business. I reached over to get the coffee-pot.
Then I discovered a woman beside me, my mother. She was the most
meddlesome woman I had ever known. I had not tried to do one thing
in three years that that woman had not meddled into.
I was reaching over to get it, that woman said, "Don't touch that!"
The longer I thought about it the more angry I became. What right
has that woman to meddle into my affairs all the time? I have stood
this petticoat tyranny three years, and it is time to stop it!
got it unanimously. I know when I got it and I also know where I
boy ever spilled over himself.
applebutter on me--and coal oil and white-of-an-egg and starch and
over and rub it on the little joy and sunshine of the family, who
had gotten temporarily eclipsed.
You see, my mother's way was to tell me and then let me do as I
pleased. She told me not to get the coffee-pot and then let me get
it, knowing that it would burn me. She would say, "Don't." Then she
would go on with her knitting and let me do as I pleased.
Why don't mothers knit today?
Mother would say, "Don't fall in the well." I could go and jump in
the well after that and she would not look at me. I do not argue
the most kind and effective way to rear one stubborn boy I know of.
The neighbors and the ladies' aid society often said my mother was
kind of an insect mother was trying to raise. Mother did know. She
knew how stubborn and self-willed I was. It came from father's
Mother knew that to argue with me was to flatter me. Tell me, serve
notice upon me, and then let me go ahead and get my coffee-pot.
That was the quickest and kindest way to teach me.
I learned very quickly that if I did not hear mother, and heed, a
coffee-pot would spill upon me. I cannot remember when I disobeyed
my mother that a coffee-pot of some kind did not spill upon me, and I
got my blisters. Mother did not inflict them. Mother was not much of an
And thru the bumps we learn that The College of Needless Knocks
runs on the same plan. The Voice of Wisdom says to each of us,
"Child of humanity, do right, walk in the right path. You will be
running brooks and the sermons in the stones all repeat it.
But we are not compelled to walk in the right path. We are free
im-moral agents.
We get off the right path. We go down forbidden paths. They seem
easier and more attractive. It is so easy to go downward. We slide
downward, but we have to make effort to go upward.
And going down the wrong path, we get bumped harder and harder
We are lucky if we learn the lesson with one bump. We are unlucky
when we get bumped twice in the same place, for it means we are
making no progress.
When we are bumped, we should "stop, look, listen." "Safety first!"
One time I paid a seeress two dollars to look into my honest palm.
born under an unlucky star." You don't know how that comforted me.
It wasn't my fault--all my bumps and coffee-pots! I was just
How I had to be bumped to learn better! Now when I get bumped I try
to learn the lesson of the bump and find the right path, so that
when I see that bump coming again I can say, "Excuse me; it hath a
familiar look," and dodge it.
The seeress is the soothing syrup for mental infants.
Blind Man's Fine Sight
The other day I watched a blind man go down the aisle of the car to
get off the train. Did you ever study the walk of a blind man? He
"pussyfooted" it along so carefully. He bumped his hand against a
seat. Then he did what every blind man does, he lifted his hand
higher and didn't bump any more seats.
I looked down my nose. "Ralph Parlette," I said to myself, "when
are you going to learn to see as well as that blind man? He learns
his lesson with one bump, and you have to go bumping into the same
things day after day and wonder why you have so much `bad luck'!"
Let me repeat, things that go downward will run themselves. Things
that go upward have to be pushed. Going upward is overcoming.
Notice that churches, schools, lyceums, chautauquas, reform
movements--things that go upward--never run themselves. They must
be pushed all the time.
If you are making no effort in your life, if you are moving in the
Look out for the bumps!
Look over your community. Note the handful of brave, faithful,
unselfish souls who are carrying the community burdens and pushing
upward. Note the multitude making little or no effort, and even
Majorities do not rule. Majorities never have ruled. It is the
brave minority of thinking, self-sacrificing people that decides
the tomorrow of communities that go upward. Majorities are not
willing to make the effort to rule themselves. They are content to
drift and be amused and follow false gods that promise something
for nothing. They must be led--sometimes driven--by minorities.
People are like sheep. The shepherd can lead them to heaven--or to
Bumping the Prodigals
Human life is the story of the Prodigal Son. We look over the fence
of goodness into the mystery of the great unknown world beyond and
in that unknown realm we fondly imagine is happiness.
Down the great white way of the world go the million prodigals,
fill up with disappointment, their vision becomes dulled. They
become anaemic feeding upon the husks.
They just must get their coffee-pot!
How they must be bumped to think upon their ways. Every time we do
wrong we get a Needless Knock. Every time! We may not always get
bumped on the outside, but we always get bumped on the inside. A
bump on the conscience is worse than a bump on the "noodle."
"I can do wrong and not get bumped. I have no feelings upon the
subject," somebody says, You can? You poor old sinner, you have
bumped your conscience numb. That is why you have no feelings on
How the old devil works day and night to keep people amused and
so that they will not think upon their ways! How he keeps the music
and the dazzle going so they will not see they are bumping
themselves!
The last thing Mamma Fly said as Johnny went off to the city was,
"Remember, son, to stay away from the sticky flypaper. That is
where your poor dear father was lost." And Johnny Fly remembers for
several minutes. But when he sees all the smart young flies of his
his face in the stickiness. "Ah! how pretty I am! This sticky
flypaper shows me up better than anything at home. What a fine
stuck a bit. Mother is such a silly old worryer. She means all
right, of course, but she isn't up-to-date. We young set of modern
flies are naturally bright and have so many more advantages. You
can't catch us. They were too strict with me back home."
You see Johnny fly back and forth and have the time of his
It shows he is not a prisoner. He is a strong-minded fly. He can
feet down in the stickiness. It is harder to pull them out. Then he
puts three down and puts down a few more trying to pull them out.
"Really," says Johnny Fly bowing to his comrades also stuck around
him, "really, boys, you'll have to excuse me now. Good-bye!" But he
flies are around him. He does like the company. They all feel the
same way--they can play in the sticky flypaper or let it alone,
just as they please, for they are strong-minded flies. They have
another drink and sing, "We won't go home till morning."
Johnny may get home, but he will leave a wing or a leg.
Most of them stay. They just settle down into the stickiness
"Removed" or "Knocked Out"?
The man who goes to jail ought to congratulate himself if he is
guilty. It is the man who does not get discovered who is to be
pitied, for he must get some more knocks.
write, "Whereas, it has pleased an all-wise Providence to remove,"
when we might reasonably ask whether the victim was "removed" or
merely "knocked out."
The Bumps That Bump Into Us
BUT occasionally all of us get bumps that we do not bump into. They
bump into us. They are the guideboard knocks that point us to the
You were bumped yesterday or years ago. Maybe the wound has not yet
healed. Maybe you think it never will heal. You wondered why you
were bumped. Some of you in this audience are just now wondering
some blow came crushing upon you and gave you cruel pain.
It broke your heart. You have had your heart broken. I have had my
heart broken more times than I care to talk about now. Your home
more to live for.
I am like you. I have had more trouble than anybody else. I have
never known anyone who had not had more trouble than anyone else.
But I am discovering that life only gets good after we have been
killed a few times. Each death is a larger birth.
We all must learn, if we have not already learned, that these blows
In other words, we are raw material. You know what raw material
is--material that needs more Needful Knocks to make it more useful
have to have the Needful Knocks to become useful. And so does
humanity need the same preparation for greater usefulness.
I should most appreciate knowing are the ones who have known the
most of these knocks--who have faced the great crises of life and
have been tried in the crucibles of affliction. For I am learning
See the piano on this stage? Good evening, Mr. Piano. I am glad to
see you. You are so shiny, beautiful, valuable and full of music,
Do you know how you got upon this stage, Mr. Piano? You were bumped
here. This is no reflection upon the janitor. You became a piano by
Did you get the meaning of that, children? I hope you are green.
You got your lessons, combed your hair, went to Sunday school and
That is why you were bumped--because you were good! There came a
man into the woods with an ax, and he looked for the best trees
there to bump. He bumped you--hit you with the ax! How it hurt you!
It is a very sad story. They took you all bumped and bleeding to
the sawmill and they bumped and ripped you more. They cut you in
pieces and hammered you day by day.
They did not bump the little, crooked, dissipated, cigaret-stunted
trees. They were not worth bumping.
But shake, Mr. Piano. That is why you are on this stage. You were
bumped here. All the beauty, harmony and value were bumped into you.
The Sufferings of the Red Mud
One day I was up the Missabe road about a hundred miles north of
Duluth, Minnesota, and came to a hole in the ground. It was a big
hole--about a half-mile of hole. There were steam-shovels at work
throwing out of that hole what I thought was red mud.
"Kind sir, why are they throwing that red mud out of that hole?" I
"That hain't red mud. That's iron ore, an' it's the best iron ore
"It hain't worth nothin' here; that's why they're movin' it away."
There's red mud around every community that "hain't worth nothin'"
until you move it--send it to college or somewhere.
Not very long after this, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I saw some
of this same red mud. It had been moved over the Great Lakes and
the rails to what they call a blast furnace, the technological name
of which being The College of Needful Knocks for Red Mud.
I watched this red mud matriculate into a great hopper with
limestone, charcoal and other textbooks. Then they corked it up and
Then they pulled the plug out of the bottom of the college and held
promotion exercises. The red mud squirted out into the sand. It was
not red mud now, because it had been roasted. It was a freshman--
pig iron, worth more than red mud, because it had been roasted.
Some of the pig iron went into another department, a big teakettle,
where it was again roasted, and now it came out a sophomore--steel,
worth more than pig iron.
Some of the sophomore steel went up into another grade where it was
roasted yet again and rolled thin into a junior. Some of that went
on up and up, at every step getting more pounding and roasting and
It seemed as tho I could hear the suffering red mud crying out, "O,
why did they take me away from my happy hole-in-the-ground? Why do
they pound me and break my heart? I have been good and faithful. O,
why do they roast me? O, I'll never get over this!"
But after they had given it a diploma--a pricemark telling how much
labeled "Made in America." They hung it in show windows, they put
it in glass cases. Many people admired it and said, "Isn't that
fine work!" They paid much money for it now. They paid the most
money for what had been roasted the most.
If a ton of that red mud had become watch-springs or razor-blades,
My friends, you and I are the raw material, the green trees, the
red mud. The Needful Knocks are necessary to make us serviceable.
Every bump is raising our price. Every bump is disclosing a path to
a larger life. The diamond and the chunk of soft coal are exactly the
same material, say the chemists. But the diamond has gone to The College
of Needful Knocks more than has her crude sister of the coal-scuttle.
There is no human diamond that has not been crystallized in the
Cripple Taught by Bumps
Illinois, a crippled woman was wheeled into the tent and brought
right down to the foot of the platform. The subject was The
coming here. I have the feeling that I spoke the words, but you are
What a smile she gave me! "Yes, I know about the hard knocks," she
said. "I have been in pain most of my life. But I have learned all
They told me this crippled woman was the sweetest-spirited,
But her mother petulantly interrupted me. She had wheeled the
well-gowned. She lived in one of the finest homes in the city. She
had everything that money could buy. But her money seemed unable to
buy the frown from her face.
"Mr. Lecture Man," she said, "why is everybody interested in my
daughter and nobody interested in me? Why is my daughter happy and
why am I not happy? My daughter is always happy and she hasn't a
single thing to make her happy. I am not happy. I have not been
happy for years. Why am I not happy?"
What would you have said? Just on the spur of the moment--I said,
"Madam, I don't want to be unkind, but I really think the reason
you are not happy is that you haven't been bumped enough."
I discover when I am unhappy and selfish and people don't use me
right, I need another bump.
The cripple girl had traveled ahead of her jealous mother. For
selfishness cripples us more than paralysis.
Schools of Sympathy
When I see a long row of cots in a hospital or sanitarium, I want
precious lessons of patience, sympathy, love, faith and courage.
They are getting the education in the humanities the world needs
more than tables of logarithms. Only those who have suffered can
sympathize. They are to become a precious part of our population.
The world needs them more than libraries and foundations.
There is no backward step in life. Whatever experiences come to us
them.
We think this is true of the good things that come to us, but we do
not want to think so of the bad things. Yet we grow more in lean
lean years we put it in our hearts. Material and spiritual
prosperity do not often travel hand-in-hand. When we become
materially very prosperous, so many of us begin to say, "Is not
this Babylon that I have builded?" And about that time there comes
some handwriting on the wall and a bump to save us.
Think of what might happen to you today. Your home might burn. We
don't want your home to burn, but somebody's home is burning just
now. A conflagration might sweep your town from the map. Your
business might wreck. Your fortune might be swept away. Your good
name might be tarnished. Bereavement might take from you the one
you love most.
You would never know how many real friends you have until then. But
look out! Some of your friends would say, "I am so sorry for you.
for it is not true. The old enemy of humanity wants you to believe
you are down and out. He wants you to sympathize with yourself. You
A great conflagration, a cyclone, a railroad wreck, an epidemic or
other public disaster brings sympathy, bravery, brotherhood and
Out of the trenches of the Great War come nations chastened by
we get wisdom, understanding, happiness, strength, success and
greatness. We go up in life. We become educated. Let me bring you
big, red, fat apples on the top, and the groceryman, not desiring
to spoil his sign, had reached down under the top layer. He must
have reached to the bottom, for he gave me the worst mess of runts
grocery business must have kept the recording angel busy.
Then I calmed down. Did the groceryman do that on purpose? Does
the groceryman ever put the big apples on top and the little
Do you? Is there a groceryman in the audience?
Man of sorrows, you have been slandered. It never occurred to me
until that day on the train that the groceryman does not put the
You laugh? You don't believe that? Maybe your roads are so good
and smooth that things do not shake on the road to town. But back
in the Black Swamp of Ohio we had corduroy roads. Did you ever see
a corduroy road? It was a layer of logs in the mud. Riding over it
was the poetry of motion! The wagon "hit the high spots." And as I
hauled a wagon-bed full of apples to the cider-mill over a corduroy
a mass meeting at the bottom.
how long you have to see most things before you see them? I saw
that when I played marbles. The big marbles would shake to the top
of my pocket and the little ones would rattle down to the bottom.
You children try that tomorrow. Do not wait thirty years to learn
that the big ones shake up and the little ones shake down. Put some
big ones and some little things of about the same density in a box
or other container and shake them. You will see the larger things
shake upward and the smaller shake downward. You will see every
thing shake to the place its size determines. A little larger one
shakes a little higher, and a little smaller one a little lower.
When things find their place, you can shake on till doomsday, but
Mix them up again and shake. Watch them all shake back as they were
before, the largest on top and the smallest at the bottom.
At this place the lecturer exhibits a glass jar more than
half-filled with small white beans and a few walnuts.
Let us try that right on the platform. Here is a glass jar and
beans and some walnuts. You will pardon me for bringing such a
simple and crude apparatus before you in a lecture, but I ask your
forbearance. I am discovering that we can hear faster thru the eye
than thru the ear. I want to make this so vivid that you will never
If there are sermons in stones, there must be lectures in cans.
automatically goes the right way. The little ones go down and the
Note that I mix them all up and then shake. Note that they arrange
themselves just as they were before.
down in the bottom saying, "Help me! Help me! I am so unfortunate
and low down. I never had no chance like them big ones up there.
Help me up."
I say, "Yes, you little bean, I'll help you." So I lift him up to
the top. See! I have boosted him. I have uplifted him.
See, the can shakes. Back to the bottom shakes the little bean. And
I hear him say, "King's ex! I slipped. Try that again and I'll
stay on top." So I put him back again on top.
The can shakes. The little bean again shakes back to the bottom. He
is too small to stay up. He cannot stand prosperity.
make them big ones come down. Give every one an equal chance."
Bean!" And you see I put them down.
the same shakes that send the little ones back to the bottom.
the can. Lifting them up or putting them down will not do it. But
Equality of position demands quality of size. Let the little one
grow bigger and he will shake up. Let the big one grow smaller and
way to the market place of the future. It is a corduroy road and
the barrel shakes all the time.
of life. That barrel is shaking all the time. Every community is
stores, the schools, the pulpits, the homes--every place where we
The same law that shakes the little ones down and the big ones up
barrel of life. It is sending small people down and great people
lifted up to some big place, or when we want some big person to be
put down to some little place? We are foolishly trying to overturn
We shake right back to the places our size determines. We must get
ready for places before we can get them and keep them.
artificially boosted up into some place where he rattles.
I hear a good deal about destiny. Some people seem to think destiny
is something like a train and if we do not get to the depot in time
If we are small we shall have a small destiny. If we are great we
you and I are not helpless victims of blind fate. We are not
We shake down if we become small; we shake up if we become great.
And when we have reached the place our size determines, we stay
If we wish to change our place, we must first change our size. If
we wish to go down, we must grow smaller and we shall shake down.
If we wish to go up, we must grow greater, and we shall shake up.
In order to hold his place he must hold his size. He must fill the
he rattles. Nature abhors a rattler. He shakes down to a smaller place.
In order to stay the same size he must grow enough each day to supply
We Compel Promotion
So you young people should keep in mind that you will shake into
must keep growing enough to keep it tightly filled.
If you want a greater place, you simply grow greater and they
cannot keep you down. You do not ask for promotion, you compel
promotion. You grow greater, enlarge your dimensions, develop new
capabilities, do more than you are paid to do--overfill your place,
I believe if I were so fortunate or unfortunate as to have a number
of people working for me, I would have a jar in my office filled
with various sizes of objects. When an employee would come into the
office and say, "Isn't it about time I was getting a raise?" I
raised. As you grow greater you won't need to ask to be promoted.
You will promote yourself."
This jar tells me so much about luck. I have noted that the lucky
Notice as I bump this jar. Two things happened. The little ones
shook down and the big ones shook up. The bump that was bad luck to
the little ones was good luck to the big ones. The same bump was
Luck does not depend upon the direction of the bump, but upon the
size of the bump-ee!
the Chicago house where a number of young ladies worked. Some of
them had been there for a long time. There came a raw, green Dutch
girl from the country. It was her first office experience, and she
got the bottom job.
Do you remember that green things grow?
"Is not she the limit?" they oft spake one to another. She was. She
made many blunders. But it is now recalled that she never made the
same blunder twice. She learned the lesson with one helping to the
bumps.
she had been put at, she would discover something else that ought
rules of the union! Without being told, mind you. She had that rare
Within three months every other girl in that office was asking
questions of the little Dutch girl. She had learned more about
business in three months than the others had learned in all the
time they had been there. Nothing ever escaped her. She had become
the most capable girl in the office.
The barrel did the rest. Today she is giving orders to all of them,
confidence that it was the rankest favoritism ever known. "There
was nothing fair about it. Jennie ought to have been made
The other day in a paper-mill I was standing beside a long machine
making shiny super-calendered paper. I asked the man working there
some questions about the machine, which he answered fairly well.
Then I asked him about a machine in the next room. He said, "I
I asked him about another process, and he replied, "I don't know
nothing about it, I never worked in there." I asked him about the
pulpmill. He replied, "No, I don't know nothing about that,
Going out of the building, I asked the foreman, "Do you see that
man over there at the supercalendered machine?" pointing to the man
who didn't know. "Is he a human being?"
The foreman's face clouded. "I hate to talk to you about that man.
He is one of the kindest-hearted men we ever had in the works, but
we've got to let him go. We're afraid he'll break the machine. He
gone up and down. You may have noticed two brothers start with the
same chance, and presently notice that one is going up and the
Some of us begin life on the top branches, right in the sunshine of
popular favor, and get our names in the blue-book at the start.
Some of us begin down in the shade on the bottom branches, and we
do not even get invited. We often become discouraged as we look at
were only up there I might amount to something. But I am too low
And afterwhile we are all in the barrel of life, shaken and bumped
Now life is mainly routine. You and I and everybody must go on
doing pretty much the same things over and over. Every day we
appear to have about the same round of duties.
But if we let life become routine, we are shaking down. The very
routine of life must every day flash a new attractiveness. We must
routine or we become unhappy. If we go on doing just the same
things in the same way day after day, thinking the same thoughts,
and not growing any, pretty soon we become mere machines. We wear
smaller. The joy and juice go out of our lives. We shrivel and rattle.
The farmer must be learning new things about farming to hold his
place this progressive age as a farmer. The merchant must be
growing into a greater, wiser merchant to hold his place among his
competitors. The minister must be getting larger visions of the
ministry as he goes back into the same old pulpit to keep on
filling it. The teacher must be seeing new possibilities in the
same old schoolroom. The mother must be getting a larger horizon in
her homemaking.
We only live as we grow and learn. When anybody stays in the same
I shiver as I see the pages of school advertisements in the
Child." I know the schools generally mean all right, but I fear the
them. We never finish while we live. A school finishing is a
commencement, not an end-ment.
I am sorry for the one who says, "I know all there is to know about
that. You can't tell me anything about that." He is generally
The greater and wiser the man, the more anxious he is to be told.
I am sorry for the one who struts around saying, "I own the job.
They can't get along without me." For I feel that they are getting
ready to get along without him. That noise you hear is the
Big business men keep their ears open for rattles in their
machinery.
I am sorry for the man, community or institution that spends much
time pointing backward with pride and talking about "in my day!"
For it is mostly rattle. The live one's "my day" is today and
tomorrow. The dead one's is yesterday.
We Must Get Ready to Get
We young people come up into life wanting great places. I would not
give much for a young person (or any other person) who does not
want a great place. I would not give much for anybody who does not
look forward to greater and better things tomorrow.
and get it. If we do not have pull enough, get some more pull. Get
some more testimonials.
place, that sized place will generally come seeking us.
We do not become great by getting into a great place, any more than
a boy becomes a man by getting into his father's boots. He is in
great boots, but he rattles. He must grow greater feet before he
gets greater boots. But he must get the feet before he gets the
We must get ready for things before we get them.
Moses was eighty years getting ready to do forty years work. The
Master was thirty years getting ready to do three years work. So
many of us expect to get ready in "four easy lessons by mail."
We can be a pumpkin in one summer, with the accent on the "punk."
We can be a mushroom in a day, with the accent on the "mush." But
we cannot become an oak that way.
The world is not greatly impressed by testimonials. The man who has
the most testimonials generally needs them most to keep him from
rattling. A testimonial so often becomes a crutch.
Many a man writes a testimonial to get rid of somebody. "Well, I
hope it will do him some good. Anyhow, I have gotten him off my
hands." I heard a Chicago superintendent say to his foreman, "Give
him a testimonial and fire him!"
It is dangerous to overboost people, for the higher you boost them
The Menace of the Press-Notice
Now testimonials and press-notices very often serve useful ends. In
lyceum work, in teaching, in very many lines, they are often useful
diploma, a degree, a certificate, a license, are but different
kinds of testimonials.
The danger is that the hero of them may get to leaning upon them.
Then they become a mirror for his vanity instead of a monitor
Most testimonials and press-notices are frank flatteries. They
magnify the good points and say little as possible about the bad
ones. I look back over my lyceum life and see that I hindered my
progress by reading my press-notices instead of listening to the
verdict of my audiences. I avoided frank criticism. It would hurt
me. Whenever I heard an adverse criticism, I would go and read a
few press-notices. "There, I am all right, for this clipping says
I am the greatest ever, and should he return, no hall would be able
And my vanity bump would again rise.
editors of America--God bless them! They are always trying to boost
a home enterprise--not for the sake of the imported attraction but
for the sake of the home folks who import it.
We must read people, not press-notices.
and your work mercilessly dissected, shake hands with yourself and
rejoice, for the kingdom of success is yours.
There are so many loving, sincere, foolish, cruel uplift movements
succeeded by twice as many more. They fail because instead of
The victims of the artificial uplift cannot stay uplifted. They
rattle back, and "the last estate of that man is worse than the
You cannot uplift a beggar by giving him alms. You are using the
derrick. We must feed the hungry and clothe the naked, but that is
not helping them, that is propping them. The beggar who asks you to
help him does not want to be helped. He wants to be propped. He
wants you to license him and professionalize him as a beggar.
You can only help a man to help himself. Help him to grow. You
cannot help many people, for there are not many people willing to
be helped on the inside. Not many willing to grow up.
When Peter and John went up to the temple they found the lame
"helped." Every day as they laid him at the gate people would pass
thru the gate and see him. He would say, "Help me!" "Poor man,"
would throw him some money.
And so every day that beggar got to be more of a beggar. The public
"helped" him to be poorer in spirit, more helpless and a more
"helping" to the Jerusalem Beggars' Union and carried his card.
Maybe he paid a commission for such a choice beggars' beat.
But Peter really helped him. "Silver and gold have I none; but such
as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise
I used to say, "Nobody uses me right. Nobody gives me a chance."
times a day. We need oculists, not opportunities.
a day. I rattled there. I did not earn my dollar fifteen. I tried
joyful sound!--I would leave my pick hang right up in the air. I
why I was not sitting upon one of those mahogany seats instead of
pumping a handcar. I was naturally bright. I used to say "If the
Did you ever hear that line of conversation? It generally comes
from somebody who rattles where he is.
I am so glad now that I did not get to be president of the bank.
minutes, down to the peanut row, for I was only a peanut. Remember,
not faithful over a few things, I would have rattled over many
The fairy books love to tell about some clodhopper suddenly
to be the same size. Yes, I'll pass laws to turn the barrel upside
be at the bottom."
But I had not seen that it wouldn't matter which end was the top,
shake down to the bottom.
The little man has the chance now, just as fast as he grows. You
Have you ever noticed that the man who is not willing to fix
himself, is the one who wants to get the most laws passed to fix
other people? He wants something for nothing.
O, I am so glad I did not get the things I wanted at the time I
wanted them! They would have been coffee-pots. Thank goodness, we
wanted them yesterday. O, how we wanted them! But a cruel fate
would not let us have them. Today we have them. They come to us as
them, and the barrel has shaken us up to them.
Today you and I want things beyond our reach. O, how we want them!
But a cruel fate will not let us have them.
Do you not see that "cruel fate" is our own smallness and
today all we can stand today. More would wreck us. More would start
How We Become Great
many are trying to grow great on the outside without growing great
They fool themselves, but nobody else.
greatness is merely an incidental reflection of the inside.
Greatness is not measured in any material terms. It is not measured
world's yardsticks or barometers.
Greatness is measured in spiritual terms. It is education. It is
We go up from selfishness to unselfishness.
We go up from impurity to purity.
We go up from unhappiness to happiness.
We go up from weakness to strength.
We go up from low ideals to high ideals.
We go up from little vision to greater vision.
We go up from foolishness to wisdom.
We go up from fear to faith.
We go up from ignorance to understanding.
sacrifice, struggle and overcoming. We push out our own skyline. We
We may become very great, very educated, rise very high, and yet
not leave our kitchen or blacksmith shop. We take the kitchen or
blacksmith shop right up with us! We make it a great kitchen or
great blacksmith shop. It becomes our throne-room!
Come, let us grow greater. There is a throne for each of us.
No matter how high we rise, we discover infinite distances above.
the going up from the Finite to the Infinite.
The world says that to get greatness means to get great things. So
great lands, great titles, great applause, great fame, and
folderol. Afterwhile the poor old world hears the empty rattle of
the inside, and wails, "All is vanity. I find no pleasure in them.
a few scrambling over the heads of the weaker ones. Sometimes they
Christ Jesus was a great Teacher. His mission was to educate
humanity.
There came to him those two disciples who wanted to "get to the
in the new kingdom they imagined he would establish on earth.
mother out electioneering for them.
"O, Master," said the mother, "grant that these my two sons may sit,
the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom."
The Master looked with love and pity upon their unpreparedness.
of greatness that can ever stand: "Whosoever will be great among
you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among
you, let him be your servant."
us. We must "achieve greatness" by developing it on the
inside--developing ability to minister and to serve.
We cannot buy a great arm. Our arm must become a great servant, and
thus it becomes great.
We cannot buy a great mind. Our mind must become a great servant,
and thus it becomes great.
We cannot buy a great character. It is earned in great moral
is little business. Much of it mighty little.
Everybody's privilege and duty is to become great. And the joy of
become great. It is a great stairway that leads from where our feet
are now upward for an infinite number of steps.
We must take the first step now. Most of us want to take the
hundredth step or the thousandth step now. We want to make some
fall so hard when we miss our step.
We must go right back to our old place--into our kitchen or our
workshop or our office and take the first step, solve the problem
nearest at hand. We must make our old work luminous with a new
devotion. We must battle up over every inch. And as fast as we
of earth are born; they rush in from the cold lands to the warm
upward currents. And so as our problems disappear and our life
problems.
We find our kitchen or workshop or office becoming a new throne
As we grow greater our troubles grow smaller, for we see them thru
greater eyes. We rise above them.
begin to see them. They are around us all the time, but we must get
greater eyes to see them.
Generally speaking, the smaller our vision of our work, the more we
admire what we have accomplished and "point with pride." The
greater our vision, the more we see what is yet to be accomplished.
It was the sweet girl graduate who at commencement wondered how one
small head could contain it all. It was Newton after giving the
world a new science who looked back over it and said, "I seem to
ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." That great ocean is
The Widow's Mites
The great Teacher pointed to the widow who cast her two mites into
the treasury, and then to the rich men who had cast in much more.
"This poor widow hath cast in more than they all. For all these
Tho the rich men had cast in more, yet it was only a part of their
Master cared little what the footings of the money were in the
treasury. That is not why we give. We give to become great. The
widow had given all--had completely overcome her selfishness and
Becoming great is overcoming our selfishness and fear. He that
advancement of the kingdom of happiness on earth shall find it
Our greatness therefore does not depend upon how much we give or
our might what our hands find to do. Quit worrying about what you
over many.
The world says some of us have golden gifts and some have copper
gifts. But when we cast them all into the treasury of right
service, there is an alchemy that transmutes every gift into gold.
Every work is drudgery when done selfishly. Every work becomes
golden when done in a golden manner.
do not know all the great people who may come and stand upon this
floor. But I do know that the one who made the floor--and the one
who sweeps it--is just as great as anybody in the world who may
come and stand upon it, if each be doing his work with the same
to make a roster of the great people of a community. You will find
the community heart in the precious handful who believe that the
service of God is the service of man.
The great people of the community serve and sacrifice for a better
tomorrow. They are the faithful few who get behind the churches,
the schools, the lyceum and chautauqua, and all the other movements
the happy ones, happy for the larger vision that comes as they go
sweetest pay comes from doing many things they are not paid for.
They rarely get thanked, for the community does not often think of
thanking them until it comes time to draft the "resolutions of
I had to go to the mouth of a coal-mine in a little Illinois town,
to find the man the bureau had given as lyceum committeeman there.
I wondered what the grimy-faced man from the shaft, wearing the
miner's lamp in his cap, could possibly have to do with the lyceum
the tickets and had done all the managing. He was superintendent of
the Sunday school. He was the storm-center of every altruistic
effort in the town--the greatest man there, because the most
serviceable, tho he worked every day full time with his pick at his
The great people are so busy serving that they have little time to
strut and pose in the show places. Few of them are "prominent
clubmen." You rarely find their names in the society page. They
rarely give "brilliant social functions." Their idle families
A Glimpse of Gunsaulus
I found a great man lecturing at the chautauquas. He preaches in
he founded by his own preaching. He is the mainspring of so many
uplift movements that his name gets into the papers about every day,
and you read it in almost every committee doing good things in
He had broken away from Chicago to have a vacation. Many people
think that a vacation means going off somewhere and stretching out
under trees or letting the mind become a blank. But this Chicago
preacher went from one chautauqua town to another, and took his
history of each place, and before dinner he knew more about the
place than most of the natives.
"There is a sermon for me," he would exclaim every half-hour. He
were doing nothing. In every town he would discover somebody of
unusual attainment. He made every town an unusual town. He turned
the humdrum travel map into a wonderland. He scolded lazy towns and
"What are you going to do in life?" Perhaps the young man would
say, "I have no chance." "You come to Chicago and I'll give you a
chance," the man on his vacation would reply.
So this Chicago preacher was busy every day, working overtime on
once ask the price of land, nor where there was a good investment
for himself, but every day he was trying to make an investment in
somebody else.
His friends would sometimes worry about him. They would say, "Why
doesn't the doctor take care of himself, instead of taking care of
everybody else? He wears himself out for other people until he
Sometimes they were right about that.
life in loving service finds it returning to him great and
glorious. This man's preaching did not make him great. His college
did not make him great. His books did not make him great. These are
the by-products. His life of service for others makes him
great--makes his preaching, his college and his books great.
This Chicago man gives his life into the service of humanity, and
it becomes the fuel to make the steam to accomplish the wonderful
things he does. Let him stop and "take care of himself," and his
If he had begun life by "taking care of himself" and "looking out
for number one," stipulating in advance every cent he was to get
and writing it all down in the contract, most likely Dr. Frank W.
Gunsaulus would have remained a struggling, discouraged preacher in
the backwoods of Morrow county, Ohio.
The Problem of "Preparedness"
THE problem of "preparedness" is the problem of preparing children
strength was not in the size of their armies and in the vastness
struggling and overcoming--that nation was strong. It was "prepared."
came from the struggle. When the people became materially prosperous
and surrendered to ease and indulgence, they became fat, stall-fed weaklings.
Has the American nation reached that period?
Many homes and communities have reached it.
All over America are fathers and mothers who have struggled and
have become strong men and women thru their struggles, who are
living for our children. We are going to give them the best
education our money can buy."
Then, forgetful of how they became strong, they plan to take away
from their children their birthright--their opportunity to become
strong and "prepared"--thru struggle and service and overcoming.
Most "advantages" are disadvantages. Giving a child a chance
generally means getting out of his way. Many an orphan can be
grateful that he was jolted from his life-preserver and cruelly
forced to sink or swim. Thus he learned to swim.
"We are going to give our children the best education our money can buy."
They think they can buy an education--buy wisdom, strength and
understanding, and give it to them C. O. D! They seem to think they
will buy any brand they see--buy the home brand of education, or
maybe they will have a private pipeline of education laid to their
home. They are going to force this education into them regularly
until they get them full of education. They are going to get them
Father and mother cannot buy their children education. All they can
do is to buy them some tools, perhaps, and open the gate and say,
"Sic 'em, Tige!" The children must get it themselves.
A father and mother might as well say, "We will buy our children
the strength we have earned in our arms and the wisdom we have
them his physical development he has earned in years of exercise.
As well expect the musician to give them the technic he has
them the ability to think he has developed in years of study. As
well expect Moses to give them his spiritual understanding acquired
They can show the children the way, but each child must make the
great, dirty mill and a lot of little dirty houses around the mill.
the week in the big mill.
There was a little, old man who went about that mill, often saying,
man who owned the mill. He had made it with his own genius out of
nothing. He had become rich and honored. Every man in the mill
loved him like a father.
He also had a little pink son, whose name was F. Gustavus Adolphus.
The little old man often said, "I'm going to give that boy the best
education my money can buy."
He began to buy it. He began to polish and sandpaper Gussie from
the minute the child could sit up in the cradle and notice things.
He sent him to the astrologer, the phrenologer and all other
The fault was with the little old man, who was so wise and great
The birthright of every child is the opportunity of becoming
Gussie had no chance to serve. Everything was handed to him on a
from Texas goes thru Mr. Armour's institute of packnology in
You remember, then, that after he matriculates--after he gets the
grand bump, said steer does not have to do another thing. His
education is all arranged for in advance and he merely rides thru
rolled up who give him the degrees. So as Mr. T. Steer of Panhandle
goes riding thru on that endless cable from his A-B-C's to his
eternal cold storage, each professor hits him a dab. He rides along
from department to department until he is canned.
They "canned" Gussie. He had a man hired to study for him. He rode
from department to department. They upholstered him, enameled him,
manicured him, sugar-cured him, embalmed him. Finally Gussie was
Gussie and Bill Whackem Gussie came back home with his education in
the baggage-car. It was checked. The mill shut down on a week day,
the first time in its history. The hands marched down to the depot,
the Conquering Hero Comes."
A few years later the mill shut down again on a week day. There was
crape hanging on the office door. Men and women stood weeping in
the streets. The little old man had been translated.
When they next opened up the mill, F. Gustavus Adolphus was at its head.
fill so great a place. In two years and seven months the mill was
a wreck. The monument of a father's lifetime was wrecked in two
years and seven months by the boy who had all the "advantages."
So the mill was shut down the third time on a week day. It looked
descriptive name, I would call him "Bill Whackem." He was an
orphan. He had little chance. He had a new black eye almost every
day. But he seemed to fatten on bumps. Every time he was bumped he
would swell up. How fast he grew! He became the most useful man in
the community. People forgot all about Bill's lowly origin. They
got to looking up to him to start and run things.
So when the courts were looking for somebody big enough to take charge
of the wrecked mill, they simply had to appoint Hon. William Whackem.
It was Hon. William Whackem who put the wreckage together and made
After that a good many people said it was the college that made a
went to one of "them highbrow schools." I am sorry to say I thought
had had Gussie's fine equipment he might have accomplished vastly more.
do that. You cannot get an education from the book and the college
any more than you can get to New York by reading a travelers' guide.
You cannot get physical education by reading a book on gymnastics.
journey you make, the strength you develop, the service you perform
with these instruments and tools.
Gussie was in the position of a man with a very fine equipment of
tools and no experience in using them. Bill was the man with the
poor, homemade, crude tools, but with the energy, vision and
For education is getting wisdom, understanding, strength,
greatness, physically, mentally and morally. I believe I know some
people liberally educated who cannot write their own names. But
they have served and overcome and developed great lives with the
poor, crude tools at their command.
In almost every community are what we sometimes call "hard knocks
many or any books. Yet they are educated to the degree they have
acquired these elements of greatness in their lives.
They realized how they have been handicapped by their poor mental tools.
That is why they say, "All my life I have been handicapped by lack of
proper preparation. Don't make my mistake, children, go to school."
The young person with electrical genius will make an electrical
machine from a few bits of junk. But send him to Westinghouse and
see how much more he will achieve with the same genius and with
finer equipment.
Get the best tools you can. But remember diplomas, degrees are not
an education, they are merely preparations. When you are thru with
the books, remember, you are having a commencement, not an
end-ment. You will discover with the passing years that life is
just one series of greater commencements.
Go out with your fine equipment from your commencements into the
The story of Gussie and Bill Whackem is being written in every
community in tears, failure and heartache. It is peculiarly a
tragedy of our American civilization today.
These fathers and mothers who toil and save, who get great farms,
fine homes and large bank accounts, so often think they can give
greatness to their children--they can make great places for them in
life and put them into them.
to grow great enough for the places. The child gets the blame for
making the wreck, even as Gussie was blamed for wrecking his
father's plant, when the child is the victim.
A man heard me telling the story of Gussie and Bill Whackem, and he
went out of my audience very indignant. He said he was very glad
has his head bowed in shame over the career of his spoiled son.
I rarely tell of it on a platform that at the close of the lecture
somebody does not take me aside and tell me a story just as sad
from that community.
gibbeted in the pulpits as the shocking example of youthful
depravity. He seems never to have had a fighting chance to become
a man. He seems to have been robbed of his birthright from the
cradle. Yet the father of this boy who has cost America millions in
generals of the Keystone state. He could plat great coal empires
and command armies of men, but he seems to have been pitifully
It is the educated, the rich and the worldly wise who blunder most in
The menace of America lies not in the swollen fortunes, but in the
shrunken souls who inherit them.
But Nature's eliminating process is kind to the race in the barrel
shaking down the rattlers. Somebody said it is only three
generations from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves.
How long this nation will endure depends upon how many Gussie boys
this nation produces. Steam heat is a fine thing, but do you notice
how few of our strong men get their start with steam heat?
You boys and girls, God bless you! You live in good homes. Father
and mother love you and give you everything you need. You get to
thinking, "I won't have to turn my hand over. Papa and mamma will
take care of me, and when they are gone I'll inherit everything
they have. I'm fixed for life."
to rattle. Father and mother can be great and you can be a peanut.
You must solve your own problems and carry your own loads to have
a strong mind and back. Anybody who does for you regularly what you
Father and mother can put money in your pocket, ideas in your head
and food in your stomach, but you cannot own it save as you digest
I have read somewhere about a man who found a cocoon and put it in
the envelope. It seemed in trouble and needed help. He opened the
came a monstrosity that soon died. It had an over-developed body
killing it. He took away from it the very thing it had to have--the
But remember there is little virtue in work unless it is getting us
somewhere. Just work that gets us three meals a day and a place to
lie down to sleep, then another day of the same grind, then a year
of it and years following until our machine is worn out and on the
junkpile, means little. "One day nearer home" for such a worker
means one day nearer the scrapheap.
the sorghum mill. Round and round that horse went, seeing nothing,
hearing nothing, his head down, without ambition enough to prick up
his ears. Such work deadens and stupefies. The masses work about
right--such work is a necessary evil, and they make it such. They
follow their nose. "Dumb, driven cattle."
even the packhorse job, because it is our "meal ticket" that
One time I put some turkey eggs under the mother hen and waited day
by day for them to hatch. And sure enough, one day the eggs began
the shells. Some of the little turkeys came out from the shells all
right, but some of them stuck in the shells.
is coming. Shell out!"
Did I help them? I killed them, or stunted them. Not one of the turkeys
was "right" that I helped. They were runts. One of them was a regular
Harry Thaw turkey. They had too many silk socks. Too many "advantages."
Children, you must crack your own shells. You must overcome your
The cards are against him. He must succeed in spite of his "advantages."
I am pleading for you to get a great arm, a great mind, a great
character, for the joy of having a larger life. I am pleading with
you to know the joy of overcoming and having the angels come and
minister to you.
Children, I am pleading with you to find happiness. All the world
is seeking happiness, but so many are seeking it by rattling down
The happiness is in going up--in developing a greater arm, a
greater mind, a greater character.
Happiness is the joy of overcoming. It is the delight of an
expanding consciousness. It is the cry of the eagle mounting
Loving friends used to warn me against "breaking down." They scared
me into "taking care" of myself. And I got to taking such good care
of myself and watching for symptoms that I became a physical wreck.
I saved myself by getting busier. I plunged into work I love. I
found my job in my work, not away from it, and the work refreshed
me and rejuvenated me. Now I do two men's work, and have grown from
a skinny, fretful, nervous wreck into a hearty, happy man. This has
been a great surprise to my friends and a great disappointment to
the undertaker. I am an editor in the daytime and a lecturer at
almost every day of the year--maybe two or three times some
day is jam full of play and vacation and good times. The year is
speaking and writing to them instead of them paying me!
If I did not like my work, of course, I would be carrying a
You see, I have no time nowadays to break down. I have no time to
think and grunt and worry about my body. And like Paul I am happy
to be "absent from the body and present with the Lord." Thus this
of anyone killing himself by working. But I have known of
multitudes killing themselves by taking vacations.
The people who think they are overworking are merely overworrying.
Many Kinds of Drunkards
The world is trying to find happiness in being amused. The world is
amusement-mad. Vacations, Coca Cola and moviemania!
What a sad, empty lot of rattlers! Look over the bills of the movies,
look over the newsstands and see a picture of the popular mind,
of mental frog-pond and moral slum our boys and girls wade thru!
are a hundred amusement drunkards to one victim of strong drink.
We have to have amusement, but if we fill our lives with nothing
but amusement, we never grow. We go thru our lives babies with new
Almost every day as I go along the street to some hall to lecture,
I hear somebody asking, "What are they going to have in the hall
"Lecture?" said with a shiver as tho it was "small pox." "I ain't
I am not saying that he should attend my lecture, but I am grieving
at what underlies his remark. He does not want to think. He wants
The man who will not make the effort to think is the great menace
to the nation. The crowd that drifts and lives for amusement is the
progress leaves them, they wail, they "never had no chanct." They
want to start a new party to reform the government.
Do you ever get lonely in a city? How few men and women there. A
jam of people, most of them imitations--most of them trying to look
like they get more salary. Poor, hungry, doped butterflies of the
white way they go chasing amusement to find happiness. They must be
amused every moment, even when they eat, or they will have to be
alone with their empty lives.
The Prodigal Son came to himself afterwhile and thought upon his
will stop chasing amusements long enough to think upon his ways, he
will arise and go to his father's house of wisdom. But there is no
works day and night shifts keeping the crowd moving on.
That is why the crowd is not furnishing the strong men and women.
We must have amusement and relaxation. Study your muscles. First
they contract, then they relax. But the muscle that goes on
community, the nation that goes on relaxing without
contracting--without struggling and overcoming--is degenerating.
The more you study your muscles, the more you learn that while one
muscle is relaxing another is contracting. So you must learn that
your real relaxation, vacation and amusement, are merely changing
over to contracting another set of muscles.
Go to the bank president's office, go to the railroad magnate's
The reply is almost a monotony. "I born in this city? No, I was
born in Poseyville, Indiana, and I came to this city forty years
ago and went to work at the bottom."
He glows as he tells you of some log-cabin home, hillside or
farmside where he struggled as a boy. Personally, I think this
log-cabin ancestry has been over-confessed for campaign purposes.
Give us steam heat and push-buttons. There is no virtue in a
strength is most in evidence. There the young person gets the
struggle and service that makes for strength and greatness. And as
that young person comes to the city and shakes in the barrel among
the weaklings of the artificial life, he rises above them like the
The cities do not make their own steam. The little minority from
the farms controls the majority. The red blood of redemption flows
from the country year by year into the national arteries, else
these cities would drop off the map.
"Hep" and "Pep" for the Home Town
But so many of the home towns of America are sick. Many are dying.
Many are dead.
to leave. Somebody says, "The reason so many young people go to
What is the matter with the small town? Do not blame it all upon
the city mail order house. With rural delivery, daily papers,
telephones, centralized schools, automobiles and good roads, there
are no more delightful places in the world to live than in the
country or in the small town. They have the city advantages plus
sunshine, air and freedom that the crowded cities cannot have.
I asked the keeper who was showing me thru the insane asylum at
people in this institution and only a score of guards to keep them
from getting together, organizing, overpowering the few guards and
The keeper was not in the least alarmed at the question. He smiled.
"Many people say that. But they don't understand. If these people
could get together they wouldn't be in this asylum. They are
insane. No two of them can agree upon how to get together and how
to break out. So a few of us can hold them."
It would be almost unkind to carry this further, but I have been
thinking ever since that about three-fourths of the small towns of
America have one thing in common with the asylum folks--they can't
A lot of struggling churches compete with each other instead of
massing for the common good. And when the churches fight, the devil
stays neutral and furnishes the munitions for both sides.
So the home towns stagnate and the young people with visions go
away to the cities where opportunity seems to beckon. Ninety-nine
out of a hundred of them will jostle with the straphangers all
their lives, mere wheels turning round in a huge machine.
Ninety-nine out of a hundred of them might have had a larger
opportunity right back in the home town, had the town been awake
We must make the home town the brightest, most attractive, most
promising place for the young people. No home town can afford to
is the worst kind of soil impoverishment--all going out and nothing
coming back. That is the drain that devitalizes the home towns more
than all the city mail order houses.
America is to be great, not in the greatness of a few crowded
cities, but in the greatness of innumerable home towns.
The slogan today should be, For God and Home and the Home Town!
Dr. Henry Solomon Lehr, founder of the Ohio Northern University at
pride, "Our students come to school; they are not sent."
He encouraged his students to be self-supporting, and most of them
were working their way thru school. He made the school calendar and
courses elastic to accommodate them. He saw the need of combining
school into competing groups, so that the student who had no
debating societies to compete with each other. He arranged contests
for the military department. His school was one surging mass of
contestants. Yet each student felt no compulsion. Rather he felt
literary societies vied with each other in their programs and in
getting new members, going every term to unbelievable efforts to
win over the others. They would go miles out on the trains to
intercept new students, even to their homes in other states. Each
old student pledged new students in his home country. The military
companies turned the school into a military camp for weeks each
not believe there is a school in America with a greater alumni roll
of men and women of uniformly greater achievement.
I believe the most useful schools today are schools of struggle
schools offering encouragement and facilities for young people to
Men Needed More Than Millions
We are trying a new educational experiment today.
The old "deestrick" school is passing, and with it the small
academies and colleges, each with its handful of students around a
teacher, as in the old days of the lyceum in Athens, when the
From these schools came the makers and the preservers of the nation.
wonderful equipment. Today we are replacing the many small colleges
with a few great centralized state normal schools and state
universities. We are spending millions upon them in laboratories,
equipment and maintenance. Today we scour the earth for specialists
to sit in the chairs and speak the last word in every department of
human research.
this day! Many of them never saw a germ!
But each student has the same definite effort to make in
assimilation today as then. Knowing and growing demand the same
I am anxiously awaiting the results. I am hoping that the boys and
girls who come out in case-lots from these huge school plants will
not be rows of lithographed cans on the shelves of life. I am
it stimulated and unfettered. I am anxious that they be not
All this school machinery is only machinery. Back of it must be
men--great men. I am anxious that the modern school have the modern
equipment demanded to serve the present age. But I am more anxious
that each student come in vital touch with great men. We get life
from life, not from laboratories, and we have life more abundantly
A school is vastly more than machinery, methods, microscopes and millions.
Many a small school struggling to live thinks that all it needs is
endowment, when the fact is that its struggle for existence and the
spirit of its teachers are its greatest endowment. And sometimes
when the money endowment comes the spiritual endowment goes in
fatty degeneration. Some schools seem to have been visited by
calamities in the financial prosperity that has engulfed them.
Can we keep men before millions, and keep our ideals untainted by
You and I are very much interested in the answer.
learning one sentence, "You can't get something for nothing." I
have not yet learned it. Every few days I stumble over it
somewhere.
For that sentence utters one of the fundamentals of life that
One day a manufacturer took me thru his factory where he makes
I have had the feeling ever since that you and I come into this
world like the fiddle comes from the factory. We have a body and a
are empty. We have no strings. We have no bow--yet!
When the human fiddles are about six years old they go into the
primary schools and up thru the grammar grades, and get the first
string--the little E string. The trouble is so many of these human
We must show these little fiddles they must go back into school and
go up thru all the departments and institutions necessary to give
them the full complement of strings for their life symphonies.
After all this there comes the commencement, and the violin comes
lot of discord. The violin is to give music.
So there is much yet to do after getting the strings. All the book
the violin must go into the great tuning school of life. Here the
pegs are turned and the strings are put in tune. The music is the
You do not know what you have memorized, you know what you have
Gussie says, "I have read it in a book." Bill Whackem says," I
All of us are Christopher Columbuses, discovering the same new-old
idea of them. We hear the preacher utter truths and we say with
truth becomes a new blessing. Then the oldest, driest platitude
know the sun as in one glimpse of it with our own eyes.
"deestrick" school and read from McGuffey's celebrated literature,
--my-y-y-y-y--f-f-f-f--ingers--bur-r-r-rned--period!"
play with the fire I will get my fingers burned. I had to slap my
hands upon hot stoves and coffee-pots, and had to get many kinds of
Then I had to go around showing the blisters, boring my friends and
taking up a collection of sympathy. "Look at my bad luck!" Fool!
This is not a lecture. It is a confession! It seems to me if you in
"You Can't Get Something for Nothing"
get something for nothing." That is, getting it in partial tune. It
took me so long because I was naturally bright. It takes that kind
longer than a human being. They are so smart you cannot teach them
with a few bumps. They have to be pulverized.
That sentence takes me back to the days when I was a "hired man" on
the farm. You might not think I had ever been a "hired man" on the
farm at ten dollars a month and "washed, mended and found." You see
me here on this platform in my graceful and cultured manner, and
you might not believe that I had ever trained an orphan calf to
drink from a copper kettle. But I have fed him the fingers of this
hand many a time. You might not think that I had ever driven a yoke
I remember the first county fair I ever attended. Fellow sufferers,
you may remember that at the county fair all the people sort out to
their own departments. Some people go to the canned fruit
department. Some go to the fancywork department. Some go to the
swine department. Everybody goes to his own department. Even the
went--to the "trimming department."
I was in the "trimming department" in five minutes. Nobody told me
Right at the entrance to the "local Midway" I met a gentleman. I
know he was a gentleman because he said he was a gentleman. He had
a little light table he could move quickly. Whenever the climate
became too sultry he would move to greener pastures. On that table
the middle shell. I saw it there, being naturally bright. I was the
Even the gentleman running the game was fooled. He thought it was
under the end shell and bet me money it was under the end shell.
You see, this was not gambling, this was a sure thing. (It was!)
I had saved up my money for weeks to attend the fair. I bet it all
on that middle shell. I felt bad. It seemed like robbing father.
And he seemed like a real nice old gentleman, and maybe he had a
family to keep. But I would teach him a lesson not to "monkey" with
people like me, naturally bright.
me out of all I had in about five seconds.
mermaid now or get into the grandstand.
I said the thing every fool does say when he gets bumped and fails
to learn the lesson from the bump. I said, "Next time I shall be
more careful."
Learn? No! Within a month I was on the street a Saturday night when
another gentleman drove into town. He stopped on the public square
and stood up in his buggy. "Let the prominent citizens gather
around me, for I am going to give away dollars."
Immediately all the prominent "suckers" crowded around the buggy.
"Gentlemen, I am introducing this new medicinal soap that cures all
diseases humanity is heir to. Now just to introduce and advertise,
I am putting these cakes of Wonder Soap in my hat. You see I am
hat. Now who will give me five dollars for the privilege of taking
a cake of this wonderful soap from my hat--any cake you want, gentlemen!"
around it! I jumped over the rest to shove my five (two weeks' farm
disappeared. I never knew where it went. The man whipped up his
My "Fool Drawer"
and therefore good picking. They began to let me in on the ground
could stick. Whenever anybody let me in on the ground floor it
seemed like I would always slide on thru and land in the cellar.
I used to have a drawer in my desk I called my "fool drawer." I
kept my investments in it. I mean, the investments I did not have
to lock up. You get the pathos of that--the investments nobody
open that drawer and "view the remains."
I had in that drawer the deed to my Oklahoma corner-lots. Those
doubled. They still exist on the blueprint and the Oklahoma
metropolis on paper is yet a wide place in the road.
I had in that drawer my deed to my rubber plantation. Did you ever
hear of a rubber plantation in Central America? That was mine.
I had there my oil propositions. What a difference, I have learned,
I used to wonder how I ever could spend my income. I do not wonder now.
I wonder how I will make it.
I had in that drawer my "Everglade" farm. Did you ever hear of the
I had also a bale of mining stock. I had stock in gold mines and
silver mines. Nobody knows how much mining stock I have owned.
my gold and silver mine stock, I often noticed that it was printed
they wanted it to harmonize with me! And I would realize I had so
much to live for--the dividends. I have been so near the dividends
I could smell them. Only one more assessment, then we will cut the
melon! I have heard that all my life and never got a piece of the rind.
Why go farther? I am not half done confessing. Each bump only
increased my faith that the next ship would be mine. Good, honest,
retired ministers would come periodically and sell me stock in some
new enterprise that had millions in it--in its prospectus. I would
buy because I knew the minister was honest and believed in it. He
was selling it on his reputation. Favorite dodge of the promoter to
get the ministers to sell his shares.
I was also greatly interested in companies where I put in one
stock. That was doubling and trebling my money over night. An old
banker once said to me, "Why don't you invest in something that
had no imagination! Nothing interested me that did not offer fifty
or a hundred per cent.--then. Give me the five per cent. now!
By the time I was thirty-four I was a rich man in worthless paper.
It would have been better for me if I had thrown about all my
savings into the bottom of the sea.
Then I got a confidential letter from a friend of our family I had
never met. His name was Thomas A. Cleage, and he was in the Rialto
Building, St. Louis, Missouri. He wrote me in extreme confidence,
rent my manly bosom as I read that letter from this man who said he
was a friend of our family. "You have been selected because you are
a prominent citizen and have a large influence in your community.
He knew me! He was the only man who did know me. So I took the
"Because of your tremendous influence you have been selected to go
train for St. Louis. I was afraid somebody might beat me there if
money for Tom, the friend of our family. But I see now I need not
have hurried so. They would have waited a month with the
sheep-shears ready. Lambie, lambie, lambie, come to St. Louis!
I don't get any sympathy from this crowd. You laugh at me. You
respect not my feelings. I am not going to tell you a thing that
O, I am so glad I went to St. Louis. Being naturally bright, I
could not learn it at home, back in Ohio. I had to go clear down to
St. Louis to Tom Cleage's bucket-shop and pay him eleven hundred
dollars to corner the wheat market of the world. That is all I paid
him. I could not borrow any more. I joined what he called a "pool."
I think it must have been a pool, for I know I fell in and got
That bump set me to thinking. My fever began to reduce. I got the
thirty-third degree in financial suckerdom for only eleven hundred
I have always regarded Tom as one of my great school teachers. I
have always regarded the eleven hundred as the finest investment I
had made up to that time, for I got the most out of it. I do not
feel hard toward goldbrick men and "blue sky" venders. I sometimes
feel that we should endow them. How else can we save a sucker? You
cannot tell him anything, because he is naturally bright and knows
better. You simply have to trim him till he bleeds.
I Am Cured
sentence, You cannot get something for nothing. Life just begins to
a big ad, "Grasp a Fortune Now!" I will not do it! I stop my
subscription to that paper. I simply will not take a paper with
that ad in it, for I have graduated from that class.
I will not grasp a fortune now. Try me, I dare you! Bring a
fortune right up on this platform and put it down there on the
floor. I will not grasp it. Come away, it is a coffee-pot!
Today when somebody offers me much more than the legal rate of
interest I know he is no friend of our family.
If he offers me a hundred per cent. I call for the police!
Meeting is adjourned. I select the waste-basket. Here, get in there
O, Absalom, Absalom, my son, my son! Learn it early in life. The
law of compensation is never suspended. You only own what you earn.
You can't get something for nothing. If you do not learn it, you
selected to receive a thousand per cent. dividends," it means you
took me up into his office after the lecture in which I had related
some of the above experiences. "The audience laughed with you and
community year after year. I wish you could see what I have to see.
out of our community every year into just such wildcat enterprises
as you described. The saddest part of it is that the money nearly
Absalom, wake up! This is bargain night for you. I paid eleven
Learn that the gambler never owns his winnings. The man who
accumulates by sharp practices or by undue profits never owns it.
Even the young person who has large fortune given him does not own
This is true physically, mentally, morally. You only own what you
have earned and stored in your life, not merely in your pocket,
stomach or mind.
I often think if it takes me thirty-four years to begin to learn
To me that is one of the great arguments for eternal life--how slowly
I learn, and how much there is to learn. It will take an eternity!
Those Commencement Orations
The young person says, "By next June I shall have finished my
Bless them all! They will have put another string on their fiddle.
After they "finish" they have a commencement, not an end-ment, as
that life is one infinite succession of commencements and
promotions!
I love to attend commencements. The stage is so beautifully
geraniums along the front of the stage and a big oleander on the
side. There is a long-whiskered rug in the middle. The graduates
sit in a semicircle upon the stage in their new patent leather. I
know how it hurts. It is the first time they have worn it.
Then they make their orations. Every time I hear their orations I
like them better, because every year I am getting younger. Damsel
Number One comes forth and begins:
"Beyond the Alps (sweep arms forward to the left, left arm leading)
lieth Italy!" (Bring arms down, letting fingers follow the wrist.
How embarrassing at a commencement for the fingers not to follow
sweeps downward and the fingers remain up in the air. So by all
means, let the fingers follow the wrist, just as the elocution
teacher marked on page 69.)
Applause, especially from relatives.
Sweet Girl Graduate Number 2, generally comes second. S. G. G. No.
2 stands at the same leadpencil mark on the floor, resplendent in
a filmy creation caught with something or other.
"We (hands at half-mast and separating) are rowing (business of
truths that you have memorized, but not vitalized.
You get the most beautiful and sublime truths from Emerson's
essays. (How did they ever have commencements before Emerson?) But
that is not knowing them. You cannot know them until you have lived
them. It is a grand thing to say, "Beyond the Alps lieth Italy,"
up over Alps of difficulty and seeing the Italy of promise and
My Maiden Sermon
Did you ever hear him preach his "maiden sermon"? I wish you had heard
mine. I had a call. At least, I thought I had a call. I think now I
was "short-circuited." The "brethren" waited upon me and told me I had
been "selected": Maybe this was a local call, not long distance.
They gave me six weeks in which to load the gospel gun and get
ready for my try-out. I certainly loaded it to the muzzle.
But I made the mistake I am trying to warn you against. Instead of
going to the one book where I might have gotten a sermon--the book
of my experience, I went to the books in my father's library. "As
chunk of Shakespeare and nailed it on page five of my sermon. "List
to the poet Tennyson." Come here, Lord Alfred. So I soldered these
fragments from the books together with my own native genius. I
worked that sermon up into the most beautiful splurges and spasms.
I bedecked it with metaphors and semaphores. I filled it with
climaxes, both wet and dry. I had a fine wet climax on page
fourteen, where I had made a little mark in the margin which meant
"cry here." This was the spilling-point of the wet climax. I was to
I committed it all to memory, and then went to a lady who taught
I got the most beautiful gestures nailed into almost every page.
You know about gestures--these things you make with your arms in
the air as you speak. You can notice it on me yet.
I am not sneering at expression. Expression is a noble art. All
life is expression. But you have to get something to express. Here
I made my mistake. I got a lot of fine gestures. I got an
necktie, but failed to get any man to hang it upon. I got up before
a mirror for six weeks, day by day, and said the sermon to the
and that sermon would not have hesitated.
Then came the grand day. The boy wonder stood forth and before his
large and enthusiastic concourse delivered that maiden sermon more
grandly than ever to a mirror. Every gesture went off the bat
it was in me. But I certainly got it all out that day!
last man out of the church--and I hurried. But they beat me
out--all nine of them. When I went out the door, the old sexton
said as he jiggled the key in the door to hurry me, "Don't feel
I cried all the way to town. If he had plunged a dagger into me he
would not have hurt me so much. It has taken some years to learn
that the old man was right. I had wonderful truth in that sermon.
No sermon ever had greater truth, but I had not lived it. The old
man meant I did not know my own sermon.
So, children, when you prepare your commencement oration, write
about what you know best, what you have lived. If you know more
"Peeling Potatoes," and you are most likely to hear the applause
peal from that part of your audience unrelated to you.
Out of every thousand books published, perhaps nine hundred of them
do not sell enough to pay the cost of printing them. As you study
been lived. Perhaps the books that fail have just as much of truth
in them and they may even be better written, yet they lack the
vital impulse. They come out of the author's head. The books that
live must come out of his heart. They are his own life. They come
surging and pulsating from the book of his experience.
The best part of our schooling comes not from the books, but from
the men behind the books.
We study agriculture from books. That does not make us an
agriculturist. We must take a hoe and go out and agricult. That is
You Must Live Your Song
There was never a poem sung,
So many young people think because they have a good voice and they have
and irrigation and gargling of the throat are merely symptoms of
a singer--merely neckties. Singers look better with neckties.
They think the song comes from the diaphragm. But it comes from the
heart, chaperoned by the diaphragm. You cannot sing a song you have
Summer." She sang it with every note so well placed, with the
sweetest little trills and tendrils, with the smile exactly like
her teacher had taught her. Jessie exhibited all the machinery and
trimmings for the song, but she had no steam, no song. She sang the
notes. She might as well have sung, "Pop, Goes the Weasel."
The audience politely endured Jessie. That night a woman sang in
the same tent "The Last Rose of Summer." She had never been to
tremendous feeling it demands. The audience went wild. It was a
case of Gussie and Bill Whackem.
All this was gall and wormwood to Jessie. "Child," I said to her,
all right and you have a better voice than that woman, but you
cannot sing "The Last Rose of Summer" yet, for you do not know very
much about the first rose of summer. And really, I hope you'll
never know the ache and disappointment you must know before you can
sing that song, for it is the sob of a broken-hearted woman. Learn
lives? That is why they "execute" them.
The guest of honor at a dinner in a Chicago club was a woman who is
Isn't it great to have friends and a fine home and money?" she
said. "I have had such a struggle in my life. I have lived on one
meal a day and didn't know where the next meal was coming from. I
know what it is to be left alone in the world upon my own
discouraged and down and out. It was in my little back-room, the
only home I had, that I began to write songs. I wrote them for my
own relief. I was writing my own life, just what was in my own
heart and what the struggles were teaching me. No one is more
surprised and grateful that the world seems to love my songs and
asks for more of them."
The woman was Carrie Jacobs-Bond, who wrote "The Perfect Day,"
"Just a Wearyin' for You," "His Lullaby" and many more of those
simple little songs so full of the pathos and philosophy of life
that they tug at your heart and moisten your eyes.
Anybody could write those songs--just a few simple words and notes.
No. Books of theory and harmony and expression only teach us how to
song, but only the skeleton into which our own life must breathe
The woman who sat there clad in black, with her sweet, expressive
the University of Hard Knocks. She here became the song philosopher
had never struggled with discouragement, sickness, poverty and
appeal to the multitudes who have the same battles.
songs that are trashy and voice the tawdriest human impulses, yet
it is a tribute to the good elements in humanity that the
wholesome, uplifting sentiments in Carrie Jacobs-Bond's songs
My friends, I am not arguing that you and I must drink the dregs of
defeat, or that our lives must fill up with poverty or sorrow, or
become wrecks. But I am insisting upon what I see written all
around me in the affairs of everyday life, that none of us will
ever know real success in any line of human endeavor until that
success flows from the fullness of our experience just as the songs
came from the life of Carrie Jacobs-Bond.
The world is full of theorists, dreamers, uplifters, reformers, who
have worthy visions but are not able to translate them into
looking upward, and half the time their feet are in the flower-beds
or trampling upon their fellow men they dream of helping. Their
ideas must be forged into usefulness available for this day upon
Many of the most brilliant theorists have been the greatest
There are a thousand who can tell you what is the matter with
things to one person who can give you a practical way to fix them.
I used to have respect amounting to reverence for great readers and
book men. I used to know a man who could tell in what book almost
was a walking library index. I thought him a most wonderful man.
Indeed, in my childhood I thought he was the greatest man in the
He was a remarkable man--a great reader and with a memory that
retained it all. That man could recite chapters and volumes.
He could give you almost any date. He could finish almost any quotation.
His conversation was largely made up of classical quotations.
But he was one of the most helpless men I have ever seen in
practical life. He seemed to be unable to think and reason for
himself. He could quote a page of John Locke, but somehow the page
didn't supply the one sentence needed for the occasion. The man was
a misfit on earth. He was liable to put the gravy in his coffee
and the gasoline in the fire. He seemed never to have digested any
of the things in his memory. Since I have grown up I always think
of that man as an intellectual cold storage plant.
the Book of Human Experience the "sermons in stones" and the "books
in running brooks." Most fortunate is he who has learned to read
understandingly from it.
Note the sweeping, positive statements of the young person.
Note the cautious, specific statements of the person who has lived
Our education is our progress from the sweeping, positive,
wholesale statements we have not proved, to the cautious, specific
statements we have proved.
Many audiences are gathered into this one audience. Each person
of Human Experience. Each has a different fight to make and a
different burden to carry. Each one of us has more trouble than
I know there are chapters of heroism in the lives of you older
ones. You have cried yourselves to sleep, some of you, and walked
A good many of you were bumped today or yesterday, or maybe years
You came here thinking that perhaps you would forget your trouble
Never do this many gather but what there are some with aching hearts.
And you young people here with lives like June mornings, are not
much interested in this lecture. You are polite and attentive
man talking about? I haven't had these things and I'm not going to
have them, either!"
Maybe some of you are naturally bright!
You are going to be bumped. You are going to cry yourselves to
sleep. You are going to walk the floor when you cannot sleep. Some
trust most betray you. Maybe, betray you with a kiss. You will go
through your Gethsemane. You will see your dearest plans wrecked.
You will see all that seems to make life livable lost out of your
horizon. You will say, "God, let me die. I have nothing more
For all lives have about the same elements. Your life is going to
bumps and the tears, that all these things somehow are necessary to
promote our education.
These bumps and hard knocks do not break the fiddle--they turn the pegs.
These bumps and tragedies and Waterloos draw the strings of the
pitch, where the discords fade from our lives and where the music
divine and harmonies celestial come from the same old strings that
unworthy go out of our lives and as peace, harmony, happiness, love
and understanding come into our lives.
Memories of the Price We Pay
I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth, altho it is quite
tie a red string around our spoons when we loaned them for the
Nobody ever traded with us by mistake.
Do you remember the first money you ever earned? I do. I walked
several miles into the country those old reaper days and gathered
sheaves. That night I was proud when that farmer patted me on the
cheerful old miser put a nickel in my blistered hand. That nickel
looked bigger than any money I have since handled.
Yet I was years learning it is much easier to make money than to
means green sixteen. But remember again, only green things grow.
haven't changed much since. I kept still about my age. I was
that I thought would make it go. My first rule was, Make 'em study.
My second, Make, em recite. That is, fill 'em up and then empty 'em.
My third and most important rule was, Get your money!
I walked thirteen miles a day, six and a half miles each way, most of
the time, to save money. I think I had all teaching methods in use.
With the small fry I used a small paddle to win their confidence and
arouse their enthusiasm for an education. With the pupils larger and
more muscular than their teacher I used love and moral suasion.
day came from all over the township. They were so glad our school
was closing they all turned out to make it a success. They brought
shut my eyes and see it yet. I can see my pupils coming forward to
speak their "pieces." I hardly knew them and they hardly knew me,
for we were "dressed up." Many a head showed father had mowed it
with the sheepshears. Mother had been busy with the wash-rag--clear
back of the ears! And into them! So many of them wore collars that
I can see them speaking their "pieces." I can see "The Soldier of
the Legion lay dying in Algiers." We had him die again that day,
and he had a lingering end as we executed him. I can see "The boy
"Mary's little lamb" come slipping over the stage. I see the
tow-headed patriot in "Give me liberty or give me death." I feel
"Give me death."
There came a breathless hush as "teacher" came forward as the last
act on the bill to say farewell. It was customary to cry. I wanted
to yell. Tomorrow I would get my money! I had a speech I had been
saying over and over until it would say itself. But somehow when I
got up before that "last day of school" audience and opened my
mouth, it was a great opening, but nothing came out. It came out of
my eyes. Tears rolled down my cheeks until I could hear them
spatter on my six-dollar suit.
And my pupils wept as their dear teacher said farewell. Parents
wept. It was a teary time. I only said, "Weep not for me, dear
friends. I am going away, but I am coming back." I thought to cheer
them up, but they wept the more.
Next day I drew my money. I had it all in one joyous wad--$240. I
was going home with head high and aircastles even higher. But I
never got home with the money. Talk about the fool and his money
For on the way home I met Deacon K, and he borrowed it all. Deacon K
was "such a good man" and a "pillar of the church." I used to wonder,
"due at corncutting," as we termed that annual fall-time paying up
season. I really thought a note was not necessary, such was my
"due at corncutting," as a souvenir of my first schoolteaching.
Deacon K has gone from earth. He has gone to his eternal reward. I
but I paid all the money I got from it--two hundred and forty
thirteen-mile-a-day dollars to learn one thing I could not learn
from the books, that it takes less wisdom to make money, than it
it may be safer to do business with a first-class sinner than with
Which is no slap at the church, but at its worst enemies, the foes
A lyceum bureau once sent me back to my home town to lecture. I
imagine most lecturers have a hard time lecturing in the home town.
Their schoolmates and playmates are apt to be down there in the
front rows with their families, and maybe all the old scores have
not yet been settled. The boy he fought with may be down there.
Perhaps the girl who gave him the "mitten" is there.
And he has gotten his lecture out of that home town. The heroes and
come to hear him. "Is not this the carpenter's son?" Perhaps this
is why some lecturers and authors are not so popular in the home
I went back to the same hall to speak, and stood upon the same platform
where twenty-one years before I had stood to deliver my graduating oration,
when in impassioned and well modulated tones I had exclaimed,
"Greece is gone and Rome is no more, but fe-e-e-e-ear not,
Then I went back to the little hotel and sat up alone in my room
half the night living it over. Time was when I thought anybody who
time had come when I knew the person who could go on living in any
years before, just before commencement. I had not seen the picture
alone with a picture of your classmates taken twenty-one years
before? It is a memorable experience.
on them. They were so willing to take charge of the world. They
not the one you may be thinking of! No, it was Jim Lambert. He had
no brilliant career in view. He was dull and seemed to lack
a little sorry for Jim.
As commencement day approached, the committee of the class
appointed for that purpose took Jim back of the schoolhouse and
broke the news to him that they were going to let him graduate, but
they were not going to let him speak, because he couldn't make a
speech that would do credit to such a brilliant class. They hid Jim
on the stage back of the oleander commencement night.
The girl who was to become the authoress became the helloess in the
home telephone exchange, and had become absolutely indispensable to
the community. The girl who was to become the poetess became the
stamp-licking department of the home postoffice. The boy who was
Most of them were doing very well even Jim Lambert. Jim had become
the head of one of the big manufacturing plants of the South, with
a lot of men working for him. The committee that took him out
behind the schoolhouse to inform him he could not speak at
commencement, would now have to wait in line before a frosted door
marked, "Mr. Lambert, Private." They would have to send up their
cards, and the watchdog who guards the door would tell them, "Cut
it short, he's busy!" before they could break any news to him
They hung a picture of Mr. Lambert in the high school at the last
alumni meeting. They hung it on the wall near where the oleander
Dull boy or girl--you with your eyes tear-dimmed sometimes because
you do not seem to learn like some in your classes can you not get
a bit of cheer from the story of Jim?
Hours pass, and still as I sat in that hotel room I was lost in
the barrel, and now as I called the roll on them, most of them that
I expected to go up had shaken down and some that I expected to
Congress and one had gone to the penitentiary. Some had gone to
brilliant success and some had gone down to sad failure. Some had
found happiness and some had found unhappiness. It seemed as tho
almost every note on the keyboard of human possibility had been
When that picture was taken the oldest was not more than eighteen,
yet most of them seemed already to have decided their destinies.
The only changes had come where God had come into a life to uplift
it, or where Mammon had entered to pull it down. And I saw better
that the foolish dreams of success faded before the natural
"the boy is father to the man."
The boy who skimmed over his work in school was skimming over his
work as a man. The boy who went to the bottom of things in school
was going to the bottom of things in manhood. Which had helped him
Jim Lambert had merely followed the call of talents unseen in him
The lazy boy became a "tired" man. The industrious boy became an
industrious man. The sporty boy became a sporty man. The
domineering egotist boy became the domineering egotist man.
The boy who traded knives with me and beat me--how I used to envy
him! Why was it he could always get the better of me? Well, he went
years afterwards, he was doing time in the state penitentiary for
forgery. He was now called a bad man, when twenty-one years ago
when he did the same things on a smaller scale they called him
smart and bright.
The "perfectly lovely" boy who didn't mix with the other boys, who
combed, and said, "If you please," used to hurt me. He was the
teacher's model boy. All the mothers of the community used to say
He'll be President of the United States some day, and you'll be in
jail." But Model Harry sat around all his life being a model. I
believe Mr. Webster defines a model as a small imitation of the
real thing. Harry certainly was a successful model. He became a
bumping--and who got it--who really grew.
age I didn't pay much attention to them. I regarded them as in the
class--our real pretty girl who won the vase in the home paper
beauty contest. Clarice went right on remaining in the social
spotlight, primping and flirting. She outshone all the rest. But it
seemed like she was all out-shine and no in-shine. She mistook
popularity for success. The boys voted for her, but did not marry
her. Most of the girls who shone with less social luster became the
happy homemakers of the community.
But as I looked into the face of Jim Lambert in the picture, my
heart warmed at the sight of another great success--a sweet-faced
irish lass who became an "old maid." She had worked day by day all
these years to support a home and care for her family. She had kept
Frank was the boy I had envied. He had everything--a fine home,
a loving father, plenty of money, opportunity and a great career
awaiting him. And he was bright and lovable and talented.
Everybody said Frank would make his mark in the world and make
the town proud of him.
I was the janitor of the schoolhouse. Some of my classmates will
carried in the coal. After commencement my career seemed to end and
the careers of Frank and the rest of them seemed to begin. They
were going off to college and going to do so many wonderful things.
But the week after commencement I had to go into a printing office,
roll up my sleeves and go to work in the "devil's corner" to earn
my daily bread. Seemed like it took so much bread!
Many a time as I plugged at the "case" I would think of Frank and wonder
why some people had all the good things and I had all the hard things.
Twenty-one years afterward as I got off the train in the home town,
I asked, "Where is he?" We went out to the cemetery, where I stood
I had the story of a tragedy--the tragedy of modern unpreparedness.
a fortune, broke his father's heart, shocked the community, and
It revived the memory of the story of Ben Hur.
Do you remember it? The Jewish boy is torn from his home in
disgrace. He is haled into court and tried for a crime he never
committed. Ben Hur did not get a fair trial. Nobody can get a fair
Then they condemn him. They lead him away to the galleys. They
chain him to the bench and to the oar. There follow the days and
helpless victim of a mocking fate.
That seems to be your life and my life. In the kitchen or the
office, or wherever we work we seem so often like slaves bound to
seems one futureless round of drudgery. We wonder why. We often
look across the street and see somebody who lives a happier life.
That one is chained to no oar. See what a fine time they all have.
Why must we pull on the oar?
they, too, pull on the oar and feel the lash. Most likely they are
circus. See Messala, the haughty Roman, and see! Ben Hur from the
galleys in the other chariot pitted against him. Down the course
will win?" "The man with the stronger forearms," they whisper.
There comes the crucial moment in the race. See the man with the
stronger forearms. They are bands of steel that swell in the
forearms of Ben Hur. They swing those flying Arabians into the
forearms? From the galleys!
Sooner or later you and I are to learn that Providence makes no
mistakes in the bookkeeping. As we pull on the oar, so often lashed
by grim necessity, every honest effort is laid up at compound
interest in the bank account of strength. Sooner or later the time
comes when we need every ounce. Sooner or later our chariot race is
those around us fall--and it is won with the forearms earned in the
That is why I thanked God as I stood at the grave of my classmate.
and for the circumstances that compelled it.
I am not an example of success.
But I am a very grateful pupil in the first reader class of The
THERE is a little silvery sheet of water in Minnesota called Lake Itasca.
There is a place where a little stream leaps out from the lake.
"Ole!" you will exclaim, "the lake is leaking. What is the name of
"Creek! It bane no creek. It bane Mississippi river."
It wabbles around thru the woods of Minnesota. It doesn't know
Paul came on the road to Damascus. The place of the "heavenly vision."
It is the place where gravity says, "Little Mississippi, do you
The little Mississippi starts south. He says to the people,
"Goodbye, folks, I am going south." The folks at Itascaville say,
"Why, Mississippi, you are foolish. You hain't got water enough to
out of the county. The Mississippi is only trying to go south.
The Mississippi knows nothing about the Gulf of Mexico. He does not
know that he has to go hundreds of miles south. He is only trying
to go south. He has not much water, but he does not wait for a
relative to die and bequeath him some water. That is a beautiful
He goes a foot south, then another foot south. He goes a mile
south. He picks up a little stream and he has some more water. He
goes on south. He picks up another stream and grows some more. Day
by day he picks up streamlets, brooklets, rivulets. Business is
My friends, here is one of the best pictures I can find in nature
of what it seems to me our lives should be. I hear a great many
orations, especially in high school commencements, entitled, "The
Value of a Goal in Life." But the direction is vastly more
important than the goal. Find the way your life should go, and then
We do not have to figure out how far we have to go, nor how many
Success is not tomorrow or next year. Success is now. Success is
every day in flowing and growing. The Mississippi is a success in
Minnesota as well as on south.
more natural life, so that we can hear the call. We are all called.
Remember, the Mississippi goes south. If he had gone any other
Three wonderful things develop as the Mississippi goes on south.
2. He overcomes his obstacles and develops his power.
3. He blesses the valley, but the valley does not bless him.
You never meet the Mississippi after he starts south, but what he
is going on south and growing greater. You never meet him but what
he says, "Excuse me, but I must go on south."
The Mississippi gets to St. Paul and Minneapolis. He is a great
river now--the most successful river in the state. But he does not
Everywhere you meet him he is going on south and growing greater.
Do you know why the Mississippi goes on south? To continue to be
the Mississippi. If he should stop and stagnate, he would not be
the Mississippi, river. he would become a stagnant, poisonous pond.
That is why I am making it the slogan of my life--GO ON SOUTH AND
GROW GREATER! I hope I can make you remember that and say it over
schoolrooms, over the business houses and homes--GO ON SOUTH AND
retire. Even young people as they start south and make some little
knee-pants achievement, some kindergarten touchdown, succumb to
their press notices. Their friends crowd around them to congratulate
them. "I must congratulate you upon your success. You have arrived."
So many of those young goslings believe that. They quit and get
canned. They think they have gotten to the Gulf of Mexico when they
have not gotten out of the woods of Minnesota. Go on south!
We can protect ourselves fairly well from our enemies, but heaven
deliver us from our fool friends.
It makes them work harder.
The Plague of Incompetents
Civilization is mostly a conspiracy to keep us from going very far south.
The one who keeps on going south defies custom and becomes unorthodox.
But contentment with present achievement is the damnation of the race.
The mass of the human family never go on south far enough to
become good servants, workmen or artists. The young people get a
smattering and squeeze into the bottom position and never go on
south to efficiency and promotion. They wonder why their genius is
not recognized. They do not make it visible.
think that is being a stenographer, when it is merely a symptom of
a stenographer. They mangle the language, grammar, spelling,
minds on the movies.
Nine out of ten workmen cannot be trusted to do what they advertise
to do, because they have never gone south far enough to become
efficient. Many a professional man is in the same class.
Half of our life is spent in getting competents to repair the
botchwork of incompetents.
No matter how well equipped you are, you are never safe in your job
You must go on south to be safe.
Strickland Gillilan, America's great poet-humorist, say, "Egotism
is the opiate that Nature administers to deaden the pains of mediocrity.
are so prone to say, "I am aging rapidly." It pays to advertise. We
We say, "I've seen my best days." And the undertaker goes and
so far, and tomorrow is going to be better on south.
A-B-C's. I do not utter that as a bit of sentiment, but as the
great fundamental of our life. I hope the oldest in years sees that
best. I hope he says, "I am just beginning. Just beginning to
brings us a larger vision. Infinity, Eternity, Omnipotence,
Omniscience are all on south.
moment for all the years before it. I have their footings at
compound interest! They are dead. This is life.
Birthdays and Headmarks
Yesterday I had a birthday. I looked in the glass and communed with
my features. I saw some gray hairs coming. Hurrah!
You know what gray hairs are? Did you ever get a headmark in school?
Gray hairs are silver headmarks in our education as we go on south.
first reader hair will pass and you'll get promoted as you go on south.
worry. Do you know why corporations sometimes say they do not want
to employ gray-headed men? They have found that so many of them
These same corporations send out Pinkertons and pay any price for
gray-headed men--gray on the outside and green on the inside. They
are the most valuable, for they have the vision and wisdom of many
years and the enthusiasm and "pep" and courage of youth.
list, retires himself. He quits going on south.
The most wonderful person in the world is the one who has lived
person in the pulpit, in the schoolroom, in the office, behind the
help, sympathy, love.
I am happy today as I look back over my life. I have been trying to
lecture a good while. I am almost ashamed to tell you how long, for
I ought to know more about it by this time. But when anybody says,
"I heard you lecture twenty years ago over at----" I stop him.
"Please don't throw it up to me now. I am just as ashamed of it as
you are. I am trying to do better now."
O, I want to forget all the past, save its lessons. I am just
beginning to live. If anybody wants to be my best friend, let him
come to me and tell me how to improve--what to do and what not to
do. Tell me how to give a better lecture.
Years ago a bureau representative who booked me told me my lectures
were good enough. I told him I wanted to get better lectures, for
I was so dissatisfied with what little I knew. He told me I could
never get any better. I had reached my limit. Those lectures were
the "limit." I shiver as I think what I was saying then. I want to
the people on the platform who were contented with their offerings,
were not trying to improve them, and were lost in admiration of
what they were doing, did not stay long on the platform. I have
watched them come and go, come and go. I have heard their fierce
"prejudiced" against them.
I wish I could have a birthday every minute!
Some people seem to string out to near a hundred years with mighty
few birthdays. Some people spin up to Methuselahs in a few years.
From what I can learn of Methuselah, he never grew past copper-toed
The more birthdays we have, the nearer we approach eternal youth!
acting, for she remains the "Divine Sarah" with no crippling of her
work. She looks younger than many women of half her years. "The
years are nothing to me."
Senator Henry Gassaway Davis, West Virginia's Grand Old Man, at
ninety-two was working as hard and hopefully as any man of the
multitudes in his employ. He was an ardent Odd Fellow, and one day
at ninety-two--just a short time before his passing--he went out to
the Odd Fellows' Home near Elkins, where he lived. On the porch of
the home was a row of old men inmates. The senator shook hands with
these men and one by one they rose from the bench to return his
The last man on the bench did not rise. He helplessly looked up at
the senator and said, "Senator, you'll have to excuse me from
getting up. I'm too old. When you get as old as I am, you'll not
"That's all right. But, my man, how old are you?"
"Senator, I'm old in body and old in spirit. I'm past sixty."
"My boy," laughed Senator Davis, "I was an Odd Fellow before
The senator at ninety-two was younger than the man "past sixty,"
When I was a little boy I saw them bring the first phonograph that
Mr. Edison invented into the meeting at Lakeside, Ohio. The people
But the people said, "Mr. Edison has succeeded." There was one man
who did not believe that Mr. Edison had succeeded. His name was
Thomas Alva Edison. He had gotten to St. Paul, and he went on
south. A million people would have stopped there and said, "I have
arrived." They would have put in their time litigating for their
Mr. Edison has said that his genius is mainly his ability to keep
other day, and she wrote me that the great inventor showed her one
invention. "I made over seven thousand experiments and failed
"Why make so many experiments?"
"I know more than seven thousand ways now that won't work."
I doubt if there are ten men in America who could go on south in
diamond-pointed phonograph. I am sure if we could bring Mr. Edison
to this platform and ask him, "Have you succeeded?" he would say
"I have not succeeded. I am succeeding. All I have done only shows
me how much there is yet to do."
That is success supreme. Not "succeeded" but "succeeding."
Moses Begins at Eighty
Moses, the great Hebrew law-giver, was eighty years old before he
started south. It took him eighty years to get ready. Moses did not
If Moses had retired at seventy-nine, we'd never have heard of him.
If Moses had retired to a checkerboard in the grocery store or to
fifty-four," he would have become the seventeenth mummy on the
Imagine Moses living today amidst the din of the high school
orations on "The Age of the Young Man" and the Ostler idea that you
are going down hill at fifty. Imagine Moses living on "borrowed
time" when he becomes the leader of the Israelite host.
I would see his scandalized friends gather around him. "Moses! Moses!
what is this we hear? You going to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land?
Why, Moses, you are an old man. Why don't you act like an old man?
You are liable to drop off any minute. Here is a pair of slippers.
I think I would hear Moses say, "No, no, I am just beginning to see
what to do. Watch things happen from now on. Children of
Israel, forward, march!"
I see Moses at eighty starting for the Wilderness so fast Aaron
can hardly keep up. Moses is eighty-five and busier and more
enthusiastic than ever. The people say, "Isn't Moses dead?" "No."
They appoint a committee to bury Moses. You cannot do anything in
America without a committee. The committee gets out the invitations
and makes all the arrangements for a gorgeous funeral next
Then I see the committee waiting on Moses. That is what a committee
does--it "waits" on something or other. And this committee goes up
to General Moses' private office. It is his busy day. They have to
stand in line and wait their turn. When they get up to Moses' desk,
the great prophet says, "Boys, what is it? Cut it short, I'm busy."
The committee begins to weep. "General Moses, you are a very old
man. You are eighty-five years old and full of honors. We are the
committee duly authorized to give you gorgeous burial. The funeral
I see Moses look over his appointments. "Next Thursday?
Why, boys, every hour is taken next Thursday. I simply cannot
attend my funeral next Thursday."
They cannot bury Moses. He cannot attend. You cannot bury anybody
until he consents. It is bad manners! The committee is so
mortified, for all the invitations are out. It waits.
Moses is eighty-six and the committee 'phones over, "Moses, can you
attend next Thursday?" And Moses says, "No, boys, you'll just have
attend it. I haven't even time to think about getting old."
The committee waits. Moses is ninety and rushed more than ever.
He is doing ten men's work and his friends all say he is killing
himself. But he makes the committee wait.
Moses is ninety-five and burning the candle at both ends.
He is a hundred. And the committee dies!
Moses goes right on shouting, "Onward!" He is a hundred and ten. He
is a hundred and twenty. Even then I read, "His eye was not dim,
nor his natural force abated." He had not time to stop and abate.
So God buried him. The committee was dead. O, friends, this is not
irreverence. It is joyful reverence. It is the message to all of
absorbed in our going that we'll fool the "committee."
All the multitudes of the Children of Israel died in the Wilderness.
They were afraid to go on south. Only two of them went on south--
The Indians once owned America. But they failed to go on south.
So another crop of Americans came into the limelight. If we modern
Americans do not go on south we will join the Indians, the auk
I am so sorry for the folks who quit, retire, "get on the shelf" or
live on "borrowed time."
on my shoulder, no matter how good clothes I wear.
They tell me nobody uses them right. The person going on south has
not time to look back and see how anybody uses him.
They say nobody loves them. Which is often a fact. Nobody loves the
They say, "Only a few more days of trouble, only a few more
they do with them when they get them there? They would be dill
child and I'm not happy now. Them was the best days of my life
childhood's palmy days."
again is confessing he has lost his memory. Anybody who can remember
If there is anybody who does not have a good time, if there is
anybody who gets shortchanged regularly, it is a child. I am so
I wish I could forget many of my childhood memories. I remember the
palmy days. And the palm!
I often wonder how I ever lived thru my childhood. I would not take
my chances living it thru again. I am not ungrateful to my parents.
nurture and admiration of the Lord. I am not just sure I quoted
I inherited was a Godly example and a large appetite. That was
about all there was to inherit. I cannot remember when I was not
hungry. I used to go around feeling like the Mammoth Cave, never
I never sit down as "company" at a dinner and see some little
children going sadly into the next room to "wait till the second
that my heart does not go out to them. I remember when I did that.
I can only remember about four big meals in a year. That was
"quart'ly meeting day." We always had a big dinner on "quart'ly
meeting day." Elder Berry would stay for dinner. His name was
Berry, but being "presiding elder," we called him Elder Berry.
Elder Berry always stayed for dinner. He was one of the easiest men
Mother would stay home from "quart'ly meeting" to get the big
and mother would stretch it clear across the room and put on two
table-cloths. She would lap them over in the middle, where the hole was.
long table and view the "promised land." I would see her set on the
jelly. We had so much jelly--red jelly, and white jelly, and blue
jelly. I don't just remember if they had blue jelly, but if they
was represented. I didn't know we had so much jelly till "quart'ly
meeting" day. I would watch the jelly tremble. Did you ever see
jelly tremble? I used to think it ought to tremble, for Elder Berry
was coming for dinner.
I would see mother put on the tallest pile of mashed potatoes you
ever saw. She would make a hollow in the top and fill it with
butter. I would see the butter melt and run down the sides, and I
would say, "Hurry, mother, it is going to spill!" O, how I wanted
nearest the fried chicken. The "company" would sit down. I used to
"company" had to come and gobble it up. They would fill the table
me to sit. Father would say, "You go into the next room, my boy,
and wait. There's no room for you at the table."
The hungriest one of that assemblage would have to go in the next
room and hear the big dinner. Did you ever hear a big dinner when
you felt like the Mammoth Cave? I used to think as I would sit in
the next room that heaven would be a place where everybody would
I would watch them thru the key-hole. It was going so fast. There
the neck! And I would hear them say, "Elder Berry, may we help you
Many a time after that, Elder Berry would come into the room where
boy?" He would come over to the remains of Brother Parlette's boy.
He would often put his hand in benediction upon my head.
My head was not the place that needed the benediction.
He would say, "My boy, I want you to have a good time now." Now!
When all the chicken was gone and he had taken the neck! "My boy,
The dear old liar! I was seeing the worst days of my life. If there
good time, it's a child. Life has been getting better ever since,
more like mine like a piece of sandpaper. There are chapters of
happiness undreamed of in his philosophy.
afterwhile the same child will hold a quart.
must hold a barrel! Go on south. Of course, I do not mean
circumference. But every year we go south increases our capacity
Afterwhile this old world gets too small for us and we go on south
Material things will grow old. This stage will grow old and stop.
I am not worried today over what I do not know. I used to be
worried. I used to say, "I have not time to answer you now!" But
And I have to say that to many questions, "I do not know." I often
would not stay to hear me.
But some day I shall know! I patiently wait for the answer. Every
day brings the answer to something I could not answer yesterday.
Overcoming Obstacles Develops Power
As the Mississippi River goes on south he finds obstacles along the
the river. It is many feet high, and many, many feet long. The
river cannot go on south. Watch him. He rises higher than the
Over the great power dam at Keokuk sweeps the Mississippi. And then
you see the struggle of overcoming the obstacle develops light and
the light and power from the struggle. The great city of St. Louis,
many miles away, throbs with the victory.
So that is why they spent the millions to build the obstacle--to
the river, but it took the obstacle and the overcoming to develop
it and make it useful.
That is exactly what happens when you and I overcome our obstacles.
but it is all latent and does no good until we overcome obstacles
And where the most obstacles are, there you find the most power to
be developed. So many of us do not understand that. We look
southward and we see the obstacles in the road. "I am so
many obstacles in the way."
obstacles. The presence of the obstacles means that there is a lot
I hear people saying, "I hope the time may speedily come when I
shall have no more obstacles to overcome!" When that time comes,
Life is going on south, and overcoming the obstacles. Death is
merely quitting.
along the street in almost any town and see the dead ones. There
depot. There they are in the hotel warming the chairs and making
the guests stand up. There they are--rows of retired farmers who
have quit work and moved to town to block improvements and die. But
they will never need anything more than burying.
For they are dead from the ears up. They have not thought a new
thought the past month. Sometimes they sit and think, but generally
Usually the deadest loafer is married to the livest woman. Nature
tries to maintain an equilibrium.
They do not join in to promote the churches and schools and big
brother movements. They growl at the lyceum courses and chautauquas,
because they "take money outa town." They do not take any of their
money "outa town." Ringling and Barnum & Bailey get theirs.
I do not smile as I refer to the dead. I weep. I wish I could
squirt some "pep" into them and start them on south.
last glimpse of the book in the running brook.
Go on South From Principle
Here we come to the most wonderful and difficult thing in life. It
is the supreme test of character. That is, Why go on south? Not for
for anything outside, but for the happiness that comes from within.
The Mississippi blesses the valley every day as he goes on south
and overcomes. But the valley does not bless the river in return.
its foul, muddy, poisonous streams back upon the Mississippi to
defile him. The Mississippi makes St. Paul and Minneapolis about
all the prosperity they have, gives them power to turn their mills.
But the Twin Cities merely throw their waste back upon their
The Mississippi does not resign. He does not tell a tale of woe. He
does not say, "I am not appreciated. My genius is not understood.
I am not going a step farther south. I am going right back to Lake
few miles below the Twin Cities and see how, by some mysterious
alchemy of Nature, the Mississippi has taken over all the poison
and the defilement, he has purified it and clarified it, and has
made it a part of himself. And he is greater and farther south!
He fattens upon bumps. Kick him, and you push him farther south.
"Hand him a lemon," and he makes lemonade.
Civilization conspires to defeat the Mississippi. Chicago's
drainage canal pollutes him. The flat, lazy Platte, three miles
those streams that unite to form the treacherous, sinful,
irresponsible lower Missouri; the big, muddy Ohio, the Arkansas,
Mississippi.
Day by day the Father of Waters goes on south, taking them over and
purifying them and making them a part of himself. Nothing can
discourage, divert nor defile him. No matter how poisonous he
becomes, he goes a few miles on south and he is all pure again.
Wonderful the book in the running brook! We let our life stream
become poisoned by bitter memories and bitter regrets. We carry
us, that sometimes we are bank to bank full of poison and a menace
sweet again. We forget what we ought to remember and remember what
we ought to forget. We need schools of memory, but we need schools
of forgettery, even more.
does not bless you very much? Have you sadly noted that the people
you help the most often are the least grateful in return?
receipt for your goodness; you will need a poultice every time you
There is nobody who does not have that to meet. The preacher, the
teacher, the editor, the man in office, the business man, the
father and mother--every one who tries to carry on the work of the
church, the school, the lyceum and chautauqua, the work that makes
for a better community, gets discouraged at times.
We fail to see what we are doing or why we are doing it. Sometimes
we sit down completely discouraged and say, "I'm done. I'm going to
quit. I have done my share. Nobody appreciates what I do. Let
somebody else do it awhile."
your heart. His business is to stop you from going south. His most
successful tool is discouragement, which is a wedge, and if he can
You do not go south and overcome your obstacles and bless the
valley for praise or blame, for appreciation or lack of it. You do
it to live. You do it to remain a living river and not a stagnant,
unhappy pond or swamp.
Almost everybody is deceived. We work from mixed motives. We fool
us a medal or resolutions, we want to quit. That is why there are
so many disappointed and disgruntled people in the world. They worked
O, how easy it is to say these things, and how hard it is to do them!
But because the Mississippi does these things, one day the train I
was riding stopped in Louisiana. We had come to a river so great
I watched them pile the steel train upon a ferry-boat. I watched
the boat crossing a river more than a mile wide. Standing upon the
north perhaps fifteen hundred miles to the little struggling
streamlet starting southward thru the forests of Minnesota, there
I thank God that I had gone a little farther southward in my own
conquering gloriously. You bear upon your bosom the commerce of
many nations. I know why. I saw you born, saw your struggles, saw
And may we read it into our own lives. May we get the vision of
which way to go, and then keep on going south--on and on, overcoming,
getting the lessons of the bumps, the strength from the struggle
and thus making it a part of ourselves, and thus growing greater.
Where shall we stop going south? At the Gulf of Mexico?
The Mississippi knows nothing about the gulf. He goes on south
many miles right out into the gulf.
And when he comes to the end of his physical banks, he pushes on
When you and I come to our Gulf of Mexico, we must push right on
And when physical banks fail, we go on south beyond this mere husk,
Going Up Life's Mountain
HOW often we say, "I wish I had a million!" Perhaps it is a
blessing that we have not the million. Perhaps it would make us
other people to make them lazy, selfish and unhappy.
O, the problem is not how to get money, but how to get rid of
money with the least injury to the race!
Perhaps getting the million would completely spoil us. Look at the
itself and the tabby cat has its million. So the tabby cat has to
If the burden were lifted from most of us we would go to wreck.
preparing? Do you ever think of the times that orator tried to
speak when he failed and went back to his room in disgrace,
mortified and broken-hearted? Thru it all there came the
discipline, experience and grim resolve that made him succeed.
When you hear the musician and note the ease and grace of the
performance, do you think of the years of struggle and overcoming
the actor, the author and every other one of attainment.
Do you note that the tropics, the countries with the balmiest
climates, produce the weakest peoples? Do you note that the
Do you note that people grow more in lean years than in fat years?
Crop failures and business stringencies are not calamities, but
they turn to God when hunger hits them. "Is not this Babylon that
I have builded?" says the Belshazzar of material prosperity as he
drinks to his gods. Then must come the Needful and Needless Knocks
handwriting upon the wall to save him.
You have to shoot many men's eyes out before they can see. You have
to crack their heads before they can think, knock them down before
bankrupt them before they can be rich.
Do you remember that they had to lock John Bunyan in Bedford jail
before he would write his immortal "Pilgrim's Progress"? It may be
that some of us will have to go to jail to do our best work.
Do you remember that one musician became deaf before he wrote music
the world will always hear? Do you remember that one author became
Do you remember that Saul of Tarsus would have never been
remembered had he lived the life of luxury planned for him? He had
to be scourged and fettered to become the Apostle to the Gentiles.
He, too, had to be sent to prison to write his immortal messages to
humanity. What throne-rooms are some prisons! And what prisons are
some throne-rooms!
rising from the ashes of defeat?
commencement day with your diplomas in your hands, and when your
and say, "Defeat to you! And struggles to you! And bumps to you!"
Go Up the Mountain
O UNIVERSITY OF HARD KNOCKS, we learn to love you more with each
that you are saving us from ourselves. But O, how most of us must
be bumped to see this!
great bump that struck me one morning in Los Angeles. It seemed as
tho twelve years of my life had dropped out of it, and had been
Were you ever bumped so hard you were numb? I was numb. I wondered
why I was living. I thought I had nothing more to live for. When a
the wounded dog. I wanted to crawl away to lick my wounds.
That is why I climbed Mount Lowe that day. I wanted to get alone.
It is a wonderful experience to climb Mount Lowe. The tourists go
up half a mile into Rubio Canyon, to the engineering miracle, the
triangular car that hoists them out of the hungry chasm thirty-five
hundred feet up the side of a granite cliff, to the top of Echo Mountain.
Here they find that Echo Mountain is but a shelf on the side of
Mount Lowe. Here they take an electric car that winds five miles on
Every minute a new thrill, and no two thrills alike. Five miles of
winding and squirming, twisting and ducking, dodging and summersaulting.
rockwall where his life depends upon the honesty of the man who drove
the nails. He may wonder if the man was working by the day or by the job!
Alpine Tavern. One cannot ride farther upward. This is not the summit,
upward from Alpine Tavern to the summit. It is three miles long
at the summit of Mount Lowe is to get a picture so wonderful it
cannot be described with this poor human vocabulary. It must be
feet, more than a mile, into the orange belt of Southern California.
It spreads out below in one great mosaic of turquoise and amber
and emerald, where the miles seem like inches, and where his
field-glass sweeps one panoramic picture of a hundred miles or more.
forty miles is the blue stretch of the Pacific Ocean, on westward
the faint outlines of Catalina Islands. The ocean seems so close
one could throw a pebble over into it. How a mountain does reduce
And Mount Lowe is but a shelf on the side of the higher Sierras.
The granite mountains rise higher to the northward, and to the east
All alone I scrambled up that three-mile trail to the summit. All
alone I stood upon the flat rock at the summit and looked down into
the swimming distances. I did not know why I had struggled up into
that mountain sanctuary, for I was not searching for sublimity. I
I saw clouds down in the valley below me. I had never before looked
down upon clouds. I thought of the cloud that had covered me in the
must be falling down there. The people must be saying, "The sun
that first mile. The sun was shining upon me, the sky was all blue
over me, and there were millions of miles of sunshine above me. I
A great light seemed to break over my stormswept soul. I am under
I must go on up the mountain to see it.
The years have been passing, the stormclouds have many times hidden
my sun. But I have always found the sun shining above them. No
matter how black and sunless today, when I have struggled on up the
mountain path, I have gotten above the clouds and found the sun
Each day as I go up the mountain I get a larger vision. The miles
that seem so great down in the valley, seem so small as I look down
upon them from higher up. Each day as I look back I see more
clearly the plan of a human life. The rocks, the curves and the
steepness of the ascent. The bumps are lifts. The things that seem
so important down in the smudgy, stormswept valley, seem so
unimportant as we go higher up the mountain to more important
Today I look back to the bump that sent me up Mount Lowe. I did not
see how I could live past that bump. The years have passed and I now
know it was one of the greatest blessings of my life. It closed one
gate, but it opened another gate to a better pathway up the mountain.
Late that day I was clambering down the side of Mount Lowe. Down in
the valley below me I saw shadows. Then I looked over into the
southwest and I could see the sun going down. I could see him sink
The glory of the sunset filled sea and sky with flames of gold and
fountains of rainbows. Such a sunset from the mountain-side is a
promise of heaven.
where I stood. I was farther up the mountain. I turned and looked
up to the summit. The beams of the setting sun were yet gilding
Mount Lowe's summit. It was night down in the valley, but it was
day on the mountain top!
That means, go on up!
Child of humanity, are you in the storm? Go on upward. Are you in
For the peace and the light are always above the storm and the
I am going on upward. Take my hand and let us go together. Mount Lowe
showed the way that dark day. There I heard the "sermons in stones."
Some day my night will come. It will spread over all this valley of
material things where the storms have raged.
But I shall be on the mountain top. I shall look down upon the
night, as I am learning to climb and look down upon the storms. I
shall be in the new day of the mountain-top, forever above the night.
I shall find this mountain-top just another shelf on the side of
the Mountain of Infinite Unfolding. I shall have risen perhaps only
the first mile. I shall have millions of miles yet to rise.
This will be another Commencement Day and Master's Degree. Infinite
the number on up. "Eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have
entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared
for them that love Him."
happiness now in our work, and not tomorrow for our work.
ought to buy them by the gross and send them to their friends."
ought to be read today and tomorrow and forevermore every
The Augsberg Teacher, a Magazine for Teachers, says:
world into a playground. Who will not confess that many
mortals take their work too seriously, and that to them it is a
within, and not among the things that lie at our feet. The
book before us is wholesome and vivacious. It provokes many
a smile, and beneath each one is a bit of wisdom it would do us
a world of good to learn. It recalls the saying of the wise man
`A merry heart doeth good like a medicine'."
Many who have read The Big Business of Life
mighty hard to beat.
The Best is Yet to Come
You Can't Get Something for Nothing
These booklets by Ralph Parlette are short stories adapted from
says. "Parlette's Beans and Nuts is just as good as the Message to
Garcia and will be handed around just us much. I have handed the book
to business men, to young fellows, bond salesmen and such, to our
own vice president, and they all want another copy to send to some
Employers in every line of business are buying quantities of "It's
William Jennings Bryan says of the booklet "Go On South": "It is
Charles Grilk of Davenport, says: "My two children and I read the
Mississippi River story together and we were thoroly delighted."
delight them more than any small present you can make.

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