Daily Thoughts & Issues

IN THIS ISSUE:

MARCH 28

Days left until the next millennium 01.01.3001

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Achieve Your Dreams

March 28 - A nuclear near-disaster occurs at Three Mile Island, PA, when a power plant malfunctions. (1979) * At Pigeon's Ranch, a stagecoach stop on the Santa Fe Trail (about 19 miles southeast of Santa Fe, NM), Confederate forces briefly prevailed over Union troops in what some have called the most important battle of the Civil War in the Southwest. (1862) It was feared that if Union troops failed to hold here, the Confederate forces would proceed to Fort Union and on to control of the rich gold fields of Colorado and California. * The controversial rock musical Hair opened at the Biltmore Theatre at New York City, after playing off-Broadway. (1968) For those who opposed the Vietnam War and the "Establishment," this was a defining piece of work - as evidenced by some of its songs, such as "Aquarius," "Hair," and "Let the Sunshine In." * NOAA 8 (US) Search and Rescue Satellite (SARSAT) launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base, CA to aid in locating ships and aircraft in distress. (1983) Hosmos 1383, launched July 1, 1982, by the USSR, in a cooperative rescue effort, is credited with saving more than 20 lives. * Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, March 28, 1865, leading some to compare Honest Abe to Christ. Two years before the assassination, Abe's son Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926) had been saved from a train accident by Booth's brother, Edwin. The Old Farmer's Almanac * Saint John Nepomucene Neumann, the first male saint of the US (1811). * Birthdays: Dirk Bogarde, Freddie Bartholomew, Irving (Swifty) Lazar, Ken Howard.

Avoid processed meats with nitrites!

DAILY THOUGHTS

Balancing is the discipline that gives us flexibility. Extraordinary flexibility is required for successful living in all spheres of activity. The Road Less Traveled

Midlife crisis used to be primarily the prerogative of men. For women, if anything, it was a referred crisis: the empty nest syndrome. Now that women's expectations include individual achievement and continuing self-development, midlife crisis has become very much a woman's issue. New Passages

The best way to teach a man how to use his mouth on you is with honey. He has to lick softly to get it off. - Angelina, 23 Best of 1001 Sex Secrets Every Man & Woman Should Know

Planning your child's first visit to the dentist?  Schedule a "happy visit" along with the examination. Select a dentist who will allow the child to ride up and down in the chair, squirt the water; play with the light, and create a smile from the inside out. Dr. Buff's 365 Day Parenting Calendar

Do you recognize the name of Reginald Kenneth Dwight? Gay & Lesbian Calendar ( Answer below.)

All intimate relationships require some degree of magic, because magic, not reason and will, accomplishes what the soul needs. Soul Mates

The confidence we have in others stems directly from our confidence in ourselves. - Francois, Duc de la Rochefoucauld. Achieve Your Dreams

Things to Be Happy About:  Juggling rolled-up socks. A moment of great suspense. Parks with gazebos. 14,000 Things to Be Happy About

If you want someone to listen to what you're saying, whisper it. Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me

All people have healing as a required lesson at some point in their lives. Even those who appear to have perfect lives, devoid of issues, will not be able to bypass this lesson. Life presents too many obstacles and tests for anyone to sail through completely unscathed. It is important that you take the time to nurture yourself toward wholeness.   If Life is a Game, These are the Rules

In the short run, in an artificial social system such as school, you may be able to get by if you learn how to manipulate the man-made rules - to "play the game."  In most one-shot or short-lived human interactions, you can use the Personality Ethic to get by and to make favorable impressions through charm and skill and pretending to be interested in other people's hobbies. But eventually, if there isn't deep integrity and fundamental character strength, the challenges of life will cause true motives to surface, and human relationship failure will replace short-term success. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

I you have trouble getting out the door on time, eliminate the major distractions that add to the morning chaos. Keep TVs, radios, C players, Walkmans and computers turned off.  Simplify Your Life (Editor: And don't check your email until you get home, unless it's for you business and then set up a separate account and check only that mail.)

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step." - Chinese proverb. Often the most stressful part of something is getting started. Try to take a small step today on something you may have been putting off. Stress Busters (Editor: Like finishing your taxes.)

Get a variety of buttons, some different color threads, and some sewing needles. Then suggest to your kids to sew cool buttons onto their colorful T-shirts. Make designs with the buttons, or sew them on any which way!. To Do Today

High expectations are the key to everything. - Sam Walton. Win the Day!

Sarcastico/a (sahrKAHSteekoh/kah) Sarcastic. Siempre haces comentarios sarcasticos. You're always making sarcastic remarks. Living Language

Answer: It belongs to superstar pop singer Elton John, who came out as bisexual in 1976 and as gay in 1994.

TODAY'S ISSUE: ACCEPTANCE

Wisdom never kicks at the iron walls it can't bring down. - Olive Schreiner

Acceptance of limits doesn't mean frustration; it can mean inner change, reconciliation, adjustment of our desires and ambitions to the things we can realistically achieve. We are asked not to give up but to surrender to a larger plan - in which we play a unique part.

Creative response to frustration is an enormously valuable lesson for parents to pass on to their children. One can't do it by preaching; children learn best by example. Children who see their parents meeting life's inevitable setbacks with imagination and the courage to change will have a better model for their own lives than children who see their parents responding with violence or abuse - of people or substances.

Some yelling and screaming may be appropriate, but when the echoes die down, creative imagination comes into play. The lived meaning of wisdom is in our small daily responses. If we can surrender, with humor and courage, the whole family will be stronger.

Kicking hurts my feet. Today I'll remember that not all paths end at a wall. Family Feelings

Hey Man: Did you make a difference yesterday? Let us know at Contact Us. Once in a while allow yourself to be one of the guys. What Every Man Needs to Know Want to make a difference but you don't know where to start?

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Strike IX: The story of a big East college forced to eliminate its baseball program and the team that refused to lose, Paul Lonardo.. In October, 1998, as fall practice was getting underway for the Providence College baseball team, the players and coaches learned that their sport was going to be eliminated after the 1999 season. Knowing that this was going to be the last year that baseball would be played at PC, the team decided to put their emotions and anger aside and make it a season to remember by becoming champions. This is the story of this historic year and the players who decided to make their statement on the field and show the school administration that they made a mistake. Infinity Publishing, infinitypublishing.com, 2009, ISBN 0-7414-5690-7

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  • Ted Braude - BoysWork - a columnist in the The Detroit Free Press "Body and Mind" section www.menstuff.org/columns/braude/archive.html
  • Armin Brott - A Father's Guide - hosts "Positive Parenting" on radio www.menstuff.org/columns/brott/archive.html
  • Dan Bulf - Get Real - weekly pod cast on men's issues - www.menstuff.org/columns/bulf/archive.html
  • Ken Byers - Transition - on men's life transitions - www.menstuff.org/columns/byers/archive.html
  • Sandra L. Caron - Sex Talk - college students get answers to their questions - www.menstuff.org/columns/sextalk/archive.html
  • Neil Chethik - Relationships - www.menstuff.org/columns/chethik/archive.html
  • Otto & Susie Collins - Susie and Otto - relationship issues discussed - www.menstuff.org/columns/susie&otto/archive.html
  • David Copeland - How to Succeed with Women - www.menstuff.org/columns/howtosucceed/archive.html
  • Forrest Craver - Spirituality & Social Change - www.menstuff.org/columns/craver/archive.html
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  • Irv Engel - The Real Deal - www.menstuff.org/columns/engel/archive.html
  • Nancy Fagan - Expert Dating Advice - with Nancy Fagan - www.menstuf.org/columns/fagan/archive.html
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  • Kim Garretson - Mansgland - using humor to encourage prostate exams - www.menstuff.org/columns/mansgland/archive.html
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  • Joe Kort - Gaydar - to increase understanding between gay and het men - www.menstuff.org/columns/kort/archive.html
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  • Bruce Linton - Dr. Dad - on fathering - www.menstuff.org/columns/drdad/archive.html
  • Ron Louis - How to Succeed with Women - www.menstuff.org/columns/howtosucceed/archive.html
  • Wendy McElroy - Wendy McElroy on Feminism, www.menstuff.org/columns/mcelroy/archive.html
  • Robert N. Minor - Minor Details - on GBT sexuality - www.menstuff.org/columns/minordetails/archive.html
  • Robert L. Moore - Man & Mythology - www.menstuff.org/columns/moore/archive.html
  • Dennis W. Neder - Being a Man - general questions about men's lives - www.menstuff.org/columns/neder/archive.html
  • Marty Nemko - Worklife - general questions about men and work - www.menstuff.org/columns/nemko/archive.html
  • Eli Newberger - Eli Newberger - general information on men's lives - www.menstuff.org/columns/newberger/archive.html
  • Linda Nielsen - Embracing the Father - working with the father/daughter relationship. www.menstuff.org/columns/nielsen/archive.html
  • Kathy Noll - Bullies and Youth Violence - working with schools, teachers and parents to end school violence - www.menstuff.org/columns/noll/archive.html
  • Mark Phillips - Stay-at-Home-Dads - helping men maintain that which makes us men, instead of becoming hairy Mom-substitutes - www.menstuff.org/columns/phillips/archive.html
  • Carey Roberts - Socialism & Feminism - is a social commentator on political correctness. www.menstuff.org/columns/roberts/archive.html
  • Perry Rose - Dating, Relationship, Sex
  • Glenn Sacks - His Side - on fathering - www.menstuff.org/columns/sacks/archive.html
  • Trudy Schuett - Domestic Violence - serving the under-represented www.menstuff.org/columns/schuett/archive.html
  • Carl J. Schutt - Circumcision - social commentator on circumcision - www.menstuff.org/columns/schutt/archive.html
  • Hugo Schwyzer - A Pro-feminist's Response - www.menstuff.org/columns/schwyzer/archive.html
  • Michael Shaffran - Men's Issues - www.menstuff.org/columns/shaffran/archive.html
  • Judith Sherven - Judith & Jim - discussion and answers regarding relationship issues - www.menstuff.org/columns/judith&jim/archive.html
  • Judith Sherven - The New Intimacy - www.menstuff.org/columns/newintimacy/archive.html
  • George Simons - Bellicose Veins - is a US specialist in intercultural and gender communication who hangs out in Mandelieu - la Napoule, France, as well as in Santa Cruz, CA. www.menstuff.org/columns/simons/archive.html
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  • David B. Smith - Fighting Father Dave - www.menstuff.org/columns/smith/archive.html
  • Jim Sniechowski - Judith & Jim - discussion and answers regarding relationship issues - www.menstuff.org/columns/judith&jim/archive.html
  • Jim Sniechowski - The New Intimacy - www.menstuff.org/columns/newintimacy/archive.html
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AWARENESS EVENTS THIS MONTH

March is International Listening Awareness, International Mirth, *Irish-American Heritage, Mental Retardation Awareness, Music in Our Schools, National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness, National Collision Awareness, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness, Ethics Awareness; National Humane Education Awareness, National Kidney, National Nutrition, National On-Hold, National Professional Social Worker's, National Talk with Your Teen about Sex, Optimism, Play-the-Recorder, Poison Prevention Awareness, Red Cross, Rosacea Awareness, Workplace Eye Health and Safety; Youth Art; Humorists are Artists and Gender Equality Month: Time to honor both genders; time to meditate on the equality of women and men, on the respect due to both women and men, and on Goddess-God manifesting as woman and man. The Mystic's Wheel of the Year. In keeping with this, be sure to read our writing under "Newsbytes" called Mothers Aren't Essential in Raising Children. Also, check out our books on Feminism, Sexism, Sex Roles, and Social Theory in this regard. Month.

Mar 12-Apr 14: Deaf History Month. Mar 1-5: No Name Calling Week. Mar 1-7 The day the production and use of land mines was outlawed world-wide. The Mystic's Wheel of the Year. National Write a Letter of Appreciation; Return the Borrowed Books; Universal Human Beings Week. Mar 1-10: Bike Week. Mar 2-9: Autograph Collecting, Conserve Water/Detect-a-Leak; National Professional Pet Sitters; *Save Your Vision Week. Mar 4-8: Human Resource ; National Procrastination; National School Breakfast; Newspaper in Education Week. Mar 10-16: Girl Scout; Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week. Mar 11-17: Camp Fire Boys and Girls Birthday Week. Mar 13-20: Education Advocacy; National Toad Hollow Week. Mar 17-23: Anonymous Giving; Jobs for Teens; National Agriculture; National Poison Prevention Week. Mar 18-24: National Bubble; National Clutter Awareness; National Secondhand Shopping; National Spring Fever Week. Mar 20-26: Week of Solidarity with the People's Struggle Against Racism and Racial Discrimination (UN). Mar 24-30: National Cleaning Week. Mar 29-Apr 2: National Youth Violence Prevention Campaign. Mar 1: National March to College; National Pig. National Salesperson's; "Read Across America Day" sponsored by the National Education Association in honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theordor Geisel). Mar 2: I Want You to Be Happy; National Anthem; What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day. Mar 3: Hug a GI; Old Inauguration Day. Mar 6: Stop Bad Service Day. Mar 8: Panic Day. Mar 10: Dream 2002; Johnny Appleseed Day. Mar 11: National Organize Your Home Day. Mar 12: National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day. Mar 14: Absolutely Incredible Kid Day. Mar 15: Curlew; Freedom of Information Day. Mar 16: Save the Florida Panther Day. Mar 17: St. Patrick's Day. Mar 19: Great American Meatout; National Agriculture; Proposal Day. Mar 20: Flower; National Tree Planting, Memory; Single Parents; South Africa Human Rights Day; International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN). Mar 21:  As Young as You Feel; New Year's Day (India). Mar 22: Near Miss; World Meteorological Day (UN). Mar 23: World Tuberculosis Day (UN). Mar 24: Mothering Day (ENG); National Family; Old New Year's; Pecan Day. Mar 25: Legal Assistants; Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. Mar 26: American Diabetes Alert. Mar 27: Qing Ming Festival (China). Mar 27:  National Mom and Pop Business Owners; Youth Day (Taiwan); Texas Love the Children Day. Mar 29: I Am in Control; Doctor's Day.

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