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Carol H Tucker

Passionate about knowledge management and organizational development, expert in loan servicing, virtual world denizen and community facilitator, and a DISNEY fan

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Be warned:in this very rich environment where you can immerse yourself so completely, your emotions will become engaged -- and not everyone is cognizant of that. Among the many excellent features of SL, there is no auto-return on hearts, so be wary of where your's wanders...


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(. (.`"If you will practice being fictional for awhile, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats." -- Richard Bach

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it's that time of year

Today is the 4th day of the 18th week, the 2nd day of the 5th month, the 122nd day of 2018 [think about it – 1/3 of the year is now behind us and there only 236 shopping days left before Christmas], and: 
  • Baby Day
  • Brothers and Sisters Day
  • Great American Grump Out
  • International Scurvy Awareness Day
  • National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day
  • National Day to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy
  • National (Deaf) Interpreter Day
  • National Fire Day
  • National Life Insurance Day
  • National Play Your Ukulele Day
  • National Truffle Day
  • Roberts Rule of Order Day
  • Take a Baby to Lunch Day
  • World Tuna Day
On this day in ...

1611 – The King James Version of the Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.

1829 – After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.

1863 – Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later.

1932 - Jack Benny's first radio show debuted on the NBC Blue Network.  ((all he had to do was say "well" and audiences would crack up))

1941 - General Mills began shipping a new cereal called "Cheerioats" to six test markets. (The cereal was later renamed "Cheerios.")

1952 – The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.

1955 – Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

1963 – Berthold Seliger launches a rocket with three stages and a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres near Cuxhaven. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.

1964 – First ascent of Shishapangma, the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.

1969 – The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.

1982 - The Weather Channel debuted.

1998 – The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.

2012 – A pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for $120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for a work of art at auction.


Quote of the day:

   “All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche


Now that it appears winter has actually left and the A/C has been turned on, the annual start of Thermostat Wars is duly noted  in the office with the hot house plants VS those of us who prefer a cooler environment


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