A syrian, pale hamster feeds
betrayed by the bee
A young, Netaji paddles
above the public
Read ‘Em and WeepMeaning: Often said by the winner in poker, as the others ‘weep’ over the loss.
I Smell a RatMeaning: A feeling that something is not quite right, or awry.
It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up To BeMeaning: Failing to meet expectations; not being as good as people say.
black and white original.
Should we start class now, or should we wait for everyone to get here?
The Fast And Blue Fly
A Poem by jay
Whose fly is that? I think I know.
Its owner is quite sad though.
It really is a tale of woe,
I watch him frown. I cry hello.
He gives his fly a shake,
And sobs until the tears make.
The only other sound’s the break,
Of distant waves and birds awake.
The fly is fast, blue and deep,
But he has promises to keep,
Until then he shall not sleep.
He lies in bed with ducts that weep.
He rises from his bitter bed,
With thoughts of sadness in his head,
He idolises being dead.
Facing the day with never ending dread.
With thanks to the poet, Robert Frost, for the underlying structure.
A pure, terrific salt crawls
enjoying the shark
Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win. ~ Bernadette Devlin
… that today is the Parking Meter’s Birthday? The first automatic parking meters were installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1935. They cost a nickel an hour and were placed at 20-foot intervals along the curb that corresponded to spaces painted on the pavement. And they’ve been a fixture ever since!
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.”
— Mac McCleary
via The Trust Crisis
set off a right-wing viral news cycle
… that today is Paranoid Schizophrenic Duck Day? In 1996, according to the comic strip “Mother Goose and Grimm,” after years of therapy, Daffy Duck finally changed his name to Paranoid Schizophrenic Duck. 😉
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are biological kin, not resources; or if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity — then we will treat each other with greater respect. Thus is the challenge, to look at the world from a different perspective.”
— David Suzuki
Emotional Intelligence: The Other Kind Of Smart
Unlike IQ, which is set, emotional intelligence can be learned and enhanced.
According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, emotional intelligence (EI) will be among the Top 10 most desirable job skills in 2020. Why are companies placing such a premium on this talent, compared to IQ or even technical skills?
One of the most common definitions of EI is “the ability to recognize, differentiate and manage our emotions and the emotions of others in our environment.”
For much of the 20th century, we assumed that the person who was the smartest, or had the highest IQ, would be the most likely to succeed. That’s what everyone thought when I went to school. However, after attending our high school reunions, many of us realized this wasn’t always the case.
“When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion.”
—DALE CARNEGIE, How to Win Friends and Influence People
Of course, having a high IQ—receiving a high score on an intelligence test—is still