The Buzzard, The Bat & The Bumblebee

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The Buzzard:

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If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.

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The Bat:

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The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.

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The Bumblebee:

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A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find

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Jamaican “Lightning” Bolt shatters world record again

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Aug 16, 2009
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Ussain Bolt Celebrating by Sangre de Chivas!.

 Usain Bolt poses after winning the 100 meter at the world championships in record time.

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World record holder Usain Bolt has shattered the world record on the first anniversary of when he set it in Beijing , China.  Bolt ran a superb 9.58 to win, removing the 9.69 record he set last year at the Olympic games. This the third world record Bolt has set in the 100m.

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American Tyson Gay was second while Bolt’s Jamaican team mate Asafa Powell was third in the final, which ended today’s track events at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany.   

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Gay ran 9.71 to place second setting a new national record for the US, while Powell ran 9.84 to get the bronze medal. Both athletes have given Jamaica its first two medals at this World Championships.

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Both athletes celebrated with dance moves inside the stadium while the crowd cheered.
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What Greatness Is All About‏

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Johann Sebastian Bach

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A school music teacher received this essay from an eight-year-old
student concerning Johann Sebastian Bach: “He was a GREAT composer. He
had 20 children and had an old spinster in the attic to practice on.”
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Actually, I don’t know the exact number of children he had, but it
seems to be quite a few. And I don’t know what he kept in the
attic … or what he practiced on. But the student was absolutely
right
about one thing: Bach was a GREAT composer.
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Not all of us can be great at what we do. I try to do some things the
very best I can. But that means I cannot give much attention to some
of the less important tasks.
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But what about just being good at WHO WE ARE? Good human beings? Even
being GREAT at who we are?
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Author James Michener learned something about greatness on a stormy
night in the South Pacific. His plane was trying desperately to land
on the Tontouta airstrip but could not do so. After several attempts
in the dark of night, his knuckles were white with fear. When they
finally landed safely, Michener went out and walked the length of the
airstrip, looking at the dim outlines of the mountains they had so
narrowly missed. He wrote this:
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“And as I stood there in the darkness I caught a glimpse of the
remaining years of my life and I swore an oath when peace came, if I
survived, I would live the rest of my years as if I were a great man.
I did not presume to think that I would be a great man. I have never
thought in those terms, but I could conduct myself as if I were. I
would adhere to my basic principles. I would bear public testimony to
what I believed. I would be a better man. I would help others. I would
truly believe and act as if all men were my brothers. And I would
strive to make whatever world in which I found myself a better place.
In the darkness a magnificent peace settled over me, for I saw that I

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FINGER-LICKIN’ GOOD ~THOUGHT FOOD!

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“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.”

— Barack Obama

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CARIBREEZE “SMILEY” TREATS

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Carrot Juice
 

carrot juice by brad.coy.

INGREDIENTS :
  • 2 lbs carrots
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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METHOD:

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CARIBREEZE “SMILEY” TREATS

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 Mackerel Run Down
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INGREDIENTS :
  • 2 lbs pickled boneless mackerel
  • 2 Cups Coconut Milk or 1 Can Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Large Onion, chopped fine
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Stalks Escallion, chopped fine
  • 2 Large Tomatoes, chopped fine
  • 4 Sprigs Thyme
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper, chopped fine (Optional)
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
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