Saturday, August 18, 2007

Wise Up!

It makes me mad when I go to all the trouble of having Marta cook up about a hundred drumsticks, then the guy at Marineland says, "You can't throw that chicken to the dolphins. They eat fish." Sure they eat fish if that's all you give them. Man, wise up!– Jack Handey

Friday, August 17, 2007


Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. - Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Closer to Heaven

We close on August 31. I've been busy setting up phone, power, alarm service, internet service, satellite, and doing market research . Dee has lots of great decorating ideas and can't wait start trying them. Anyone have a spare bear or moose head for above the mantel?

The Truth

Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time. - Sam Rayburn

Things That Matter

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Homo habilis

Homo habilis (IPA /ˈhoʊmoʊ ˈhæbələs/) ("handy man", "skillful person") is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2.6 million to at least 1.4 million years ago at the beginning of the Pleistocene.[1] The definition of this species is credited to both Mary and Louis Leakey, who found fossils in Tanzania, East Africa, between 1962 and 1964.[2] Homo habilis is arguably the first species of the Homo genus to appear. In its appearance and morphology, H. habilis was the least similar to modern humans of all species to be placed in the genus Homo (except possibly Homo rudolfensis). Homo habilis was short and had disproportionately long arms compared to modern humans; however, it had a reduction in the protrusion in the face. It is thought to have descended from a species of australopithecine hominid. Its immediate ancestor may have been the more massive and ape-like Homo rudolfensis. Homo habilis had a cranial capacity slightly less than half of the size of modern humans. Despite the ape-like morphology of the bodies, H. habilis remains are often accompanied by primitive stone tools (e.g. Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania and Lake Turkana, Kenya).
Homo habilis has often been thought to be the ancestor of the lankier and more sophisticated Homo ergaster, which in turn gave rise to the more human-appearing species, Homo erectus. Debates continue over whether H. habilis is a direct human ancestor, and whether all of the known fossils are properly attributed to the species. However, in 2007, new findings suggest that the two species coexisted and may be separate lineages from a common ancestor instead of H. erectus being descended from H. habilis.[3] - Source Wikipedia

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. - Ronald Reagan


Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
Popular Mechanics (1949)


"One rain does not make a crop." Creole Proverb

Monday, August 13, 2007

Heavenly Haven at Craig Creek

What do you think of this name for our cottage? Comments and suggestions welcome.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Don't Cry

“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”