Monthly Archives: June 2007

posticon Money and Evil by John Cali

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You all have undoubtedly heard the quote (actually, a misquote), “Money is the root of all evil.”

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About a month ago, I read an interesting article on computer criminals in the Washington Post — you know, those folks who fill your email inbox with spam, and worse.

Among the responses to the article was this one:

Money is the root of all evil! Then again, if that were taken away, these scumbags would find some other means to exploit their fellow man.Read more

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posticon Relationships by John Cali

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Do you feel the need to always be right? In Spirit’s and my work over the years, we’ve seen this need as a dark, destructive force in many relationships.

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One bright, beautiful spring morning last week, I was jogging in the foothills south of my house. I passed a couple of women walking in the opposite direction. One of them was talking loudly and I couldn’t help overhearing her.

With enthusiasm and energy, she exclaimed, “I’d rather have a relationship than be right.”

That’s all I heard.Read more

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posticon The Quiet Senator by John Cali

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Most politicians are drawn to the limelight and the media headlines like moths to a flame. But a few of them are different.

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Craig Thomas was one of those who was different.

As you may have heard, Wyoming’s senior US Senator, Craig Thomas, died last week after a brief illness. Craig was born and lived most of his life in Cody, the town I live in. He was loved and respected by almost everyone in Cody and throughout Wyoming.Read more

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posticon Whisky and Worms by John Cali

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Years ago, when I was much younger, I remember a funny little story about the evils of drinking alcohol. But the real message, intended or not, was not about drinking.

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Here’s how the story goes:

A father wanted to teach his son that drinking alcohol was bad. So he took a glass of whisky and dropped a worm into it. The worm immediately shriveled up and died.

Father, hoping son would get his point that alcohol could kill you, said, “So what does that mean to you?”

Son replied, “If you have worms, drink whisky.”

It was all a matter of perspective.Read more

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