Tuesday, August 12, 2008

rise #9

To my kith & kin,

Green tip: Plant trees! Trees clean the air, sequester carbon, provide flood control, prevent erosion & block the hot summer sun (deciduous trees on south & west sides of your house will provide shade & cooling during summer without blocking the sun during winter – for info on a related topic check out:

Life tip: When comparing yourself to people with more or less than you, look to those who have less and be thankful for what you have, and look at those with more and realize what is possible. Don’t be jealous. Don’t compete. Be yourself. Be happy.

“A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.” - Samuel Johnson

'Any fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.' - Albert Einstein

Cool website/article: how big’s your (water) footprint?

Thanks to Julie & Lynn for the pix this week!

For next week, I’m looking for pictures of clouds.