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Welcome to wisdom scribed by Ruth Lee and shared freely here. 

Included is an eclectic selection of facts, whimsy, hilarity, scientific and not-so-scientific research. . .plus visions of real life and lives of greatness.
If there is a theme, it is living together in peace and harmony requires tolerance and compassion.  In other words, expect the unexpected!
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Scotland's 5,000 Year Old Temple in Orkney

2014 October 22

Long before the Egyptians began building pyramids, Neolithic European man built a vast temple complex at the very north of Scotland.  Neil Oliver investigates the recent discovery of a 5,000-year-old temple in Orkney. The vast site lay undisturbed until now. Built 500 years before Stonehenge, the temple has triggered new thoughts about the beliefs of Neolithic people, turning the map of ancient Britain upside down.  So far there have been incredible finds, including the first ever discovery of Neolithic painted wall decorations and even the pigments and paint pots used by Stone Age artists.


Daily Thoughts for October 22, 2014

2014 October 22

Morose and moody people are surely the most likely to be malighned--most of the time...but what if they are right and all wise people should be concerned about what is going down now?

The Last Lecture of Randy Pausch

2014 October 21

We are re-viewing this inspirational speech by Dr. Randy Pausch given to his last class at Carnegie Mellon University in my hometown of Pittsburgh.  Here he is on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  His advice: "Don't complain, just work harder—you can choose to take your finite time and effort and spend it complaining,or you can spend it playing the game hard."


Daily Thoughts for October 21, 2014

2014 October 21

Love is not the end of your response to another who is better than you are, but there is no better way to advance your life than to develop a taste for being with those who can teach you much about life--and about love.

Sandra Aamodt: Why Dieting Doesn't Work

2014 October 20

In the US, 80% of all girls have been on a diet by the time they are 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies.  She explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn't work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She provides ideas for intuitively living a less diet-obsessed life.


Daily Thoughts for October 20, 2014

2014 October 20

Creating a new being is not as difficult as achieving a high degree of integrity within a society that is determined to hide its brightest lights behind policies that are designed to blight large portions of their people most of the time.  Until you can stand alone and feel at home, you cannot be as you would wish to be.