Archive for December 24th, 2010

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12.24.2010 … But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

holidays, Christmas Eve, FPC, carols:  One of may favorite things at Christmas is the Christmas service where everyone walks out with a lighted candle singing …

Silent night, holy night!

All is calm, all is bright.

Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.

Holy infant so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace,

…Sleep in heavenly peace.

 

kids, college:  This one is from last year but good for a laugh …

For nature lovers, this season has brought the appearance of a special species, homo studentus universitatus, a.k.a. the college student on break.

via Kids home on college break: Homo studentus universitatus season is winding to a close – Chicago Tribune.

automobiles, green, marketing, Tennessee:  Cracker Barrel is being pretty smart with this one.

The “old country store” embraces the new. Cracker Barrel is going to install electric vehicle charging stations at 24 of its restaurants along three Tennessee freeways. Twelve of them will be Blink chargers that can get a Chevy Volt from dead to 80 percent in 20 minutes.

Tennessee, you may recall, is part of the EV Project, a public-private partnership that’s working to build an electric car charging infrastructure in six states (the others are California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Arizona). Progress!

via Tennessee Will Get Electric Car Chargers at Cracker Barrel Restaurants – Transportation – GOOD.

health, happiness:  Interesting

The Harvard Study of Adult Development, begun in 1937, has been following the lives of 268 men, from college to death, to learn what makes for a good life.Dr. George Vaillant, a professor at Harvard Medical School, has been the director of the study for 42 years. In this excellent short video from The Atlantic, he discusses lessons he learned about fame, ambition, and happiness along the way. In the end, his expansive empirical studies confirmed what John Lennon told us a few decades ago:”The job isn’t conforming, it isn’t keeping up with the Jones’. It is playing and working and loving. And loving is probably the most important. Happiness is love. Full stop.”But it’s great to hear it from a doctor.

via The Scientific Pursuit of Happiness – GOOD Blog – GOOD.




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