"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Sometimes it's the smallest things that are easily overlooked. As we all know, often the devil is in the details.

A man is crossing the border on his bicycle. He has two big bags on his shoulders.

The guard asks, "What's in the bags?"
He replies, "Sand."

The guard says, "Get them off -- we'll examine them."The man takes the two bags off and empties them out. The guard looks through them, finding nothing but sand. The man puts the sand back in the bags, puts the bags back on his shoulders, and proceeds to cross the border on his bicycle.

Two weeks later, same thing. "What have you got there?"


"Get them off, we'll examine them."
Every two weeks for six months this went on with the same result.

Finally one week the man didn't show up and the guard ran into him downtown.

He said, "Buddy, you got us crazy. We knew you were smuggling something. But we just couldn't figure out what. I absolutely promise not to say anything, but what were you smuggling anyway?"

Smiling, the smuggler answered, "Bicycles."

The moral of this anecdote: If what you see is what you get, be sure you are looking at it very carefully!

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