Jigsaw puzzles

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. Confucius 551 – 479 B.C. I suspect that most of you have worked on a jigsaw puzzle at one time or another; I still do them occasionally to keep my mind active and agile. Many people consider the jigsaw puzzle a childhood game, but there’s a valuable lesson we can learn from it. Before I explain, I want to pose a question: how do you begin to solve a jigsaw puzzle? It’s not a trick question and generally everyone gets it right. You start by separating the edge pieces and then putting them …
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Do you follow the rules?

Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established. Confucius 551 – 479 B.C. You might remember Calvin and Hobbes, a wonderful comic strip from a few years back. Calvin was a young boy with a real streak of the devil in him. Hobbes was a stuffed tiger — except to Calvin. When they were alone, Hobbes came alive and was a real playmate; he and Calvin were best buddies. In one strip, Calvin and Hobbes were playing a game of Calvinball. Hobbes said that Calvin had run into an invisible sector. …
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Sailboat in a storm

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. Seneca 4 B.C. – 65 A.D. Many years ago, I owned a sailboat. We lived in New Orleans and primarily sailed on Lake Pontchartrain, but most summers we took the boat to the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the beginning of June and sailed it back after Labor Day. That way, we could enjoy sailing on the Gulf during the summer months. On one occasion, we invited a couple and their young daughters for a …
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