March 23rd, 2007


Tom had been in the liquor business for 25 years. Finally, sick
of the stress, he quits his job and buys 50 acres of land in
Alaska as far from humanity as possible. He sees the postman once
a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it's total peace
and quiet.

After six months or so, of almost total isolation, someone
knocks on his door.

He opens it and a huge, bearded man is standing there. "Name's
Hans, your neighbour from forty miles up the road. Having a
Christmas party Friday night... Thought you might like to come.
About 5:00."

"Great", says Tom, "After six months out here I'm ready to meet
some local folks. Thank you."

As Hans is leaving, he stops "Gotta warn some

"Not a problem" says Tom. "After 25 years in the business, I
can drink with the best of 'em."

Again, the big man starts to leave and stops. "More 'n' likely
gonna be some fightin' too."

"Well, I get along with people, I'll be all right. I'll be
there, Thanks again."

"More'n likely be some wild sex, too," "Now that's really not a
problem" says Tom, warming to the idea. "I've been all alone for
six months! By the way, what should I wear?"

"Don't matter much ..... Just gonna be the two of us."

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Meme-age from bond_ms_bond



1. Yourself: awesome
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse: lover
3. Your hair: short
4. Your mother: geisha
5. Your Father: teacher
6. Your Favorite Item: laptop
7. Your dream last night: dilusional
8. Your Favorite drink: coffee
9. Your Dream Car: Firefly
10. The room you are in: office
11. Your Ex: asshole
12. Your fear: discovery
13. What you want to be in 10 years? happy
14. Who you hung out with last night? soulmates
15. What You’re Not? afraid
16. Muffins: yes
17. One of Your Wish List Items: spaceflight
18. Time: passing
19. The Last Thing You Did: awoke
20. What You Are Wearing: myself
21. Your Favorite Weather: winter
22. Your Favorite Book: sci-fi
23. The Last Thing You Ate: apple
24. Your Life: accomplished
25. Your Mood: happy
26. Your best friend: John
27. What are you thinking about right now? friends
28. Your car: van
29. What are you doing at the moment? typing
30. Your summer: short
31. Your relationship status: taken
32. What is on your TV? dust
33. What is the weather like? beautiful
34. When is the last time you laughed? A.M.

The other side of fear

The other side of fear

Most of your fears would disappear if you would simply decide to walk right up to them. Fear has only the power that you give it.

Your fears can intimidate you or they can illuminate you. The choice is entirely up to you. Your fears can stop you or they can prepare you. And you get to decide which it will be.

Listen to each fear just long enough to absorb the useful and reasonable information it may contain. Then realize that once that is done, it is time to move on beyond the fear.

On the other side of fear, there is value, there is accomplishment, there is fulfillment. See fear as the gateway that it is, and make the choice to carefully and persistently go through it. Allow the fear to prepare you well, then move on past it. And be amazed at the great things you can do.

-- Ralph Marston