Thursday, January 19, 2012

Prayer for the middle aged

This is among the  beautiful prayers I have come across and it is amusing to use at times.

It is my hope that you will also find this prayer beautiful and useful.
Lord, you know I am growing older.
Keep me from becoming talkative and possessed w/ the idea
that I must express myself on every subject.

Release me from the craving to straighten out everyone's affairs.
Keep me from the recital of endless details.
Give me wings to get to the point.
Seal my lips when I am inclined to tell of my aches and pains.
They are increasing with the years,
and my love to speak of them grows sweeter as time goes by.

Teach me the glorious lesson tha toccasionaly I may be wrong.
Make me thoughtful and not nosy,
helpful and not bossy.

With my vast store of wisdom & experience,
it is a pity not to use them all.
But you know, Lord, that I want a few friends in the end.


A world w/o Wikipedia.

Jan. 18, 2012 Philippines saw the blacking of wikipedia in protest to the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) pending at the U.S. Congress. 

As a result students were not able to plagiarize er research for ther assignments.

My personal opinion is a world without wikipedia will be a world of challenge as students will be force to go to their school library and research.  Online encyclopedias like wikipedia only encourage academic complacency. 

I hope to see a renaissance period in education where students would flock to their library opening moth ridden books, borrowing them and talking about it with their friends.

Until that happens, I will be using wikipedia for the time being.