Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What We Give

We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

Of Note: Today is election day and the campaign for the highest office of the land will mercifully come to a close. May the best man win and may love and light shine down upon him. He's going to need everyone's support. Winston Churchill understood about campaigning. After the great war, this venerable statesman was turned out of office. The electorate is sometimes fickle and often does not reward Servers, especially if they have some perceived personality flaw. That's OK. They get their rewards by giving to the best of their ability and that's all that matters in the end.

Today's Weather Report: Great sunshiny day. Supposed to get into the 60's--though if we see 70's again this fall like yesterday, I'll eat my hat. Remind me of that if we do, OK? The forecast also includes a 50% chance of showers. Must be somewhere, but not on the horizon out my window.

Watch For Change Snippit: Exxon has worked for years, of course, producing gasoline for our cars. The incident many moons ago with the Exxon Valdez certainly tarnished its image as has its record quarterly profits of late. Given all of that, it might surprise you as it did me that this behemoth is moving into battery R & D to power hybrid cars. The company is specifically working on the plastic separator film used inside batteries which connects the dots since plastic is a derivative of petroleum. Exxon executives see this as a good, diversified business opportunity. Doesn't matter a bit that the motive is money. It's good news that one of the largest corporations in the world is working on the alternative energy front.

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