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Words of Wisdom


Approach Love and Cooking with reckless abandon.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.  Crow is much easier to eat when warm.

Spend some time alone every day.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Fight fair.  Don't bring up the past.

Be gentle with the earth.

Go someplace you've never been before.

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

Don't use food as a tranquilizer when anxious, a mood elevator when depressed, a comforter when lonely, an entertainer when bored, or a lover when emotionally starved.

Never give yourself a haircut after three alcoholic beverages of any kind.

You need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use the WD-40. If it moves and it shouldn't, use the duct tape.

Living well really is the best revenge. Being miserable because of a bad or former relationship just might mean that the other person was right about you.

War does not determine who is right, war determines who is left.



1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that BEFORE you adopt me.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. Its crucial to my well-being.

4. Don't be angry at me for long and don't lock me up as a punishment. You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends. I have ONLY you.

5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understand your words I understand your voice when it's speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I'll never forget it.

7. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones of your hand but I CHOOSE not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food or I've been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting old and weak.

9. Take care of me when I get old. You, too, will grow old someday.

10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch it" or "let it happen in my absence." EVERYTHING is easier for me if you are there. Remember I love you.

This page was last published on Sunday, August 8, 2004.