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  A new page in the book of life:  Sunday, 28 August, 2016

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Toady's tidbits for today /
Don't skip breakfast! Start the day with some food for thought.

Words to keep
"A word is dead / When it is said, / Some say. / I say it just / Begins to live / That day." —Emily Dickinson

Our world, our story
In Islam, Mohammed is called the Great Prophet, and Jesus is called Messiah. However, Muslims do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Mohammed modeled himself on Abraham, the founder (according to tradition) of the Hebrew nation. People who follow Islam are called Muslims, Moslems, or sometimes, incorrectly, Mohammedans.

Toady's teaser for today /
Look tomorrow!

Q:  What's the national language of Mexico and most of the other countries of Latin America? What's the one big exception?

Yesterday's teaser
Q:  Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot realizes that a certain woman has lived in America when he hears her say, "I can call my lawyer long-distance." How does he know?
A:  As Poirot explains, a speaker of British English would ordinarily say "make a trunk call to my solicitor".
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
[Note: The exercises may not work in all browsers.]
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