The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Abandoned paper boxes outside the Springfield Newspapers building.

Ol' Pine Point.

Building a Bridge to the 21st Century by R. Doyle.

A section of St. Micheal's Cemetery we used to party in as teenagers that for some reason we called "Woodstock."

Antique faucet near Woodstock.

Saint Woodstock.

Holyoke Mall.

An educator walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything."

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!

Did you belong to the Van Halen fan club in 1983? To find out what you missed click here.

Here's Eddie at the top of his game.

It's a shame what coke did to Eddie.

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