Wednesday, December 31, 2008

IT'S NEW YEARS EVE

YOU LIT A CANDLE IN THE NIGHT,
AND EVERYTHING TURNED OUT RIGHT.
YOU SAT BEHIND A DESK OF WHITE,
AND KNOWLEDGE CAME AT NIGHT.
YOU CAME TO LEARN AND GOT FAR MORE,
WHEN YOU GRADUATED AND WALKED OUT THROUGH THE DOOR.

THANKS FOR BEING A PART OF CCC ACE AND CJC ACE.
WITH LOVE,
MS B
It's New Year's Eve!. The last day of the year 2008.


Time to sit down, take a deep breath and try to go over all the things we did in the year. Were there things we could have done differently? I guess so. Were there things we are proud of? Hell, YES!!! Are there things we want to forget? Of Course! Are there things we still want to try again? You, betcha!


See! That is what being a human being is all about! That is what makes us all the people we are. That is what makes us or breaks us.


But as students of CCC ACE and CJC ACE you have a fighting chance in life. You have the power to cross mountains, to swim rivers, to conquer the ocean, to see the world. You have it all within your grasp because you have the ACE programme. It is a great programme. It is a solid programme. You can see that it works if you visit the Belize Bank in Corozal town where Catherine Watson is a teller and a graduate of CCC and CJC ACE along with Mrs. Francisca Alcoser who is second to the Manager at the same bank and a graduate of CJC ACE.


At the BWL, the water company, we have Mrs. Martha Alamilla. She is a graduate of the first class ever to come out of CJC ACE and she is the manager of that office!


At Atlantic Bank we have David Quan who should be finishing his degree this year. David is a Loans Clerk.


At Social Security we have Milton Hoare, a graduate and Dana Cayetana a first year student of CJC ACE.


At the Post office the Post Mistress is Carmen Vasquez, a graduate of the first group out of CJC ACE.


At CLICO we have Mrs. Elma Vivas, the Office Manager who is a graduate of CJC ACE.


In the Police Force, we have Mr. Patt who graduated from CJC ACE and Mr. Mossiah who graduated from CCC ACE.


At CCC day time we have the Mrs. Raquel Cima Carrillo and Mrs Gisel Noble Alpuche. Both graduated from CJC ACE.


And as of today there are 17 teachers in the primary classrooms who have attained their dilpomas as graduates of CJC PED ACE. Some of them are on induction right now.


The Secretary of ACE, Mrs Eva Chi, is agraduat and valedictorian fo CJC ACE.


Yours truly, the director of this fine institution is also a graduate of CJC ACE and a valedictorian.


So tell me. Do I have to continue this list. Hundreds of fine Belizeans have graduated from CCC ACE and CJC ACE. This shows we are good. Thee are people out there who would love to downsize us BUT WE WILL STAND TOGETHER AND WE WILL STAND TALL BECAUSE WE ARE CCC ACE AND CJA ACE AND WE WILL NOT BE DEFEATED.


HIP HIP HOORAY FOR THE ACE PROGRAMME - THE ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMME THAT AS GROWN IN COROZAL AS A CORNERSTONE TO THE SUCCESS OF YOUR FINE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN.


TO ALL GRADUATES AND TO THOSE AT CCC ACE AND CJC ACE RIGHT NOW, HAVE A WONDER NEW YEAR.


YOU ARE A PART OF A GREAT FORCE IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM OF THIS FINE COUNTRY.


Some time in 2009 I will take time to write out all the names of the graduates of CCC ACE and CJC ACE. I owe each and every graduate that recognition.


For how enjoy life, enjoy the moment, enjoy family.

Peace and Love,

Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Director, Mentor, Friend

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

NEW CHALLENGES FOR 2009

Hope all students of CCCACE and CJC ACE are having a great time while we are closed for Christmas vacations. School re-opens on the 5th for CCC ACE Students and on the 12th for CJC ACE students.
B. Ysaguirre
Director




Success comes to he who is willing to work hard, fight a good fight and sacrifice everything when necessary. (Brenda A. Ysaguirre)





As we near the end of another year we are faced with many new challenges. The economical situation at home and abroad dims the festive moment. If what the analysts are saying is true, we can look forward to a new year filled with more hardship as more people lose there jobs and many others graduate into a world that offers very little for them. Only the strong will survive. Only those who know the true meaning of sacrifice will succeed. Only the fearless will attain the satifaction of a hard day's work for a well earned pay. I do not mean to dampen the eve of New Year's Eve. I only want to make sure we all understand that there will be a lot of hardship but that we can win the battle in the new year if we use stamina and sacrifice. Good Luck to everyone and do have a Happy New Year. Go out or just stay at home and eat some grapes (12 actually to follow the Spanish tradition of one for each month of the year. You eat them just before midnight and our ancestors believed it would give you a good year.)





Have a Blessed New Year.


Remember, we can make 2009 all it was meant to be if we work hard and sacrifice when necessary.Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Monday, December 29, 2008

THE OUTDOOR TEMAZCAL IN COROZAL AT BRENDA'S PREHISPANICO SPA

Brenda's PrehiSPAnico, Corozal gets on the way by building the first every Temazcal in the garden in the northern part of Belize. Presently, the Spa offers massage theraphy with an indoor temazcal for one person at a time. This structure will offer temazcals ( a Mayan herbal sauna) for more than 20 persons at a time. Reserve the use of this sauna when it is finish and have a SPA party you will want to repeat again and again! It is good for weight loss, asthma, sinus, headaches, flu’s, backache and other bodily pains, cholesterol, and blood pressure to name just a few of the illnesses you can heal with this wonderful procedure.We are located at 139 Fourth Avenue and 1st Street South in Corozal Town, Belize. Telephone us at 422 0259, 422 0346, 607 8315 or 607 8759 to set up your appointment. Each session is approximately 2 hours long.
As the owner of this Spa I welcome you all. Come in and see for yourselves. No one leaves dissatisfied. In the next post I will give you pictures of what the inside of our spa looks like.Have a wonderful day and a prosperous New Year.



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Sunday, December 28, 2008

The PrehiSPAnico Spa in Corozal Town, Belize

The SPA in Corozal is located at 139 Fourth Avenue and 1st Street South, Corozal Town, Belize, C. America

When the floor was just built for the temazcal
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HOPE YOUR CHRISTMAS WAS AS WONDERFUL AS YOU ARE.

Hi Everyone,
I am building a Spa at my house. Tell everyone you know. We have gift certificates good up to January 31 going at only $30. If you don't have a gift cetificate as of January 1 the price goes back to the normal $50 for a 2 hours session of massage and Temazcal.

Come visit and see what we have to offer.
Ms B

Thursday, December 25, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS



Hi Guys, I bet you won't even be looking at the internet today but just in case I have set up this blog in advance so I can be with my loved ones and still deliver my message to you all.


This year started out rocky and by mid way I sure there would be a drastic change in my life. Today as I write not much has changed but to say the least, I continue the struggle I started one dreary April day. Life is strange. I never thought I would lose so many friends and make more four folded. That is life. I continue on the path to bettering myself as a human being, a mother, a lover, a relative and a friend. On my path many have tried to trample me but love and a great advisor has held me together and only time can tell what will happen but this much I know, whatever you want in life you must be willing to fight for. That is the only way you can feel that you are here for a purpose. Keep on fighting the good fight a parent told me. Her son graduated a few years ago under my guidance and love.
A good fight. A GOOD FIGHT! Is that why we are here? Is that the way things have to be. Sad but true,that is the way it seems. I have tried to forgive and forget but I still struggle daily with the feeling of betrayal and that is why it is hard to do what would have been so easy. Maybe one day I will be able to laugh at it but for now the wound is still raw and the only thing that keeps me going is my students (you all), my family and my man. To all of you I send my love and my deepest wishes that you have a great holiday.


Love yourselves, love others and spread love. Yo PUEDO VIVIR MI VIDA. YO PUEDO TENER ACCION. YO PUEDO PORQUE YO SOY. FELIZ NAVIDAD. HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS.


And remember: WHEN THOSE WHO WOULD BE FRIENDS BECOME OPPONENTS, YOU ARE STRONG, YOU ARE POWER, YOU ARE ONE. DEPEND ON THE POWER WITHIN AND THE STRUGGLE WITHOUT DOUBT WILL PREVAIL.

(Brenda A. Ysaguirre)


Oh, school resumes on 5th January for CCC ACe and January 12 for CJC ACE. No excuses!! Hahahaha.


Love Always,


Miss B

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I MISS YOU ALL. SEASON GREETINGS, WITH LOVE!!



A special time of the year is here once again and as we are all on holiday, I sit at my computer thinking about all my students- all daughters and sons to me. To those who have graduated and moved on to further their studies or have now gotten jobs, I send my love and best wishes. I have now been a teacher for 14 years and so many great minds I have helped to form into what they are today.To each and every student who has come in contact with the B, I send you all my love and best wishes during this holiday time and always.

Take time out to look back on the past and see how you can make a positive impact on your family and friends and most of all on your country. Remember, while you think you can someone is doing what they can!! So, Move it!! Just use two words that are now a part of my existence. Make it yours and you will be successful in all you set out to achieve: I CAN. YO PUEDO.


God Bless,

Ms B

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A CHRISTMAS WISH FROM ME TO YOU



Christmas is just around the bend,
And very soon the year will come to an end.
This year was one filled with many challenges,
But the love of family and friends had no changes.
I hope next year brings you much joy and happiness,
My gift to you is that I wish you all the best.
As life goes on its merry way,
I wish you much peace and joy every day.
Even if we only wrote a short note to each other throughout the year,
It was good to know that you were always internet near.
So as the season once again is here,
I just want to say MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Copyright Brenda A. Ysaguirre 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

VOCABULARY WORD OF THE DAY



THE WORLD IS FULL OF SURPRISES AND WE ARE CAPABLE OF ACCOMPLISHING MANY NEW AND CHALLENGING THINGS IF WE LET OURSELF DREAM. (Brenda A. Ysaguirre)


Today's Word "cynosure"
cynosure \SY-nuh-shoor; SIN-uh-shoor\ (noun) - 1 : Anything to which attention is strongly turned; a center of attraction. 2 : That which serves to guide or direct. 3 : [Capitalized]. The northern constellation Ursa Minor, which contains the North Star; also, the North Star itself. "They would be the cynosure of all eyes. What was a cynosure and why was it never mentioned except in reference to eyes?" -- Ngaio Marsh, 'False Scent' Cynosure derives from Latin cynosura, from Greek kunosoura, "dog's tail, the constellation Ursa Minor," from kuon, kun-, "dog" + oura, "tail."
eian is from Latin plebeius, from plebs, plebis, "the common people."

Thursday, October 30, 2008

AFTER THE STORM- PLEASE HELP BELIZE



For the time being the rains have stopped and now we have a cold front over Belize. However, all is not over. Now is the time of recovery. The people in the areas that had the flooding ae still suffering. Many are still not in their homes and many have lost most of their personal properties.

NOW IS THE TIME WHEN WE HAVE TO GIVE A HELPING HAND.
PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO THE RELIEF ORGANIZERS WHO ARE GOING TO TAKE FOOD, MEDICINES AND CLOTHING ( AMONG OTHER THINGS) TO THOSE WHO NOW NEED OUR HELP.

In an effort to assist our brothers and sisters who have suffered so much in the past weeks, the YO PUEDO GROUP OF COROZAL and CCC ACE and CJC ACE have initiated a drive to collect non-persishable goods and clothing. THIS IS THE TIME WHEN WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER. LET US GIVE FROM THE HEART.
TO MY READERS ABROAD, YOU TOO CAN HELP. YOUR MONETARY DONATIONS CAN BE SENT TO THE RED CROSS OF BELIZE OR GET IN CONTACT WITH ME AT 501-607-8315 (3pm to 31am Belize time) OR AT 00521-983-131-5669 FROM 7AM TO 11AM (Mexico time).

Thank you and God Bless.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

NENES NUEVOS EN LA CHINA



Four giant pandas born at center in China
CHENGDU, China (UPI) -- Three giant pandas gave birth to a total of four cubs, all delivered within 14 hours of each other, at a breeding base in southwest China, experts said. Nine-year-old panda, Magic Luck, delivered twin female cubs Saturday at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center, said Yang Feifei, an expert at the base. Eight-year-old panda, Success, delivered a cub Saturday before Pearl, 8, delivered a cub early Sunday, Feifei said. The base is home to 71 giant pandas, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency reported. Giant pandas have become endangered because their habitats are disappearing. Xinhua said about 1,590 pandas exist in China's wild, the majority of which are in Sichuan province and the provinces of Gansu, Shaanxi in the country's northwestern region.


Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Monday, October 13, 2008

ELF OWLS, BUGS AND HUMAN SALIVA

Dear Students,

Just a few little things you can do with knowing.

Love and Best wishes,

Ms B
Your Faithful Director and Mentor

What's an elf owl's favorite food?
The smallest of American owls, the elf owl, often nests in the Gila woodpecker’s cactus hole after the woodpecker leaves. The owl measures barely 6 inches tall. It specializes in catching scorpions, seizing each by the tail and nipping off its stinger. It then swallows the scorpion’s body, pincers and all.


Why do Japanese keep bugs?
Bugs hold special places in the hearts of many Japanese, who often keep crickets, beetles and fireflies as pets. Their calls are considered soothing and remind the nature-loving Japanese of a simpler, less hectic age.


Why were gummed envelopes initially upopular?
The first envelopes with gummed flaps were produced in 1844. In Britain, they were not immediately popular because it was thought to be a serious insult to send a person's saliva to someone else.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

VOCABULARY WORD OF THE DAY

How about a sentence with this word too, Second Years?

The code word for the week is CLASSIC!
The first person to tell me it by 6:00pm and gets a treat.

EASY EASY!!!
Love you,
Ms B

Today's Word "alpenglow"
alpenglow \AL-puhn-gloh\ (noun) - A reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains. "I had seen light similar to this in Switzerland, where it was known as alpenglow. But this was no ordinary alpenglow." -- Paul Watkins, 'The Ice Soldier' Alpenglow is a partial translation of German Alpenglühen, from Alpen, "Alps" + glühen, "to glow."

Saturday, October 11, 2008

VOCABULARY WORD OF THE DAY

Dear Students,
Lets learn some new words.
If you give me a sentence with this word early Tuesday evening, you can get a special treat for Halloween!

Learning can be fun, right?

Love always,
Ms B


Today's Word "redact"
redact \rih-DAKT\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.); to put in writing. 2 : To make ready and put in shape for publication; to edit. "Back when we were in college, we used to lie in bed and regularly redact a mutual fantasy about how someday we could run a cafe or a hotel in some distant country..." -- Peter Gadol, 'Light at Dusk' Redact derives from Latin redactus, past participle of redigere, to drive back, from re-, red-, "again, back" + agere, "to put in motion, to drive."

Sunday, September 21, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BELIZE



Today we join all Belizeans all over the world in wishing them a Happy Independence Day.


Long Live Belize. Long Live the Belize People. Long Live freedom and Long Live Democrary.

The code for today is INDEPENDENCE MEANS FREEDOM AND FREEDOM EQUALS BELIZE.

Love Always,

Ms B

Saturday, September 20, 2008

VOCABULARY OF THE DAY AND THE CODE!!!



Dear Students,

This week's code is "Belizean Independence".



Today's Word "tmesis"
tmesis \TMEE-sis\ (noun) - In grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, "what place soever" instead of "whatsoever place," or "abso-bloody-lutely." "As an example of a tmesis, Franklin was wont to quote Shakespeare from Richard II, :If on the first, how heinous e'er it be, To win thy after-love I pardon thee." Tmesis is from Greek tmesis, "a cutting," from temnein, "to cut."

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

SEPTEMBER IS HERE!!!!!



Like a light shining in the dark, CCC ACE offers direction and vision.
(Brenda A. Ysaguirre)


Here we are on the second day of September, 2008. Wow, how time flies bywhen you are having fun, or working hard, or learning new things.


A special welcome to all students of CCC ACE and CJC ACE. This school year we will be focusing on YOU, THE STUDENT, more than we ever did. The rason for this is that we want you all to stay in school nad we want you to beable to stand up and say proudly that you are a product of the finest evening division programme in Belize.


We will have to work together but that is not hard. We will carry the usual open house policy where all your concerns, queries and suggestions will be listened to.


Remember that these are the best years of your life - your school years! Enjoy it and work hard at doing the best you can and maybe even more.


Monday, September 1, 2008

COMO FUE INVENTADO EL PRIMER LAPIZ



How did the earliest pencils come about?
Some time prior to 1665, an enormous deposit of graphite was discovered at the site of Seathwaite Fell near Borrowdale, Cumbria, England. The locals found that it was very useful for marking sheep. This particular deposit of graphite was extremely pure and solid, and it could easily be sawn into sticks. This was and remains the only large scale deposit of graphite ever found in this solid form.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

DE QUE MATERIAL SE HACIA LAS VELAS ANTES?



What Material Was Used To Make Early Candles?
In Rome, around the first century, candles were made out of tallow and the pith of rushes. The Egyptians and Cretans made the candle from beeswax, as early as 3000 BC. The early candle was made from various forms of natural fat, tallow, and wax. In the 18th century, spermaceti, oil produced by the sperm whale, was used to produce a superior candle. Late in the 18th century, colza oil and rapeseed oil came into use as much cheaper substitutes.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Cuando fue "La Invasion Britannica?"



When was 'The British Invasion?'
The British Invasion was the term applied by the news media to the influx of rock and roll, beat and pop performers from the United Kingdom who became popular in the United States from 1964 to 1967. British artists who went to number one during this period were The Beatles, The Animals, The Dave Clark Five, Donovan, Herman's Hermits, The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Yardbirds.

Friday, August 29, 2008

VOCABULARY OF THE DAY



Today's Word "hauteur"
hauteur \haw-TUR; (h)oh-\ (noun) - Haughty manner, spirit, or bearing; haughtiness; arrogance. "She was unremarkable in every way save for the hauteur with which she regarded him." -- Karen Robards, 'Scandalous' Hauteur is from the French, from haut, "high," from Latin altus, "high." It is thus related to altitude.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

VOCABULARY OF THE DAY



Today's Word "autodidact"
autodidact \aw-toh-DY-dakt\ (noun) - One who is self-taught. "I'm an autodidact and a good one, because I'll kick my own (butt) if I don't learn, which is a sight to see with this leg brace." -- Dean Koontz, 'One Door Away from Heaven' Autodidact is from Greek autodidaktos, "self-taught," from auto-, "self" + didaktos, "taught," from didaskein, "to teach."

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

PLEASE READ THIS



Early Drinking Predicts Alcohol Dependence
ST. LOUIS (UPI) -- An early-age onset of drinking is a strong predictor of later alcohol dependence, Washington University School of Medicine researchers in St. Louis said. "Previous work had found that about one in three individuals who reported having started drinking at ages 17 or younger also reported having been alcohol dependent, either currently or previously," explained Richard A. Grucza of Washington University School of Medicine said in a statement. "For people who reported that they started drinking at age 21 or older, that number is one in 10. In other words, individuals who begin drinking at 17 or younger are more than three times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin at age 21 or older." The researchers analyzed two large, national surveys -- the National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Survey conducted in 1991 and 1992 and the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions conducted in 2001 and 2002. The findings, published in the August issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and available online, found women born during 1944 to1983 began drinking earlier than their predecessors, and that this earlier drinking might explain the higher rates of alcohol dependence.


Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

FAREWELL, VANESSA, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN



IT IS WITH SORROW IN MY HEART AND TEARS IN MY EYES THAT I WRITE THIS BLOG TONIGHT.


VANESSA VERENSIA CASTILLO, AN EXEMPLARY STUDENT OF OUR SECOND YEAR LAST YEAR HAS SUCCUMBED TO CANCER. AFTER A BATTLE WITH THIS TERRIBLE DISEASE FOR OVER THREE YEARS, VANESSA HAS GONE TO MEET OUR CREATOR.


REST IN PEACE WITH THE ANGELS, DEAR VANESSA. YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED ALWAYS.


FOND MEMORIES FROM THE THIRD YEAR STUDENTS AND MYSELF.

Monday, August 25, 2008

TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR. WELCOME BACK!





SCHOOL DAY, SCHOOL DAY
Dear Old Golden Rule Day,Reading and Writing and 'rithematic!Welcome back allstudents of Corozal Community College Day and Evening Division. Today is thbginning of the new school year and I am happy to report that we survived the summer with just a few things we could have done without but on a whole we had more joys than sorrows.Notice: To all YO PUEDO members: YOU NEED TO WORK ON YOUR FMVL CARD TO ACCESS ENTRY INTO CHETUMAL AND IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PERMIT OR PASSPORT TO LEAVE BELIZE,YOU ALSO HAVE TO WORK ON THAT.THE GOOD NEWS SECTION:Congratulations to Sherry on the birth of her baby. We wish you all the best in the future as you now enter this new phase in you life as a MOTHER!! Hugs and Kisses from all the Yo Puedo Gang - your Third Year Colleagues and myself.Hey people GUESS WHO IS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, TOO!!!YOURS TRULY HAS BEEN ACCEPTED TO ATTEND UNID IN CHETUMAL WHERE I WILL BE FOCUSING ON TECHNOLOGY OF EDUCATION. CLASSES BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 1 FOR ME.Note: I got accreditation after sitting the English exam. Urian says I mussy mi copy!! Hahahaha! DUH! Of course I did! FROM THE BEAUTIFUL GIFT OF A BRAIN THAT GOD GAVE ME TO BE A TEACHER OF ENGLISH!!! Much Love to Urian, our VP.This is to show you that we are never too old to learn and to go back to school.


Congratulations also goes out to Tomas Zetina who will be commencing UQROO in Chetumal. Tomas got the highest grades in 2 of th 3 exams he took to enter UQROO after a three months summer course. Aim for high grades in th school year also, Tom!We love you.


Congratulations also go to Henri Castillo, Antonio Magana, Dion Triminius and Mairi Guerra who arepresently attending Sixth Form at CJC in the Day Time. Make sure you big up your CCC ACE and you YO PUEDO group. You are in our hearts. We miss you already!!



MEETINGS, MEETINGS, MEETINGS!!

THE YO PUEDO GROUP WILL BE HAVING A MEETING ON FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK AT 6PM AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO ATTEND AND TO BE ON TIME. IMPORTANT MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED AND A TREASURER TO ELECT. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY MEETINGS WILL BE EVERY THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH.PLEASE CALL TO NOTIFY US IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND MEETING. YOU MAY CALL OR VISIT YASMIN AS SHE IS THE OFFICIAL SECRETARY OF THE GROUP, OR CALL URIAN OR ROGER.Have a great day everybody.


Love Always,

Brenda A. Ysaguirre

SUPERMAMA - YO PUEDO

President

Thursday, August 21, 2008

WHAT NEXT???

Police: Teen burglar ordered porn
PALM BAY, Fla. (UPI) -- Police in Palm Bay, Fla., have arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly broke into a home and ordered more than $100 worth of porn movies on a TV. Officers said the boy was charged with occupied burglary and grand theft after he allegedly entered a family's home and used its TV account to order about $129 worth of pornographic films, WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported. Police said the family had arrived home from shopping to find the alleged perpetrator watching their television. The teenager has previously been arrested on felony charges, police said. Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

VOCABULARY OF THE DAY



Today's Word "paladin"
paladin \PAL-uh-din\ (noun) - 1 : A knight-errant; a distinguished champion of a medieval king or prince; as, the paladins of Charlemagne. 2 : A champion of a cause. "I did not want to be a paladin. My mother and father wanted it for me. I did not work against my parents, but the priests saw my lack of inner motivation." -- Roby Ward, 'Heroes Of Watussin' Paladin derives from Late Latin palatinus, "an officer of the palace," from Latin palatium, "royal residence, palace," from Palatium, one of the seven hills of Rome, on which Augustus had his residence.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Vocabulary Word of the DAY



Today's Word "aficionado"
aficionado \uh-fish-ee-uh-NAH-doh\ (noun) - An enthusiastic admirer; a fan. "He cautiously descended a dark, narrow stairway to a cool room with a smooth floor and every sort of treasure an art aficionado could imagine." -- Tamara Sneed, 'All the Man I Need' Aficionado derives from Spanish aficionar, "to induce a liking for," from afición, "a liking for."

Monday, August 18, 2008

A DOG, A DISEASE AND A BLACK BEAR - FOOD FOR THOUGHT

How does a dog know when to cross the street?
The seeing-eye dog, or any dog trained to guide the blind, cannot tell a red light from a green one. When it lead its master across the street, it watches the traffic flow to tell when it is safe to cross.

Which disease is the most devastating?
In all of history, the most destructive disease is malaria. More than 1.5 million people die from malaria every year.


How do you tell a black bear from a grizzly?
You can identify a grizzly bear's mark by the sign of five claws. A black bear will lacerate a tree trunk with four claws.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vocabulary Word of the DAY

Today's Word "parsimonious"
parsimonious \par-suh-MOH-nee-uhs\ (adjective) - Sparing in expenditure; frugal to excess. "What was it but a rather pointless, long-drawn-out affair, in the true Russian style, about a moujik who was inordinately parsimonious, even as moujiks go." -- Henry Miller, 'Moloch: Or, This Gentile World' Parsimonious is the adjective form of parsimony, from Latin parsimonia, "thrift, parsimony," from parsus, past participle of parcere, "to spare, to be sparing, to economize."

Saturday, August 16, 2008

WHEN YOU HEAR THE TRUMPET



JUST Imagine!!!!! You are in your car driving home. Thoughts wander to the game you want to see or meal you want to eat, when suddenly a sound unlike any you've ever heard fills the air. The sound is high above you. A trumpet? A choir? A choir of trumpets? You don't know, but you want to know.. So you pull over, get out of your car, and look up. As you do, you see you aren't the only curious one. The roadside has become a parking lot. Car doors are open, and people are staring at the sky. Shoppers are racing out of the grocery store. The Little League baseball game across the street has come to a halt. Players and parents are searching the clouds. And what they see, and what you see, has never before been seen.As if the sky were a curtain, the drapes of the atmosphere part. A brilliant light spills onto the earth. There are no shadows. None.


From every hue ever seen and a million more never seen. Riding on the flow is an endless fleet of angels. They pass through the curtains one myriad at a time, until they occupy every square inch of the sky. North. South. East. West. Thousands of silvery wings rise and fall in unison, and over the sound of the trumpets, you can hear the cherubim and seraphim chanting, Holy, holy, holy.. The final flank of angels is followed by twenty-four silver-bearded elders and a multitude of souls who join the angels in worship. Suddenly, the heavens are quiet. All is quiet. The angels turn, you turn, the entire world turns and there He is. Jesus. Through waves of light you see the silhouetted figure of Christ the King. He is atop a great stallion, and the stallion is a top a billowing cloud. He opens his mouth, and you are surrounded by his declaration: I am the Alpha and the Omega. The angels bow their heads.. The elders remove their crowns. And before you is a Figure so consuming that you know, instantly you know: Nothing else matters. Forget stock markets and school reports. Sales meetings and football games. Nothing is newsworthy... All that mattered, matters no more.... For Christ has come.


Please let me know the exact time you read this. It is mystical--honest. This morning when the Lord opened a window to Heaven, he saw me, and he asked: My child, what is your greatest wish for today? I responded: 'Lord please; take care of the person who is reading this message, their family and their special friends. They deserve it and I love them very much'. The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings but not its end.

Friday, August 15, 2008

A JOKE FOR YOU

Jamaican Math Test

A Jamaican man wants a job, but the foreman won't hire him until he passes a little math test. Here is your first question, the foreman said.

'Without using numbers, represent the number 9.'

'Without numbers?' The Jamaican says, 'Dat is easy.' And proceeds to draw three trees.

'What's this?' the boss asks 'Ave you got no brain?

Tree and tree and tree make nine,' says the Jamaican.

'Fair enough,' says the boss. 'Here's your second question. Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99.'

The Jamaican stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree.

'Ere you go.'

The boss scratches his head and says, 'How on earth do you get that to represent 99?'

'Each of da trees is dirty now.

So, it's dirty tree, and dirty tree, and dirty tree. Dat is 99.'

The boss is getting worried that he's going to actually have to hire this Jamaican, so he says, 'All right, last question. Same rules again, but represent the number 100.'

The Jamaican stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says, 'Ere you go. One hundred.'

The boss looks at the attempt. 'You must be nuts if you think that represents a hundred!'

The Jamaican leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree and says, 'A little dog come along and crap by each tree. So now you got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd, which makes one hundred. So, when I start?'

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Vocabulary Word of the DAY

Today's Word "dilatory"
dilatory \DIL-uh-tor-ee\ (adjective) - 1 : Tending to put off what ought to be done at once; given to procrastination. 2 : Marked by procrastination or delay; intended to cause delay; -- said of actions or measures. "We are dilatory, we bears, dilatory and slow by nature, and hate to make up our minds, and dread the severing consequences of action..." -- Jean Garrigue, 'The Animal Hotel' Dilatory is from Latin dilatorius, from dilator, "a dilatory person, a loiterer," from dilatus, past participle of differre, "to delay, to put off," from dis-, "apart, in different directions" + ferre, "to carry."

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Vocabulary Word of the DAY

Today's Word "somniferous"
somniferous \som-NIF-uhr-uhs\ (adjective) - Causing or inducing sleep. "The wine which had exerted its somniferous influence over Mr. Snodgrass, and Mr. Winkle, had stolen upon the senses of Mr. Pickwick." -- Charles Dickens, 'The Pickwick Papers' Somniferous comes from Latin somnifer, "sleep-bringing," from somnus, "sleep" + ferre, "to bring."

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

EL SEXO NO TIENE NADA QUE HACER CON TU INTELIGENCIA



No gender gap noted in math scores
MADISON, Wis. (UPI) -- A U.S. study found that girls have closed the gender gap in math performance. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and University of California, Berkeley, studied SAT results and math scores from 7 million students and found that girls are just as good at math as boys. "There just aren't gender differences anymore in math performance," study leader Janet Hyde, a psychology professor at UW-Madison, said in a statement. "So parents and teachers need to revise their thoughts about this." The findings are published in the journal Science. Hyde said cultural beliefs that women aren't as good as men at math can have an impact on classroom performance. "Because if your mom or your teacher thinks you can't do math, that can have a big impact on your math self concept," she said.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

ATENCION ESTUDIANTES DE CCC ACE Y CJC ACE



ALL STUDENTS OF THE COROZAL COMMUNBITY COLLGE ACE AND THE COROZAL JUNIOR COLLEGE ACE ARE REMINDED THAT SCHOOL BEGINS ON AUGUST 25TH., 2008 WITH SCHOLA BREVIS AT 5:45 PM AT THE RUDOLPH WADE AUDITORIUM.


THANK YOU,

Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Director

Saturday, August 9, 2008

CAREERS TO CHOOSE INCLUDE SPORTS!



Report: Women athletes becoming wealthy
NEW YORK (UPI) -- Tennis players occupied the top four slots in 2007 among the world's highest-paid women athletes. Forbes.com reported Wednesday the quartet is Maria Sharapova of Russia ($26 million), American sisters Serena and Venus Williams ($14 million and $13 million respectively) and recently retired tennis player Justine Henin of Belgium ($12.5 million). "The tour has a much more international flavor to it," said David Carter of the Sports Business Group, an industry consultant. "The chance does exist, especially as women's sports get more coverage in the Olympics," Carter added when discussing the issue of whether women's team-sport athletes ever catch up to men in earnings. Golfer Michelle Wie of Hawaii is No. 5 despite a failure to win a tournament and two disqualifications on the LPGA Tour after a much-publicized start to her career. Spots 6-10 are filled by golfers Annika Sorenstam ($11 million) and Lorena Ochoa ($10 million), IndyCar driver Danica Patrick ($7 million) and tennis' Ana Ivanovic ($6.5 million).
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Friday, August 8, 2008

CON O SIN RELACIONES SEXUALES...



Teen sex doesn't predict HPV infection
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (UPI) -- Women sexually active as teens are just as likely as women not sexually active in youth to get human papillomavirus as adults, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital say using risk factors as a means to determine who should get the HPV vaccine is not an effective strategy. Lead author Dr. Amanda F. Dempsey says much of the confusion over whether or not to vaccinate a patient stems from conflicting recommendations -- the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices advocates for universal vaccination, but the American Cancer Society recommends vaccinating all females younger than 18, and selectively vaccinating women ages 19 to 26 based on sexual history. Dempsey and colleagues selected six high-risk behaviors that have been shown in other studies to be associated for sexually active women with a higher risk of HPV -- the number of sexual partners, history of having an older male sexual partners and/or a new sex partner with the past year, illegal drug use, history of sex while impaired by drinking and regular use of cigarettes/alcohol. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found of the risk factors evaluated during adolescence, none was found to be associated with future HPV infection
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Thursday, August 7, 2008

SAYING NO TO FOLLOW ONE'S BELIEF AND TRADITION IS GOOD



Women's volleyball team says no to bikinis
NEW DELHI (UPI) -- Women on India's team playing in the World Beach Volleyball contest say they are refusing to dress in bikinis because the dress code goes against their beliefs. Organizers of the event agreed to loosen the dress code rules, allowing the Indian team to wear long shorts and T-shirts instead of the required bikini, The Telegraph reported Friday. "We want to give a good fight in the game and not the dress code," Kanaka Mahalakshmi, who is on the Indian team, told the newspaper. AJ Martin, head of the local Beach Volley Ball Championship in Chennai, said dress code regulations were loosened to honor the cultural and religious beliefs of players. "Everything is possible in sports to respect culture of different countries. We don't mean to offend anyone. We are here to play the sport," Zoe Chater of the French team told The Telegraph.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

HOME INVASION

Most unfortunately I returned home last night to fne out that somone had entered my house and stolen food and some personal defects.

I believe it was a homeless person because the food that was stolen are all things that can be eaten without using a stove. Unfortunately I have also lost some of my Poetry memorablia, jewellry and my late father's MBE medal and that hurts me deeply. Also my cellular phone that I keep to use when I travel in the USA which has prepaid credit for the USA on it. My house was left in a mess and I am hurt by the fact that someone would do this to me. I hope they understand what they have done and do not do it again. I am not a person to buy things like jewellry so when they steal from me they steal something that most likely is of sentimental value. Things that have belonged to my family which inherited. That they would do this is just low.

Anyway, this is life and life is hell.

I am still alive and untouched but their action. Life continues and I will survive.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

WHEN DOES A SON REPORT HIS MOM TO THE COPS?



The example you set for your children, reflects the type of parent you are.

(Brenda A. Ysaguirre)


Son tells cops mom makes fake money
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (UPI) -- A California woman faces criminal charges after her 10-year-old son told police she counterfeited money in her home, officials said. Jessie Reed, of Bakersfield, Calif., was taken into police custody with her husband July 4, after her son told authorities she used a computer for illegal activities, the Bakersfield Californian reported. The boy accused his mother of tampering with identification cards and producing phony cash, a search warrant says. The warrant says the boy gave authorities copies of the fake cash. Police said they found phony bills when they raided Reed's home, where they seized computer printers, scanners and disks. Court documents indicate Reed has been charged with second-degree burglary, unauthorized use of identifying information of another and possessing driver's license/identification to commit forgery. She is expected in court Friday, the newspaper said.


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Monday, August 4, 2008

NOTICE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK SUMMER COURSES

ALL GRADES AND REPORTS FOR THE SUMMER COURSES WILL BE GIVEN IN SEPTEMBER.

THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT THE SECRETARY WILL BE ON VACATION FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

THE OFFICE WILL BE OPENED IN THE AFTERNOONS FROM 1PM.

WE REGRET ANY INCONVIENCES CAUSED.

Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Director

Sunday, August 3, 2008

TODO POR UN GLOBO



Teen fined $100 for letting balloon go
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England (UPI) -- A British woman said police were being "petty and vindictive" when they fined her teenage son about $100 for letting a balloon float away. Max Twizell, 16, was ordered to fork over nearly $100 for littering after he let go of a balloon filled with helium at a charity gathering in Newcastle, England, the Daily Mail reported Sunday. "Will the council fine every charity that holds a balloon race 50 pounds ($100) per balloon? How about toddlers in prams who accidentally release their helium balloon?" the boy's mother, Lorraine Twizell said. Stephen Savage, director of regulatory services and public protection, told the newspaper authorities are required to bust those who litter. "We believe pursuing action against offenses like this sends out an uncompromising message that litter dropping in the city will not be tolerated," he said

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

ENJOY YOUR VACATIONS PED STUDENTS



Today was officially the last day of summer classes for the teachers in the Primary Education Programme. As they set off for workshops and a little bit of a holiday I wish them well.


Have time for your family and friends and see you in four weeks when we come back to the hard work of another school year.


Love always,
Ms B


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

SENORITAS, SUS VESTIDOS PUEDEN CAUSAR PROBLEMAS DE SALUD



Girls' clothing tied to mental health
LONDON (UPI) -- The type of clothing worn by young girls could influence their likelihood of suffering mental problems later, British researchers say. Researchers reached the conclusion in a study of British and Bangladeshi adolescents published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Bangladeshi pupils who wore traditional clothing were significantly less likely to have mental health problems than those whose style of dress was a mix of traditional and British/North American tastes, but only for girls. White British pupils who chose to wear a mix of clothes from their own and other cultures enjoyed relatively good mental health, the study showed. The findings were based on almost 1,000 Bangladeshi and Caucasian British students, ages 11 to 14, who attended East London schools with diverse populations. The youths were questioned on social life, culture and health in 2001. They were surveyed on mental health two years later.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

SI NO ES DE ORO O PLATA NO ES BUENO PARA TI



Third of cheap earrings test for nickel
SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- Nickel exposure from inexpensive earrings is a common cause of earlobe dermatitis and repeated exposure can make treatment difficult, a U.S. study said. Dermatologist Dr. Howard I. Maibach of the University of California, San Francisco, and Dr. Jacob Pontoppidan Thyssen purchased 277 inexpensive earrings -- under $50 -- from 34 different stores and artists in San Francisco. All earrings purchased were examined with the dimethylglyoxime, or DMG test -- a routine spot test to detect the presence of nickel. Of the 277 earrings, 30.7 percent demonstrated at least one spot that tested DMG-positive for nickel. Price could not predict exposure. In one store, none of the 44 earrings costing $5 and $8 were DMG positive, but numerous earrings costing $15 o $25 in another store were DMG positive. Maibach said that the highest proportion of DMG-positive earrings came from local artists, with 69 percent of these earrings testing positive for nickel. Forty-three percent of earrings purchased from stores in China Town also tested positive. The study, published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found 24 percent of the earrings purchased at the stores targeting younger women tested positive for nickel, but only 1.7 percent of earrings from stores targeting women over 40 tested positive.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

A MESSAGE TO ALL MY STUDENTS

STUDENTS A DIRECTOR COULD ASK FOR!!!


Dearest Students,

This is the last week of summer classes and I am sure glad we are coming to some rest time for the students. As you go off to relax for the next few weeks or to workshops - for the teachers in the PED programme, take with you all my love and my heart felt gratitude for your friendship and your support and understanding during the past school year. I look forward to serving you in the new school year with love, peace, joy and lots of energy (God help me. I will need it!!! hahahaha).


Love Always,

Ms B

Your Director

Sunday, July 27, 2008

HOW TO GET RID OF HEADACHE WITHOUT DRUGS



Avoiding medications may prevent future headaches.Headaches. For those of us who get them, they can be painful, annoying and even debilitating depending on their severity. While the simplest solution for many is an aspirin or two, physicians warn that the overuse of over-the-counter pain medications can actually cause headaches to worsen and become chronic. For those looking for an alternative, there are many holistic and natural headache remedies available.
Acupressure
A close relative to the ancient Chinese healing method acupuncture, acupressure helps alleviate headache pain by stimulating channels of energy termed meridians. A trained acupressure specialist uses his or her fingertips to apply pressure, relieving headache (and other types) of pain. Some simple acupressure techniques can be done at home. For example, to relieve the pain of a tension headache, push down on the top of the skull for 30 seconds, three times in a row, while breathing deeply.
Massage/Chiropractic
Headaches caused by muscle tension or misalignment can be relieved by massage or a visit to the chiropractor. Chiropractors can re-align the spine, taking the pressure off the muscles and nerves, which in turn will relieve the pain. Massages not only help you relax your mind which alone can help alleviate headache pain, but relax your muscles as well, working out knots that can cause pressure and stiffness. Certified massage therapists specialize in headache relief and know how to work the back of the neck, occipital area, shoulder area and trapeziums, the tension of which can all contribute to headache pain.
Homeopathic Supplements
Bryonia (Wild Hops) – Considered most effective on headaches described as "splitting."
Iris (Blue Flag) – Best for migraine headaches with visual aura.
Sanguinaria (Blood Root) – Best for migraines with vomiting.
Spigelia (Pink Root) – Considered most effective on "left side" headaches accompanied by stiff neck and sore shoulders.
Rosemary, lavender and chamomile oils- Gently rub a drop of oil on the area where you have the most pain.
Hydration
Dehydration is one of the major causes of headaches so making sure you drink enough water is important in preventing them. Once you have a headache, drinking water may help alleviate the pain as your body re-hydrates.

Relaxation
It is estimated that many types of headaches are caused by stress. Tension headaches and pain caused by tight muscles are two examples. Learning simple relation techniques can help soften these muscles, taking the "squeeze" of susceptible areas of the shoulders, neck and forehead. A great way to encourage your muscles to relax is a heat pack. Simply warm the pack to a comfortable temperature, place on the affected area and breathe, willing your muscles to loosen and your body to soften and relax. Many (myself included) find that headaches brought on by stress hurt most around the base of the skull, down into the neck. The heat works great for this type of pain, however for headaches caused by eyestrain and migraines, cold packs often have better results. One method is to place a cold pack on your head while at the same time placing a heating pad on your feet. This is believed to stop the dilation, which is often the cause of headache pain and will allow you to get rid of a headache without drugs.Throughout the day, check for tight or rigid muscles and take a few moments to stretch and loosen them before the tightness can result in a headache. When at home, take a few minutes for yourself to close your eyes, stretch and relax in order to ward off headaches.
Diet
Migraine headaches are often caused by diet. Known offenders are chocolate, cheese and red wine amongst others. Preventing headaches may mean eliminating these from your diet. Once you have a headache however, there are some foods, which can help alleviate the pain. One of these is cherries. Anthocyanins, a natural pigment in cherries may help prevent tension headaches. Another food that may help is chili peppers. Capsaicin, which gives peppers their bite, may help prevent cluster headaches. While downing a chili pepper may not seem appealing, the severe pain associated with cluster headaches may make the bite of the pepper well worth it.ExerciseExercise gets the blood flowing and releases natural endorphins, both of which can help ease the pain of a headache. Take your exercise outside into the fresh air and you have a double dollop of natural remedy.
Oxygen
Studies show that oxygen may be beneficial in reducing the pain associated with cluster headaches and help sufferers get rid of a headache without drugs. Cluster headaches are extremely painful, generating waves of pain usually around one eye and can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. Cluster headaches are especially debilitating due to their nasty habit of returning, sometimes up to eight or 10 times a day. Oxygen, which is available by prescription, helps those who suffer from cluster headaches. These headaches are caused by an increase of blood flow to the brain and breathing pure oxygen counteracts this, reducing the pain and frequency associated with these types of headaches.The above natural remedies will help you get rid of a headache without drugs.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

DOES WAKING UP EARLY MAKE YOU HAPPY?



Extra time: a pleasing commodity.
Boing. Do your eyelids spring open at the crack of dawn? Does waking up early make you happy? Or, would you rather begin your day at the crack of noon? Early birds may get the worms. But do early birds who wake up at first light feel any extra measure of joy as they indulge in those big, fat breakfasts? Here are some answers, served sunny side up.

The crack of dawn—the creeping illumination that announces every sunrise—signals the start of the day for thousands of people who like to get a jump on the clock. Some find that waking early grants to them some precious extra hours in that span available before returning once again to the bedroom. Work and play in extra-generous amounts can be accomplished when running out of time is not a concern. In fact, idleness too may be more satisfying when pursued without deadlines.

Do early risers see physical benefits?

Early risers avow that getting a jump-start on the day leads to a variety of health benefits. There is time for energizing all their physical systems with a leisurely, healthy breakfast. There is time to peel a ripe peach, wash some berries or mix up a batch of flapjacks. Every bite can be chewed thoroughly—a luxury not afforded later in the day when things are all in a tizzy.

Upon waking up early, even mildly athletic people find happiness in going for a walk or a jog around the park. Maybe they head for the gym to lay claim to their favorite exercise machine before the arrival of others intent on doing a thousand reps—slowly. Sports aficionados find that if they wake up early, the lanes at the pool that are reserved for lap swimmers generally are free from thrashing traffic. But are these folks exercising with joy? A look at the glow of their complexions and the smiles on their faces might be a clue.


Are there any spiritual benefits?

Members of various religious orders and practitioners of lifestyles that embrace meditative activities such as prayer and yoga have built a rich tradition of waking up early to greet the day with a clear mind—and an open heart. The glories of a sunrise swathed in shades of purple and orange instill joy and wonder—even among atheists.

The senses are fully involved at the start of the day. The sound of birds chirping, squirrels chattering and roosters crowing are the music of the morning—in some parts of the country. And almost anywhere, the sight of a red rose wearing diamonds made of dew drops is one of the sweetest of early-morning treats. Nature seems to be at its best early in the morning. And those who wake up early are the beneficiaries of the bounty. Does waking up early make you happy?

Is there an element of mental satisfaction?

Happiness sometimes is tied to the accomplishment of goals. And early risers seem to have an edge in finishing projects in a timely manner. Alarm clocks, clock radios and automatic timers that enable compact disc players to be activated at a selected hour may help foster the habit of waking up early. People who tackle their next planned assignment first thing in the morning seem to get more done by the time they indulge in a relaxing break at mid-morning. Some say they make fewer mistakes than they might when fatigued—later in the day or in the evening.

Many writers, poets, playwrights and other creative people find the early hours of the day a productive time for hatching ideas that lead to a finished product—produced by noon. Maintaining an informal to-do list, a journal, a daily diary or some other assistive device that helps track the progress of a project can help early risers realize how well their time is spent. Those who wake up early can't help but notice an awfully abundant supply of checkmarks in those ledgers. Those check marks usually mean: job well done. Chances are good that all these early risers will be again waking up happy, tomorrow.