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morning ablutions

Sometime mornings, when I’m getting ready for the day, I like to give myself a little puzzle to work out.  Not a brain-teaser.  More like an exercise; something to think about while I put in my contacts and eat my oatmeal.

This morning I wondered, how can Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Carter be connected?  I didn’t come up with anything meaningful, but it did lead to this:

What if the Nobel Peace Prize looked like the MTV Music Award statue?
I consider this morning’s exercise a success.

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Today is a good day. Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize. He joins a distinguished group that includes the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Elie Weisel, and Jimmy Carter.

I wonder if the Norwegian Nobel Institute has been trying to send a political message to the United States recently, with the honor going to Jimmy Carter three years ago and now Al Gore. Perhaps they are trying to position themselves as a replacement for our outdated electoral college. Looking down the list of previous years’ winners, they make a strong case for themselves.

Wouldn’t it be great if the major issue in a presidential election was the candidate’s dedication to peace?