Today we are celebrating Dr. Sacks and the importance of gratitude in creating meaning from our experiences. #DaysofGratitude
"At nearly 80, with a scattering of medical and surgical problems, none disabling, I feel glad to be alive — “I’m glad I’m not dead!” sometimes bursts out of me when the weather is perfect...
I am grateful that I have experienced many things — some wonderful, some horrible — and that I have been able to write a dozen books, to receive innumerable letters from friends, colleagues, and readers, and to enjoy what Nathaniel Hawthorne called ‘an intercourse with the world.'"
In 1989, after winning the Nobel Prize, he was asked how he would like to be remembered.
Using the crude language common to his fiction, Cela said he would like this epitaph: "Here lies someone who tried to screw his fellow man as little as possible."
communication or dealings between individuals or groups.
"everyday social intercourse"
v., screwed, screw·ing, screws.
- To drive or tighten (a screw).
- To fasten, tighten, or attach by or as if by means of a screw.
- To attach (a tapped or threaded fitting or cap) by twisting into place.
- To rotate (a part) on a threaded axis.
- To contort (one's face).
- To take advantage of; cheat: screwed me out of the most lucrative sales territory.
- Vulgar Slang. To have sexual intercourse with.
Richard Abraham Herder KG Recalls Torque Wrenches Due to Risk of InjuryWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Torcofix/Torcoflex and Mountz Torque Wrenches
Units: About 670
Importer: Mountz Inc., of San Jose, Calif.
Manufacturer: Richard Abraham Herder KG, of Solingen, Germany
Hazard: The internal spring mechanism on the wrench can fail or break, allowing bolts or screws to break or become unscrewed, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystander.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The wrenches were sold under three styles names: Richard Abraham Herder KG “Gedore/Rahsol” label, the Mountz “Titan” label, and the Mountz “Erico” label. Only wrenches with the serial numbers within the following ranges are included in the recall:
|From serial no.||To serial no.|
|Product/Brand Name||Model Nos.|
|GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX K with Ratchet||4550-10; 4550-20; 4550-30; 4550-40|
|GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFLEX K with Ratchet||3550-07; 3550-10; 3550-20; 3550-30; 3550-2006|
|GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX Z with Spigot||4410-01; 4420-01; 4430-01; 4440-01|
|GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX SE with rectangle holder||4100-01; 4200-02; 4201-01; 4300-01; 4301-01|
|GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX K US with Ratchet||6550-15; 6551-07; 6551-10; 6551-30; 6551-60|
|MOUNTZ TITAN with Ratchet||280012; 280013; 280014|
|MOUNTZ TITAN with Spigot||280022; 280023; 280024|
|MOUNTZ ERICO ELT110D with Ratchet||ELT110D|
Sold by: Mountz Inc. through wholesale catalog sales and wholesale through industrial distributors, private label (Erico) and direct to OEM’s mostly in North America from July 2006 through April 2008 for between about $150 and $300.
Manufactured in: Solingen, Germany
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wrenches and contact Richard Abraham Herder KG to receive a repair or replacement wrench. Recalled wrenches can be sent to:
|KLANN Tools, Inc.|
7187 Bryhawke Circle, Suite 700
North Charleston, SC 29418
19051 Underwood Road
Foley, AL 36535