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Just Another Day

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”  ~ Frederick Keonig

Folks, I have grown weary. And I think part of that weariness is due to the fact that – once again – maybe I have fallen out of the habit of “counting my blessings”.

But part of it is also due to.. it seems to me we don’t display the courtesy, consideration, and compassion for our fellows we used to — “rude, crude, and socially unacceptable” seems to be something we strive for now (Thanks, Jerry Springer). As if it’s something to be proud of. Gangsta.
Maybe we’re all in too much of a hurry ..?

In fact.. I am starting to think I don’t like people very much. So, I am going away. To “get my head on straight.” I am sure you can get along without my free advice for a day or two…

Maybe I’ll go get me a dog. Right now, I think I like dogs better.

Not so sure about that. But fersher I am off to here (mentally at least). Adios.

As a parting gift, I am going to tell you how to make money on the Internet that is automatically generated – you do nothing. How? Be a blogger! Automatically. Look at this feature set…

… complete with tech support.

Man, am I tired…

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July 14, 2011 - Posted by | tech


  1. Hey…sounds like a get-away, a reprieve is timely for you Paul …and a good idea…especially with what you are experiencing from people… as you start out explaining in your blog… but part of it is due to…

    The tech world is not an easy place to be, .. I only have to deal with myself …as a user of a couple of computers with it’s constant changes, security threats, updates… makes me ask myself… is all this tech stuff worth all the hassles, frustrations and expense? it does become weary- some!

    So Paul, go for awhile …”enjoy the gentler side of life”… believe it or not …there’s still some of it out there.

    Take Care



    Comment by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      I appreciate the support!


      Comment by techpaul | July 14, 2011 | Reply

  2. Hey Paul,

    Hey buddy; you sound like you just spent a few hours on the interstate (that always kills my faith in human nature). The media caretakers of the world have dropped the bar all right and done a total disservice to society just to make a quick buck.

    Remember: nobody can steal courtesy, consideration or compassion from us and the more we give it away the greater chance it will come back to us!

    Pretty lame way to say it but I hope you get what I mean. kick back put on some tunes get with some friends and recharge them batteries!!




    Comment by Bob Slyker | July 14, 2011 | Reply

    • Bob Slyker,
      Ha! No.. but great guess!

      I know it is a bit cornball, but I need to get back to my practice of doing “a random act of kindness”, and just (better) try to to pretend we don’t live in a world where “no good deed goes unpunished”.

      .. Better cultivate my “attitude of gratitude”. And get my batteries refreshed.

      Good to see you here again.


      Comment by techpaul | July 14, 2011 | Reply

  3. I’ve been out all day, partly helping a computer newbie who is also a senior and partly discovering that the new muffler strap I knew my 9-year-old car needed (The old one fell off and my husband used picture wire to keep the thing off the ground!) was the smallest part of a $1,400 repair bill (broken strut and a few other signs of advancing age–we won’t go into the signs of advancing age in yours truly!), so I’m only now reading your blog. I trust you have already departed for a lakeside retreat or some such place. Personally, I have always found trees, water and small animals/birds to be the greatest restorers of my battered soul. I truly hope you’re finding what you need.

    Of all the tech sites I visit regularly, I enjoy yours the most–not only because you have yet to post anything I have not found useful, but because you are who you are: a kind soul who fosters the best in all those you deal with, whether in your business or through your blog.

    Take the break you need–we all need to restore our souls regularly– but never fall into the trap of thinking that what you do is not appreciated. It most certainly is. Automatic blogging without needing to know anything? Well, that’s in the same category of those lotions they’re always trying to sell women that will make them young and sexy with daily applications!

    Sexy is in the eye of the beholder. Not all beholders have any business beholding. Your blog may not be sexy, but it sure is thought-provoking and informative, and makes this reader feel you do care about what happens to your readers.

    Enjoy the break. Heaven knows you’ve earned it.


    Comment by Hermit2003 | July 14, 2011 | Reply

    • Hermit2003,
      This’ll probably date me somewhat.. (ahem) but your “repair bill” was $100 less than I paid for my first car. (And it sounds like your husband went to the same school as I did — bubblegum and bailing wire, good enough for another few miles)

      The world she is a’ changin’.

      Your words of support mean a lot — thank you.

      Since you were so nice to me, I hope I can (repay) make you smile with this.. click on the picture and check out


      Comment by techpaul | July 14, 2011 | Reply

      • What a gift! Gave me just the laugh I needed! Thanks!


        Comment by Hermit2003 | July 14, 2011 | Reply

        • I can easily kill an hour browsing that site.. some amazing things there.


          Comment by techpaul | July 14, 2011 | Reply

  4. Hi. Paul.

    I wish you all the best.

    br nh


    Comment by dkdude | July 15, 2011 | Reply

    • dkdude,
      Right back at you, min ven.


      Comment by techpaul | July 15, 2011 | Reply

  5. Take care, Paul. :-)


    Comment by Paul Andrew Russell | July 15, 2011 | Reply

    • Paul Andrew Russell,
      Thank you.

      … just keep putting one foot in front of the other .. and walking that road..


      Comment by techpaul | July 15, 2011 | Reply

  6. I know what you mean. Take a vacation.


    Comment by RJ45 | July 15, 2011 | Reply

    • RJ45,
      My plan.

      Good to see you here again.


      Comment by techpaul | July 15, 2011 | Reply

  7. TechPaul,

    You are focusing on the bad (and I know what you referring to in this posting). Focus on the good and count your blessings that you have a very large following (and friends) on this blog. We all have great admiration and respect for the help you provide us.



    Comment by Ramblinrick | July 15, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you, Rick.

      Aw, it isn’t just that. It has been .. well, I will just say “a rough patch.”
      Life teaching me a little perspective, and humility. (That should cover it.)

      I try very hard to remember to “walk a mile in another man’s boots”. But sometimes I think I (we all, really) get caught up in my (our) own personal daily dramas, and forget to consider the other guy. I hope the readers of the post will take pause, and think on it.
      (And I think my readers are the type who will.)

      Share a smile, not a scowl.

      Hey! That’s not bad!


      Comment by techpaul | July 15, 2011 | Reply

  8. Take all the time you need Paul… The people who care will still be here when you return, and the ONE (or two, or three) who don’t care don’t matter. Small things amuse tiny minds my friend. Rest up, enjoy a break from the insanity, and come back with a full recharge!

    My best to you


    Comment by Anonymous | July 17, 2011 | Reply

    • I thank you – sincerely – for the support!


      Comment by techpaul | July 17, 2011 | Reply

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