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SB #197

Today’s interesting image

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“Fossil Sitting In Sun Light” by A Guy Taking Pictures, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Fun Video: This was a pretty big hit, back in the day..

Today’s quote:The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.” ~ Thomas Szasz

Happy Anniversary To Me: It was eight years ago today that I posted my first Tech Paul tutorial here, (The first Tech Paul Post: secure your web connection) 2,368 articles ago.

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

June 7, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment

SB #195

Folks, it’s Sunday.You know what that means.

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“whiskery” by jenny downing, courtesy of Flickr Commons

And ya’ know.. I need a dose of Pearl Jam.

Here’s a thot: I used to read three newspapers a day, and instead of music I listened to ‘talk radio’ (In a past life, I was a Journalism Major). One of the best decisions I ever made for my ‘mental health’ was to ignore the Infotainment (aka “news”) and fearmongering/propaganda, cancel my subscriptions, and turn off the TV. I highly recommend it to all my friends. (And you’ll save over a thousand a year, too..)

This guy explains the arguement fairly well (IMHO): How To Stop Watching TV – Why You Must Eliminate TV Right Now!

Yup. That’s right. With the exception of last year’s Super Bowl, I haven’t turned on my TV in almost three years. (If I do watch something, I do so on Netflix. (No ads).)

Today’s Quote:Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.” –Cadet maxim

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

May 17, 2015 Posted by | advice, Digital Images, digital Video | Leave a comment

Dear Me

Don’t be a creep.

Folks, don’t ask me how I happened to stumbled across this video.. But I decided to take a minute and share it with you because I largely agree with what this young person (well, young from my perspective) is saying. And I think it might be good ‘food for thought’ to interrupt our busy busy busy day.

20 Powerful Secrets in 20 min

I think I like #’s 12, 13, 15 + 16 best.. but #20 fersher.

Today’s quote:In a world plagued with commonplace tragedies, only one thing exists that truly has the power to save lives, and that is love.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich

How easy it is (and how conditioned we are) to forget that..

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April 29, 2015 Posted by | advice, digital Video | 2 Comments

SB #188

Dear Congressperson,
Here’s a win-win idea for you. Be the hero who writes the Bill that ends “Daylight Savings Time”. This is a measure that both parties can get behind (“nonpartisan”) and would make constituencies so happy, they might stop badmouthing you for up to a week (so time it to pass in the weeks prior to election day).
I have never, not once, ever, in my many decades of talking with people, heard anyone say they like DST.. or even ‘support’ it: I’ve only heard complaint.
So make yourself useful for a change, and do something popular. Win win.

Today’s Pretty Picture:

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“Wild Spaces” by Rennett Stowe, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

Today’s quotable quote:Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.” ~ Albert Camus

Today’s poll:

Today’s Misc. Notes: Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.

Today’s Fun Video:

Wow.

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March 8, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment

Double-barrel FF

First up for your Friday Fun video is.. well.. something you may never have seen before.

..and this next is for those of you who enjoy my music vids.

Yay. The weekend’s almost here.

I wonder why they made such a point of teaching me iambic pentameter in school…

Today’s tech: What’s the #1 consumer concern/complaint (and has been for the past 15 years)? Think you know? Click here to find out. (It’s a good read.)

Today’s quote:It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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February 27, 2015 Posted by | digital music, digital Video | , , | Leave a comment

FF on Thursday

My week is finally starting to improve. I hope yours has been super-groovy.

Here’s yet another music video for your consideration.

(That’s not a bad playlist.. if you just let it run.)

Today’s quote: “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”  ~ Dale Carnegie

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February 5, 2015 Posted by | digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment

Weekend Amusements…

I hope everyone has a pleasant-enough weekend.

image wild quail

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“Wild Quail sits on a fence in the morning light” by Charles Knowles, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

Today’s Fun Video:

Um.. er.. I guess that wasn’t so “fun”, so here’s another:

Today’s quote:The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.” ~ Kent M. Keith

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

January 31, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment