Sunday, August 13, 2006

Wisdom Borne

May the journey of your being, liven those you touch.
As hope gives meaning to life’s confusion,
Results are seldom seen as desired,
Inspiration is gratefully kept open near a heart,
Elation at travel’s end gives growing solace.

Heroes are rarely known to themselves,
Expectations favor those giving to the bottom.
Nurture the lapping waves of calm seas.
Reaching heights of wisdom borne trees,
Yearning the dreams of futures forgotten.

Steadfast love shoulders debts’ illusion,
Threads of faith exist within the required,
Eluding those who never give a single part
Involving a quiet disparate place
Evokes a thrill sought through much
Remorse of events unable to shelve.

May all rejoice in emotion seek those endless in emitting radiance,
Helping everyone needful resolve young stoicism tales ever including elastic respect.

Copyright © Robert Dodson, 2006 All Rights Reserved.

Friday, May 05, 2006


Just a quick little post today. The 5th of May is the 11th anniversary of my dad’s passing into that alternate realm of existence known as death. If you believe in a Higher Power, then it’s not difficult to believe a loved one exists in an unknown realm. How are we to know one way or the other? To my knowledge, there’s only one sure way to find out. Die! But then, I wouldn’t be able to let you know that Heaven exists. Such a Catch-22. Similarly, can one truly believe the reported experiences from a near death experience? Given careful consideration, what would be the motive to lie about that adventure?

Monday, April 24, 2006

Have you ever wondered why colored leather products are so expensive? I have and I have the answer. It is very difficult to get the cows to stand motionless, while you dye them various colors.

Monday, April 17, 2006

This may be bizarre, but I will share my opinion. It seems quite a number of people, including members of Congress, Big Business, Scholars and educators are bemoaning the level of poverty in the good ‘Ol USofA’. I have a solution. It’s far out into right field, but if you think about it, it could be done. Of course, Big Business won’t like my idea, but they would get over it eventually. Everyone would like to see poverty eliminated in the United States. Here’s my proposal. Have our government force the companies with huge profits to give to every citizen of the US an even million dollars annually. The profit size should be anything $5 Billion or more. Naturally, if this did happen the companies would try to keep their profits under the benchmark. I’ll let Congress decide on all the details. One thing about the yearly million bucks, once the money is gone its wait until next year.

The idea is that if poverty is to be ended, one has to start somewhere. I can see a time when money of and by itself will be meaningless, like on Star Trek. The Federation outgrew the need for a currency. The same could happen here in the next few years, if Congress were to act. After all, it is an election year. ( My idea stems from the fact of those that have share with those that do not.) Well that’s my idea. It will have opponents, but I bet not a one would be in the poverty category. Didn’t I tell you it was a very different idea on ending poverty? Besides, it could end a whole host of other problems as well. Hunger, medical inequality and inflation could be ended. Well maybe inflation would slow to a slow snail pace. Anyway, the idea is out in the open now. Let’s end poverty now.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Get Better Tech Support

I think if all tech support personnel spoke English as a second language, the overall tech support incident would be resolved faster and more efficiently. This is only true if the tech is fully and ably qualified to respond on your problem. Why you ask? If I have a hard time understanding the tech, then I MUST listen more closely to what is being said to comply with and respond to their questions or solution tips.

How to Clean Your Toilet - The Fun Way

Instructions on how to clean your toilet:

  1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl.

  2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

  3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. You may need to stand on the lid.

  4. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this.

  5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a 'power-wash' and 'rinse'.

  6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door.

  7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.

  8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, and run outside where he will dry himself off.

Follow these tips and both your toilet and the cat will be sparkling clean.

The Dog

Contributed by: Thom Goodrich

Saturday, April 08, 2006

This struck me

This struck me a bit ago. Why does one have to un-install the Blogger for Word® addin and then re-install it to fix a faulty new user account install? It’s just plain odd. Or maybe Google® is trying to emulate Microsoft® in all areas. Then maybe not. If anyone has the answer please post as everyone, I think, would like to know.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Here's a Thought

During the 1800’s, the American Indian tribes were badly mistreated, abused and nearly decimated. They were tricked, lied to and had numerous treaties broken by US citizens. Part of the reason most Indian tribes succumbed to the US Government were lack of manpower and technology. Now fast forward to the last part of the Twentieth Century.

It was during the latter part of the 20th Century when various surviving tribes won legal battles against the United States. The Indians couldn’t defeat the “White Man” on the hallowed battlefield of the American West. Yet they won in court; as it should have been so long ago. These victories began a series of enterprises by the American Indian. Most of the ventures seem to involve gambling in one form or another. The one that strikes me as ironic is the Native American tobacco ventures. They couldn’t kill all the “White-Eyes” so they began to make tobacco products, mostly cigarettes. Now they provide a method to let the White man kill themselves using a product the Indians produce with some funds provided by the U.S. government. Your opinion may vary. You are entitled to it and that is one of the reasons this is such a great country to live in.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The day after

It’s the day after my test attempt. I was cheered by an email I received from Microsoft®. Even though I didn’t pass the exam, they gave me my MCP id number. Isn’t that just peachy? I thought that was cool. It may not be to anyone else, but who is doing the writing? :) Tomorrow I begin in ernest to study for this exam. I’ll begin at the beginning: Microsoft Learning.

Below are two horrible examples of icons I designed using MS Paint.

Now you can see why I am trying to pass the MCP exam. I certainly am not a graphic artist.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Exam 70-282 Results

I just returned from Marshall, Texas. For those un-interested, I took the Microsoft® MCP Exam 70-282 in that wonderful metropolis. I have some bad news and some bad news. Which do you want first? The bad or the badder? My grade was an astronomic 411. I needed 700 to pass. Considering everything, I was deficient in 3 areas and strong in three. I need bunches of improvement in Analyzing the Existing Network, Installing and Configuring Windows Small Business Server 2003 and Designing a Business Technology Solution for a small or medium sized business. More later.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

MCP Exam 70-282

Tomorrow is the big day. I take the MCP Exam #70-282. This exam will help me earn the Microsoft® Small Business Specialist™ credential. I firmly believe I will pass, even though my practical experience is limited. In ’97, I passed the Texas Insurance Board Exam with 5 days of company sponsored training. If, by some twist of fate, I don’t pass; there’s always the free retake. Hope I don’t need it. (

Anyway, I’ll post my results once I learn what they are. Cross your fingers and pray for me. We are only limited by what we can achieve by what our mind tells us we can not.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Just a Thought

I know, I know, it’s been nearly 6 months since my last post. But, I ran out of pen and paper. Wait! This is the electronic writing era. No excuses. I just find it hard to post on a regular schedule. I just installed Blogger® for Microsoft® Word™, soooo…, maybe, I can post more regularly. This is the start of a new effort of regular posting. We shall see.

For years, I have had these random thoughts and such fly through my brain. I can remember at least one which I can share; maybe you have some you want to share. Be clean!

Have you ever wondered how a dog knows how long you are going to walk them? They “pee” everywhere and always seem to have some left to soil my favorite rug.