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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 19, 2004
Some think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go. - Sylvia Robinson
Source: Bits & Pieces, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc http://www2.ragan.com/html/main.isx?sub=226
Submitt ed by Barbara Henry
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Our friends Keith and Mary Korstjens have been married for more than forty years. Shortly after their honeymoon, Mary was stricken with polio and became quadriplegic. The doctors informed her that she would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. It was a devastating development, but Keith never wavered in his commitment to Mary. For all these years he has bathed and dressed her, carried her to and from her bed, taken her to the bathroom, brushed her teeth, and combed her hair.
Obviously, Keith could have divorced Mary in 1957 and looked for a new and healthier wife, but he never even considered it. We admire this man not only for doing the right thing, but for continuing to love and cherish his wife. Though the problems faced by the rest of us may be less challenging than those encountered by the Korstjens, each of us will confront some kind of hardship in the years ahead. How will we respond?
Source: Night Light: A Devotional for Couples, By Dobson, James C.; Dobson, Shirley
Published by Multnomah Pub (September 1, 2000), ISBN: 1576736741, http://isbn.nu/1576736741
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A Totally Useless Column on Totally Useless Web Sites
By James N. Watkins (c) 2003
As a professional journalist, it's my job to bring you useful and helpful information on a variety of socially significant subjects. Well, that's not going to happen this week!
Presenting a totally useless column on even less useful Websites. But these aren't those "create a free Website" like geocities.com sites and the ubiquitous "blog" sites on UFO abductions! Nope, someone has actually gone to the expense of buying a domain name for, well, who knows what reason. (Perhaps operating a computer and credit card while under the influence!)
First, the totally useless sites with absolutely no content:
See the word "Something." That's it, folks! Just "Something."
See the Zombo.com logo and hear "Welcome to ZomboCom" in a really bad James Earle Jones impersonation.
http://www.purple.com is simply a purple screen! With some experimenting I was able to find http://www.purple.com/faq.html where I learned that I may lease sub-domains of purple (other than www) for $2000 per month or buy the domain name for just $500,000!
Second, are the sites that do have content, but you suspect these people are in serious need of a life.com!
Scan your ugly tie and send it as a .jpg to this virtual closet of nasty neckwear. (The perfect virtual Fathers Day gift?)
Http://www.iowafarmer.com allows you to watch corn grow on the live "CornCam." Really! But wait, there's more. Watch cows being milked live on the "DairyCam."
However, for some sites that are actually useful and helpful, check out my list of favorite reference sites at:
Sorry, no "CornCams" here!
(c) 2003 James N. Watkins
Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.sermonfodder.com
Submitted by Kiri Christina Hyatt
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
One evening while working at Home Depot, I observed a man pondering our somewhat intimidating display of circuit breakers. Knowing it can be difficult to figure out which one to choose, I asked him if I could help. Without even turning to look at me, he said, "No thanks. I'm not here to buy anything. This kids were driving me crazy."
Contributed by Ron Schroeder
Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) December 2000, http://www.readersdigest.com/
For managing files there is a shareware program that is very easy to use and free forever if you can put up with a little nag screen at the front of it.
Total Commander, Version 6.01, is a Shareware file manager for Windows® 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, and Windows® 3.1. (This used to be called Windows Commander)
This program is so easy to use because you have a split screen in one window showing your hard drive. You can maneuver each side separately so you can see exactly what you need to transfer without opening any other windows. It's file search program is about 3 times as fast as your regular search on Explorer and you can also feed the results to a list box (one of your split screens)so that you can check each one out. Extremely "User Friendly" for even the PC user with very little computer knowledge.
I call it Windows "MY WAY"
Submitted by Candace Johnson