Category Archives: Wisdom

A Great Dog Story

dog fenceAnyone who has pets will really like this. You’ll like it even if you don’t and you may even decide you need one!

Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named ‘Lucky.’ Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy. Inevitably, someone would forget and something would come up missing.

Mary or Jim would go to Lucky’s toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky’s other favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stay in the box.

It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. Something told her she was going to die of this disease…. in fact, she was just sure it was fatal. She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders. The night before she was to go to the hospital she cuddled with Lucky.

A thought struck her… what would happen to Lucky? Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim, he was Mary’s dog through and through. If I die, Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought. He won’t understand that I didn’t want to leave him. The thought made her sadder than thinking of her own death.

The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks. Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully, but the little dog just drooped, whining and miserable. Finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn’t even make it up the steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to nap. Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn’t come to her when she called. It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed. When Mary woke for a second she couldn’t understand what was wrong.

She couldn’t move her head and her body felt heavy and hot. But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary realized the problem. She was covered, literally blanketed, with every treasure Lucky owned! While she had slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement bringing his beloved mistress all his favorite things in life.

He had covered her with his love.

Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucky began living again, walking further and further together every day. It’s been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free. Lucky? He still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.

Remember…. live every day to the fullest. Each minute is a blessing from God. And never forget…. the people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care for us.

I can predict keyword trends!

I know you must be wondering how exactly you can predict keyword trends.

Well, it’s now possible.

See, while most everyone out there is running all different type of reports with their latest, greatest keyword tools, all the tools have one thing in common.

They all pull one-dimensional data.

One keyword, one count number and no track record or history.

Today, that’s all about to change.

Now, you can actually look into a keyword and see whether or not it’s truly a winning keyword to go after.

Before, it was just a simple guess.

And I don’t think you would leave your online business to a guess, would you?

I didn’t think so.

In fact, I’ve arranged a tour for you to see this new service.

Now, before you start thinking that this is some brand new thing, it’s not.

It’s actually been tested by 2844 individuals already for over 6 months, so it’s really just new to the public.

Go ahead, check it out and see what I’m talking about.

You won’t be disappointed at all.


P.S.   I think you can get in for a lousy dollar, or something crazy like that.

Check it out before the special is gone…

The Definition of Love

by Andrew Marvell

My Love is of a birth as rare
As ’tis for object strange and high:
It was begotten by despair
Upon Impossibility.

Magnanimous Despair alone.
Could show me so divine a thing,
Where feeble Hope could ne’r have flown
But vainly flapt its Tinsel Wing.

And yet I quickly might arrive
Where my extended Soul is fixt,
But Fate does Iron wedges drive,
And alwaies crouds it self betwixt.

For Fate with jealous Eye does see.
Two perfect Loves; nor lets them close:
Their union would her ruine be,
And her Tyrannick pow’r depose.

And therefore her Decrees of Steel
Us as the distant Poles have plac’d,
(Though Loves whole World on us doth wheel)
Not by themselves to be embrac’d.

Unless the giddy Heaven fall,
And Earth some new Convulsion tear;
And, us to joyn, the World should all
Be cramp’d into a Planisphere.

As Lines so Loves Oblique may well
Themselves in every Angle greet:
But ours so truly Parallel,
Though infinite can never meet.

Therefore the Love which us doth bind,
But Fate so enviously debarrs,
Is the Conjunction of the Mind,
And Opposition of the Stars.

Steve Dorrington – Rare indeed


  • There are 373,766 people in the U.S. with the first name Steve.
  • Statistically the 153rd most popular first name.
  • More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Steve are male.
  • Names similar to Steve:
    • Steven
    • Stephen


  • There are 638 people in the U.S. with the last name Dorrington.
  • Statistically the 41520th most popular last name.

Steve Dorrington

There is 1 person in the U.S. named Steve Dorrington.

More info (or find out how rare you are): How Many of Me

Just upgraded to WP 2.3 and…

It all went to bat sh*t. I have some plugins, you know those things that do stuff on the blog, and they’re not compatible…

Well hopefully it is all sorted out now and back up and running.

Lesson of the day? Backup BEFORE you upgrade – no matter what they say, there will always be something to poke you in the eye with a sharp stick.

PS My mouse battery is just about to die and it is 2am in the morning – I hope I have a spare!

Do you have experiences of bad coders?

Having experience of using local and outsourced programmers:

Never EVER believe the following from a programmer:

1. Examples of work* (unless on the site of someone you know and they’ve been openly using it for at least 3-6 months)
2. Testimonials (unless from someone you know – see 1 above)
3. Reviews (unless from someone you know – see 1 above)
4. Sites they’ve developed (see 1 above)
5. Certification of ownership/rights (coders can disappear overnight when they are found out)
6. Statistics (PR can be forged, traffic can easily be diverted, forum posts/comments/testimonials can be forged)

My experiences:

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Where have you been to my lovely?

Sorry, been well busy doing stuff. If you look hard enough you will easily find out what I’ve been up to…

It’s not rocket science, but you will have to read 😉 to find out.

Don’t you love a mystery?

“Money isn’t the key to happiness…

But if you have money – you can have a key made!

Why Do I Need To Get My Web Site Indexed

Get Your Site Indexed

You need to get your web site index by the search engines so people can find you!

If you were to think of your site as a shop on the high street of your local town – People would walk past, see your displays and shop front and maybe pop in. This however is not true for the web. The way the internet is made – there is no such thing as passing trade. You can have the best site in the universe. You can have a revolutionary product which will change the way millions of people search the internet. You could have a very important message that everyone should read – but no one will come if they don’t know where it is.

To get people to visit your site, to read your message, to buy your products they need to know where to find you. People need to know your website address, your URL or be able to follow a hyper link to your site. Continue reading