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March 10, 2011: Life

Thought:  Life is beautiful!


DH Lawrence: On Benjamin Franklin

This essay of Lawrence speaks of differences in beliefs. Some writers say that the insights of Lawrence here, are insights of genius, some hyperbolically angry, and some mad. Benjamin Franklin (1706-90, America's Renaissance, model for the American Dream) barbed himself with a list of virtues, and DH Lawrence (born in Notthinghamshire England) made his list, as well.

Both authors are illustrious and profound, each style and belief has its own suitability and approach to life. Franklin is stiff and Lawrence is aggressive. Franklin seems dull, and Lawrence seems bursting. The other commendable for prudence, and the other commendable for freedom. It's like having two hands: the right and the left. In parables though, neutrality deems no loyalty, but weakness.

Check and see, that both are talking of almost one thing; only in different contexts like when people have different religions, and different food preferences, among other things. Lawrence points though, that he was just pl…

How To Take Care of Your Files

Our patience is tried in various aspects.

Today, should technology crash, files must be kept intact. It is a week of screaming inside me because the laptop I'm borrowing stopped. And I don't know why. So I went to the computer shop/service to have it repaired. So thanks, it is now, working again.

After two days, my old laptop broke. I was told it might take more than a week to get it repaired. I lost some files, and some software installed, here.

And that's the agonizing story about crashing and other computer problems.

Honestly, I'm not a computer expert, but I am trying my best to know better about them. I'm aware they're primary writer's tools, so I just have to handle computers with care. Otherwise, the work stops.

The computer shop (Comp Link) advised me to get one year antivirus for the Neo computers. I think they are right because computers work very hard. My computer uses free Avira, but when it gets repaired, I will try to get an antivirus for one…

Supplements: Of Pots and Plots

In these days, everyone practices love for gardening, as a form for healthy and happy living. Healthy living requires good food, exercise and vitamin supplements. Or we can try some herb tea, or plant sap to clean our bodies. Below are herbs from various parts of the world that could aid in cooking and detoxify the body. Try them on pots and plots!

Garlic. To plant garlic needs plenty of organic matter. Divide a bulb into its cloves and plant at the end of winter. Try using your bulbs to repeat growth.

Chamomile grows from seed. The flowers can be used fresh or dry to make a refreshing tea, which is good for digestive troubles. It also aids a good night's sleep.

Basil is common in tropical areas. It is often successfully grown in pots, in greenhouses or on window-sill. Basil aids the digestion, eases stomach cramps, and excellent in pasta and salad.

Borage will self-sow easily. Simply pull out the excess seedlings. It is used against rheumatism and respiratory infections. Its flo…

See Cyber Surfers: Ted Pedersen and Mel Gibson

Cyber Surfer (Pirates on the Internet) is short fiction, with all the thrills to an easy access of the internet world!

Jason Kane (computer hacker) and Athena Bergstrom (techno-wizard) best students of a small town in the Pacific Northwest, test a new internet gateway called Icarus. Both teenagers share an internet passion and accept challenges of new adventures.

Mr. Madison (computer lab teacher) tells about the internet as "They're not just sitting. They're participating, they're learning, they're interacting."

Later, Athena helps Jason to navigate the dark side of the Net to prove his innocence - before it is too late.

"There's no profit in revenge," said Jason.

"You lead a charmed life," Athena said to Jason with a smile.

Included in the book are some computer terms. Check below.

IMO means in my opinion.
IMHO means in my humble opinion.
TIA means take in advance.
SYSOP is the system operator.
BBS is a bulletin board system.
C mean…