May 31, 2010

This Memorial Day…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 1:20 am

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Remember our Fallen Troops…

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May 28, 2010

From me to you…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:20 am

Life has a way of showing you just how weak and vulnerable you are. God has a way of showing you just how strong he is i.e. sufficient for all our needs. …C.Prince Daniel

PS.  I wonder when I am dead and gone will I be considered one of the LOL “Great Philosophers of our time”…LOL

PSS.  HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

May 27, 2010

All Tapped Out…Some very expensive water

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:39 am

May 25, 2010

Tuesday’s Tech Tip! Love yourself…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:38 am

HEY! HEY!HEY!…here’s a novel idea and a great tech tip for Tuesday.  Go to the mirror and repeat and BA-LEAVE this!  Tell yourself: I might not be the most beautiful or the sexiest, nor have the perfect body…I might not be anyones first choice… But I am a GREAT choice.. I don’t pretend to be someone else…Because I am too good at being ME..I might not be proud of some of the things I’ve done…but I am proud of who I am today. Take me as I am or don’t take me at all.

Now is that a tech tip or what!

I think all the passenger’s that hop this hur train are all that and a BIG BAG of cheeps!

May 24, 2010

Merry Monday! Life is good because God is good! …

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:21 am

Hey Passengers, Merry Monday!  Last weekend I moved out from  Beggars Alley , located at  2 Poverty Lane   at the corner of  Down and Out Circle . As of today, I have a brand new home .

My new address is   Living Well on 231 Abundance Terrace, located at the corner of Blessings Drive and Prosperity Peak.  It’s in the  God Can  neighborhood. No longer will I allow myself to travel to the other side of town on Begging Peter   to   Pay Paul Route, located at a dead   end   intersection called I Don’t Have, which connects with Borrowers Junction!

I no longer hang out at Failure’s Place, near Excuses Avenue, next to Procrastination Point. I’ve moved to an upscale community called Higher Heights   with unlimited potential and opportunities for me to succeed. I can do ALL things through CHRIST who strengthens me!

So this week, all week remember, life is good because   God is good!  Care to change your address? I’d love for us to be neighbors! My Father’s house is on Blessed Assurance Ave and There are many more vacancies!

Great is thy faithfulness Oh Lord! I am well blessed and so are you, in spite of our temporary circumstances.

Don’t tell God how big your storms are; Tell your storms how big your God is. May God Richly Bless Each and Everyone That Reads This -Please refer your friends to this story…

Merry Monday!

May 18, 2010

Tuesday’s Tech Tips!

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:14 am

Hey fellow passengers it’s Tuesday so here’s a few tech tips to use and pass along:

Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard’s president Lawrence H. Summers said, “When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education  come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution.”

If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free… no tuition and no student loans!

To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard’s financial aid website at: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu or call the school’s financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.

Back to school – As I prepare to UGH! get back into the classroom in an attempt to remain “relevant” I am arming myself with some tools to make the transition a little easier.  I found one such tool that I’d like to share with those of you who are or will be continuing the arduous task of life long learning.  …Oi vey…this world and technology changes everyday.

For most, the school year is actually is winding down. That means final exams are coming up. Your kids probably have several papers due. Or, maybe you have to turn in papers of your own.

Proofreading is very important. Most word processors have decent proofreading tools. But you might want to try something a little more robust.

The basic PaperRater offering is a free proofreading service. It has comprehensive grammar and style checking.   Also, suggestions will be offered to improve your writing.

The big feature, however, is the plagiarism detection. It uses the same type of software teachers use. Plagiarism is a serious offense; it pays to check for red flags ahead of time.  OH! OH! And did I mention it is FRAY!  That right, NO Cost!  Like I said “FRAY!”…That southern for free.  Aren’t you impressed, I am bi-lingual and “TURD” (southern for tired). So that’s it for Tuesday’s tech tips.

Check it out at: www.paperrater.com

May 17, 2010

Merry Monday! This week remember…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:04 am

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND…

One day a man saw a old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pinto was still sputtering when he approached her.

Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn’t look safe; he looked poor and hungry.

He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was that chill which only fear can put in you.

He said, ‘I’m here to help you, ma’am. Why don’t you wait in the car where it’s warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson.’

Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad enough.  Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the tire. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.

As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was only just passing through. She couldn’t thank him enough for coming to her aid.

Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped.  Bryan never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty, who had given him a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it never occurred to him to act any other way.

He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance they needed, and Bryan added, ‘And think of me..’

He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold and depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home, disappearing into the twilight.

A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to grab a bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg of her trip home. It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two old gas pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The waitress came over and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn’t erase. The lady noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger.  Then she remembered Bryan .

After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin.

There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote:

‘You don’t owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped
me out, the way I’m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here
is what you do: Do not let this chain of love end with you.’

Under the napkin were four more $100 bills..

Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve, but the waitress made it through another day. That night when she got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it?  With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard….

She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, ‘Everything’s going to be all right.. I love you, Bryan Anderson.’

There is an old saying……’What goes around comes around.’

Today I shared this story on the Train with you, and I’m asking you to pass it on.  Let this light shine.  And let the train whistle blow!

Good friends are like stars….You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.
All Aboard…The LiFeTrain!

PSALM 91:11-12
For he shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all
your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash yourfoot against a stone.

May 14, 2010

It’s Friday…It’s Jibber Jabber

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:35 am

If you’ve been on the train long enough you know we kinda wind things down with a bunch of Jibber Jabber.  Just a brain dump about…whatever falls out of my brain…on Fridays.

I wonder if anyone else knows this song.  It was on his second album.  It didn’t get any play…But it is a beautiful love song (not this version but, the original slow version).  Well, give it a listen, Charlie Brown sped it up…but it fit my mood and it was the only version i could find…it’s the perfect song, in its original version to chill with your lover under the stars…

I love the words to this next song…The words used to be my mantra …almost (wink wink)…listen carefully.

There’s some talk going ’round town
That you really don’t give a damn
They say you really put me down
When I’m doing the best I can
I gave you all of my love
I even gave you my body
Tell me, baby, ain’t that enough?
What more do you want me to do?
I play the fool when we’re together
But I cry when we’re apart, yeah
I couldn’t do you no better
Don’t break what left of my broken heart, baby

Why you wanna treat me so bad
When you know I love you?
How can you do this to me
When you know I care?
Why you wanna treat me so bad
When you know I love you?

You know, I try so hard
To keep you satisfied
Sometimes you play the part
Sometimes you’re so full of pride
And if it’s still good to ya
Why you wanna treat me so bad?
You used to love it when I’d do you
You used to say I was the best you’d ever had

I play the fool when we’re together
I give you everything I can, yeah
And if it’s still good to ya
There’s something that I can’t understand

Why you wanna treat me so bad
When you know I love you?
How can you do this to me
When you know I care?
Why you wanna treat me so bad
When you know I love you?

Have a great weekend…and HEY!  You know I love ya!  …C. Prince Daniel 😉

All Aboard…The LiFeTrain!

There’s some talk going ’round town
That you really don’t give a damn
They say you really put me down
When I’m doing the best I can
I gave you all of my love
I even gave you my body
Tell me, baby, ain’t that enough?
What more do you want me to do?
I play the fool when we’re together
But I cry when we’re apart, yeah
I couldn’t do you no better
Don’t break what left of my broken heart, baby

Why you wanna treat me so bad
When you know I love you?
How can you do this to me
When you know I care?
Why you wanna treat me so bad
When you know I love you?

You know, I try so hard
To keep you satisfied
Sometimes you play the part
Sometimes you’re so full of pride
And if it’s still good to ya
Why you wanna treat me so bad?
You used to love it when I’d do you
You used to say I was the best you’d ever had

I play the fool when we’re together
I give you everything I can, yeah
And if it’s still good to ya
There’s something that I can’t understand

Why you wanna treat me so bad
When you know I love you?
How can you do this to me
When you know I care?
Why you wanna treat me so bad
When you know I love you?

May 11, 2010

Tuesday’s Tech Tip…Don’t worry, Be happy!

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:29 am

Hey passenger’s there a little wisdom in today’s tech tip.  Listen with an open mind…

Kinda makes you consider being thankful for what we have and where we are going with technology.

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May 10, 2010

Merry Monday! When this week gives you a 100 reasons to cry

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:02 am

ALL ABOARD!!!  …And Merry Monday!  Welcome back aboard!  I am SO happy you are joining me on the train.  To start the week out let me ask you to settle in and take in a story that i hope will give you hope through-out the week!

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped
them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote
some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would
see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to
the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to
see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, “Were
you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?”

The man said, “I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.”  I wrote: “Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it.”

Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people that they were so blessed that they were not blind.  Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be innovative.. Think differently and positively.

When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000
reasons to smile Face your past without regret. Handle your present with
confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop
the fear.

Just think God is Near! Hey passengers this week and forever more may God Bless you and your family. From a friend, your faithful conductor to you my fellow passengers!

All Aboard…The LiFeTrain!!!