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Light, fresh, airy, yet serviceable
12.31.07 - 8:39 pm (CT)
The other day I decided it was time to redesign Pageminders, it's a nice design (or actually a redesign of the original WebPageminders site — see About Us for an explanation of the name game at Pageminders) but as I'm starting out fresh, I decided Pageminders should, too. Without changing the color scheme, I'm going for light and airy, a fresh yet serviceable look that allows for more content per screenview. Since I do well on the search engines, I'm not changing my content, just adding to it with a Portfolio page and maybe some gizmos or doodads. When it's online, I'll let you know right where I let you know everything else, right here at MindBlog, but until then it will have to suffice to look at the progression of previous redesigns of Pageminders' sites.

Since it's New Year's Eve, I've been looking back at 2007 and have decided that even though it had it's ups and downs, it was another better-than-okay year… in other words, the ups far outweighed the downs making it fit in quite nicely with my glass-half-full view of life. At the beginning of this year I didn't think I'd still be in Manhattan for tonight's celebration, but, as rare as the case may be, I was wrong, which is okay by me… life doesn't always work out the way we thought it would, but so what. I am however still looking forward to the wonderful possibilities life has in store for me, and, yeah, I'm still…


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Some things are better left unsaid
12.27.07 - 9:36 pm (CT)
Just blogging along thinking about this and that, thinking about what could or should be said about much of anything and realized that in this case, some things are better left unsaid. But then this is a blog, an online journal, a kind of diary, and aren't journals and diaries where you're supposed to bare your soul? In this case the answer to that is a resounding, "NO!"… I'll save it for the book. Thank you for listening and have a nice day.
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Coincidentally, is it a coincidence?
12.26.07 - 8:01 pm (CT)
Things started happening last week, the kind of things that seem to come from nowhere — out of the blue, as it were — and by themselves seem to mean, well, not much. However, when one is conditioned to expect the unexpected, a person is more attuned, more ready, to look for a connection of the seemingly unconnected. So, when the first thing flew in from nowhere, I watched for something else to fly in also, with whether it seemed to be connected or not being up to me to decide… it took five days.

On the 19th I received something, on the 24th I got a call, and today (the 26th) something came in the mail that I noted was mailed on the 21st, which gives the sequence of events to be: 19, 21, 24, 26. Mathematically that is 2-3-2, which probably means nothing, but when one considers the events themselves and the source of those events, things start to look sequentially un-coincidental. In other words, taken at face value each means next to nothing, but when one digs deeper, one gets to a deeper meaning not just for each separate event, but one can see the connection, the deeper connection, between all of the events.

So, what does this all mean in the scheme of things, as in the big picture we call life? Well, Iím waiting for the next domino to fall to see if my belief that there are no coincidences in life holds true… and somehow on this one, I don't think I'll have much of a wait.
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Merry Christmas!
12.25.07 - 9:26 am (CT)
From all of us here at MindBlog to all of you, a wish for a very…

Merry Christmas!!!

May all the wonder of this blessed occasion be yours!
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FREE MindBlog 2008 Calendar
12.13.07 - 8:31 pm (CT)
A couple of years ago I started making my own calendars for personal and business budget use, because I needed several, which made it kind of expensive for just writing when my bills were due, how much they were, and when I was actually going to pay them. Plus occasionally I'd get stuck with the kind of paper that is lousy for writing on… you know the kind, it's shiny, so it looks good, but is basically useless for anything other than looking at. Then there's the not so small matter of how much writing space you're allotted for noting whatever it is you want to note.

 
 
"… it's the first ever MindBlog 2008 Calendar!!! Since it's FREE, consider the calendar a small gift…"
 
So, why am I blathering on about a calendar? After all, it's only 12 sheets of paper that costs about $8.00 each… well, multiply that by 3 and you're up to $24.00, which would buy me a couple of really nice lunches, that's why. Anyway, earlier today I got a little carried away playing with next year's calendar, turning it into a FREE download for lucky you, it's the first ever MindBlog 2008 Calendar!!! Since it's FREE, consider the calendar a small gift from MindBlog… I'm sure you'll think kindly of me when you're paying your bills next year.

NOTE: It's a PDF file, so you'll need to download and install the FREE Adobe Reader to open and use it. Also, in order to get the full use of each calendar page you should choose "Tile large pages" under the "Page Scaling" option on the "Print" tab — if you don't, the calendar will still be more than usable, but it will be about an inch smaller, which means less writing space for all of your notes.
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Under new management?
12.08.07 - 5:50 pm (CT)
MindBlog is not "Under New Management" — if it ever is means I'm dead and my kids were not whatever enough to keep it going. If my sister Peg were still alive she could certainly keep it going with hardly anyone the wiser as to it's change of blogger, but she isn't, alive that is, so it shouldn't be too hard for my fans to know whether it's me passing my thoughts along or not.

I suppose my other sister Deb might be able to fake some out for a blog or two, but it would become apparent because our styles and thoughts are so different, plus Deb can come off pretty strong on her thoughts, but then so can I, which is where the blogger hits the blog, as it were. Anyway, back to my original thought…

When you see a sign in front of a business stating "Under New Management", it is meant to make you think that everything in the business has changed, that it's new and improved. However, all it really means is that the owners decided to replace the manager of said establishment — similar to the manager of a baseball team being replaced as a cure-all for a losing season. It may very well be that that one change can bring the business around, but it is more likely that there is more wrong than just the person directing traffic…

Now if you know why I brought this up, well then, good for you, and if not, well then, that kind of leaves you hanging.
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Bill at a quarter of a century
12.04.07 - 6:00 am (CT)
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25… that's twenty-five big ones for my youngest son, Bill!

From your Mom at MindBlog…

Happy Birthday to Bill!

Wow, 25 years is a quarter of a century… you're an old guy now.
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Mr. Webster, I give you "pissifying"
12.01.07 - 9:18 pm (CT)
Pissifying is a very good word — that is if it is in fact a word… none of the online dictionaries seem to have it listed, although Google has 1,910 results for it in a search. Then Google comes right out at the top of the first page and asks, "Did you mean: Sissifying" even though for that there are only 640 search results. Hmmm… both seem to me to be very good words, although now that I look sissifying isn't listed as a word either. Well, that's neither here nor there, because I like them, and since I have never been one to go with accepted wordage, I shall use both with no never mind to the word people… BTW, I rather like pissifying much more than sissifying.
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