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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to wish everybody a Happy and safe Thanksgiving tomorrow...ummm, errr, today actually. Is it really 1:13 in the morning??
Got lost with my research and emailings about engines and such.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Great news! EZ Motorbike, the premier maker of motorized bicycles, has opened EZ Motorbikes of Greensboro just in time for the holidays!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Breast Cancer Relief,
Wicked Women Choppers

I've made my pledge to the Breast Cancer Relief Foundation,
got my ribbon, but before I give will check the BBB.

No relation to the above mentioned foundation but there was an article done a few years ago when I was with GarageChoppers. Our then lady staff member, Robin "MadRocka" Fox, did up a great article on a women who not only rode motorcycles but built them as well. The woman is Christine Vaughn and she is the CEO, designer, fabricator, builder and all around visionary plus owner of www.wickedwomenchoppers.com in Herrin, Il.
Why does all of this remind me of her and the motorcycle company that she fills so many boots with? Because she built a motorcycle that tours the U.S of A to bring this whole Breast Cancer awareness to the forefront to both men and women alike. Though I've never met her in person, Robin did a write up that gave insight into this driven lady with a knack for getting things done in the world of motorcycles and beyond. I only wish that the article was still available for you to read.
One thing is for sure though, this lady earns respect wherever she goes and you should check her out.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

YouLicense.com, A Better Way To Share Music Online

First there was file sharing-- great for music fans but lousy for most musicians. You see, despite claims to the contrary free music sharing has taken money from the pockets of most of the musicians whose music is shared online. Yes, there have been success stories but most were failures for the musicians themselves. Please continue reading...


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sarah Palin Caught Ripping-off Alaskan Taxpayers

Which begs the question, "Will she also rip-off America if elected?

Changing travel records, claiming travel expenses while sleeping at home and defrauding the IRS are among the latest problems faced by the McCain/Palin ticket. From tonight's news: Read the full story.

A Melancholy Moment - Written from a Former Office

I’m in my office on an autumn Monday. Outside the seasons go round and round. Despite my stuckness inside, God gives me joy looking through a window to His world out there. And I take moments to soak it in. As I kick back in my chair, a window pane neatly frames one tree, one visually noisy maple tree across the parking lot. Thankfully, due to my angle of view, I can see neither the parking lot nor the cars. It is as if they are not even there. The morning sun shining from behind me spotlights the tree. For a blessed moment, the tree is my entire world.

By what grace do I get to sit here and fill my sight with all shades of orange? I don’t know the names for the different ways orange looks, and I am not really interested in a taxonomy of color. But the effect of all the almost-red to almost-yellow, mixed up and curled around together in patterns no one would have thought of—the effect is joy for me. By what love do I get to feel this fullness?

But why do joy and sadness feel so much alike? I had a dream last night I can’t remember. For some reason in the dream, I wept and moaned with sadness. Then I awoke, and felt no sadness at all, yet I remembered feeling that way in the dream, even though I don’t know why I did. The joy I feel before this tree reminds me of the sadness I felt in the dream. Every few seconds, a leaf falls almost straight down in the still air. In the petiole of the leaf, right where it joins the stem, the cells commit suicide, and the leaf breaks off. One falls, then another, then another, and then they're gone. No more orange. No more blast of morning color to greet me as I open my office door and settle into my chair.

This beauty like all beauty does not last. Soon I will see through the trunks and branches to the road and have to watch cars. I’ve never had joy over watching a car. Stop falling leaves! Don’t go away, swathes of orange! Don’t grow up, children! Don’t move away, friend! Oh that I could freeze-frame the moment! No wonder joy and sadness go together.

Once, when I was younger, I had no place to hang my happiness, no place to beam my joy, no place to pour my sadness. I was alone in the universe. We were all alone in the universe. And then I knew I wasn’t alone after all. There was One who brooded over this bent world. Before I didn’t know what to do with all the joys that rose up within me. Maybe if I studied and dissected and taxonomized my joy would be complete. Then I learned simply to say, “Thank you.” It made all the difference.

I sat beside the creek at English L’Abri and I wept, and laughed, and finally knew that the sadness and joy would find fulfillment one day. I sang a few hymn lines that came to mind. Soon all would be right, and creation would no longer groan, nor would I groan with it and have dreams of sadness. No more by its rhythms and changes and fading beauties would creation stir up longings for wholeness and completeness and permanency. Is that what it does? Does the longing of creation in fact mirror our own longings?

I think when I sit by a tree in the New Earth I will have only joy. But will there not still be seasons, and fadings, and leafings, and disappearings? Will the New Earth be tilted on its axis? It’s hard to imagine life without changes. But it’s hard for me to imagine changes without sorrows. Will the fleeting color of the tree, which now signals shorter days and a kind of dying, then no longer cause a pang of emptiness along with the well spring of joy? I can’t imagine that such feelings will be allowed, will be possible, in the New Earth and New Heaven. Yet today, looking out my window, I can’t imagine not feeling the pang with the pleasure. Will the Lord’s light, by which it says we shall see, somehow bend and change, grow and fade, to make seasons? I hope so. Will diversity and richness end? I think not. As to how it will work, as to how there will be changing and diversity and leafing and unleafing I do not know. But I look forward to seeing. Somehow, however it works, all will be good and whole and full and complete. There will be no more groaning of creation. There will be no more sadness in dreams. There will be no more tears. Joy without sadness. Joy unmixed. It awaits.


Monday, October 13, 2008

Paul And Leslie Gydos Are Pregnant

And expecting twins! Paul is the founder of Blogsboro's project to provide free laptops to Greensboro students documented at MiniLini.com and has started posting his experiences of fatherhood to FirstFatherhood.com. Please continue reading...


Thursday, October 9, 2008

BBC Radio Reads BloggingPoet.com

I got an e-mail from BBC Radio's Andrea Lisher today asking me to come on a show titled, Is Poetry Pointless, to participate in a telephoned debate. Only problem is-- I didn't get off work in time to answer Andrea's e-mail before the show aired at 11:30 PM UK time-- 3:30 in my time zone. Please continue reading...


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Helping Police Go Green

With the rising cost of fuel and the current economy wrecking havoc with police department budgets everywhere it's good to know police now have fuel efficient and green options to allow them to continue to do their jobs. Tonight I bring you news of 2 of the most fuel efficient cars ever made available to police departments. Please continue reading...


Joel Gillespie Joins Blogsboro.net

Greensboro's Rev Joel Gillespie has consented to join the independent media network, Blogsboro.net (not the real website) that is set to launch soon. To learn more about the goals of Blogsboro.net read Blogsboro.net: Blogsboro Is Growing. Please continue reading...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Open your heart $ wallet

My heart bleeds when I see signs like this.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

McCain's Brain Part 3

Part 3 of the video series from the Yellow Dog for President Campaign. Please continue reading


If you're going to be a bigot, the least you could do is learn spell properly. What is the other half of Obama? Polyester? Please continue reading


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Save the crooks

Don't you just want to reach into your wallet and help these poor fellows?: Please continue reading...


Is The Internet Contributing To The Dumbing-down Of Americans?

And the world?

Historically the Main Stream Media in America has worked either deliberately or by accident to dumb-down Americans as the MSM continues its search for the lowest common denominator and largest possible audience. Having said that I can't help but wonder if the Internet has taken on the same attributes. Please continue reading...


Friday, September 26, 2008

Driving to Work

I'm on the road everyday for an hour and a half, this get can get tiring to say the least. I, like most everyone else, have been feeling the strain and it's a big pain in the gas. Being that my son is a tad larger than he was when I bought my Ford Ranger, it was time to move up a notch in vehicle size. One of my brothers moved over seas and made me a deal on his truck I couldn't pass up. The larger truck and it's small V-8 is supposed to get better mileage than my 4 X 4 Ranger was with the 4.0 V6. Well, it's getting close but not what the stats during my research showed it should be getting. Actually it should be getting 2 mpg better but so far it's been more attune to 2 mpg worse. That's alright though as I believe I know what the problem is and I just need to spend a few hundred to fix it. The good thing about this newer truck is I was able to pay cash for it just as I did for my Harley. Never in my life have I been able to buy a well taken care of vehicle for cash and certainly not two ... within six weeks of each other.
Before I purchased the truck I have now, people kept telling me to buy a new vehicle that would get better fuel mileage but my thoughts in these times of turmoil were these:
1) A new vehicle means locking into payments for five or six years.
2) a new vehicle means higher insurance payments for five or six years.
3) even with having a new vehicle with better fuel mileage I still have to buy fuel.
4) A new vehicle loses several thousand dollars of value as soon as you drive it off the lot.
5) If for some unforeseen reason with the economy how it is I can't keep up the payment then what?
6) At my age now, which ain't that old, I don't get into that new car gotta have it bug to look successful or whatever else it was in my youth that was there.
No, today I just want something that's safe, dependable, not bad on the eyes, and is paid for in full. (That's what my wife wanted to but she got me instead).
The conclusion I came to was that a new car purchase to save me on fuel costs would actually cost me more - thousands more. And how else might I be able to lower my fuel cost's and driving time? Look for something closer to home even if it means a slight cut in pay as the fuel savings will offset the pay difference. And the big plus is ... I can ride my motorcycle.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Why Roosters Are Smarter Than Politicians

Another Day Begins

"It's morning, it's morning,"
The rooster crows to say.
"Time to scratch and peck for worms, Please continue reading.


Produce A Pic Launches, Helps Independent Filmmakers in Greensboro

The innovative website for independent filmmaking ProduceAPic.com launched today, which owner and developer Chris Walker describes as a “fun and easy way for anyone who is into movies to get involved with filmmaking process in a unique way”. Produce A Pic sells Film Promo Pacs at $25 each for films currently in pre-production.

By purchasing a Film Promo Pac of your choice you become a member of the Film Team for that movie. “The Film Promo Pacs allow anyone who loves movies the chance to get involved with a film project they like and believe has potential,” says Walker. The Promo Pac is a combination if Film Team membership and pre-purchase of a Special Edition DVD, which allows purchasers to develop, promote and market the film project of their choice. Please continue reading.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Clicksor Leaves Me Click Sore

Perhaps you noticed the green links and little green boxes that appear when you mouse over the green links are no more. Frankly I found them to be very annoying (as are all such tricks including those preview boxes on many Wordpress blogs) but Clicksore (Clicksor.com) claimed we'd earn money for putting up with their annoying little boxes.

Then came the e-mail telling me we had been dropped. Please continue reading.


Federal Bailouts Too Little, Too Late

I realize that figures like $700 billion hardly seem like too little but the fact is: For most working class Americans and impoverished people around the world $700 billion is nothing like the amount of money it will take to save the World Economy. From today's news:

"WASHINGTON The Bush administration insisted on Sunday that Congress must move quickly to approve what one lawmaker called the "mother of all bailouts" - a $700 billion proposal to buy a mountain of bad mortgage debt in an effort to unfreeze the nation's credit markets." Please continue reading.