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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 23, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Time isn't a commodity, something you pass around like cake. Time is the substance of life. When anyone asks you to give your time, they're really asking for a chunk of your life." - Antoinette Bosco

Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:rheamo@centurytel.net?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day


The Dash
Copyright (c) 1996 by Linda Ellis

I read of a reverend who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the beginning... to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears.
But he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
the cars...the house...the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left.
You could be at dash mid-range.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile...
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.
So when your eulogy is being read
with your life's actions to rehash,
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent your dash?

Copyright (c) 1996 by Linda Ellis, Copyright # TXu-858-108

This poem may be purchased signed, or in a booklet with many other original poems by Linda Ellis. For Linda's original poetry and home of the Dash Poem visit:

Used with permission by Richard Wimer on 1-23-04

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The Word "UP". This is a fascinating thought process and for you people who like to "play with words" you'll love this.
UP Did you ever think about this???? There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meaning than any other two-letter word, and that is "UP."

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we waken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

We call UP our friends, we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.

At other times the little word has real special meaning.

People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.

And this is confusing:

A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP.

To be knowledgeable of the proper uses of UP, look UP the word in the dictionary. In a desk size dictionary, UP takes UP almost 1/4th the page and definitions add UP to about thirty.

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets UP the earth. When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so I'll shut UP.....


Submitted by Gary


A good friend of mine warned me that, as my three daughters became old enough to date, I'd disapprove of every young man who took them out.

When the time came, I was pleased that my friend's prediction was wrong. Each boy was pleasant and well mannered.

Talking to my daughter Joanna one day, I said that I liked all the young men she and her sisters brought home.

"You know, Dad," she replied, "we don't show you everybody."

Source: Net 153 Weekly, http://www.net153.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Setting the Clock on Your Computer

Your computer has an internal clock. It runs off the computer's battery when the computer is shut down. It is not unusual for these clocks to run fast or slow.

You can easily set your clock. In fact, you can make the setting automatic. That way, you'll always have the exact time.

If you use Windows XP, the clock setting is built in. Right-click the time in the notification area, which is the bottom right portion of the screen. Click Adjust Date/Time. Select the Internet Time tab. Check the box next to "Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server." In the drop down box, select a time server.

The automatic synchronization only works if you are connected to the Internet. So it is best used with a broadband, always-on connection. You can also synchronize manually. Just click the Update Now button.

Windows 98, ME and 2000 do not have synchronization programs. But that is not a problem. Download Atomic TimeSync at:


Atomic TimeSync is free. It can be set to update automatically. I had to change the path to the server to make it work. To do that, right-click the program's icon in the notification area. Click "config." Under Network Time Server, enter time.nist.gov

Source: Kim Komando's Weekly Newsletter, http://www.komando.com/newsletter.asp

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