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  • "Vegetarian - that's an old Native American word meaning 'lousy hunter.'"

Boncarbo, Colorado

Beautiful home situated on 8.4, secluded acres in 'Chinamans Canyon'. Secluded but not isolated! Thousands of acres of wilderness and trees surround this home18 miles NW of Trinidad, Colorado Click for Boncarbo, Colorado Forecast and 85 miles South of Pueblo, Colorado. Trees include: Pinõn, Ponderosa, Cedar, Blue Spruce and Fir. Great hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, camping, wildlife and scenery!!! Trinidad lake, Monument Lake, Blue Lake, Bear Lake, North Lake, Cuchara Ski Area are all close by. Spanish Peaks are to the north and the Sangre DeCristo Mountains and San Isabel National Forest are to the west.

Home includes: 2 bedrooms plus master bedroom, newly remodeled bathroom with pergo floor, newly remodeled livingroom with new large sliding windows, pergo floors in laundry room and pantry, new refrigerator and electric stove in kitchen, new 2 tab interlocking shingle roof installed in June 2002, new front and rear decks, new well pump and electrical, septic system just cleaned this spring. Well creates 6.7GPM. Whole house water filter system. All appliances stay(refrigerator, new stove, new chest freezer, ceiling fans in living room and master bedroom, large satellite system, microwave, washer and dryer). Home is all electric. Nice wood burning stove in living room, heats entire house on approximately 4-5 cords of wood per year, and keeps it toasty warm. Large shop with electric and 220v line. Property is completely fenced.

Price: $148,000.00
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    Secrets to a happy marriage
  • 1. It is important to find a woman that cooks and cleans.
  • 2. It is important to find a woman that makes good money.
  • 3. It is important to find a woman that likes to have sex.
  • 4. It is important that these three women never meet....
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Next issue we'll take a peek at more "who knows what" !!

[From The Editors Desk]...
Fire Dock Workers NOW!!
Hey, do ya here that loud WHINNING sound, like a police car?! YEah, that's right, it's those damn, poor under paid and over worked long shoremen on the west coast. OH, BOO HOO HOO!! Yeah folks, like i'd be cryin' too if I made over 30 bucks an hour with all health and vision benefits paid. There is one of the biggest reasons the cost of living is so high in this Country. Workers who want everything and don't want to do a damn thing for it! Hell there are plenty of folks out there that would kill to have those jobs at the rate they already make! I say, "fire them all and hire the folks willing to work"!

Maybe next time we'll discuss the wonderful (puke, cough, choke) unions at work.

Folks, we may be cutting down to a monthly issue for awhile, due to the fact I'm back in school again. Plus there is alot of work to be done around here in preparations for selling the property. However, there will be some beautiful views and interesting things coming up when we move into the new property. We'll try to get at least two issues a month out, depending on the work load.

Oh yes, we'll be going to the LaVeta, Colorado Oktoberfest this weekend and we'll have some pictures and articles from that event. It is always fun and games there.

America~A Bygone Era: Native America
Cochise and Jeffords
By Gregory Lalire for Wild West Magazine

The TV show Broken Arrow’s “fair” treatment of Indians came eight years after a 1950 movie with that same title (starring Jimmy Stewart as Jeffords and Jeff Chandler as Cochise) broke some rocky Hollywood ground by treating Apaches as more than feared savages. And the movie version was based on an Elliott Arnold novel called, fittingly enough, Blood Brother. That novel romanticized the Jeffords legend, but the real Apache leader Cochise, who went to war against the Americans in the early 1860s, and the real frontiersman Jeffords did have a real friendship. “Tom Jeffords was an enigmatic man who was involved in nearly every Chiricahua Apache major event in the 1870s,” says Sweeney. “As General O.O. Howard’s liaison to Cochise in 1872, Jeffords was the indispensable person. He was the one who enlisted the aid of the two Apache scouts. He gave Howard good advice and also served as a trusted adviser to Cochise. In baseball terms, Jeffords was the set-up man; Howard was the closer.”

For more great articles be sure to pick up your copy of Wild West.

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Good Humor Man....Andy Rooney On Phone-In-Polls....
You know those shows where people call in and vote on different issues? Did you ever notice there's always like 18% that say "I don't know." It costs 90 cents to call up and vote and they're voting "I don't know." Honey, I feel very strongly about this. Give me the phone. (Says into phone) "I DON'T KNOW!" (Hangs up looking proud.) Sometimes you have to stand up for what you believe you're not sure about." This guy probably calls up phone sex girls for $2.95 to say, "I'm not in the mood."

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Outdoor Adventure: Huntin' The Good Life
Bitterroot Elk Co.
Hamilton, Montana
Bitterroot Elk was designed as a Consultant and Booking Agent for the Non-Resident who dreams of elk hunting in Montana and Idaho. Over the years they have witnessed folks who make the choice to Hunt in Montana or Idaho, only to find themselves in poor producing areas.

Bitterroot Elk Co. would like to give you the opportunity to Hunt the way Native Montanans have for years. They also have Hunts available in Idaho.

La Veta, Colorado.....Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 5th, 2002.....
A beautiful crisp, Fall morning, with temperatures hovering at 49°. We got to the festival about 11:00 AM and it was a great day. There was German music playing and folks enjoying all the food, festivities, and craft shops. The car show caught my eye and we strolled over and drooled at the gorgeous restored vehicle from the 1920' to 1960's. The food was just great. The mountain views in the background with the turning of fall colors was unbelievable! Needless to say, we'll be going back again next year, and maybe I won't forget my camera.....DUH!!!
  • The world’s 1st roller coaster opened in 1884 at Coney Island, New York. It was designed by Lemarcus Thompson, a former Sunday school teacher.
The Ski Lodge: Closed For The Summer!
Let's start gearing up for SKI SEASON!! NEXT ISSUE!!

Mountain Events: Steamboat Springs, Co.
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Steamboat gets its first snow of the season
The first accumulation of snow on Rabbit Ears Pass since last spring settled on the golden aspen leaves, clumped on the conifer branches and blanketed the ground Thursday morning... ...Automated weather sites showed the highest elevations in Routt County had 4 to 10 inches of snow...The mountain has had winter storm conditions swirling around it for three consecutive days. Local estimates are about 8 to 10 inches of snow on top of Mount Werner

Winter vacation specials
2002-2003 Snowsaver Packages

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First Tracks: Nov. 27 - Dec. 18, 2002
$250* pp includes: 4 nights motel, 3 day lifts
$359* pp includes: 6 nights condo, 5 day lifts

* Package price is per adult, based on double occupancy in a motel and quad occupancy in two bedroom condominium. Rates do not include applicable taxes, fees or travel insurance, are subject to availability and may change without notice. Entire reservation must be made within package dates indicated and only available at participating properties. Kids Ski Free(tm) and Teen ticket programs applicable under normal guidelines. Snowsavers are not valid with any other offer or discount. Other restrictions may apply. Visit for full details.

SKI Magazine ranks Steamboat 6th best ski resort in North America
Steamboat remains in the elite ranks of North American resorts, according to SKI Magazine. Why? 2,939 acres, 20 lifts and its big 3,668-foot vertical drop. Steamboat's advertising campaign has walked a lot of miles in cowboy boots, which may draw tourists from Nebraska, but that's sure not the reason hard-core Vail and Aspen skiers head here for weekend road trips. "All the runs anyone could ask for-and more," a reader cheers. Oh, then there's the snow. Utah may get more, but it arguably isn't any better. The term Champagne Powder (tm) has even been trademarked by Steamboat. That's legit. Blanket the resort's abundant glades with blow-away fluff, and you end up with tree-skiing as good as it comes. Start at Closets and work your way east to Two O'clock. If that doesn't make it onto your Top 10 list of the year, then you're in the wrong sport. Steamboat also earned praise as "a great family resort" (witness its No. 4 ranking in Terrain Parks). Save your black evening wear for Aspen. Steamboat is "a funky cowboy town where everyone is welcome," a reader applauds. Excerpted from SKI Magazine, October 2002

New restaurants and activities
2093 Curve Plaza
Lucile's, Steamboat's newest breakfast and lunch restaurant, serves a Creole theme. It also offers traditional breakfast fare. Locally owned and operated, Lucile's is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

345 Lincoln Ave.
Tobiano, one of Steamboat's newest restaurants, is located on the corner of 4th and Lincoln in the new Chieftain Building. Tobiano offers a variety of dishes with a fusion of tastes from around the world. Open for dinner only. Reservations are suggested.

Midnight Ranch
67810 RCR 129
The Midnight Ranch is located 33 miles north of Steamboat Springs on a 240-acre mountain ranch. It is surrounded by the Routt National Forest and located near the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area. Each of its two log-post vacation homes features a gas grill and campfire pit and is furnished with country antiques.

Black Diamond Limo
P.O. Box 772181
Door to door executive service in a new six-passenger, white, stretch limousine. Offering airport pick ups at Denver International Airport, and Yampa Valley Regional Airport, as well as reasonably priced limo service around town.

Black Tie Ski Rental
619 Mountain Vista Circle
A full service ski and snowboard rental shop on wheels. Black Tie goes directly to guests' accommodations to outfit them with a full line of ski equipment. Forgot your goggles? You can buy a pair from Black Tie.

Mountain Maitre'D
P.O. Box 77400
A unique delivery service that picks up your order from your favorite Steamboat restaurants and delivers it to your door in about 75 minutes. Just pick a restaurant from the Steamboat Dining Guide and call Mountain Maitre'D to place your order.

Steamboat Wedding Ceremonies
P.O. Box 770096
Taraka Patricia Stara officiates non-denominational wedding ceremonies and vow renewals. Couples may create their own vows and select readings. Pre-maritial counseling is available but not required.

Relaxation & Recreation: Casino Time.....
Dancing Eagle Casino
Casa Blanca, New Mexico

Dancing Eagle Casino, located in Casa Blanca, is New Mexico's friendliest gaming attraction. In addition to the games, enjoy casual dining in our restaurant or grab a quick bite in the snack bar. It's all situated in an atmosphere reminiscent of an adobe village.

319 slot machines: Including video poker and area wide progressives, 10 table games: Including one craps table, one roulette table, 8 blackjack tables, Gift shop, Restaurant: 70 seat casual dining restaurant.

Outdoor Tip: Series on High Altitudes
Traveling at high altitude can be hazardous. The information provided here is designed for educational use only and is not a substitute for specific training or experience. When going to altitude it is your responsibility to learn the latest information.

The major cause of altitude illnesses is going too high too fast. Given time, your body can adapt to the decrease in oxygen molecules at a specific altitude. This process is known as acclimatization and generally takes 1-3 days at that altitude. For example, if you hike to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters), and spend several days at that altitude, your body acclimatizes to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters). If you climb to 12,000 feet (3,658 meters), your body has to acclimatize once again. A number of changes take place in the body to allow it to operate with decreased oxygen.

  • The depth of respiration increases.
  • Pressure in pulmonary arteries is increased, "forcing" blood into portions of the lung which are normally not used during sea level breathing.
  • The body produces more red blood cells to carry oxygen,
  • The body produces more of a particular enzyme that facilitates
  • the release of oxygen from hemoglobin to the body tissues.

More on this subject next week...........

The Home/Travel Survival Kit

This is one gadget you will be glad you have when the time comes. The Home/Travel Survival Kit has what you need to get through a natural disaster like a hurricane or snow storm. It includes water, a radio, a shovel; first aid supplies even a flashlight. There are also dust masks, candles, a rain poncho, most anything you can think of. This whole kit is packed into a nice nylon bag that you can just keep in your car or somewhere in your home. Be prepared for anything with this gadget.

The Home/Travel Survival Kit retails for $50 as item number
330746 from Brookstone.

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PGP 8.0 will be released in November of 2002. Key developments include:
* full Windows XP compatibility;
* support for Mac OS X;
* removal of PGPfire & PGPvpn (PGPnet), which were not acquired from NAI;
* full source code availability

You can get more details about PGP 8.0 here:

PGP 101: Continued..... in this issue we will take you through different aspects of Cryptography. In each weekly issue you will find various versions, components, substitutes and tutorials for PGP(Pretty Good Privacy). So if ya haven't done it yet, Please Subscribe today!

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"Official" Sources for PGP


PGP Corporate Desktop, Personal Security, and Freeware versions are available from several "official" sources:

Following the transfer of ownership of PGP from NAI to PGP Corp. (see the news section above for details), the old link to PGP Freeware 7.0.3 on the web site isn't working.  Whether the NAI-produced PGP Freeware 7.0.3 will ever appear on the new web site is not known. You can still download PGP Freeware 7.0.3 from the International PGP Page, however. According to the web site, "PGP Freeware 8.0 will be available in Q4 2002."

Also, the NAI-produced PGP Personal Security 7.0.3 is apparently not available from the store, and it is not known whether it ever will be. You can still purchase PGP Personal Security 7.0.3 from Amazon. According to the web site, "PGP Personal 8.0 will be available for ordering Q4 2002."

The store is currently selling the NAI-produced PGP Corporate Desktop 7.1.1 and PGP Desktop Security 7.0.4 (for Windows 95 users). It is also taking orders for PGP Corporate Desktop 8.0, to be released in November of 2002. International PGP users should visit the Intellect PGP EMEA page for information about ordering PGP 8.0.

Below is a table detailing the various versions of PGP that are available from "official" sources:

Version $$$ PGPdisk PGPnet PGPfire Source URL
8.0 Desktop * $$$ X --- ---
7.1.1 Desktop $$$ X X X https:/
7.0.x Desktop $$$ X X X
7.0.x Personal $$$ X X X Amazon
7.0.x Freeware Free! --- X --- PGPi (ftp)
7.0.x Freeware Free! --- X --- PGPi
6.5.x Desktop Free! X X --- PGPi (ftp)
6.5.x Freeware Free! --- X --- MIT
6.5.x Freeware Free! --- X --- PGPi (ftp)
6.5.x Freeware Free! --- X --- PGPi
6.5.x Intl Free! --- X --- PGPi (ftp)
6.5.x Intl Free! --- X --- PGPi
6.0.2 Intl Free! X --- --- PGPi (ftp)
6.0.2 Intl Free! X --- --- PGPi
pre-6.0.x Intl Free! --- --- --- PGPi (ftp)
pre-6.0.x Intl Free! --- --- --- PGPi
2.6.2 Freeware Free! --- --- --- MIT
* Note: PGP Corporate Desktop 8.0 is scheduled for release in November 2002. 
   The store is taking advance orders for PGP Corporate Desktop 8.0
   which drops PGPnet and PGPfire.

These are the various versions of PGP. Next Issue we'll discuss each version and it's uses........

Continued Next Issue.......

Article Submitted by: The MountainGnome

4th in a series of the money controlling men who own the banks and eventually everything!!
How to defeat the plot of the Illuminati: Part 2

A Luciferian conspiracy

When it is written in the previous article that the Illuminati is a "Luciferian conspiracy", it is not only in a figurative sense, but in the literal sense, since the leaders of the Illuminati are actually worshipers of Satan, and their final objective is to have the whole world bow down to him. Through his hellhounds, it is Satan himself who continues his revolt against God by endeavoring to foil God's plan on earth, and snatch from God as many souls as possible.

Just like Satan, The Financiers think they are the only ones who can lead mankind properly, and in order to be able to impose their will upon every individual and control the whole world, they invented the present debt-money system. They want to bring every nation in the world to such a state of crisis that these countries will think they have no alternative but to accept the miracle solution of the Financiers to save them from disaster: complete centralization, a single world currency, and a world government, in which every nation will be abolished. The members of the Illuminati are people of every race and creed, but who all lust for money and power.

Recognizing the powers involved

In the conclusion of his book Pawns in the Game, wich denounces the plot of the Illuminati for world domination, William Guy Carr explains what must be done to stop this plot.

First, we must as individuals recognize the spiritual powers involved, and realize that we are not only facing terrestrial powers, but also spiritual ones that it is basically a fight between God and Satan. We must choose who we will serve, who we will fight for: God or Satan.

Second, we must take practical steps to counteract the plan of the Financiers which, in Mr. Carr's own words, can be done only through a monetary reform: "The electors must insist that the issue of money, and the control thereof, be placed back in the hands of the Government where it rightfully belongs."

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If junior has to do a report about your state, whatever you do, don't let him find out about this site! The poor tyke will end up dragging a 100-page manuscript to school. From Alabama to Wyoming, is packed with information and links about all 50 states and capitols. In addition to the usual trivia like state birds, flowers, songs, mottos, and nicknames, it helps you find local graves, Webcams, tax forms, real estate, and pen pals. It's also great for looking up quick facts. What's the highest point in South Dakota? What does California mean? What's the population of Wyoming? If you ever manage to get through all 50 states (is it possible for a human to have that much free time?), then be sure to keep coming back for the Capitol Link of the Day.

The Hand Cranked Radio with Beacon
A radio and a flashlight are two of the most basic survival tools for the road. The Hand Cranked Radio with Beacon is a new design that actually looks good as opposed to some of the earlier models that didn't work well and didn't look good. This unit comes in two pieces, the radio and the flashlight. The flashlight can also be used as a beacon to help people locate you. The cranks are also easier to work so you won't wear yourself out.

The Hand Cranked Radio with Beacon retails for $49.50 as
item number 65914 from Solutions Catalog.

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  • My, my, how times have changed. Years ago...When 100 white men chased 1 black man, we called it the Ku Klux Klan; Today they call it the PGA TOUR......





By: John LeBoutillier

Who is doing these random 'snipings' in and around our nation's capital?

The media is of course focusing on a 'Son of Sam' type solo, deranged nutball. And maybe they are right. FBI profilers have become frequent TV Talking Heads opining on who this shooter is.

While the world has been focused on Saddam Hussein and a possible ‘regime change’ in Baghdad, our previous main target – Osama bin Laden – has flown back to center stage.

Just look at the events of the past two weeks:Click Here



By: Dave Franklin

One of the awful and despicable attacks on innocent people near the capital of the United States was on a 13 year-old boy, just starting another school day, when he was shot in Bowie, MD. Someone has to be plain evil before they could take aim at a youngster heading into school and fire with the intent of killing him. The boy is expected to recover, thankfully. But nine people have been killed and one more wounded in a series of psychotic attacks that police are working desperately to stop -- and a few Maryland politicians are trying to exploit.

Maryland's gun laws are about the most restrictive in the country, and crime is also among the worst. That confirms an old saying about gun control. When you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. A result of playing politics with people's fears, the laws in Maryland have made sure that outlaws are well armed.

Read The Rest Of the Story......

Submitted by: Kim Valdez of Raton,NM.
I sat, with two friends, in the picture window of a quaint restaurant just off the corner of the towns square. The food and the company were both especially good that day. As we talked, my attention was drawn outside, across the street. There, walking into town, was a man who appeared to be carrying all his worldly goods on his back. He was carrying, a well-worn sign that read, "I will work for food." My heart sank. I brought him to the attention of my friends and noticed that others around us had stopped eating to focus on him. Heads moved in a mixture of sadness and disbelief. We continued with our meal, but his image lingered in my mind. We finished our meal and went our separate ways. I had errands to do and quickly set out to accomplish them. I glanced toward the town square, looking somewhat halfheartedly for the strange visitor. I was fearful, knowing that seeing him again would call some response. I drove through town and saw nothing of him. I made some purchases at a store and got back in my car. Deep within me, the Spirit of God kept speaking to me: "Don't go back to the office until you've at least driven once more around the square." And so, with some hesitancy, I headed back into town. As I turned the square's third corner. I saw him. He was standing on the steps of the storefront church, going through his sack. I stopped and looked; feeling both compelled to speak to him, yet wanting to drive on. The empty parking space on the corner seemed to be a sign from God: an invitation to park. I pulled in, got out and approached the town's newest visitor. "Looking for the pastor?" I asked. "Not really," he replied, "just resting." "Have you eaten today?" "Oh, I ate something early this morning." "Would you like to have lunch with me?" "Do you have some work I could do for you?" "No work," I replied. "I commute here to work from the city, but I would like to take you to lunch." "Sure," he replied with a smile. As he began to gather his things. I asked some surface questions. "Where you headed?" "St. Louis." "Where you from?" "Oh, all over; mostly Florida." "How long you been walking?" "Fourteen years," came the reply. I knew I had met someone unusual. We sat across from each other in the same restaurant I had left earlier. His face was weathered slightly beyond his 38 years. His eyes were dark yet clear, and he spoke with an eloquence and articulation that was startling. He removed his jacket to reveal a bright red T-shirt that said, "Jesus is The Never Ending Story." Then Daniel's story began to unfold. He had seen rough times early in life. He'd made some wrong choices and reaped the consequences. Fourteen years earlier, while backpacking across the country, he had stopped on the beach in Daytona. He tried to hire on with some men who were putting up a large tent and some equipment. A concert, he thought. He was hired, but the tent would not house a concert but revival services, and in those services he saw life more clearly. He gave his life over to God. "Nothing's been the same since," he said, "I felt the Lord telling me to keep walking, and so I did, some 14 years now." "Ever think of stopping?" I asked. "Oh, once in a while, when it seems to get the best of me. But God has given me this calling. I give out Bibles. That's what's in my sack. I work to buy food and Bibles, and I give them out when His Spirit leads." I sat amazed. My homeless friend was not homeless. He was on a mission and lived this way by choice. The question burned inside for a moment and then I asked: "What's it like?" "What?" "To walk into a town carrying all your things on your back and to show your sign?" "Oh, it was humiliating at first. People would stare and make comments. Once someone tossed a piece of half-eaten bread and made a gesture that certainly didn't make me feel welcome. But then it became humbling to realize that God was using me to touch lives and change people's concepts of other folks like me." My concept was changing, too. We finished our dessert and gathered his things. Just outside the door, he paused. He turned to me and said, "Come Ye blessed of my Father and inherit the kingdom I've prepared for you. For when I was hungry you gave me food, when I was thirsty you gave me drink, a stranger and you took me in." I felt as if we were on holy ground. "Could you use another Bible?" I asked. He said he preferred a certain translation. It traveled well and was not too heavy. It was also his personal favorite. "I've read through it 14 times," he said. "I'm not sure we've got one of those, but let's stop by our church and see." I was able to find my new friend a Bible that would do well, and he seemed very grateful. "Where you headed from here?" "Well, I found this little map on the back of this amusement park coupon." "Are you hoping to hire on there for awhile?" "No, I just figure I should go there. I figure someone under that star right there needs a Bible, so that's where I'm going next." He smiled, and the warmth of his spirit radiated the sincerity of his mission. I drove him back to the town-square where we'd met two hours earlier, and as we drove, it started raining. We parked and unloaded his things. "Would you sign my autograph book?" he asked. "I like to keep messages from folks I meet." I wrote in his little book that his commitment to his calling had touched my life. I encouraged him to stay strong. And I left him with a verse of scripture from Jeremiah, "I know the plans I have for you," declared the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a future and a hope." "Thanks, man," he said. "I know we just met and we're really just strangers, but I love you." "I know," I said, "I love you, too." "The Lord! is good." Yes, He is. How long has it been since someone hugged you?" I asked. "A long time," he replied. And so on the busy street corner in the drizzling rain, my new friend and I embraced, and I felt deep inside that I had been changed. He put his things on his back, smiled his winning smile and said, "See you in the New Jerusalem." "I'll be there!" was my reply. He began his journey again. He headed away with his sign dangling from his bedroll and pack of Bibles. He stopped, turned and said, "When you see something that makes you think of me, will you pray for me?" "You bet," I shouted back, "God bless." "God bless." And that was the last I saw of him. Late that evening as I left my office, the wind blew strong. The cold front had settled hard upon the town. I bundled up and hurried to my car. As I sat back and reached for the emergency brake, I saw them... a pair of well-worn brown work gloves neatly laid over the length of the handle. I picked them up and thought of my friend and wondered if his hands would stay warm that night without them. I remembered his words: "If you see something that makes you think of me, will you pray for me?" Today his gloves lie on my desk in my office. They help me to see the world and its people in a new way, and they help me remember those two hours with my unique friend and to pray for his ministry. "See you in the New Jerusalem," he said. Yes, Daniel, I know I will...

If this story touched you, forward it to a friend! "I shall pass this way but once. Therefore, any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again."

God bless and have a nice day!

"Father, I ask you to bless my friends, relatives and e-mail buddies reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your love and power. Holy spirit, I ask you to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through your grace, In Jesus' precious Name. Amen."


GUYS: Great Skin:
Yes, skin matters for guys, too. There are four things you can do to improve your skin.

1. Drink eight glasses of water every day. Room temperature water is best. Water helps skin cells regenerate. Remember one third of the water in your body is in your skin.

2.Don't smoke. It weathers your skin.

3.Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables to keep your skin glowing.

4.No tanning. Sun and pollution are most responsible for signs of premature ageing, like wrinkles.
NOTE: Always Check with and follow the advice of your Physician!

GALS: Blueberries for the brain
Blueberries are thought to help prevent cancer because they have a very high concentration of phytochemicals. Phytochemicals can actually repair damaged cells that might become cancerous. In addition, studies have shown that blueberries may help reverse some aspects of brain aging. These studies of laboratory animals show improved memory, coordination and balance.

All this means you have every excuse to savor blueberries in pancakes, muffins, smoothies, fruit salad and even cobbler! Blueberries will be in season all summer, but the best ones, the wild ones, come in around August.

For details on specific studies on health benefits of blueberries, click here.
NOTE: Always Check with and follow the advice of your Physician!

    Things You Should Know About Women 101
  • Women will always ask questions that have no right answer, in an effort to trap you into feeling guilty.
BEAUTY: Peachy Keen
You've come not to trust blush but what if the blush of the moment came in a soft, subtle peach tone? Perfect for giving a face a healthy hue, the new peach tones go very nicely with the dewy skin look that is a must for the summer months. Keep it simple and subtle and the critics won't even know that it's blush at all!


LINUX SOFTWARE: Interchange 4.5.7 beta
Create a robust online store with this powerful shopping cart.

Linux Note: When downloading a linux .tar/ .gz or .rpm file, It is sometimes necessary to hold down the shift key while clicking on the file you want to download.

WINDOWS TIP: Hiding The Virtual Memory Button
Use this Registry setting to hide the Virtual Memory button on the Performance tab under Control Panel > System. By hiding this button, you can prevent users from changing or disabling the machine's Virtual Memory settin g, which can adversely effect the machine's performance. To set this option, open the Registry Editor and go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Policies\System

Edit/create the value "NoVirtMemPage" (String Value) and set the value to "1" (without quotes) to hide the Virtual Memory button, or "0" to display the button. The setting will take effect immediately and does not require a reboot.

** this tip is for users who are familiar with the Registry Editor **

Benchmarking Your Computer
clibench mk III smp 0.7.15 is a freeware benchmarking tool for computers running Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/Xp. We like this program. It's simple to use and appears to use tests that provide reasonable means of testing your computer. Of course, what you will probably want to do is save your tests for before and after comparison when making hardware changes, or for comparing to other computers.

There is also a Linux version available at the clibench mk III smp 0.7.15 site.

Click here to download a copy of clibench mk III smp 0.7.15

    My mother taught me IRONY:
  • "Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about!"


TIP: Cutting Board Safety Tip
You can help prevent injuries while slicing and dicing by following a few simple tips. Always place a damp towel under the cutting board to limit movement. Be sure to get a "flat side down" before preparing round items like onions or lemons. This can be done by cutting them down the middle and placing the flat side on the board before chopping. Always wash, bleach and rinse the board after each use, especially when cutting meat, poultry or seafood.

Cooking Websites: Recipes
Do you like to cook? If so, you can find a whole slew of recipes at There are recipes for those who don't need to diet, and those who do. There are recipes for all seasons and all reasons.

If you like to cook, or if you like to eat, you should visit

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  • 2 lb. venison steak
  • 1 can mushrooms
  • 1 qt. Mrs. Haskins' stewed tomatoes

    Dip venison steaks in flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Place in a heavy skillet with enough oil or butter-flavored Crisco to brown on both sides. Add 1 quart of stewed tomatoes and can of mushrooms. Turn low and simmer until venison is tender (1/2 to 1 hour). Stir often. Serve over rice or just eat! --VERY SPECIAL STEWED TOMATOES:--

  • 8 qt. ripe tomatoes (1 peck)
  • 2 med. onions, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 med. green peppers, chopped
Blanch and peel tomatoes; cut and squish until in small pieces. Add chopped veggies and simmer until veggies are tender, adding salt and pepper to taste. Stir often. Use a heavy pan to stew in.


  • 1 tbsp. unflavored gelatin (1 env.)
  • 1/4 c. boiling water
  • 10 oz. tofu, drained
  • 5 tbsp. apple juice concentrate, defrosted
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pt. fresh blueberries, rinsed, drained and divided, about 16 oz.
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water, stirring until crystals disappear. In a blender or the workbowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, blend dissolved gelatin, tofu, apple juice concentrate, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and 1 cup of blueberries until smooth. Pour pudding into a bowl; fold in remaining cup of blueberries. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours, or until set. Serve cold. The sweetener in this recipe is apple juice concentrate. That's a good way to cut down on processed sugar.

Caleries per serving: "Don't Ask!! Enjoy!!

So until next time, REMEMBER:  He who kneels before God can stand before anyone....

  • "When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."...Chief Aupumut, Mohican. 1725
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