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May 25, 2007 [ More archived home pages here ]

Memorable Thoughts


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Today's song is Just Remember I Love You by Firefall, released in 1977.

This weekend is an opportunity to remember those who served our country. We can also use these few days to remember people who made a difference in our lives.

I can't list all the people who made a difference in my life. I've listed many on this site, I've credited people in my various speeches in my Twin Oaks Toastmasters club. I know my parents gave me all they had to give, they gave me life most important of all.

I have personal heros. I have mentors who helped me. I was influenced by some people over a long period of time. In some cases, someone affected me after only a very brief encounter, I don't even know their names.

There are a few that touched my heart in romance and their effect lingers still.

In the future I will be assisted in life experiences by people I have not yet met. One of those may be you. Some of them may not even be born yet. I will likely read and learn something from someone long dead. It is a curious process this thing called life.

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My daughter was recently promoted to Managing Director, Supplier Management in her firm. This is the second position her company created for her. She will have international oversight now and travel to Europe as part of her duties. She tells me she will be going back to school for classes on business law.

She previously was a Regional Program Manager for eleven states, the first created position during her career advancement. Then she was moved laterally from that $50 million account to a technology account worth in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Now she is the youngest Director, a Managing Director at her company.

Sherry and I are very proud of her.

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Wow! Next week's historic conversation with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates is taking place in nearby Carlsbad, California.

Keep an eye on this page for potential reactions. :-)

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My friend and mentor, Gene Weed, has this Press Release Press Release for Cascade Microphones.

Gene Weed reminds me of this Sedona Free YouTube to celebrate in his words...

Memorial Day 2007
In honor of ALL American's heritage

Pass it on please . . . .

Anna Garrett Weed
In and for my family heritage

Best to all.

Anna Garrett Weed
EMI, London, Sydney

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Saturday is John Wayne's 100th anniversary of his birth.

I remember seeing The Alamo as the first movie I was allowed to see alone at the Avalon Theater as a child in 1960.

In 1986, on the 150th anniversary of Texas, I finally made it to the real Alamo, partly because of seeing that film at ten years of age.

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For s very short time, Ancestry.com offers free access to it's military collection.

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My friend, Karen, sent me Playa Cofi Jukebox link for streaming music that was popular years ago.

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It's great to know that while President Bush has been sticking to his Plan A for the War on Terror, that the Democrats had to retreat to their Plan B and provide continued unconditional funding to our troops in Iraq. Senator Harry White Flag Reid, is shown below in a fitting picture pose from the linked article.

Maybe the Dems now realize we are fighting terrorism there? They flip-flop so much on that issue and where they really stand on defending the United States, it's hard to say for sure. Below is what Senator Joseph Biden said just a few weeks ago:

"We're Going to Shove It [President's veto] Down His Throat."

Now he says:

"I believe as long as we have troops in the front line, we're going to have to protect them,'' said Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del. ''We're going to have to fund them."

Maybe this Memorial Day Weekend will give Democrats time to reflect on what really needs to be done.

I'm hoping the centrists from both parties break away from the Democrats and Republicans and form their own Centrist Party. Otherwise, in my humble opinion, really dark years are ahead for the United States with two bickering political parties at odds with one another.

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I guess I can't let go of how poorly Microsoft thinks their corporate policies through. Now Linux users are jamming back at the illegal monopoly.

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I end this message with the following memorable Digital Insight.

Emotional Demarcations (Created in December 2006)

I was speaking with a woman who previously contacted me online. We met in-person at the local Starbucks on a windy day in early December 2006. We covered a lot of ground during our three-hour conversation because she was open and easy to talk to about many personal topics. She enlightened me with her stories covering a variety of her life experiences.

We trusted each other during the exchange. Her stories remain confidential. It is always refreshing for me to talk with a woman who is honest and open. That day was special in that regard.

I hadn't created any digital art for an extended time before our conversation. This image is the inspiration I found later that afternoon from the profound insight she offered to me as my friend. Using my own words, I quote a portion from that page's narration:

"You can meet someone who provides a new perspective about a similar life experience and the emotion you thought you understood now seems rejuvenated, requiring more deliberation towards a new acceptance."

Don


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