18 07 2011

Wow…has it really been 2 ย years since I posted something here? Pretty close I guess. The reason is that I have other venues for posting my ramblings and thoughts that I have grown to use more. There’s Facebook and LinkedIn to name just a few. One of my hobbies is gaming, so I have a different place to post about that as well. Why have these places overshadowed here? Well, I have just wondered this myself, and it has inspired this post.

I think the biggest reason that comes to mind is the control I have over the audience. In Facebook, I can control my friends list, and so I post things that I only want friends and family to see there. It is also very easy to share to Facebook. Easier than here. Facebook also lets me have a page for my business, so I can connect with customers that way as well. This blog is jut plain old “public”…and in some ways sharing information that way is just a little scary.

I tend to be just fine with not sharing some of this stuff with the whole world. Not that any of you really care what I post about (with some rare exception, I think), so I think I will just write stuff here that I think is great for the whole world to see, and keep the rest to my closer circles. ๐Ÿ™‚ No offense, ok?


Economic Stimulus Payment

2 02 2009

“Sometime this year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the Q and A format:

“Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
“A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

“Q. Where will the government get this money?
“A. From taxpayers.

“Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
“A. No, they are borrowing it from China. Your children are expected to repay the Chinese.

“Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
“A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

“Q. But isn’t that stimulating the economy of China?
“A. Shut up.”

Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:

If you spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China.

If you spend it on gasoline it will go to Hugo Chavez, the Arabs and Al Queda

If you purchase a computer it will go to Taiwan.

If you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, Chile, and Guatemala.

If you buy a car it will go to Japan and Korea.

If you purchase prescription drugs it will go to India

If you purchase heroin it will go to the Taliban in Afghanistan

If you give it to a charitable cause, it will go to Nigeria.

And none of it will help the American economy.

We need to keep that money here in America. You can keep the money in America by spending it at yard sales, going to a baseball game, or spend it on prostitutes, beer (domestic ONLY), or tattoos, since those are the only businesses still in the US.

Giacche enne Binnestaucche

6 05 2008

(No, this isn’t in a foreign language…not really. Just try to read it phonetically, and listen to your “new” ultra-thick Italian accent come alive and tell a classic tale…with a twist!)


Uans appona taim uase disse boi. Neimmese Giacche. Naise Boi. Live uite ise mamma. Mainde da cao.

Uane dei, di spaghetti ise olle ronne aute. Dei goine feinte fromee no fudde. Mamma soi araise, “Oreise Giacche, teicche da cao enne traide erra forre boccese spaghetti enne somme uaine.”

Bai enne bai commese omme Giacche. I garra no fudde, I garre no uiane. Meichese misteicche, enne traidese da cao forre bonce binnese.


Mamma scise engri. Giompe appe enne daon carine, “Uara iu, somme caine creisi?” Den csi tro olle binnese aute da uindo.

Necchese dai, Giacche luchese aute enna aura iu tink? Ise se disse binnestaucche uate rice appe tru di claodese.

Somme uide!

Giacche gos appe de binnestaucche. Ise se disse ogghere. Ise menne nainti sicchese fit talle uite tri grin aise. En i garra ghuse uiate leise ghoide egghese.

Giacche ielle “Giao!” Den ise grabbe de ghuse enne cuicche claime daon fromme da binnestaucche. Ise go chioppe chioppe uita da acchese. Da nainte sicchese futte menne ise faulle enne breicche de necche.


Mamme giompese fromme gioie. Meicchese naise ghuse caccitore.

Bai enne bai, dei garra no morre fudde. Dei goina dai. Uata iuse? Uara iu goine du uene iore ghuse ise cucchedo?


Leave me alone with my typos…

30 04 2008

I try to get my typing clear enough to read. I really do. Sometimes I miss things, or simply just type too fast for my fingers. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next time someone tries to nitpick your typing, show them this:

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by itslef but the wrod as a wlohe.




Christmas Piano!

28 12 2007

We were very fortunate this year to have run into the makers of some very special customized pianos. They are called Piano Pals, and this is the first of their line.

These “collectable” kid pianos are really cool…and the kids love it. They want to be on it all day long! Time to arrange for lessons!

Who is Jim Dickinson?

9 12 2007

I have often asked myself that very question. I seem to be a person in constant development and change. I do, and have done, many things; and I expect my experiences to continue in many vast and varied ways. Who I am today is not all the same as who I was last year at this time, or will be next year. So this blog will fill in details of my ever-changing life, and evolution of my being. I don’t think I have ever really paid out my life like this in a blog before, so this is going to be new territory for me, and honestly there is some trepidation.

Hopefully there will be something interesting here for you to read. While this is the “first” post to this blog. I am going to move a few posts from another site where I put up some meaningful things…and bring them over here so there is once place to find it all.

I will protect you…

7 08 2006

It’s been a tough few weeks, with all the news of a little girl named Destiny that popped up in the news so suddenly. I didn’t know the little lady, though she lived less than 20 miles away. But her name is what first caught my eye.


You see, Destiny is also the name of a special little girl in my life. And so to read the tragedy of this innocent little girl that died less than a short car ride away, and to know she shares the name of another girl that I hold in my heart of hearts so dear.

She’s been around for quite some time, helping in small, unseen ways. I love her dearly, and I fear for her in this, all too often, terrible world we live in.

dear sweet child


i saw the news today and there was your name
only it belonged to another sweet child, now of tragic fame.
she vanished one night from her own backyard
friends and strangers searched near and far
but no one could find her for more than a week
hope was waning and the future looked bleak


where was the girl to be found?


two doors down?


that poor 5 year old girl was dead and abused
at the mercy of the pervert now accused.
what kind of world do we live in, my sweet?
it makes me want to make a retreat
and take you away to somewhere secure
some place safer than her’s for sure


i will protect you