Sunday, December 30, 2007


Options trading is a very fast way to either make money hands over fist or go broke in a hurry. This kind of "playing" the stock market is very risky and takes a lot of guts, especially if you do not have a lot of money that you can afford to lose. It takes time and experience to get a good feel for options trading. In its simplest explanation, an OPTION to buy or sell a certain stock is bought or sold, rather than the stock itself. It allows someone to buy or sell the stock within a certain period of time, at a certain price, called the "strike price." The advantages are cost and volume. Options are much cheaper than the associated stock. For example, an option for a stock selling for, lets say, $10.00 a share, may be only .20 a share. One hundred shares of the stock would cost $1,000.00; the option for 100 shares, called a "lot," would cost only $20.00. The primary types of options are Calls and Puts. A Call option is traded if the stock is thought to rise; a Put option is traded if it is believed that the stock will go down. To be continued...

Saturday, December 15, 2007


This story is about a father who sort of lost his only daughter to the world early in her life, and then had trouble dealing with her when she drifted back into his life as she grew older.

The story will be rewritten in time to clean it up such as the flow and any grammatical problems.


I have known a few men who have had rocky (difficult) relationships with their children. Often, these relationships can be attributed to bad relationships between their parents. After observing a few of these relationships throughout my life, I was inspired to write a story about a father who sort of lost his daughter to the world early in her life, and then had trouble dealing with her when she became more involved in his life as she grew older. This is a fictional story that I may rewrite in the form of scripts for a play or a book. At this time, I have written a monologue by the father after he and his daughter had a heated argument, It's about his note to her trying to explain his understanding of their rocky relationship.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


This is the way life is on earth: Nothing stays the same and everything changes. Something horrible such as a stroke happening to a loved one, like a father or mother, should cause one to realize that this could happen at any moment to yourself or to any other loved one in your life, cheating you from having any normal interaction, as well as dashing any plans and hope for the future with that person. It is necessary to aggressively interact with the people we love or care for while there is time and an opportunity.

You can hope and plan for the future, but you must live for the moment or you may lose your opportunity for anything. God allows us only the moment that we take a breath...that's it! If you purposely put off real meaningful interaction with someone who you care for because you think a better time may come; if you make your life so busy and cluttered that you don't have time to see what's real and what's not; if you make excuses for not following your heart, and if you prioritize money, job, pride and everything else over what your heart really wants, the odds are you will eventually regret not realizing what's really important in this short time on earth.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


I was encouraged to write this article to help a very close friend in time of need.

Everytime you surf or visit the internet a web page is saved in a temporary file on your computer's hard drive for every click you make. The file is generally known as the "Temporary Internet File." In actuality, this file represents pretty much everything your computer has seen on the Web. This is the first place authorities look for illegal activities, that is, if one is ever suspected of any such activities. Probably the biggest problem over time for some of us, especially if the Web is surfed regularly, is that the file grows very large. which may cause the computer to slow down. The main culprits are pictures and images because they take up so much space.

The temporary internet file is also filled with "Cookies." A cookie is a small piece of instruction or program that enters your computer when visiting sites that allow others to track your surfing habits and ativity, such as your interests and how often and how long you visit certain sites. Some cookies allow you to reach a site quicker, but they are not really necessary.

Over time, the Temporary Internet File can grow very large and take up so much space that it may slow down your computer. If your computer has become slow, there are several things that may cause this. The following is just one thing that may help on computers that have Windows XP Operating Systems with the Windows Internet Explorer browser. The procedure may also work on other systems.

Logout of any email programs
Close all browser windows
Click on "Tools" on the tool bar
Select "Internet Options."
Click the "General Tab" in the dialogue box
Under "Browsing History," click "Delete."
(You will have a choice to delete certain items or delete everything from the temporary internet file. The main items that should be deleted are internet web pages and cookies, but if it is important to delete your tracks on the things you have searched for, delete "history," also.)
Select the items you wish to delete by checking the appropriate boxes or click on "Delete All."
Click "OK."

This process may help computers that have been used a lot surfing the Web over several years and have never had this kind of maintenance done on them.

Now, you may be interested in seeing what your computer has seen over time and what anyone else may see if they were to check your computer. To check this out, follow this procedure:

When you are in the Dialogue Box, instead of clickng "Delete" under your "Browsing History," click on "Settings."
Another dialogue box will appear. Click on "View Files," and all visited web pages will be displayed.
Double click on any item and you will get a message similar to this: "Running a system command on this item may be unsafe, do you want to continue?" It's advisable that you should click "No."
Click any item you wish to view and then select "Copy File" in the "Folder Tasks" box, which is generally to the left side of the page.
Copy the item to some place on your computer, such as "My Documents."
Then go to "My Documents, or wherever you have copied the item and open it. Caution: If other people have surfed the Web on your computer, you may be surprised at what you may see.