I received word today that one of my online friends and web host of about 10 years had died back on April 18th. The sad word came to me by email that David Black was dead from one of his business associates. David was always online and I had been sending him emails for the past 3 weeks wondering where he was. He was always online so when he didn't answer I thought something was odd. But then I thought maybe he took a much needed vacation and I'd wait another day and send another email and nothing. So this news of his death has really blown me out of the water. I had even sent emails asking him "hey, you alive?" how sick that is to me now.
David was a kind gentle soul with so much wisdom. He had a way of always making me feel better about things and myself. He was a brilliant programmer and the best web host I ever had. He was kind, non judgemental and wise beyond his years. He didn't hold grudges, and no matter what happened to him he kept on rolling. He was from Texas but of late had gone home to Oklahoma about 5 years ago when his Mom was diagnosed with cancer so he could be with her in the little time she had left. On her death bed she asked David to stay and take care of her elderly husband. And that's what he did. Because that's the kind of man he was. His word meant something and his friendship was always true and steady. I think he was only 44 years old. So young to leave this earth. Why did God take him away? I know he missed his wife who was killed by a drunk driver when David was in his twenties. He loved her so and you could hear the pain in his voice whenever he spoke of that incident. Always a sense of loneliness.
I don't know where you are tonight boss ( I always called him that) but where ever you are I hope you have been reunited with your wife and your mother. For I know that would make you so happy. I've always wanted you to be happy and to find love again. As of late I know you had been speaking with an old female school friend and were really enjoying yourself. Even mentioned you might go to Washington to see her. How could this happen? they say it was something like "Aortic Aneurysm" that killed you. You even drove yourself to the hospital. That's so like you. You always did everything on your own terms.
I'm going to miss you boss every day. You were truly a dear friend and you taught me a lot. We only knew each other online. We use to joke how we were going to hook up someday and have a beer together. I guess now that will never happen. We always think there's tomorrow, that is until they stop coming. Perhaps now we will meet in heaven. Won't that be fun. I love you Boss and I miss you so much already. Sleep well my friend. Until we meet in eternity.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
DiversiPro2 Need a little inspiration? This movie will do the trick. It's inspiring and thought provoking and the pictures are beautiful. Make sure you turn up your speakers so you can hear the music. We should all spend a few minutes a day thinking about what's really important instead of running around like chickens with our heads cut off. Ever feel that way? I know I do.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Google Friend Connect
Want to make your website more social? Now Google makes it easy and fun to do. You can easily add social features to your site by simply copying and pasting a few snippets of code. Now in beta and slowly being released to the public you can sign up at their site if interested in trying it out.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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Friday, May 09, 2008
eBay Live! Ebay Live 2008 is coming. Attend classes and labs that will help you with your buying and selling skills. This is the place where thousands of Ebay'ers gather together every year to hone their skills and share their secrets. It's in Chicago so sign up while you still can.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
The latest issue of Merle's Mission Ezine is now online at:
Today's topic is on pinging and blogs. If I sound like I'm speaking in a language you do not understand, run, don't walk to read today's article. And I've also thrown in my usual twisted humor and other misc. topics.