Ribbon to remember the events of September 11, 2001 -- terror attacks that took place on American soil and led to the destruction of the twin towers at the World Trade Center in New York City, as well as damage to the Pentagon, and one passenger jet crashing into a field in Western Pennsylvania
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February 1, 2002 -- Space Shuttle Columbia apparently exploded at 200,000 feet over Texas at 9:16 a.m. This, my friend, is something I will never forget! Shuttle commander Rick D. Husband, pilot William C. McCool, payload commander Michael P. Anderson, mission specialists David M. Brown, Kalpana Chawla and Laurel Clark and Israel's first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, were on board.

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I have no idea if you stopped in because you were looking specifically for me or something I wrote, if you are trying to find out who this mysterious "Scoop0901" really is, or if you were directed here from one of the many search engines. Perhaps you followed a link from my email signature. Or maybe you were directed here from another site. Perhaps you came to find my site through one of the many search engines. Then there's always that chance you were directed here from a link someone sent you in one of the many instant message programs about a funny tale, joke, or a page with inspirational thoughts. Maybe it was one of hundreds of other pages that are buried in this site.

No matter the reason or method you ended up here, because in the end, it makes no difference. I learned several years ago that the main thing in life is to keep the main thing the main thing. If you aren't sure just what I mean by that, be sure to get a copy of Steven Covey's book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and read about Habit Two. Here, at my site, the main thing is keeping you moving around, finding information, links, and sources.

What can I tell you about myself? I live in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. I grew up here, but spent almost 15 long years living in the middle of cornfields of Illinois. Okay, so maybe I didn't really live in the middle of cornfields, but it was certainly close enough for this city slicker.

During my sojourn in Illinois, I lived in several areas, including Champaign (check out this book on the University of Illinois, covering its past, but leading up to the present), Urbana (check out a 14"x16" reproduction of an 1869 map of Urbana, Illinois), Bourbonnais (check out historical photos of Bourbonnais, Illinois in this book by Vic Johnson), Bradley (check out this book on the history of Bourbonnais, Illinois, along with some very cool historical photos of the area), and Elmhurst (the local newspaper is The Elmhurst Press), and for almost 10 years during that time, was married.

I'm informal in person. In real life, I pull no punches, call things how I see them, and let no one wonder for very long about things rambling through my mind. I also ask a lot of questions, and when asked a question by others, often answer with a question.

Here on the 'Net, for those who know me, it should come as no surprise that I'm the same person online as I am in real life. For some people, I've been told, it's a blessing; for others, however, it seems to be a curse. Well, I know I've been cursed at, so it all evens out. I suppose there are some people who fall elsewhere in the mix, where dealing with me is a part of life. For those folks, especially, may God help them, as I'm sure I wear on their nerves at times.

Each section of this site will eventually have it's own directory structure, linking to that directory's content. In the meantime, if you find broken links, please let me know. I'm working on the site, have some ideas for development, especially since my blog is now launched.

Speaking of my blog, , be sure to check it out. While you're there, leave a comment on any of the posts you read, but note that you'll need to register to do that.

The one thing, as I more fully develop the site, that I will be paying attention to, are the links I include in various sections, but, more importantly, the links are keepers, meaning they are links that have a long history and not merely ones that were uploaded yesterday and will be gone next week.

As to the number of personal bookmarks I have in my collection, at last count, I had over 15,300 active links. Sure, some were duplicates, but most are solid, independent links to reliable sources of information on the Internet. Verifying those links — not through link verification software, but by clicking and verifying that each link leads to an active page, with the content still present that led me to save the link originally — is a slow process, even with a broadband connection.

Rules pertaining to use of my site

  1. If you find a broken link, you must report it to me via email immediately.
  2. If you know of any additional links to anything on this site, you must report those links to me immediately via email.
  3. If you find my pages with jokes, humor, witty sayings, or clever guises to help perk up another's day, you must ICQ the page URL to folks in your ICQ, AIM, AOL, Yahoo, or other IM list.
  4. Any comments sent to me via email. All comments will be kept confidential.

-Dave J. (a.k.a. Scoop0901)


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