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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Enjoying the sound of rain on the plants outside... I'm sure they're enjoying their Christmas Gift of water!!! Looking forward to Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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Friday, December 12, 2008

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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Monday, December 8, 2008

There are people who want to be fed with: encouragement, recognition, security & hope. That process is called nurturing & is needed by all!!
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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy to know I'll be a grandfather to a second child by my second child in July!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

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thought my family of 10 children was large. The Duggars family of 17 is amazing! Never heard of Quiverful faith b4

Monday, December 1, 2008

11/29/08 emails say $60,425,477 (lotteries, business partnerships & inheritance) belong to me: BELIEVE IT??

Saturday, November 29, 2008

wondering how to make money from internet scammers who claim I'm @ least $163,400,000 richer as of 11/28/08

Thankful for Fraud E-mails... Key = Convert to Cash


Yesterday, I received six emails... each telling me that I am rich!

I've got to tell you... I am skeptical.

But then again... they claim that I'll be at least $163,400,000.00 richer!

They use very persuasive wording... and appeal to my emotions.

Since I am a cautious person... I usually delete these email claims... but should I be so quick to push my delete button?

There is much to be learned from these emails... and I think I've found a way to turn them into cash.

So... I am posting portions of each of these six emails to see what you think.

Read them and let me know what you've learned from each of them.

Be the first to write your comments to this article... but if you're not the first... then be the most current to contribute your insight!

What do you think makes each of these emails effective... and profitable for the scammers who post them?

How do you think you can use their techniques to increase your business profits?

For your convenience... I'm naming them by the dollar amounts they say I'm eligible to receive:

$ 24,500,000.00 - Hong Kong - Business Proposal
$ 15,000,000.00 - Nigeria - Fraud Control
$105,000,000.00 - Canadian in England - Next of Kin
$ 10,600,000.00 - Britan - Heir
$ 8,300,000.00 - Nigeria - Inheritance
$ Undisclosed $ - Friend in Christ - has 13 year old son

Here are the sanitized excerpts from the six emails that arrived in my emailbox yesterday:

$ 24,500,000 - Hong Kong - Business Proposal

Good Day, My name is (Name Removed), I work with (Bank Name Removed), HONG KONG. I have a Business Proposal of $24,500,000.00 for you to handle with me from my bank. I will need you to assist me in executing this Business Project from Hong Kong to your country. If interested, please reply with your full Contact Details. (Name Removed)

$ 15,000,000.00 - Nigeria - Fraud Control


From The Desk of: Senator (Name Removed)!
Our Ref: (Info Removed)
Your Ref:>>>>>>>>>>>

Based on the findings in this Investigation Department, we wish to warn you against some touts. We have been informed that some touts are contacting you in respect to the collection of your fund in the total sum of US$15,000,000.00 (Fiften Million United States Dollars Only) that was long approved in your favour through the Central Bank of Nigeria Abuja. As a matter of fact and urgency we have been on this investigation assignment for some time now unknown to no one but the PRESIDENCY and some Top Government Officials who are in support of this investigation team to help stop fraudulent activities in our Great Country Nigeria. Although we have been able to come up with some good results about the people that may have extorted money from you illegally and i wish to list some of them so that you may personally indicate them by writing back because we want to make your payment to you without any delay but we must surely deal with and bring these names to book if only you will coperate with us and indicate corre

1) PROF (Name Removed)
2) CHIEF (Name Removed)
3) DR. (Name Removed)
4) BARRISTER (Name Removed)
5) JUSTICE (Name Removed)
6) BARRISTER (Name Removed)
7) MR.(Name Removed)-- Deputy Governor - Policy/Board Member
8) DR. (Name Removed)-- Deputy Governor - Financial Sector Surveillance/Board Member
9) MRS. (Name Removed)-- Deputy Governor - Corporate Services/Board Member
10) BARRISTER (Name Removed)
11) MISS (Name Removed)
12) BARRISTER (Name Removed)
13) MR. (Name Removed)
14) CHIEF (Name Removed)
15) MRS. (Name Removed)
16) DR. (Name Removed)
17) MR. (Name Removed)
18) DR. (Name Removed)
19) CHIEF (Name Removed)
20) MRS. (Name Removed)

The above listed names and others not mentioned have been traced/investigated by the Police and Security Agency and some of them have eloped the country and note that if any of them is caught and found guilty he/she will go to jail for 25 years (Twenty Five Years) as it is under Decree 47 of the Constitution Act of 1990 of the Federal Rebublic of Nigeria as amended in the Criminal Code of Conduct of 2004 Sub Section A 107. We are waiting for you to write us and inform us if any of the above names have once contacted you in respect to your fund. If yes, do not hesitate to indicate immediately. Note that the only office that has the legal right to pay or contact you in this transfer is the "CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA" which is being headed by the Managing Director, Foreign Payment Investigation and Currency Operations Abuja Nigeria. You must deal directly with him and do whatsoever you are asked to do because that is the only way you will achieve the success of this transaction and have your payment made with the recovery of all the expense you have run in the hands of those indiscriminate elements who posed themselves as Government Officials whereas they are not. We sincerely apologize on behalf of the PRESIDENCY and the citizenry of the Federal Rebuplic of Nigeria for any delay and lost this must have costed you and promise that such ugly incident will never repeat itself again. And if you are dealing with anyone of them regarding this payment, we urge you to stop immediately because you are taking a big risk and you will never find your money anywhere because your money is with the above named bank (CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, FOREIGN PAYMENT INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT). Finally, we are expecting to hearing from you soon. Thanks for your good understanding and anticipated coperation while we wait for your urgent response to this message. Sincerely, Senator (Name Removed) TEL: (Number Removed) FAX: (Number Removed) EMAIL: (Email Address Removed)

$105,000,000.00 - Canadian in England - Next of Kin

Awaits your prompt response

Dear Friend.

I am Mr. (Name Removed) living in England but my nationality is Canadian. I was the manager bills and exchange at the foreign remittance department of a firm in Europe. The sum of $105m US dollars (One Hundred and Five Million United States dollars) is in the firm safety deposit vault that belongs to one of our foreign customer Mr. (Name Removed), who died along with his entire family on 31st July 2000 in a ghastly plane crash in western German city of Moenchengladbach.

See the link =

Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his consignment because the management cannot release it unless somebody comes as the next of kin to the deceased with the right documents as indicated in our firm guidelines but unfortunately I learnt that all his family died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. Since all efforts my me to reach any of his relative has been to no avail, i decided to use the deceased surname name to check for any email it can attract from Google search and your email popped out and after several other trails your email still popped out so i am reaching you so you can come forward and collect your consignment from your late relative.

The consignment was deposited in the firm since 1999 and from the firm policy after a reasonable time frame when nobody comes for collection after the expiring date on safe keeping on the consignment; the consignment can become the property of the government/the firm. I do not want the consignment to revert into the hands of the government or in the firm but form the way proceedings are going it will revert into their hands, so i have decided to reach you so you can go forward and claim what i think is rightfully yours and since i have the documents you need to claim the consignment once you tender the documents then you can have it easily.

I have all the information of this deposit since i had a very nice official relationship with the deceased and I am willing to give to you all info as the next of kin and also i do hope once you have the consignment you will act like your late relative who was a philanthropist and a member of the (Organization Name Removed) Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers.

This is the third mail am sending to you and if i do not get any reply from you then i will accept the fact that you do not want to claim the consignment or you have not been able to check your mail but in anyways your time is running out in claiming the consignment. I have all the information of this deposit and i can only give them to you once we have established communication.

Please reach me through this email address: (Email Address Removed) for further corresponding on your consignment.

Have a blessed day, (Name Removed).

$ 10,600,000.00 - Britan - Heir


We wish to notify you again that you were listed as a heir to the total sum of Ten Million Six Hundred Thousand British Pounds in the codicil and last testament of the deceased. Name now withheld since this is our second letter to you. We contacted you because you bear the surname identity and therefore can present you as the heir to the inheritance.

We therefore reckoned that you could receive these funds as you are qualified by your name identity. All the legal papers will be processed in your acceptance. In your acceptance of this deal, we request that you kindly forward to us your letter of acceptance; your current telephone and fax numbers and a forwarding address to enable us file necessary documents at our high court probate division for the release of this sum of money.

Please contact me for futher details

Yours Faithfully,
(Name Removed)

$ 8,300,000.00 - Nigeria - Inheritance







International Settlement Dept.
EcoBank Nigeria

$ Undisclosed $ - Friend in Christ - has 13 year old son

You can now email me at: (Email Address Removed)

Dear Friend In Christ - St.Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London (Info Removed) United-Kingdom.

Dear Friend In Christ, I believe you will treat this mail with the fear of God. It is with tears that I am writing you this mail; I dont need your pity, but love to my son. My mail may seem very painful and sorrowful, but there is more you can do in my request than to pity me, which is to show LOVE to my son. I was an orphan and do not wish my son to experience what i have been through on Earth after an automobile crash that nearly claimed my life. My name is Mr. (Name Removed), married to the late (Name Removed), who died with our two daughters in Indonesia on 26th of December 2004 during the Tsunami Disaster, after this Painful and sorrowful incident, my condition worsened and I was diagnosed of cancer, which got worst and I have been suffering from heart failure and hepatitis since. My friends ignored me due to my relationship with God on sickbed. My wife, our children and I have been in United Kingdom for a long time. We all were suppose to travel to Indonesia in December 2004, but my bad health, did not permit me to travel with them, which made me and my son stay behind while my wife and our two daughters traveled. If not, all of us would have perished in the disaster. My reason of writing you this mail is due to the sad news that came to me recently from the doctors. After my last diagnosed result, it was proved by the doctors that i may not leave for more than one month ahead, due to the damage the cancer have caused in my system unless I undergo an urgent surgical operation which my chance of survival is less than 10% according to the medical experts. As it stands, I have given to fate and have found God on sick bed. But i have a more concern problem, which is why I have contacted you. Please, this is about my son. Since it is now obvious that i will die, my son's future has been the greatest problem i have. I want you to take care of my son please. He is only 13 years and we have no person here to take care of him if I die today. My friends for knowing God deserted me. I left some money in a deposit house at United Kingdom, which i intended to use for investment in Indonesia. I want you to take this money and my son. Use the money into a big investment, that you will manage until my son grows up to take over the investment. I will like you to take my son as your own son, give him the love we the parents would have given him. Do not let him feel the pains of being an orphan, give him good education, bring him up into a responsible man. Make him have the fear of God. Please do not refuse this task. I have no one else to help me out on this issue, I am an orphan who grew up without knowing God rather focused on wealth and otherwise, living a life of fantasy and doesn't care or know who God is. Do not pity me, rather take good care of and bring him up to be God fearing. As soon as I receive your reply including your personal details, all i will do is to authorize my bank to transfer the money to your account directly and i will also draw up my will in your favor. I will give the bank all the documents that is covering the deposit with the bank, i will transfer every power and right of ownership to you stating at my Will to enable you claim the deposit from the bank. It will be also included in the Will that you are the only person my son should be released to, if i die. All i need is your acceptance and assurance that you will not treat my son badly. I am writing you this mail with great tears and i pray you will be kind & honest with fear of God concerning this mail to you today. Please reply this mail immediately if you have the love and care of God.

Thank you. (Name Removed)

There you have it... six versions of fraudulant emails that have pursuaded many people to lose their life savings to these very crafty people.

By the way... the U.S. Federal Government has several organizations that investigate and prosecute the organizations and individuals who prey on citizens who fall victim to their scams.

You can forward questionable emails to their offices so they can do what we pay them to do... protect us from those who would do us harm.

But... before you do anything else... tell me and the other Developers who read my articles... "What Have You Learned From These Email Vultures To Improve YOUR LEGAL Marketing Efforts?"

Until next time...

Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate

p.s. - To report internet fraud and to make a difference towards improving the quality of life we share in our global economy... read the info at: then take action!!!- gfb3

p.p.s. - Your comments are appreciated and may be included in a book I plan to publish in 2009 about internet fraud. Make sure you include your name, web site, and other contact information. And... if you are in the business to protect your clients from fraud... provide your link-back info to help other Developers protect their hard earned money! - gfb3
Good news!!! Unusual, but... I've got a little time on my hands... answer me this:
curious about what my associates, friends, followers and YOU believe and think about...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!! Enjoyed time with some of my loved ones! Sharing stories of happy times & being Thankful for opportunities found.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

encouraging everyone to get involved... write letters to politicians... voice your stand in the issues that are important to you and the US!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

cast your U.S. Presidential vote today... pray God helps us recover from current economic adjustment... then go to Starbucks for Free coffee

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!! What scary thing are you today? A Business Owner? Employee? Customer? Or WHAT? Don't worry... You won't scare me today!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Save Money with Coupon Programs



Cheryl and I ate dinner with our first-born's family Saturday night and enjoyed ourselves immensely!

Our 2 year old granddaughter got to play "daycare teacher" with MiMi (Cheryl) and her dolls.

My son-in-law and I hung out in his "batcave" and had some great conversations.

But, before all that, all five of us ate our delicious meal at their dining room table.

Diana fixed a fantastic roast dinner in her crock pot using her secret ingredients.

It was absolutely delicious!

Then... it had to happen... conversations revolved around the current state of the economy (after Destiny's bedtime) and Diana told us about some cost savings she learned about on the television and from friends.

So today, I sent her an email with these other resources as well:


Check out these coupon websites:

Budget Recipes:

Happy Savings!!!

- Your Dad

p.s. - share this list with everyone you know who needs to save money. -

Also, there is a discount food program called "AngelFoodMinistries" that allows you to buy food for a fraction of the cost. (Diana told us about that resource several months ago.)

I hope this helps everyone save money in the future and during the current economic adjustment.

And, please... please... please share this with everyone you know it will help!!!

Until next time...

Girard Frank Bolton, III.

The Developers Advocate


Monday, September 29, 2008

Frozen Desserts Anyone?


When was the last time your family or social group enjoyed a frozen dessert gathering?

Some of my fondest childhood memories involves eating home made ice cream after taking my turn at the hand cranked ice cream maker.

For some reason it tasted better than the home made ice cream that was made with a motorized ice cream maker.

Regardless of whether the gathering was with family or the youth group at church, ice cream somehow made the event much more memorable.

I found an almost forgotten email I sent my father after he and I were walking down memory lane.

The email included thirty frozen dessert recipes that you can make at home.

My wife is putting together a series of cookbooks and this is just a sampling of one book in her collection.


In making frozen desserts attention to detail is the essential thing to perfect success.


The smaller the ice is broken the better, while the salt should never be too fine. A salt prepared especially for the purpose is known as "ice cream salt." This salt and the finely broken ice are put in alternate layers about the cream can. Begin with a layer of ice, making this about three inches deep. Then put in a layer of salt about an inch in depth, and continue in this way up to the top of the cream can. The ice can be put in a gunny sack and then broken up with a heavy hammer or hatchet.


Fill the cream can three-fourths full. Cover; place in wooden bucket; adjust the top and pack, as directed above. Turn crank slowly and steadily. After freezing drain off water, remove dasher; with a spoon pack hard. Put cork in top of lid. Repack freezer. Cover top with heavy pieces of carpet and paper. When time comes to serve, wipe top of can carefully before opening. In very hot weather renew the salt and ice three times, and keep the blanket cold and wet with the brine from the freezer.


Take one pint of milk, two cups of sugar, one large tablespoon of flour rubbed smooth in cold milk, two eggs beaten light, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, and one quart of sweet cream, well beaten. Heat the milk in a double boiler, and when it is at boiling point add the flour, eggs and one cup of sugar. Cook about twenty minutes, stirring very often. Let the mixture get cold, then add the remaining sugar and the vanilla and cream, and freeze. A more novel flavoring is made with a mixture of vanilla, lemon and almond extracts. The quantities given in this recipe make about two quarts of ice cream.


Beat three whole eggs very light with one cup of granulated sugar until all grain is dissolved and mass is a light yellowish color. Whip one pint of cream until stiff, add to eggs and sugar, then add one cup of sweet milk, flavor with vanilla to taste, and put in freezer and turn until hard. This is a basis for almost any kind of cream.


Make same as Vanilla Ice Cream, No. 2, only omitting the milk. Dissolve on stove one-half pound of sweet chocolate, in one cup of sweet milk, rub smooth and thick, let get cold, and add to the eggs, just before putting in cream. Flavor with vanilla.


Take one quart of cream, one pint of new milk, two eggs, one teacup of grated chocolate (double vanilla), two cups of pulverized sugar, one teaspoon of cornstarch and one of extract of vanilla. Beat the yolks of the eggs, sugar and let them come to a boil. Then take them quickly from the fire, dissolve the chocolate in a little milk over the fire, stir it all the time. When smooth mix with the milk and eggs, add the cream and vanilla. Freeze when cold.


Make same as Vanilla Ice Cream No. 2. Flavor with one and one-half tablespoons of mocha extract, add one cup of grated walnuts. Freeze.


One quart of milk, yolk of five eggs, sweeten to taste, and flavor with vanilla to taste. Boil the milk first, and after the yolks of eggs are beaten stir into the milk. When cold add the beaten whites and vanilla; put in freezer and turn. Canned strawberries are very nice in this.


Make same as Vanilla Ice Cream No. 2, omitting the milk. If canned fruit is to be used, drain off the juice, and add it to the eggs and cream. Mash the fruit through a sieve, add it to rest of mixture, and freeze the whole. If fresh fruits are used, one pint is required. Mash fine, strain and sweeten before adding to the cream. For peach and strawberry a few drops of pink coloring may be added. Bananas must be mashed smooth, but not sweetened. Chop all fruits very fine For pineapple, the sliced is preferred to the grated. Either canned or fresh can be used.


Take three pints of cream, one pound of pulverized sugar and the yolks of nine eggs. Prepare just like the other creams. When half frozen add one-half pound of crystallized fruit, peaches, apricots, cherries, citron, etc., chopped very fine. Put in also a wineglass of pale sherry and the juice of an orange or lemon. Finish freezing.


For frozen puddings ice must be crushed and mixed with rock-salt, the same way as for freezing cream. Pudding-mold must have a tight cover; have a receptacle sufficiently large to line bottom and sides with a thick layer of mixed salt and ice. Put the mold in the centre, fill with the pudding, cover tightly, then put ice on top and all around. Put a sheet of plain tissue paper in top of mold to prevent salt from penetrating. Cover whole with a cloth and let freeze from three to four


Take one-half cup of granulated sugar, one-fourth pound of stale macaroons grated, one-half pint of heavy cream (whipped), three eggs, vanilla or sherry wine. Stir yolks of eggs until thick and add sugar and stir again; add whipped cream, and whipped whites of eggs, and grated macaroons; flavor to taste. Put this all into freezer and pack outside with ice and salt alternately. Do not turn. Let stand five or six hours, adding ice from time to time. When serving put grated macaroons on top.


Take yolks of two eggs, one pint of cream, eight macaroons, vanilla and flavor, one-half cup of sugar, one-half cup of milk. Beat yolks of eggs and the sugar very light. Put on milk to a boil, and when it comes to a boil stir into the beaten eggs and sugar and set away to cool. Beat cream and add macaroons, leaving just enough to put in the bottom of your form. When your custard is cool, add cream, put all in forms, pack and freeze two hours or longer.


Cream yolks of three eggs with one-half cup of granulated sugar. Add one-half pint of cream, whipped; one-half cup of grated macaroons, two tablespoons of mocha essence, one teaspoon of vanilla, lastly beaten whites. Put in a mold and pack in salt and ice for three hours.


Whip one pint of cream until quite thick. Break two eggs into another bowl, beat until light and add gradually, one-half cup of maple syrup. When the two are well mixed, whip them gradually into the cream. Pour the whole into a freezer can, without the dasher; cover; pack in ice and salt, and let stand for three hours.


Boil one cup of maple syrup until quite thick; beat yolks of three eggs; add to syrup while hot, stirring constantly until well mixed. Let cool. Beat whites of eggs to a froth. Whip one pint of cream, mix all together; add one-half cup of chopped nuts. Have a pudding-mold buttered; see that the edges fit close. Pack in rock salt and ice four hours.


Take three Neufchatel cheeses. Mash the cheese to a smooth paste and add one-half cup of thick cream, one-half teaspoon of salt, one rounding teaspoon of sugar. Place in a small square mold, bury in salt and ice and let stand several hours. When ready to serve unmold, cut in squares, place each on a lettuce leaf, decorate the centre of the cheese square with a preserved fig and serve at once.


Beat yolks of two eggs with one-half cup of sugar until light, then add stiffly-beaten whites. Flavor with one tablespoon of rum. Whip one pint of cream very stiff, stir into beaten eggs. Line a melon mold with lady fingers, split in half. Then put a layer of whipped cream over. Chop one-half pound of marron glace fine and sprinkle some over cream. Put another layer of lady fingers, cream and marrons, and so on until mold is filled. Close tightly, and pack in rock salt and ice, from three to four hours.


Line a mold with white cake, thinly sliced, which you have previously dipped in maraschino or some other fine brandy. Then fill in with plain white ice-cream, then a layer of cherry ice, next a layer of candied cherries, next a layer of cherry-ice then a layer of strawberry ice-cream or the plain white vanilla. Finish it up with a layer of cake again and be sure to dip the cake in maraschino. Cover all up tight and
pack in ice until wanted.


Put on one-half pound of shelled and skinned chestnuts in cold water, and let them boil until very tender, then press them through a puree sieve. Beat the yolks of five eggs with one-half pound of sugar until light, then add the mashed chestnuts, then stir in one pint of sweet cream. Put on to boil in a double boiler, add a few grains of salt, and stir until the mixture begins to boil, then remove at once from fire and set aside to cool. In a bowl put one-fourth pound of crystallized cherries, cut in half; one-fourth pound of crystallized pineapple cut up, one ounce of citron cut fine, one-fourth cup of stoned raisins and one-half cup of maraschino cordial. Put the chestnut cream in a freezer, freeze ten minutes, then add one pint cream that has been whipped stiff with two tablespoons of powdered sugar, turn until it begins to get stiff, then add the fruits and turn awhile longer. Pack in a pudding-mold in rock salt and ice two hours.


Without opening, pack a can of pears in ice and salt, as for ice-cream. Let it remain for three or four hours. When taken out, cut the can open around the middle. If frozen very hard, wrap around with a towel dipped in hot water; the contents can then be clipped out in perfect rounds. Cut into slices and serve with a spoonful of whipped cream on each slice. This will serve six or eight persons.

Canned peaches may be used if desired.


Cut a banana in four strips, cross two over two in basket-shape, fill centre square with a tablespoon of ice-cream and sprinkle over all some chopped walnuts, pistachio nuts and marshmallows, cut in strips.


There is no form in which ices are more palatable or healthful than in the form of sherbet. This is made of fruit juice, sugar and water. The simplest sherbet is made by mixing the sugar, water and fruit juice together. A richer and smoother ice is obtained by boiling the sugar and water together, then adding the fruit juice, and when the mixture is cool, freezing it. It takes nearly twice as long to freeze the
preparation made in this way as when made with the uncooked mixture.

Sherbets are usually served at the end of a dinner, but they are sometimes served before the roast.


Pare and grate one dozen apricots, and blanch a few of the kernels. Then pound them and add to the grated fruit. Pour a pint of water over them, adding the juice of a lemon also. Let them stand for an hour and strain, adding one-half pound of sugar just before freezing.


Take six large, juicy lemons and grate peel of three lemons; two oranges, juice of both, and peel of one; squeeze out every drop of juice and steep the grated peel of lemon and orange in juice for an hour. Strain and mix in one pint of sugar. Stir until dissolved and freeze.


Shave very thin bits of the yellow peel from two lemons, being careful not to get any of the white. Cut eight lemons (using the first two) into halves, extract seeds and press out the juice. Cut one-fourth pound of ginger in strips. Boil until clear, four cups of sugar, two quarts of boiling water, ginger and shaved lemon peel. Add lemon juice and strain through a cheese-cloth. Freeze until thick and add the stiff-beaten whites of two eggs. Mix well; finish freezing, and pack.


Make a syrup of two cups of sugar and four cups of water. Boil fifteen minutes and add two cups of orange juice, one-half cup of lemon juice and the grated rind of one orange and one lemon. Freeze and serve in glasses.


Make a syrup of four cups of water, two cups of sugar and boil fifteen minutes. Add one can grated pineapple and juice of six lemons. Cool and add four cups of ice-water. Freeze until mushy, using half ice and half salt.


To the juice of two lemons take three-quarters of a pound of loaf sugar, two or three tablespoons of rum and one pint of water. Rub the rind of the lemons onto the sugar, then boil the sugar and water together for fifteen minutes, add the lemon juice and rum, mix well, strain, and set aside to cool. Then put the mixture into the freezing can and freeze till set.


Make a strong lemonade, add raspberry juice to taste, and some grated pineapple. Put into freezer and turn like ice cream and pack, and let stand five hours.


Take good, pale sherry and boil down to quite a thick syrup, with loaf sugar; and then allow to cool. When cold mix with the chopped meat of a very fine, sweet melon, use only the heart of the soft red part, not any near the white rind. Freeze in a freezer as you would ice, but do not allow it to get too hard. Serve in glasses. You may use claret instead of the sherry. If you do, spice it while boiling with whole spices, such as cloves and cinnamon. Strain before adding to the melon.


Take five tablespoons of fresh-roasted and ground coffee. Pour four cups of boiling water over it; cover quickly and put on the back of the stove, and add one-half pound of sugar. When cold, press through a sieve, and fill in the can to be frozen. Let it remain in freezer five minutes longer before you begin to turn the freezer. Serve in glasses, and put sweetened whipped cream on the top.

I hope you enjoy preparing, sharing and eating the frozen treats that Cheryl wanted me to share with you.

Let Cheryl know how you enjoy the frozen desserts. She likes looking at event photos and hearing comments from you and your friends.


Until next time...

Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate

p.s. - Email your comments, photos, videos and links to your published articles about fixing these treats to: Cheryl c/o with the subject heading: Frozen Desserts. - Thanks! - gfb3

p.p.s. - By the way... Cheryl said to feel free to pass these recipes around to your friends, coworkers and family members. - gfb3

p.p.p.s. - Plus... add your comments below so other developers can read what you have to say. - gfb3

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Letting an Idea Develop a Life of it's Own


Have you ever had a thought that developed a life of it's own?

It happens to me all the time.

Take for instance... I was talking with some acquaintances about a year ago, and mentioned the neighborhood needed another restaurant.

But, it had to have an image that restricted access and have specialty events to make it stand out from the status quo.

We exchanged some thoughts and came up with enough ideas to start three different business enterprises.

I thought the brain-storming session was a complete success and began to look for investors for the projects.

Several weeks later, I was driving past a restaurant that had been vacant for over a year, and noticed activity.

This was one of the locations we had discussed to be the perfect spot for any of the three businesses.

I was disappointed that it had been yanked out from our choices, but I was curious to see what the new owner would develop in this old "Quincy's Restaurant" facility.

After Quincy's closed and sold the property, it opened under several restaurant names, but they too closed eventually.

The current business owner seemed to be doing all the right things. I noticed the business names on the vehicles parked in the parking lot. Contractors of all sorts.

The windows were darkened and the building got a face lift by the contractors. Then I started noticing a couple of stretch limos in the parking lot.

I kept waiting on the sign to be replaced, but as of today, the steel frame remains empty without a business logo.

There is no indication as to whether it is a private club, lounge, restaurant, or banquet facility. Nor is there any clue as to the hours they are open for business.

I haven't visited the establishment nor have I met the owner(s). The parking lot is never full, and I do see some activity when a limo or two and several cars are in the parking lot.

Hopefully the business will succeed. The community has had some economic ups and downs. However, the current trend seems to be on an improvement climb.

I suspect that either someone in that initial brainstorming session, or somebody one of us discussed the project, found the idea to be good enough to take action.

Or, this is further proof that great minds think alike.

Either way, the final result should be the same... An improved community in which to enjoy our lives.

What idea has taken on a life of it's own in your life? Did someone else take action on it before you did, or did you put it into action yourself?

Until next time...

Consultant Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate

p.s. - If you would like to review the summary of the three business projects we believe would return a decent return on our investments, just ask, and I will email the summary to you. - gfb3

p.p.s. - Remember: Before making final personal, business and social development decisions, make sure you do your own research and consult with your trusted advisers. - gfb3

Friday, September 5, 2008

Joe Brantley - Sharing A Bright and Shining Spirit


If you haven't figured it out by now, I get along with most people. I like to share smiles and strike up conversations with most everyone.

That's why I enjoy going to the neighborhood coffee shop to eat and drink coffee while engaging in conversation with interesting people.

Although, I have to admit, I eat there way too often. (2-3 times a day including eating supper with Cheryl.) I figured it out the other day... I probably spend at least $6,000 a year eating there.

Anyway... over a year ago, an incident happened that warmed my heart immensely.

I was telling the regulars (that's what they called us) about me joining an eight-ball pool league at Legends. I told them that I like to shop on e-bay, and had won the bid on a couple of pool sticks.

One of the men spoke up and said "Man, you're wasting your money." I told him that I thought I got a good deal by buying two sticks for less than $20 and that included shipping and handling.

He then said "I got a stick you might like."

I didn't think much about it and the subject changed.

The next day, Cheryl and I sat down at the low counter. I noticed... the man I was talking with the day before... got up and went to his van.

When he came back in, he handed me a leather cue stick case and said "You can hold this for a while." and sat back down at his booth.

I asked him his name. (I'm bad about not calling people by their names and just start talking.) He said "Joe." I asked him his last name, and he said "You don't need to know that."

I tried to give him my cell phone number and he said he didn't need it. I told him he might want it back. He said "I won't."

I looked inside the leather case. It had two Meucci cue sticks inside it and some other accessories. I was overwhelmed. These were not cheap nor inexpensive sticks.

After that, we started talking more. I learned he used to play pool on a regular basis and that the best players in the U.S. are between Mobile and New Orleans.

Some of the regulars told me that Joe could beat anybody at eight-ball with a broom stick. And over the next few weeks, Joe mentioned some of the players he had shot against.

I asked Joe if he would play me so he could show me how to improve my game. He said that his eyes had gotten too bad to shoot anymore.

However, he did give me some advice and plenty of moral support. I always enjoyed his company.

The other night, Doug dropped by the house, and we got to talking about Joe. He said that he was in the restaurant about ten years ago and had forgotten his wallet. He told me that Joe asked the waitress to put Doug's meal on his tab.

Doug said that the next time he saw Joe, he tried to pay Joe back. Doug told me the only thing Joe said was "Put your money away. That wasn't a loan."

We were talking about Joe because, earlier that day, I received a call from Joe's family and friends to tell me Joe had passed away the night before.

About a week before, I found out that Joe was paralyzed from a stroke he had Saturday morning and that he was not found until Tuesday morning.

While Joe was laying there, without food or water, he had also had a heart attack and his blood sugar was at 600 when they found him. Not good for anyone, especially not for a sixty-seven year old man.

It was a miracle that he survived that long. He evidently had someone else to influence before his spirit could return to our Creator.

I visited Joe that night. Joe looked past me while I gave him words of encouragement in hopes he could hear me. I told him we were praying for his strength so he could overcome this challenge in his life.

On Thursday, I met some of his family. On that visit, Joe responded to me being there. A few days earlier, I wasn't sure.

There was a lady holding his hand that Thursday. When I came into the room, she asked me "what does Joe know you by?" I had to admit that I had no idea. I told her that it could be "Frank", "Mr. B", or "Mr. Bolton."

Like I said earlier, we just talk and usually don't mention names. We laughed about that, and she asked Joe to squeeze her hand to let her know he knew I was visiting.

He started squeezing her hand. Then we started talking about how much he had improved and how we were all praying for his strength.

Cheryl and I both visited him last Sunday and saw that Joe was breathing long and deep breaths. Resting very peacefully.

I got two calls Tuesday morning, both telling me that Joe had passed away.

Today, Joe's obituary was posted in the Mobile Press-Register.

Tomorrow my wife and I will be paying our respects at the Prayer Tabernacle Church.

Joe's spirit and memory will always be with me. I think of him when I drive past the restaurant and every time I use the cue sticks he gave me.

He will live in the words people say about him. His spirit will survive as long as people like me write about him and his thoughtfulness.

Joe is (and will always be) a bright and shining soul... someone I am proud to have known.

When I reach an age when I want to give up playing eight-ball, I will make sure I give those sticks to someone who enjoys the game as much as I enjoy it. Just like Joseph Brantley did.

Until next time...

Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Spotlight: Murderer is Father of Development Projects


I talk with people all the time who tell me that they cannot accomplish this-or-that because of something in their past. They say they are the "black sheep of the family" or something like that.

I tell them about a murderer who became the father of development and his children became developers of manufacturing projects after he was banished from his family and the land where he lived because he murdered his own brother. If he could rebound so could they.

I originally published this article June 3, 2007 under the title:


According to the Holy Bible, the first city ever constructed was called Enoch. Cain built it after he murdered his brother Able. He named the city after his first-born son Enoch.

The Bible does not say what types of structures Cain built. Just that he built them for his family. He was the first real estate developer.

The interesting part of this story is that he had a vision of putting his criminal past behind him and providing for his family. Cain was a successfully rehabilitated criminal.

I’ve met many people who feel as though their past has limited their ability to become successful. They have accepted this vision as the God Honest Truth.

The truth is that any one can achieve whatever they want to accomplish. Anyone.

In fact, a farmer/convicted murderer and his descendants founded these industries:

·Tent Manufacturing..Jabal
·Cattle Industry..........Jabal
·Music Industry...........Jubal
·Metal Industry...........Tubalcain

Remember, Cain was told to leave his homeland by God Himself. Cain accepted God’s decision and traveled to the Land of Nod. There he built a City in honor of his son Enoch.

Each person is born into this world with handicaps. They may be emotional or physical handicaps, but handicaps nonetheless. Cain’s handicap was jealous rage and low self-esteem.

I believe everyone struggles with some type of emotional baggage.

The decision to allow yourself to get caught up in a whirlpool of self-doubt, low self-esteem and relentless pessimism or not determines your success in life.

Cain took the land that God created and decided to build a city for his family.

Cain was the Developer – Designer – Contractor and Founder of the City of Enoch.

Take the brain that God gave you and develop a future for your family. Take control of your family’s destiny. Do it today!

What is your vision? Do you have a development plan? What do you want to improve?

Until next time...

Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Last Person to Take for Granted


Too often we have a tendency to work ourselves more than we should. I usually fall into that trap myself. Every once in a while, I've got to sit back and take a breather. This is one of those times. When I'm motivated... hardly anyone can keep up with me. So when time catches up with me... it grabs me and will not let go until I slow down or stop.

I've come to a compromise... I will not stop, but I will slow down and repost a survey I posted on MySpace earlier this year. This survey reminds me to slow down and reflect on lessons learned and lessons to be taught.

Take a moment to share your information so all of us may benefit from your viewpoints as well. (Add to comments section below article.)

Until next time...

Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sidetracked by Google Earth


I've been writing an article about Virtual Assistants and have not been getting very far with my progress because of one excuse or another. (Yes I said excuse... there is no good reason.)

So while I'm taking a break from serious business... I thought I would share some fun with you.

I came across Google Earth and boy has it changed since I signed up for their map service when Google originally offered it. (And let expire later.) While I was checking out some of their samples... I found one application that put my imagination to the test.

Well... this application allows you to see both sides of the earth at the same time. When I started moving the earth around and viewing it at different angles... it resembled other objects.

It reminded me of making images out of clouds in the sky. I'm sure I could have found more, but only took the time to take snapshots of four views.

^ This reminded me of a baseball. (Imagine stitches near the edge of the land and oceans meet.)

^ This view reminded me of doughnuts.

^ This view reminded me of jewels.

^ This one looks like the Yin and Yang symbol.

If you find other subliminal images in the earth images... share them in the comments section (below this posted article).

Of course, I've got to sum all of this up by making up a moral to the story and show you how all of this is related to each other.

Humanity should stop playing around like the earth is a baseball game. It is a world that should be able to feed everyone. Humanity should view earth as a precious jewel that can not be replaced. After all, we live in the world we create for ourselves.

Yin and Yang.

Until next time...

Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate

p.s. - Check it out for yourselves & post what you see using: Google Earth Example


Friday, August 15, 2008

Revealing Secret Interviews - Part 5


I originally intended to post an article tonight about Virtual Assistants, but I underestimated how long I should have scheduled my time to prepare and write about this fascinating occupation and the services available to business people everywhere.

So... I've decided to post another installment to my Revealing Secret Interview with Mr. B.

I had planned on posting this article next week, but have not finished the last little thing that will make this first interview complete.

Instead, tonight I am posting the outline of what Mr. B. says are the 20 most important things affecting the outcome of any successful business enterprise.


Mr. B. - I want to take the time to thank you for thinking of Developers when you thought of the words you are sharing with us.

I would appreciate it if you would share with my readers, the words you shared with me about the 20 things you believe are necessary for success.

Mr. B.

Do you want the long version, or the short version?


How about sharing the short version now and save the long version for next week?

Mr. B.

I am a showman by profession, and prefer to tell all now, but I will wait until next week since you insist. So without further ado:

1. Don't mistake your vocation.

2. Select the right location.

3. Avoid debt.

4. Persevere.

5. Whatever you do, do it with all your might.

6. Depend upon your own personal exertions.

7. Use the best tools.

8. Don't get above your business.

9. Learn something useful.

10. Let hope predominate, but be not too visionary.

11. Do not scatter your powers.

12. Be systematic.

13. Read the newspapers.

14. Beware of inside operations.

15. Don't endorse without security.

16. Advertise your business.

17. Be polite and kind to your customers.

18. Be charitable.

19. Don't blab.

20. Preserve your integrity.


When you said the short version, you meant the short version. I can't wait for the long version next week. But, since it isn't finished being compiled, we'll have to wait it out.

Thank you Mr. B.

I can see why Mr. B. has been so successful. Even the short version contains quite a bit of information. Then again, Mr. B. has been known to make fearfully difficult actions seem easy to do.

Next time I write about Mr. B... I will reveal his true identity and talk about a special limited edition e-book prepared only for my blog subscribers.

Until next time...

Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I've Been Called Worse


I've been called "crazy" today by someone who I've been helping get started in their internet business. But she said it was a good kind of crazy.

After getting home, I got to checking my messages (email, twitter, myspace, etc...) and started thinking about what she meant. About that time I took a look at one of my recent articles about surveys... and can see why she may have said that.

However, I'm curious as to what others think as well. And since I missed posting last night's article... I figured I'd share that "fun to write story" to make it up to you. Then, when you feel compelled to comment, there is a place you can click to do that (just below the article).

Well... here is the article I posted Sunday, July 27, 2008 at MySpace


I use surveys and statistics just like everyone else, except I don't depend on them to make my final decisions. When you get right to it, surveys and statistics are based on opinions and information collected from an extremely small percentage of the world's population. Or, at the very least, a small percentage of the population of an area the survey subject matter results might affect. Take for instance:

Newspaper survey:

Number of printed issues sold by said publisher equals ___?

Times the average number of people who read the survey article ___?

Plus the number of people who read the online survey article ___?

Comes up with the number of people who read the Survey Questions ___?

Now out of all those readers, how many people actually responded to the survey?

The percentage you find is an extremely small percentage of the readers of said publication.

Then you have to take into consideration the mental state of mind of each person who responded to the survey. What type of mood were they in and how honest were their answers? Are they optimists or pessimists? Were their answers based on logic or emotions, or just going with flow of the general public opinion? Would you follow the advice of such a small percentage of those who read newspapers?

I prefer to review all available material I can find and base my opinions and advice on what I perceive to be fact. Of course, the self-doubting voice within says I shouldn't even bother publishing my opinion on survey results. It says that my opinion is a verrrry small percentage of the readers of my article especially when you divide my readers by the population my views could affect. But my inner angel tells me to forget that talk and do it anyway.

I think I made the right decision. It has attracted your attention. You have read this far into my article. And you are about to decide (or have already decided) that reading this article was beneficial to you or a waste of your time.

But, before you stop reading… my self-doubting voice and my inner angel want me to ask your opinion on which you think was correct in their advice to me.

So, in an effort to control the turmoil inside my head, I have prepared a few surveys in an effort to hear your opinions. After all, I believe that everyone should speak his or her own mind. The more we share… the better our world becomes. Your honest opinions matter to me and my other readers.

Everyone who answers the survey questions and provides comments (below) and their email address (email me at will have access to the survey results. All you have to do is ask and I'll tell you where to go.


Did you get this survey in an email from me?

Did you get this survey from it being forwarded by a friend?

Have you or will you forward this survey to someone else?

Did you read this survey online? Yes/No

How many people did you discuss this survey with?

How many people did you email this survey?

How many people do you know?

How many people do you consider to be your friend?

How many people live in your city or town?

How many people live in your state?

Do you consider yourself to be mentally stable?

Are you in a good mood or a bad mood?

Are you an optimist?

Are you a pessimist?

Are you being honest in your answers?

Are your answers based on logic?

Are your answers based on emotions?

Are your answers based on general opinion?

Do you follow the advice of survey participants?

Do you use material other than surveys to make decisions?

Do you have a self-doubting voice trying to change your opinion?

Do you have an inner angel who supports your opinions?

Do you often follow your self-doubting voice?

Do you often ignore your inner angel?

Do you think I made the right decision to publish this article?

Do you think this article has attracted your attention?

Do you think this article was beneficial to you?

Do you think this article was humorous or informative?

Do you think this article was a waste of your time?

Do you often speak your own mind?

Do you believe sharing your opinions can improve the world?

Do you believe sharing your opinions can help your friends?

Do you believe others' opinions improve your life?

Do you believe honest opinions are valuable to you?

Will you be posting a comment on my web page?

Will you be emailing (me) your info?

Do you want access to this survey's results?

I appreciate your cooperation of helping me in my efforts to improve the world by sharing your opinions and comments with all my developer readers and me.

The irony of it all is that I am utilizing a survey to prove my point.

However, I believe what will be revealed in this survey is superior to other surveys. That is because you are one of a limited number of people who will answer these questions.

I (and others who thought of you when they read this article) believe in your opinions and value what you can share to lift someone else's day every day.

When you get right down to it, the results of this survey and the statistics revealed will be based on opinions and information collected from an extremely small percentage of the world's population. That makes you and your friends unique. Take for instance:

Number of people I emailed this article

Plus the number of people who got this survey forwarded to them

Plus the number of people who read the online survey article

Comes up with the number of people who read the Survey Questions

You are one of a select number of people who will have the opportunity to share your opinion because I believe in you and the people you wish to share this with.

One more thing… in an effort to improve the quality of surveys, I encourage you to voice your opinions in surveys, newspapers, magazines, and all types of media that you have an interest. Don't let it stop there… voice your opinions in all matters of your personal, business and social interests. Share your expertise with as many people as you can.

The more people who take action… the quicker the world becomes a better place to live. People sharing means people are at peace. Spread the peace by sharing your mind with us.

I'm looking forward to you giving us a piece of your mind.

But don't stop there… share this with someone else who you believe can improve the world by sharing their opinions.

Since there are only a limited number of people who will be sharing their minds with us… that makes all who receive this survey special. So make sure you ask to receive the results of this survey by sending me your email address to

Remember… you have a voice that should be heard.

Consultant Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate
Advocating Personal, Business and Social Development


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Behind the Scenes - Market Yourself


Earlier this year, I received an email from someone I had never heard from before. He asked me to review a book he had written. I accepted, and enjoyed it immensely.

Today I had planned to share a book review I wrote about "Self-Massage for Athletes"... but changed my mind tonight... (I'll still give you the link to read my review, but later - its a really good book).

How would you enjoy being a fly on a wall... and watch two people connect and increase their sphere of influence... all because one person asked another?

That's what happened with me and an author of a book.

Both of us have and will benefit because Rich Poley thought to ask for a book review by offering his book to me as a gift. Nice Deal... I love books!

Bonus: The book was about getting rid of aches and pains! My body hurts... got some solutions in his book.

Plus... both of us gain internet exposure... and possibly gain some customers and better yet... clients!

When you review the dialog between Rich Poley and myself... how would you improve the dialog? Think as if you are the book author or the reviewer.

Pay particular attention to the names, web sites, books and tips. Then add your knowledge and your network of associates and resources.

You will find it forms a pattern for success regardless of whether you are publishing your own book or reviewing books. It also increases your internet presence.

Tip: I will not allow this article to exist within public view for a long period of time. At the moment I have not decided how long to keep it on the internet.

But for now... here it is...




Date: Monday, January 21, 2008 8:50 AM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "Rich Poley"

To: "GF Bolton"

Hi Girard,

From your Amazon profile, I can see that you’re a person with varied interests who enjoys swimming and reading. If you’d like to receive many of the benefits of massage while pursuing those interests I can help. The massage techniques I describe in Self-Massage for Athletes are simple to learn and effective. They'll empower you feel better fast. If you’d like to put them to the test and consider sharing your findings in a book review at Amazon, I’d be happy to send you a complimentary copy. Just let me know your mailing address.



Read Self-Massage for Athletes
and Feel Better Fast


Date: Monday, January 21, 2008 12:21 PM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "GF Bolton"

To: "Rich Poley"

Rich -

Thank you for your offer to send me a complementary copy of your book.

I will be happy to review your book and write a review on

My mailing address is: Girard Bolton, PO Box 501023, Mobile, AL, 36605

I look forward to your reply & book.

- gfb3


Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 9:40 AM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "Rich Poley"

To: "GF Bolton"

Thanks gfb3,

I mailed your review copy this morning. Please let me know if you have any questions about the book or anything related to it.


Read Self-Massage for Athletes
and Feel Better Fast


Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:45 AM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "GF Bolton"

To: "Rich Poley"


Thank you.

I will email you with questions and my review before I post it.

By the way... you can call me... Girard


Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 11:42 AM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "Rich Poley"

To: "GF Bolton"



Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 11:42 AM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "Rich Poley"

To: "GF Bolton"



Date: Saturday, February 2, 2008 2:39 PM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "GF Bolton"

To: "Rich Poley"


I received your book yesterday.

When I got home... I opened the envelope and started reading.

I was impressed when I finished and had no questions.

So... I started writing my book review for you.

Let me know what you think.


I will not post this on until you have replied.

Thank you for asking me to review your book... I will put it to good use.

Also... if I may suggest something... as upbeat as your book is... your letter enclosed with the book sounded not so upbeat. It reminded me of a shy and insecure person asking someone for a job by saying "you don't have any work for me do you?" Projecting a negative thought is usually reflected by a negative subconscious response. Reinforce the positive! I positively found your book to be "worthwhile" to read.

Looking forward to your reply! - Girard Frank Bolton, III.


Date: Sunday, February 3, 2008 5:43 PM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "Rich Poley"

To: "GF Bolton"


Thank you for your very kind review of my book. I hope you'll post it on Amazon as soon as possible.

I agree with you that the book would be of value to anyone who is active. I think that "Self-Massage for Active People" might have been a better title or subject for that matter. But I came to self-massage from an athletic perspective and it seemed more natural to write it that way. As it is it took me five years to research and write. I hope someday to write a companion book, "Self-Massage for Everybody." What I've found most surprising about self-massage is how much it has improved my overall health. I think everyone who practices self-massage would enjoy a significant health benefit.

As for the cover: The book is designed to be, at least in part, a celebration of the human body. The cover is intended to convey that message. Whether it succeeds or fails is a matter of personal taste.

As for the cover letter, you picked up on the fact that I am more than a little uncomfortable asking you to review my book. You're right, I should convey a more confident and upbeat attitude. I see it as an act of genuine kindness for you or anyone else to agree to review a book written by me, an unpublished author and complete stranger. I wanted the cover letter to be as neutral as possible. I didn't want you to feel that you were obligated to come back with an opinion one way or the other. I just wanted your honest opinion.

I really love the book and I can't tell you how happy it makes me that you found some value in it. I hope your review will help other people who might benefit from it to read it. In some ways, you do a better job of conveying the essence of the book than I have ever done.

Thank you,



Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2008 11:42 AM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "GF Bolton"

To: "Rich Poley"


I am checking my email from my in-laws' house.

When I can get back on my regular computer (within a week) I will post my review.

Testimonials and book reviews from other people almost always convey a stronger message for possible purchasers of your book and services.

I had no problem with your cover photo. I agree that the human body should be respected, honored and celebrated.

I am somewhat of a Connector, Maven and Salesman (read "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell). The book discusses in detail the typical sales path that occurs during the rise and fall of a product.

I highly recommend that book and Jay Abraham's book "Getting All You Can Out of All You've Got." Jay Abraham offers sales and marketing advice to IBM, Microsoft, etc... for over $5,000 an hour. His paperback book sells for less than $20.

When you ask for someone to review your book... convey a positive message and let them know it is ok to decline your request. Maybe... "I would really appreciate hearing your unbiased opinion of my book. However, if your schedule is as busy as mine and you are unable to review my book, please let me know."

Replace "if" with "when" to encourage positive messages to your prospect sales market. Your web site is put together very nicely.

However, I am available to coach you in promoting your books and services if the two books do not answer your sales and marketing questions.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon... Frank.

p.s. - You may also want to sign up for a free newsletter about small-business marketing at ETR has a fantastic web site and forum discussion group you can join. - gfb3 (aka gfb3serv on ETR)

p.p.s. - Thank you for your kind words about me... you seem to be a nice person also. - gfb3


Date: Monday, February 11, 2008 12:05 PM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "GF Bolton"

To: "Rich Poley"


I'm back to my regular schedule.

You can view my book review on now.

Let me know when I may help you again.

And... thanks for giving me a free copy of your book.

It has been put to good use for me and my wife.

Keep in touch.

- Frank


Date: Sunday, February 3, 2008 5:43 PM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "Rich Poley"

To: "GF Bolton"


Thank you so much for posting your wonderful review of my book. It is nice to hear that you and your wife have put it to good use. I very much appreciate your interest in the book and your support. I will let you know when I can use some more help.

Keep in touch,



Date: Monday, February 11, 2008 5:29 PM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "GF Bolton"

To: "Rich Poley"


Would you be interested in writing some feature articles for my web site?

I expect to launch my site within a month.

The focus of my site is "Advocating the Improvement of Personal, Business and Social Development"

If you have any questions... let me know.

- Frank


Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 1:21 PM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "Rich Poley"

To: "GF Bolton"


I'm flattered that you would ask.

While I'm not a feature article writer, I'd be happy to contribute to you website if I could. I'm launching a blog in the next month or so and am interested to see where your website and my blog interests intersect. We could hopefully share some material. Let me know when you launch your site and I will keep you posted on my blogging.

Keep in touch,



Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 5:09 PM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "GF Bolton"

To: "Rich Poley"


I seem to never meet a stranger.

The articles I am looking for are short and to the point.

I will start with a blog and will add a discussion forum later.

My original idea was to develop a networking site for real estate developers.

That was four years ago (before the current real estate situation).

Currently... the web site includes promoting development of all types.

I am marketing myself as an Advocate for Improving Personal, Business, and Social Development.

Your contribution would be considered as a "cross-sell".

How do you think your contribution would help make "the room for improvement" a smaller room for personal, business and social development?

My subscribers could be described as Developers, Real Estate Agents, Finance Professionals, Designers, Contractors, Marketers, and Government Agencies.

However, with Social Development... they would also include faith-based and other civic groups.

My internet marketing studies have shown me that groups working with each other have higher sales ratings.

Each promoting the other's products and information and thereby converting more people into buyers. Or as I prefer to call them... clients.

Let me know your thoughts.

- Frank


Date: Saturday, Feb 23, 2008, at 9:35 AM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "GF Bolton"

To: "Rich Poley"


You have been busy!

I see several people have written book reviews for you on

And am happy to see that at least one person thought my review was helpful.

Glad to see your book is getting the attention it deserves.

Keep in touch... Frank

p.s. - Have you read Jay Abraham's book "Getting All You Can Out of All You've Got"?

Jay Abraham has some great advice that will help you in your marketing efforts.

Let me know what you think. Your future looks bright! Until next time... gfb3


Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:08 AM

Subject: Request to review Self-Massage for Athletes

From: "Rich Poley"

To: "GF Bolton"


Thanks for your email. You're right, I'm swamped. I haven't read Jay Abraham. I sometimes read Seth Godin on marketing.

Keep in touch,


end of email transcripts

So... now I guess I'll get hate mail from authors names I did not mention and from consultants who charge thousands of dollars for the same basic info.

This is a perfect step-by-step case study of networking where everyone benefits!

Let me know your thoughts...

Until next time..,

Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Secret Foundations for Achieving Success


Last week I said that I would share with you the secret to achieving success today.

Well... here it is today and I've found my notes and some internet sites you may find interesting. But that will be later...

Many people who try and try... repeatedly... to achieve their goals and fail... repeatedly... are caving in on their own fears and are not preparing and acting on achieving their goals properly.

Most of them fail because they do not have enough faith in themselves... have not consulted or partnered with all who are capable to achieve the goals... nor have they established a pattern to follow to accomplish their goals.

One of the ancient writings (I read years ago) gives great insight into the secret pattern for achieving success. Here are some excerpts... (do you know anyone who may need to read this?):

"The Devil is ever a God of refusal."

"For the Wise, Heaven is the Supreme Reason, and Hell is Folly."

"the imagination, abandoned to all the caprices of over-excited and diseased nerves, fills itself with Monsters and absurd visions."

"But learn to triumph thyself over Fear by Wisdom, and the Spirits will descend from Heaven to serve thee."

"Happy is he who comprehendeth the Letters and the Numbers."

"The Schema is one, its columns are two, its power is three, its form is four, its reflection giveth eight, which multiplied by three giveth unto thee the twenty-four Thrones of Wisdom."

The Key of Solomon

I interpret the basic pattern to be this:

Schema = Thought or Idea

Columns = Support and Direction

Power = Bond or Attraction

Form = Plan or Pattern

Reflection = Duplication or Reproduction

Wisdom = Past + Present + Future and Knowledge Applied & Adjusted

The same pattern applies in biology:

Schema = Beginning > Nucleus

Columns = Structure > Double Helix

Power = Bond > Ester

Form = Shape > Chromosome

Reflection = Replication > Reproduction

Wisdom = Reasoning > Past-Present-Future

Finally, this pattern applies to achieving your project development goals:

Schema = Thought or Idea > Conceptualization & Project Scope

Columns = Support and Direction > Schematic Design & Idealistic Principles

Power = Bond or Attraction > Design Development & Team of Experts Needed

Form = Plan or Pattern > Construction Documents & Business Plan

Reflection = Duplication or Reproduction > Construction & Operations

Wisdom = Past + Present + Future > Maintenance, Expansion, and Modifications

However, there are other factors that affect the balance of achieving your goals... such as remembering and adjusting your actions and reactions regarding the positive and negative mindset for achieving anything:

Positive Attitudes v.s. Negative Attitudes:

Unity - Intelligence
defeats... Revolt - Anarchy - War

Wisdom - Harmony - Reason
defeats... Material - Evil - Decay

Understanding - Strong - Ideas
defeats... Conceal - Inertia - Mystery

Mercy - Beneficence - Imagination
defeats... Disturbed - Impurity

Justice - Zeal - Chastisement
defeats... Wrath - Sedition - Incendiary

Beauty - Harmony - Judgment
defeats... Disputers - Prejudice

Victory - Progress - Life - Sensibility
defeats... Death - Regression - Deterioration

Eternal Order - Inner-sense
defeats... Jugglers - Chaos - Disorder

Fecundity - Abundance - True Ideas
defeats... Debauchery - Fears - Limitations

Forms - Virile - Purity
defeats... Wicked - Impurity

This information is just a part (a major part) of the puzzle that will allow you to organize the chaos that tend to arise while working towards accomplishing your goals.

All I'm doing is sharing wisdom that has been passed down through the centuries from mouth to ear... before it was committed to the written word.

It is up to you to take the original words... the interpretations and similarities and patterns I've pointed out and adapt them for your project... so you may accomplish your goals.

How these secrets relate to your goals varies according to what you want to accomplish. When you need help converting your ideas into your plans for success... and you get to a hurdle or hiccup or a dead-end that seems to be preventing you from achieving what you want... ask me for help... and we'll discuss your situation.

I appreciate anything you wish to share about how these factors influence whether or not you succeed to achieve your goal.

Until next time...

Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Getting Legal


One of my clients recently asked me what type of business his family should create for a business they wanted to expand. Specifically, they wanted to know how to create an LLC. That is: a Limited Liability Corporation. They were convinced that an LLC is what they needed to protect themselves.

First off, I told them I was not an attorney, nor an accountant... but I knew where they could educate themselves and advised them to consult a local Tax Attorney so their legal paperwork would comply with all the laws and regulations that influence their business.

He knew of several professionals they could speak with... but in the meantime... he wanted to know where they could start. I told him they could review The Company Corporation's web site, where they offer to do all the legal court filings, etc... just by filling out some forms and paying them for an excellent service!

After that, its just a matter of properly filling out the forms in the corporate record book they've sent you and run the business as planned.

As far as getting legal forms and advice... there are many resources, but
Nolo's: Form Your Own Limited Liability Company
definitely stands out in my mind.

But before you decide on a corporate name, you might want to find out if the name is available. Check your Secretary of State (if you live in the U.S.) to see if the name you want... has not been taken by someone who was quicker to think and act than you are. In Alabama... you would check with Alabama Secretary of State and fill out their forms and send them money to reserve your corporate name.

Regardless of what I say... make sure you read everything before you sign. If you are not sure about something... get a professional to interpret the legal jargon for you.

And while you're at it... it wouldn't hurt to ask your attorney to explain how you can avoid "piercing the corporate veil" to avoid getting into possible lawsuits... not to mention problems with the IRS.

Until next time...

Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Everybody Dreams – But Do You Have Goals?


Tonight I thought I would share with you something I posted on MySpace on May 21, 2008:

""The wish is the father of thoughts", so they say in the Netherlands!"

A woman living in the Netherlands shared those words with me over an Internet chess game the other day. Nice woman.

I met her after she accepted my challenge to play her a game of chess. I've met many people who share my love of chess. The internet allows me to play them no matter where they live in the world.

She and I had been discussing my desire to return to Enewetak Atoll to vacation with my wife. Ever since I left the atoll in 1980, I've wanted to visit it again.

But truthfully, I never considered it a goal.

Until that conversation… over a chess game… with a woman on the other side of the world…that thought was just a dream. It was something nice to dream about.

I am currently considering it as a goal. But I'm not sure about the priority I should give it. Dreams have no priority… so they are rarely achieved.

Goals have priorities. Achieving your goals depend on how much you consider it to be a priority. How important do you consider your goal to be?

Are you wiling to do what it takes to achieve your goals? Do you know what it takes to achieve your goals? Again… How important do you consider your goal to be?

I have many goals. I have achieved many goals: Personal Goals – Business Goals – Social Goals. And… I have helped others achieve their goals.

One of my personal goals is to improve my chess playing skills. But, I am not willing to do what it takes to achieve success quickly.

To achieve my goal in the most efficient manner… I should read books and use computer tutoring software programs and more.

I prefer to learn by playing with higher rated chess players who can tolerate playing me with the mistakes I make. There have been several players who have suggested books and web sites to visit before I challenge them again.

However, many have commented that my ratings are too low and do not reflect my chess playing skills. I agree. I have learned much from players who have accepted my challenges and from those who have also challenged me.

Most of the people I have met at GameKnot are very nice and have improved my chess playing skills. Some enjoy chatting during our games. Some do not. I respect their choices. I enjoy every game… win or lose.

Your choice to convert your dream into a reality depends on how important your goal is to you. I play chess to challenge my mind while taking unscheduled breaks from my normal routine. I consider it a constructive way to take a break.

My normal routine revolves around and supports my other goals. Goals that are more important to me. Goals dedicated to improve my life and anyone else I may help… directly and indirectly.

You can help by sharing my articles with people you believe could benefit from the subject matter and information I share with you.

Writing these articles and sharing them with all who are interested in developing a better life for you and the world in which we live is a top priority to me.

I have much to share after living almost 50 years on this planet. And there is so much more for me to learn from you and others before my 120th birthday.

I have Dreams and I have Goals. You have Dreams and You have Goals.

Realize that dreams without priorities are unachievable goals. Their only value are the pleasant thoughts you feel when you think of them and the interesting conversations you share with others. Nothing more.

You have Ideas… convert them into Plans…then take the appropriate Action to achieve your Goals. Schedule your success by making your goals a priority on your daily work and activity schedule.

If you need help getting started, send me an email. Tell me what your goals are… what you are doing to accomplish them… and why you are not achieving your goals.

Until next time…

Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developer's Advocate

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