Thursday, December 23, 2010

Earth's Magnetism And Your Soul Mate

Over the years I have developed a controversial theory concerning "Lay Lines". These are the lines of Earth's magnetism that encircle the globe. You may have heard of the lay lines when watching documentaries on Stonehenge, or why certain Aztec structures are built where they are. This theory is controversial because there are flaws and exceptions that I haven't worked out yet.

My theory is that when you are born, you "imprint" on the magnetism at the exact spot where you are. You also develop a useful tolerance for the magnetism in your area. This will give you a sense of peace when you are "home". You may have noticed this while on vacation, and you have a feeling when you get back near your home, there is a certain relaxing calmness that you just can't put your finger on. I have experienced this personally while residing in Dallas, Texas for several years. Although I had carved out a niche for myself and was doing very well, there was always an uneasy feeling that I was not "home". I ended up moving back to Indiana and right now live about 5 miles from the exact spot I was born. There is a weight gone that I just cannot explain. (I also have been married to my wife for almost twenty years, and she was born less than 5 miles away)

The reason for this effect on people (in my opinion) is nature's (or God's) way of keeping you rooted to your clan or family unit. It is safer if everyone stays put and not go traveling off willy-nilly to far off lands. This effect will also influence you to mate and breed within your specific area, keeping you from wandering off being promiscuous. This will also explain and verify a soul mate. One can subconsciously recognize the acquired magnetism of another person. It can explain why you feel comfortable with someone, or dislike someone for no apparent reason.

This theory may also have far-reaching effects that may explain a few medical maladies. In my opinion, some psychoses may just be the result of internal magnetism gone awry. That is why treating a a person with drugs may not do any good other than quash the neurosis chemically. A strong reaction to the magnetism effect may be the simple reason why people are afraid to leave their house.

I also believe (no, I know) that our ancestors were more in touch with this theory than we can ever imagine. If we could tap the energy that our ancestors may have used to build the pyramids, or how Edward Leedskalnin built the Coral Castle, it would be the answer to our dependence on fossil fuels.

Yes I know that there are people that are happily living thousands of miles from their birthplace, but some people are less affected by the magnetism effect. Or maybe they were not born near enough to a lay line to affect them. And external stimuli today have a more devastating effect on my theory. Perhaps all the cell towers and the man-made electromagnetism screws up the whole system.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

More On Little Blue Round Company Logos

After yesterday's post on little round blue company logos, I was buried in emails wondering how I left out the two biggest blue logos. So I have added them and a couple more that have the round blue idea, but vary a bit. All logos are the property of the companies they represent.

1. How could I have forgotten the Company Logo for Volkswagen?

2. The Company Logo for Dell Computer.

3. The company Logo for Intel. Not exactly round but a top contender.

4. And If I was going to include Intel, we are kind of round with the Company Logo of DirecTV.

5. New to the list (below) is the logo for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Asministration. (seen below)

6. Updated 3-16-11 - the company logo for Coloplast (below) - Coloplast develops products and services that make life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions. Very similar to the AT&T #2 logo.

Keep the emails coming; send your round blue company logos to mohrmultimedia (at)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Little Round Company Logos

I have come to the realization that I am in the wrong business. It seems I should be creating company logos. All you need is a circle (preferably blue), slightly change somebody else's logo and charge $50,000. The following logos are major companies, some of which you may recognize. I tried to organize them in a type of evolutionary order so you can see the similarities. All logos are the properties of the companies they represent.

  1. Company Logo from Bell Telephone in 1969. Bell became AT&T.
  2. Company Logo from SalonCentric. Distributes beauty products.
  3. Company Logo from Circa. A joint project between The University of Dundee & The University of St Andrews involving dementia.
  4. Company Logo from Centennial Wireless. Recently bought out by AT&T.
  5. Company Logo from the Lutheran Health Network. Located In Allen County, Indiana.
  6. Company Logo from Google Earth.
  7. Company Logo from Allen County Public Library, Allen County Indiana.
  8. Company Logo from An internet / telephone / television - Shallotte, NC.
  9. Company Logo from Globe Telecom. See information below on #35.
  10. Company Logo from CSIRO; Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization.
  11. Company Logo from IDC; The premier global market intelligence firm.
  12. Company Logo from Konica Minolta. Makers of cameras and global imaging products.
  13. Company Logo from AT&T (old).
  14. Comapny Logo from AT&T (new and improved).
  15. Company Logo from United Way.
  16. Company Logo from Allstate Insurance.
  17. Company Logo from China Mobile Limited.
  18. Company Logo from Lake City Bank, Allen County, Indiana.
  19. Company Logo from Motorola.
  20. Company Logo from Wordpress.
  21. Company Logo from Westinghouse.
  22. Company Logo from General Electric.
  23. Company Logo from OnStar.
  24. Company Logo from Hewlett Packard.
  25. Company Logo from (update: looks like they changed their logo to a house with a hammer; see below #36).
  26. Company Logo from Symantec Corporation. Norton's Anti-virus and security software.
  27. Logo for Team Deutschland - German Soccer team.
  28. Company Logo from LexisNexis. Academic and library solutions, leading provider of information and business solutions to professionals in a variety of industries.
  29. Company Logo from Pepsi (new).
  30. Company Logo from Pepsi (old).
  31. Oh My, Even Obama's Logo designer is on the bandwagon! (2008 Presidential Campaign).
  32. Company Logo from Apple Corporation. An interesting variation on the blue circle!

    Honorable mention goes to:

company logos

  1. #33. Logo For Drupal - open source web building applications. (A pionty blue circle!)
  2. #34. Company Logo for - Super fast take-it-with-you internet
  3. #35. The new Company Logo for Globe Telecom.
  4. #36. The new Company Logo for

While researching this, I found a website that explains the blue connection:

you may send crappy little round company logos to mohrmultimedia (at)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

7 Year Old Rhema Marvanne Sings National Anthem

It looks like I may have more time to post goodies on my blog here. Check out Rhema Marvanne singing the National Anthem.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Free Website Building (and why people give up)

A guest post by Doyle Dawkins from
From my years of promoting free website hosting, I have formulated a depressing statistic. Nearly 9 out of 10 people that build a free website, give up with their first attempt. I am not talking about Facebook, Myspace, Twitter or any other social network, but a "real" website. One that you have to come up with the complete content and layout like the free hosts Webstarts or The reasons for this abandonment vary considerably, but I can make the following assumptions. The first being the plain fact that it is "free". When someone just gives you something, there really is no value. You do not give it the respect (and effort) you would have, had you paid for it with your own hard-earned money.

Let me first explain how a website can really be "free". Web hosting companies can give away free websites because they are gambling that at some point you may upgrade your free website to a paid website. You may want to do this for 2 reasons. The first is to get a "real" top-level domain name (instead of a free sub-domain) with more web space (file size) and bandwidth (visitor traffic). The 2nd reason to upgrade would be to remove any advertising put on your free website by the web hosting provider.

So that being said, I would like to establish that there is actually a great "value" to your free website, though you may not initially realize the benefits. The more visitors your free website has, the more revenue you create both directly and indirectly for the free web hosting provider. Directly by your visitors clicking on advertising on your free website's pages. And indirectly, by someone visiting your free website, and deciding they would like a free website of their own and click the (free hosting provider's) link to start building a free website - viral marketing! So I hope I have proved that there is "value" to a free website, there is just not initially to the end user (you). The true value to you comes later; with the free education you have received learning the web builder interface, dealing with affiliates, finding web page add-ons, cool javascript effects etc.

Another reason people abandon their first free website after they sign up, is the difficulty figuring out the web building interface, and frustration by the lack of tech support. I will agree that unavailable tech support is a big downside of free web hosting, but with the millions of free websites on the internet, there is no way free web hosting companies could offer one-on-one tech as most free website customers are total beginners. The biggest hint I would have here, is to just not give up completely on your first attempt at building a free website if you hit a brick wall. Even though you may have failed at a certain free web host, that does not mean you will fail at another. If you gave it your best college try, believe me, you will have learned something that will come in handy at another free web host.

Each free webhosting provider has a different interface that you will use use to build your free website. Some are easier than others - some may require you to know a bit of HTML code, while others will have a drop-and-drag method. Still others may have a "web wizard" or WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) website builder. So since there are so many free web hosts out there, just choose another location and give it another shot.

Another reason people fail at building a free website is the reason they are building a free website in the first place. Some think they can build a quick website, fill it full of affiliate banners and money-making links, and they will be the next internet millionaire. A website (yes, even a free one) needs to have some viable content on it's pages. Your website needs to contribute to the internet by offering some interesting content, even if it is only interesting to a certain few that share your interests. I always recommend building your first free website about something you are passionate about. It is best to start with a content website instead of jumping right in and selling stuff on an e-commerce business website. It could be your favorite hobby or whatever you are best at, whatever it may be. It could be about fishing, billiards, car repair or cooking - you get the idea. Just think of your first free website as a learning experience, regardless of your ultimate goals.

And now to the biggest reason why people give up on their first free website - TIME. You may think you can build a free website today and tomorrow hundreds of people will automatically find it and visit. Well it doesn't work that way for the mere fact there are millions of free websites out there competing for a top spot on a search engine. Google does it's best to "crawl" all the new websites and pages created every day, but just for the reason of sheer numbers, it may take weeks or even months to get listed. And with no listing, that means no visitors. An no visitors means no reward for your hard work - being financial rewards or just some positive feedback.

So Doyle's helpful hint for this dilemma is BE PATIENT. Use this time to create another free website. Use the skills you have learned by prior free website building to improve the overall professional look and feel of your website. By having a "family" of free websites that link to each other, you may increase the popularity of all your sites (as seen by search engines), as well as speed up the time it takes listed on Google, Yahoo, MSN etc. Once again if you fail or are frustrated by the new free web host or have trouble with their web page building interface, move on to another! There is a list of over 100 free web hosting providers HERE.

My overall summary on this matter is to be persistent and stay focused on your ultimate goal. Free website building is a learning experience. It is a valuable tool to have in your internet arsenal. The great thing is you never know exactly where your journey may lead, but all knowledge is useful and the feeling you get for creating a content filled informative free website is an unmeasureable fulfilling accomplishment. The ultimate reward for your work is if and when you decide you need to create a top-level "real" website, you don't have to pay the geeky friend of your neighbor's aunt to do it for you. You will already have the skills needed - all obtained from what was given away as a free website!

On a sidenote, if you know for sure absolutely positively that building and having a website is in your future, get your own "real" domain name and paid hosting as soon as possible. The traffic and Google listing you build up from a sub-domain (the free domain name on your free site) cannot be transferred to your "real" site. Google is going to hit on your domain name to create it's listing. Search for a domain name below.

Thanks for the opportunity to rant... Doyle Dawkins

Saturday, March 6, 2010

How To Make A Ring From A Silver Coin

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to make a ring out of a silver coin. In this lesson, I am using a Kennedy Half Dollar, but a silver quarter works just as well. In the United States, the U.S. Mint stopped making silver coins in 1965, so the coin must be 1964 or older. Generally, for a larger men's ring you would want to use a silver half dollar. And for a smaller women's ring, you can use a silver quarter. According to, the meltdown value of a 1964 silver half dollar is $6.28 as of March 5, 2010.

There is no perfect way to make a ring out of a silver coin, so practice will improve your skills, and if you don't have all the best tools, just use what you have. I was taught by my friend Dave Reader, who said he learned in prison using a tablespoon and the cement floor. But to make things a bit easier, you will need a few common household tools.
The most important tool is a small hammer, like a tack hammer or a baby hammer from a cheap tool kit. You want to use a light weight hammer so that you do not distort or warp the silver coin by striking it too hard.

Step 1 is to hold the silver coin on edge between your finger and thumb on a very hard surface like a benchtop vise, or yes you can still use the cement floor.

Take your tack hammer and lightly tap on the top edge of the silver coin as you are rolling the coin. You actually want to hit the top center of the coin, for example if where the bottom edge of the coin is touching the vise is 6 o'clock, you want to strike the coin at 12 o'clock. You want to tap lightly as not to warp the coin. It seems like you could get the job done quicker if you hit it harder, but the silver coin will start folding in half. Keep tapping and rolling the coin and the edge will start to roll over.

The above photo is after about 2 hours of rolling and tapping.

The above photo is after about 3 1/2 hours. I am making this ring for someone who wants a big ring, so I am nearly done with the hammering. If I was doing a men's pinkie ring, I would probably need to hammer for another hour.

When you are happy with the width and (approximate) size of your silver ring, clamp it a vice as shown above preferably using a soft metal or wood to clamp it into so that you do not smash the ring. The aluminum angle I am using is from an old screen door I found in the trash.

Drill a small hole in the center of the coin. Be careful not to let the drill bit slip and damage the inner ring of the silver coin. Part of the beauty of using a silver half dollar or a silver quarter is that you can still read the writing on the coin where the edge has rolled over.

You only need to drill a hole big enough to fit a rat tail file in the hole. Silver is pretty soft, so resist the temptation to enlarge the hole with the drill bit. Use the rat tail file to carefully file your way towards the edges of the silver coin.

Keep filing in all directions until you are about 1/8 to 1/16 of an inch from the edge.

You could probably file a bit closer than the above photo, but as you can see, the writing on the edge could be easily damaged.

Now you switch over to sandpaper to smooth out the inside. I like to use emery cloth, but using 80 grit sandpaper, then 120 grit would do the same thing.

Another trick I use is to wrap your emery cloth around a drill bit and use it for a dremel tool. Be sure to wrap your sandpaper around the bit in the direction the bit is spinning. Take your time and even out the inside lip to be about 1/16 all the way around. Then switch to a 240 grit sandpaper to smooth the inside. Be careful not to damage the writing inside the coin.

To start on the outside, depending on how deep your hammer blows are, start with about 120 grit sandpaper or emery cloth. If you have some deeper gouges, you may need to use an 80 grit paper to start. Work your way to up to a 180 or 240 grit until the outside is smooth, but not necessarily shiny. You can also lightly smooth over the outside edges a bit if they seem excessively sharp.

Now you are ready to start the final finish. I use a fingernail emery board or emery block. I like the 4 step system. Use the roughest surface first and graduate to the smoothest surface. Take your time with these steps and buff out all the scratches from the prior step before moving on.
Above is the final product. Total time about 6 hours. Polish with some automotive chrome polish and you are done. If the silver coin ring seems to have sharp edges, do not worry. In a short time, just by wearing the ring, all the edges will smooth out and it will wear comfortably.
Happy Birthday Arika!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Is Toyota Being Railroaded?

It may just be coincidence, but the same year the US government bails out US automakers General Motors and Chrysler, Toyota is under the magnifying glass. With recall after recall in the news, Toyota's reputation went from excellent to poor in a matter of weeks.

The financial incentives given to General Motors and Chrysler had little impact on the overall big picture with the US economy, so maybe leveling the playing field may became an option. It just seems that the Toyota recalls were overly publicized and timed so that the ills of Toyota remained in the mind of consumers for weeks.

Since the US government is in the car business, I detect a conspiracy to legitimize the automaker bailout and create artificial fiscal results...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ron Mohr Article in Feb 2010 Issue Of Bowler's Journal

Ron Mohr, PBA Senior Tour 2009 Player of the year, has a great article on page 14 of the February 2010 issue of Bowler's Journal magazine. It is great to have Ron in the news, and let's all think spring and look forward to the opening tournament of 2010 PBA Senior tour. The first stop is the PBA Senior Dayton Classic, and runs from Saturday, April 17, 2010 to Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in Dayton, Ohio. (click on article to see larger print)

Ron Mohr article on Bowler's Journal
Oh yeah, I almost forgot to post the Jim Mohr bowling update for February 14, 2010. I received hundreds of emails reminding me to post.. Well we were on the same pair as usual, 23 and 24. And as usual, the right lane hooks way less than the right. The 1st game actually seemed ok, but midway 2nd game and 3rd game, I was lost. You will see game 3, I actuall shot 127! That is the worst I have shot in over 30 years. At that point, I was happy that Ron Mohr had the article in the Bowler's Journal, so I wouldn't have to post my scores. However, after I made the adjustment and calmed down, I did ok - total for 9 game block was 1767 for an average of 196.3. I can't complain about 196 average aver shooting a 127. I think next week, we are going ot ask for a different pair..

Jim Mohr Bowling

Jim Mohr Bowling

Jim Mohr Bowling

Saturday, January 2, 2010