Monday, May 24, 2020:



UPDATED: MAY 24, 2019 10:15 AM ET | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: MAY 24, 2015 7:00 AM EDT

It’s easy to forget what Memorial Day actually means while you’re sitting by the pool and looking ahead at summer vacation—but the historical reason for the holiday signifies much more than just a three-day weekend.

Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.

God Bless and Keep our troops home and abroad, active and inactive and PLEASE remember all our Veterans.

Sunday,May 23, 2020

Covid 19: States Re-Opening: Most states have or are reopening at least partially for the Memorial Day Weekend and the President has declared that churches are Essential  and that they may be opened.

Cases in the U.S.: 1,622,114 & 26,229 New Cases* Overnight;

Total Deaths; 97,049; & 1,047 New Deaths* Overnight;

The paper lists the names and lives of nearly 1,000 victims.


So terribly sad! We absolutely know that many of these people should still be with us!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Just getting started. Still trying to get a grip on Dreamweaver 2020. Tried to install "Git" but it is not working for me yet.


May 23

High-ranking Nazi official Adolf Eichmann captured

On May 23, 1960, Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion announces to the world that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann has been captured and will stand trial in Israel. Eichmann, the Nazi SS officer who organized Adolf Hitler’s “final solution of the Jewish question,” was seized by Israeli agents in Argentina on May 11 and smuggled to Israel nine days later.

For the full story go to "This Day in History"

Friday, May 22, 2020


May 22

A Thousand Pioneers Head West as Part of the Great Emigration

The first major wagon train to the northwest departs from Elm Grove, Missouri, on the Oregon Trail.

Although U.S. sovereignty over the Oregon Territory was not clearly established until 1846, American fur trappers and missionary groups had been living in the region for decades. Dozens of books and lectures proclaimed Oregon’s agricultural potential, tweaking the interest of American farmers. The first overland immigrants to Oregon, intending primarily to farm, came in 1841 when a small band of 70 pioneers left Independence, Missouri. They followed a route blazed by fur traders, which took them west along the Platte River through the Rocky Mountains via the easy South Pass in Wyoming and then northwest to the Columbia River. In the years to come, pioneers came to call the route the Oregon Trail.

In 1842, a slightly larger group of 100 pioneers made the 2,000-mile journey to Oregon. The next year, however, the number of emigrants skyrocketed to 1,000. The sudden increase was a product of a severe depression in the Midwest combined with a flood of propaganda from fur traders, missionaries, and government officials extolling the virtues of the land. Farmers dissatisfied with their prospects in Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, hoped to find better lives in the supposed paradise of Oregon.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Trying to update navigation bar links and so far it is escaping me the correct options to choose and use. My formating is inadequate but in my defense--(defense is a poor choice of words in that in reality there can be no defense for the position I am in) a better word or phrase is "but my humble and inadequate excuse is that I simply lost my way as is evidenced by the "Word of the Day Page". I looked at the Word of the Day page and the last edit there was 2009 and going back only one four (4) edits/entries and the date was 2005. That leads me to believe that it must have been at least 2009 since any serious or not so serious updating has been done here. All of which is NOT a straw of merit in my hat but a rather weak admonishment to my lousy effort.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

As of May 19, 2020, the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had spread to six continents, and approximately 320,560 people had died after contracting the respiratory virus. Around 32,000 of these deaths occurred in Italy and in the United States of America over 90,000 deaths thus far.

This Day in History, 1862

President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act, providing 250 million acres of free land to settlers in the West.

Site work

I just started running Dreamweaver 2020 and I find that it has some idiosyncrasy(s) that I must work through; I look forward to learning the program.

Trying to get the navigation menu pages updated and working properly.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


May 19

EgyptAir flight 804 disappears over the Mediterranean Sea On May 19, 2016, 66 passengers and crew flying from Cairo to Paris on EgyptAir flight 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea.

It took a month to find the wreckage.

At first the flight was thought to be a casualty of terrorism, but the true cause was revealed the next year. After debate and investigation, French authorities discredited the Egyptian claim that explosive materials were found in the remains, and that a fire had caused the plane to go down.

According to records from the black box, the flight was about 40 minutes from its destination when smoke was detected by onboard fire alarms. Just a minute later, more smoke was reportedly observed in the electronics and computers below the cockpit. The plane then made a 90-degree turn, circled and plummeted, breaking up in midair before crashing into the ocean below.

After the flight went down, investigation teams from several countries searched for the remains. While some of the belongings of passengers and pieces of the plane washed up days later, it wasn’t until June that the full plane was found underwater. While the Egyptian investigation team claimed that explosive materials were found in the wreckage, French investigators countered that there were signs of a fire and a midair break up, not an explosion.

The flight’s disappearance, along with an incident involving a Russian passenger plane being brought down over the Sinai Peninsula just a few months earlier, renewed security concerns and fears of terrorism.

Monday, May 18, 2020


Facebook raises $16 billion in largest tech IPO in U.S. history

If this interests you this link will give you the rest of the story.

Friday, May 15, 2020

There has been a lot going on and I have been hustling trying to stay up in some fashion but I am not doing too well.

I do plan on getting more done here in the immediate future.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Maybe tomorrow I can get up to speed.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Not much here today.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

My "For Sale" offerings/page update is taking much longer than I had anticipated and I will diligently try to work it a little faster as it is now becoming critical to my plans and schedules.

Today we lost a very good friend. He was among the finest persons I have ever known and will be sorely missed.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

While I did get Win 10 to update we now have issues with a couple of other programs. Seems like a continual battle to maintain one of these machines that have captured our lives at least to some degree.

Having more contact with the medical establishment in my senior days I can say that I am sorely disappointed with that bunch of people. It is little wonder that Insurance costs are not worse than the atrocious heights they have already soared to. I may go on an exposé, and I would like to; the fact is though, that I simply do not have enough time to even get started on a challenge of that magnitude.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Finally, (I hope) got the Win 10 to update and the new version according to Belarc is Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1909 (build 18363.657). It may take a couple of days use for me to determine if everything is okay.

My work on the "for sale" items and method of sales has been detained yet again as it has been in the past. I do hope that I eventually get this to an useable and functional asset.

The news from Brea is not good news but everyone is still chugging forward at the last update I had from Jim Webb.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Currently I am having multiple problems with Windows 10, basically with updates, and I have to find a way to repair the problems.

I am also busy working on projects in the back yard and patio and deck areas of 556 Bakeman. That, too, is taking a whole lot of time. Also I was a bit under the weather all last week and did not make much progress anywhere.

I have no recent updates on Curtis. Jim Webb has been in contact as he went down to Brea about a week ago and visited with Curt and Barbara. He says that things do not look well. Also we just got word that along with everything else Barbara fell and broke an ankle and was in the hospital and I do not have a current report. Judy, Bennie and I wish Curt and Barbara all the best and we are praying for them.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

2020 is proving to be moving as quickly as did 2019 and I for one sure wish I could slow it down some.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Day 2019

Wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmas 2019

Kinda hard to believe that 2019 is this close to being in the books! From all that I gather, however, that is the case.

I and my family want to wish everyone a merry Christmas and even more we wish you all a happy 2020 and beyond!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Sunday, December 8, 2019

The following is from this-day-in-history!


December 08

The United States declares war on Japan

On December 8, as America’s Pacific fleet lay in ruins at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt requests, and receives, a declaration of war against Japan.

Leaning heavily on the arm of his son James, a Marine captain, FDR walked haltingly into the House of Representatives at noon to request a declaration of war from the House and address the nation via radio. “Yesterday,” the president proclaimed, “December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.”

Roosevelt’s 10-minute speech, ending with an oath-“So help us God”—was greeted in the House by thunderous applause and stamping of feet. Within one hour, the president had his declaration of war, with only one dissenting vote, from a pacifist in the House. FDR signed the declaration at 4:10 p.m., wearing a black armband to symbolize mourning for those lost at Pearl Harbor.

On both coasts, civilian defense groups were mobilized. In New York, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia ordered the rounding up of Japanese nationals, who were transported to Ellis Island and held in custody indefinitely. In California, antiaircraft batteries were set up on Long Beach and the Hollywood Hills. Reports on supposed spy activity on the part of Japanese Americans began pouring into Washington, even as Japanese Americans paid for space in newspapers to declare unreservedly their loyalty to the United States. The groundwork was being laid for the tragic internment of Japanese Americans, thought a necessary caution at the time but regretted years later as a hysterical and bigoted response.

READ MORE: Why Did Japan Attack Pearl Harbor?

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Pearl Harbor Day!

Seventy Eight years ago Japan attacked the United States of America bombing Pearl Harbor, Hawaii!

Friday, December 6, 2019

I am still attempting to get the "for sale" items posted.

I have no recent updates on Curtis but he has a birthday coming next week--I believe it is the 12th. Judy, Bennie and I wish Curt a happy birthday! I also hope and pray that Curt has a better 2020 than 2019 proved to be.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Hardly seems possible but a check of the calendar and it certainly appears that this is, indeed, December.

It is then my hope that we can at least finish the year on high notes and get all good news in that we have endured a few very unpleasant realities throughout the first eleven months of 2019.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Very happy to report that I am still here and although I may not be functioning at the top of the desires I am moving.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Tomorrow, Monday Nov.. 11th is my mother's birthday; she was born in 1919. Ninety-Nine, (99); just a few days short of 100.

I had big plans for today's edit but big plans with me often go astray. Having said that I fully intend to have something of a constructive improvement during the coming week(s) (the (s) is a fail safe afterthought)--I have the ideas, it is just a matter of finding the time to implement them.

November 10, 1975:

Cargo ship suddenly sinks in Lake Superior

On November 10, 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew members on board. It was the worst single accident in Lake Superior’s history. The ship weighed more than 13,000 tons and was 730 feet long. It was launched in 1958 as the biggest carrier in the Great Lakes and became the first ship to carry more than a million tons of iron ore through the Soo Locks. On November 9, the Fitzgerald left Superior, Wisconsin, with 26,000 tons of ore heading for Detroit, Michigan. The following afternoon, Ernest McSorely, the captain of the Fitzgerald and a 44-year veteran, contacted the Avafor, another ship traveling on Lake Superior and reported that his ship had encountered “one of the worst seas he had ever been in.” The Fitzgerald had lost its radar equipment and was listing badly to one side. A couple of hours later, another ship made contact and was told that the Fitzgerald was holding its own. However, minutes afterward, the Fitzgerald disappeared from radar screens. A subsequent investigation showed that the sinking of the Fitzgerald occurred very suddenly; no distress signal was sent and the condition of the lifeboats suggested that little or no attempt was made to abandon the ship. One possible reason for the wreck is that the Fitzgerald was carrying too much cargo. This made the ship sit low in the water and made it more vulnerable to being overwhelmed by a sudden large wave. The official report also cited the possibility that the hatches to the cargo area may have been faulty, leading to a sudden shift of the cargo that capsized the boat. The Fitzgerald was eventually found 530 feet below the surface, 17 miles from Whitefish Bay, at the northeastern tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The ship had broken into two parts that were found approximately 150 feet apart. As there were no survivors among the 29 crewmembers, there will likely never be a definitive explanation of the Fitzgerald‘s sinking. The Fitzgerald‘s sinking was the worst wreck in the Great Lakes since November 29, 1966, when 28 people died in the sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell in Lake Huron. The disaster was immortalized in song the following year in Canadian folk singer Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Thanks to all my friends and family--local and distant for all their well wishes on yet another lofty (number of days) birthday; come and now gone...

Pat Gesswein; Kirk Estes; Pam Webb; Fleeta Lackey; Sue Lorea; Lyndell Emrick; John Davis; Sharon Dean; Gary Van Zee; Mary Vaughn; Sondra Gibson; Darlene Durbin; Angela Simmons; Michael Simmons; Gail Stukas; Duain Morgan; Carleen Riley; Jay & Kathy; I thank you all and wish all the best right back to you. I suspect all of us will encounter a few new challenges in the coming year(s)and I firmly believe this group will be able to handle anything that comes along.

I promise I will try to contact everyone but as I mentioned these challenges are somewhat new, and many, and they have tentacles quite long.

Tons of love and happiness to everyone.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

It's my birthday but I would just as soon ignore it, particularly the counting of days; but in all fairness I have to say it has been a good life and if you are lucky enough to get this far I suppose it shows ingratitude to not acknowledge it. With that thought in mind I do say then, okay; I am happy to have made eighty-one years (81). Many of my friends are also at this pinnacle so it is not at all unusual in reality. To all those friends and acquaintances and former classmates I wish you all the very best and we all hope for a few more birthdays I suppose. It is just that I never made much in the sort of plans for this era and it certainly is different than those days in the past.

I was with Jim Webb yesterday and he had just talked with Curtis Pitts and while he is not totally out of the woods he has gained a little weight (said to be a very positive indication) and is very hopeful of getting in a experimental program at the City of Hope. I have not posted any new information on Curt's page that I try to maintain on this website. Latest update on Curtis Pitts; Follow the link and read the information in case you missed it.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

My site has been down and I am getting run-around from both the host and the provider. Gate claims I was notified a while back of changes in the DNS and I have no record of that. Gate said I had to resolve with Namesilo my registar. Namesilo says it was changed but seperate stories on "when" and that it may take more time to show or work. Makes a lot of sense--aye?

I am still working on treatments for Neuropathy and Vein complications. I have appointments coming that will plug off bad veins and only hope it will help but I have my reservations.

I hope to be back with updates that will show up but now this is only cursory move.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Big sale at Harbor freight ends today, or so they say.

Currently I am working on treatments for Neuropathy and Vein complications.

Jim Cramer Concerned about industrials performance!

Friday, August 30, 2019

I do not have time to update except the below on Curt's progress and the most recent report is very good news.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019


I am having strange (I think) affects of the ALA and I resisted the use of the Gabapentin until recently and think I can elaborate sensibly on the combination effective with me and call it positive. I will be attempting to elaborate on the topic very soon.

Please, stay safe, don't slip, use handrails and anything for support and be ever mindful "not to fall"!!!


Just recently received an update on Curtis Pitts and it certainly looks positive. I have posted the copy of the email on Curt's page. Latest update on Curtis Pitts; Follow the link and read the information in case you missed it.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019




Tuesday, May 28, 2019

ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID was a topic in the last entry I made here and I am enclosing a link to some information that is interesting but broaches an entirely different and critical subject/topic that I have been aware of since my first investigations into the WWW (World Wide Web) some forty-years (40) ago. That subject/topic is--always be keenly suspicious and aware that any posting on the internet is placed there by someone. It may not be accurate and it may be extremely hard to verify.

That "someone" who posted this "information" has, or had, a "motive" and it may be easy to guess but often it is not and seldom can one be sure of anything if they are relegated to guessing. That same person is most directly responsible for the difficulty of verifying their posting(s). You do not have to expand your suspicion too far to see that this is at least inconsiderate of the author/poster if not intentionally deceptive.

Please, I do not mean to imply that there is not good information on the internet, quite the opposite, but I do want to emphasize that one should be aware of and try to check any information they need to trust or rely on very thoroughly. The link to the URL for the posting that prompted me to make this caveat is "Neuropathy" The company posting this information is called Truwell Nerve Support and they make you click a link to another page to get more information and then it becomes crystal clear that this is a sales campaign. Again, it is not to imply that all sales campaigns are bad. But they are reticent to give information that I, for one, want to see before I will believe what I read. Still, one more time, this is just me. Maybe you don't think that way and maybe the lack of information does not bother you. It does bother me. Still further this particular article has some enticing information that I hope is correct.


I have not spoken to or heard from Curt in the past couple of weeks. This is the latest email that I have on Curt Friday April 12. update on Curtis Pitts; Follow the link and read the information in case you missed it.

Saturday, May 18, 2019:

Larry and Sharon Dean

Larry and Sharon were visiting here in Pismo Beach on Tuesday and Wednesday (14th and 15th) this past week and we were able to have lunch and some visiting. Sharon communicates with Barbara (Pitts) frequently and we got the most current updates on Curtis progress and overall he is doing as well as can be expected considering the awesome challenge he is facing. He is having some positive results from his Chemo treatments but during the course of these type of treatments frequent discomfort is experienced. Curt has always had a great attitude and at this point it is serving him very well as he is a positive thinker and doer!

I was talking with Larry and he is, as am I, taking ALA, or Alpha-Lipoic Acid, for treatment of peripheral neuropathy of the feet; the drug is not only for the feet but is supposed to be helpful, potentially, for peripheral neuropathy in any dimension. That knowledge prompted me to do more discovery on the issue and I will endeavor to report some of my findings here.


* this information from this website (

Overview Information Alpha-lipoic acid is a vitamin-like chemical called an antioxidant. Yeast, liver, kidney, spinach, broccoli, and potatoes are good sources of alpha-lipoic acid. It is also made in the laboratory for use as medicine.

Alpha-lipoic acid is most commonly taken by mouth for diabetes and nerve-related symptoms of diabetes including burning, pain, and numbness in the legs and arms. It is also given as an injection into the vein (by IV) for these same uses. High doses of alpha-lipoic acid are approved in Germany for the treatment of these nerve-related symptoms.

How does it work?

Alpha-lipoic acid seems to help prevent certain kinds of cell damage in the body, and also restores vitamin levels such as vitamin E and vitamin C. There is also evidence that alpha-lipoic acid can improve the function and conduction of neurons in diabetes.

Alpha-lipoic acid is used in the body to break down carbohydrates and to make energy for the other organs in the body.

Alpha-lipoic acid seems to work as an antioxidant, which means that it might provide protection to the brain under conditions of damage or injury. The antioxidant effects might also be helpful in certain liver diseases.


I have not spoken to or heard from Curt in the past couple of weeks. This is the latest email that I have on Curt Friday April 12. update on Curtis Pitts; Follow the link and read the information in case you missed it.

Friday, April 26, 2019:

Jim has spoken with Curt and Barb on the phone and Curt has started the Chemo treatments I think on Friday, April 19, 2019. He, Jim Webb, said that Curt was feeling a lot better than a week or so back but still with some bad days. Curt's voice is weak; suffering side-effects caused from his treatments. This is the latest email that I have on Curt Friday April 12. update on Curtis Pitts; Follow the link and read the information in case you missed it.

Saturday, April 20, 2019:

Slow down and think! Helps me -- Really, It Does!.

Most Current I Have -- update on Curtis Pitts

Strength training is really more important than I realized until I became weak enough that it was an actual and VERY real problem.

No new updates for Curt except that Jim talked with Barb and she said it was okay to call; even though Curt does not have a strong voice he has been actually feeling better and I think he got his first Chemo on Friday, yesterday.

This is the latest I have on Curt Friday April 12. update on Curtis Pitts; Follow the link and read the information in case you missed it.

Friday, April 12, 2019:

Slow down and think! Helps me -- some.

Latest Update on Curt -- update on Curtis Pitts

We must remember as we age we are not as strong as we once were and cannot do as much. Take precautions, ALLWAYS!

This Update on Curt Friday April 12. update on Curtis Pitts; Follow the link and read the information in case you missed it.

Sunday, April 7, 2019:

Slow down and think!

Maybe God slowed us down to give us time to "think" more?

We must remember as we age we are not as strong as we once were and cannot do as much. Take precautions, ALLWAYS!

Neuropathy, I come back to that often as it is one of my major problems. This link will give you some good information; "Neuropathy help" , of course there are many sites on the internet that give good information and I only mention one if it had what I thought is unique or exceptional information.

I have a NO recent update on Curt.> update on Curtis Pitts; Follow the link and read the information in case you missed it.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019:

PLEASE--Don't Fall!

Seniors MUST be more diligent, ALLWAYS

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.

Because we are "weaker" we tend to lose many of our sensory skills. It is gradual but these gradual changes add up to increased fall risk for older adults. ... This is serious because falls are a leading cause of lost independence and ability. Seniors often aren't able to recover fully from the trauma, their overall health declines, and their care needs increase significantly.

I have a recent update on Curt and posted to his page>> update on Curtis Pitts; Follow the link and read the information in case you missed it.

Monday, March 18, 2019:

PLEASE--Don't Fall!

A person will tend to go where they are looking

I am not positive of the actual statistical number but I believe 90% or more of accidental falls are not necessary. By actual definition, all accidental falls are preventable. Don't fall, it will hurt and may cause death. Just don't let it happen.

There are many reasons and many things we can do to prevent falls. Thinking is the most important and while we all know that thinking becomes a bit more difficult with age it is more of an excuse than a reality, that of "not thinking".

I will never forget an old friend, Don Christianson, who is no longer with us, once, while sitting at McDonalds in Arroyo Grande began laughing and slid over a napkin upon where he had written a little slogan and he said to me; Remember the old Burma Shave signs along U.S. 66? I smiled and said yeah I do. He often scribbled on napkins words of wisdom. This one showed little signs that cautioned against speeding and it went like this; "Don't lose your head" -- "To save a Minute" -- "You need your head" -- "Your brains are in it" ! I remember smiling and thinking how true this is. Don, who had a remarkable memory and likely remembered most of those old Burma Shave signs of wit. Through the years I think of this one often and how simply true it is. I hope it works for you too.

Please don't fall. I have and I know that when I did it was because I was not thinking, perhaps trying to save a minute.

I have no recent update on Curt but I will be checking later today. The last I have from Barb update on Curtis Pitts; Follow the link and read the information in case you missed it.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019:

A person will tend to go where they are looking

With that thought in mind it, seemingly, would follow that if one focuses on their goal they would be more likely to go to it or at least toward it.

I will be meeting with Jim Webb and I think he talked with Curt and if so I will post the info later today.

The last I have from Barb update on Curtis Pitts; Follow the link and read the information in case you missed it.

Monday, March 11, 2019:

A person will tend to go where they are looking

With that thought in mind it, seemingly, would follow that if one focuses on their goal they would be more likely to go to it.

We have an update on Curtis Pitts; Follow the link and read the information Barbara emailed everyone in case you missed it.

Sunday, March 10, 2019:

My Grandson: Kevin Candela Happy Birthday

Wishing you all the best Kevin.

Cort & Judy

We have an update on Curtis Pitts; The link is to a copy of the email Barbara sent everyone on March 2, 2019 just in case you missed it.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019:

"Be a Good-Finder":

Continuing to focus on health and awareness as a main topic going forward.

We have an update on Curtis Pitts; The link is to a copy of the email Barbara sent everyone on March 2, 2019 just in case you missed it.

Leaving the information sent from Bankrate, cut cancer risks. provided us with a very helpful link titled "101 Easy Ways to Cut Your Cancer Risk". The page has many helpful hints and links and outright solutions so I encourage anyone intrested in prevention OR cure to visit and check it out and see if it is useful to you.

It is still our plan to be adding more links and posting more medical information very soon.

Thursday, February 21, 2019:

"Good things continue to happen!":

We will be concentrating on health issues and remedies as a main topic going forward.

We do not have an update on Curtis Pitts right now but provided us with a very helpful link titled "101 Easy Ways to Cut Your Cancer Risk". The page has many helpful hints and links and outright solutions so I encourage anyone intrested in prevention OR cure to visit and check it out and see if it is useful to you.

We will be adding more links and posting more medical information very soon.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019:

"Good things are STILL happening!":

Today I just restored my computer again but I had not taken an Image since the restore two or three days ago and am in the same spot I was after that restore...duh!

I have not heard the results of Curt's scan that should have happened Monday but I am hoping it is only good news. As always we wish Curt, Barb and all the family the very best.

Monday, February 4, 2019:

"Good things are STILL happening!":

I have been having computer trouble again; actually that is like an ongoing situation BUT I used a restore option and reinstalled the OS and that does come with at least a few inconveniences and I am working on those inconvenience currently.

Curt gets to have a scan (scheduled) today and we are very hopeful that Curt's tumor is shrinking following the initial treatments. We are diligently praying and hoping for promising results from his treatment and as always wish Curt, Barb and all the family the very best.

Thursday, January 31, 2019:

"Good things are happening!":

I know That I must do better in keeping this site up to date and with useful information; I really want to and I just hope that in the near future I can make that a reality.

We are very hopeful that Curt's tumor is shrinking following the initial treatments. We are diligently praying and hoping for promising results from his treatment and as always wish Curt, Barb and all the family the very best.

Unfortunately, this is the time of life when negative things and happenings seem to occur rather quickly and it will take some getting used to. Perhaps that is a crud way of stating the obvious but I am not a wordsmith by any imagination.

Knowing that many of us are experiencing some difficulties I want to say that my prayers and good thoughts are wished for everyone I know.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019:

"Good things are happening!":

For me it is well that I keep repeating that phrase and try to wholeheartedly believe in it. I do believe that faith is the most powerful of personal elements that perhaps all of us should employ. If not all of us at least me.

Much has happened since my last visit here. One of my best lifelong friends is having a battle with cancer. A foe we all face at this time of our life. Still, for me it is well that I stop and give thanks that I am still here even though I have not had a lot of serious battles with health issues; there have been other daemons. I do have this doggoned peripheral neuropathy affecting my feet and balance and it is at the very least eye-opening. We, who are going into the ninth decade of life, must expect a few ripples along the way. At any time it could become very stormy waters. If nothing else then we must try at least to not hasten and rush things along and that requires the use of the knowledge we have supposedly gained during the previous eight decades. So, then, we now must devote a lot of our time to doing the things that will help us survive and not doing the things that will hasten the ultimate destination.

Sunday, January 6, 2019:

"Good things are happening!":

Hope you don't hold it against me that I am unable to direct you to where the "good things" are happening. But really, just because we do not know does not mean it is not so! Also, I think it might be well to apply the same thought in many other areas of thought as well. Just continue to look for the good and all will end up okay.

Be a GOODFINDER! It will enhance your life if you are sincere in the quest. That is according to Zig Ziglar who was an inspirational speaker and super salesman and the producer of several very good self-help programs. I, personally, truly believe in his works. Unfortunately Zig is no longer with us in body but his works will live on for a while I suspect. Zig passed away on November 28, 2012 but he left us many treasures, in his writings and recordings, if one is of the inclination to take advantage of them.

Friday, December 7, 2018:

"A Date Which Will Live in Infamy":

Thursday, December 6, 2018:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018:

3 days left then December

Monday, November 26, 2018:

Wednesday, November 21, 2018:

Tis Thanksgiving Eve

A bountiful and happy Thanksgiving I wish to all.

Saturday, November 17, 2018:

Historic Village of Arroyo Grande,

A few more images about the Village of Arroyo Grande. FYI The Village is the affectionate name given to the original town. It has grown much larger since that moniker was initiated and for sure encompasses a very much larger area now even though the City Hall and many other original businesses are still in the Village.

The swinging bridge across Arroyo Grande CreekThe sign coming into the VillageVillage Cafe -- R & D's

Friday, November 16, 2018:

Historic Village of Arroyo Grande,

I have lived (called it home) in only four towns in my lifetime, although I have been on work assignments, or temporarily lived in perhaps seven or eight, perhaps ten more towns/areas; I have been here in Arroyo Grande longer than any other community, or place, nearly 40 years. I can think of no place I would rather be.

The swinging bridge across Arroyo Grande Creek The sign coming into the Village Village Cafe -- R & D's
“The Village” Community Whether you are just having a roadside rest for a couple of hours or plan to visit for a week, you'll find Arroyo Grande a delightful community to explore. The historic village area is an adventure in itself as you explore the turn of the century old downtown area. There are an abundance of gift and specialty shops along with wonderful places to dine. The Village also prides itself on several annual festivals that are enjoyed by thousands of visitors as well as residents. Arroyo Grande is located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the heart of the Central Coast of California. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal foothills, Arroyo Grande enjoys a pleasant year-round climate with beautiful scenic views. The city is home to fine schools, a rich agricultural and tourism based economy as well as many cultural facilities and events. The warmth of the community is abundant with its friendly residents and small-town charm.

Thursday, November 15, 2018:

I spoke a little about the Google Map location of Bromela, CA a few days back and the mark for the location of Bromela is just off Oso Flaco Road and Oso Flaco Road dead-ends at Oso Flaco State Park another couple of miles West of the Bromela spot/mark or whatever we should refer it as. Oso Flaco is about 1/2 mile or so inland (all sand dune area by the way) on the Pacific ocean. I am posting a couple of pictures of the lake here just for information and do not intend to write too much about it here as that is all available at this URL: if interested just cut and paste as I don't have time tonight to make a live link.

Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area no. 15 Birds common to Oso-Flaco Lake

Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area no. 21 Beautiful Boardwalk across with rest area Oso-Flaco Lake

Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area no. 13 Part of Boardwalk above across Oso-Flaco Lake

Wednesday, November 14, 2018:

I want to try to repair a cell phone I damaged by getting it wet. Actually, I was listening to an audiobook at the gym and I stuck the phone in a plastic bag and stuck it in one of the pockets of my trunks and then just absentmindedly walked into the Jacuzzi thoroughly soaking the phone. It actually continued to play for a little while; like perhaps a minute or so.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018:

Bromela, Ca.; where is it? According to google maps Bromela is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Bromela is located along the Old Southern Pacific Railroad (now the Union Pacific Railroad) south of Arroyo Grande and about four miles North of the City of Guadalupe, the northernmost City along Highway 101 of Santa Barbara County where the Santa Maria River is the line between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties in this particular or rather specific area and that being true from U.S. Highway 101 and Westward. A few miles East of Highway 101 the County Line is noted by, primarily, the route of the Cuyama River that used to merge with the Santa Maria but is now separated by Twitchell Reservoir. Bromela is, says the google maps Quick Facts. It, the location noted by google maps, appears to be about 300 yards, approximately, North of Oso Flaco Road along the path of the railroad tracks; there too appears by the map to be a quite long Railroad siding in the area where Bromela would be.

There is several thousand acres of farmland that has been productive for over a century surrounding the area and that leads me to suspect the name, Bromela, was given to the spot where railroad cars were left to be loaded with various farm products. Perhaps...just a guess.

Monday, November 12, 2018:

Each year

, on November 11, America honors its veterans, but the meaning of the holiday often gets confused with another day to honor those who served, Memorial Day.

Veterans Day

became an official public holiday in the United States in 1938, although if you asked people what they were doing for Veterans Day back then, they would’t know what you were referencing. November 11, 1918, was considered the end of World War I and dubbed Armistice Day, according to the Department of Defense. 

In 1938, Armistice Day

became an official holiday set aside to honor World War I veterans. However, after World War II and the Korean War, veterans service organizations urged the holiday to be amended. On June 1, 1954, Congress changed the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day so all American veterans would be honored.

In an effort to boost economic

stimulation with a long weekend, in 1968 Congress made certain federal holidays, including Veterans Day, fall on a Monday. From 1971 until 1977, Veterans Day was officially celebrated on the fourth Monday of October. However, in 1975, then-President Gerald Ford signed a law that returned Veterans Day to November 11.

The meaning

behind Veterans Day is often used interchangeably with the significance of Memorial Day, which is celebrated in May. While both holidays honor those who have served their country, they have different meanings.


Veterans Day Recognition Day

* Because most Federal Employees work on a Monday to Friday schedule, when a holidays falls on a weekend the holiday is observed on the closest regular workday. The holiday is observed on Friday if the holiday falls on Saturday and Monday if the holiday falls on Sunday (5 U.S.C. 6103 (b)(2)).

Veterans Day

is one of ten federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government. All non-essential federal government offices are closed on Veterans Day, and all federal employees are paid even if they receive the day off. Many private-sector employees will also receive paid time off or special holiday pay on Veterans Day.

Veteran's day is a remembrance of all U.S. military veterans – past and present. It is celebrated every November 11th, and has been a federal holiday since 1926.


Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. It is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half mast. A period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11am. Some schools are closed on Veterans Day, while others do not close, but choose to mark the occasion with special assemblies or other activities.

Veterans Day is officially observed on November 11. However, if it falls on a week day, many communities hold their celebrations on the weekend closest to this date. This is to enable more people to attend and participate in the events. Federal Government offices are closed on November 11. If Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, they are closed on Friday November 10. If Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, they are closed on Monday November 12. State and local governments, schools and non-governmental businesses are not required to close and may decide to remain open or closed. Public transit systems may follow a regular or holiday schedule.


On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be "filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory". There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11am.

In 1926, the United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I and declared that the anniversary of the armistice should be commemorated with prayer and thanksgiving. The Congress also requested that the president should "issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples."

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) was approved on May 13, 1938, which made November 11 in each year a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day. This day was originally intended to honor veterans of World War I. A few years later, World War II required the largest mobilization of service men in the history of the United States and the American forces fought in Korea. In 1954, the veterans service organizations urged Congress to change the word "Armistice" to "Veterans". Congress approved this change and on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor all American veterans, where ever and whenever they had served.

In 1968 the Uniforms Holiday Bill (Public Law 90-363 (82 Stat. 250)) made an attempt to move Veterans Day to the fourth Monday of October. The bill took effect in 1971. However, this caused a lot of confusion as many states disagreed with this decision and continued to hold Veterans Day activities on November 11. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 (89 Stat. 479), which stated that Veterans Day would again be observed on November 11 from 1978 onwards. Veterans Day is still observed on November 11.


Sunday, November 11, 2018:

Veterans Day and Mom's Birthday!

Bennie and I were going to the pier, actually did go to the Pier, for Veterans Day Acknowledgment Ceremony but found Dogs are not allowed on the Pier so we had to leave.

Not being allowed to sit on the pier Ben and I elected to just go for a good walk and we did that.

I have a lot more information I plan on beginning to share here soon.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018:

Today is my Birthday

I certainly do not like to make a big deal, or for that matter, any deal, on my birthday and would be I think happy enough to quit counting any time now. But for the record I was born, according to my Birth Certificate, as I surely do not recall, on the 7th of November, 1938; and according to info my daughter, Angela, gave me on a card the

    life expectancy was 59.7 years
    New House: $3,900.00
    Average Income: $1,731.00 per year
    New Car: $860.00
    Average Rent: $27.00 month
    Tuition to Harvard University: $420.00 per year
    Gasoline: 10 cents Gallon:
    Franklin Roosevelt was President and John Garner Vice-President

Germany withdraws from the 1939 Worlds Fair. (???)

The first use of a seeing eye dog occurs. Man's best friend!

Things were a bit different in those days but trouble was in the mist.

Sunday, October 28, 2018:

System functional but under repairs

We are running okay on the former system drive mentioned on the October 19, 2018 post, a Samsung 1tb internal HDD.

I did contact Crucial regarding the failed SSD but they were of little assistance online chat and I will call them Monday and try to find out for sure what their warranty does if anything. The person I talked/online-chat with said the SSD was under warranty but offered no solution to effect the warranty.

This is only a token entry and I apologize that the site has not been more functional.

Friday, October 19, 2018:

System Crashed Saturday upon shutdown

Sadly I have been fighting a system crash from Sunday, 14th, through Thursday, October 18; then finally after exasperating attempts I recovered access to this computer. I had to install an old HDD that I had removed back in January when I did the new build on this machine, the m8120n, but I had to remove the SSD that contained the Operating System as it apparently is the cause of the failure.

While I am up and running many of my applications are damaged and require a lot of extra work.

I do wish to give credit to Britec09 and You Tube for assisting me in what recovery I have thus far. I will be more specific in the coming days, I hope.

Saturday, October 13, 2018:

Once again I have neglected this site terribly--I apologize; to whom I do not really know as I am sure I do not have any regular visitors. Perhaps, soon, I will be able to come up with an idea--I hope to.

I want to avoid making my website a political forum or commentary. That said I must say that I am certainly deeply concerned about the fate of the nation under the current leadership including all three branches at the top. The latest SCOTUS Brett Kavanaugh, in my opinion, clearly lied under oath in the hearings by the Justice Committee of congress, or more accurately named, COMMITTEE of the JUDICIARY, chaired by Senator Chuck Grassley R-Iowa a grossly rude person, in my opinion, and including equally or worse Senators Hatch R-UT, Graham R-SC, Kennedy, R-LA, the other Senator from Utah, Lee, Cornyn R-TX, the other Texas Senator, Cruz and and four more equally rude Senators, Sasse, R-NE, Flake, R-AZ, Crapo, R-ID, and Tillis R-NC none of which deserves my time and effort to acknowledge them and I do it only so that I may better remember what they have done and been a party to. Note that we have both Senators from the states of Texas and Utah on the same side of the committee and on the opposite side, Democratic, also two from the same state, California with both ranking member of the committee, Feinstein D-CA and Harris the junior Senator from California on the committee. This brings to light a subject of inequality in representation in The Senate when a state as small as Utah has an equal number of Senators as a state the size of Texas and/or California only have two senators serving 10 times as many citizens as those of smaller states. Something is out of whack!

The above sounds pretty political according to the way out news media and historical events are taking place as I contemplate all this. The sad fact is that out country is deeply divided and the proportion is hard to discern but using the vote as a barometer it appears to be somewhat evenly divided up to this point in time. Unfortunately one has but to merely open ones eyes and look and listen to see that the division is and always has been a bit bitter and while one side prevails for a time the other side somehow counters and the pendulum swings the opposite way for a while.

Monday, September 3, LABOR DAY, 2018:

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, and Labor Day 2018 occurs on Monday, September 3 (it’s traditionally observed on the first Monday in September). It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.

Labor Day: What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Labor Day Legislation

The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed in 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During 1887 four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1884, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

Founder of Labor Day

More than a century after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."

But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

The First Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

A Nationwide Holiday

Women's Auxiliary Typographical UnionThe form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018:

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Saturday, May 9, 2018:

Justify WINS Triple Crown
Justify becomes only 13th horse to win the Triple Crown!

In true championship form Justify wins the Belmont from the number one post,(often thought of as the most difficult position to be placed in) wire to wire, breaking out of the gate on top and then, maybe, only barely headed for a few steps the entire race!



  • 2016 Today in History May 6
    1527 German troops begin sacking Rome. Libraries are destroyed, the Pope is captured and thousands are killed.
    1529 Babur defeats the Afghan Chiefs in the Battle of Ghaghra, India.
    1682 King Louis XIV moves his court to Versailles, France.
    1856 U.S. Army troops from Fort Tejon and Fort Miller prepare to ride out to protect Keyesville, California, from Yokut Indian attack.
    1861 Arkansas becomes the ninth state to secede from the Union.
    1862 Henry David Thoreau dies of tuberculosis at age 44.
    1864 In the second day of the Battle of the Wilderness between Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet is wounded by his own men.
    1877 Chief Crazy Horse surrenders to U.S. troops in Nebraska. Crazy Horse brought General George Custer to his end.
    1937 The dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
    1941 Bob Hope gives his first USO show at California's March Field.
    1942 General Jonathan Wainwright surrenders Corregidor to the Japanese.
    1944 The Red Army besieges and captures Sevastopol in the Crimea.
    1945 Axis Sally makes her final propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
    1954 British runner Roger Bannister breaks the four minute mile.
    1960 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
    1962 The first nuclear warhead is fired from a Polaris submarine.
    1994 The Channel Tunnel linking England to France is officially opened.
    Born on May 6
    973 Henry II, Holy Roman emperor.
    1740 John Penn, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
    1758 Maximilien Robespierre, French revolutionary.
    1840 Frederick William Stowe, son of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
    1856 Robert Edward Peary, arctic explorer and the first man to reach the North Pole.
    1856 Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis.
    1868 Gaston Leroux, French novelist (The Phantom of the Opera).
    1888 Russell Stover, candy manufacturer.
    1895 Rudolph Valentino, actor, film icon.
    1902 Max Ophuls, film director (La Ronde, Lola Montes).
    1915 Orson Welles, actor, director, and writer (Citizen Kane).
    1931 Willie Mays, baseball player.
    1942 Ariel Dorfman, Chilean writer (Death and the Maiden).

Sunday, May 6, 2018:

Saturday, May 5, 2018:
Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Cinco de Mayo 2018 occurs on Saturday, May 5. A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.


Many people outside Mexico mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican independence, which was declared more than 50 years before the Battle of Puebla.

Independence Day in Mexico (Día de la Independencia) is commemorated on September 16, the anniversary of the revolutionary priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s famous “Grito de Dolores” (“Cry of Dolores”), a call to arms that amounted to a declaration of war against the Spanish colonial government in 1810.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018:

We continue to say that we are going to make a lot of changes to this page soon.

Our plans remain the same and we think we will have a workable presentation soon.

Sunday, April 15, 2018:

I apologize that we are not moving with any semblance of speed but eventually we may arrive--who knows??? Work (truthfully there has been little actual work but conceptually the task is buzzing) continues on the items "For Sale" list "COMING SOON"!

Monday, March 12, 2018:

Work continues on the items "For Sale" list "COMING SOON"!

Saturday, February 24, 2018:

Sunday, February 11, 2018:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018:

Elon Musk sends Tesla car to Mars on SpaceX rocket

Helena Horton
6 February 2018
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The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral - REUTERS

Elon Musk has launched a cherry red Tesla car into space with David Bowie’s song Life on Mars playing on repeat.

An estimated half a million people gathered in Florida to watch the launch - the culmination of a plan five years in the making.

Mr. Musk used a super rocket – the Falcon Heavy vehicle – to send the car into orbit around Mars, deploying technology with twice the launching power of any existing rocket, and double that of the Saturn V, which launched the Apollo lunar missions.

Mr. Musk explained that the Roadster "will be in deep space for a billion years or so, if it doesn't blow up on ascent".

His fears were not realised, however, and the rocket successfully took off at 3.45pm local time.

Earlier this week, in a YouTube video to promote the launch, Bowie’s song played as the Falcon Heavy was shown on the launch pad.

The animation showed that during the launch, Falcon Heavy's three first-stage boosters ignite, powering up the booster toward space.

The two side boosters separate and fall away, returning to Earth to land on two SpaceX landing pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Monday, February 5, 2018:

Sunday, February 4, 2018:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018:

I am having a lot of trouble with my learning ability; but what else is new!

There is not a lot of chance that I will catch up today. So onward I will trudge.

I keep telling myself things will get better, but one must remember that everyone lies.

I would like to say I am an exception but that would just be another lie.

Seems there are a lot of them (lies) floating around these days.

Ahh, it will probably be all better tomorrow.


On this day in 1933, President Paul von Hindenburg names Adolf Hitler, leader or fÜhrer of the National Socialist German Workers Party (or Nazi Party), as chancellor of Germany.


1649 King Charles I executed for treason In London, King Charles I is beheaded for treason on January 30, 1649.Charles ascended to the English throne in 1625 following the death of his father, King James I. In the first year of his reign, Charles offended his Protestant subjects by marrying Henrietta Maria, a Catholic French princess.

Monday, January 29, 2018:


U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects first members

On January 29, 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects its first members in Cooperstown, New York: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson.

Friday, January 26, 2018:


The first 736 convicts banished from England to Australia land in Botany Bay. Over the next 60 years, approximately 50,000 criminals were transported from Great Britain to the “land down under,” in one of the strangest episodes in criminal-justice history. The accepted wisdom of the upper and ruling classes in 18th...

Thursday, January 25, 2018:

Cold War

In a long interview with visiting American attorney Marshall MacDuffie, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev adopts a friendly attitude toward the United States and indicates that he believes President Dwight Eisenhower is sincere in his desire for peace.


Saturday, January 20, 2018:

1841 China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War

Thursday, January 11, 2018:

  • 1964 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry that smoking may be hazardous

Wednesday, January 10, 2018:

Happy Birthday Angela Yvette Simmons

I am a truly blessed father to have such a wonderful Daughter!

I wish you the very best and I love you so very much.

I pray for you and all your loved ones Fantastic health, prosperity and happiness forever.




Wednesday, December 20, 2017:

And on it goes

Merry Christmas and Season Greetings to Everyone.


health wealth and happiness



Tuesday, November 28, 2017:

Happy Birthday Ronald Cory Cate

Wishing you and all of yours all good things going forward and getting better every day.

We won't mention what birthday this is!

The new math has me all confused anyway!

Happy Birthday



Monday, October 2, 2017:


Sunday, October 1, 2017:


Maria hit 13 days ago. Less than half of the Puerto Rico National Guard is on duty Thursday September 28, 2017

For Reference

8 p.m. Tuesday September 19, 2017

  • The outer bands of the then-Category 5 hurricane first touch Puerto Rico.
  • This following the devastating Hurricane Irma; the eye of that storm just missed Puerto Rico passing 50 miles north on Sept. 6, still wreaking havoc to the island with high water wave damage of coastal communities and knocking out power to about 40 % of the island residents.


Timeline of the storm

  • 8 p.m. Tuesday September 19, 2017
    • The outer bands of the then-Category 5 hurricane first touch Puerto Rico.
    • High winds and rain pummel the country. At its peak, Maria had sustained winds of at least 175 mph.
  • 5 a.m. Wednesday September 20, 2017
    • Maria's winds weaken to 155 mph, prompting the hurricane to be downgraded from a Category 5 to a 4.
    • The storm's center is about 50 miles southeast of the capitol, San Juan.
  • 6:35 a.m. Wednesday September 20, 2017
    • Hurricane Maria makes landfall at Yabucoa.
    • The storm, which is larger than the size of the entire island, is moving across Puerto Rico at 10 mph.
  • 9 a.m. Wednesday September 20, 2017
    • Maria's eye, or its center, passes west-southwest of San Juan. It will take hours to move over Puerto Rico, according to the hurricane center.
  • Wednesday night September 20, 2017
    • Even when the eye of the storm leaves land, Puerto Rico will be impacted for hours because its outer bands will still be over the island. The last outer band is expected to move off the island by 8 or 9 p.m.

Friday, September 29, 2017:

Judy's Birthday today;


From Bennie & Cort:

Sept. 29, 1944; San Francisco, CA.

Jay and Kathy, our next door neighbors, want to take Judy to dinner and we are going to meet them at Olive Garden SLO @ 4:15 PM.

First Judy has to get her glasses adjusted at Costco and I need to look again for a finish application for the old redwood deck rails and lumber on the rear of our house.

So here is wishing any visitor a very happy and fun weekend as well as for all the days to come.

Thursday, September 21, 2017:

Nothing is slowing down here; 3 months + 10 days to 2018

Time and age has definitely had an effect on me in several ways. Physically, of course, the body, simply enough, keeps changing with the effects of time and the change of habits, diet and exercise.

Thinking I should have items for sale listed by the end of the week

I am also looking for a catalog theme that I can employ here.

Sunday, September 17, 2017:

Wedding Danielle Stader and Christian White

My Niece was married today at the Loomis Barn on Huasna Road out near Huasna. For those who don't know, Huasna is a small community East of Arroyo Grande about 18 miles. I have not been to Huasna community center for some years and do not for sure know what all is there still. I am sure the old Huasna School is still there and there may be a civic building but I do not recall one. Seems I recall a library of sorts and maybe a post office??? I know plenty of people that do know and perhaps I will have one of them refresh my memory and post more info later. There is not an abundance of easily accessible information regarding the history and the people there have long sought to protect their privacy and keep information very low, even secretive.

I have a ton of work to do on y house and yard plans and hope to make a dent there this coming week.

Too, I have much to do with the selling of my business inventory and tools in that I have no children interested in the opportunity lying here waiting for them.

Saturday, September 16, 2017:

On a new install of Win 10

My Niece is getting married today! Here is wishing all the best to Danielle and Christian.

AutoCAD is still a bit of a problem.

Keep plugging away and maybe we will get there.

Thursday, August 31, 2017:

Some Progress; Still have a couple of issues!

I hope that sometime today I will get a chance to work on the last issues that I think I have a handle on now finally.

AutoCAD is still a bit of a problem.

Keep plugging away and maybe we will get there.

Sunday, August 27, 2017:

I have Malwarebytes working again but the Rout err, Asus RT-AC68U is giving some problems I think although it may be that the problem spawns from somewhere else. The HDD, Maxtor, that is connected via USB 2 to the router is not showing the files deep in the Dir Tree and many folders are merely marked '(null)'. I dismounted the drive and connected it to the computer directly and I have access to all the files correctly there/here.

I am too tired to continue working on it tonight and will come back tomorrow.

Now the test is going to be if I can access to update with this file. Proof will be in the website.

AutoCAD is still the big problem.


Friday, August 25, 2017

I did make some progress today getting the crap off this machine although I have not identified the offenders absolutely.

So wit the results I have now I am not, at least at this point, reinstalling windows 10. But for sure Autocad is not working and I will have to deal with that problem tomorrow.

The biggest (to me) single problem is that my AutoCAD program is not working and even with a reinstall I am unable to get it functional again as of right now. I am working on it and expect to have it operational real soon. I will report on the steps I take to achieve the necessary goal in some of out, hopefully, later happy reports.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Malware situation is still affecting my ability to move forward with the plans I have.

I have resisted reinstalling Windows 10 but if I continue to make no progress will have to reassess the option.

The biggest (to me) single problem is that my AutoCAD program is not working and even with a reinstall I am unable to get it functional again as of right now. I am working on it and expect to have it operational real soon.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I recently got some serious Malware in my computer and it is really taxing my patience in attempting to repair/recover.

I think I have some ideas on what to use here going forward; I mean about how I want to use the website.

I do not know what the actual format of the site will be.

If you visit this site I do apologize that I have poorly maintained it and I do promise to attempt to make amendes very soon.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

It has been an unusual amount of time since I last posted and this visit is short too.

As soon as I can get a day or two I will get some info posted here.

I do not know what the actual format of the site will be.

If you visit this site I do apologize that I have poorly maintained it and I do promise to attempt to make amendes very soon.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Easter to everyone. Hope that you had a good relation with the Easter bunny and enjoyed an all around happy day.


Easter is the second best-selling candy holiday in America, after Halloween. Among the most popular sweet treats associated with this day are chocolate eggs, which date back to early 19th century Europe. Eggs have long been associated with Easter as a symbol of new life and Jesus’ resurrection.

For the past decade, the top-selling non-chocolate Easter candy has been the marshmallow Peep, a sugary, pastel-colored confection. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based candy manufacturer Just Born (founded by Russian immigrant Sam Born in 1923) began selling Peeps in the 1950s. The original Peeps were handmade, marshmallow-flavored yellow chicks, but other shapes and flavors were later introduced, including chocolate mousse bunnies.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The following, link, is interesting information from the Mayo Clinic.

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Treatment goals are to manage the condition causing your neuropathy and to relieve symptoms. If your lab tests indicate no underlying condition, your doctor might recommend watchful waiting to see if your neuropathy improves.


Besides medications used to treat conditions associated with peripheral neuropathy, medications used to relieve peripheral neuropathy signs and symptoms include:

  • Pain relievers. Over-the-counter pain medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, can relieve mild symptoms. For more-severe symptoms, your doctor might prescribe painkillers.

    Medications containing opioids, such as tramadol (Conzip, Ultram) or oxycodone (Oxycontin, Roxicodone, others), can lead to dependence and addiction, so these drugs generally are prescribed only when other treatments fail.

  • Anti-seizure medications. Medications such as gabapentin (Gralise, Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica), developed to treat epilepsy, may relieve nerve pain. Side effects can include drowsiness and dizziness.
  • Topical treatments. Capsaicin cream, which contains a substance found in hot peppers, can cause modest improvements in peripheral neuropathy symptoms. You might have skin burning and irritation where you apply the cream, but this usually lessens over time. Some people, however, can't tolerate it.

    Lidocaine patches are another treatment you apply to your skin that might offer pain relief. Side effects can include drowsiness, dizziness and numbness at the site of the patch.

  • Antidepressants. Certain tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, doxepin and nortriptyline (Pamelor), have been found to help relieve pain by interfering with chemical processes in your brain and spinal cord that cause you to feel pain.

    The serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor duloxetine (Cymbalta) and the extended-release antidepressant venlafaxine (Effexor XR) also might ease the pain of peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes. Side effects may include dry mouth, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, decreased appetite and constipation.


Various therapies and procedures might help ease the signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Electrodes placed on the skin deliver a gentle electric current at varying frequencies. TENS should be applied for 30 minutes daily for about a month.
  • Plasma exchange and intravenous immune globulin. These procedures, which help suppress immune system activity, might benefit people with certain inflammatory conditions.

    Plasma exchange involves removing your blood, then removing antibodies and other proteins from the blood and returning the blood to your body. In immune globulin therapy, you receive high levels of proteins that work as antibodies (immunoglobulins).

  • Physical therapy. If you have muscle weakness, physical therapy can help improve your movements. You may also need hand or foot braces, a cane, a walker, or a wheelchair.
  • Surgery. If you have neuropathies caused by pressure on nerves, such as pressure from tumors, you might need surgery to reduce the pressure.

Alternative medicine

Some people with peripheral neuropathy try complementary treatments for relief. Although researchers haven't studied these techniques as thoroughly as they have most medications, the following therapies have shown some promise:

  • Acupuncture. Inserting thin needles into various points on your body might reduce peripheral neuropathy symptoms. You might need multiple sessions before you notice improvement. Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a certified practitioner using sterile needles.
  • Alpha-lipoic acid. This has been used as a treatment for peripheral neuropathy in Europe for years. Discuss using alpha-lipoic acid with your doctor because it can affect blood sugar levels. Other side effects can include stomach upset and skin rash.
  • Herbs. Certain herbs, such as evening primrose oil, might help reduce neuropathy pain in people with diabetes. Some herbs interact with medications, so discuss herbs you're considering with your doctor.
  • Amino acids. Amino acids, such as acetyl-L-carnitine, might benefit people who have undergone chemotherapy and people with diabetes. Side effects might include nausea and vomiting.

Thursday April 5, 2017

Top 5 Nerve Pain Supplements of 2017: Which Brands Think You're Stupid?

Go to this site for information that may be helpful to those suffering with Peripheral Neuropathy.

Tuesday March 14, 2017

More on Peripheral Neuropathy

Symptoms and causes


Every nerve in your peripheral system has a specific function, so symptoms depend on the type of nerves affected. Nerves are classified into:

  • Sensory nerves that receive sensation, such as temperature, pain, vibration or touch, from the skin
  • Motor nerves that control muscle movement
  • Autonomic nerves that control functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, digestion and bladder

Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy might include:

  • Gradual onset of numbness, prickling or tingling in your feet or hands, which can spread upward into your legs and arms
  • Sharp, jabbing, throbbing, freezing or burning pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Lack of coordination and falling
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis if motor nerves are affected

If autonomic nerves are affected, signs and symptoms might include:

  • Heat intolerance and altered sweating
  • Bowel, bladder or digestive problems
  • Changes in blood pressure, causing dizziness or lightheadedness

Peripheral neuropathy can affect one nerve (mononeuropathy), two or more nerves in different areas (multiple mononeuropathy) or many nerves (polyneuropathy). Carpal tunnel syndrome is an example of mononeuropathy. Most people with peripheral neuropathy have polyneuropathy.

When to see a doctor

Seek medical care right away if you notice unusual tingling, weakness or pain in your hands or feet. Early diagnosis and treatment offer the best chance for controlling your symptoms and preventing further damage to your peripheral nerves.



Not a single disease, peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage caused by a number of conditions. Causes of neuropathies include:

  • Alcoholism. Poor dietary choices made by people with alcoholism can lead to vitamin deficiencies.
  • Autoimmune diseases. These include Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and necrotizing vasculitis.
  • Diabetes. More than half the people with diabetes develop some type of neuropathy.
  • Exposure to poisons. Toxic substances include heavy metals or chemicals.
  • Medications. Certain medications, especially those used to treat cancer (chemotherapy), can cause peripheral neuropathy.
  • Infections. These include certain viral or bacterial infections, including Lyme disease, shingles, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis C, leprosy, diphtheria and HIV.
  • Inherited disorders. Disorders such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are hereditary types of neuropathy.
  • Trauma or pressure on the nerve. Traumas, such as from motor vehicle accidents, falls or sports injuries, can sever or damage peripheral nerves. Nerve pressure can result from having a cast or using crutches or repeating a motion such as typing many times.
  • Tumors. Growths, cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign), can develop on the nerves or press nerves. Also, polyneuropathy can arise as a result of some cancers related to the body's immune response. These are a form of paraneoplastic syndrome.
  • Vitamin deficiencies. B vitamins — including B-1, B-6 and B-12 — vitamin E and niacin are crucial to nerve health.
  • Bone marrow disorders. These include abnormal protein in the blood (monoclonal gammopathies), a form of bone cancer (osteosclerotic myeloma), lymphoma and amyloidosis.
  • Other diseases. These include kidney disease, liver disease, connective tissue disorders and an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism).


Friday March 3, 2017

An Effort to Clarify Last Few Reports

Obviously I am no scholar so my explanation(s) may go wanting. The word I used below, "litness", is not correct for my intended meaning; (I added this statement(s) to clarify what actually happened some days after the fact...) actually, according to Merriam-Webster, it (litness) is not even a word. The word "lit" is a word according to Merriam-Webster and others. The word, "litmus", is more closely aligned to what I intended to allude to. As I search a little further I am finding some interesting writing about the thought. It includes the word, vet or vetting, and it is a little lacking in circumspect to say the least.

Having said that I need to complain about this being March already! How long are we going to put up with this speeding universe? Is there no speed limit? I am absolutely not ready for March; in fact I think we are several years off what the correct date should be and I am thinking something more like 1995 or so..... but here we are.

Too, there has been an issue with the host of this website,, they had me shut down. They did the same thing last year I believe but when I called this time they were able to get me back running quickly. T think the problem is with the billing; I had a credit card due to expire soon or had already expired and that may have been the underlying cause although there is no indication of that on the host site or in my account information.

I want to add more content on the health issues and will attempt to get something of value going in that category right away.

Sunday February 19, 2017

More on Words and later on Health

So I got a little off base on what I thought was a 'litness test' and I thought that was about checking a persons background to see if they are suitable for a particular job or task; similar or the same as is "vetting" and I only know "vetting" because it is used so frequently in the political arena.

Saturday February 11, 2017

A Little More on Health

Once again I have let this page go without attention for too long.

I have begun to have more health issues; So far in my life I have been very fortunate with my health but apparently that too is going to fit in the "nothing lasts forever" category. So for now I will post a few things from time to time that I have read and see how it goes.

What Does It Mean When My Heart Skips a Beat?

"Why does my heart skip a crazy beat?" Maybe it’s love, like Diana Ross sings about.

Most of the time, a fast-beating, pounding, or skipping heart isn't reason to worry. But sometimes these palpitations can be signs of trouble.

Many say a palpitation feels like a heaviness in the chest, head, or even the neck. Sometimes there’s a flip-flopping in the chest, or the heart may stop or skip for a brief second.

Do You Need to Call 911?

The answer is yes when you're also having shortness of breath, severe chest pain, heavy sweating, and dizziness, or you feel like you're going to pass out. You might be having a heart attack.

Don't drive yourself to the hospital. Let the ambulance come to you. Paramedics can begin treatment as soon as they arrive. You’all get help sooner than if you go to the ER on your own.

Do You Need to See a Doctor?

Yes, if your pulse is more than 100 beats per minute and you've not been exercising and don't have a fever.

Yes, too, if you have:

Could It Be AFib?

Possibly. Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat.

Cells in your heart make electric signals that cause your ticker to pump at a regular pace.

If you have AFib, your heart's two small upper chambers (the atria) don't beat normally. Instead they beat too fast, with the electric signals triggered from different parts of the chambers. That causes a rapid thumping in your chest. You may also have dizziness, sweating, chest pain, or shortness of breath. Or, you might not have any symptoms.

You can manage AFib with your doctor's help. But if you don't get it treated, you’re at risk for a serious blood clot or a stroke.

Ask your doctor to check you for the condition if you think you might have it.

Friday January 20, 2017

Peripheral Neuropathy

Neuropathy is the term used to describe a problem with the nerves, usually the 'peripheral nerves' as opposed to the 'central nervous system' (the brain and spinal cord). Neuropathy is seen with a number of different underlying medical conditions. Mar 18, 2016. Peripheral: Situated away from the center, as opposed to centrally located. For example, peripheral vision means the type of vision that allows one to see objects that are not in the center of one's visual field. The word "peripheral" comes from the Greek "peripheria" ("peri-", around or about + "pherein", to bear, carry). An IV (intravenous) catheter is a peripheral line.

Thursday January 19, 2017

Slow Moving Group Here

I would really like to report on some new ideas and intended progress but so far I have been unable to get a reasonable direction formulated.

I wanted to add some content tonight but it will not happen. I simply ran out of time. I will find a way to eliminate that from happening at some time in the not distant future.

It bothers me immensely that I cannot solve the problem of my FTP failing to connect using my standard (Charter/Spectrum) ip. I have to go to another machine to connect to my website that is hosted on

Friday January 13, 2017

Friday the 13th it is.

Time is quickly passing as per usual and I am making only a small amount of progress. Of course it would surely be helpful if I knew where I was going. Yes, I do realize that is a sad statement to make and I really would rather not admit to the fact but none the less there it is.

I am working on getting all my page links to work as designed. Also noted I have set up a new format/theme/layout with the three column spread and I am working on making the site responsive. I have a lot to learn and even though I can say I once knew a lot more than I can grasp right now I am just hoping that previous studies will make the relearning a little faster.

Clemson kept pounding away and finally won a really good contest. I did not see the game as I forgot what day I was living in but I heard and read that it was indeed an excellent game; I think the final score (with only one second remaining) put Clemson on top at 35 to 31 but please don't take my word for it as I may be wrong.

Wednesday January 4, 2017

First post of 2017

This past year has literally flown by in my world. What can one say? Welcome to 2017 and I do wish everyone all the best.

Our new congress is in session and operating and we wish and hope that good things happen there. The new administration is only 2 more weeks away officially but seemingly pretty much in force already; there too we wish all the best and hope that this is a good move for America.

Lots of football been taking place and the bid for NCAA # 1 will be decided next Monday the 9th between the same two contestants as was in the last contest, Alabama and Clemson, two fine teams.

How to use this document

Therin lies the problem!

Saturday February 9, 2013...

Top 10 English language oddities


1. “Bookkeeper” is the only word that has three consecutive doubled letters.

2. The two longest words with only one of the six vowels including y are the 15-letter defenselessness and respectlessness.

3. “Forty” is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order. “One” is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.

4. The superlatively long word honorificabilitudinitatibus (27 letters) alternates consonants and vowels.

5. Antidisestablishmentarianism listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, was considered the longest English word for quite a long time, but today the medical term pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is usually considered to have the title, despite the fact that it was coined to provide an answer to the question ‘What is the longest English word?’.

6. “The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.

7. There is only one common word in English that has five vowels in a row: queueing.

8. The two longest words with only one of the six vowels including y are the 15-letter defenselessness and respectlessness.

9. “Asthma” and “isthmi” are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.

10 “Rhythms” is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u.


Monday March 14, 2016:

More on the Jekyll Island Book

The Creature From Jekyll Island

This book is quite large and covers a lot of history. The author makes compelling arguments and comparisons of current and historical events. I have not read the text but have it as an audio-book and I have listened to it at least three times and it is a 24 hour recording. If you are interested it is on Audible.

It is my belief that one should view everything with guarded skepticism. I have been around long enough (really) to have learned something you may or may not have considered, "everyone lies". Hey I just said above that I believed you should view everything with some skepticism, if I believe that everyone lies, and I would bet a whole bunch on it, then of course you must understand that I too can, could and have lied. Enough of that, the point being that we can never believe everything we read, hear, or even see; rest assured that we, each and everyone of us, are charged with doing our own due diligence, so to speak, in all matters.

Oh, as to my editing of the website I have made a little progress but it may be a bit difficult to see. It is a work in progress and I will continue I hope. Most at fault are my drop-down menus above. I am slow at relearning about how to code some of these things and I just hope I am able to eventually prevail. Probably I am the only person that really gives a hoot.

I have a friend who, as a serious hobby, keeps track of the rain for our area; he tells me that we are nearing the 23 inch mark and I think he says that is since October 2015 working on six months and the 23 inch number is what we believe is the expected "average" rainfall for our area specifically Arroyo Grande, California. Please don't quote me or take as gospel the 23 inch number as I am pulling it from my memory and that is stored in a very crowed traffic area and could be totally wrong.

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen denied she was constrained by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank’s recent easing moves.


I am really mixing up content right now but I think I will be able to make it flow some in due course.

How to use this document

Be aware that the CSS for these layouts is heavily commented. If you do most of your work in Design view, have a peek at the code to get tips on working with the CSS for the fixed layouts. You can remove these comments before you launch your site. To learn more about the techniques used in these CSS Layouts, read this article at Adobe's Developer Center -

Clearing Method

Because all the columns are floated, this layout uses a clear:both declaration in the footer rule. This clearing technique forces the .container to understand where the columns end in order to show any borders or background colors you place on the .container. If your design requires you to remove the footer from the .container, you'll need to use a different clearing method. The most reliable will be to add a <br class="clearfloat" /> or <div class="clearfloat"></div> after your final floated column (but before the .container closes). This will have the same clearing effect.

Logo Replacement

An image placeholder was used in this layout in the header where you'll likely want to place a logo. It is recommended that you remove the placeholder and replace it with your own linked logo.

Be aware that if you use the Property inspector to navigate to your logo image using the SRC field (instead of removing and replacing the placeholder), you should remove the inline background and display properties. These inline styles are only used to make the logo placeholder show up in browsers for demonstration purposes.

To remove the inline styles, make sure your CSS Styles panel is set to Current. Select the image, and in the Properties pane of the CSS Styles panel, right click and delete the display and background properties. (Of course, you can always go directly into the code and delete the inline styles from the image or placeholder there.)

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