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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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.


Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany

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.


King Charles I executed for treason

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:


First Australian penal colony established

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
Khrushchev declares that Eisenhower is “striving for peace”

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:


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.

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