My current desktop computer system is about seven years old. In the past couple of years, I’ve swapped hard drives and replaced a failing power supply. A couple of month’s ago, I decided to build a new one and started researching. My desktop is used for writing, web-surfing, video streaming, graphics, and occasionally some audio-video … More New Computer Part One
Or why new technology will always have victims The recent announcement of a five million dollar class action lawsuit against Ring and its parent company Amazon, prompted a discussion among family members. The lawsuit claims that Amazon and Ring are blaming owners of the cameras for not creating strong passwords while the plaintiffs claim Ring … More Intellectual Darwinism
Ever read a story and your mind’s eye envisions many scenes as if they were Hollywood major production shots? Your favorites actors pop up and you’re wondering who they are using for stunt doubles? Yeah. That’s how I felt when I opened the first chapter of Bleake’s Geek by Lesli Richardson. I marveled at how … More Review: Bleake’s Geek
I amuse myself from time to time, with drawing house plans. Yes. I’ll admit it. I’m a frustrated architect. Our county has a rule that “accessory homes” aka mother-in-law homes, are limited to 850 square feet. With that restriction, I designed this retirement home. It features 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a stacked washer/dryer pair in … More Retirement Cottage
Way back in October of 2011, my wife and I had the privilege of a short ride through the Pennsylvania fall colors on the East Broad Top narrow gauge railway. I’ve shared a few photos of this place in the past, but had forgotten I had a whole bunch of shots from that trip. The … More East Broad Top Flashback
Aside from a very few individuals that are lucky at games of chance, no one gets rich purely by themselves. Every captain of industry, every Hollywood star, every icon of the sports world, every gifted scientist, and every great author, have earned their fortunes with the assistance of others. I have no problem with folks … More Wealth and Taxes
I just posted a reading and conversation with Dominic Albanese. It’s time well spent with a marvelous story teller.
An established poet by the name of Dominic Albanese has written a book called “Dear Miss B”. It’s not a giant tome but rather, a series of brilliant glimpses into the turmoil of the 60s. While I love epic novels in fiction, I prefer more concise biographical pieces and this fits the bill. I’ve read … More REVIEW: Dear Miss B
Lightfinger, Bigfoot, and Vampire I read a Facebook comment considering the fact that an adventuring party consisting of a Victorian gentleman thief, an old west gunslinger, a disgraced former samurai, and an elderly French pirate was plausible. I took this as an urban fantasy challenge and the following free story is the result. Copyright 2020 … More High Country Curse
Point #1: If EMTs rescue you from a fire, the first thing they do is treat you for smoke inhalation. If you toke a cigarette and exhale, there is a small cloud of smoke. If you take a similar toke on a vape device, the cloud is considerably larger and denser. Point #2: There are … More Opinion: Vaping is Bad!