Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Netflix profit jumps 45 percent

DVD players and DVD movies are what people use and watch as well as the high definition satellite and cable signals on computers and televisions.
And if the power goes then the writing tablet comes out.
We have gas and water via underground pipes to our home and that will keep us in water and heat to our home. We have candles, beans and rice. so we are set for 3 or 4 days.
We do not have any trees or towers to worry about any more because they are gone.

I am up early and the weather forecast was for icicles and icicles we have. I do not think we going anywhere at this time.
We were supposed to go to the hospital this morning for Motherkitty's checkup.
I hear the sleets falling on the icicles as I speak.

1000 I cleared the bird feeder of icicles and I went out to get the mail. There may be ice underfoot but there is more sleet and with sleet you have traction. It may freeze over overnight and then it will be hard and bumpy; at the moment it is fine to move around in.
2000 The power went out about 9 pm and it came back on at 8:30 pm.
The power went off again at 2045. I am using this laptop on battery power to write. Without electrical power there is no light other than the candles and this white screen. We have burners on in the kitchen on the gas stove and we have windows cracked open in the bedrooms. I will stay up till 0300 while Motherkitty sleeps then I will turn the burners off, close one window and get some sleep. Kitten Yarns (Murray Kentucky) and her mother-in-laws (Paducah Kentucky) power was off. When this battery goes then I will have to write with pen and ink on paper.
10 pm The power is back on.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Google plans to make PCs history

From The Guardian newspaper.
The G-Drive in the Clouds.
I am up early but will soon be back in bed as to not bother Motherkitty who has to be a work at 0800. She is working 8 hour days instead of 4 hour days now.
0830 Motherkitty is not feeling well and we are headed to the doctors office this afternoon.
Intelligence and the power to Influence can be good or dangerous. For those of you that keep in touch with the speed of the Internet can see the power of the new president to talk to all our citizens. He has completely redone the White House web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/
; It is now an interactive page. It also has a weekly Presidential video plus a complaint page. He also created this page: http://recovery.gov/
The Legislative Branch of Government has an interactive web site and it is intelligent and powerful.
Barack Obama is using his online savvy to keep in touch with those folks that elected him. The voice of the people that wanted change, "we the people" are now in the White House.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Go To the White House Web Site

If you go to the White House Web Site you will find that it is easier to tell our congressmen and president what you think.


Our president asked his staff to create this website.

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

Sunday morning and 16 degrees outside and 68 degrees inside our home. Cloudy outside and I awoke stiff and sore and dizzy this morning. I need to stretch those sore muscles and exorcise my neck for the dizziness. Now that the sun is rising the sky looks pink.
I am between paydays and it feels that way (slim pickin's). I am one of those humans that gets pay for the work I have done and now in my elder (67) years the money I saved is given to me by the federal government. I do create websites to supplement my income but that has paid me very little.
I heard a lady say this morning that she could not go out and build roads and I feel the same; these ankles will not stand up for long periods of time.
Motherkitty is off today but goes to work tomorrow.
People that worked for corporations saved their money in accounts the corporations held and when those corporations were sold so was the money. The government did the same but instead of selling the money they moved the money; my retirement fund and social security fund. They placed a note where my funds used to be. Now folks thinks that those notes are promises and can be discarded.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Buena Vista Social Club - Candela

I got the rocking chair fixed and it is solid though it has three plugs in the side of the seat where the screws were put. I will fill these holes with blond southern pine wood paste but it will still look repaired. The only other solution is store bought edge wood laminate.
I also worked outside manhandling the TV tower and I am a little stiff this morning from that chore. I still have to cut the tower from the concrete base and disassemble the twisted antennae.
Tomorrow is Long Haired Daddy's birthday.
The day looks light and cheerful and the temperature is in the mid 40's.
All Motherkitty wants to hear on the radio is music from the 1940's and that is a big change from The Rolling Stones. She does play the Buena Vista Social Club on her way to work.
1200 When Motherkitty left for work I was sanding the underside of the rocking chair. Motherkitty did not say anything but I am sure she was wondering if I was going to refinishing the rocking chair. The rocker has a great old finish that does not need refinishing (cleaning yes but not refinishing). What I was doing was gathering sawdust from the chair to mix with Elmer's glue so when the plugs I filled would dry they would be closer to the chair color (hopefully).

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Birth of Rock N Roll Chuck Berry Lil Richard, Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley - Hey, Bo Diddley and Bo Diddley

Georges Thorogood & The Destroyers, Who Do You Love ?

Johnny Otis
Hand Jive - The Johnny Otis Show

I remember in the 1950's in Alhambra and Temple City watching the local (LA) Spade Cooley Show and the Johnny Otis Show on television. In the late 1950's Betty White (West Coast) had a dance show similar to American Bandstand (East Coast).

Spade Cooley - King of Western Swing

DETOUR by Spade Cooley & His Orchestra


I was up at 0300 and took my medicine, read my emails, MOSTPOSTS, the news and new tech reports.
It is after 0800 and I am just getting up. The weather in my head is sandy and fog. The weather is supposed to get into the 50's today and that sounds great. Maybe I can go out and continue to disassemble the tower and get the antennae to a reasonable size to trash.
I am continuing to work on the rocking chair; most of the fixing has been done and now I am plugging the holes with carpenters glue. I have not tested the stability of the chair yet as the glue and screws are still doing their magic.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Recent House Votes
Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
- Vote Passed (289-139, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill to expand the Children’s Health Insurance Program to cover an estimated total of 11 million children.

Rep. Ed Whitfield voted NO......send e-mail or see bio

Crosby, Stills & Nash 4+20 Suite Judy Blue Eyes

When Motherkitty and I got married I used to sand floors in Cynthiana and Lexington Kentucky. ( The Wood Dust Creature) When we moved to Marion we had no money so we had to find good furniture cheap; so we found a kitchen table with four chairs and two rocking chairs (one for mom nursing and one for baby). I refinished all of the above and they were all in use when our daughter got married (Kitten Yarn). Motherkitty was ready for something new and daughter was having a child. So we donated all of the above to the new growing family until they got around to updating their furnishings. The table and chairs got donated to Hawkins Research in Murray, KY.
When we were at Murray a few days ago the arm of the big rocker loosened up and Kitten Yarn asked me to fix it and I brought it back to Marion.
So today after my NARFE meeting I got started in repairing the big rocker.

From CNN

The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a leader during the civil rights movement and former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, delivered the inaugural ceremony's benediction Tuesday on the west front of the U.S. Capitol.

Reverend Joseph Lowery.

"We truly give thanks for the glorious experience we've shared this day," Lowery, 87, said in delivering the prayer.

He asked that Americans cling to the spirit of fellowship embodied at the inauguration.

"We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right," Lowery said.

Just what did Obama say yesterday? I heard what I wanted to hear. The folks in powerful places did not like what he said. Our military loved what he said. The terrorist in powerful places did not like what he said. Those of us that loved to divide our country could not find the place in his thoughts as to where to divide our country.
Our founding fathers had a thought as to where our nation stood and defined it on paper. Time has fuzzied the lines because of a lot of changes like outlawing slavery, giving women equal thought and vote and giving those that fight wars a vote. We had at that time no political parties. We divided our government into three branches of government.


Note that Democrats, Federalists, Whigs, Republicans, Lobbyists and Unions were not part of the 3 branches. They may be included into the preamble as, "We the people".

Inauguration - Mama Told Me Not To Come

I was overwhelmed by the day yesterday; too too much emotion drained my brain and left me limp. I am up much to early; I have a NARFE meeting at 1100 and our meeting place was closed Monday. Well today is Wednesday maybe the sky will clear and the cloudiness will disappear. I'd better get back to bed.

Mama Told Me Not To Come
written by Randy Newman
and sung by Three Dog Night

Will you have whiskey with your water
Or sugar with your tea?
What are these crazy questions
That they're asking of me?
This is the wildest party that there ever could be
Oh, don't turn on the light 'cause I don't want to see
Mama told me not to come
Mama told me not to come
Mama said, "That ain't no way to have fun"
Open up the window, let some air into this room
I think I'm almost choking on the smell of stale perfume
And that cigarette you're smoking 'bout to scare me half to death
Open up the window, let me catch my breath
The radio is blasting, someone's beating on the door
Our hostess is not lasting - she's out on the floor
I seen so many things here I ain't never seen before
I don't know what it is - but I don't wanna see no more
Mama told me not to come
Mama told me not to come
Mama said, "That ain't no way to have fun"

The Randy Newman Writing Style

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

0800 Big flakes of snow are falling as I speak; Motherkitty asked me last night what the weather forecast for our coummunity would be? And I said, " It is going to be clear and cold."
1215 The snow is gone and we have a new president. That is our son in the dark shirt and his high school friend in white.
Motherkitty is up early watching CNN. The inauguration crowds are already in place and with temperatures in the 20's history is going to show some frostbite on someone ears twenty years from now. I hope they brought some blankets and battery operated leg warmers.
It is 20 degrees here at home in Marion Kentucky.
I have been slowly staying up later trying to adjust my schedule so that I quit getting up at 0300. I got up at 0400 this morning some things are getting better.
We spent the day with Kitten Yarn and family and the big thing yesterday was getting Little Sister some Shoe Laces. We walked into Walmart with her laces flopping on the floor. I did my home work and measured her old laces (48") and decided that they were a foot too long. So I kept repeating to my self and the girls that 48" was 4 feet. Four feet minus one foot is three feet. (3'). I asked the girls if the cats had 3 feet. They said, "N0!" I asked them to count the cats feet and they realized that by counting to four they had to travel by 3. So we made a big deal of not 4 feet but 3 feet for her laces. When we got the shoe department at Walmart we removed "Little Sisters" sneakers with her long long laces and with each of us with a task we removed the long long laces from her sneakers as I grabbed a set of 36" (3feet) laces from the display. The first set was white with red hearts and the second choice was something like strawberry shortcake. Well the strawberry shortcake won so the team replaced her laces in her sneakers and believe it or not they looked perfect and did not flop on the department store floor.
We ate lunch at a Pizza place that has those play areas with those colored balls that children jump into. We spent two hours at the pizza place eating, talking and playing. Long Hair Daddy said to call when we got close to the Pizza place so we called. His phone would not ring on our end and his end. Kitten Yarn called the service but there was no answer on the Holiday.

Happy Birthday Gil

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Nelson Family

Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Nelson

David Nelson

Ricky Nelson

Tracy Nelson

The Nelsons Matthew and Gunnar

The Nelsons Matthew, Sam and Gunnar

Jimmie Rodgers - Honeycomb - 45 rpm

Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town (1958)

Sandy's Birthday

This photo was taken by Sandy of Gilbert on the Licking River in Kentucky just below Jimmy and Sandy's cabin high above the Licking River in Kentucky.
Gilbert was traveling with his buddy across the United States in a "VW Bug" with huge speakers in the back window.
Some of you did not get to see these photos. This is a wonderful slice of life in Berea Kentucky.
The photos of Sandy's birthday were taken by Motherkitty.
Gil's Birthday is Tomorrow.

Family Photo

I did not like the way our Family Photo page got skewed so I went in and changed it. In doing so I think I repeated some images. I also learned something new (adding more table to the bottom of the the present table). I normally just added another table; that did not work and created the problem.
We have a dusting of snow on the ground and the temperature is hovering in the upper 20's.
I heard this morning young college students asking questions about Barack Obama on C-Spans Question and Answers. As they asked a question the moderator asked them what they thought about their question. They all answered their question with new hope as a new idealism was going into the White House. There was hope in their answers. One young man said that the new president was changing the way we think as a nation. We were going from a government that did not believe in a government (less government in Washington D.C.) to a government of "We the People" meaning that each one of us was the government of these United States.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I have been up since about 0200; ever since Motherkitty was getting up early and going to bed early I have followed suit. Now my schedule is way off as I continue to rise early as she has changed her schedule to day light working hours.
"We need a new declaration of independence -- independence from ideology and small mindedness," Obama said, in kicking off his 137-mile, all-day journey from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. "With this election, you provided once more that people who love this country can change it."

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Gil has a birthday coming up and it will certainly be overshadowed by the coronation of Barack Obama.
0700 This the 2nd morning in a row where we have had pink, blue and gray skies in the morning. I think the red sky in the morning thought does not apply as I assumed it would.
Motherkitty is working more eight hour days so she has more money to spend as she pleases. She enjoys meeting people at work even though she does not like the standing part of her job. That is something that my body can not endure at all, I can stand and walk maybe 40 minutes before I am done. The long walks across the dam on rocks, 11 flights of stairs and slick ice have pretty well done me in; I can ride a bike forever with little problem so my stamina and heart are strong.
This photo was taken about the time I took my physical as to complete my application for a government job at the lock and dams on the Ohio River. When I took my physical the doctor took my pulse and it was 40 beats per minute at rest; he had me do sits and jog for a few minutes; took my pulse then let me rest for a minute then he took my pulse again and again it was just 40 beats per minute. I was cool and calm just a few months off the commune.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Safety Reliability Methods

Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III

Safety Reliability Methods, Inc. Founder. Recognized pioneer and expert in Safety, High Performance, High Reliability, Leadership and Culture Change. Airline Pilot, Conference Speaker, Guest Speaker and Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley.

We start the new year with good luck and intelligence.

I would like to congratulate Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger on doing everything right and having good luck at the same time.

Methane on Mars

The Coronation of King Richard

My sister reminded me of the cost of our next coranation and it was large. $150,000,000
Big bucks for tax payers she said.
What is a person such as Obama to do, skip the Martin Luther Speech (JFK speech).

Famous Quotes by a President:
Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.

We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.

In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression--everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way--everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want--which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants--everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear--which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression gainst any neighbor--anywhere in the world.

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.

In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up - or else we all go down.

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.

If you treat people right they will treat you right -- ninety percent of the time.

If I were starting life over again, I am inclined to think that I would go into the advertising business in preference to almost any other. The general raising of the standards of modern civilization among all groups of people during the past half century would have been impossible without the spreading of the knowledge of higher standards by means of advertising.

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

After going to the doctor yesterday who told me to lose weight we went to Murray Kentucky in our red truck to return a mattress Kitten Yarn had loaned us for the Holidays. When we got there we all went out to lunch at a local Mexican Restaurant. I had my favorite fancy burritos while Motherkitty hunt and picked at the menu at something different and good. Most Mexican Restaurants in the United States have the same ingredient in most of their dishes (hamburger meat); I avoid this by going strait for the sizzling fajita of meat, chicken, shrimp and create my own burritos.
I told Motherkitty that we could open up a taco stand here in Kentucky and make a fortune with her tacos. Mom makes the best tacos in the states. Simple just like hamburgers.
After lunch we went shopping since Motherkitty and Kitten Yarn each got paid. I got a set of brass hinges (for a jewelry box that Talon tore apart) and a hard block of bird food for the woodpecker in Kitten Yarns tree which I put up as soon as we got back to Kitten Yarns. It had a steel chain so soft that it was useless (Made in China - so it fell apart (it fell on Eliana's head)) so I had to resort to a small bungee cord I had in the red truck to hang the hard brick of Wood Pecker food.
Eliana is having a Monkey Party in March so Motherkitty bought a handful of Monkeys for the party. We had a tie down net in the back of the red truck to hold the monkeys until we got home last night.
Today Motherkitty will wash her clothes for work and take it easy for the day. She enjoys meeting people in the check out lines at Wal Mart. I will fix the jewelry box.
0730 It is 4 degrees upfront and 9 degrees out back. That is cold and if you do not have any wood burning in the coal stove you have frozen pipes.
I took a nap at 0530 and listened to "Mitch" McConnell, Barack Obama then C-Span before rising out of bed and loading the dish washer.
While at Kitten Yarns I proposed that Dancer Girl (seven) learn to do laundry which took glances and frowns from Motherkitty and Kitten Yarn. I figured intelligence is intelligence. I remember my step mother Margie having me do chores in 1950 and then later when my sister came to live with us that she had to do chores too. She came to live with us when my dad's mother died (1952 (Natallia)) in San Gabriel.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Support organic living and gardening

100 Ways to Save The Environment
David Suzuki
Earth Cycle Report - A place to start
Eco-Farm: California dreaming Grist
Food Gristmill

I Heart Farms
Journey to Forever
Loon Commons: Dedicated to Protecting and Restoring Minnesota’s Environment - Food and Sustainable Agriculture
Midwest Organic & Sustainable
Organic Gardening
Organic Gardening News
Sustainable Table Blog

The Organic Consumers Association
The Wonderful Mind of Man
Tolstoy Farm Organic Since 1963

Crittenden County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community

Crittenden County High School Advance PE

I am up early this morning to go get a physical at my local doctor's clinic. When I was employed by the Federal Government we got thorough physicals every two years. I fasted last night and now this morning early it is blood work with an appointment later this morning for the exam. Since it is my doctor he knows all my bruises and kinks just by the nature of seeing me quite often throughout the year. When my dizzy spells got worse he sent me to a specialist where I did get my hearing checked and my ears examined and cleaned. Last year I had a thorough eye examination at Motherkitty's eye specialist. Every two years I get an upper and lower GI. My main concern is my blood work.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Bobby Darin - Splish Splash

If I were a carpenter - Bobby Darin

Jim Croce - Operator

Fats Domino - I'm In Love Again

Outside it is 25 degrees and a heavy frost up front and 28 degrees out back. At one time a few years ago I thought that the difference in the temperature was the thermometer but I was wrong when I used two different thermometers over four days and I received the same results. In front (north) of our home it is always two or three degrees colder than the back (south) of our home.
I awoke last night to take my medicine and confronted a new full grown cat with a red collar in our hallway. The cat freaked and climbed the curtains when it saw me. I told it to go out but it just ran in circles trying to leave. I finally had to open the slider and shooed the cat into the dinning area where it ran outside.
This photo is not the cat; it just a cute photo.
Tonight is our Crittenden County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community meeting. It is at the Crittenden Health Systems Education Classroom (modular bldg. behind the hospital) Click to See Map to Location.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


My daughter brought up an interesting idea on her website and I thought of Israel and Las Vegas.
I also looked up how plants live in the desert. I found this article.
Israel and Las Vegas want the land to flower and produce food so they found ways to keep water from evaporating.
What I wrote about water: http://laurelrose.com/WATER2.HTM

Saturday, January 10, 2009

50 degrees, gray and overcast, the trees are brown skeletons in my morning view.
The Kentucky Basketball team plays today at 1:00 pm central time then we have two pro football playoff games to watch.

We spent the day at Hopkinsville, KY yesterday. Motherkitty had a checkup and we also changed the vans oil while there.
Motherkitty bought me a kit to fix our leaking wash basin faucet. I will wait until Monday for that chore so if the house implodes while I am fixing the faucet we have some local stores open for advice.
Motherkitty had to send everyone her work schedule so that when they want to talk to her she will be available to talk to them.
I am hearing "Cruising Down the River" by Jack Smith. When I was young my cousin Annette had Scarlet Fever while at my grandmothers home (I was staying there) in Pasadena. All the grown-ups were standing around the bed watching the doctor (they made house calls then) tend to my cousin. Everyone was so busy that they forgot to notice me standing at the foot of the bed; when they finally saw me it was too late and I was placed in another room (my uncle Sam's and Rudy's room ). Our home was quarantined. Anyway I did suffer from the Scarlet Fever but I got to look out the window and listen to music on the radio (which I did not remember doing before that time). The songs played over and over so some songs became very familiar. That is why I mentioned the song above.

forever changing headline

Probably the most annoying thing on online newspapers and websites is the forever changing headline photo or story. When I wanted to find an example nothing changed but I think you know what I am saying.
Example 1 forever changing Example 2

Friday, January 9, 2009

Olympics - Western movies

The Coasters - Along Came Jones (1965)

The Cadillacs - Speedoo

Five Satins - In the Still of the Night

Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall In Love

Bright Idea

Maybe one solution is Microsoft who could ask $30.00 for the new Operating System and still make a profit.

8% Savings Account

I noticed the other day that my insurance company is giving back some of the money it collected. I got benefits for my money. I have not been happy with big corporate insurance companies taking my money and making me insurance poor.
Is some other business going to give back to the people of their country?
I think this is the case and it is happening as I speak. Maybe one solution is Microsoft who could ask $30.00 for the Office Program and still make a profit.
Can you think of some other corporation that could sell their product cheap and still be "In the Black".
Maybe a bank could offer us 8% on our savings accounts and not build that new drive-thru.
I made a sacrifice and it is time for corporate America to do their part.
Maybe Walmart could buy American for a year then give the world a chance to get their act together.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Never Ending Song Of Love- Delaney And Bonnie-1971

"When The Battle Is Over" Delaney & Bonnie (Bramlett)

Delaney, Bonnie & Friends - Comin' Home

Judy Collins - Someday Soon

Ian Tyson Sylvia Fricker Judy Collins "Someday Soon" live

Judy Collins, Steven Stills "Someday Soon"

Judy Collins In My Life

The Beatles - In My Life

Judy Collins & Leonard Cohen - Suzanne

Suzanne written by Leonard Cohen

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.

And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said "All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them"
But he himself was broken
Long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone
And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think maybe you'll trust him
For he's touched your perfect body with his mind.

Now Suzanne takes your hand
And she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she's touched your perfect body with her mind.

Rod Stewart-Maggie May

Rod Stewart & Faces - You Wear It Well (1974)

James Brown & Pavarotti
I updated my Coalition website this morning and I added some more links to my homepage which none of you have seen. I created this page because iGoogle got to clunky. People that create these fast loading web pages always want to add more fluff and soon the sight become slow and clunky.
(Windows did this with all their software.)
My homepage (access page to the Internet).
I was awake at 0330 and up at 0400; I meant to go back to bed after I took my medicine but I never did. So I worked on my websites.
About the image above: I wanted to convey an automobile with just one line which I did. Then I added a windshield, exhaust pipes, head lights, tail lights, a picture frame and bumpers.

Crittenden County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community

I create websites and this is one website I did not mind creating. The Coalition gave a speech at our Local 1373 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting in 2007 and I was impressed and wanted to help. Our Local Chapter 1373 did not any money to donate so I created the website above for them. So we at Local Chapter 1373 have created a website for the Crittenden County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community.
I also created a website about Wicket Lock and Dam 50 which is also sponsored by Local Chapter 1373.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

1985 Chicago Bears - Superbowl Shuffle

University of Utah Football

I saw University of Utah Football team play Alabama and I looked at their schedule and I say they are now the number one football team in the country. "13" wins and "0" loses makes sense with their schedule.

Oboe Concerto in A Minor by CPE Bach

I just heard "Oboe Concerto in A Minor" by Bach on our XM Music Station and I could not believe how difficult a piece it is to play; even the oboist I heard playing it was struggling to get it right. He did and it sounded great.
The reason I bring it up is that Motherkitty was getting ready for work and she said, "Do you remember this?" I was not listening very carefully but when I did I realized that Kitten Yarn had played this music at her recital in Murray.
I tried finding it on you tube but it was not available.

Obama offers CNN's Gupta US surgeon general post

Sanjay Gupta Bio
I think this is a good choice. I see nothing but good in the doctor. It is time for some coffee. I hear music blasting out of Motherkitty's computer. She watches a lot of videos.
I am up early today.
Our health insurance this year (2009) offered generic online drugs to us for $0.00 for the first five prescriptions and $10.00 for the rest of the years prescriptions. So Motherkitty and I are headed to our doctors office to make sure our prescriptions are generic. That will save us a lot of dough.
I think I will ask him for a appointment for a physical this year too; the last one I had was when I was working.
Motherkitty is up now.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Last night it rained while temperature hovered around the freezing point. My daughter Kitten Yarn said that icicles were hanging from her trees in her yard(about 1700); when she told me this I looked out here in Marion and I saw maybe a dusting of haze. Now this morning we do have some icicles but the temperature is 35 degrees so the melting of ice will be fast. Motherkitty went to work yesterday evening about 1700 and worked until 2100; then shopped and came home and she no problem with ice.
Motherkitty's van got hit by a rock on her windshield a few days ago and the glass man is coming by this morning to replace the windshield; to keep the weather out of the van I will put it in our garage while he changes it.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Backing up your blog

The best way I know how to Back-Up a blog is to first archive the blog by weeks. Then you save your blog by your last week (Save-Page-As).

Cream - Sunshine of your Love


Cream White Room (Royal Albert Hall May, '05)

Influence and Attitude

Influence and Attitude are words that we use to place a view into the minds of our being and others. The folks that see only words written 1000 years ago should comprehend the value of today's spirituality. We have learned a lot in 5000 years of religious history and most of that understanding is right before our eyes.
All of us have placed a drop of ourselves on this planet; be it mental or physical; we cannot no matter how we try to remove our being or thought from this planet.
Remember the planet uses us just as much as we use the planet; that is one intelligence we hardly ever recognize.
That is why a love song is part of my environment.

A love song for you - Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

It is time to see the women.
The monk read his scripture on the pulpit and the merry maid toils in the kitchen.
They are both beings on the planet earth and each one is working for the good in society.
She toils in the kitchen and he works in the garden.
He wears robes like a monk and she wears linen to bed.
Why does society remember what he wrote and worship his glossy script and we forget why she toiled in the kitchen.
They each knew the same god.
Is her only burden a vessel for humanity?
Where is her pedestal?
Does she write her laws or values or does she just chant the old scripture that he wrote with grace?
She worships the monk's songs while the maid still toils upstairs.
It is time to value her word as Gods.
It is time to see the women.
Am I on a spiritual quest?
No I do not think so.
Am I in a constant state of euphoria?
Sometimes I say yes and sometimes I say no.
In general I am there.
I guess that means no.

I would hope that this site does help in your knowledge of the unknown. Should there be a step-by-step guide on this site to reach the levels of bliss that we should encounter?
No I do not think so.
I think that all of us encounter that level in life itself at one time or another.
My favorite encounter is seeing the other person with the same equality and saying so. I would like to think that there is an easy answer to seeking the truth. The truth is always there the hard part is seeing it.
My first web page was the view of the ocean at some remote beach.
It revealed the beauty of life and the quest of man to stand by the ocean and marvel at that moment.
I figured if I showed you that scene then you would see the beauty of life and
all your troubles would be minor.
Or if I told you about the women that had loved me at some time then maybe you could understand that love and
it would make your day a blissful blessing.
But I realize that life is not so simple as telling you that life is grand and that the angel is there over
your shoulder guiding you toward bliss. What was so great about the sixties was the fact that each person encountered in our steps through life was told how wonderful life was. We were seen and we saw the person or life before us. That each of us was standing in that place provided by life and
those folks in the sixties were there with you as guides reflecting the values that were supposed to be on display. That state of mind is missing in our layered society today.
The haves and the have-nots of this world and their colors that layer our society mostly laugh and see nothing.
I do see at that level of euphoria but it does not show through in my every day life.
I know that Jesus walked in that state of euphoria and was bright enough to verbally say it.
Buddha sought it and found it.
They are well documented.
Hopefully the 1960's will be documented in the same light.
Well here's hoping that you have a good day and see whatever guides you to be great.

The High Cost of Living

27 degrees outside and partly cloudy here in Western Kentucky. This is the 1st working day of the New Year. All the festivals are litter in trash cans along the board walk ; city and county workers are picking up the debris.
I checked the cost of living in Marion, Kentucky with living in the small city of Sebastopol, California and the difference was over $41,900 dollars.
The price of gas here at its highest a few weeks ago was $4.00 dollars a gallon just as it was in Las Vegas on the same day. The cost of Living in Las Vegas was only a $14,000 difference.
I heard this lady on C-Span say her husband made $80,000 dollars a year; she helped her two boy who could not find a job get by; to her things were getting worse and she was just getting by.
I helped our children when I could but now it is impossible.
We are the average retired family in the United States. My wife has gone back to work to maintain a standard of living.
About the post below:
I remember the folks in the city of Arcadia, California tearing down a solid two story redwood home to put in more parking area (we had to move out).

Big Yellow Taxi
by Joni Mitchell

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot
Dont it always seem to go
That you dont know what youve got
Till its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
Put em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see em
Dont it always seem to go
That you dont know what youve got
Till its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Hey farmer farmer
Put away that d.d.t. now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees
Dont it always seem to go
That you dont know what youve got
Till its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Took away my old man
Dont it always seem to go
That you dont know what youve got
Till its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Woodstock written by Joni Mitchell

Woodstock sung by CSNY

Saturday, January 3, 2009

I was thinking of cleaning out the clutter of my sons bedroom and I got to thinking that he will never want to stay in the small confines of his old bedroom.
I learned back in the 1960's that confined spaces are a matter of the point of view one has. Now if I were confined to the room my point of view would merely be confined to that space. Now that is a point of view. We are confined to the limits of our body and the space we occupy. Our limits of travel is dependant on society or the planet we inhabit (space).


I have a remarkable amount of writing on hundreds of web pages. Somethings are historical bio, other are great links, some just practical information and some are my opinion.

Ultrasonic Frogs Croak in Secret

I felt like a fat bull frog that just croaks so I looked up the phrase and I found this link above.
I have been amusing my being playing Sudoku since our son left (He taught me how to play while he was here.) I go to this web site on this computer in the middle of winter and play the game.
I depend on society and it provides while everyone is asleep (the hum of those wires in the quiet morning provide stimulus to our home and mind).
Motherkitty brought up the fact that we are self-centered. Some of us do think of others but some of us revolve around our marriage and ignore the troubles of society.
One of the pleasures of living in Kentucky is the fact that you can disappear in the country.
When I first arrived in Kentucky I was overwhelmed by the real changes of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall; those were parts of the planet that I was not aware of, those changes are remarkable and so are the folks that live through those seasons.
In winter it may be hard to think of color because of the overwhelming cloud cover of gray in the winter months that drain the spirit of well being but we have conquered that feeling with our Winter Solstice Celebrations of Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year (that is why we have colorful lights and trees).

It is 48 degrees this morning and it is the third day of 2009. I woke up listening about the Messerschmitt Bf 109 then something about the environment and nuclear power (Michael Goo Legislative Director of the Climate Center at the Natural Resources Defense Council).
Nuclear may work elsewhere but here in Western Kentucky we have real damage to people, land and water because we to tried to clean up nuclear rods and ended up with an environmental disaster.
From a reliable source! is what is happening around me as I speak. Is our local water safe to drink? I have not a clue? Is the problem in the Ohio River fixed I do not think so; it is one of those problem that we hear, "We will deal with that in a while." And our leaders will move on like the Madd Hatter whispering to hiss... self like Gollum, "Gotta run! gotta run?!"
It is still dark out and our clock is ticking in the quiet morning of this abode. Alleycat is resting on the arm of this chair and Peaches is taking a bath on Motherkitty's Chair. I rock and Alleycat does not mind; her claws are in a prevent sleeping mode (she is there but she does not know it mode). She turned her head because a sense in her realized I was thinking about her. Time for a cup of coffee.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Wii Bowling

Last night Motherkitty and I bowled on a Wii computer console at our friends home on the lake.
We had a great time and Motherkitty won the game challenge.
We also had a great dinner and time with Micki and Joe.
Motherkitty is under the weather today but is still cleaning out her dresser as we speak. I am doing chores around the house this morning.
Motherkitty found this while cleaning her dresser.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

El Monte Legion Stadium

El Monte Legion Stadium
I traveled by this Stadium all of my early days in California but was never allowed to go near the place. I saw all the posters as I walked along the streets of San Gabriel and Alhambra. I remember posters for Ike and Tina Turner and James Brown. I remember my dad saying that there were always fights at the stadium - If you loved early James Brown then this was the place to go. I think all of the early black rock and roll musicians played there; being young and naive I thought that this was their home base.
I remember my cousin Ron taking me to a bar near the stadium in El Monte to see The Righteous Brothers - ( You've Lost That Lovin Feelin) but they had moved on to some other city, this was just before they became really popular.

Oldies But Goodies

The Del Vikings-Come Go With Me

The Del-Vikings- Whispering Bells-1957

The Chords - Sh-Boom

The Penguins " Earth Angel"

The Rose Parade

I have been watching the parade since I was about four. It is best to be at the parade to understand and smell the parade which is a mixture of roses, flowers, brass instruments, horses and spectacular colors.

A Night In Tunisia - Ray Brown Trio

Oscar Peterson Trio Live at Newport
In the early 1950s, Peterson began performing with Ray Brown and Charlie Smith as the Oscar Peterson Trio.

Benny Goodman quartet

Benny Goodman, clarinet; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Teddy Wilson, piano; Gene Krupa, drums.

Benny Goodman quartet



A refreshing new day; the beginning of something new. The last post spoke of the last day and now we speak of a new day. Ideas? History? Great Math?
We are not monkeys we are naked human beings with cotton cloth and hides to keep us warm; we possess a great intelligence; we have counted the stars and know where they are; we know when time begins and ends. So today is the new year in our time.
We have never been here before but we are comforted by society, we do not fear the unknown as we step forward in time.
We move into the future every day and every moment. Every day we renew our vows.
Funny I do not remember dates and names nor store information in my brain as an average human being, the affection of a mother and the teachings of a father were not given to me until my later years. But I do possess what I sought and that was my ability to understand the unknown capabilities of each of us.
I will always wish to be the great philosopher but I will always be simple in thought and basic. I will always want great wealth but that will never come my way.
I create simple beauty as illustrated in my Bonsai weather station above and my drawing of Gollum below.

Gollum is hiding in his darkness protecting his precious.