Sunday, December 27, 2009
When we bought our tickets from a machine at the station it said it would take a twenty dollar bill and make change. Tickets cost $15. I figured it would give me 3 $5's but it tarted spitting out quarters like a Casino Machine. Didn't seem like enough quarters though... Turns out to be $1 coins.. Then I spent the rest of time hiking my pants up as the dollars would drag them down.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 90.760, 90.800, 90.8010, 90.815, 90.820, 316.791
When is notice required? The owner of the community must provide written notice when all or any portion of the community is subject to a listing agreement, and also within ten days of receipt of an offer that the owner intends to consider.
When must the owner provide the notice? The owner must notify the tenants’ association or facility purchase association (a group of three or more tenants who reside in a community and have organized for the purpose of eventual purchase of the community) within 10 days of any written offer he receives to purchase the facility, which he intends to consider; or any listing agreement entered into to sell the community. Notice must be mailed.
To Whom? The owner must provide written notice to no more than three people or addresses within the tenants’ association and the facility purchase association.
Will notice be provided automatically? No. The tenants’ association (or a facility purchase association) must give written notice to the owner requesting notice if all or a portion of the community is put up for sale. The statute can be interpreted, however, to require the owner to give the tenant association or facility purchase association notice of an offer to purchase the community even if the association has not sent this notice to the owner.
Do residents have a right of first refusal? No. They are entitled to notice. Within 14 days of delivery of the notice, the tenants’ or facility purchase association must notify the community owner that it is interested in purchasing the community. The owner is then obligated to negotiate with the tenants’ or facility purchase association in good faith and provide the association with the same opportunity that a bona fide third party would have to purchase the community.
Any exceptions to the requirements? Yes, notice is not required for any sale or transfer to: (1) the owner’s heirs; (2) by gift, devise or operation of law; (3) by a corporation to an affiliate; (4) by a partnership to a partner; (5) conveyance of interest incidental to financing; (6) any conveyance resulting from foreclosure of the mortgage or deed of trust; (7) between or among joint tenants or tenants in common; (8) exchange of the community for other real estate; and (9) under eminent domain.
Is there a tax incentive? Yes. Proceeds from the sale of a community to a tenants’ or facility purchase association, a tenants’ association supported nonprofit, a CDC, or a housing authority are exempt from taxation. This is a temporary provision, originally applying to tax years 2006 and 2007, but extended in 2007 to apply to tax years beginning 2006 through 2013.
Penalty: None specified
another interesting link regarding financing of a park....http://www.oregon.gov/OHCS/HFS_Mobile_Home_Parks_Purchase_Program.shtml
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Art Beat |
Weekly Poem: 'From Here to There' | Online NewsHour | PBS: "There are those great winds on a tear
Over the Great Plains,
Bending the grasses all the way
Down to the roots
And the grasses revealing
A gracefulness in the wind's fury
You would not otherwise
Have suspected there."
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
That means about 1 in 6 Americans has had the illness, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Grandson scam, fraud; how to help grandchildren - MSN Money: "If someone claiming to be a relative asks you to wire money for an emergency, be suspicious. Scammers have already bilked 'grandparents' for more than $3.5 million."
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
News: Local | "Surplus of sea lions" | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon: "Why else would a male California sea lion come to Oregon this time of year?
No, it’s not unusual to see sea lions, lots of them, on the Oregon Coast. But more than usual have been sighted on Heceta Head beach north of here this fall.
In short, they are everywhere."
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The men, sighted last spring, were pushing the stolen herd south through a high-desert tapestry of chaparral, manzanita, juniper and sagebrush. They looked like ordinary cowboys."
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
PICTURES: WWII "Samurai Subs" Found -- Carried Aircraft: "Two bombers inside the samurai sub I-14's watertight hangar (pictured in a computer-generated cutaway image) could catapult off the deck within minutes of surfacing, say archaeologists who found the wreck of the World War II Japanese submarine off Hawaii in February 2009.
In dry dock the I-14 submarine stood almost four stories high and, at 375 feet (114 meters), was longer than a football field. The Japanese aircraft-carrying submarine held up to three folding-wing float planes armed with 1,800-pound (816-kilogram) bombs."
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Sevigny had had a premonition that he would die like this. He just didn't have any inkling that it would happen on this spring morning.".........
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Enormous Waves, Tornado, Rattle Oregon Coast: "(Oregon Coast) – It's been a little of everything on the beaches of Oregon when it comes to crazed weather. Massive foam inundated Depoe Bay, inclement weather caused several rescues, and a tornado even cut a swath through the central coast last night.
Monstrous waves have been reported and documented along the Oregon coast the last two days, including a rather bizarre video of a woman who defied all wisdom and common sense and was nearly swept away or killed on several occasions by wandering a stormy beach."
Friday, November 06, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
If you’re Aaron Parecki, formerly of Eugene, it was mostly on the ground when he arrived in town from Portland on Saturday, Halloween of all days, and witnessed the homeowner horror story he’d dealt with for two hours by phone on Friday."
Friday, October 30, 2009
News Times Newport News Times - local news, vacation rentals, entertainment, school sports, event calendar, real estate, breaking news, Lincoln City,
News Times Newport News Times - local news, vacation rentals, entertainment, school sports, event calendar, real estate, breaking news, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay: "Most of the incidents occurred at South Beach. One of Meier’s friends reported seeing a shark - whose tail fin and dorsal fin were at least 10-feet apart - swim between a group of surfers. A week later, another friend surfing in the same area saw a large shark explode completely out of the water and take a sea lion."
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Earhart's Final Resting Place Believed Found : Discovery News: "Tall, slender, blonde and brave, Earhart disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator. Her final resting place has long been a mystery."
Friday, October 16, 2009
10 Ways You Put Yourself at Risk for Swine Flu Without Realizing It - Page 2 - MSN Health & Fitness - Cold and Flu
Thursday, October 15, 2009
'Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.'"
Artificial Retina Can Restore Sight to the Blind : Discovery News: "The artificial retina is designed to help people with advanced macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa, progressive diseases that permanently blind patients, usually older patients.
Some drugs can delay the process, but once the cells that detect light (rods) and color (cones) die, they are gone."
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Murrow asked, 'Who owns the patent on this vaccine?'
Salk answered, 'Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. �Could you patent the sun?'"
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Brain Waves Surge Moments Before Death: Discovery News: "Oct. 6, 2009 -- A study of seven terminally ill patients found identical surges in brain activity moments before death, providing what may be physiological evidence of 'out of body' experiences reported by people who survive near-death ordeals."
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Profiles of NOAA research ships | StatesmanJournal.com | Statesman Journal: "Profiles of NOAA research ships"
Cities that lost bid for NOAA center protest to federal officials | StatesmanJournal.com | Statesman Journal
Newport and NOAA signed a contract Aug. 7.
'We have a signed contract with the government that can't be broken,' Goblirsch said."
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
What is a GPS Drive? Well, Jacky and I go somewhere that we would like to explore and then ask the GPS machine where the points of interest are. We select a good looking one from the list and have the lady who lives in the machine drive us to the interesting point.
This time we took some pictures of the area.. We aren't telling you where it is exactly. That would take the fun out of it.
But, we will tell you what the latitude and longitude is so you can put those coordinates into your GPS and let it take you on an adventure.
43 35 44 NORTH by
123 50 53 WEST
It is about a three hour drive and the scenery all the way there and back is magnificent. Just a hint the water you see was loaded with fish. We saw one guy get up and walk on their backs they were so thick.
Let us know if you visit it and what you saw.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Welcome to the American Red Cross Safe and Well Website. If you have been affected by a disaster, this website provides a way for you to register yourself as “safe and well.” From a list of standard messages, you can select those that you want to communicate to your family members, letting them know of your well-being.
Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well.” The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s First Name, Last Name, an “As of Date”, and the “safe and well” messages selected."
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
'I've been waiting a long time to do that again,' he said."
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
By extracting dissolved carbon dioxide from seawater and combining it with hydrogen stripped from water molecules, Navy chemists hope to one day secure a cheap and steady fuel source for its fleet of jets."
Still Life: Bear in a Chair - Dot Earth Blog - NYTimes.com: "A black bear sat in a lawn chair briefly during a backyard foray in Philipstown, N.Y., in mid-August."
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
OSU now offering a Mastery of Aging certificate | Local News | kgw.com | News for Portland Oregon and SW Washington
Co-branded by AARP Oregon, the program developed at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Central Point is expected to have nationwide reach, says Sharon Johnson, the OSU associate professor who designed the coursework and Web content.
'This is one of the first times the university has really targeted older adult students,' Johnson says."
Woods Hole of the West? That's what Newport hopes to become - OregonLive.com: "When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced last month that it would move its Pacific fleet to Newport, the analogy on many lips was Woods Hole, as in Newport is going to be the Woods Hole of the West.
Comparing little old Newport, home to the Hatfield Marine Science Center, to Woods Hole, home to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts, may seem a pretty big stretch."
Officers responded Thursday to reports of a barking dog at the only home on a dead-end street about a block from the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area."
Friday, September 04, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
H1N1 Flu and General Flu
H1N1 -- At risk groups are:
- Small children and
- Young adults up to age 35-40
Have a Flu Buddy.
- Make arrangements with family or friends to call them if you are too sick to care for yourself but not sick enough to go to the Emergency Room.
- Need someone to go to the store for you.
- Someone to be sure you are hydrated and eating.
- Your Flu Buddy needs to wear a mask around you and be absolutely sure to wash their hands. Gloves would be best.
- Oregon has had 105 hospitalizations of H1N1 flu resulting in 12 deaths
- The US has had 9000 hospitalizations resulting in 555 deaths (.06% of those hospitalized died)
Get Your Flu Shot -- No Excuses
- You CAN NOT get sick from a flu shot. The vaccine is killed -- dead; it can’t infect you.
- You may feel a general achiness and have a low grade temperature (100 – 101). This is your immune system working to protect you.
- If you are allergic to the preservative they make vaccines without preservative.
The Flu is NOT a Cold is:
- Slow onset. Feeling generally icky
- Scratchy throat
- Runny nose
- Low grade temperature under 101
The Flu Is:
- One day you are feeling fine but the next day you feel horrible.
- High temperature 102 or higher.
- Possible vomiting and diarrhea (only 25% of H1N1 patient present with these symptoms).
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Elderly fraud victim amazed and pleased at outpouring of good wishes and offers of help - OregonLive.com
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Boat capsizes in Newport surf - OregonLive.com: "Three Albany men were treated for hypothermia, cuts and bruises and released from a Newport hospital this afternoon after their 18-foot boat capsized off South Beach State Park."
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Discovery News: Born Animal: 40-Million-Year-Old Iridescent Feather Found with Color Preserved: "The discovery could pave the way for determining color features of other ancient birds and even dinosaurs, the team said.
'Of course, the 'Holy Grail' in this program is reconstructing the colors of the feathered dinosaurs,' said Yale graduate student and lead author Jakob Vinther. 'We are working hard to determine if this will be possible.'"
A caller to 9-1-1 reported two men in the surf about 1 p.m. A beach crew of rescue workers from local agencies and a U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer recovered the first man from the surf shortly after arriving on the scene.
The second man was spotted by the Coast Guard helicopter crew and recovered by the swimmer and beach team, the Coast Guard said. Both men were unresponsive and taken to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport."
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Washington lawmakers ask review of NOAA decision; Oregon congressmen confident - OregonLive.com: "Seven members of Congress from Washington state are asking the Government Accountability Office to review a decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to move its Pacific fleet of research ships from Seattle to Newport.
But two Oregon congressmen who played a role in helping Newport secure the new base say they're not worried."
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
A TRIP TO Tesco’s. Supermarket
Yesterday I was at my local Tesco’s buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Biscuit, the Wonder Dog and was in the checkout line when the woman behind me asked if I had a dog.
What did she think I had, an elephant? So since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.
I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.) Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's bum and a car hit us both.
Tesco’s won't let me shop there anymore.
Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say. Usually, the consequences are worth it.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Perseids: "Last Chance" for Best Meteor Viewing Tonight: "Tonight will be your last chance to see the Perseid meteor shower at its peak—and the annual sky show is especially dazzling this year thanks to a one-time-only boost from Saturn, experts say.
The Perseids light up the night when Earth passes through a trail of debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, which swings past the sun roughly every 130 years."
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Boat loaded with tuna ends aground at Nye Beach - OregonLive.com: "Tuesday, as the Coast Guard investigated, Vitale searched for a buyer for 5 tons of albacore tuna they'd caught in the past 11 days of fishing.
That bounty had a lot to do with the predicament the two found themselves in, said Vitale, owner of the Lori Ann.
'Too many hours up,' he said, sheepishly. 'I went to sleep for little bit and then I heard it. Bang!'
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Jacky was wondering who to get car insurance with and remarked she didn't know how to find a good company to go with.... I told her to go to google search and type in "insurance company reviews", That will bring up all the good and the bad customers have to say about their companies... Then you just pick one and go with them.
I thought everyone knew that search technique but she said you all might benefit from it. It also works for any item you are shopping for... Just type review on the end and you will get a list for that product.
Friday, August 07, 2009
Thursday, August 06, 2009
I dropped in to visit the VA office in town yesterday and found out some good news.
For months now the VA has been promising a local Dr.'s office in Newport. Finally, it is a done deal. A Portland VA Dr. that lives in Lincoln City will be in Newport 3 days a week starting this October. The location of the new office has not been selected yet.
Many of you that are veterans but did not participate in a conflict should know that VA health benefits are for all veterans. In June rules for inclusion into the system were relaxed and many of you are now eligible. Check it out.. Visit the VA office here in Newport... The man running it is your advocate and he does a superior job of helping you get on board.
The recent National health care debates have pointed out that the VA provides the best health care in the United States and if you are a VET then it is free to you. My opinion, based on what I have experienced, It is a 4 star system.
Other news to your benefit. The VA provides financing and refinancing for modular homes on leased land. Ask your VA rep here in Newport.
Engine rattle is rattlesnake in Klamath Falls woman's car | Local News | kgw.com | News for Portland Oregon and SW Washington
Engine rattle is rattlesnake in Klamath Falls woman's car | Local News | kgw.com | News for Portland Oregon and SW Washington: "There were a couple of things wrong with Katie Prewitt's Geo Tracker. There was the rope that seemed to hang from the car's undercarriage. And then that hissing noise; maybe a faulty emissions valve."
Voyage to the Pacific Ocean's garbage patch: Sadness, anger and a plea to help avoid catastrophic changes in the marine ecosystem: Scientific American Blog
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Seventh Oregon swine flu death reported | Local News | kgw.com | News for Portland Oregon and SW Washington
More than 530 cases of the H1N1 virus have also been confirmed in the state."
Tsunami report highlights threats to Oregon Coast | Local News | kgw.com | News for Portland Oregon and SW Washington
NOAA to base research boats, jobs in Newport, Ore. | KATU.com - Portland, Oregon | Local & Regional:
"SEATTLE (AP) - The central Oregon coastal town of Newport will be the new base for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's research ships on the West Coast, the federal agency announced Tuesday."
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Great for making shade and moving the shade from here to there... Now it is a sinister cave and no longer an umbrella! How could an umbrella be a cave you ask? When a bat takes up day time residence in its folds! Now you can see Jacky move extraordinarily fast as she seeks hiding when she opens the umbrella. The little fella likes his new home and Jacky covers her neck as she runs hooting around the yard when the umbrella is extended.
Me thinks she is watching to many vampire movies on TV.
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The Puppy Diaries
When training your dog, do you prefer a Cesar Millan-style pack leader approach or positive reinforcement?
She is so cute it is hard to be tough.
In her mouthing during play, Scout has drawn blood on my forearm. On walks, she either pulls on the leash or refuses to budge. When a rabbit ran by us the other night, I almost landed in a ditch. Although we have had some luck teaching her to sit and come, our puppy training skills are rusty and the Monks, wise as they are, sometimes don’t have instant answers to our problems."
Scientist at Work - Stephen Kurtin - Making Eyeglasses With a Mechanically Adjustable Focus - NYTimes.com
Sunday, August 02, 2009
FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS FOR THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY, NORTH COAST RANGE, CENTRAL AND NORTH OREGON COAST, THE WILLAPA HILLS, AND SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES AND FOOTHILLS
Issued: Saturday, August 01, 2009 2:38 PM PDT
Expires: Sunday, August 02, 2009 11:00 AM PDT"
Friday, July 31, 2009
Poopy beaches? Oregon's got them, according to new study | KATU.com - Portland, Oregon | Outdoors Featured
When it rains extremely hard or when there is an overflow in a city sewer line, the water in Newport runs through creeks and ends up in a storm drain that flows directly onto the beach and into the ocean."
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I had a terrible bout with upset stomach over a two week period which was in the below articles window... Jacky was also laid low by the same ailment. We had both been grazing on romaine lettuce... Hmmm....
State is part of recall of romaine lettuce | StatesmanJournal.com | Statesman Journal: "A California lettuce grower has recalled about 22,000 cartons of romaine lettuce because of concerns that the product might be tainted with salmonella.
Tanimura & Antle of Salinas issued the voluntary recall Wednesday for cartons of bulk or wrapped romaine marked with the lot code 531380. The lettuce was harvested between June 25 and July 2 and was sold to retail, wholesale and food-service outlets across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico."
Thursday, July 23, 2009
News Times Newport News Times - local news, vacation rentals, entertainment, school sports, event calendar, real estate, breaking news, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay
Reverse 9-1-1 can be used to help locate missing children and adults, and for search and rescue operations. It can be useful in police investigations.
“There was a bank robbery in Depoe Bay not long ago,” Glasgow said. “We used the system to call about 2,000 people.
“We informed them that there had been a robbery, described the suspect and asked people to contact police with any information.”"
Or in this case a pig, a dead pig.
With bipartisan support, a resolution has been introduced in the House of Representatives to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Pig War."
When I brought "She who must be obeyed"(Jacky) home from California this time I brought a cat tree with me. What is a cat tree you ask? As soon as we find the camera that grew legs and walked out of sight I will put a picture here on the website. But, for now let's paint a verbal picture for you. It's not exactly a scratching post but grew from that idea. It stands about 5 1/2 ft high and is totally covered by carpet.. That would be the scratching post aspect. Now, let's mount a stand with a real heavy base to that post which is a 4x4. The post and stand allow for jumping and leaping and climbing with two really heavy kitties and is very stable. Got that picture in mind?
To this weighty post and base we add three platforms for climbing, hanging out and of course napping and mock battles. The platforms all are covered in carpet. To access each platform you can leap (if you are a kitty) or even more fun squeeze through a square hole cut into the floor of each platform to get to the next level. But to be king of the hill and reach the somewhat smaller top level there is no secret passage hole. Here you have to dig in and do a pullup to get to the top. That seems to be no problem for either one of them.
We placed the post in the living room next to the window which is refered to around here as, "Cat TV" Because of all the bird activity that entertains them all day and whatever it is that only they can see slinking around at night.
Although, mostly you find only one meow face on any level at a time ... When it gets chilly you will find two balls of fur entertwined together sleeping. Did you know that when stretched out you can sleep with your head through a hole in the floor and it is comfortable.. Might be called Kitty Yoga.. that. If you are not wary you might find a paw full of stickers on yer haid from above.. a play tap.
Yesterday, a new use for the cat tree was found! Did you know if you happen to be on the top level of the platform you can easily leap up to the curtain valence over the window and strut around up there? It's like a cat street to the next window valence. Hey, you can even walk over to the bookshelves and knock off all that unnecessary stuff on to the floor where it belongs.
The ring leader of these shenanigans is our gray kitty, who by his many actions such as these has earned his name... We call him, "Damn It". He has been called that so often I think he responds to it now.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
'The speeds which some of these drivers and motorcycle operators are reaching are frustrating,' Oregon State Police Sgt. Brad Hessel said. 'To the unsuspecting family out on a weekend drive along a highway, this can be quite frightening.'"
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Parajet SkyCar flying vehicle evolves, now ready for pre-orders: "The historians once pontificated that we'd all be cruising about in flying cars right around the year 2000, and while that whole Y2K fiasco threw us a tad behind schedule, it looks like the future may actually still be upon us. Parajet, the same company responsible for that downright unnerving personal flying machine we peeked back in '05, has now placed its long-awaited SkyCar up for pre-order."
Friday, July 17, 2009
The bathrooms were unisex. The one on the left was labeled, "A" and the one on the right was labeled, "B". The doors were locked and a, "get key from the cashier", sign was up.
The cashier was about 10 ft away with a clear view of the restrooms which were in the building. Wondering why? I was about to ask and then was knocked off track when I asked the cashier for the key while dancing a very cool Mambo (in High speed). Out comes the key looking very small in comparison to the gigantic, "A" that was attached to it... The "A" had been cut from a sheet of 1/2 inch plywood and was about 8 1/2 x 11 inches.
I was thankful that all the people eating fast food now knew that the dancing fat guy was headed for the, "A" potty.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Newport man believes Sir Francis Drake summered in Oregon, not California, in 1579 - Travels with Terry
Newport man believes Sir Francis Drake summered in Oregon, not California, in 1579 - Travels with Terry: "Oregon may have missed a piece of history that it justly deserves.
Francis Drake may have spent the summer of 1579 overhauling the Golden Hinde at Whale Cove near Depoe Bay, instead of in Drake's Estero north of San Francisco. This is the fabled New Albion claimed for the British by the captain."
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
This article is directed to the seniors at Longview Hills.
We all came here from somewhere else ... In our case we lived in our last home in Yucaipa, CA. where we stayed for 28 years. Before that it was Ontario, CA. for 8 years. and before that, Yakota Air Base, Japan for 4 years.
You just don't pick up from living so long in such places and forget what was going on, your friends, acquaintances and the news of each place... You are connected. But news from those places is scarce and mostly comes from phone conversations... over time you lose track of what is happening back there. It doesn't have to be....
Each home town newspaper and organization that you may have belonged to... many of your former employers..blogs that people write on... such as this one.. all the associations and even some of your friends and relatives... have a feature called RSS.
Really Simple Syndication.
Trouble is it isn't really simple for a lot of us who view computers as some kind of gadget designed to frustrate us. I can help set your computer up for your own personal RSS feeds if you are dismayed about learning how... I can teach you how individually.. Or I can give a group class on it... Maybe, a step by step on line tutorial where you teach yourself...All this is possible.
Trouble is... time. After awhile such projects become a burden to me.. and I start longing to move on.... But get stuck in a forever binding loop.. If I were to do this for you... is there any reason why you could not show a neighbor how to do it?
If you are interested in learning RSS please check a box on the poll on the right side of this blog at the top...