Monday, November 09, 2015

Nothing to Say

I guess this is a first, I have nothing important to me to say. This does not mean I will not subject you or anyone else for that matter to my derisive musings, it just means you may as usual proceed to ignore all and anything I have to write.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Caring, Sharing and Small Acts of Kindness

I like everyone else have been observing the current first of the moves towards the eventual election of a new President of the United State of America.

One thing that has struck me has been the loud boastful and general unkindness of the people wishing to seek their parties nomination to stand for election.  There seems to me that apart from a couple of candidates most of these people are such that I for one would never sit down and want to have a beer with them they are ego filled hateful people who have no feelings for the people they seek to represent.

Perhaps I should look more towards my wife who is a caring sharing and generally nice person.  Her first reaction on buying a new possession is “oh this person would love this I will send it to them”  not to gloat and keep it for herself.

There is more than enough nasty in this world we need more kindness, I have decided to try to be more like my wonderful wife and each day try to perform one act of kindness.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Best Birthday Ever

The Mercury 250px-Mercmasthead(Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Saturday 27 September 1952 p 16 Family Notices ... , 1952, at Queen Alexandra Hospital, to June and Trevor: a son (Stephen James). Both well. POWELL ...

Here is the entry from the local newspaper for my birth, simply amazing this digital age we live in.

Just think stuff that is over 60 years old in a backwater at the end of the earth is available online, wow.

I spent my birthday with my grandbabies (all three) and hade a wonderful time, we all should live long enough to see our babies have babies.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Useful Technology

AU505-AustralianandUSApin_gToday there is a multitude of offerings for ‘assisting’ you with everyday living.  Of those that have recently come to the forefront has been an offering from Amazon the Echo.  Ginger and I ordered one and were on a wait list for a couple of moths prior to it finally arriving.

41 jw k87yL._AA160_ The machine itself is an unimposing tube around the size of a can of tennis balls, however, once it arrived and after a pain free setup process. We have been and continue to be impressed with its versatility and usefulness.

I use the device daily for all sorts of functions including listening to my morning news, keeping track of my to do list my shopping list read my audible books answer general questions all via voice control.  I was and am that the device understands me at al, for those that know me I have, still, a very strong accent that I have never been able to shake.

It works and I love it.

Saturday, September 19, 2015