Saturday, June 30, 2018

Another Amazing Flashmob

From time to time Flash Mobs assemble and perform various musical renditions.

The Flash Mob today performs the 1812 overture in the city of Valencia.


HERE'S THE LINK to 1812 Overture

Friday, June 29, 2018

10 Interesting Facts about the Presidential Limo

No isn't like the sports car on the Left

or the almost military truck on the Right


Today's Link is to a 5 minute video that provides some very interesting information about the Limo which transports the Presidents.

Early in the video it tells you to subscribe BUT you don't need to do that -- the video will continue on whether you do or don't.

And now -- with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to 10 facts about the Presidential Limo


Thursday, June 28, 2018

The 7th Day

And God blessed the seventh day,

and sanctified it:

because that in it He had rested from all His work

which God created and made

                                                 Genesis 2: 3  KJV

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Yes, You need to clean your dishwasher

 What?  Are we supposed to clean our dishwasher?

Why?  Isn't it clean?

How about all that soap and hot water and etc.

Doesn't that keep it clean?

Well, apparently not

and according to the link to which we are going today Dishwashers need to be cleaned.

HERE'S THE LINK that tells you how to clean your dishwasher

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

It all adds up

What all adds up? you ask.

Well, as you know the 'current theory' of earth origins is that everything is millions and billions of years old.

This, of course, is not the history recorded in the Bible.

So which concept of origins is correct?

Man's ideas?

or God's recorded (in the Bible) history?

Today's link will explain and will show how "it all adds up"

HERE'S THE LINK to it all adds up


Monday, June 25, 2018

Romans 10:9-10

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,

and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,

thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;

and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation"

                                Romans 10:9-10 KJV

or if you want to change the 161l English words of the KJV to today's words -- it reads

That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus,

and believe in your heart that God hasraised Him from the dead,

you will be saved.

For with the heart man believes unto righteousness;

and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation

                                    Romans 10: 9-10

Either way (old English or currently familiar words) this is essential to deciding where you will spend eternity -- in heaven vs. in hell.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Amateur Radio Field Day is this weekend

It all began in the late 1800s / early 1900s with Morse Code sent by apparatus such as is pictured here.

But wow have things changed.  Now Hams (Amateur Radio Operators) transmit using HF, VHF, UHF, Microwave, moonbounce, OSCAR satellites, many forms of Digital transmission, software defined radios and on and on and on.

Indeed there have been so many changes and advancements in Amateur radio that it will make your head spin.

It is totally amazing what Ham Radio Operators can do.

Beginning today at 2 pm EST Saturday and Ending at 2 PM EST on Sunday --

yes 24 hours -- including, of course, all night long--

you can find thousands (yes thousands) of Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) at multiple locations throughout the USA and even around the world communicating by these various modes and more.

Today's link will help you find a location near you.

Find a location and check it out. 

It will be a fun weekend of activity

and since it is a come as you are -- day or night -- you will find a lot of interesting transmissions going on. 

You don't have to stay all 24 hours but do drop in and learn about this exciting hobby.  

HERE'S THE LINK to Field Day Sites Locator

Friday, June 22, 2018

ARRL Field Day

It's that time of the year when Hams (Amateur Radio Operators) get on the air.


Yes, every year during the 3rd Weekend (Sat and Sunday) in June, the big event occurs.

This year it is June 23-24.

So What is Field day? and why should I care? 

You are probably asking those questions and more if you are not  a Ham.

Today's link will explain --

And even though you are probably not a Ham, if you check out a Field Day site near you and watch the radio operations in person --

in fact, if you go to a Field day near you, you can get on the air yourself because most locations will have a GOTA (Get on the Air Station).

Try it out.  You might just get hooked on this fun hobby.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to What is Amateur Radio Field Day


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Today is the first day of Summer

Ah, summer finally begins !

The time for vacations and fun is here at last.

Today, besides being the first day of summer,

it is also the longest day of the year.

Well, no, the day is not ‘longer’ because of more hours and minutes.  It is still a 24 hour day.

But, this is the day of the year with the longest time of daylight. 

After today, and until the winter solstice in December, the time of daylight will get shorter and shorter and shorter and ...

Then at the Winter Solstice, the shortest daylight day of the year, the days begin to get longer again until we reach next year’s “first day of summer”. 

And on and on the cycle goes day after day, year after year.

Hmmm. Sounds like some kind of ‘design’ here. 

Anyway, today, June 21, is the Summer Solstice, the First day of summer, and the day of the year with most daylight, hence the longest day of the year.

Thought you would want to know. 

No Click through today.  Just go out and enjoy the L O N G day !

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Famous Radio Rooms and Call Signs

The Month of June is very special for Ham Radio Operators.


Well for one thing, the last weekend of June is the Annual Field Day Event --

we will explain about that in a couple of days.

But for today -- let's look way back into history and see what the early Radio Equipment looked like.

And you will also discover that through the years since the beginning of Radio there have been many very famous Hams (Amateur Radio Operators).

HERE'S THE LINK to Famous Radio Rooms

and HERE'S THE LINK to the names of many Famous Hams

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Death Before Sin - why millions of years matters

 Yesterday we thought about the age of the earth

and wondered if it is really millions or billions of years old.

Today let's consider WHY the age of the earth is important.

HERE'S THE LINK to Death before sin - why millions of years matters


Monday, June 18, 2018

How old is the Earth

Yes, Yes, you constantly hear really old dates for the formation of the earth.

And have you noticed that every decade or so the age of the earth gets millions or billions of years older. 

Either there is something wrong with the dating or we are all personally aging faster and faster.

So how old IS the earth?

And what should we believe?

The link today has some very interesting things to consider.  Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK to How old is the earth

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Today is Father's Day

Another special day has rolled around.

In May, we celebrated Mother's Day and folks wore roses (red or white) to celebrate that day and their mothers.

And, of course, the mothers also got gifts -- lots of gifts such as chocolate, jewelry, etc.

Also, of course, most families took their mothers out to eat for the big day.

But for Father's day -- hmmmm. No roses.   What to do?

So folks buy ties, tools, and other such things for their fathers.

And instead of taking the fathers out to eat, they hand him a platter of raw  hamburgers, hotdogs, and steaks and send him outside in the heat to cook them on the grill.

There might be something wrong with this picture.   : )

Anyway, today IS Father's day.

And those of you who are out of town and far far away from your father and unable to be present for the goodies he will be grilling -- well, you should at least call him on the phone.

Or you could send him a text message.

Or an email.

Or whatever.

But do get in touch with your dad today and let him know how much you appreciate him.

For those who no longer have dads -- spend sometime today reflecting on your dad and appreciating what he did for you.

Speaking of reflection and appreciation, we have posted this before but it is worth repeating.

What is it? you ask.

Well, it is an article that was in the Register Guard Newspaper of Eugene, Oregon in 2009 -- an article written by a Sports Writer for that paper.  It was a tribute and a Happy Father's Day reflection about his dad.

It was great in 2009 and it is definitely worth repeating today

HERE'S THE LINK to the Happy Father's Day Article

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Can we trust the Manuscripts of the Bible

Today's link is to a very interesting 2 ½ minute video that compares the manuscripts of the Bible to other ancient manuscripts.

Actually there are 2 short videos on the page to which we are linking so check them both out.

Comparisons are made to Tacitus, Plato, Herodotus, Caesar, and the New Testament.

The results are amazing.

You do NOT want to miss this !

HERE'S THE LINK to Ancient Manuscripts compared


Friday, June 15, 2018

Proverbs 3: 5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding;

In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct your paths.

                                                 Proverbs 3:5-6  NKJV

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Today is Flag Day

Flag Day in the United States commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

The interesting history of how Flag Day ultimately came to be observed annually is given in a short article on Wikipedia.

HERE'S THE LINK to Flag Day in the USA


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Working by Faith

There is a passage in the New Testament that has probably made you scratch your head.

What is it?

Well, in Matthew 20 there is an account about a man hiring workers. 

Some he hired first thing in the day, others later, and still others just before the work day ended.

But, when it came time to pay the workers, everyone got the same pay!

Obviously this caused those who worked all day much dismay.

But, what is the reason for this seeming discrepancy in pay?

The short article to which we are linking correctly begins with the comment: "This parable has long caused perplexity …" which is perhaps the understatement of the year (or century or whatever).

But this article also explains the reason for the same pay for all the workers.

I think you will find this most interesting. 

HERE'S THE LINK to why they got the same pay


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

1954 Civics Test for the 8th grade

Can you pass this test?


What a test.

This link begins with the actual test in written form -- which is not easy to read --

but keep scrolling down and you will finally come to a typed form with answers.

Again, WOW.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to 1954 Civics test for the 8th Grade


Monday, June 11, 2018

Radiometric Dating and the Age of the Earth

“Doesn’t radiometric dating prove that the earth is millions of years old?” "Not in the least. Actually most dating techniques point to a very young earth, and only a few radiometric-dating methods suggest an old earth."

The article to which we are linking begins with those sentences.

For a fuller explanation

HERE'S THE LINK to Radiometric Dating and the Age of the earth

Saturday, June 9, 2018

How to fix the scroll wheel on your Logitech mouse

Ok  Ok

I guess you are still wondering how to fix the scroll wheel on your Logitech mouse when it no longer scrolls.

So Today's DIT will tell you what I did --

Figuring it was probably broken and banging on it couldn't make it worse because it was likely going to have to be replaced anyway --

First I turned it upside down down and began to strongly roll the scroll wheel on a clean piece of paper --- and I noticed some dust and dirt began to appear on the wheel and the paper.

Hmmmmmm   I wondered !!!

Could this be due to dust in the mechanism??

So with that in mind and still with the mouse upside down --

I banged it on the desk a bunch of times --

and a little teeny tiny dust bunny fell out !!!   Aha !!!

Repeating this many more times -- I ended up with 5 or 6 little dust bunnies falling out !!

Then I turned the mouse back to its normal position

and guess what --

The Scroll Wheel WORKS again.

Joy and Happiness

"And now you know the rest of the story"

Friday, June 8, 2018

Six days - Why? and Really?

Today we are linking to a very short article -- and I do mean short

but it is also very profound

HERE'S THE LINK to Six days - Why?

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Wilhelm Kempff plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata mvt. 1

I was going to post a "how to make the scroll wheel on your Logitech mouse work when it stopped scrolling" 

because mine had quit scrolling ---

and I fixed it -- it is now good as new!

And, no, it was not fixed with a battery change or a reset of the computer or any other such process --

It was something amazingly simple --

but I decided that might not appeal to you because your mouse is probably working properly --

So instead

how about we listen to some awesome piano music !

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Wilhelm Kempff plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata mvt. 1

Wednesday, June 6, 2018



We found an awesome video that is amazing.

What is it you ask?

Well, rather than spoil the joy of your discovery --

this 2 minute video explains

HERE'S THE LINK to Echolocation


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Rock Layers -- evidence of millions of years?

All over the world Rock layers are visible --

Sometimes they are seen in highway road cuts --

or on cliffs at the the edges of the oceans, rivers, and lakes --

and in a multitude of other locations.

We are constantly told that these rock layers formed over millions and millions of years.

But is that correct?

Is it possible there is another origin?

How about a Global flood?

Today's link has some very interesting information as to the origin of rock layers.

HERE'S THE LINK to Rock Layers - Evidence of millions of years or a Global Flood


Monday, June 4, 2018

Dinosaurs and Echoes of the Jurassic

Are Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible by the specific name of "Dinosaur"?


Why not?

Today's link will explain

that Dinosaurs ARE in the Bible

BUT they are called by other names and why.

HERE'S THE LINK to Dinosaurs and Echoes of the Jurassic


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Dusty the Cat Burglar

Today's DIT (Daily Interesting Thing)

is unusual but amazing.

What is it you ask?

Well, there is a serious cat burglar

but it is not what you think.

Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK to Dusty the cat burglar


Friday, June 1, 2018

Today is the First day of June

Today is the First day of June --

what is so great about that?  you ask.

Well probably not much

(unless it is your birthday or some other highly important day on your calendar)

but it reminds me of a poem or a reminder or memory phrase --

that is very helpful in remembering how many days are in each month.

Perhaps we should have posted this on September 1

But that is then and this is now.

So what is this poem / reminder / memory phrase? you ask

Today's link will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK to How to remember how many days are in each month