1 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

Read Will Rogers column 88 years ago: WA388 June 1, 1930

Great News again with the announcement of 233,000 new jobs created in the month of May. Even Greater News is the 3.8% Unemployment Rate. Not to disparage all that Great News but it is FAKE.

Of the 233,000 new jobs there were 215,000 added by the Birth/Death Model adjustment. The Unemployment Rate improved because 170,000 more people joined the ranks of "Not In The Labor Force" to set another all time record of 95,915,000.

Everything is Great! Except, nearly 51 million households, 43% of households in the United States, don't earn enough to afford "to survive in the modern economy."

I got all my month end chores and other month end 'things to do' finished yesterday with the completion of the Will Rogers weekly articles for next month. I also started reading the second book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Clash of Kings. I think I read this book while in Reno (1999-2000) when I would go to the "New Books" table and pick up anything that looked interesting.

If you want to review what happened during May 2018 I recommend this blog posting, Traveling Transition Road: 123 Revelations from May, 2018 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn. He provides a summary for each revelation, NEWS story, with a link to his source. There is enough reading material contained in this one blog to keep you busy during the month of June.

Another medical finding: "Walking at an average pace was found to be associated with a 20 percent risk reduction for all-cause mortality compared with walking at a slow pace, while walking at a brisk or fast pace was associated with a risk reduction of 24 percent." I added the bold highlighting to focus attention on the fact that most of the risk reduction is obtained by increasing the walking pace from slow to average. Increasing the pace from average to fast may not be worth the effort; just walking longer at an average pace would probably be more beneficial.

2 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

I am very disgusted with Weather Underground. It loads so very slow, IF it loads at all, I have just about given up on it. It is not just me, there are plenty of others that feel the same way. I don't know what happened to the company but their website has gone to hell. I think it may be that they started to focus on phone apps which is now the advertising/marketing Holy Grail.

Another hot day in the forecast for today but much cooler tomorrow. Maybe some thunderstorms and breezy. The breezy part of the forecast is a given but when the forecasters say breezy that means there will be strong winds.

Not much News in the news today. The blogs that read daily were quiet also, I think there were only one or two that had posted anything new. I will post this but it is not anything new either.

I did change the background in the side panels on the Home Page. They are now showing the cushion cover #2 that I showed as finished on 25 January 2018. I think I like this one better than #8 that I had there for this past week. Using cover #1 as background for the text body was not a good idea. I may try some other drawings for that body background but nothing today.

3 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

A couple days ago while on our afternoon walk I saw my east side neighbor sitting on a bench outside the Park office. Patches saw him also and had to go say hello. He had never met Patches during the month that we have lived next door to him and said " I didn't even know you had a dog". Apparently he reported me to the office.

Yesterday when I went to pay my electric bill I handed the fellow my meter reading and said I wanted to pay my bill. He did a bunch of typing on the computer and told me how much I owed. I said "You didn't ask my for my space number, I guess you know where I live". He said "Yes we know but we didn't know you had that well behaved dog". Patches can be such a Good Girl!

The scaled quail that I have been seeing now have a covey of chicks following along behind them. Made me think of a bunch of little Woodstocks marching behind Snoopy.

There was total cloud cover when we went out for our morning walk. As we were almost back to Desperado I felt a few sprinkles but the cloud cover was breaking up. There may be more blow in later today but what there was this morning did not look like the making of a thunderstorm.

Why is this not Main Stream Headline News? The Koch brothers have been excoriated by the Media for supporting President Trump. But now that the Kochs are contributing to Democrat campaigns they have grown silent.

"In their latest effort to pass amnesty for the majority of illegal aliens living in the United States, the pro-mass immigration GOP megadonor billionaire Koch brothers are throwing their support behind Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm elections." Koch Bros Running Ads for Democrats: ‘Thank You’ for Pushing Open Borders, John Binder

There is also some even worse News. This headline, People are fleeing Silicon Valley for Nevada, Texas and Idaho, report finds is bad enough but in the body of the article Arizona is included with those three states. They have ruined California so now want to bring their enlightened views to neighboring states. Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Idaho - build a wall! 🔗

4 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

Another British football club logo. This one used 6 colors plus a background which I have made transparent. This one has given me some practice using a color palette which will be necessary as I add more colors. I think it is the best looking logo that I have drawn so far, certainly the most detailed. I'll be drawing cushion cover #9 next.

We got that predicted thunderstorm yesterday afternoon starting around 2:30 and it then rained off an on until 4:30 when we went out under a threatening sky. I thought we were going to get to finish the walk dry but got a little damp during the last .2 miles.

The nearby Weather Underground reporting station claims 0.27" of rain but the National Weather Service reports none. I don't know if the Weather Underground measurement is correct but I know the NWS is wrong - we did get rain.

It is going to be a hot one again today with the high expected to be 93° after the 85 and cool rain of yesterday. Then close to 100° on Thursday and in the mid-90s for the 10 Day forecast.

The day began as a usual shopping day with breakfast at Café 66 the groceries at Smith's. The only unusual thing was I received a bottle of Snapple in my bags that belonged to the woman that check out in front of me.

Then the day became more interesting. I have been buying Earthborne Meadow Feast for Patches at Tractor Supply. There are three Tractor Supply stores in the Albuquerque area but all of them are about a 50 mile round trip from the Park.

I found another retailer, Boofy's Best for Pets, that was much closer and went there this morning. To get there I first missed a turn and had to stop and find out where I was and how to get back on track. Then when I found the shopping plaza I turned to enter it from the north side but there was no entry there and I had to drive another mile or so before I could turn around and enter from the east side.

They had the largest supply of Earthborne that I have ever found in a Tractor Supply and I got 3 bags. I had one remaining so I now have enough to last Patches for 4-5 months. If I am ever back in Albuquerque I now know how to get to Boofy's - more importantly I know how NOT to.

"Preindustrial societies mostly exhibit a continuum from childhood to adulthood. There is generally no random cut off age where suddenly teens are given rights and expected to become adults. Children seamlessly and gradually integrate into adulthood, with puberty rites being the only major benchmark…
Children are raised from infancy alongside adults, instead of being segregated into peer groups of the same age. They slowly learn from adults and take on more responsibilities by emulating what they see.
What do kids see in the USA? A bunch of other kids with whom they have been grouped by government and industry working in tandem. Instead of emulating adults, they act like their peers. They want to dress the same, impress others with their technology, and keep up with the same tv shows." - “Teen Culture” is the New Imperialism, and it is Destroying the World, Joe Jarvis

5 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

I have started to look at changing my website layout. Why CSS Grid is better than Bootstrap for creating layouts explains the advantages. The most important one for me is "you want to change your layout according to the screen size". I don't have very many readers of my web pages but I have noticed that since I made the last layout change (September 2015) to Bootstrap about half are reading it with a device that has a resolution of 768px or less (iPads, iPhones & other Android Phones). So I have a 'teachable moment' and will try to learn CSS Grid.

That should keep me busy when I am not on the couch reading or on my Toshiba where I have Gimp to do my pixel art drawings. I also need to walk Patches her 4 miles everyday. Bored in retirement? No way!

This is a very good blog posting. I have quoted a teaser.

"But in the real world of today, it is the globalist billionaires who own multiple mansions, fly private jets and ride in eight-cylinder limousines to climate-change conferences where policies are decreed to lower the carbon footprint of the proletariat. It is the wealthy elite of the westernized nations who have sacrificed individual freedom upon the altar of Collectivism as political correctness has stifled free speech and enslaved citizens drown under oceans of debt.
At the same time, megalithic multi-national corporations like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, have become the eyes and ears of Big Brother; always watching and ever listening." - Ten Ways the Democratic Northern Hemisphere Nations Became the Orwellian West, Doug “Uncola” Lynn

6 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

I devoted most of yesterday to getting rows and columns looking like what I want which is what I now have. Two row across the top, one for the navigation bar and the second one for the header. Then under those two rows I want 3 columns, a sidebar on each side of the main context column. Lastly a footer that I currently do not have but I hope to put the ShoutBox down there.

I'll be back at it again today. I started working on the navigation bar and that did not go very well. With any luck I'll solve that mystery today. If not there is always tomorrow.

It has been over 90° for the past few days but today and the next couple of days will approach 100 if the weather guessers get it right. It is well on the way to reach that high - 85° by 9:00. No relief in sight per the 10 Day forecast.

This is a recommended blog posting. I have quoted just a sample.

"Sanctions are an assertion of hegemony of one country over another. They are an assertion that the imposer of sanctions has extra-legal international authority to tell other sovereign states what to do or to suffer consequences if they do not…
Any time a country doesn’t follow Washington’s orders, Washington imposes sanctions. Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela are all bearers of Washington’s sanctions. Moreover, Washington forces other countries, including its European allies, to also impose sanctions or Washington will sanction them as well." - The Absence of Diplomacy Is Isolating Washington, Paul Craig Roberts

7 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

I devoted a second day to trying to set up a CSS Grid with a navigation bar at the top. This is not a favored placement based on the examples that I can find. I finally did get it looking like I want it and then started the process of adding the navigation 'buttons' to the bar. The Bootstrap drop down coding would not work and I spent a few hours getting some coding that would.

During that process I screwed up the navigation bar layout and it took me another hour or two to find what I did and correct the screw up. I now will be doing cosmetic changes e.g. backgrounds, colors, fonts. There are a couple more navigation buttons that I want to add but I think I can do them using HTML coding within the text.

I won't be doing much of that today. Need to take a break from it. There are also breakfast and 'linner' meals to get prepared for the next few days. I also need to spend more time on the couch with Patches and my Paperwhite.

That is all that has been going on with me. The News has slowed down a lot also. 'The Resistance' must be taking some summer vacation. The only bit of excitement that they could generate was "Where is FLOTUS?" They no more than got that narrative started and she was back on the scene and in the News.

8 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

Read Will Rogers column 88 years ago: WA389 June 8, 1930

My host server is not helping with this CSS Grid project. All of the CSS Grid coding is generating warning messages that I am using an "unknown property". It is just a warning and the coding works just fine when and if the server compiles it.

I would also make a change but it does not take effect until minutes or hours later. At first I thought that the changes that I had made had no effect so I would reverse that change and change something else. Then later the first change that I had made would show up but I had reversed it - what a mess! I don't know how I am going to finish this project if the host server continues to compile changes this way.

Then to add insult to injury the power went out in my section of the Park. Maybe the entire Park. When it did come back on my A/C did not seem to be running the same but that might have been due to my having hearing aids out and ear drops with cotton balls in my ears. HA

I'll be working on the CSS Grid project some more today. Will also get a little more of cushion #9 drawn and more of my latest novel on Paperwhite read. It will be another eventful day.

This quote is from a blog posting that could have been written by Fred Reed. It seems that the more and more bloggers are coming around to Fred's way of thinking rather than trying to be Politically Correct.

"The path that war follows is everywhere the same. First, feminists demand that women be admitted to traditionally male career fields – cops, firemen, soldiers, construction, etc.—as equals. When that happens, the women don’t become “one of the boys”. On the contrary, the men are supposed to become eunuchs. Men, including young men, are supposed to work cheek-by-jowl with women without showing the slightest interest in them as the opposite sex. Since most men, especially young men, cannot do that – human nature makes it impossible – the women are empowered over the men because they can accuse any man who notices their femininity as “sexual harassment”. Cultural Marxism denounces this as a sin and a crime, the man is presumed guilty until proven innocent, and men must now live in constant fear of the women with whom they share a workplace. - The War On Men, William S. Lind

9 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

I spent most of yesterday trying to set up a navbar that was simply NOT going to work. It was usable on big screen desktop computers but much too complicated to fit on small screens. I finally threw in the towel on that idea and now have grid layouts that look good in all sizes.

I'll be spending time today doing cosmetic work. Selecting colors and getting css coding in place that will make the text look the same as it has been. I think I'm getting close and may have a new look for my site soon.

The National Weather Service has reported the high temperatures to be 94° for each of the past two days. The new Weather Underground station that I am now using, the prior one quit reporting, reported 98.6 for those days.

The next 5 days will be much the same if the forecast is correct. Maybe some thunderstorm activity and cooler days starting a week from now. That will be about the day that the Arizona Monsoon is to begin and my next camp is showing rain for the last 5 days of the 10 Day forecast. High temperatures are also about 10° cooler which will be good.

10 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

Another shopping day with breakfast at Café 66 but no extra running around. I stopped at the dump station on my way out of the Park and got holding tanks dumped. The fresh water tank is almost dry but I think I can put that off until tomorrow or the next day.

I was back in my space at the Park before 9:00. When I have to go to a store after Smith's I am usually waiting for them to open at 9:00.

This will be my last Home page posting using the Bootstrap layout that I coded and started using in September 2015. It will also be the first Home Page posting using CSS Grid. It is going to depend on the time of the day when you open the page. It is going to happen sometime today I just don't know exactly when.

I think it looks good and it should offer a better viewing experience for about half of my viewers that use Tablets or SmartPhones. All the test that I have done show a improvement. Those viewers using desktops will see some differences also. There is a different layout, different colors and slightly different navigation.

America Goes Full Imbecile by M. N. Gordon is a good article that covers the same ground that many others have written about. That does not mean it is not worth reading, I suggest that you do.

"Credit has a wicked way of magnifying a person’s defects. Even the most cautious man, with unlimited credit, can make mistakes that in retrospect seem absurd. But an average man, with unlimited credit, is preeminently disposed to going full imbecile.
Several weeks ago we came across a woeful tale of Mike Meru. Somehow, this special fellow, while of apparent sound mine and worthy intent, racked up over $1 million dollars in student loan debt – all to become an orthodontist."

11 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

I got the new Home Page active yesterday. At that same time I coded a new page for archived June postings. Then later in the day I changed the About Me page to a CSS Grid layout which was easily done.

I then started working on the old Site Map page, now to be the Archive page, and spent a few wasted hours. Thought about it a lot last night before going to sleep and then while on our morning walk. I am not quite finished with it this morning but think I will before the end of today. Then the 'only' thing remaining will be to convert every page that is linked to the Archive - a couple hundred.

That has kept me busy. I did find some time to do a little more reading on my latest Paperwhite novel. Also did just a little pixel art drawing on cushion #9. That makes three project that I have going now. Those plus walks with Patches does not leave much time to do chores and shopping.

"Usually, entitlement means, “I feel you should give me something that belongs to you, merely because you have it and I want it.” Normally we view entitlement as material. But in today’s outrage culture, it’s beyond that. “I — the outraged victim — feel entitled to have you BELIEVE what I believe in, and AGREE with what I think to be true. And if you fail to agree with me, you’re somehow violating my rights and my sense of entitlement to have everyone agree with me.”" - How and Why America Became “The Outrage Society”, Michael J. Hurd

12 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

I just thought I had found the coding to convert Site Map to Archive. That is what I get for thinking. What I did yesterday morning did not work. I spent much of the rest of the day trying to find something that would work and failed. As a last resort I found a website, 'Guide To Building Grid Layouts With CSS Grid', that I am now trying to follow with the hope that I can solve this puzzle. A case of when all else fails - read the instructions!

This morning as we were about to enter the Park from our walk I saw three bicyclist ride out and head west. Then as we were finishing our walk in the Park I came across a fourth rider.

Stopped and talked with him for a few minutes. He started following Route 66 from Chicago. Has been riding with the other three since joining up with them in Oklahoma. He will continue on Route 66 until he reaches its end at the coast and then will ride along the coast to San Diego. A great trip!

President Trump has been debased since the day he announced he wanted to be president of the United States. Since the day of his inauguration the vitriol has been vicious and nonstop. But he will have a place in history for accomplishing something that 12 president before him could not; a face-to-face meeting with the leader of North Korea.

The Leftist and Never Trumper will disparage the agreement that he a Kim have signed but nevertheless it is an agreement that no other president could reach:

"The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S. – DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the population of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified." - Document Signed by President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un at Singapore Summit

Then there was De Niro's kickoff of president Trump's 2020 reelection campaign:

"De Niro didn’t just drop the F-bomb, he didn’t just show utter disrespect to the President of the United States like a common lout; he flouted standards of decency and simple decorum on national television and flaunted his lack of accountability, while basking in the audience’s collective tongue bathing of his shriveled taint. He turned an event about achievements in theater and music into his own little political rally for no reason other than his own ego – to show how woke he is in his hatred of the President.
You want more Trump? This is how you get more Trump.
This is how you get Trump re-elected for a second term." - De Niro Has Discovered the Secret to Reelecting Trump, by Marta Hernandez

13 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

I finally found a way to convert Site Map that was using Bootstrap layout coding to Archive using CSS Grid. I spent all day doing it and was still not quite finished when I went to bed. I'll be finishing the layout sometime today and then will be applying cosmetic changes. Maybe have it finished by the time I go to bed tonight.

When I get this posted for today I'll be going out and hooking up to fill my freshwater tank. I have put that off as long as I can. Nothing else on the agenda for today.

Not much News. What I found is what I expected, disparagement of President Trump's summit meeting, and the agreement, with Kim of North Korea. The Leftist hate it because Trump has once again done something that they said he was not capable of doing because he is too stupid. The Never Trumper, mostly neoconservatives, hate it because they wanted a war, or at least the threat of one, with North Korea.

"A nation that spends more than it takes in from taxes, and consumes more of the world’s goods than it produces itself for export, year in and year out, is a nation on the way down. We are emulating our British cousins of the 19th century." - Behind Trump’s Exasperation by Patrick J. Buchanan

14 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

I finished the conversion of Site Map to Archive yesterday and it is now linked to Home in a new CSS Grid layout. I say I finished but there is one more refinement that I want to make. I tried to do it late last night and failed. I'll be trying again today.

I also started to convert the Bike Trip pages and immediately found that I need to learn more about positioning images. All the pictures that I have on those pages are going to appear as a BIG mess. That is now the next step in this CSS Grid Project.

The past three days high temperatures per the National Weather Service have been 94, 98, 96. The nearby Weather Underground station that I am now using claim that those same three days had high temperatures of 98.6, 102.2, 100.4. The temperatures here were probably close to what the Weather Underground station claimed.

We might be cooling down somewhat with the weather guessers forecast for today and tomorrow to be 93° then in the upper 80s for the rest of the 10 Day forecast. My next camp is expecting highs in the lower 80s which will be great is that continues when I get there.

"A state has two ways out of a debt crisis (kings had a third way, repudiating the debt, but republics find that difficult). The first is to cut expenditures until they are below tax revenues and use the surplus to start paying back the debt. If you want to see what that brings, look at Greece. The other way, assuming a state has its own currency (Greece does not; it’s on the Euro), is to inflate that currency and pay the debt back in worthless paper money. Which way is easier in a democracy? Obviously, inflation, so that’s what we will get. Inflation soon becomes hyperinflation and the middle class, or what is left of it, is wiped out." - The Big One by William S. Lind

15 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

Read Will Rogers column 88 years ago: WA390 June 15, 1930

I failed once again to find a way to make the modification to the Archive page that I want. I can live with what I now have but it is disappointing that I can not get what I want.

I had a number of failures in my attempt to recode the picture layouts that I had when using Bootstrap. What I have finally settled on can be seen in Bike Tours/Baja.

Compare that with Bike Tours/Cross Country Tour on a Big screen and the old layout is probably better. However, it can not be read on a Small screen and the pictures are a mess. So, I have a new picture layout; it is now readable in Big and Small screen devices. The downside of that is the time that it is going to take me to do all the conversions. But what the hell, I have far more time than money!

"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday." - Abraham Lincoln
Old Abe would be proud of me. To achieve what little success I have had in the past with writing all the coding for my website I have used the copy, paste and modify approach. I didn't know what I was doing but in the trial and error process of making modifications I would stumble upon something that looked 'pretty good' and would keep it.

In this process of converting from Bootstrap to CSS Grid I was confronted with coding that I had used to provide space between pictures has been deprecated. Browsers continue to support them to ensure older sites continued to display correctly but 'developers' were urged to stop using them in favour of more flexible alternatives such as CSS. I guess I fall into the 'developer' class but could not find cut and paste coding that would work.

That was yesterday. I thought about it before going to sleep and then while on our morning walk. What do you know; I have become wiser and solved that problem by writing some CSS coding that added the space. More importantly I understand how and why the coding worked!

I saw no forecast of rain yesterday but we got wet. I called a halt at the Park office where we could take shelter and when it slack off beat a hasty retreat to Desperado. We didn't get much and probably could have continued on rather than retreat. The local Weather Underground reported no rain and a high for the day of 96.8°. National Weather Service claimed it reached only 94 but agreed that it did not rain. Much cooler tomorrow and a 80% chance of rain.

16 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

That Archive Page problem that was irritating me has finally been solved. What was happening was the drop down menu for the Will Rogers boxes at the bottom of the page were dropping down off the screen. I knew that I could fix that by having them drop UP but could not find the coding that would do it. Finally fixed it yesterday - another small victory over those little things that drive me bonkers!

My west side neighbor moved over one space more to the west which gives me a greater view of the wide open northwest range. Not much out there to see but now I can. He had to move because there is a Park water line leak that was almost directly under his entryway.

I woke up around 2:00 am it was raining, woke up at 5:00 am still raining. Waited until about 6:00 am when it seemed to have stopped but when we went out for a potty walk it was sprinkling and then became a light rain. We got a little wet again. I got a little wetter while out in it unhooking from electric.

I little wet again when going in and out of Café 66 for breakfast. Had their Huevos Rancheros with red for a change. Do not like it as well as my two standbys. A little wet going in and out of Smith's to get groceries and while hooking back up to electric. I think it may be raining all day so will have to see if we can sneak in an afternoon walk.

I made some good progress converting archived pages. Finished the first four Bike Trip pages yesterday. The layout conversion is very simple but the coding I have for the placement of the pictures renders a big mess. Cleaning up all that coding is going to take me some time but I'm using a LOT more CSS coding which makes it far easier to make changes in the future.

17 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

I'm beginning to feel like Joe Btfsplk. We went out yesterday at 1:30 and got in a 1.5 mile walk. The sky looked like it was clearing so I planned on doing another walk in the early evening. Went out at 5:00 and it was reasonably clear except for one black cloud that was dumping rain about 10 miles to the southwest.

We made it to the .5 mile point when I started to feel some sprinkles. Turned around and headed for Desperado. Got a little wet but avoided getting soaked which is what would have happened if we had stayed out there for another 2-3 minutes. The local Weather Underground does not measure rainfall but the NWS claims we got 0.84" yesterday.

Much better weather this morning with some clouds but do not look like rain, no official forecast of rain either. Expected high to be 83° after the low of 64 this morning and even cooler tomorrow morning although a hotter day. Then back into the 90s for the rest of the 10 Day forecast. What is that, I thought it was to be in the upper 80s?

I have been so involved with the CSS Grid project that my Paperwhite reading and pixel art drawing has suffered. I did more of both yesterday and plan on doing the same today. Cushion #9 is a relatively easy one to draw but is also a bit tedious so it is going to take some time.

"Crucial question: Is there a likelihood that the Poodles will find the virility to go independent of Mother Washington? Historically they have been docile and obedient, good doggy, roll over. Now they yap fiercely, having discovered that America is not their ally but their owner. If by remote chance they decide to act in their own interest, methinks we will have moved into another world.
It is worth keeping in mind that neither America nor Americans have a dog in this fight. Trump, Israel, and the Empire do. No danger to America or Americans will arise if Iran buys airliners, or Europe buys gas, or Afghanistan does anything at all, or Venezuelans have enough to eat. The United States has been hijacked and is now used for the benefit of imperial loons and their allies…
Think of an aging drunk, muttering, “I can whip any man in this bar.” But all at once?" - Trump to Europoodles: “Roll Over. Bark. Beg…Crawl.: With a Korean Preface by Fred Reed.

18 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

I have been working on the Bike Trip archive pages for the past few days. Cleaning up the coding that I had in place to position pictures that was a mess when I applied the CSS grid layout.I thought I had found a way to code every page the same but that is not happening.

I think I'll back off doing anything more until I school myself on how to set up a responsive page on the web. What I am doing now is just making another mess that replaces the former one.

I think I have made good progress this morning but it is probably too early to tell. I have changed from having a different layout for the archived pages and will use the same layout as the Home Page.

When a baseball game gets rained out the teams then have a double header scheduled to make up for the missed game. That is what Patches and I did yesterday. We did a double header 1.5 mile walk yesterday at noon and then again at our usual afternoon time. That gave us a total of over 5.5 miles, the first day that we have walked over 5 miles in a long, long time.

We won't be doing much more of that during the next 10 days. It is expected to get HOT!

19 June 2018 Enchanted Trails RV Park (Albuquerque, NM )

I have my water shut off while the Park 'works' on fixing the leak in the space next door. I say 'work' because all I can see that they have done so far is turn the water off. Although even that does not seem to have been accomplished. I can still see some water bubbling up at the leak site.

I put in an all day session yesterday working on the Bike Trip pages. A lot of that time was devoted to learning how to position images/photos. I still don't know how to position an image in the center of the page although after thinking about it overnight I do have an idea that I'll try later this morning. It didn't work!

I have made a lot of changes to those pages and probably will make a lot more before I find something I like and understand how to make the changes. I'm spinning my wheels right now but I think I'm getting there.

I was either 87° or 91 yesterday depending on which report you wish to believe. Both of those are less than what was forecast. I hope that proves true for Friday and Saturday which are forecast to be HOT - near 100. I have an extended shopping day on Friday and will be going to the range on Saturday. Patches is not feeling well today so she does not need extra high temperatures while waiting for me.

"All people tell themselves myths about who they are and what their nation-states represent, and Americans are no exception. Many of us still actually believe the U.S. military takes action for humanitarian purposes or to spread democracy despite ample evidence to the contrary. Likewise, many Americans continue to naively assume that three-letter agencies are there to protect them as opposed to protect the status quo despite ample evidence to the contrary." - The Myths We Tell Ourselves, Michael Krieger