Category Archives: A HYBRID COUNTRY LIFE

A CONCRETE REASON TO BELIEVE

The Brothers Twofer Back in the years of 1985/86 I had the fortune of employing 2 brothers at different times who were marvelous gentlemen to work with. Having met them at Bethel Baptist Church in Harbor Gateway (Los Angeles), California while living in the area, I was inspired by their work ethic and devotion to completing the tasks at hand. The first one that I hired, Mark Cayot, not only impressed me, but also one of my clients, an engineer for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Corporation (B2 Flying […]

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MY IPAD AIR TIPS AND TRICKS

Ipad IOS Apple has made a big change by splitting the IOS operating systems into iOS for iPhones and iPadOS for the latest iPad offerings. As a result of this change, there are now some iPad-specific functions tablet owners should know about. Since there are lots of functions that only work with the larger screen, that separate code would be taking up space on iPhones for functions that are only feasible for use on iPads. With that in mind, I discuss here some tips and tricks I […]

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THE CASE FOR GREEN TEA

Overview Of Caffeine’s Effects On The Body I am not a coffee drinker. Millions of people are and probably feel they can only get by with at least one cup first thing in the morning. That is to say, without their morning coffee, they might struggle to wake up or even make it through the day! But while dependency on coffee, and the big dose of caffeine that it provides, is a somewhat worrying thing for me, I have valid concerns as well. According to a report […]

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THE MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR A DISCONSOLATE MOTHER

The Setting This article is about a tale that should have been written years ago, but because of the callous nature of one detached husband, it wasn’t penned. It’s about a wife who felt that she couldn’t share her deepest feelings with him at a time when she needed it most. Now, some 40 plus years later, the time has come. The story goes hand in hand with two other articles written over 2 years ago. They describe the ordeal of dealing with a newborn child who […]

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SUPERFOODS HEALTH CORNER: KALE BASED SALAD

Blood Tests Don’t Lie I recently had my yearly blood test done and discovered my current diet is sending me backwards. My Hemoglobin a1c level showed I had moved into the pre-diabetic danger zone, my LDL cholesterol level was 31 points over the minimum acceptable level, and my Bilirubin Total was high. Since writing the last blog concerning my dietetic maneuvers entitled “THE OUT OF BOUNDS COUNTRY DIET: PART II”, I have failed to keep track of my progress on the bathroom scale and my diet has […]

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UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF THE WORDPRESS GUTENBERG BLOCK EDITOR_PART I: BASIC FIRST STEPS

WordPress Classic Editor To Bite The Dust When I first created my website, SJKeyChronicles.com, back in 2018, I had to learn a lot of functions to make myself proficient incorporating When I first created my website, SJKeyChronicles.com, back in 2018, I had to learn a lot of functions to make myself proficient incorporating the WORDPRESS Classic Editor Format. This allowed me to write halfway decent articles that readers would find acceptable. Even though I had help from my mentor, Jim Daniels @ bizweb2000.com, I had to figure out a lot of […]

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HUNTING FOR SPORT TO ANIMAL ADVOCATE

Kid Hunter I remember when I lived in California as a youth, I would often go hunting with my dad up to the northern part of the State for game like wild ducks, pheasants, quail and such. For my weapon of choice, he bought me a 4-10 shotgun which could fire only one shell at a time before requiring me to reload. It was a Christmas present and I cherished it, not only because it was my first weapon, but also because he allowed me to have […]

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DEALING WITH OBSOLETE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

My Apps Are Fading Away I was recently informed by my online bank that their App running on my iPhone 6 Plus in the iOS 13.0 configuration would no longer be supported and that I must upgrade to a device that would handle iOS 14.0 or better. I had already been booked out of the LOWES Home Improvement App over a month ago, and Capital One was next.  To accommodate these purveyors of forward looking software machinations, I would have to upgrade my device to an iPhone […]

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MY TREPIDATIOUS HEALTH CORNER TOPICS: KIDNEY KINKS I NEVER KNEW ABOUT

Image by Balik on Pixabay The Sad Fact About Defective Kidneys In Children    One  thing I hate to see happen is the various health problems that can affect children at a very young age. One issue that came to my attention was kidney disease in a child or young teenager. I mean, they are just starting out in life and facing problems that should be the exclusive domain of an adult. They haven’t even had much of a chance to abuse their bodies yet like those […]

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SLASHING HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE COSTS: PART II

Image by SAIYED IRFAN A on Pixabay/ Text by SJKeyChronicles The Aftereffects Of A Recent Hurricane When Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle of Florida in October of 2018, I feared the integrity of my home would be seriously tested by the anticipated wind gusts for my area. Even though we did have severe conditions and horrific rainfall, there was no resultant damage to my power lines or metal roof. But there could have been. One of my neighbors had a tree fall on the electrical service lines […]

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