Category Archives: LIFE HACK RAMBLINGS

Electronic Device Dependence

My Electronic Cyber Pals Through The Looking Glass I have finally come to the point I am virtually dependent on my Laptop, Cell Phone, and Tablet Style devices to connect with people or other computer systems, for that matter. If I forget to take my cell phone with me when I leave the house, I just turn around and go back and get it. Since it is the only way I can reach the outside world with my actual voice (sans face to face contact), I feel […]

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Thoughts On Fireproofing Your House

Paradise Lost I have been watching the series in This Old House that centers on the devastation of the entire town of Paradise, California due to a relentless forest fire last year. The item that struck me most was the fact that most of the residents plan to rebuild their homes there knowing that what happened could happen again. Having lived in the state for many years, I am well aware of the dangers of living there. If you are not trying to live through earthquakes, mudslides, […]

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Sophisticated Scams To Fool Anyone

Image by Stephen Key/SJKeyChronicles  So You Think You Know It All Scam artists are as intelligent as any criminal element out there. I once heard a statement from a preacher on radio who said “criminals involved in money crimes could earn ten times as much legitimately as they do illegally because they are smart”. They choose to do the latter because of the thrill of discovering that they can get away with it. For how long? Doesn’t matter! It’s in their mantra, kind of like a diseases. […]

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My First Engaging Novel & The Climactic Sequel Published

Reviewing The Inspiration For My Story Line(s) In my previous LEARNING TO WRITE article Learning To Write:My First Novel Part II, I told of how I have always been fascinated by the Navy SEAL Team’s enigmatic aura. When we visited their dedicated Museum in Ft. Pierce, we got to see the Maersk Alabama cargo ship life boat that held the ship’s captain hostage while being driven away by Somali pirates. The movie that depicts the document drama, Captain Phillips, was quite revealing and did incorporate maneuvers by […]

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Commentary Dilemma: Part II_ Trying To Connect With My Followers

Who Are My Followers I have tried to get a profile of my followers and I can’t get a fix on what you like or really want to read about. All comments indicate that you are appreciative of what I have to say, but don’t offer any specifics. If I don’t know what issues you are facing, I can’t really help! When I first started my blog, I decided to write about all the experiences in my life . From life adventures, budgeting money, buying and fixing […]

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Chalk Paint Charisma

Sister Cindy’s Decorum My sister, Cynthia Finley, has transformed herself into a decorator. A long time purveyor of beauty products for Lancôme, she is now an aficionado of changing the appearance of furniture with a product called Chalk Paint. Chalk Paint® is claimed to be the world’s best furniture paint by Annie Sloan who invented her revolutionary furniture paint, Chalk Paint®, in 1990 and hasn’t stopped refining and improving her formula since.  Introduced to the concept by her daughter, Jessica, she has proceeded to ply her talents […]

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The Excalibur 5000

This poem was created as a response to a writing assignment given by the moderator in the Writer’s Group my wife and I belong to in the town we live near. I am printing it here as part of my ongoing support of my category LEARNING TO WRITE FILES. Since writing is a major part of my life now, I have chosen to publish it here. The theme is as follows:”How Do You Feel About a computer grading your essay.” Man vs. Machine Me: Good morning Mr. […]

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A Town Without Sugar

Writers Group Essay No.2 This poem was created as a response to a writing assignment given by the moderator in the Writer’s Group my wife and I belong to in the town we live near. I am printing it here as part of my ongoing support of my category LEARNING TO WRITE FILES. Since writing is a major part of my life now, I have chosen to publish it here. The theme is as follows: “A Town Without Sugar.” As I stated in my first essay, I […]

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Dangerous Diamonds In The Rough

Trekking In The Wild Have you ever been out hunting, camping, hiking , or just gone for a walk in the woods and come across a snake? To make the question more definitive, was it a poisonous one? Sometimes it is hard to tell and you need some type of reference to identify them. For example, a Coral snake is poisonous, but it’s banding can confuse it with copycats like the Scarlet King snake and the Florida Scarlet snake, both of which are harmless. Poisonous Copperheads can […]

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The Art Of Cyber Crime

Equifax Conundrum This morning I received notice from the Equifax Breach Settlement Administrator informing me of the following: “In September of 2017, Equifax announced it experienced a data breach, which impacted the personal information of approximately 147 million people. Equifax has reached a proposed settlement to resolve class action lawsuits brought by consumers alleging Equifax failed to adequately protect their personal information. Equifax denies any wrongdoing, and no judgment or finding of wrongdoing has been made.  If your personal information was impacted in the Equifax data breach, […]

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