Nexus 7

I know each time a new bogging app comes along a promise to make more blog entries has been given. I won’t do it this time.

But, if a rise in the # of entries does occur, it just may be due to how dangged easily they can be done using the Nexus 7 with the SwiftKey keyboard for tablet.


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Kindle Fire App for WordPress

Using Kindle Fire to post to a blog was not on my expected tasks when I bought it.  A search for a Tumblr app changed that direction.  Now my goal is to find an app to post to blotter.  So far – no luck.


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On Which One Does it Have a Greater Effect?

It is of course monumental to the HS Senior, the last June of his Secondary education. But is it more so to their parents?  In this culture to advance to adulthood really starts when one leaves High School, whether by graduation or quitting. 

My three brothers all left early, each for their own reason. It is without doubt their adult lives began at that moment,  They needed to find work or go into the military.  One even started his family upon leaving.  I stuck it out and finished before going into the military.  I know I, and am pretty sure my brothers, didn’t think for a moment how our leaving school mattered at all to our parents. They were done parenting us.  Very done.

That was 43 years ago. Things have changed.  Though we’ll be attending a graduation in two weeks, or so, I don’t feel there will be that abrupt disengagement.  No “Thanks for all the fish” song.  But still, there will be the change.

Neil Gaiman’s recent speech was to a college audience.  I think this recording of it should be mandatory viewing for all High School graduates as well.


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Yesterday’s Visit to Dana Farber

Just a quick note:

We went in for our scheduled consultation with my oncologist at Dana Farber yesterday. 

“See you in six months.” was what she said.

We liked that.


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Don’t Forget The Batteries!

When we fall back an hour tonight, don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!


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Besides having many of the Famous Grazing domain names; in the early years of domain registration we also picked up the sgtret domains. has always defaulted to the JDK Communications of New England (Special Education Consulting) web page. was parked at

Not being pleased with the behavior of some of GoDaddy’s owners, we left it there to rot, pretty much.  Whatever we wanted to do to the page, the hosts seemed to think rated a charge. I can understand they need to make money, but once a site is hosted they shouldn’t be nickel & dimed.

We lost due to neglect. We had to wait four years to get it back without paying a bloody ransom.  Now we have redirected it to the Google vanity page where we are listing the seven active Famous Grazing blogs.  We’ve totally abandoned a dozen or so.

You can still find them if you search.  The web preserves pages forever, we are told.

The question now is: do we update the Twitter and Facebook pages to reflect this?  Perhaps. 


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Attending a Class

There were nine people in the class I taught today.

They were all there because they had to be.  I see this a lot.  My goal is, by the end of the class to see they are all glad they came.

I can honestly say my mission was accomplished.


Next week I will be on the other side.  I have to attend a three day class.  I can’t say I am overly eager.  I hope the people who teach will have the same goal I have and accomplish their mission as successfully.


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