Thursday, June 29, 2017


I wonder what I'm going to do with the rest of my life now that I'm retired
If you think this post is a waste of bandwidth   think of all the other entries that begin with the letter  T  

Global Mathmatics

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Snake party

Team work


Dont' forget the lizard

This unique birthday party was supervised by a professional herpetologist 

Saturday, June 24, 2017


God save our souls.

I don't believe in metaphor
The way I say is what's in store
Right or wrong history is past
And helps to show my lack of class.

The dollar mine is what I wear
And those with equal value share
A family crypt made of gold
While suffering is for young and old.

The uniformed come and go
Our young die because they're' told
Protect freedom at all cost
Unforgiving ways profit loss.

The world is but a resting place
That cares for the human race
All the others man and beast
Will be here to the end of feast.


Thursday, June 22, 2017


Whether he be laughing    crying    shouting    dying

He is our Christ

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


But we lost   We will not loose again   Atl  Dems

British movie frame   source also lost

Friday, June 16, 2017

An eye for a view

A white surface reflects the absorbed light from other near by objects'.

 Hair of the dog    Not a metaphor   Maybe just fun

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Untethered growth from rich soil. Swaying in the open air. 
Otherwise this is a palm tree, blue sky, clouds.  In times like
these description may diminish the outcome, or the vision. So
ignore the verbiage and just enjoy the view. Its up to you.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

What happens


Life and poetry We live our words

The poet's joke

You say gray, and what of black

You say white, and what of gray

Never the way of knowing is neither

It matters only the moment of meter

Born in Chicago Illinois, raised in Tampa (above downtown picture), lived St.Petersburg for thirty years.  A family is where ever you choose to live.  Is one place safer than the next?  Maybe, because children seek out friends they feel most accepted by - usually images of themselves.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

US vs Russia

Peter Potnin
Peter Potnin, born and lived in Russia for 24 years
As a Russian native who has moved to the US recently I feel like I have something to share, too.
  1. OMG INTERNET, PEOPLE! In Russia there’s such a plurality of ISPs that it’s not uncommon to have 3–4 providers to choose from in a given apartment building. For this and other reasons the prices are much lower – $9 for 100Mbps in Moscow compared to $65 for 25Mbps in my Seattle apartment (Comcast only). Come on!
  2. The same goes for cell phone service – cheaper and better in Russia, at least in the cities.
  3. Banks. I have found the ones in Russia to generally have superior online banking tools and mobile apps. And the fact that there are still many credit card readers in the US that don’t have chip capability was very surprising to me! Personally, this feels so unsafe – definitely an area where the US could learn from Russia.
  4. Metric system. ‘Nuff said.
Also, some of the answers here are outright bullshit so I just have to interfere. INCOME TAX IN RUSSIA IS NOT 13% – it’s 33% (see note 1) if you count Social Security, Medical and Pension taxes that are hidden because they are paid directly by an employer. Even many Russians don’t know or care for this fact – a neat accounting trick indeed! Now compare this (see note 2) to an average of 31% in the US and also note that the income tax rate is flat in Russia – which IMO sucks badly – and it’s a very different picture from “Oh look, they have 13% income tax, awesome!”. Nope, sorry, not true.
And better education in Russia, honestly? At least a VERY debatable point. The fact that it’s mostly free is really nice, though, and there definitely ARE some high-quality universities. Most of higher education in Russia is garbage, however, so having 53% of college graduates doesn’t really mean anything.
Finally, I’d like to say that every country has some good and bad things about it, so take my words with a grain of salt.
Thank you for reading.


Wiki background  The country was from 1917 to 1991 as a Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic(RSFSR), the core of the Soviet Union . Russia is now an independent country and an influential member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In diplomatic affairs, Russia is seen as the successor state of the Soviet Union.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Hear Ye

Anyone can write poetry, philosophers and kings
Who can write the words that say, listen to what I mean
That interest young and old, blind and deaf as well
Propel them to the stars, or to the depths of hell.

Savant you say, he means no harm while wid'ling away
Both time, truth and sanctity hard earned by all each day
This message clear to anyone when lofty words do prey
On man both fool and king, enlightened and dismayed.