Wrack Line Blog "about" and "AD policy" can be found below the picture. What's a "Wrack Line"
Well, your's truly is back again, having spent a delightful couple of weeks with his daughter and her husband.
What's NEW in the Wrackline blog?
NEW ESSAY: "Guilty until proven innocent" It used to be that we were all "Innocent Until Proven Guilty". In many cases nowadays, it's the other way around.
RECENT: "Growing Bluberries". My original page "Growing Berry Plants" has been replaced by two expanded and more comprehensive articles - blueberries and strawberries.
RECENT: "Growing Strawberries". Also extracted from the original "Growing Berries", and expanded.
RECENT: "Tips on using the iPhone Camera" Make use of the Little Yellow Rectangle. Learn how to "stop down" for more dramatic pictures. Lock the focus and exposure. Plus two VERY useful gadgits.
Check out "The Standard Superhero Plot"! It's
a spoof on Superhero movies, since every superhero movie has essentially the SAME plot! Look in "Essays".
Check out "Wishlist for New Homes"! I have actually not found a more comprehensive list in my own internet searching.
Updated Weekly: "Entries from Jimmie's Journal." The home
page will feature a quote from my journals, which span from 1975 to the present. It is hoped that these little quotes
may lead to a little extra depth of feeling for you, and that some of them might even lead to a greater understanding
of our relationship to the Universal Consciousness. And also, some of 'em are for just for the sake of humor! There's also
a "Previous Journal Entries" link for past quotes. This is also updated weekly (unless, of course, yours truly is busy
fiddling with home improvement or landscaping projects!)
Click the audio player below for some quiet music to accompany your reading, if you want to.
8/15/2019: Everybody Wants to be a Superhero – Except Superheros
We all have probably secretly wanted to be a superhero, at least at some time in our lives.
Watch any kid as he/she runs around adorned with some sort of cape, zapping "bad guys" with imaginary weapons. And how many of the rest of us have at least briefly wanted some sort of super power to allow us to change something beyond our control.
What if I could just point my finger toward the neighbor's barking dog and temporarily lower its core temperature (Just enough to get it to go inside)
What bullied kid has not had vivid daydreams of slinging their arm out in a big arc to slam some bully into a wall?
What if I could just temporarily stop the breathing of the cranky clerk who is sending me back home for an unnecessary form after I just spent 2 hours in line – just long enough to get him to change his mind?
And yet the irony of today's superhero movies is that often superheros themselves don't want to be superheros anymore. For one thing, they're getting blamed too often for the collateral damage that ocurrs during battle with the arch-enemies. Or maybe they screw it up trying to help someone.
And what's worse, the arch-enemies seem to be getting too bad-ass. The superheros are starting to find themselves right back in the same boat as all us common folk:
And what is that? It's that the superheros can't change things beyond their control either.
Beach grass and clouds
Click the player to listen to the author's "Ambient 8", a nice quiet track.
The Wracklineblog started with the "Hwy 101 Beaches" links. These lead to individual pages covering more than 70 beaches from
Astoria, Oregon down to Brookings, Oregon. Each page has beach/park information, usually a picture of the entrance sign,
and one or more scenic pictures taken by the author.
Here's an illustrated sample
However, the Wracklineblog has expanded, and now has photography tips, an exhaustive list of the most moving ambient music, and a growing health/nutrition section, with vegetarian recipes and nutrition information, and various essays, including the newly-added "excerpts from Jimmie's Journals". Some "HTML coding" references and a cool HTML color tool have also been added.
Wrackline "AD Policy":
NO ads! NOTHING that moves! Period.
However some of the sections have links that will allow you to purchase books and/or other items. For example, the Photography Tips section offers links to purchase the cameras/lenses that were used to create all the pictures in the blog. If you have an interest for any of these books or items, purchasing them by way of these links will provide a little extra income for the author, who is retired.
NOTE: Clicking on these Amazon links takes you to the same location that you would get if you searched for and clicked on yourself. The security level is the same, and there is no difference in price. Amazon has an "Associates" package, in which Amazon itself pays a small percentage to the referring web site.