The Wrack Line and Oregon Beaches

Wrack Line Blog "about" and "AD policy" can be found below the picture.        What's a "Wrack Line"

Check out Jimmie's pan-fried biscuits, in the "Tasty Breakfast Ideas" Category.

Check out "Jimmies Quick Saute" in the "Quick Nutritious Lunches" Category.

What's NEW in the Wrackline blog?

NEW: "Our new pension", under "Essays". That is, the increasing use of "subscription-based services" results in our new pension plan - a "negative pension".

NEW: "Gardening Made Easy" shows you how to earn your "green thumb" badge, by simply giving plants the soil they really want.

Recent Addition: "Eliminate muscle pain"!. You CAN eliminate muscle pain, if you are willing to do 10 - 20 minutes of muscle work each day. A pictorial description on this self-applied massage appears under "Health and Nutrition"!

Recent Addition: "The Standard Superhero Plot"! It's a spoof on Superhero movies, since every superhero movie has essentially the SAME plot! Look in "Essays".

NEW: "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.
 Click the audio player below for some quiet music to accompany your reading, if you want to.

Current journal entry:

6/1/2006: Absence Rather than Presence
 During my morning “meditation” (or what passes for meditation for those of us with little discipline), it occurred to me that there could be a different way of expressing life issues, and that this way would speak to the absence of something that should be there rather than the presence of of some “negative” condition.
 For example, We don't have poverty/lack – we are experiencing the temporary absence of supply.
 We do not "have" disease – we are experiencing the temporary absence of health.
 We do not have fears – we have the absence of confidence, the absence of trust, the absence of wholeness.
 We do not "have" depression. Instead we say that we are experiencing a temporary absence of Life.

So, by emphasizing a temporary absense, we do not give the negative condition a life of its own. We say that it is simply a lack of something “positive”.
 On the other hand, we do give life and form to the "positive" things we want by our affirmations:
 "Thank You for supply."
 "Thank You for health and youth."
 "Thank You for articulation and confidence."
 "Thank You for well being and great depth of feeling"
 And don't forget to get the direction right! We are not thanking some Being "out there" or "up there". Instead we are thanking the Spirit within, for we are all participants in the Universal Consciousness.

Lastly, we give deference to our Eastern friends who remind us that the Universe is neutral, that terms like “good” and “evil”, or "positive" and "negative" are from our human standpoint.

From the Tao Te Ching:
"Nameing is the root of particular things.
If we say that some things are 'good', then we must immediately say that other things are 'evil' ".


Click the player to listen to the author's "Ambient 8".
It's a quiet piece.

Wrackline "about":

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.

Beaches, Photography, Music

Hwy 101 Beaches General Info Chasing the Big Wave Action Big Wave SLIDE SHOW Hwy 101 Beaches (North) Hwy 101 Beaches (South) Improve your Landscape Photos NEW Gardening Made Easy Jimmie's "Top 250 Ambients"

Health and Nutrition

Some TASTY Breakfast ideas Quick, nutritious lunches Vegetarian dinner recipes RECENT Eliminate Muscle Pain Notes on the Common Cold Vertigo Notes Getting an MRI - with some humor Our Health Care System is BROKEN

From Jimmie's Journal

UPDATED Previous Journal Entries


RECENT The standard superhero plot NEW Our "Negative Pension" Star Wars and Eastern Philosophy Kon-Mari Tidying and Life Changes Christmas Reveries The Christmas Light How to Light Campfires with Wet Wood Campfire Reveries The Sea at Padre Island Texas Stadium Implosion

HTML/CSS Goodies

HTML and CSS References Using "display" property for HTML Layout HTML Color/Pattern Tool