The Wrack Line Blog: Oregon Beach Info, along with Unique, Informative, and Often Philosophical, Articles

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What's NEW in the Wrackline blog?

NEW: Schizophrenia and Other Temporary Experiences. For many years, I have wanted to write this very personal essay. It represents a unique and different take on schizophrenia, depresssion, and other "mental" issues, based on a lifetime of personal observations and journal entries. You won't find standard medical definitions here!
 A couple of excerpts from this essay are below, just above the monthly image.

NEW: Medical Science and Worry. Here I discuss Health and Spiritual trust vs Medical Science and measurement (and worry). It's under "Health and Nutrition".

Also, Check Out "Our Food as Cause of Mental Maladies". You've probably noticed how modern society is marked by high incidence of depression, anxiety, and just plain CRANKINESS. In 2020 we could blame the pandemic (and maybe our "leader" at the time). But I offer a more basic and fundamental cause: It's our lousy FOOD!

NEW: Amazon is Actually Indispensible Some (perhaps well-meaning) regulators want to break Amazon. I would assert that this would actually hurt many consumers, particularly those who live in rural areas. An article on this is under the link "Essays", but I feel it important enough to be repeated in its entirety below, on my Home page!

NEW (and just updated): Creating Graphics with Powerpoint. Want to create your own graphics for a class book, a technical article, or for your blog? You can create virtually everything you might need with Microsoft Powerpoint.

Check Out "An Assortment of Useful Items". Over the years I have discovered many useful items (or useful amounts for ordinary items).

Bangages in packages of 100 of the same size

Mechanical pencils (pkg of 12), pencil leads (pkg of 144, "2B" rather than "HB")

Pencil erasers that you can cut to size

And many more!

Check out "Jimmie's Top 500 Ambients". This is a list of some of the finest QUIET music on the planet.

Check out "Our 'Negative Pension' " This is an article on the Subscription Pandemic. It was written in 2018, and by 2023, just about every entity wants a subscription. Subscriptions have become so common that we now face a substantial and recurring payout of cash - a reverse pension.

Check out "Using a D.I.Y. site to Create a Will". Been putting off creating your Last Will? Here is an article describing my experience using a well-known D.I.Y. provider.

Check out "Replacing NOISY bathroom fans". Replace your noisy "builder grade" bathroom exhaust fan with a QUIET one

Check out "How to Rebuild Toilets". Shows how to completely renew most toilets (fill and flush valves, tank-to-bowl seals), for about $40 instead of $200-$300

Check out "Install Full Length Drawer Slides". Replace those irritating drawer slides that only come out 2/3 of the way.

Check out "Transforming the 'Builder White' Door". Tired of the standard issue "4 Panel Composite Door" - in Builder White? Try staining it. I show how in this article

Check out "Piping Terms Demystified". Do you find it unusually hard to find the right faucet or toilet flexible line? That's because acronyms like "IPS", "MIP", and "MPT" all mean the same thing!

Check out "Growing Hebe Plants". This article shows many varieties of Hebe Plants, which grow well on the West Coast.

Check out "Change Your Assumptions". Interesting idea about problem solving.

Check out "Quick Luches from Scratch". Among other things, it has Instant Pot times for beans, rices, lentils, and others.

Check out "Vertigo Notes". It shows how to handle vertigo and to to even turn it into a positive condition: improved balance.

Check out Our two articles on Music Theory. The will provide a good introduction to the origin of musical scales, "major" and "minor" triads, and chords.

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 "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.

Updated every 2 or 3 weeks: "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 (on the right) for past quotes. This is also updated every 2 or 3 weeks (unless, of course, yours truly is busy fiddling with music, or home improvement/landscaping projects!)
 Click the audio player below for some quiet music to accompany your reading, if you want to.

A couple of articles on Incarnation

12/22/2012: Cycles of Birth and Death as Eternality
 From the 365 Science of Mind (Ernest Holmes), for this date:
 "The grass withers and the flower thereof falls away: But the Word of the Lord endures." (Peter 1:25).
 "The unreal has no being. The real never ceases to be." (Bhavagad Gita)

Ernest then says "The unreality of appearance lies not in the thing of itself but in our interpretation of it."
 So, we say that the grass dies and that the flower fades and decays. But is this just our interpretation of it? If we were to ask Spirit about this sort of thing, Spirit might reply: "Well, when I create Space and Time, the things of that creation must move and they must change. You see these things as being not like me, not being changeless. To you, the blade of grass cannot exist unchanging forever. The blade of grass had a beginning when it sprouted from the seed and it will have an end when it turns brown and becomes part of the soil, leaving behind its seed. Later the seed becomes another blade of grass.
 You call this a movement through time, since this is what you know.
 I call it the eternality of the blade of grass, because this is what I know.
 You experience something similar.
 You are born as a perfect being with flawless skin, bones, muscles, and joints. Throughout your life you age, dry up a bit, experience decline, and then become part of the soil. But you too leave behind your seed.
 You call this life and death.

I call it the eternality of your being. I call it the Incarnation."

8/28/2014 (and other dates) Getting the direction right/The true meaning of Christmas
 When we make a positive affirmation, we thank the Spirit of Existence rather than ask this Spirit for something. "Thank You for supply and financial means." "Thank You for health and youth". And the like.
 We thank rather than ask because, in terms of the Timeless Formless One, the thing won't be done in the "future". The thing is already done.
 And, further, we want to get the direction right.
 We are not thanking Spirit "out there" or "up there". Instead we are thanking the Spirit within.
 If we really say that we are part of the Universal Consciousness, that we are Spirit interpreting the Earth as us, and if we really want to close the gap of separateness between us and Spirit, then we move closer to saying that we have the power to create supply, to be physically perfect, to retain youth.
 So this is what Christmas is all about.
 Christmas is not just about the single Incarnation. It’s about the incarnation of each of us.
 In other words, in a certain way of speaking, each of us is the Christ.

Mount Hood seen from airplane

Current WLB image

And here's some Christmas compositions of mine

Jimmie's Bell Carols             
Copyright © 2023 J.A.

Jimmie's Christmas Medley II
Copyright © 2023 J.A.

Jimmie's Christmas St basil"
Copyright © 2023 J.A.

Wrackline "about":

In a world where you can't read much of anything without a subscription, and/or you must try to read while pestered by increasingly intrusive and insistent advertizing, the Wracklineblog remains freely given for your enjoyment, education, and in some cases healing.
 It 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

 Over the years, the Wracklineblog has expanded!
Check out all the red links on the right side, including:

"Jimmie's Top 500 Ambients", an exhaustive list of the most moving ambient music.

Photography explained and simplified (for SLR cameras and iPhones).

Very comprehensive articles on Home Improvement, each having unusual and practical tips. Build your own fence, Reface your cabinets, Transform those Builder White doors by staining. Put together a boss Home Theater.

How to successfully grow berries and ornamental shrubs.

A substantial health/nutrition section. Learn how to stay young! Learn how to eliminate muscle pain!

Engaging essays, especially in the "Previous Journal Entries" link. Learn how to create ease in living, and perhaps to release "dis-ease" in mental health.

"HTML coding" references and a cool HTML color tool.

NOTE: The Wracklineblog may not be exactly "mobile-friendly" (except for the Oregon Beach information!) The term "mobile-friendly" simply means the web designer has excluded content and/or functionality in order to get the site to look good on a tiny screen! The articles here present a great deal of information, and are accompanied with numerous graphics and/or photographs. I highly recommend a tablet, laptop, or desktop in order to get the best experience for this site.

Wrackline "Contact":

(I figured that there should be at least some facility to contact me!) Please do note that I keep myself busy during my retirement years, and may not be able to reply to all comments, however. Thank you for your interest in The Wracklineblog.
 I'm Jim Adams (graduate from University of Dallas in 1973). I can be reached at wracklineblog(at)

Wrackline "AD Policy":

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And NO Cookies, either.
 However some of the sections have links that will allow you to purchase books and/or other items. For example, the "Deciphering Light Bulbs" article has a link to purchase a 6 pack of "Cool White" LED lights - hard to find in stores. And the "New Home Wishlist" article has a link to buy a special Night Light to use for stair lighting. So, if you have an interest for any of these items, purchasing them by way of these links will provide a little extra income for the author, who is retired.
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Oregon Beaches Information

Hwy 101 Beaches General Info Chasing the Wave Action Big Wave SLIDE SHOW Hwy 101 Beaches (North) Hwy 101 Beaches (South)

From Jimmie's Journal

Previous Journal Entries


Jimmie's "Top 500 Ambients" Jimmie's "Top 100 Christmas Tracks" Pythagoras and Musical Notes Chords and Triads

Photography, Gardening,
Home Building, and Miscellaneous

NEW Assorted Useful Items NEW Create Your Own Graphics RECENT Creating Your Own Last Will RECENT Replace NOISY bath fans. How to Overhaul Toilets Install Full Length Drawer Slides How to Build a Fence How to Reface Your Cabinets Transforming "Builder White" Doors Photography Made Simple iPhone Camera Tips Paint Shop Pro Brush Settings Home Theater Made Simple Best Tip for Travel Packing Deciphering Light Bulbs Piping Terms Demystified New Home Wishlist How to Fold Fitted Sheets Planted in XXXX year Easy Gardening, Planting Easy Gardening, Maintainence Removing Lawn Grass Growing Blueberries Growing Strawberries Growing Hebe Plants

Health and Nutrition

NEW Schizophrenia NEW Medical Science and Worry Food as Cause of Mental Maladies A FIX for our Broken U.S. Health Care Don't Just Incubate. Fight Back! The Common Cold Coal Tar Compounding Some TASTY Breakfast ideas Quick, nutritious lunches Quick lunches from SCRATCH Vegetarian dinner recipes Eliminate Muscle Pain UPDATED Self-Applied Massage Vertigo Notes Getting an MRI - with some humor


NEW Amazon is Useful RECENT Check Your Assumptions Avengers Movie Timeline Guilty Until Proven Innocent The Standard Superhero Plot Star Wars and Eastern Philosophy Kon-Mari Tidying and Life Changes Leaf Blowing UPDATED Our "Negative Pension" 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

Examples of all of this blog's"Styles" Examples of this blog's "tables" HTML and CSS References Using "display" property for HTML Layout HTML Color/Pattern Tool