Revised Flickr Site for Photos

Several of my sharp-eyed readers noticed the changes on my Flickr pages of photos.  Some of you liked the “new and improved” pages and some of you weren’t as fond of them.

Without getting into all of the details, I didn’t have much of a choice regarding upgrading my Flickr account.  After SmugMug purchased Flickr from Yahoo, all Flickr account holders received an email saying that if they had more than 1,000 photos on Flickr, they had to 1) either delete the total images to less than 1,000 or 2) go with an upgrade.

I have tens of thousands of images (some are on public pages, like Albums, and some are on private pages, like the photos from motorcycle rides and other special events) on Flickr and I didn’t want to go through the hassle of downloading all of them and uploading them to a new hosting site.  So, I opted for Solution 2 above.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me.  I wish I could tell you that I could make the changes that some of you suggested, but my hands are metaphorically tied.  I’m limited by the options made available by Flickr, er, Yahoo, um, no, I mean SmugMug.  (It’s getting hard to keep track of who owns what.)

If you’d like to comment on this, or something else, please contact me

As always, thanks for your continued support!

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2019 Valentine’s Day Contest Winner

A short while ago, I asked you to send in your most romantic, and G-rated, Valentine’s Day memories.  The total number of entries surprised me.  Thanks to each of you for taking the time to enter this year’s contest.

And now, without benefit of a drum roll, this year’s winners are Elmer and Elizabeth.  They’ve been married for 58 years!  They spent a memorable Valentine’s Day on their first cruise through the Caribbean, followed by a night of taking in some of the night life at their port of call.  Congratulations!

They’ve told me which book they wanted.  At their request, I signed it for them and sent it to them via overnight courier.

Again, thanks to each of you who participated!  Here’s a special thanks to Elmer and Elizabeth for sharing their adventures and a small part of their lives.  May they live as long as they want and never want for as long as they live.

If you’d like to make a comment, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

2019 Valentine’s Day Contest Photos Page

Several of those who entered this year’s Valentine’s Day contest wanted me to post their pictures.  In keeping with the motorcycle ride photos, only those who participated in the contest will have their images posted.  Yes, they’ll be on a private webpage.  I’ll send a link to you so you can find them.

If you do NOT want your pictures posted, please contact me.  If you change your mind from wanting your contest photos posted to NOT wanting them posted, please contact me.  I’ll do my best to honor your request as quickly as possible.

Remember, any photo that isn’t G-rated will NOT be posted.  The purpose is to show the different things that people do for their loved ones on Valentine’s Day.  If you wouldn’t want the photos posted in the middle of your town’s square, please do NOT send them to me.

If you’d like to share your thought, comments, or opinions, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

2019 Valentine’s Day Contest

If you’d like to enter this year’s Valentine’s Day contest, here is a quick refresher on the rules.

Please send in the most romantic thing you’ve done, with photos, if you’re so inclined, with your spouse or significant other.  Please keep your submissions G-rated as I have no desire to read anything that I couldn’t post on this site.

I’ll read your entries and select a winner based on criteria known only to me, the judge.  All decisions are final.

I’ll notify the contest winner via email.  The prize winner gets his/her choice of one of my novels.  If you’d like, I’ll sign it for you, but that decision is the prize winner’s alone.

If you have any thoughts you’d like to share, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Happy New Year 2019

I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year at the start of what will undoubtedly be an eventful year.

I have no idea what will transpire in the days, weeks, and months ahead, but I know that things will not be boring! I also know that you’ll keep me on my toes, you always do!

Happy New Year! May the new year bring you joy, peace, and happiness.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

I wanted to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Along with the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving is one of the most uniquely national holidays we celebrate as Americans.  All too often, Thanksgiving is nothing more than the official start of the annual Christmas shopping season.

Spend just a moment or two re-discovering the reasons behind our celebrating Thanksgiving and, if you’re like me, it will put things into a new light.  By extension, events in our nation’s past will be seen from a new perspective.

Remember the meaning of this day.  If you are so inclined, lend a hand to those who aren’t as fortunate as many of us.

Happy Thanksgiving!

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Computers! Part II

After I made my comments about computers being a pain in my backside, I heard from several thousand of you.  Some offered tricks and tips.  All said they had been in the same spot I mentioned when the software maker said it was an operating system issue and the operating system manufacturer said it was an application software issue.

Many of you commented on my solution and suggested that I should have tried it before I did.  Several of you provided examples similar to mine that you experienced.  A few of you suggested that I address the situation with a sledge hammer or some other heavy object.

While I didn’t take the latter advice, I think it’s interesting that many of you knew exactly what I was lamenting due to experiences you’ve had with your computers.  I heard from Mac and Windows users and the complaint was nearly identical.  It seems that this issue is platform independent.

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with me.  It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who has issues like this.  Although, now that I think about it, the sledge hammer option does have a growing appeal.

If you’d like to share your thoughts on this issue, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!