Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bridalwreath Spirea

Bridalwreath Spirea is a deciduous shrub with sensational flowers and lovely autumn colors.

jpr: me ma had'em, me grandma had'em. Now I have'em.

Friday, August 29, 2014

stock talk

My son and I play at trading stocks ( getting more serious as $$ adds up) . Some tips we have used to make some cash.

The upper chart is half year for GOOG , and  the lower is  three (3) year range for GSOL. stock values

GOOG likes to double dip over 2-3 week period.

GSOL shows a dispersive function with price dip before its 4th quarter earnings report then a price jump immediately  after wards ( time period 3-4 weeks.)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

the ironing mangle

The devise has been around since 1930's  and is still in use today.
jpr: me ma had herself one and luved the thing!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

tiny killer drones

Death from a swarm of tiny drones: U.S. Air Force releases terrifying video of tiny flybots that can can hover, stalk and even kill targets;

  • Air Vehicles Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, is already developing prototypes of tiny drones that can hover
  • The Micro Air Vehicles will work in swarms to provide complex surveillance of a battlefield
  • They can also be armed with incapacitating chemicals, combustible payloads or even explosives 'for precision targeting capability'
jpr: Can you say "assassinbot"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

special devotion of Pope Francis

Pope Francis does have a special devotion to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots. While studying in Germany in the 1980s, he discovered this devotion at the Church of St. Peter  Perlach in Augsburg. In the church, there is a painting from about 1700 that depicts Mary in heaven surrounded by angels. She holds a long ribbon and is untying a large knot, one of several on the ribbon.
This devotion had a profound impact on Pope Francis. As archbishop of Buenos Aires, he introduced and encouraged the devotion to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots. The devotion became so intensely popular throughout Argentina and Brazil that the British Guardian called it “a religious craze.”

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Light bulb "ON"

I am getting wiser in my older age.  For years I've kept a spare key to my car - in my car!  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Independent scotland

Not so fast

Jpr :Where do the revenue come?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

My stock

When it returns to its makes some bucks!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

from vacation...archery

In UK,  Zak Crawford age 14  made the longest bow and arrow shot at 500 meters in 2010. a world record. my nephew is shooting about 50 meters at age 8. he still has time.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Follansbee History

Dr Frank Chorba, Dave's brother, a professor at Wasburn University, has an ongoing project to document the history of Follansbee.  The research to date is entertaining and interesting.  Well written and an easy read. see

from vacation...bird house?

found a bird house with a street camera inside. apparently they are wirless with day and night vision and download recordings to nearby computer. priced about $500 eac

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ecliptic Plane and Celestial equator

The ecliptic plane then contains most of the objects which are orbiting the sun. The celestial equator is an imaginary circle around the sky directly above the Earth's equator. It is always 90 degrees from the poles. 

elliptic axis



Saturday, August 2, 2014

shortest 4 lane highway

Indiana State Road 520 is a four-lane connector about 1,000 feet (305 m) in length.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Mills sisters

haley and juliet
Hayley Mills (born 18 April 1946) is an English actress. The daughter of Sir John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell, and younger sister of actress Juliet Mills

These girls go back some.