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1. Bubble Bath Day and Other Bathroom Celebrations
Bubble Bath Day and Other Bathroom Celebrations
The image shown left is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. January 8th is bubble bath day, January 27th is Thomas Crapper day. Now the first one is obvious and when I tell you that old Tom is (falsely) credited with inventing the flush toilet, then you'll know w...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:14:33
2. I Survived Cancer Of The Liver
I Survived Cancer Of The Liver
I had a pain in my abdomen near the end of the year 2002, and I wasn't worrried as I thought it was probably something minor. However the pain got worse and I could not bear it any longer. The feeling was as though I had eaten too much and my stomach was now packed tight and I could not eat becau...
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:10:46
3. Make a Good Income Selling Candy
Make a Good Income Selling Candy
The idea came to me when I dwelled in our nation's capitol, Washington DC. I loved making candy, baked goods, and people would say, "why don't you market and sell some of the things you make?" This was becoming something to consider, start a business, it doesn't matter what you set out to do in ...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:07:33
4. Red Tails-The Tuskegee Airmen
Red Tails-The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen were a black fighter pilot unit trained in Tuskegee Alabama, hence the name. They came into being during the second world war following a series of events that only minorities may even begin to understand. Why would qualified pilots have a hard time doing a job they were train...
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:06:10
5. Part 2 Candy Sales-Chocolate Fudge
Part 2 Candy Sales-Chocolate Fudge
This page is sort of a sequel to Make a Good Income Selling Candy and you should work the two together. Follow the procedures printed there as you make fudge. This is a product to add to your list of candy that you will eventually have, if you like this business. As I stated before, selling candy...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:14:34
6. Renewable Energy Sources
Renewable Energy Sources
We should be concerned about our future with regard to the way we generate energy and power. Solar Energy is the process by which we use the radiant energy from the sun. Solar Power is the process of converting sunlight into electricity. Unfortunately we are not using solar energy in most cases o...
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:41
7. Halloween, It's Origins and Modern Day Halloween Traditions
Halloween, It's Origins and Modern Day Halloween Traditions
Image at left courtesy of Wikipedia Commons and is in the public domain. Look at the picture at the beginning of the site. It depicts a well dressed vampire victimizing a woman, that's pretty scary and evil! Many young boys don cloaks and fake teeth on Hallloween in order to become suave and deb...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:32:24
8. Careers and Jobs In Renewable Energy
Careers and Jobs In Renewable Energy
One of the hottest new industries with regard to jobs and careers is and will be for some time to come renewable energy. Renewable energy is not just solar panels, and wind turbines. This is a multi-faceted industry, with many layers. That being said, it is also an industry that some will get int...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:07:38
9. Christmas Origins and Modern Day Christmas Traditions
Christmas Origins and Modern Day Christmas Traditions
There is a lot of history related to the yearly celebration of Christmas. Along with celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, I'm always amazed by different stories behind Christmas.  I've loved Christmas since I was a child and I decided I would look into the stories that brought us to thi...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:06:10
10. Robert West-Squidoo Lensmaster
Robert West-Squidoo Lensmaster
I am Robert West, (by the way, that is not an apple on the wall beside me, that is a picture of an apple [I drew the thing, so I know] concluding my feeble attempt at humor) that is the name I was given at birth. Gypsyman27 is a nom de guerre' given to me by a dear sweet lady in 1975. (Because I ...
Squidoo Community - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:14:33
11. St. Patrick's Day, It's Origins and Modern Day St. Patrick's Day Traditions
St. Patrick's Day, It's Origins and Modern Day St. Patrick's Day Traditions
St Patrick's Day is a fun time for all, whether you are Irish or not! Where did this tradition start and when? Not much is known about St Patrick, however I will try to tell as much as is known about this man. He was born in Roman Britain in the 4th century and first arrived in Ireland at the age...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:10:58
12. Valentine's Day, It's Origins and Modern Day Valentine's Day Traditions
Valentine's Day, It's Origins and Modern Day Valentine's Day Traditions
Image shown left is in the public domain. A day dedicated to love, where did the custom start? The custom is shrouded in mystery. We have some strories dating back to ancient times to explain the custom, however not many that can be actually proved. I like to think of it as an excuse to love one...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:10:59
13. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
This is probably not the first time you've read something about this area of the Pacific ocean. It is an area twice the size of the state of Texas, and has been the subject of many blogs and articles. Twitter has seen many 'tweets' concerning this problem. On Earth Day and for that matter everyd...
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:14:33
14. My Life Is A Love Story
My Life Is A Love Story
This was not my first love, or was it? The girl (and she was still a girl) was Janice, I won't tell you her entire name. She would see me walking across the street on which she lived and call my name. Everyone would say, Janice really 'likes' you Rob, why don't you pay attention to her? She was y...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:06:17
15. Is Wal-Mart Satan In Bentonville Arkansas?
Is Wal-Mart Satan In Bentonville Arkansas?
The picture shown here is of the original store opened by Sam Walton in Bentonville, AR This is about Wal-Mart, which at this writing is America's largest corporation. Why am I making so many references to Satan if this is about Wal-mart? Well, you have to look at the situation in Bentonville, A...
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:07:38
16. Thanksgiving, A Single Father's View
Thanksgiving, A Single Father's View
Photo courtesy of Google Photos I am a single father and I was responsible for raising my two sons. We made our home in a beach community on the east coast of Virginia. My boys are all grown up now, this page is a trip down memory lane.:~) The last 14 years have been spent with at least one (or...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:49
17. Warmth On A Bitterly Cold Christmas
Warmth On A Bitterly Cold Christmas
The photo left is a Christmas Market In Dresden, this photo is in the public domain licensing not required. This is a true story and it occurred in the last 2 years, it was unusual in that my son and I are private people and we rarely have much exchange with our neighbors. This time we acted bec...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:14:34
18. Hit By a Car That Leaves The Scene
Hit By a Car That Leaves The Scene
That man was me. The electric wheelchair shown in the photo below this text is similar to mine except mine had a 'captain's' chair. It was completely destroyed and they aren't making that model anymore. My chair provided enough cover to absorb the impact of a full sized American vehicle traveling...
Cars - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:06:17
19. Black Men At War
Black Men At War
As a tribute to men who fought and died in the American Military, I am writing this page a few days before the country's 235th birthday. These men, until recently, were not recognized as the true patriots that they were. I am not the first to make a report on this subject, but I thought it would ...
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:07:38
20. UFO and Extraterrestrial Fact
UFO and Extraterrestrial Fact
My son urged me not to do this lens, as he said (his words) it would make me look like a nutjob. I obviously did not take his advice and the following is the result of my desire to add my voice to the voices of the growing number of scientists who know that we are not alone in this universe. The...
Education - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:14:31
21. The Cool Gourmet
The Cool Gourmet
You're 'cool' right? Well then why don't the meals you serve reflect this suave and debonair attitude? I'm going to give you the information you need to achieve that level of 'cool' in your culinary skills. How would you like to prepare a duck like the one shown in the...
Food & Cooking - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:00
22. The Music of My Life
The Music of My Life
I have gone through life hearing music at critical times and it has helped. I will explain. It doesn't matter where I was, or what I was doing, music seemed to accompany me on my journeys. I don't mean the stuff you get from the radio or youtube. I mean that music that plays in my head over and o...
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:01
23. About Easter and It's Traditions
About Easter and It's Traditions
The Easter holiday is a religious holiday although not a government holiday as it falls on Sunday. All federal and state employees are usually off on that day at any rate. The day varies and is not the same from year to year. This year 2012, it is April 8th. Next year 2013, it will be March 31st...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:06:16
24. Derek's Father's Day Gift
Derek's Father's Day Gift
Derek didn't have to get me a thing for father's day that year. He graduated from elementary school that year with the President's Award For Academic Achievement-Gold Award. This was an award given to certain children by the sitting president, who by their grades and attendance had shown desire f...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:07:35
25. Juneteenth is June Nineteenth
Juneteenth is June Nineteenth
Juneteenth is a holiday sometimes known as Freedom day, or Emancipation Day, and it commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the State of Texas. This occurred in 1865, of course the year 1863 is when the Emancipation Proclamation became the law of the land. I would like to po...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:14:33
26. A Gift For A Mom
A Gift For A Mom
This page is not written with my own mother in mind, it is a tribute to mothers everywhere. Mother's Day occurs every year in the United States on the second Sunday in May. In the US Mother's Day is not a holiday that has been derived from any older celebration, whereas in other countries that is...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:10:58
27. African Americans That Became the Montford Point Marines
African Americans That Became the Montford Point Marines
In August of 1942 the first recruits reported for duty at Montford Point. This was something that had been in the making since before Pearl Harbor was bombed. They arrived with the greatest of motives, to serve their country. They faced instead, bigotry and hatred for no apparent reason. This wa...
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:07:37
28. A Dark Matter
A Dark Matter
This is one of Peter Straub's best novels. It deals with a group of people friends since high school who share a dark secret. The secret concerns a ritual that they participated in when they were in high school in the 1960's. Now they are aging and the event still effects their lives. This is som...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:07:35
29. Death of a Whale Norfolk Virgina
Death of a Whale Norfolk Virgina
On Sunday February 19, 2012 a 42 foot long (thought to be) Sei whale washed up on the beach at Oceanview. Oceanview is what we call this neighborhood in Northern Norfolk Virginia as it borders the beach. This whale was a male of the species. This is a sad story that I'm telling because of the way...
Pets & Animals - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:48
30. Renewable Energy and Rebuilding The Infrastructure
Renewable Energy and Rebuilding The Infrastructure
Our country has a couple of problems that can be solved with some judicious thinking. Unemployment is high, and our infrastructure is failing. Those problems could be solved as one. We could use a page from Franklin Roosevelt's way of governing and legislate jobs to repair or replace our failing ...
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:48
31. My First Art Class
My First Art Class
My profile says I am an artist and it's true! I still have fond memories of my first art school class from my childhood. My Grandmother (whom I'll call Nannie from now on) saw one of my early sketches and knew that I had at least a small modicum of talent. Nannie was always my inspiration, she ha...
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:14:33
32. Ronald Reagan - 100th Anniversary
Ronald Reagan - 100th Anniversary
Ronald Reagan was not an enigma, you could find anything you wanted to know about the man simply by looking. He was not decent or kind. I'm trying to put several myths about this man to bed along with Ronnie himself. I don't expect to gain any new friends with this page and I hope I can keep the...
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:10:58
33. Summertime Reading For A 'Gypsyman'
Summertime Reading For A 'Gypsyman'
The photo is me being pretentious holding my copy of 'Emma' by Jane Austen. I am reading two books this summer along with a graphic novel (a comic book is how I like to think of this), and I suppose you could read them by poolside or anywhere your summer activities take you. (and you are sitting...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:06:17
34. Our Friend Duff Diggler Is No More
Our Friend Duff Diggler Is No More
Image at left is a reproduction of a Vincent Van Gough painting "At Eternity's Gate" circa 1890, in the public domain. Duff Diggler was not my friend's name. I won't tell you what his real name actually was. I will not publish a photo of him either. Duff Diggler is what my tight knit group of fr...
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:07:38
35. The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift
The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift
I show an attractive lady in the image left of this text to show the earrings. Are earrings the perfect gift? I don't think so, but I think earrings are a good and thoughtful gift. What about the perfect gift? Does anyone know of what the perfect gift consists. I'm going to say that I think a pe...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:07:38
36. World Hypertension Day
World Hypertension Day
The word "hypertension" sometimes may lead to confusion and people don't know what this disorder does to the human body. Some even think that it is a mental disorder. It is a disorder that is attributed to high blood pressure. Hypertension usually means that the disorder is chronic and the perso...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:14:33
37. Bad Poetry Day
Bad Poetry Day
I have been the unfortunate victim of bad poetry. I say victim, that is to say that my eyes and ears have been assailed by the badly written verse. Well August 18th is Bad Poetry Day. I'm going to try to explain the holiday and it's origins and maybe show you some bad poetry as well. You've rec...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:06:17
38. Straw Hat Day
Straw Hat Day
Straw Hat Day is May 15th and this is a serious holiday. May 15th becomes a sort of unofficial beginning of summer because of the straw hat holiday. I'll tell you why everyone that wears a 'skimmer' (hat) should take this day very seriously. Due to certain attitudes and a certain law enforcement...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:48
39. Are You Lonely Now?
Are You Lonely Now?
"I keep singin this sad sad song cause, sad songs is all I know" Otis Redding circa 1960ish-That's Otis to our left I am not going to write any more sad stories. This is the last of them. Did I ever tell you of the women that I have loved? They were all I could think of when we were together, an...
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:00
40. It Started In Spring
It Started In Spring
We got to Norfolk Virginia in March of 1998, my boys were both under the age of nine. They were excited, I was frightened. I didn't know if I could succeed at the task before me. I would be a single father, I had been a father, but I always had help. The Crape Myrtle trees were blooming as they ...
Relationships & Family - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:00
41. Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
Photograph of a family Thanksgiving dinner shown left by Ben Franske Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, so I hope the informatio...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:49
42. Usher Now and Then
Usher Now and Then
Usher was only 15 years old when he took the stage as a pop sensation, like Micheal Jackson he grew into superstar status. His managers never tried to make him out to be cute and adorable, plus harmless as they do his protege' Justin Bieber. He has had 16 years of hits, and now at age 32 he is c...
Entertainment & Media - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:06:17
43. The Kids and My Beach
The Kids and My Beach
I know, bad grammar in the title of this introduction. I'm making a feeble effort to be funny. You know, like saying mama be my beach. We went to the beach together and a better time could not have been had by anyone. The kids (2 boys, one 5 and one nearly 3) had a wonderful time driving me and ...
Parenting & Kids - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:07:37
44. Plug In Cars
Plug In Cars
Soon we will have to change our mode of transportation. The internal combustion engines, to the new guard, totally electric vehicles. I will give you reasons to consider changing to electric vehicles. For clean emissions, new technology, and a clean environment. What is a plug-in car? The Nissan...
Cars - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:49
45. The Vampire Is Here With You
The Vampire Is Here With You
There had been some grisly murders in the neighborhood off Nostrum Avenue in Brooklyn New York. A Detective Lieutenant was mulling over the paperwork he had on these cases and he was shaking his head in wonder. He had seen all kinds of murders in his twenty years on the force but these were diff...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:00
46. Bachelor's Day and A Few More February Holidays
Bachelor's Day and A Few More February Holidays
February is a month with some really good holidays, however you may not have gotten the news. Therefore, I've elected myself to tell you about a few of the holidays you probably don't know. This is about Bachelor's day, I'm also going to teach you how to celebrate this holiday, trust me. See the...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:06:17
47. Art: Commercial Art for Reproduction
Art:  Commercial Art for Reproduction
If you have a product that is in a can, or packaged in any kind of way, then you have seen work done by a commercial artist. The image shown left of this text are display mannequins for department store windows. They are products of an artist, someone trained to do this type of artwork. This is ...
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:49
48. Surviving Cancer Of The Liver (Again?!)
Surviving Cancer Of The Liver (Again?!)
I'm in the hospital as I scribble these lines. I only wanted to have a few tests done and the Doctors found two, count em, two lesions on my liver. They said, "we don't know what they are, however given your history they are probably cancer". Now I'm a potential transplant patient. If you saw my...
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:52:39
49. Human Evolution and the Ancient Astronaut Theory
Human Evolution and the Ancient Astronaut Theory
The idea that beings from other planets have visited earth in ancient times is where the notion of ancient astronauts got it's start. The so-called Ancient Astronaut Theory partly sprang from the certainty of some scholars that some of the world's archaeological artifacts could not have been crea...
Education - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:14:34
50. Barbie's Birthday In Hard Times
Barbie's Birthday In Hard Times
*Barbie will be 54 years old on March 9, 2013 and the years are starting to wear on her persona. Her full name is *Barbara Millicent Roberts" and I want to tell you, the state she was in saddened me so much that I almost wept. She's been through a lot of grief. We should celebrate her birthday. S...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:11:49
51. You Matter To Me Day
You Matter To Me Day
My children know how I feel about them, but I still take every chance I get to let them know exactly how I feel. My lady (my love) knows how I feel about her, but I tell her over and over that I love her. I suppose this and other considerations are what 'You Matter To Me Day' are about. October ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:07:39
52. Love In Autumn
Love In Autumn
The photo shown to the left of this text is Tavern On The Green in Central Park, New York City. In Autumn, it's possible to take your date to visual spectacles like this for the cost of a taxi or bus. It's a cheap date in other words. Can you deny the beauty that is the foliage of Central Park a...
Relationships & Family - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:14:34

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