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The World’s Six Best Doctors…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Conner, Washington. I’ll depart here September 10th..


A friend sent this to me in an email yesterday and I thought I’d share it with you…




The World’s six best doctors ..worth reading twice
 Steve Jobs Died a billionaire at age 56.  This is his final essay:
I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.  In some others’ eyes, my life is the epitome of success.  However, aside from work, I have little joy.  In the end, my wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.  At this moment, lying on my bed and recalling my life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in have paled and become meaningless in the face of my death.

You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone bear your sickness for you.  Material things lost can be found or replaced.  But there is one thing that can never be found when it’s lost – Life.  Whichever stage in life you are in right now, with time, you will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well and cherish others.  As we grow older, and hopefully wiser, we realize that a $300 or a $30 watch both tell the same time.  You will realize that your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.  Whether you fly first class or economy, if the plane goes down – you go down with it.   

Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth, that is true happiness!  Don’t educate your children to be rich.  Educate them to be happy.  So when they grow up they will know the value of things and not the price.  Eat your food as your medicine, otherwise you have to eat medicine as your food.

The One who loves you will never leave you for another because, even if there are 100 reasons to give up, he or she will find a reason to hold on. There is a big difference between a human being and being human.  Only a few really understand it.  You are loved when you are born.  You will be loved when you die.  In between, you have to manage!

The six best doctors in the world are sunlight, rest, exercise, diet, self-confidence and friends.  Maintain them in all stages and enjoy a healthy life.”




Forecast for today is sunny and 68 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…










Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!



“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein










My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…










On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

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After my blog about a terrorist lurking at every corner I got this message:

You are so full of CRAP.

My answer to that message:

Thanks for the chuckle. I like honest opinions. If you only know how many people I know who have said, “Oh, that could never happen in my community.” I think it would be a good idea to ban Christian men. Have you ever heard that song? Rueben, Rueben, I’ve been thinking, what a nice world this would be if all the men could be transported, far beyond the deep blue sea.” Thanks for writing.

In all fairness, though, I don’t really believe there is a white extremist Christian male lurking on every street corner, and my title was written with a bit of tongue in cheek. However, the statistics hold up to scrutiny.

If you don’t believe me, maybe you will believe a WWII vet and pastor who once supported Hitler.  He wrote this dialogue that has become famous and was quoted in a newspaper article in my local paper by journalist Deborah Baron, appealing to sensible immigration, and asking that we rethink banning Syrian Refugees for fear they will become terrorists.

Here is Pastor Martin Niemoeller’s fine words:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Niemoeller spent from 1937 to 1945 in Nazi Concentration Camps. He died in 1984.

Deborah Baron wrote in her article:

If you are concerned about terrorists hiding among refugees, remember- these people are leaving EVERYTHING behind to get away from terrorists. The history of the refugee resettlement program has a nearly spotless record when it comes to ensuring that those offered a place in the U.S. are not inclined towards committing acts of terrorism.

Depending on your accident of birth you may be a Syrian or an Italian, or a Jew. We are being asked to help people from one of the largest mass immigrations since WWII and encouragingly many people are stepping up to the plate in countries around the world. People here in the US are sending donations and are offering what help they can. Governor Brown has extended a hand of welcome. Obama is accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees.

 Among those refugees may be the person who will find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease or the invention of clean sustainable energy. Albert Einstein, Kurt Gödel, Werner Von Braun were people who many Americans at the time may have felt we should not allow in the country. Von Braun had worked with Nazi’s on building bombs and rockets, it was a risk allowing him to live here but he went on to develop the rockets that launched America’s first space satellite and first series of moon missions. Godel is considered one of the most significant logicians in history who made an immense impact upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century. Steve Jobs biological father is Abdulfattah “John” Jandali, a Muslim from Homs, Syria. Brilliant genius minds do not come along every day.

Scrutinizing and researching a refugee’s qualifications and background would be an essential part of asylum and it  is already a part of the process. Secondly, consider the sense of pride and honor and gratitude a person who has given up everything and escaped with meager belongings will have for their new country.

Unfortunately, America does not have a heart warming record of refugee treatment. We know now that a quarter of the 908 Jewish refugees from Germany we turned away on the MS St. Louis died in death camps.  Japanese internment camps are a stain on our collective culture.


Personally,  I’m disgusted that the U.S. House voted to make it harder for Syrians, mostly women and children, to immigrate by requiring proof that a refugee poses no threat to the United States. Eight of 39 California Dems, joined all 14 California Republicans to approve the measure that will, the Democrats promise, halt Syrian immigration. 
Of course, the presidential candidates are jumping on board. Trump wants a database to track Muslims, Cruz and Bush want to admit only Christian refugees. Christie says, no Syrians in New Jersey.
Cowards, the whole lot of them.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
I thought this is who we are?
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While I often complain about being technologically challenged, I also consider myself and others like me Computer Pioneers.
I went from a Commodore 64 in 1982 to an Amiga, then a Macintosh, (one of several), to my current PC.
The Commodore, (Wisdom of the day- who would ever need more than 64 megabytes?) worked like a typewriter, except you didn’t have a carriage return and the words parsed all over the place. You couldn’t always see the beginning of your sentence, or the end of your sentence when it jumped as you were typing. Disconcerting. This beauty cost me about $1,000 plus classes to learn how to use it.

To print on my C Itoh printer, I had to program the page like this:

SP1:pp66:pg55:lm15:re70:vpt< (manually <> (return) eleven times.

For a different program you had to reset the printer turning on and off various dip switches. Instructions: Bend over the machine to read from left to right, with cord to the right, hold a flashlight and use a fingernail or small screwdriver to set the switches.

The formula read like this:

SW1 8,7,2-closed. 1,3,4,5,6 open.
SW2 2,4,7-closed. 1,3,5,6,8 open.
(Change #8 for programs that double space to #6 on switch 2.

You had to know braille to figure out what was off and on. The flashlight, if you could hold it, didn’t help much.

To boot up my word processing program I had to type in a load formula, no auto boot.
I guess it isn’t such a big deal when I think about today’s long singular lines, no caps, passwords, some numbers and signs, but, at the time, it was daunting and complicated and didn’t make intuitive sense. Nothing popped up automatically in your address line. You didn’t even have an address line. If you pressed the wrong button you could easily lose your work. Now, at least, you get a window that asks if you want to destroy, or delete work. Yes, they were quite primitive, those first computers.

We spent the money, helped iron out the bugs, kept buying the next generation up until they could be mass produced inexpensively, so everyone could own a computer. We fought with those machines and cried over tossing them for the next best thing. We were the pioneers.

What the heck, learning truly is the best entertainment.  I’m surprised I got from there to here.
I’m grateful for my computer. I don’t do anything fancy on it except manipulate pictures, which I love. Its way better than the old typewriter. Thank you Bill Gates and Steve Jobs and half that generation for teaching an old dolly new tricks.

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