Worth noting is that a simple mistyped tweet which President Trump deleted only a few minutes after posting (C’mon, that’s something we’ve all done. Right?) has set not only the twitterverse but much of the public on its head today. Realizing the consternation caused and playing along in good humor, the President then posted the tweet copied above.

And THIS is the kind of “news” I like to report! 🙂

Health Benefits of Honey? – My next project.

So for the past several weeks I’ve been experimenting with the popular apple cider vinegar diet and I’ve found it easy to follow and effective. The bathroom scales in the morning are now consistently recording a body weight over ten pounds lighter than when I began this project with very little modification in my eating habits. Cool! If I can drop another ten or twenty pounds by the time Sylvia and I visit family in Indiana later this Summer, and by the time I visit family and friends in the Philippines this Fall, I will be one happy old boy!

With confidence now in the health benefits of natural remedies, I’m going to move to the next level and begin experimenting with incorporating raw honey into my diet. There are a number of ways to do this described at the sourced article from which the graphic above and the following quote is snipped. I WILL be checking some of them out!

Discover the AWESOME health benefits of honey! Honey energizes our body, boosts immunity, fights bacteria, promotes healing of cuts and burns, remedies sore throat, cold, hangover, sleeplessness, stomach upsets and more. Find out how honey can make a significant difference to our health.

Source: Health Benefits of Honey

Hoping this old computer….

Hoping this old computer keeps working for just a little bit longer. Purchased six years ago at Walmart for $400.00, this laptop has just about reached the end of its life cycle. It has been my primary working machine for much of the time I’ve owned it, and now its hardware is breaking down. The keyboard often stops working, requiring a reboot to get any work done. And it’s barely strong enough to handle many tasks.

With my  move to the Philippines coming soon, the personal budget doesn’t really have room right now for another computer purchase. I have a smartphone and tablet in good working order, and a few other old computers all crippled in various ways that can keep my Internet life ongoing – sort of. Hopefully I’ll be able to wait until that move overseas is completed before investing in another big machine. Hopefully this old computer will keep working until then.

Today’s Midday Chore – Recycling

Yesterday’s delivery of a big, green, organics recycling bin from the City of San Antonio means I finally have all the bins needed to fully cooperate with the City’s Solid Waste Management program. And since tomorrow is pickup day for the blue (recyclable) and green (organics) bins, I’ll be devoting the early afternoon today to getting them ready. Then tomorrow morning (or tonight) I’ll wheel them out to the curb so they’ll be ready for the big trucks to come and empty them.

Exciting, huh?

Mindanao Under Martial Law for 60 Days

President Duterte’s decision to impose martial law on the Island of Mindanao makes perfect sense to me. Muslim pirates and bandits from Mindanao and its outlaying islands have been a scourge for hundreds of years. Their increasing violence since aligning with ISIS has become intolerable. The only way the Philippine military and police can effectively cleanse the island of this menace is by operating under a state of martial law.

Thankfully, the parts of the Philippines I intend to visit over the next few years (Cebu City, Iloilo, etc.) are NOT on Mindanao.