six years old today


our little blog is turning six today… my how it has grown…. seems like only yesterday it was just a little page with nothing on it. now its six. light a candle for me true believers. and remember your friendly neighborhood blogger and his little six year old blog.

peace and excelsior

live long and prosper

connecting this blog to tumblr and twitter


publishing each post now to tumblr and twitter, which means not only can you follow me via email but also via tumblr and twitter

on the dashboard go to personalize then customize then connect and add your tumblr and twitter sites… its just that simple. thank you wordpress… oh and btw…

you’re welcome.

cinco de bloggo


started blogging here about 5 years ago. would probably write a lot more if i could make money doing it but you play the hand fate deals you. been kind of fun though…

yes i know its bad spanish. its a rare phrase. in raytopian it means five years of blogging.


thanos is not a hero


thanos is not a hero. he is a genocidal maniac. a bastard. a monster. anything bad you can think of… but he is not a hero and he will never be a god. small wonder that even death did not like him. sure he may be tall and hard to kill, but the whole nazi hitler mindset makes him an agent of chaos and evil and rotten to the core. only a pure asshole would think that killing half the world would be good for it.

life is fragile and a delicate balance must be maintained for us to survive. the anguish and grief of losing half our friends and family alone would cause some people to cease to function. the world would face catastrophic apocalyptic disasters beyond imagining.

thanos is a scumbag but he is in no way a hero. only a total douchebag would call him a hero. only a follower of marx and hitler could think for a second that thanos is anything less than the embodiment of pure evil. he did not even love his daughter who he claimed to be his only love. he threw her off a cliff. there is no love or mercy in him and he did not deserve to be rewarded for his works.

i hope thor gets the chance to make good his promise and slays this monster as it should be. some things dont deserve to live and thanos is one of them.

make money with amazon


write a book and publish it and sell it on amazon. they will sell your ebook or paperback for you and you can just share the link and move on to the next project…

another way to make money with amazon is to send items to them and let them sell them for you. fees apply, but its a good way to warehouse those garage sale items and sell them without taking up space in your home…

a third way to make money with amazon is the affiliate program but i dont recommend it as you have to make a certain number of sales right away or they cancel your account making all your links and banners useless… at least to you. no doubt they will still take the sales from your old banners and just not give you royalties from it. unless you have a fan base that loves to shop from your site the associates program is probably not for you. i would not mind having to reapply for the program if they did not change my links and force me to go back and delete all my links and do them over…. boo amazon.

although the associates program totally sucks, amazon is probably the biggest merchant online and has a lot of potential for your yard sale items or your books. why cant i sell my mp3s and movies there?


a good place to write your novel


so you want to write a novel… whether you do it in 30 days in November or just want to write in your spare time some other month, you can write your docs in google docs….

google docs will save after each change and hold your finished draft for changes later. also you can download it when it is done and ready to publish… its a great tool for writers and you can download each new version separately if you wish. think of it as your home office at or away from home.

and when you are ready to download and publish your finished project, amazon has author central waiting to help with your sales.

this has been your friendly neighborhood author.

keep writing…

August Anniversaries




01 Aug 1804 Isaac Nichols [share tree] married Polly Nichols [share tree]
02 Aug 1848 Mike King was born [share tree image]
02 Aug 1656 Alice Gibbs was born [share tree image]
02 Aug 1820 Sarah Richards was born [share tree image]
03 Aug 1869 Tabitha Huston died [share tree image]
03 Aug 1543 George Booth died [share tree image]
04 Aug 1765 Benjamin Wilson was born [share tree image]
04 Aug 1540 William Booth was born [share tree image]
04 Aug 1927 Mary Poff died [share tree image]
05 Aug 1816 Daniel Wright [share tree] married Lucy Wright [share tree]
05 Aug 1918 Irene Hancock was born [share tree image]
06 Aug 1814 James Browne died [share tree image]
06 Aug 1803 Ann Dillon [share tree] married Abdon Dillon [share tree]
06 Aug 1823 Mary Browne died [share tree image]
07 Aug 1798 Sarah Reed [share tree] married Jonathan Connor [share tree]
07 Aug 1926 John Bartlett died [share tree image]
08 Aug 1786 James Petty was born [share tree image]
08 Aug 1892 John Harger died [share tree image]
08 Aug 1802 Susannah Jones died [share tree image]
10 Aug 1938 Hobert Akers was born [share tree image]
10 Aug 1891 James Akers [share tree] married Nancy Leffue [share tree]
10 Aug 1628 Sarah Mitchell was born [share tree image]
10 Aug 1600 Thomas Southcote died [share tree image]
12 Aug 1801 Thomas Warren died [share tree image]
13 Aug 1949 Isaac Marion Linville died [share tree image]
14 Aug 1603 Thomas Ligon died [share tree image]
15 Aug 1979 Banks Nichols died [share tree image]
16 Aug 1920 Cebron Nichols died [share tree image]
16 Aug 1878 William Saunders was born [share tree image]
17 Aug 1848 Cebron Nichols was born [share tree image]
17 Aug 1823 Flayl Nichols died [share tree image]
18 Aug 1899 Rusha Hall was born [share tree image]
18 Aug 1752 Johan George Poff was born [share tree image]
18 Aug 1623 Thomas Ligon [share tree] married Elizabeth Ligon [share tree]
19 Aug 1812 Mahala Wimmer was born [share tree image]
19 Aug 1631 Elizabeth Ligon died [share tree image]
21 Aug 1669 Sarah Mitchell died [share tree image]
22 Aug 1893 Rufus Nichols was born [share tree image]
24 Aug 1751 Damaris Farnsworth died [share tree image]
24 Aug 1905 Isabelle Nichols died [share tree image]
26 Aug 1769 Mary Wetzel was born [share tree image]
26 Aug 1888 William Reed [share tree] married Lydia Reed [share tree]
27 Aug 2001 Aaron Prince was born [share tree image]
27 Aug 1834 William Wright died [share tree image]
28 Aug 1961 Charles Akers died [share tree image]
28 Aug 1775 John Hancock [share tree] married Dorothy Scott [share tree]
28 Aug 1863 Lydia Reed was born [share tree image]
28 Aug 1629 Anna Tretz was born [share tree image]
29 Aug 1805 William Wright died [share tree image]
29 Aug 1895 Lee Akers [share tree] married Nora Akers [share tree]
30 Aug 1772 Anna Poff [share tree] married Johan George Poff [share tree]
30 Aug 1888 Dalbert Holcomb died [share tree image]
31 Aug 1829 James Stewart died [share tree image]
31 Aug 1865 Anthony Poff died [share tree image]
31 Aug 1703 Joseph Booth died [share tree image]


Matilda C, domestic servant.


Matilda C Stephenson was 16 in 1870 and living in the house of James E Bourne. her occupation was listed as “domestic” so i assume she was a maid… there was another servant in the house too. the housekeeper nancy taylor and her little girl, gilly. was gilly a daughter of james? idk… but i do know that he married matilda in 1878 in grayson county, virginia. eight years later… who were matilda’s parents? idk…

james and matilda were my third great grandparents but matilda is my wall. who were her parents? idk. no one seems to know. grrrr.


the secret is


the secret they dont tell you is assets.

you will never get rich working for the man. getting up at five am and going to work in a sweat shop. that is not living. money is not the cure for poverty. millions live below the poverty level in the world and many of them have jobs.

the secret they dont tell you is assets. as long as your assets are more than your liabilities you will be ahead.

what are assets? well a business that makes money instead of losing it. an investment that gives you a regular income. a piece of land with a home on it.

you wont get anywhere renting. buying a home is a temporary debt and once its paid for you will have more money. also your children or other loved ones will have more money if they live in your paid off house and dont sell it. you see houses are not assets. they depreciate from day one. and eventually they may have to get a new roof or a new floor or some new plumbing. a house is a liability until it is paid for but the land it sits on is priceless. buy a home and never ever give it up.

also, a few good business deals on the side can help with expenses too, even if you cant quit your day job yet.

a car is a liability too. at least while you are paying for it. after that you will have more money.

so there it is. the secret they wont tell you because they dont want you to know.

now start your asset collection today and teach your children to do the same.

and may good fortune smile down on you today.