WordPress.org still rocks as OSS CMS utility platform. Easy crafting web projects in my cloud space & then push to client on most servers. Just did WordPress launch on GoDaddy for an author’s site with book–don’t use them as host or registrar but my free GoDaddy Pro status manages worst clients ;-)

After Sinusitis for a week, I woke with crusty eyelids & pink eye yesterday. Jackson Browne’s Doctor My Eyes came to mind; listening to the song, I did cry—not just for my own sorry state, but our sick old world today. Waiting now for the Doc to prescribe for me, but what about our world?

Here’s Berrien Public Beach near Union Pier, Michigan, on the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan, where the beach goes on forever…

Deconstructed Shrimp Kebab on the Barbi.

The common Minnesota Prairie Spiderwort can pop up anywhere, like my urban alleyway.

Tradescantia Occidentalis

Nice Spring weather & blooms here in Minnesota. Our Red Maple has burst out over past 3 weeks. Leaves 5x6 inches, smooth as finest silk.

First Dandelion of Spring 🌼 in March?!

Been a year since Barber Bob closed the MGEX Barbershop 💈 and fun to see the Media blitz we got. But mothballing the site to the old WordPress morgue on anniversary tomorrow.

Vernal Equinox sunset over East Lake Street, Minneapolis.

Tulips sprouting almost a month early this year.

Tulip sprouts

Michele’s Avocado Toast

Month old carnations in the window

All the Little Free Library books were taken overnight. Happens once a year somehow. My faith in humanity is dinged, while my hope for literacy carries on. Libraries forever!

1,000 Books served at our Longfellow Villa Little Free Library since 2002. Thanks to neighbors who share & read. Books logged with Library Thing displayed on site at Longfellow.Life

Cast iron skillet Cornbread, for some hot chili on a chill November eve.


Finally finished transferring domains out of Google before migration to Squarespace. Porkbun has been handy to use as a new registrar, especially the External Domain feature to set up DNS before transfer to eliminate any downtime or anomalies. Porkbun was recommended here on Micro.blog. Thanks!


Buttermilk biscuits and cinnamon crunch cookie from dough scraps. Now open the Apple Butter from Whistling Well Orchard.


Walk me out in the morning dew.


Didn’t realize how much I depend on LibraryThing on a daily basis until I couldn’t scan my Little Free Library additions yesterday. Why a DDOS attack against them??? They’re back up today, and we’ve now logged 927 books over 1-1/2 years.



Wall of Morning Glories


Giant Jamaica Flower blooms on Hibiscus plant

Thick honeysuckle bushes at Lake Independence in Baker Park Reserve.

Pasta Salad today, yesterday, and tomorrow. It’s really summer.

We have a robin nesting at our garage.

Maiden of Minehaha Falls