Sagging elbow skin: When did I get this Grandpa Skin?

Posted By on November 30, 2021

GrandpaElbowSkin211121Who really spends time looking at themselves in the mirror … at least the men that I know?

BUT … I noticed my elbows when getting dressed last weekend … there is some disturbing sagging “grandpa skin” … “when did this happen?”

On the other hand, I’m not alone and I suppose this is to be expected after spending a fair amount of time in the elements without using much protection over the years … also, I’m not getting any younger.

Question: I’m 57 in good shape.  Problem is loose skin around elbows.

I noticed that your email address is related to outdoor work.  If that is correct then part of the loose skin of your elbow region may in part be due to long term sun exposure leading to loss of elasticity of your skin. Another cause is aging ( I am right behind you at age 56!) and genetic predisposition to lax skin.

— Dr. Walter Tom, MD, FACS


Music Monday: “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” – CCR

Posted By on November 29, 2021

FoxBusinessLogoMy lunchtime of late has become somewhat predictable and routine. About 11:45 I open the SiriusXM app on my iPhone, tune into Ch 113 the final minutes of the Varney & Co program on Fox Business.  That timing usually catches Stu Varney’s Q & A with contributors and/or the always desultory trivia segment. I’ll fix my lunch (usually a salad) and catch up on the financial business news with either Neil Cavuto … or more often likely than not a regular guest host for the Cavuto Coast-to-Coast noon program. CCRBandMembers1970s

David Asman was covering last week and John_Fogerty_at_the_2011_Cisco_Ottawa_Bluesfestthe Creedence Clearwater Revival music song segment to commercial break caught my ear. Previously, I’ve include “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” but haven’t included their 1971 “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” It is a song written by band member and music legend John Fogerty (right) and is overdue to be on the blog for Music Monday. Besides the audio 1970s version, below is the official 2018 CCR YouTube 50th anniversary video.

  CCR – “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” | 1971

Thanksgiving with my brother and a few wrap-up photos

Posted By on November 28, 2021


Having Thanksgiving at my brother’s house with our family (minus Jaben who recently had COVID19) was one of those photo days that I should have packed my Lumix camera. The lighting was a bit dark and into window light for an olderRichClaireRonBrenda_Thanksgiving20211125 iPhone … and without a tripod was challenging. I propped it between some glasses on the table and had to shoot into the light.

All in all we had a great day with the family and left stuffed with turkey, potatoes, etc. Thankfully after two “small plates – cough, cough, I saved room for Claire’s apple pie and Brenda’s pumpkin pie. Everyone left satisfied and we are all appreciative of my brother Ron and sister-in-law Claire for having us this year. Thank you.



A practical lesson for students who insist that socialism works

Posted By on November 27, 2021


Tech Friday: Sengled could have updated users immediately

Posted By on November 26, 2021

SengledProblemTrying to keep a mish-mash of smart devices running in our home is proving to be challenging. Not only do some devices deplete batteries at inconvenient times, but other fail due to technical glitches that I can only assume are due to software or server failures or updates gone wrong?

Thankfully only a few smart LED bulbs run on the Sengled hub but not knowing it was not on my end had me fidgeting with it for an hour or so.

All is well as of today … 

Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Posted By on November 25, 2021

It has been a challenging couple of years for most of the country and the world in not only combatting the Coronavirus pandemic’s loss of life and economic impact, but the psychological stress. thanksgivingclipart2021I am thankful we in America have medical care and the pharmaceutical science able to rapidly develop antiviral medicines and vaccines. Let’s make 2021 a thankful Thanksgiving as we round the corner and overcome COVID19.


James Whitcomb Riley1849-1916

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How much control are you willing to give to the government?

Posted By on November 24, 2021

DemFuhrerPosterAmerica has split down the middle on a lot of things that many of us took for granted just a few years ago. Our individual liberty is being eroded away with the help of progressives using propaganda and the heavy hand of the “we know better” bureaucrats to seize more power every day.

The mainstream media, higher education and the left-leaning California-based silicon valley companies control what we hear, see and read … and they have convinced much of the country that more money and power in the hands of those in power running the government is good for our country. Our individualist history, free-market capitalism and traditional Judeo/Christian values are no longer desired by these enlightened people who now demand we get in line behind what they have decided are good for all of us.


After all, this new thinking for America is what the socialist and enlightened Europeans have agreed on … and so they must be right (#sarcasm)? So whether it is forcing the financial cost of climate change, the elimination of fossil fuels, the punitive taxing of corporations and the wealthy, shutting down “some” businesses, mandating the wearing facemasks or showing your vaccine passport (it is coming)  …you must obey. We either haven’t learned our lessons from history, be it Marxist-based Socialism and Communism wherever it has been tried or the Fascist Nazis demanding to see your papers. How far will this go in America???


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