All posts in forward chronological order.

  1. DK Who? (9/3/2014) - Am I the DK you know? (or want to know) Hints: (1) Lived on or very near the following waters, in this order: Connetquot River, Peconic River, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea (on a very big boat with an airport on top), Hudson River, Onondaga Lake, Erie Canal, Susquehanna River, Mohawk River, Genesee River, … Continue reading "DK Who?"
  2. Patron Saint of Marriage (9/3/2014) - At a bar sat a Catholic, a Pagan, and an atheist, having a friendly conversation about religion, except the atheist wasn’t talking much, mostly just watching the ball game. At a certain point the Pagan asked the Catholic for the name of the patron saint of marriage. The atheist turned and said, “Johnny Walker.” Another … Continue reading "Patron Saint of Marriage"
  3. Hoffman Heightens Hanks (9/3/2014) - In every movie where Philip Seymour Hoffman held a major role, his performance raised the bar for the entire cast.  He made them shine.  He did it for many of the most famous actors of our time. I saw it happen as usual recently in a favorite movie, Charlie Wilson’s War, where Hoffman elevated Tom … Continue reading "Hoffman Heightens Hanks"
  4. Fresh and Delicious Low Prices Every Day (9/5/2014) - In keeping with the yet undefined real philosophy of this blog, here’s a real ad from the Aldi grocery store chain; about their real Aldi Truth #202. That’s what I look for in the produce section all the time.  Fresh and delicious low prices.
  5. Engage Your Natural Meditative Function (9/6/2014) - In his book, A Course in Meditation, expert meditation teacher Theodore K. Phelps defines meditative function as: A suite of natural processes of the human mind and body, distinct from those of waking and sleeping, that arise naturally during periods of intentional non-striving, generally while sitting in non-striving forms of meditation.  – A Course in … Continue reading "Engage Your Natural Meditative Function"
  6. Be a Tree or Gun Fodder When You’re Dead (9/8/2014) - Remember Jodie Foster (a favorite) in the 1994 movie Nell (see trailer and wiki article)? “Ah ma tay in na winnn!” Translation from Nell’s unique language: “I’m a tree in the wind.” The translation is just in case you don’t remember or did not see the flick, or forgot this one of its best lines. … Continue reading "Be a Tree or Gun Fodder When You’re Dead"
  7. Tim Carleton’s Opus No.1 should inspire mass protest by phone users (9/14/2014) - My thanks to Gary Conkling for Rock Star of Hold Music, where I learned about Opus No. 1, Cisco’s phone hold music by Tim Carleton and Darrick Deel.  Carleton and Deel created the piece in 1989 in their garage as teenagers.  Cisco’s blog says it is the default hold music for 65 million Cisco IP … Continue reading "Tim Carleton’s Opus No.1 should inspire mass protest by phone users"
  8. Permadi Kaleidoscope Painter (9/17/2014) - For graphic art fun, visit the new and improved Permadi Kaleidoscope Painter.  Here are some images I created with it, just playing around. (Imagine what you could do with real talent.) Please note: these images are copyright protected and marked as such, as I definitely will use them for other purposes.  If you’d like to … Continue reading "Permadi Kaleidoscope Painter"
  9. Organized Lovelessness (10/3/2014) - In his 1945 book, The Perennial Philosophy, Aldous Huxley wrote, “Our present economic, social and international arrangements are based, in large measure, upon organized lovelessness.” Some things just never change.  And some get worse. The good news?  Some kinds of organized lovelessness have dwindled since 1945, albeit too slowly, such as institutional racism and sexism.  … Continue reading "Organized Lovelessness"
  10. Free Air for the Disabled (10/23/2014) - This is not digital imagery gimmickry.  Who would have thought to make this up anyway?  It’s a real wall, at the Stewart’s store in Dannemora, NY, shot in person by Yours Truly.  By the way, this parking space is the farthest one from the door.  Market Uber Alles.    
  11. The Funny Side of Life (3/4/2015) - About this song (brief excerpts from Wikipedia article):
  12. Phone-rude Contagion; Epidemic Incurable (3/4/2015) - I reserve the right to grieve and mourn, but I just have to accept the inescapable fact of it.  Phone calling etiquette is dead.  Never again will I hear the sweet sound of a caller introducing themselves politely before they start asking me questions. I have this strange notion that a phone is a point … Continue reading "Phone-rude Contagion; Epidemic Incurable"
  13. Video Blast: Barney Rand Paul Fife, Dopey Cop Lesson for Killer Cops, and a Soundtrack for the Times — STILL (4/8/2015) - I heard Barney Fife on the radio today, after all these many long years.  He said, “I have a message” and yada yada blah blah baloney. Well, it sure as heck SOUNDED like Fife.  Listen to it here on YouTube.  I don’t mean the message, just the sound of his voice and manner of speaking.  … Continue reading "Video Blast: Barney Rand Paul Fife, Dopey Cop Lesson for Killer Cops, and a Soundtrack for the Times — STILL"
  14. Not Kissing Movies Goodbye (8/1/2015) - I watch old movies again the way I see the same things in a museum again, or read a book again.  Movies are the definitive art of the era.  Before long, only collectors and museums will have them.  Holograms, virtual reality, and robotic interaction will flood the entertainment market. These transitions away from two-dimensional media … Continue reading "Not Kissing Movies Goodbye"
  15. Wingtip Winter Boots (3/5/2016) - Why is it that every time I find a really fantastic clearance sale, either they don’t have my size or I don’t have any money?  Someone recently said, “It’s divine grace.”  I found this on the Target website, though by the time you click on it they may be gone, as I’m sure they’re flying … Continue reading "Wingtip Winter Boots"
  16. Prime Directive for Problem Solving (3/16/2016) - Problem Solving Prime Directive image and text by Dennis Koenig Copyright © 2016 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
  17. Medication (6/6/2016) - For your health: Funny videos of quadruplet babies and babies with dogs laughing.
  18. Philo-juice: Socrates Quotes (8/27/2016) - By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. ― Socrates Source: Inspirational Socrates Quotes – Daily Inspiration I’m not one for subscribing to “daily inspiration.”  I have more inspiration than I know what to do with.  But I think the … Continue reading "Philo-juice: Socrates Quotes"
  19. Further Webified (8/27/2016) - You’ve heard of dkhometree blog at  So it doesn’t really matter whether you’ve heard of my new domain name,, which is the same dkhometree blog, one and the same with just with a name all its own.  I know you don’t care.  Just think of it as somebody saying, “Hey, I painted … Continue reading "Further Webified"
  20. For Kay (10/14/2016) - Hope you enjoy these, Kay.  If not, well PHOOEY on YOUEE!  (and on Me-ee) Brooke Leifer – Share the Love (The Pollinator Song): THERE’S MORE! …
  21. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a war? (12/7/2016) - “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt Hold on to your stomach.
  22. Nature’s Troubled Rights (1/13/2017) - Yay New Zealand, Ecuador (first country to grant constitutional rights to nature), Bolivia and India.  Continue reading below the video for another look at the matter. . HOWEVER … Thank you, Lisa Brunetti of Zeebra Designs and Destinations, whose “artist’s eyes never rest,” not only for art’s sake, but for goodness, truth and beauty in … Continue reading "Nature’s Troubled Rights"
  23. The Balsamean Blog (1/16/2017) - Visit my other blog, The Balsamean™ (Ball-sah-MAY-en)– Balsamea is the forest refuge I live in, named for Abies balsamea, the balsam fir tree.  Living there makes me The Balsamean, of course.  The blog is about my forest-dependent lifestyle and the nature of things here.  It’s a biophilia thing.
  24. Fishy Fish Oil Health Claims? (3/18/2017) - Over-the-counter fish oil nutritional supplement may be useless or even bad for you, says PBS Frontline report. See the PBS video clip and read authoritative sources on the topic.
  25. Expectations (3/20/2017) - I find that things improve when I lower my expectations, including people.  I can improve them beyond my expectations! I like the angle Sylvia Plath gave it.  “If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.” See the source of this image: Inspirational Sylvia Plath Quotes ( for many more Sylvia Plath quotes.  I … Continue reading "Expectations"
  26. I Believe (3/21/2017) - For JML An old Stevie Wonder song covered by a new favorite … (lyrics below) I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever) Shattered dreams, worthless years Here am I encased inside a hollow shell Life began, then was done Now I stare into a cold and empty well The many sounds … Continue reading "I Believe"
  27. Major Step Forward in the Flint Water Crisis / My NRDC Membership (3/29/2017) - As a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council (, I am happy to share this kind of news about one of their projects: Flint Michigan’s poisonous water.  My simple way to summarize NRDC’s role in environmental protection is to say they are a not-for-profit law firm whose client is the planet.  They are also … Continue reading "Major Step Forward in the Flint Water Crisis / My NRDC Membership"
  28. How to Make an Impact Calling Congress on the Phone (3/29/2017) - How to Call Congress | NRDC  February 08, 2017 by Jenny Shalant Sometimes the best way to turn your anger into action is to pick up the phone. Follow these tips to minimize your anxiety and maximize your impact. Let’s say you’ve got a problem that’s, well, big-league. As in an all-out assault on the … Continue reading "How to Make an Impact Calling Congress on the Phone"
  29. Ponder This 5/8/17 (5/8/2017) - Michael J. Fox - Will Rogers - Emma Curtis Hopkins - Luis Sierra - St. Augustine - Jon Kabat-Zinn - Shakespeare
  30. Vive le président Emmanuel Macron! (5/14/2017) -   I am happy to see that France yet retains the health to avoid contracting the debilitating Trumprexit Fever.
  31. Ransomware Advice and Old Windows Version Protection Update (5/15/2017) - As of noon Monday, 5/15, NPR says over 150 countries have been hit by Ransomware malware attacks.  The consequences are severe.  Victims include scores of thousands of businesses and institutions, including the U.K. National Health Service (they had to turn away patients) and railway and other vital services around the world.  Some big companies have … Continue reading "Ransomware Advice and Old Windows Version Protection Update"
  32. Ponder This 5/28/17 (5/28/2017) - Omar El Akkad - Harper's Index - John Burroughs - Kahlil Gibran - The Grifters - Keb Mo - Mignon McLaughlin
  33. Hoffman Why? (5/29/2017) - Photo derived from original by Murray Close: Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014),  © 2014 – Lionsgate. Recently Jennifer Heart posted a comment on my Google+ post, Hoffman Heightens Hanks, linking to an old blog post where I expressed my appreciation for the work of the great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, … Continue reading "Hoffman Why?"

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