Believe in Life

In Memphis.


atching up. Or, Ketchup.

Just as I predicated, violence begets violence. There was a protest in Wisconsin. Black people came out to protest the Rittenhouse Verdict. Standing guard on the perimeter where serious looking Black men armed with long guns also known as AR-15s.

That verdict made everyone fair game on the street. We can be our own judge, jury and executioner whenever we feel the need.


oving on.

Covid-19 is starting a very slow surge just in time for the holidays. Nationally the numbers have grown by about 20,000 infections per day. Some states like Vermont who had the virus well under control are seeing a pretty steep rise. The government says about 70% of the country have gotten their jabs. The real number is 50.1%.


loser to home.

You might recall that I’ve complaining about a slow computer that was slow to download, slow to open websites, slow to do anything internet related, which is to say, just about everything. When it started happening to others in the house I thought, wait a minute. I started researching and learning about browsers.

Normally, the browser that comes with your computer is the best one for you. Being Mac people we use Safari. It turns out that Safari should be good except that Apple packed it full of functions that most of us don’t need or want. The next browser could be Google, but it’s Google and all that it implies.

So. What to do? What to do? More investigating revealed that Opera might be the one for us. I downloaded it, installed it, brought over my bookmarks and set to work. It was life changing. It’s faster than anything I’ve ever used. Websites, including this one, open in a couple of seconds to open. Zoom is solid. Spotify is solid. I can even use Instagram on my big machine.


nd, finally.

Today begins my 68th trip around the sun.



8 responses to “Believe in Life”

  1. Judi Castille Avatar

    Better than the Microsoft browsers…driving me mad.

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  2. T Ibara Photo Avatar

    If my understanding of “trip around the sun” is correct, Happy Birthday Mr. Ray.
    …And I am relieved to know I am not the only one who becomes annoyed with these browsers (and WP user interfaces). As always I enjoy your work and insights – most of the time I am a silent observer 🙂

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you so much . Using Opera seems to have helped a lot. Even WordPress is faster.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. T Ibara Photo Avatar

        Thank you for the advice. I will keep Opera in mind (I am a Mac user and plan to purchase a new desktop in the near future)

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      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        We are too. Safari was just taking too long to do anything.


  3. Debra Avatar

    Happy Birthday, Ray. All the best to you for this next leg of what I hope will be a very long journey.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you so much.


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