Thursday, November 24, 2016


A true thanks which seems to me a joyful awakening after at least an eight hour slumber. Now a shower in time to meet Mark and Rebecca for a picnic at the park.

In due course we went east to the park where we found Mark, Rebecca and Andrew; we used her  ticket and found less others there than we expected. I used my walker to go to the table, but found less food that appealed to me expect the
chocolate pie.

Good trip.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

too much food

tToo crowded a day. At 9:00 I was far from digesting all the stuff I had cramed into my throat.

well let's try again.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


With much turmoil and Ellie's help we succeeded in introducing chromium in the  lenovo computer. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016


This post was made from mandriva. When you ring up firefox you  get abc with all kinds of current news.

Unfortunately the second letter of the alpha-et will not 'print'.
(I later learned from Ellie to keep pounding until the  'b' comes up.)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

ending sept

As the title shows we are closing to the end;
Mark and Rebecca came in near bedtime with
much to talk about and enticing refreshments.
Ellie and I told a lot of tales about the old judge,
and much more.
When they realized I was about to retire, they decamped.

Friday, September 23, 2016


Good news when Mark and Rebecca showed out walking from their place just after we had eaten supper and were about to start the evening flick. 

Best was that Rebecca had gone to her new job above the bookstore.  They fooled around a while and headed back a mile or so to their place.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Good dinner with the four of us; Ellie worked hard, with Rebecca helping. They fried fish and made hushpuppies. She made a big bowl of potato salad.

Mark and I agreed to watch the Maltese Falcon, which we all did.
They got into a lively conversation about movies, while I was getting ready for bed.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

sept 15

Ellie and I have managed to get much work on the large tv that Mark bought for us.

Basically we can handle much but not all, some times it reverts to the computer.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016


Yesterday we brought back our old desktop and it looks beautiful.
Mark worked on our other computers.

Today is Sunday! We'er going to the meeting in Gainesville with Mark and Rebecca. Yesterday they spent the day moving some of our excess furniture into the condo they leased for 7 or 8 months.

We four drove to the meeting at Gainesville; we had a great meeting with speakers Anne, Ellie, Tim  Forgety, I sang  'That  Cause' , Gary Arthur and several others, a bang up meeting.

Monday, August 29, 2016

mark 1

Mark and Rebecca came here on Sunday August  21;
They made arrangement to rent the appartment; 

Today we took the old computer and Mark instructed
them to repair it; we'll see what happens.
To get into my computer at present it's best to use 

Friday, August 26, 2016


Everything is so strange!
Let your software alone for a few days and it's like an entirely new computer.

I used chromium and ellie to get to my blogs.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Some of Larry's Books

The Bible

'Tom Sawyer'

Treasure Island

G A Henty boys.

Don Quixote

memories dreams reflections

Answer to Job

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Leaves of Grass                                                                                                                   

Fearful Symmetry 

Blake and Tradition

My Blake (Blake Primer)


Important Books for Ellie

1. The King and the Corpse

2. Uniting Heaven and Earth

3. The Eternal Drama

4. Fearful Symmetry

5. Web of Life

6. The New Man

7. War and Peace

8. The Power of Myth

9. Jung and the Story of Our Time

10. Till We Have Faces

Thursday, August 4, 2016




paul larsen


marie smith
levi smith
lars smith

Paul clayton

mark clayton
rebecca carter

joel bullock
hugh andrew

hugh roy babylon

rob clayton

ryan clayton

ellie clayton
larry clayton

mary joseph
frank joseph

sally gillespie emily


Monday, July 25, 2016

myron's wife

Mary Ann gave us lots of pointers about nutrition:

* fruit and vegetable smoothies

* add butter, olive oil or peanut butter to smoothies

* keep leftover smoothies in fridg to use later 

* use Activa yogart for healthy bacteria

* eat between meals

* OK to add metamuscil to diet to help with constipation

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016


I mean to ask for Myron's advice for several issues:
1. His wife, a nutritionist may be able to advise me re my losing weight re 'zenker's'.
2. Wondering if or how I may be able to provide volunteer help of some  sort to one of the rehab facilities etc such as gospel singing or conversation.
3. Light work of some sort at Munroe.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

dr raj Indian

2nd visit with Raj this morning.
Born in (southern) India 48 years ago.
 Came to U.S. in his early 20's, and moved several places for medical  training:

Pittsburg for 'sports' medicine?
New York -- several places
Washing .d.c.

No special faith but has 'faith hope love' on wall.

Father dead; mother some where around here.

Friday, July 8, 2016


On the main page of microsoft is a new picture called AXIS360
It's the APP to find and read ebooks.To find an ebook leave AXIS
and go to the Library.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Paul's stuff
a sailboat of a friend of Paul's

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

finding dash from firefox

Finding dash from firefox:
invoke firefox;
at the top right click on the second icon and you have dash

(how in the world did that happen.)

Thursday, June 2, 2016


I found that the old windows 2 came up when I turned the machine on one end instead  of  flat.

Thursday, May 26, 2016


1. the old windows goes dead, for whatever reason,

2. open the  cdrom.

2nd time to make it go.
press the on button and open the cdrom 

3. windows2;  deep color

2nd time to make it go.
press the on button and open the cdrom

Monday, May 23, 2016

I worry about you

We were in the bible study room at Gainesville. David  (a retired professor from Florida U) made that remark. He had noticed my 'slim trim'. I talked to him about the the difficulty with eating that made it an ordeal.

Thanks for true friends.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


YToToday we brought up the old machine, still working as windows 2--wonderful!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

my doctor

Today (April 27) at 9:00 is my first visit as a patient of Dr. Reisner (of Urgent Care) after a streuous visit to our state park and a pretty bad night (help me, God).

Ellie and I are still studying the kendle cloud.

Sunday, April 24, 2016


   So live, that when thy summons comes to join  
The innumerable caravan, which moves   
To that mysterious realm, where each shall take   
His chamber in the silent halls of death,   
Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,   
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed   
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave,   
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch   
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.


New Orleans, LA

Kenilworth Street, Lakeview

Marrero, LA,_Louisiana

Larry was pastor of St. James United Methodist Church.
Paul was born on Oct. 9, 1958 at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans.

Angie, LA

Larry was pastor of Angie United Methodist Church and Varnado United Methodist Church.
Mark was born on Sept. 13, 1960 at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans. 

Millers Creek, NC

Larry had a circuit of four churches:
Millers Creek UMC
Union UMC
Arbor Grove UMC
Charity UMC 

Rob was born on May 31, 1965 at the Wilkes County General Hospital.

Winton Salem, NC.

We rented for less than a year a house on Sunset Drive.
We purchased the first home we owned at 529 Jersey Avenue.

Larry was employed by the Probation Department of North Carolina as a Probation Officer for Alcoholic Offenders. 

Transition to Washington, DC

the Ritz
Servant Community/Friends House on Adams Mill Road 

Arlington, VA
5012 N 24TH ST

Falls Church, VA
6701 Hallwood AV


Salem, SC
Jocassee Lake RD  

Ocala, FL
Breton Woods

Ocala, FL
1906 SE 8TH ST

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Gainesville People

Tim and Connie Ray

Tim Fogarty

Jean Larson and Bill Mitchell

Sandy Lyon

Dick and Gene Beardsley

David and Jean Chalmers

Roland Fisch

Josh (bible) 

Gary Arthur

Bud and Sybil Brennan

 Annie McPherson

Walt and Mona Morris

Betty Odum

Don Smith

Mary Joseph

Friday, April 22, 2016


Larry was looking for stuff on Jung, and came up with a book from the Arlington County Public Library which associated Jung’s four functions with Blake’s four Zoas. His interest in Jung subsided somewhat because he focused so strongly on Blake. After he had done a lot of studies, he wrote his book, called A Primer:The Spiritual Autobiography of William Blake. When the internet had matured enough that people were building up interest groups to focus on things, he joined a Blake Study Group. Some of the participants were scholars, some of them were just enthusiasts, and it was quite a good group to be with for a while, but then these people became very contentious. They had no respect for each other. They just criticized one another and actually I felt that sometimes they were attacking Larry. I wasn’t really involved in this, but I got it second hand. So I thought, “Well I’m gonna get into this and see what’s goin’ on!” And I had started to do some reading so that I would be able to jump in and make some statements. When we decided that that group was dead, that there wasn’t any use in trying to continue there, I said, well, I’ll work on the blog with you.

To me, this is the significant thing about it. The more I read Blake and wrote about Blake, the more I saw that he encapsulated all of these ideas that I had assimilated throughout the years. It’s not an alien thing at all. Blake has a way of presenting these esoteric ideas that are the perennial philosophy.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Jessica 1

How Do Volunteers Learn

1. What is a hospice?
(brief history of Ocala hospice)

2. What can volunteers do?
In hospice;

3. How to set a common time for Instructer  and Student 

  Contact Larry Clayton:
369 6032 

size release

When I brought up the screen it took the whole thing, but Ellie pulled it down from the top.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Day at the Beach

Monday April 18 we set out early in the morning, heading for Ormond Beach.

It was dark of course so Ellie drove.  I had filled up on a good bit of food. I promptly went to sleep and woke up as we were close to the beach.  It was high tide with close packed sand, very easy to walk on. I was very hungry.

A good sign for the possibility of gaining weight!.

Northly we went and in due course we arrived at St. Augustine. The beach was entirely different. We slogged along until we came to the 'gorge' with easier walking; with some trouble I got down and we walked around for a bit.

The way up the 'gorge' led to a fall. There we were, two old people having trouble. Immediately several young 'mermaids' appeared at our side, and two of them got me up; we expressed our appreciation.

A thing to remember!

Problem 1

It seems I can't stay awake viewing a tennis match this morning; in addition while driving home from St Augustine it appeared that I immediately became sleepy trying to drive.

In consequence it seemed that my over the road driving is a thing of the past.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

quaker Meeting 4-17-4

3 present with Mary, interrupted by the final of Laval and Monpier.
It was very active: I made it clear that the 'morose' Frank is very close
to the morose Larry.
I made it clear the I would like to compute standing up and determined
to work on that.
Much pleasant conversation.
I am working on standing up and listen to music which helps.

Monday, April 11, 2016


Yesterday was 'First Day', with 3 Friends, and we spent several hours enjoying the company of 'my daughter', Mary Joseph.

Among other things I inquired about the perenially absent Frank Joseph; it seems that he usually spends several hour every day computing in a standing position; I resolved to learn how to spend several hour each day in a standing position.

Hurah; we're so thankful!

Friday, April 8, 2016


1. Standup, Standup for Jesus (224)
......Lift high his royal banner; it must not suffer loss

2. Rise up ye men of God (147).
Have done with lesser things.

Thursday, April 7, 2016


I've finally gotten around to writing about our family gathering for Larry's 90th birthday.

We had the house full for a few days in mid-March to recognize the the milestone Larry has achieved. I'm sure I enjoyed the event more than anyone else but everyone seemed to enjoy being together. It is hard for me to settle on what meant the most to me. Was it playing tennis with 2 sons and 2 grandchildren? Or was it enjoying a few games of noncompetitive Scrabble with anyone who would play? Was it appreciating the attention that each family member showered on the birthday boy. Also we did one art project involving Rennie, Ryan, Julie and me which was fun. But I think the top of the list would have to be listening our three middle-aged sons contributing their expertise to trying to solve the world's problems. Although everyone was able to express his/her individuality, we did so without conflict or selfishness.

Rennie had suggested ahead of time that we duplicate the family photograph that hangs on the wall in the living room. So Paul set it up, we all posed, and we now have a record of the Clayton clan in Dec 2006 compared to us in March 2016.

Rob wrote a booklet in appreciation of his dad from which I will give a short quote:
"All of these qualities: your profound spirituality; your passion for justice; your identification with the oppressed; your compassionate service to others; your commitment to interpersonal engagement; and your commitment to following your own path; all of these qualities have been passed on to me. I find myself proud to feel that, in many ways, I am carrying on your works."

Altogether it was a fitting celebration.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

gutenburg books

use guten... for titles for kindle cloud.

kindle cloud

go to amazon bookmark
search for kindle store.
select advanced search
select free
give author or book.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

kindle cloud 2

When you ask for the cloud, you get the first 3.
click on the 'magnify' button and get the whole deal.

Saturday, April 2, 2016



Dear Dad,

As you turn ninety, I wanted to write for you about you, especially about the qualities that connect us. These are the qualities that I see in you, that I am proud to see also in myself - your gifts to me. This is my way of thanking you and celebrating those gifts.  


Spirituality is the foundation, the theme that runs through your life and binds together my story of you. I learned from you to to regard the spiritual life as the true life, the material life as merely the scenery. Your dedication to Christ, your study of Jung, your obsession with Blake - all of these model for me the commitment to and fascination with, the inward journey and your spiritual path.

I've always admired your courage in moving us all to Washington so that we could be part of the Church of the Savior. You saw that spirituality could be deeper and pervade life more thoroughly - you heard a spiritual call, dropped everything, and followed. You showed me that spiritual impulse takes us where we belong.

I have not followed the same path that you have, but I am not sure they are so different ... both are paths of love, paths of compassion, paths of responsibility. You set my feet on this path many years ago, and I thank you.


I have always felt a profound passion for justice, and I have always traced that passion back to you. You always taught me that Jehovah was the God of the oppressed and that Jesus was the champion of the downtrodden. You taught me that all people are children of God have inherent dignity and worth.

I'll never forget the story of your telling your parishioner about the big black woman who would be singing in the heavenly choir right next to her. It's a funny story, but it was a courageous thing to say, and I bet those courageous stands cost you.

I learned from you to stand up for justice, to stand shoulder to shoulder with my peers for fairness, and most of all to identify with the interest of all who are oppressed. I will be thinking of you when I'm on the picket lines next month.

You taught me to take my spirituality into the world and let it animate a vision of the just society, and I thank you for this wonderful gift.


You taught me, too, that vision and abstract justice are not enough, but that we must personally help those who are struggling. When I was a child, I knew that you walked with men who were struggling to escape addiction, and I was proud. When I was older, you humbled yourself and dedicated your time to housing the poor, and I watched with pride. Even now I see you ministering to the sick.

I see my work as a therapist as a direct continuation of your ministry, beloved Dad. I have a client now whom I see three days each week for no fee, and I often imagine him as a new incarnation of one of your old probationers. He has endured forty years of alcoholism and is wracked by terror, and terrible feelings of aloneness. Yet he also shows profound compassion and beauty of spirit, and writes the most beautiful poems. I dedicate my work with him to you, my father, in loving gratefulness for your compassionate example.   


Always, I have see you relating to others, connecting spiritually, building community. I remember the meetings you used to have at our house on Jersey Avenue with Miriam, Bob & Olga, Carla & many others, and I learned that all of these passions aren not mere private introspections of abstract musings and commitments, but experiences to be shared with others. I have seen this again and again in your life as you engaged with others through Gateway, Second Step, coffee hour at the C of S, and you own Quaker gatherings. I see the very personal relationships, too, like the one you have built with Paul and Judith. 

I feel a deep kinship with you in this profound valuing of interpersonal connection. My work as a therapist manifests this valuing, as I strive to bring healing through the process of connection, and I have learned from you to strive to deepen connection with those I meet on the path.  

As long as I have been alive, Dad, I have seen you following your own path. You never made the conventional choice, but always the courageous one, when it was important. Letting spirit be your guide, rather than the values of those surrounding you, has been one of your greatest gifts to me.

Here I return to your decision to follow your calling to move to Washington and become part of the Church of the Savior. I don't think I knew at the time what an unconventional decision that was, but as I grew I began to realize the courage, the commitment and the fierce autonomy from mainstream expectations that decision required.

Your very commitment to spirituality reflects to me this constant choosing of the "road less traveled by." While others might have taken refuge from life's suffering, and the pains of aging, in even more comfort or mild addictions, you have gone for refuge to your old friend William.

As you have faced fearlessly this hero's journey, you have helped build in me my own courage to face that journey. When I faced the dead-end of my career in law and politics, instead of resigning myself to a life of quiet desperation, I followed your example and turned inward to find my true path. When a strange to whom I reached out suggested I get the help of a Jungian, it was like the ringing of a bell deep in my soul - a bell that you planted there. Because of your example, I was able to see that I did not have to follow the conventional path, that I could discard my conventional achievements and position and walk into the wilderness.

Now, having silenced the voices urging me to conventional successes, I have been able to hear the inner voice summoning me to my truer calling. Thank you for showing your son that, in fact one's own path is the only path.   


All of these qualities: your profound spirituality; your passion for justice; your identification with the oppressed; your compassionate service to others; your commitment to interpersonal engagement; and your commitment to following your own path; all of these qualities have been passed on to me. I find myself proud to feel that, in many ways, I am carrying on your works.  

As we celebrate your 90TH birthday, as you draw ever closer to becoming, in Henry James' term, "all spirit," I hope that you can feel that, in the deepest way possible, I am truly your son, and that it brings you satisfaction and pleasure. I know that it brings me profound comfort, pride and delight to feel that I am, in the deepest way possible, your son and that you are, in the deepest way possible truly my father.

                                                                                                                                                                  Robert Edwin Clayton, Psy.D.
                                                                                                                                                                  15 March 2016 

kindle cloud

Trying to remember how to get the kindle cloud:

1. go to firefox.

2. Search for amazon account (Ellie’s).

3. Search for kindle cloud reader library.

april 2

Got involved with free ebooks.  Ellie seemed to get some sort of thing, but I seemed to have lost it.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Dash and super key

The 'dash' is the top left;
the 'super key' is on the keyboard just next to the 'alt key'

Sunday, March 13, 2016

chromium helps

On 16.04 click chromium, then click blogger 2.
You will find my blogs

Saturday, March 12, 2016


Foods which Larry used to eat all the time and won't eat now:

Potato Salad

Ground Beef

Red Beans and Rice

Green Beans.

This is in addition to foods he can't chew or can't swallow or foods which are too spicy.

I am at a loss as to what to offer him that may be nutritious and easy to eat.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Pray for Blane

In our area there are lots of signs saying 'Pray for Blane'. I googled it and found some very interesting stuff:

Blane Baxley has leukemia and spent time at Shands.

I also found a relationship with Tim Tebow (the great Univ Florida football player). He was an intensely Christian. He may have been borne in the Philipines where his people served as missionaries.

Further he has founded a hospital in the Philipines.  He seemed to also be a friend of Blane.

Thursday, March 10, 2016


Ellie proved unable to edit my last post. She solved that problem by making both of us administrators.  Great.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mary's Gift

Mary Joseph comes often to our Friends Meeting. At this one she was sick and chose not to go for fear of infecting the rest of us.  But she was impeled to come to the door where she give one lovely blanket to Ellie and another to me.

My blanket had in bold was the words of 'Amazing Grace':

Amazing grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come,
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.

Monday, March 7, 2016


Young radio officer Larry Clayton beside the radio shack of the Cuba Victory, his second to last merchant vessel. They were headed to Rio in 1945.


'Al Fin' (at last) I've reached this  exalted position in life: Great Expectations: the Bible calls us 'Oaks of Righteousness' (Isaiah 61:3); in the face of such 'honor' one must feel humble.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Heart Failure

Heart failure is an ambiguous term. To many people it is synonymous with 'congestive heart failure', but this is the more common term (keep it pumping).

Thursday, March 3, 2016


The  Dell Computer resides between the two Microsoft computers.

It taken up with three versions of  15.04. the first one only seems to work.


Netsurf is great for general information.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


At the Library book store I found 'Pelican Brief' and paid 50 cents for it.

Today we went to Ormon and St. Augustine. I dressed very inappropriately and we (unfortunately) went to Applebees where all the food was heavily spiced.


It works well.  I had to get disable touchpad and now it went right to, and soon to my blogs.


This is in sda7 of Lenovo.--


As of now I use arora primarily to go to my blog.


Monday, February 29, 2016


The Latest Clayton

Lars Smith
Lars in rocking chair made in Workshop at Joe's Basement by Paul and Joe.

Paul Clayton, the oldest son of Ellie and Larry Clayton, had a (sort of) foster daughter, Marie; she married Levi Smith, and had Lars.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Obrian 23

This brought from the Library: 'Letters of Marque':
Jack had been convicted and removed from the Navy.
Stephen had bought the ship they had used in 'Master and Commander' and made it into a privateer.

Saturday, February 20, 2016


Latest version of chromium may be better than the last one. And html ?? Well it looka doudtffor the second line.

Thursday, February 18, 2016


I brought up qupzilla.
I got my mail with it. and other stuff.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


According to 'Times' Patrick O'Brian  "('Master and Commander')
is the greatest historical novelist of all time"

Monday, February 15, 2016


Teddie Roosevelt
Calvin Coolege
Herbert Hoover
Franklin Delanna Roosevelt

Bush I
Bush II

Sunday, February 14, 2016


1. Susan and Don
    Judith and Paul Larsen

2. Renie
   Kim and Cathey

3. Marie Smith and Levi

4. Paul Clayton
     Joe and Marsha
     Susan and Katie

5. Mark Clayton
  Rebeca Carter
    Andrew  and Austin

6. Joel Bullock
David Jack and Hugh Roy Bullock

7. Hugh and Evelin Babylon
    Susane and Juliie

8. Rob and Julie Clayton
     Ryan Clayton

9. Ellie Clayton
Larry Clayton

10. Mary Joseph and Frank Joseph

11. Jessica Mcune

12. Myron


Friday, February 12, 2016


The doctor at Urgent Care;
North Caroline Pi beta kappa

My state grandson is in  Chapel Hill and his brother in Duke.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

feb 7

Today we had a good Friend's Meeting:
Present Mark, Mary,Ruth and Ellie and Larry.
After my interrogations Mark told me  a good bit about himself:
He was perhaps born in Pittsburg; his father had some sort of pipeing? employment, a religious man he talked Mark into going to
Kenyon College, hoping he might go to seminary there. But Mark had other plans.

I managed to get Mark to stay for the second hour (he always brought food). I continued to draw him out although the others, especially Ruth preferred to do her own talking. (Ellie thought I had overdone it.)

It's always the same in social activity; people grow together with their close associates and ignore the one not in their group.

Blair Reed told this story; Just as so often happens to me he found himself outside, so he stuck his hand out in the middle of the group and cried loudly "I'm Blair Reid"


"The Vestibule of Hell and the Souls Mustering to Cross the Acheron"
Watching Russell Crowe in Master and Commander we found that his ship the Surprise was pursuing the Acheron. In the book Captain Jack's ship is named the Sophie. Anyway he needed both surprise and wisdom in aproaching the vestibule of hell.

Friday, February 5, 2016


I tried to install a mandriva disk. It goes but it requiers a wired  mode; move this computer for a wired mode.

feb 5

Netsurf is a British affair well worth using.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

feb 4

I've been looking for a browser not infested by myway; it refuses to bring up my dashbord. I found it would not go.  

But in some way I found that 'my way' did not keep the dashbord off.'
i had brought up a simpler browser, namely epiphany.

go to mail and find it there.

Today I brought up Elementary, with some problems; Ellie had to get me the approprriate password.

Sunday, January 31, 2016


Cromium came up apparently without obstaces.
Very worthwhile.

Saturday, January 30, 2016


In 1983 I attended my first unprogramed Quaker Meeting. Larry and I were looking for a new faith community which would meet our need for a less structured and organized experience of worship. We stumbled onto the Langley Hill Friends Meeting in McLean, Virginia. To our surprise, on the bench in front of us was Judith Larsen who was Larry's coworker at EPA. Judith and her husband Paul instantly befriended us. Their love and generosity of spirit has sustained a relationship over time and distance as we travel our journeys through the vicissitudes of life. At present Larry and I live in Florida and are a part of a Quaker worship group called Friends Meeting of Ocala. Paul and Judith live in Washington state and their meeting is the Agate Passage Friends Meeting on Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Since Paul and Judith moved west they have journeyed to the east each winter to teach, and study, and sustain bonds of friendship with their eastern companions on the journey. Judith became interested in becoming more familiar with the course of events which had shaped the lives of her friends whose lives had spanned many decades. She recorded interviews with these older friends, guiding them to relate the significant experiences which gave definition to their lives. From her interviews she has constructed a book in which she followed thirteen individuals through seven or more decades of becoming themselves.

Larry and I are two of the people she interviewed on visits to our home in Florida. We have been pleased that Paul and Judith have worshiped with us in our Ocala Quaker Meeting and in the Gainesville Meeting as well. 

Judith's book, Discovering Ourselves: Thirteen Conversations can be purchased through Amazon. Much of the contents can be read online by clicking Look inside over the picture of the book's cover at Amazon.

Judith Larsen

Thursday, January 28, 2016

jan 28

At Ellie's request I'm attempting to reconstruct the prayer I used on pastoral visits at Munro; I used it with several thousand visits:

O Father we know you love us and want the best for us.
You've given us this hospital, and the doctors and nurses are your servants of healing.
I pray Lord for complete healing for my friend in body and mind.
Whatever happens we know you are okay.

If you should pass on before I do I'll be glad to meet you up there.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Jan 26

Federer ran again and beat the 'Check boy.  He is about to meet Jockuvic, perhaps in the semi final, He one ahead of Jock.

We learned that our Falestina has moved to a VA hospital probably in Tampa.

Our (semi retired) dematologist from Duke looked at Ellie and me and gave me a prescription after removing (freezing)  growth on my back.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

jan 23

Federer is still alive for the round of 16 at Australian Open.
We walked yesterday after finding where Jessica lived.
We spent a good bit of time walking at Lowes (just west of Walmart. Ellie looked at some 'casters' but didn't buy.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

jan 19

Found Dell machine working, had software problem and needs later version; earlier ones won't go online.

I mean to free up the  rolling larger table for Ellie's use.

I've moved this into the computer room, and it sits on a small table.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Jan 18

Appointment with Gehringer for Tuesday.

'After-care' program out apparently.  Jessica  was halftime at Munro, resigned and is now with hOSPICE; Ellie and I talked with her husband and got home phone:
237 3619 JESSICA

1230 SE 12th StOcala, FL 34471-4573


Thursday, January 14, 2016

jan 14

First month of 2016 moving right alongside.
Enamoured with John Grisman's Run Away Jury:

It was recommended by Mark Clayton; the first reading was weird.
The book was set in a Trial about tobacco and set in Biloxi, whereas the flic is about guns and set in New Orleans. Otherwise there's much resemblance.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Year 2

Mark and his family left yesterday for New 0rleans.
Paul moved the old table to his truck; he heads for WS
this morning after an extended and very pleasant visit.

Ellie and I will be here alone. I heard Ellie and Paul discussing the possibility of moving to a sheltered environment, but it's strickly not on our menu.

I'm writing this in the front room--another computer station.

jan 7 writing this in elementary 

Saturday, January 2, 2016


It's Jan 2, 2016; we are six: 

Paul came Tuesday, and it's been nice visiting him in many ways; he's  my oldest and best son.

Bob and Shirley Cressman came down from Lancaster; old time tennis players, we had a good visit and Paul joined in heartily.

Mark got here yesterday about 8 P.M, with Rebecca; we had supper and they left for the airport at Orlando. I went to bed and slept without interruption until my normal 'getting awake' time at 4 thirty.

Now Ellie and I are eating and waiting for Paul, Mark and Rebecca, the rest of the family to rise.