Author Archives: David

Bet you wrongly believe you know the world’s tallest mountain :-)

Ok, — What’s the world’s tallest mountain ? Did you know a correct answer to this depends on your definition ? 1. Do you want to know what point is father from the center of our Earth?

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Soaring Magnificence – Morning Glory Hang Gliding in Land of Oz

Had a marvelous flying adventure recently – two soaring flights on the magnificent, breathtaking, Morning Glory of Northern Australia. Morning Glories can be hundreds of miles long. They are the rarest of five types of soaring and only happen reliably in Northern Australia. … Continue reading

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“Smart”car Start Process wins Award for Most Vexatious Unwanted Puzzle at The Wrong Time

(c) Copyright 2018 David Dilworth I relish puzzles. My parents gave me books of them when I turned five, to keep me occupied while we drove cross-country. As they told it – I’d finished them all by the second day. … Continue reading

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First Wild Wolf in a Century seen in Carmel Valley, Monterey County ?

This is an exciting, sincere narration of an event by a captivating humorist: Daphne Wynne Nixon A very bright, outdoor painter, who has a track record of finding cool  stuff no one else has noticed for centuries (she found California’s missing … Continue reading

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Parmesan Cheese Hard as Brick – Fixed: “Soft” Again

My enjoyment of Parmigiaheno-Reggiano cheese, more often known in America as “Parmesan,” is a bit above average. I’m slightly hesitant to admit how sometimes I enjoy it all by itself. Today I found a sizeable block of Italian Parmesan cheese … Continue reading

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The Giftmas Tree

(c) by David Dilworth I love trees. My dear brother does too, but its probably related to how he loves opening presents – which sometimes magically appear under trees. (We’re both diagnosed as genetically happy.) Of course most of us relish getting … Continue reading

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Buying a Home in Pacific Grove? Beware of a Huge Secret Cost.

There’s a frighteningly large (and mostly secret) debt that you will have to pay to live in Pacific Grove due to years of horrible politics. This article about how it happened is researched and written by a Pacific Grove resident, a … Continue reading

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World’s Funniest Compass – a Tates Compass

Ever heard of a Tates Compass ? Originally alleged to work only in the Southern Hemisphere as it points South instead of North – it inspired the saying —

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A French Toast to Serendipitous Living

Some years ago, a splendid, incisive article about the French culture appeared in a coffee table magazine written by an American woman who’d lived in Paris for 20 years or so, having married a Parisian and raised children there. Having … Continue reading

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Improve – Not Change

You want to “change” the world? Whoa. That’s frightening. George W. Bush changed the world . . . acclaimed worldwide for making our world worse. In a horrible way.

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Everybody Loves Boobs

This is a scream – with a deadly serious message.

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Protected: Waterfalls, Rainbows and Bears – Oh my !!! Expedition to British Columbia’s Crown Jewel

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Protected: European Sojourn – Spontaneous Concinnity 2016

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Protected: Top 10 USA Insanely Evil, Deadly and Stupid Backfiring Acts

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Dave’s List – Shameless Promotion — for Pretty Good Products

To help make your life easier and maybe a bit more fun – here are some pretty good products that I use and recommend – that can help make your life better. If you buy something through this web page … Continue reading

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Casey Lucius – EcoFaux or Eco-Fraud ?

“I do not use environmental concerns in my decision making . . .  and I never will.” The five of us who heard this politically absurd declaration were stunned nearly speechless. While Pacific Grove grows or collects some wonderful environmental … Continue reading

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101 Thank You Signs for FireFighters from Carmel Valley folks, for Big Sur’s 2016 Soberanes Fire

Here’s a photo essay of the overwhelming (hand-made) “Signs of heart-felt appreciation” from local folks for the men and women fighting Big Sur’s terrible Soberanes Fire in July and August 2016. I found more than 100 signs on Carmel Valley … Continue reading

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Soberanes Fire Plume 2016 from Carmel Valley Airport – Aug 8, afternoon 2pm

Big Sur’s Soberanes Fire Plume 2016 from Carmel Valley Airport – Aug 8, afternoon 2-pm This smoke plume is blowing in a new direction: much more East than South-East (the direction the whole fire was advancing in general up till … Continue reading

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NSA Kills People Based on MetaData !

Have you heard Senator Dianne Feinstein’s horrible excuse for NSA’s treacherous privacy violations with “Its only metadata” ? Well, no Dianne, you are dead wrong  — “Metadata Kills.” We now know the NSA-CIA kills people based on Metadata – because the … Continue reading

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Protected: Chemtrails or Contrails – Is there any evidence at all ?

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