Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Google's Still Going

                                ADDITIONAL EDITS/DESIGN BY RUTH RADER

Happy Birthday, Google. Here's to another 18 years. Go for it.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Note to Google: Updating Blogger



Google surprised me this morning by asking me two questions after I reached my Blogger page: How long have you had your blog? Unfortunately, the longest they allowed for an answer was 1 year. Then Google asked me how satisfied I am with Blogger. I said that I am "somewhat satisfied." I was not allowed to elaborate. After I answered the second question the window kindly said: "Thank you for your feedback" and then it disappeared.

I blinked.

So Google, I want to remind you that I have had my blog for almost 12 years. And the blog includes
posts that I never imagined would exist within its pages. One of them is the original text-version of Terri Moulton Horman's original Facebook wall. To date, that particular post (the longest one in this
blog) has drawn thousands of hits. It is still accessed on a regular basis. And until Kyron Horman is found, I am glad that it is there. Like so many other people, I want that boy to come home.

As to it's options, Blogger is way behind WordPress and it really needs to catch up. There are many
more cool tweaks that we in Blogger Land would appreciate having access to. I would prefer to
remain with Google...so I hope that the mysterious survey means that the "G" is making plans to
upgrade the whole Blogger shebang. That updated overhaul is long overdue.

I believe that my blog is important on several levels so just see to it that it will be allowed to
continue.
Sincerely,
Ruth Rader
On Blogger since December 16, 2004

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Aunt Bee Is Calling Me



This past week held a sharp focus on madness:

In one fell swoop, Terri Moulton Horman blew away her audience when she answered Dr. Phil's questions. And when the credits rolled after the interview was finished, it was obvious that no one who might have taken Kyron Horman was/is crazier than Terri herself.

Arcan Cetin walked his insanity into the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington the other day
and killed 5 people with his father's gun.

Last night, we heard gunshots in the street here in Salem, Oregon. This afternoon, a man was shot and died in this city. That hit is supposedly gang-related.

Now, I not only miss Mayberry...I need it.

So I think I'm going to return to it tonight on You Tube or elsewhere on the Internet.

I can hear Aunt Bee calling me. Her apple pie is ready. I think I'll go get me a slice and sit in the
swing on her front porch.

And I'll watch the evening fireflies dance above America's long-forgotten dreams.