Thanks and Updates

What, I haven’t posted here since January? I’m composing this offline in 24-point bold. I’ve had a serious vision issue since last August. It wasn’t correctly diagnosed until October. We have almost eliminated the main issue, and then we can talk about vision changes, cataract surgery and and new eyeglasses. Still, I’ve been inattentive to summitlake.com when I could at least have posted some of those little “card” quips I share o Facebook.

My real social world is on Facebook, where, with visual aids and text-to-speech, it’s all too easy to read and share information and personal life with friends all over the country. Many years ago here on Summitlake.com, I tried several :Chat” and comment plug-ins for WordPress which all proved vulnerable to hackers and spammers. Keeping up with the swarm of daily deletes , for the sake of the few legitimate posters, proved too high-maintenance. I ditched the experiment completely.

I do still use the built-in “comment” system. It queues all posts for an administrative approval, and that’s me. I’d like here to thank the legitimate folks who leave helpful comments and information, wondering whether their comment will ever post and if someone will think to reply and thank them.

I have a lot of legacy content on my site, plan to add new content, and to keep Summitlake.com online for a long time to come.

Regards,

Alex

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C.Bear’s World – PUBLISHED!

“C.Bear’s NEW Story” appended to my book and uploaded as an Update over the weekend as promised. Readers who previously purchased our book can download the free Update via iBooks! Hey, we have our own cat now, too! – C.Bear, June 24

Alex has written a bunch of stories about us, mostly without askin’ us. After years and years on the web, they’re published on the Apple iBooks Store. He promises he will finish “C.Bear’s New Story” and upload Edition 2 as a free update to your book (epub) soon!

You can click this link to my book on Apple’s iBooks Store, where you can download a free (abridged) Sample of my book, or buy the whole thing for a whopping $1.99!

You can still find all my stories listed and linked on the web on our Writing Page sidebar. But we find they are easier to read in bed, all in one place and one book, on our tablet!

C.Bear’s World

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On Politics and Change

I occasionally post some “keeper” comments on Facebook, where they get swallowed up in the 18-hour Facebook Hole. I’m going to start sharing some of those here. “… some are capable of questioning their values or loyalties and making changes as necessary, and some on doing what they always did – and getting what they always got.” Read the full text in Commentary.

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Robert Reich and The Establishment

The 2016 Presidential campaign has captured public involvement and commentary more so than any previous election year I can remember, possibly excepting the Goldwater vs. Johnson election year of 1964.

Election Fever has spread to Facebook too, of course. A friend “Shared” an editorial essay by UC Berkeley political economist Robert Reich, which I’d say is recommended reading regardless of your preferred political party. I’d go further: our vote is often ignored and in some cases actually goes to the candidate your vote was meant to keep out, and it’s entirely legal. The system is rigged.

Read the full article in Commentary.

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