Google Project Fi.

Google Project Fi came on my radar recently.  (HT: Andrew Hyde)

Given where we live in Wisconsin, this looked like a great option for us, who don’t have a cell phone currently.  Lower costs, good coverage and what appear to be good phones to select, it all seems to be a great fit.

26268200962_7a5cd2f2b0_oAccording to this map from the Project Fi site, we have coverage. The green shaded area shows coverage.









Then proceeding to get signed up for the Project Fi service I get this screen.

My question becomes, which is it Google?  I understand this is your service and you get to set the qualifications for said service.  However, you show me that your service coverage is available in my area, and yet when I attempt so sign up, nope, no service for me.

Now we continue to seek a quality cell phone service.

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Fruit I like and one I don’t?

Fruit I like and one I don’t, brings us to day 10 of the 30-Day Writing Challenge.

I like most all fruit.  This is a great thing as we now live in an area that has plenty of Apple 21888397000_7077f9f84c_oOrchards and other fruit bearing farms.  When in season we can get all types of berries, and then in the fall, we have plenty of apples to go along with our local AppleFest.

I would say that there isn’t a fruit I don’t like.  I don’t care for some fruits, so when in the produce section I’ll skip them.  Watermelon is one of the fruits on my, don’t care for list.  I’m certain there are other fruits, and without making a laundry list here I’ll leave it at that.

I’m looking forward to getting a new Ninja food processor/Juice machine, in time for berry season to make fresh smoothies.

How about you and fruit?

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My Feelings on Ageism.

My feelings on ageism continues our 30-Day Writing Challenge.

As defined by Merriam-Webster:  prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group

English: Portrait of old woman sitting by a wi...

English: Portrait of old woman sitting by a window. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and especially the elderly.

While I don’t see or consider myself as elderly, yes I’ll be 63 this year, and yet I’ve seen this propagated in situations I’ve been in.  I also note that there is a distinction between feelings and facts.  To quote from Ben Shapiro and the Daily Wire, “Facts don’t care about your feelings.”

Ageism is wrong is any form plain and simple.  Having worked with seniors for 18 months, they are a treasure and a wonderful resource.  Seniors have much to share and contribute to us all.

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Book I love and one not so much.

Book that I love and one not so much continues the 30-Day Writing challenge.

This should be an easy one as I have a Kindle, and read 3-4 books a month.  I’ve had the

Cover of "Kindle Wireless Reading Device,...

Cover via Amazon

Kindle for a couple of years now and do like it.  Downloading a book is a breeze from either Amazon or my local library, via One Drive.

Books I love, really anything by Michael Connelly.  The Harry Bosch series is great.

Books I didn’t love so much and in fact didn’t finish was Scott Sigler‘s Nocturnal.  I read much of it, and yet it didn’t resonate with me.  I know Scott is active on social media which drew me to his work in the first place.  To be fair, I likely should give another one of his titles another opportunity.

How about you and your reading habits?

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What Tattoos do I have?

What tattoos do I have and if they have meaning or significance.  Day seven of the 30-Day Writing Challenge.

This is an easy one.  I have no tattoos.  I’ve never been very interested in getting a tattoo.  I

A tribal hand tattoo in a market in Jaipur, India.

A tribal hand tattoo in a market in Jaipur, India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

know upon enlisting in the Navy and being in Bootcamp, there were many of my fellow sailors who opted to get a tattoo of some sort.  I wasn’t much of a joiner along with my fellow sailors.

I know friends who have tattoos, and I believe some of our family members have tattoos.  None for me thanks.

How about you?

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Someone who fascinates me and why?

Someone who fascinates me and why?  Day six of the 30-day Writing Challenge.

English: Fascinating wood carving in Woodstock...

English: Fascinating wood carving in Woodstock Road Its owner informed me it was done almost entirely with a chain saw. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a challenge that I’ve got to think about.  There isn’t anyone who comes immediately to mind.  There isn’t any specific person that I’ve got to know simply everything about and read about constantly.

There are many whom I find interesting and compelling, and yet there isn’t one who rises to the top of the list.  It would seem as I’ve gone along in life, I’ve kept a wide variety of interests in things and people.


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A Place I would Live…

A place I would live, but have never visited.  Day five of the 30-Day writing Challenge.

English: The Corn Exchange So how many of you ...

English: The Corn Exchange So how many of you recognise this place? It’s been on the TV many times but most recently in Midsomer Murders, mind you the whole Market place is. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I had to think about this for a bit and the choice would be the United Kingdom, and likely somewhere in London.  While I’ve traveled overseas to some extent, Iceland, India, and Norway, I’ve never made it to the U.K.

I’ve got friends, from social media who live in the U.K., and it sounds like an interesting place to reside.  Of course, I’d want to stay away from Midsomer County.

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Ten Interesting Facts about Me.

English: View of Reykjavík from the tower of H...

English: View of Reykjavík from the tower of Hallgrímskirkja. Deutsch: Rejkjavík vom Turm der Hallgrímskirche aus gesehen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ten interesting facts about me. This continues our 30-day writing challenge. I’ll do a bullet list for your viewing pleasure. I’ll also, with a nod to QI, make them Quite Interesting.
• While stationed in Iceland, I learned enough of the language to conduct business while shopping in town.
• While stationed in Iceland, once a week, I was the only radio show in the country that was playing and featuring only Icelandic Music.
• I was on the cover of Life Magazine in the summer of 1972.
• My High School graduating class was 10 people. (Jason, Bill, Helen, Julie, Henry, Bob, and three more that I don’t remember.)
• I’ve had an impromptu, informal lunch with Steve Morse. (Nice guy and a great conversationalist.)
• I’m related to the South Pole Explorer, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton.
• I attended New Trier West before it had a cameo in the movie, Uncle Buck.
• My Uncle was one of the men on the USS Finback who rescued former President George H. W. Bush.
• I still have my wisdom teeth.
• I currently live in Wisconsin, and this is the second time I’ve lived in the state. I lived in Wisconsin previously from 1958-1963.

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My first Love and first Kiss.

My first Love and first Kiss continues our 30-day writing challenge.

We moved to Glenview, Illinois in 1963, from Waukesha, Wisconsin.  We moved near the end of

Glenview, Cook County, Illinois

Glenview, Cook County, Illinois (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the school year so I finished third grade at Avoca West Elementary School.  We lived on Beech Drive, and school was a five-minute walk cutting through neighborhood yards.

As near as I can remember, my first love’s name was Carla.  She lived a short walk or bike ride from me over on Sherwood Road very close to Lake Avenue.  We were in the same school, and I don’t remember if we had classes together or not.  Where we first kissed, likely was on her back porch steps while we sat talking.

Oh, to be young again.

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My Earliest Memory?

My earliest memory? It would be growing up in Suffield, Connecticut.
We lived in a house on a bit of land, as I remember from the pictures. I remember riding my tricycle on the drive. I remember sitting at the table on the screened in porch between the house and garage eating meals during the nice days of New England summers.
I remember having the mumps and in the mid-1950’s, this was still dangerous. I had to spend time in away from others, which isn’t fun when you’re little.
That’s about it for my early memories. How about you?

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