Decisions, Decisions

So I ran into some fun with international sales today… My POD (Print On Demand) company quotes prices in Dollars when you create products, but then on international sales converts the cost to the local currency and charges you that instead. The Euro right now is running anywhere from 10-20% stronger, so there’s another chunk of profit eaten up I wasn’t expecting.  (Probably should have – I had read someplace…

The Six (Cousin) Wives Of Henry VIII

The Six (Cousin) Wives of Henry VIII

A while back, I was researching my father’s line and tentatively discovered one of his ancestors is a “gateway” ancestor: a person with proven Royal ancestry.  In my case, this person is also one of my “immigrant” ancestors. Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, for whom Delaware is named, is in theory, my 10th great-grandfather.  This “link” is based on distant DNA matches to the West family and inferences…

Dad, Cricket, and Me

MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia™ Photo Animator

So, this weekend, I discovered’s Deep Nostalgia™ photo animator.  (There went many, many hours playing with that tool.)  It’s fantastic and creepy all at once. I took some old photos of my dad and animated them out of curiosity.  It cleaned them up really nicely – sharpening the focus and making colors more clean/vivid – then made his face come alive.  Certain angles were a bit off, but the…

Order Yours Today Etsy Shop Items

Order Yours Today Etsy Shop

So I finally found a widget that will let me display some of my latest Etsy designs and I actually got it to work!  I added it to the page Order Yours Today Etsy Shop in case you want to see what I’ve been up to.  (This is what keeps me up at night as my mind keeps coming up with ideas and won’t let me get to sleep…) Here’s…


That Didn’t Take Long

So, I’ve hit my first setback in the design area for 2021.  It seems and Shopify are having some sort of dispute, so all of RageOn is down for the moment.  (Actually, they’ve been down for a few days now with a notice saying it may be a bit before they’re back – if ever.) Of course, this is after I had setup a shop there, designed a bunch…


Welcome To My Website

Last year, 2020, was to say at the very least a dumpster fire.  So I decided for 2021 to try to go in some new directions to see where they will lead.  One is to have this website.  This will give me one place to keep track of all my projects. BTW, since I’m one of these people who’s pretty evenly left- and right-brained, and sometimes gets easily distracted, I…