I have led a semi-retired lifestyle in Sarasota, Florida for more than 30 years. In late 1994 I bought a personal computer and and created the first online "social networking" group. Within two years over 4,000 members joined from more than 50 different countries. Google's Web Archive robot recorded this gound-breaking resource on Oct.18, 1996. Today this uniquely private social networking group remains online without distracting advertising or childish diversions. Many new members enroll. Of these, most are never seen online. Others post a personal profile and photo seen publicly. Friends added by members appear in their private friends section and are not seen by anyone but the enrolled member. All members' profiles, whether hidden or public, are searchable by keyword(s). Addresses of all outgoing emails are encrypted to provide privacy. Of course, members can exchange personal email addresses when so desired.
When the first web-browser appeared in early 1995 I wrote what may have been the first online blog, published on BigEye.com, an early website that was mentioned in the November 20, 1995 issue of Newsweek Magazine. For a number of years "The BigEye" remained in the web's leading 5% of websites. It attracted the support of The American Library Association. Reviewed in their monthly publication distributed to academic libraries, Bigeye became an early educational resource in school computers. The original educational site has been modified and edited to address contemporary economic and broad political matters.
Since aound 2005 I have spent considerable time investigating contradictions in America's main-line media "news" about "terrorists", "mass shootings", and NASA's space narratives. Around fifty years ago seven amazing "trips to the moon and back" were narrated by television networks as real news. Over a span of ten years I wrote 37 articles as a featured columnist for VeteransToday.com all of which, including my biography and photo, were removed from that website in May 2017 without explanation. I've re-published on a new website a few of the columns that probably most annoyed certain individuals. The fact that they were censored speaks for itself. If you are curious enough to read them, click the below graphic and try to hang on to your sanity:
Astute observers realize that today we in the USA live in an oligarchy, not a democracy. Those who script and censor, to the best of their ability, our national media also control, to the best of their ability, our currency and the financial economy upon which we depend in our own lives. I have written a few articles pertaining to personal financial planning, obtaining FINRA's Series-65 to enable me, as a "fiduciary" to legally critique stocks and bonds (paper "investments").
I miss family and friends who have departed life, especially my brother and a special lady. I greatly enjoy meeting new people and value friends made locally. Please consider joining The Email Club. When contacting me and others through the Club's HideFive system (up to five personal email addresses can be encrypted) you can remain anonymous for privacy when communicating.
I have been on the faculty advisory committee of Manatee Technical Instutute, a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee of WSLR Radio, an Executive Committee member of Manasota Mensa, an active member of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, and am a Founding and Sustaining member of WSMR, our community's outstanding classical music radio station. If you enjoy classical music our exceptional station can be listened to anywhere in the world by clicking here.