Only I can fully understand and appreciate how much help, assistance, and support Patti is to “our” website dotnet.

Patti “finds” various things, and then she mentions them to me, and VOILA!

We have a topic for dotnet.


So far we’ve had three 60-degree days this season and yesterday was the warmest day recorded since last August 2023.

Get it!

Sixty three degrees (63°F) is a HEAT WAVE in Anchorage, Alaska. No Patti.. no heat wave to mention here.

Thank You My Dear Patti! 

And? Thanks Ginny for teaching me all about “screen shots”!

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Yesterday we showed the below Costco Salad.

Just in case you are heading to Costco to get the above Salad please read the below.

Patti’s niece Eryn and our Michael in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, commented as follows

Eryn .. Yum! I will have to try that salad next time I’m at Costco, it sounds and looks delish. Not being much of a shopper, Costco is one of the few stores I enjoy going to.

Michael .. Oooh, Yes! I’m with Eryn! That salad sounds tantalizingly delicious! It will be a future must on my agenda to sample both….not on the same day/trip, mind you!

We replied to Eryn and Michael at some length simply pointing out that you can’t “count on” a particular Salad or Soup being available each and every day at Costco because it seems that the Costco Delicatessen Chefs are coming up with new Salad and Soup combinations almost daily!

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There’s an adage that says that people may not remember what you do, but they’ll certainly remember how you made them feel, and at no time is that more true than on Say Something Nice Day, observed on June 1 each year. This holiday is about lifting your co-workers, family members, acquaintances, even foes, with genuine kind words — being a “lifter,” and seeing how much healthier and happier you feel in the process. It takes discipline. In some cases, you may feel that negative beliefs you have about certain others are most definitely based on truthful reality. The challenge of National Say Something Nice Day is to put those beliefs aside — no matter how warranted you feel they are — and find something you really appreciate in a given person. That is, it’s not about syrupy false compliments. If you exercise your mind, you can find something positive about any of the people you come across today. Maybe you like the hairstyle of the cop who just wrote you a ticket. Maybe you admire the management style of the co-worker that got the promotion you were passed up for. Look within yourself for the positive, and it will come back to you tenfold.

Too Feel Good? Do Good! Jerry Berkeley, Akron, Ohio, October 1995

On July 31, 2011, the president and CEO of the Charleston, South Carolina Speech and Hearing Center, Mitchell Carnell, published a short Amazon book called “Say Something Nice: Be a Lifter!” The book was and is really about the health benefits you receive when you lift others up instead of tearing them down. Carnell, who is also the author of the Kindle books “Speaking in Church Made Simple” and “Random Acts of Kindness,” comes from a background of knowing the effects of positive words and communication. His column on business communication ran for 14 years in the “Charleston Dispatch & Courier’s Business Review.”

But it was before the publication of “Say Something Nice” that the idea of setting aside a day for doing just that, germinated. In 2006, Carnell’s work in communication and good works was officially recognized when the mayor of North Charleston, South Carolina proclaimed June 1 as Say Something Nice Day in recognition of Carnell’s communication efforts. Local and national Baptist and Presbyterian organizations joined in, and the day was formally recognized.

Patti and I really cherish the below thought 

Too Feel Good? Do Good!

Jerry Berkeley, Akron, Ohio, October 1995

Jerry was giving an “Open Talk” in Akron, Ohio, at the King School AA Meeting, in early October 1995 and periodically he would pause and say .. 

Too Feel Good? Do Good!

So, today, try to practice being positive from sunup to nightfall. We’ll remind you of another adage: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” That’s a starting point but, on National Say Something Nice Day, it’s worth the effort, however difficult, to go beyond silence and put a mark on the positive side of the board. It’s long been known that happy people live longer and are generally healthier so, at the very least, you know you’ll get a benefit even if you have to swallow your pride. Even better? We’ve found that if you dig deep, saying something nice is not such a bitter pill to swallow after all.


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Thanks to One and All..

Cap and Patti

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