welcome to the new look

below is a list of postings that were basically all meant as tests to see some features i might want to play with if i switched to this format.  stick with me for a bit.  I am going to be moving everything over to this new look but it will take a bit.   I think this will work much better for me.  I can edit and add to it anywhere i can find internet access and it is stored elsewhere (not on my computer alone where it will someday perish)     any suggestions for changes?