Newer, Cleaner, Easier to Use

February 23, 2018

For those who have been following I Salute You! I appreciate your concern. I am sitting in my room, thoughts of tomorrow roaring in my mind. I am to undergo an angiogram or heart catheterization to plumb the depths of my quadruple bypass tubes grafted in 17 years ago. Not exciting unless everything comes back A-OK. Of course, as soon as the cardiologist or news from that doctor did not come down to release me yesterday (after the stress test and camera work)  and they put me on no food or water after midnight I knew something was up. More bad news. No procedure today. Try again Saturday. That means the earliest possible release is Sunday and more likely Monday. Since I have an appointment or two on Tuesday at the VA Hospital in St Paul. I am going on three weeks of hospital or rehab related activity. More fun than I anticipated when I went the Superior VA on December first, 2017 for cellulitis on my legs. 

Current Status

What I have been able to do is think thru my numerous blogs and try to plot a future course. Four main blogs are too many to manage, I did anticipate that some culling would be necessary when I started out on this path. It was even more apparent when I implemented the bullet points as changes to keep posts coming faster.

I anticipated the need to cut out one or two blogs to reduce research, planning, typing and proofing time. My decision, however, is to reduce the quantity of blogs from four to one. This means that the topics will remain the same but I will drop three separate websites and blend them into one. I will export the posts from,, and to Why? I like the picture it portrays, duck butts pointed to the sky as they feed on the bottom of a pond. I think it is the best site to give me the freedom to write about a number of topics. Whether that pans out remains to be seen. Lastly, it will save a lot of money every year.

New Format New Focus

I will continue to post to my blogger accounts and Mnnoreaster is the blog I use to boost the city of Duluth. The blog spot I use to rail against the political landscape. That one is free so I am not going to make a decision on it just yet.

By concentrating posts into one nominal blog I will direct traffic to just one site and also hopefully force me to focus less on clutter and more substance. If I am stressing out about getting posts published that means I am not enjoying myself. If I’m not enjoying myself why do it?

So let’s try the new format and see what the newly improved looks like. will cover topics such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Veterans Healthcare, new mind-bending advances in Healthcare as they develop and, on occasion, a biography on a person that has demonstrated a strong desire to improve the nation that we call the United States of America. People have gone before us and with great courage, the force of will, and endless perseverance and steadfast promotion of the American ideals, have molded this nation into a light to all nations.

We are Proud of these two Elder Statesmen of the United States of America

hubert humphrey the politics of joy Google Images
Hubert Humphrey The Politics of Joy
humbert h humphrey, Vice President of the United States and Minnesota's Favorite Son Google Images
Humbert H Humprey, Vice President of the United States and Minnesota’s Favorite Son

Hubert H Humphrey said “The moral test of government is how it treats those in the dawn of life, the young; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy, the unemployed” HHH also said “compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism”.

Senator John McCain stated on occasion of receiving the Liberty Medal ” We are blessed, and we are a blessing to humanity in turn. The international order we helped build from the ashes of world war, and we defend to this day, has liberated more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. This wondrous land has shared its treasures and ideals and shed the blood of its finest patriots to help make a new, better world.  To fear the world we organized and led for three quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain ‘the last hope of the earth’ for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems are as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.”

Senator John McCain Statesman Google Images
Senator John McCain, Statesman
John McCain Senator R AZ
John McCain, Senator R Az




Thanks for stopping by.



Motor vessel of the American Steamship Co preparing to enter the Port of Duluth MN thru Lake Superior's Sea Smoke Image by Rick Rice
Motor vessel of the American Steamship Co preparing to enter the Port of Duluth MN thru Lake Superior’s Sea Smoke Image by Rick Rice
M/V St Clair manuevering to her berth in the Port of Duluth MN. Image by Rick Rice
M/V St Clair maneuvering to her berth in the Port of Duluth MN. Image by Rick Rice

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