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I have a variety of interests that I can barely keep up with. toni-two.com is a place for them, a network of websites I created to collect and catalog my personal projects, discoveries, and ideas. I am a volunteer ESL English teacher, which I recommend to everyone. It's great! toni-esl.com is my ESL English network of sites. All are welcome to use them.

Gojira, Godzilla in the eyes of Japanese atomic era survivors

Godzilla can be hero or villain, protector or destroyer, but he is always the ultimate force of nature upon the face of the Earth. Watch a BBC documentary to place Godzilla in the rightful context. “Godzilla represents the complicity of mankind in its…

Cultural Appropriation of Hoop Earrings from Whom?!

I was listening to Joe Rogan’s podcast and heard something absurd.  Again.  There is some current outrage about white ‘cultural appropriation’ of hoop earrings.  What?  Historically that makes no sense.  But I guess some African culture is the oldest.  So maybe.  When I heard…

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Nobel Astrophysicist, Birthday!

Described as a “child prodigy” and hailed as the first astrophysicist to win a Nobel Prize for his theory on the evolution of stars, Diwali on Thursday would have been Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar’s 107th birthday.  In his honour, Google is changing its logo in 28 countries…

Happy 242nd US Navy, 220th USS Constitution

It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious. — George Washington The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready…

Plug-in Conflict w ‘Blog Designer’

This plug-in looks fantastic!  But I can’t use it on toni-esl.com.  It causes the entire first paragraph of content to be a link that goes nowhere.  I use too many plug-ins there to figure it out and I don’t need the plug-in. This…

Simple Tags WP Plug-in Review

Simple Tags is an incredibly useful plug-in.  It displays your tags so that you can choose from them, plus suggested tags from various sources based on the content.  Tagged terms are highlighted in the content as tag links.  There is the ability to mass edit…

Add Border Around Text in WordPress with CSS

Getting a border around text was far more difficult than I thought.  Here is one method using only CSS, no plugins.  Got it all from WPMU. If you want a box around words or paragraghs then place the CSS as below in the Additional…

process and panic, another young death

This was originally posted a couple of years ago, 2015.  It was auto-posted again recently, so here it is again.  When I read about Jonathan Ferrell I was shocked.  When I saw his photo I was not. I say that because he was…

Che Guevara’s daughter fears Donald Trump’s ‘madness’ could destroy humanity

Visually striking headline. I am intrigued by the epic verbiage. I am instantly amused to see ‘Che Guevara‘ in the same phrase as ‘Donald Trump‘ with ‘madness‘. World/PTI New Dehli Oct, 08 2017 Legendary Cuban Communist revolutionary Che Guevara’s daughter fears that the “madness” of US president Donald…

The Preamble in Constitutional Interpretation

I was creating a short post with the Preamble of the US Constitution for my ESL site.  An essay came up in my search results: THE PREAMBLE’S SIGNIFICANCE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION, by Michael Stokes Paulsen.  I found the piece both interesting and easy to understand.…