Podcast testing

Park
Here is some evening light in a park in north Portland.

Below is a a test for a podcast that was translated from a post on this site. If the comments section open, do leave a comment. Please be constructive if you are going to criticize anything.

Please note: any hateful / really negative comments will be deleted and if possible the user could be muted in some fashion.

https://anchor.fm/peter-smith46/embed/episodes/Spring-ish-Update-erfgcd

Train Trip Clip Video

Here is a two minute video of a handful of shorter videos that I took during a trip that I took several years ago while traveling on Amtrak. I don’t remember if I was heading south to Arizona or heading to either Oregon or to the State of Washington. There is just the background noise of the train and of the people.

There is up to 5 to 8 short videos that were put into this larger video. Here is a link to my YouTube channel where you can find a handful of other videos that were filmed on my phone.

Spring-ish Update

Hello All….

I was planning to have this post be, well, posted back in January or early February, but obviously this didn’t happen. Aside from the New Years Resolution post and a couple others over the last year, I know its been quite for some time on this site between posts. Well, I have moved from the Southwest back to the Northwest of the United states in part is because that the “status quo” in my life had to be changed. Plus people were trying to “keep” in Arizona or I should say that people are/were expecting me on staying in Southern Arizona for the rest of my life.

Multi level Rocks with foliage.
Here are some multi level rocks located near Lily Lake at the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

One thing that I’m going to try to do is to finish school in the Northwest. I’m going to try to buy a house while I’m finishing school. I’ve been looking for a bit of time, but haven’t really found a house that “feel” that “right” house to buy.

Knock on wood that I may or would have a new place by the end of summer. I, generally, know what type of place that I want to buy but finding it is another thing altogether. Though, one thing I would like or need a place that is big enough for a dog and for myself.

A Dead Tree in a Valley along a road from Virginia City, Nevada.
A Dead Tree in a Valley along a road from Virginia City, Nevada.

Updates Since January:

I took a class this last winter quarter but I didn’t have a good study habits, though my studying habits changed midway through the term. I did register for a class for the spring term but decided to drop it because I wasn’t able to properly have things setup a site properly. The subject of class is / was focused on developing themes for and customizing WordPress. Knock on wood that it would be offered again at some point again but I’m not holding out any hope that it would be offered again in the Fall term.

It didn’t help that I wasn’t in a good mindset to do homework for the last week because I concerted on my now dead dog (see the post here – opens in a new window).

One of my dogs that I had since 2014 had died back on the last weekend of March. Rogue died because of severe case of arthritis which affected his lower back and legs. Now without having a dog around I found myself bored and feeling “listless” as to what to do with my free time.

One thing I miss doing is going out and driving to places with my camera; since I can’t really do that until the stay in place is lifted in Oregon and California. Since I’m basically stuck inside which I’m doing some “spring” cleaning around my place.

This is a mountain peek located near Virginia City, Nevada.
This is a mountain peek located near Virginia City, Nevada.

The way things would look like is that it would be at least before I could go out for a drive with my camera. The places that I want to go to is Mt. Hood and parts of eastern Oregon.

One thing that I wanted to do but never did before the “stay at home” order here in Oregon was to travel to the beach or to trails around the Portland Metro. Obviously, I’m going to wait til things are more open to about the same levels before things closed down because of the pandemic. What I mean is that I should have and could have traveled around the region in January and February to take Photos – lots of photos. Whether if its on a trail, downtown Portland or around Vancouver, WA. and I didn’t do it where I didn’t want to go out at all for some reason. I know that’s a very lame reason.

There is a little more that I want to say but I’ll do another post at some latter time. I don’t want to jink things for the next six weeks or so.

New Years Resolution(s)

For the last several years I haven’t done any New Year’s Resolutions since I wasn’t in any position to follow through with any resolutions that I thought of. Though, I do have a couple of New Years Resolution that I want to do and to follow through this coming year.

A Quarter Moon taken one evening in March 2017.
A Quarter Moon taken one evening in March 2017.

  • Start taking classes again – I’ve already registered for two;
  • Blogging more on this site;
  • Take More Photographs in Oregon and Southwest Washington;
  • Travel – Road Trips in Oregon, State of Washington, and Northern California when possible;
  • Look for and buy a house by the time summer arrives this year – if possible of if at all;
  • Possibly remove myself from social media at some point this year (Instagram, Facebook, etc.);
  • Maybe create videos and share on this site by the way of drone – depends on where I can use the drone if I get one;
  • I may start a podcast of some kind but not sure.

There are a couple of other items that I thought of adding to the above list but it is just a matter of time before things could pan out later the year.

I want to do all of the stuff on this list, but I could see myself doing several of those things on the above list. But then I could nothing at all expect for going back to college.

Brief Hello and Update

Hello All… Just a brief hello and a small update that I’m still around if anyone is interested. Also, I’ve updated the site address to peterlbrett.blog from peterlbrett.com and for those who are wondering is that there is some possible changes to the focus of this site.

Here is a church that is down a street in Virginia City, Nevada.
Here is a church that is down a street in Virginia City, Nevada.

At least I’m going to try to post more to this site after the first of the year. Since I’ve moved to a different state and trying to give myself a good kick in the backside about getting stuff done.

I’m the process of writing a long post that I’m going to try to publish before Christmas – if not by the end of the month.

Merry Christmas to all and have save travels for those might be traveling.

Another Update on my Dog

I have some sad news to share about my dog Lolo and that she passed away this last Wednesday due to complications of Valley Fever (Background Info at Wikipedia.org – opens in a new window).

Below is a gallery of photographs that I took of Lolo that I took since 2013/2014. You can, also, find a similar post here and another gallery of photographs.

An Update on my Dog

Please Note: This GoFundMe campaign has closed.

I’ve posted an update on the GoFundMe Page (opens in a new window) that I have set up for one of my dogs for those whose interested in helping out.

For the update: I need to get another round of blood work done for updated numbers for her for Valley Fever. I, also, need to need to get some pain medication so she can walk better. You can find video’s at this link.

Below are photos of Lolo and Rogue. These two dogs helped me to stay upbeat for ninety-nine point nine percent of the time. With the last one percent is when I think about my family and the dogs I’ve lost over the years.

Have a good weekend folks.

Peter

Here is Lolo sitting in the sun one afternoon.
Here is Lolo sitting in the sun one afternoon.

Here is Lolo and Rogue standing outside of my place before taking a walk.
Here is Lolo and Rogue standing outside of my place before taking a walk.

One of my Dogs

Hello All

I’ve set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for two procedures that needs to done in order for my dog to get into better health. Her name is Lolo and she around 13 to 14 years old and rather active up until recently. Starting in mid February she started to have noticeable problems with walking in general, along with eating and going potty.

Here is Lolo laying down in front of the porch steps while in the shade.
Here is Lolo laying down in front of the porch steps while in the shade.

I have set up a GoFundMe page (new browser window) to help cover the cost of an X-Ray, blood work and medication to help her to live as long as possible. I’m asking for $ 630 which covers to X-Ray, blood work and medication at the Vets that I use.

I’ve writing a blog post on the site that I’ve dedicated to my dogs which is located here (opens in a new window). I have short videos of her trying to walk and there two that were filmed outside, while the third was filmed inside of my place.

I’m planning to try to film Lolo again during this next week before going into the vets. I’m, also, planning to take video of her shortly after we visited the vets. Mainly to share the progress of improved physical health to those who have help.

Have a good rest of the week and weekend.

Peter

Importing Old Posts

I’ve imported the posts from my old blog that I had at this domain when it was active from 2002 to 2011. There are few post’s that I’ve imported that had photographs that won’t show up at all – for some reason those photographs became corrupted.

One thing that I’ve noticed between all the posts is that my writing style had or has changed. All I have to do now is to go through all the post’s to see how they look and what not.

Though, I’m most likely going to wait til after the first of the year when I settle into a new place. Plus, I want to have a second larger display to show the back-end of this site when I do.

Bye for now…

Peter

Adding Video To This Site

Hello Folks

Below is a poll about adding video to this site and this would as well as having photograph(s) and photograph galleries on this site.

If there is no voting of any kind then I would take that as a resounding no to adding video content to this site.

The type of videos that I’m thinking of are dog centric, cooking videos, road trip videos and occasional YouTube vlogger style of videos.

Thanks for your time.

The Moon

Here is the moon that was out on the night of October 12 2017 and the morning of October 13 2017.

For some reason I’ve wanted to take a lot of photo’s of the moon recently. At some point I might take a month and photograph the moon. I know there are/were other people who do take photographs of the moon over the course of the night or during a month, but I just want to give it a gander. Though I’m going to wait til I have a working car to do this, and to look for a good out-of-the-way spot with less light pollution to this small project.

Here is the moon on the night of October 12 2017 and the morning of October 13 2017.
Here is the moon on the night of October 12 2017 and the morning of October 13 2017.