Ralph Higgins

Ralph Higgins
color pencil sketch by Gayle Higgins

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"If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools."

– Plato

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Comments?




Am I the only one who finds himself slipping over to the dark side with homicidal thoughts regarding my beloved computer?  I’ve considered blowing it away, but a shotgun blast inside the house would destroy what hearing I have left. I remember shooting a gopher with a 12 gauge shotgun from my kitchen once. I couldn’t hear anything for a week. 

Lately I’ve had many friends email me regarding an article on my blog.  They respond by email because they can’t put comments on my blog.  There are a few people who seem to know how to get through the maze, but many more who quit trying.  After my last blog about Dachau, I received a ton of interest and many comments by email.  That happens with every post and invariably the writer will say that he or she tried to leave a comment, but “it didn’t take.”  But most have given up.

Based on readership, I should be getting a lot of comments.  Either I don’t know how to make the darn thing work right or “BlogSpot” has a lousy system.  I apologize to all of you who have tried to add a comment only to wonder what happened to it. 

I asked a couple of people how to go about posting comments.  Here is what one of them said:

In response to your question re: posting comments on your Blog:

  • Click on 'comments' in the blog where you want to respond
  • Enter your comment in the 'white box'
  • Click on the down arrow to the right of 'Comment As'
  • Drop Box will then appear
  • In the Drop Box, Click on 'Name/URL' which is towards the bottom of the list of options
  • 'Edit Profile Box' will appear
  • In the Edit Profile Drop Box, Enter your name where requested, and for the URL, enter your email address.  Sometimes you can leave URL blank.
  • Click on 'Continue'
  • Click on 'Publish Box'
  • And then in a few seconds you see your comment 

I don’t know why they make it so difficult, but you might try these steps.  Someone else said to make a comment under “anonymous.” 

Gayle and I will be spending time with kids and grandkids for a couple of weeks, so I may not get around to blogging, but as Arnold says, “I’ll be back.”  And don’t forget to fly the flag on July 4th.

7 comments:

  1. Let's see if this worked.

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  2. OK, I did as instructed. The first try I entered my email address and got a message say the URL contained illegal characters. The second try I just entered my name and left the URL blank. That werked.

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  3. IT'S WORKING. IN THE HOUSE SHOTGUN NOT NEEDED.

    Have a WONDERFUL TIME in the 'Big City'.

    Finished weeding the property, and the American Flag is flying at both Flag Poles.

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY RALPH AND GAYLE

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  4. Bob -

    Congratulations! Thanks for the tip. Maybe that's a clue.

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  5. Sharon -

    Your instructions were so clear and concise that I published them just as you sent them. Evidently they helped Bob get through the maze.

    I just had to jump through hoops just to respond. I may still go for the shotgun.

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  6. Ralph, we are at RK & KLK's home for a few days. Enjoy Los Gatos.

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  7. Have a good time, Ed, and say "hi" to the Koskela clan for us.

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