Finally Back

My new daily view
My new daily view

Today marks exactly four months since I last wrote anything here. There are a lot of reasons why I haven’t – some good, and some just excuses. Despite the reasons, I am writing again as of today.

One of the reasons I’ve not written is that I have moved to the southeastern North Carolina coast; specifically, Calabash, NC. Calabash is a quaint little coastal fishing village that proudly proclaims itself to be “The Seafood Capital of the World”. Whether the claim is true or not, I don’t know, but according to the town’s web site, “there are over 30 restaurants in town serving people from all over the world each year.” So, accurate or not, there is some evidence to support the claim.

Living in Calabash provides me two great opportunities. One, I have s spectacular view anytime I want. I just need to go out and have a seat on the front porch – that’s what you see in the photo. Since we have multiple feeders and a bird bath, we are privileged every day with visits from a variety of birds. The second is being able to go to the beach anytime I want. It’s only a short drive to a magnificent stretch of NC coastline with cascading waves, soft sand,  coastal birds skimming the waves for dinner, and the endless possibilities of encountering other sea creatures.

Truth is, it really doesn’t get much better than this.

A WordPress Boo-boo?

WP Poll Error

Just a few minutes ago, I started working on a new poll for a post I am writing. I found an interesting error, and I started wondering if I’m the only one who’s seen it, or if WP knows about it but hasn’t fixed it. As the picture shows, to the right of the title box and each answer selection box, there are three icons for inserting a picture, video, or audio. The icon graphics are common and self-explanatory. The thing is, when you hover your mouse, as I did, over the video icon (the center one), the alternate text that displays says “Add Audio.” When you hover over the audio icon (the musical notes), the text displayed says “Add Video.” The mystery is compounded by selecting either of the icons. When you do, the dialog for inserting the correct media type is displayed. Give it a try. It truly is a conundrum.

While you are at it; since we are on the subject of polls, why not take a moment to vote in the poll I published on Friday. Believe me, cast your vote and you will feel warm and fuzzy all over. I know I will.