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Portrait of Gianna

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 9/9/2021
Topics: #GiannaRoseRizzo Page Views: 310
A year-by-year look at the lovely young lady who is my youngest granddaughter.

Please enjoy my living portrait of this lovely young lady as she has grown from infancy to adorable young lady.

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/8/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Covidiots #Iceland #Maui.AnastasiaIsland Page Views: 140
Most people long for a special island.

I think we're drawn to islands, both geological and sociological, because they represent both freedom and security. In the wild, freedom is dangerous, because one never knows when an action might trigger an unexpected and deadly consequence. But in an enclosed environment, dangers are already known and one subconsciously avoids doing something that would likely be disastrous.

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Portrait of Jennifer

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 9/5/2008
Updated: 9/5/2021
Topics: #JenniferAnnCilwaRizzo Page Views: 2206
A year-by-year look at the lovely young lady who is my youngest daughter.

Please enjoy my living portrait of this lovely young lady as she has grown from infancy to adulthood…to become a parent, herself!

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/2/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Covidiots #HumanSubspecies Page Views: 191
Why 60% of humanity cannot understand the other 40%.

Most people, even if they paid little attention in high school biology, have a working understanding of the concept of species. That is, they understand that animals of two different species cannot mate, or at least, cannot mate and produce babies. Or, if somehow they do, the babies will not be able to have babies of their own (as is the case with the offspring of a horse and a donkey; we actually call all such infertile inter-species offspring "mules"). However, those who did pay attention know there's a lot more to it than that. And in those extra details you may find an explanation for the otherwise inexplicable behavior of the intentionally un-vaxxed "covidiots" so eagerly killing themselves for no good reason.

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/2/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Covidiots Page Views: 147
Where I expect to go with this blog.

We have now passed the 18 month mark of global health crisis, if one assumes the pandemic started in March, 2020, with the shutdowns. (Of course, COVID-19 entered the wild much earlier than that; but it wasn't recognized as a serious threat until around March.) I've been using this blog space to describe, mostly, what moving to Maui has been like, since the disease hasn't previously affected the island too much. But that is changing. Plus, I've taken so many photos of the beaches and other sights here that they are starting to look alike. (The photos, not the beaches.) So I've ben trying to decide in what direction to take this blog.

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Portrait of Dominic

By: Paul S. Cilwa Updated: 8/21/2021
Topics: #DominicVincentRizzo Page Views: 973
A year-by-year look at the handsome young man who is my youngest grandson.

Please enjoy my living portrait of this handsome young man as he has grown from infancy to toddlerhood.

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Workers Arrive!

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/7/2021
Topics: #BambooCottage #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 135
After a year and a half of waiting, construction has finally begun. For realz!

So today, over two weeks from the day the archetect came out to inspect the pieces, actual work guys showed up, and actually, you know, did work! Meet Daniel (who owns the Mystery Machine in which he lives and sleeps) and Tava.

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Organica: SqueezePanel control

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 6/24/2021
Updated: 8/7/2021
Topics: #Organica #Shell #UserControl Page Views: 221
Creating the basic SqueezePanel user control and tying it into the SqueezeBox container.

Now that we have the basic SqueezeBox control working (and no, we aren't done with it, yet), we are going to create a minimal, special control to reside within it. This control, called the SqueezePanel, is not a general-purpose control—That is, because of its specialization, there's truly no reason why anyone would ever want to use it in a stand-alone fashion. And, therefore, we don't want it to show up in the Toolbox—in fact, we'll want the SqueezeBox to create these panels automatically, when the SqueezeBox itself is deposited onto a form (or another container control). And the easiest way to make this happen, is to create the new control as a class member of SqueezeBox!.

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The Littles Visit The Property

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/2/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Dominic #Gianna #Maui #SerenitySlope Page Views: 136
Fun at our 28 Acres.

Today was the first chance for my daughter and the Littles, as we call my youngest grandchildren, to visit me on the property she owns but on which Keith and I live, before they return to Arizona next week.

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More Cows

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 7/28/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Cows #Maui Page Views: 125
An udder set of cow photos for you boviphiles.

As previously described, we share our property with a small herd of cows. I must admit, they are a hoot to watch, especially when the babies are new. So, here's a few new ones for those of you not yet tired of them.

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