Thursday, September 5, 2019

another Jesus rebellion would change everything and bring Christendom back to the future :-)

Wayne Lewis again served as a proxy for Christian fundamentalists on Planet Earth, which humanity is destroying, along with itself. Perhaps what is needed is yet another Jesus rebellion, but this time it happens to everyone, which would change everything and bring Christendom back to the future.. 
  • Wayne Lewis He was no Prophet of God

    • Sloan Bashinsky Says who, you? I'd love to hear of your encounters with angels of the Lord.
    • Wayne Lewis Buddha is not God therefore he is not a prophet of the only one true living God
    • Sloan Bashinsky Buddha said he was not a god, but was merely a man, and a teacher greater than he would come, or, that is what I read somewhere and Buddhists I knew said they had heard/seen the same. I still look forward to you sharing your direct experiences with Jesus and/or angels of the Lord, as opposed to you rote-reciting passages from a book that did not exist when Jesus walked and taught in Palestine, as if that book itself is God, when John wrote that the Word was Jesus and God, not a book. Meanwhile, if Buddha did predict the coming of a teacher greater than he, and Jesus then came, that looks to me like Buddha indeed was a prophet of God.

    • Sloan Bashinsky My homeless girlfriend called me at 3:30 a.m. this morning, to report yet another prophetic dream. In my spirit code, 3 is the number for the Holy Spirit. The timing was no accident. In her dream, she saw a whole lot of protesters carrying posters saying "Stop the hate," and then the protesters were swarmed by brutal police. I said thought the dream might herald what is coming to America because Donald Trump is president. He fosters a lot of hatred.

      A few nights ago, I dreamed I was at the southern border of Texas, looking up at America, wondering what I was doing there? Wasn't long before I read online news that President Trump had diverted $3.6 billion from domestic and overseas military construction funding to pay for segments of his border wall. He didn't divert funding for America's losing rich white men's corporate for profit wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which never should have been started.

      I wonder how it would have gone if Jesus had been president, instead of chicken hawks Daddy and Baby Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump? I bet the same would have happened to Jesus as happened to him in Palestine.

      All along I have agreed with Trump about the southern U.S. border needing to be secured. It's the only thing I have agreed he sized up correctly. But not his method. Nor his lies that Mexico would pay for the wall, which looks to me is what got him elected. What he should do is end America's foreign wars and bring home those troops and requisition other foreign and domestic American troops and station them all along the southern border, where they defend America from drug and illegal alien imports.

    • Sloan Bashinsky Jesus started a revolution in Palestine, which time and events and people watered down and turned into a religion that spends a great deal of time looking backward and praising itself, than at what is presently happening will affect the future of humanity, which seems determined to ignore Jesus, in the main, and to destroy the planet on which it is permitted to reside, for now. That's macro. Micro, is what is each person, Christian or not, doing and not doing, and how does that affect each person's standing with God? For what we do, or don't do, here today echoes in Eternity. If you, Wayne, are of the Christianity sect view that works have nothing to do with salvation, then you ignore how Jesus and his disciples lived. You ignore his brother James' letter, in which he wrote to ask him not about his faith, but look to his works and there see his faith. Without Jesus and his disciples works (Acts), there would be no Bible. There would be no Christianity.
    • Sloan Bashinsky I keep saying what is needed is yet another baptism in fire and spirit, but this time, it happens to every person on this planet, who has not already experienced it. That would change everything and bring Christendom back to the future.

Meanwhile, the most poetic moment in my relationship with Jim Hendrick requires going back to the beginning, when Jim told the county commissioners a special place in hell is reserved for developers who buy trailer parks and evict the tenants. Jim was representing a mega-real estate developer, who had bought a trailer park and then submitted an application to redevelop it for high-end residences. Jim convinced the commissioners that his client was not making the trailer park tenants leave, and that the development was grandfathered under a Florida statute, which had been repealed by the state legislature. (Eventually, all the trailer tenants would leave.)

As a registered Independent, by a 3/1 margin, I had recently lost my first county commission race to the Republican incumbent commissioner. My mantra during the race was: "No more new development, period, the end. The Florida Keys already are way over developed, and there is not a person living here who can look in a mirror and honestly argue otherwise." I introduced myself to Jim as he was leaving the commission meeting. He knew of me from the commission race. We exchanged email addresses. Our friendship began.

As time passed and things happened, I came to think the mega-developer was possessed by Lucifer, and I published that on my blogs a number of times. Then one day, Jim said he would prove to me that his client was not possessed by Lucifer. I invited Jim to put on his case. Jim said his client was the best salesman he ever met. He got people to look at what he wanted them to see, and not at what he didn't want them to see. I said, "That's how Lucifer sells. I rest my case.

Also at the poetry reading were Jim’s wife, Todd German, and Jim’s future wife, who one day would ask Todd to ask people who had known Jim to write about him. Be careful what you ask for?”

Jim said he and I would play a game of chess. I said it was not time for that, we were with people who didn’t care about chess. Jim insisted, I again tried to beg off. Jim insisted, got out his chess board, set up the pieces. I relented.

Jim said he was going to tell me his strategy as we played, and he still would beat me. That’s what happened, as he criticized my play. Jim said we would play another game, and the same would happen. I again said it was not the time for that, and he had proved his point. He insisted. I gave in. Same thing happened again, as Todd, Jim's wife and future wife watched on.

I viewed the chess games as Jim and Lucifer’s reaction to my inviting Jim to put on his case and my then saying he had proved his client was possessed by Lucifer.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

a Buddhist, a mystic, a shaman, and a nobody prophet of God discuss humanity and God's ways in Key West and elsewhere

The Buddhist Brian Moore responded to my comments in yesterday's Is the crossing over of Jim Hendrick in Key West a latter day version of the parable of the man whose sight was restored by Jesus? post at this blog, which opened a few more doors:

  • Brian Morr Sloan Bashinsky That's an interesting series of events.
    In my understanding of the next life, whether that is here or in another realm is all about whether you still need to grow to step up to the next level of existence.
    Is that person ready to move on. Who knows? Only that higher creator power, whatever one chooses to name it, knows that or can decide.
    As far as the blind child, that sounds very much like a parable to me.
  • Brian Morr I don't get caught up in tables, titles, etc. I stick to the reality of what the higher being(s) is/are. That's the problem that religions run into. Conflict over naming. Meanwhile we're all Talking about the same creator being(s)
  • Sloan Bashinsky Thanks, again, Brian. I think you summed up well the spiritual process of human beings on this world and before and after they are here. Labels can cause trouble, but I grew up in Christendom and during an intense time in my dying and changing, certain numbers in my sleeping dreams, waking visions, and human experiences (waking dreams) came to represent something for me.

    Actually, The Holy Spirit is the Divine Feminine, not male, as is presented in Christendom's Trinity. Jesus is 2, the Father is 1, Melchizedek is 6, 5 is the feminine generally, 4 is politics, 7 is the mark of God on a person or event, 9 is completion, 26 is the number for God. In my spirit code. I imagine in the spirit level, such things speak for themselves.

    My homeless reluctant seer girlfriend in Key West told me on the phone last night, that for several nights running, she saw herself in dreams using her hands and arms to ward Hurricane Dorian away from Florida. She also saw in the dreams President Trump in Washington, D.C., worrying about Dorian wrecking the American eastern seaboard and his home in West Palm Beach.

    About around 5 days before Hurricane Irma was to reach Key West, she told me she woke up around dawn and saw two huge male arms and hands reach down through the clouds and nudge Irma slightly eastward, and just before Irma reached Key West, she turned slightly eastward, presenting only her clean side to Key West. It then came to me that what had set that up was African shamans were very upset over Key West having placed a dog park over African slave remains, and they had steered Irma at Key West. The TV and online weather reports had shown Irma was making a beeline straight at Key West. The city was spared Irma's dirty side, because my homeless girlfriend was trapped there.

    I published that at my blog and that the City Commission should give her a key to the city and a free apartment and a money allowance for the rest of her life. I suppose you can imagine that didn't happen. President Trump should do that for her, if Dorian doesn't wreck Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, etc. I hate what happened to those people in the Bahamas. But then, I suppose there is karma that has to be reckoned with by anyone who lives in a hurricane zone.

    I suppose you can imagine my talking about such matters face to face and on my blogs when I lived in Key West, enhanced my image as the city's head lunatic. So, in 2018, when I ran for mayor the 6th time, after being introduced to the audience (who already knew me) by my good friend and Hometown!'s chairman, Todd German, I said, It is well known that Key West is an open air insane asylum and I am its head lunatic, so why not make it official, Sloan for mayor! Lots of laughs, and I imagined gasps, which crashing reality can achieve. 51, I think was the count, true believers voted for me.

    I felt that was the last hurrah. Turned out it was. I moved away later that year, wondering what lay ahead? Wondering what was left behind? Getting up each morning and doing what is in front of me. Chop wood, carry water.

    Meanwhile, my homeless girlfriend called this morning to say she had the same dream against last night, of seeing two mes in white smocks like what Jesus wore, walking away from her, then we came to a fork in the road and one me went down one fork, and the other me went down the other.

    I said, perhaps that dream is about me speaking to two different audiences, one can hear me, the other cannot. She said, the third audience doesn't give a shit. There's that, I said.

    But as sit here just now, I am reminded of Key West poet laureate Robert Frost having written that he walked on a road in the woods and came to where the road divided into two roads and the took the one less traveled by and that had made all the difference. I sure did that, and perhaps now I am doing the other road, too? Who can say?

    Mystery, suspense and unknowing are part and parcel of being human on this world, yet some of humanity's religions, not Buddhism so much, but Christianity and Islam, for examples, claim to know much certainty about whatever is in charge of everything. I call it God. Yet I don't have a clue what's going to happen in the next five minutes, and neither does anyone else I know.
  • Sloan Bashinsky Meanwhile, regarding the "op-ed" below . I was told in a dream that the author is a prophet of God and I am his John the Baptist. I took that to mean I would be the public outlet, for now. Quite a few times over the years, Christians told me that God quit speaking directly to people after the Bible came to be. I told them they could not be more mistaken.


  • Nukes

    The future of the world hang’s in the balance of current choices where we stand on nuclear power and nuclear weapons. Despite the assurance of many governments that they are disarming and are more carefully processing the development of nuclear power- all that I can say is that is typical government smokescreen.

    I have seen visions and I have done research into how the Russians are handling their current nuclear crisis. It is a wake-up call to mankind. Stop nuclear power, stop it now. Stop nuclear weapons, stop them now. The reality is that the situation in Russia is much worse than they are letting on. Look at the use and availability of industrial chemicals and reagents used in the abatement and treatment of nuclear exposures in the environment. That is empirical proof if you do not believe in the spiritual.

    If mankind continues as they are this is what they face: one day, someone becomes too comfortable and a reactor overheats, fission becomes out of control, and the reactor enters into the melt down. We know from Chernobyl that the best outcome is you create radioactive lava and you have to install a heat exchanger system that is expensive beyond belief. But in the case of this reactor in the future, we don't react quickly enough. We don't have the hard laborers to dig the tunnels, we don't have the brain trust available to manage the crisis. This reactor will be situated over an aquifer. Unlike the story HBO and British Television told about Chernobyl, should a meltdown reach an aquifer, it won't be the poisoning of the water we have to worry about. It will be the steam that is created by the heat and sealed in by development- roads, walkways, houses, condos, apartments, malls, etcs will cover this aquifer and it will seal it in. The result will be a thermo-nuclear explosion that results in nuclear winter.

    Fukushima was meant as man's wake-up call. A country that had been bombed by nuclear weapons, felt the famous quote of Robert Oppenheimer's- that he remembered from the Vedas- "I have become death destroyer of worlds." A country that yearly has a monsoon season. And yet it took the chance to build several nuclear power plants, despite the risk of a catastrophic monsoon being a 20-25 year annual event. We grossly damaged the planet.

    Atlantis, the once famous continent as described by the historian Herodotus, exists in the desert sands of Mauritania.

    There are cultures long forgotten in the Yucatan and the Amazon.

    Untold stories of cultures before modern man lie buried in the Sahara desert.

    In Turkey an entire civilization built hypogeums that are beyond are our understanding of structural engineering, sound, and wave physics.

    Where are those civilizations that built those things ?

    The answer is that the Board of Directors of All Mankind chose to recycle them, chose to bring new earth over old, and another civilization comes along. We vastly overestimate our value to the earth as a species- in the way we treat each other, in the way we treat our environment, and our wildlife.

    We're due for a recycling if we choose to continue along our current path. Maybe not this lifetime, maybe not your children's lifetime, or their children's. But maybe so within your children's grandchildren. Unless we change drastically our view of the world, break down the barriers we've built up against our fellow man, stop dabbling in powers beyond our means of understanding- well then, we'll be recycled in a nuclear winter.

    Should we continue as a species to displease the Chairman of Mankind's Board of Directors- the recycling will be sooner rather than later.

    This has been a message from Mr. Nobody. More to come.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Is the crossing over of Jim Hendrick in Key West a latter day version of the parable of the man whose sight was restored by Jesus?

In yesterday's post at this blog, the Buddhist Brian Morr entered the discussion regarding the crossing over of the Buddhist Jim Hendrick, of Key West. Brian later made this comment, to which I responded at length, because of a dream someone else in Key West had about me last night.

  • Brian Morr Sloan Bashinsky your comments here were very interesting and often insightful reading. Thank you, friend.

  • Sloan Bashinsky Brian Morr Thanks. Most Buddhists (not all) I have known were able to see life literally and also metaphorically, different things happening at the same time. Wayne Lewis does not seem to have dual vision. Jim Hendrick did not seem to me to have dual vision.

    Most Christians I have known did not have dual vision, despite Jesus told his disciples in the gospels: let those who can see, see, and those who can hear, hear: and he taught them the mysteries of God directly, but he taught the masses in parables.  Looks to me the entire Bible is a blend of historical facts and parables, which I can only imagine makes a strict literal (mental, scientific, etc.) interpretation perilous.

    Looks to me each person's life is both literal and parables, given it is generally accepted that the conscious mind is perhaps 10 percent of the mind, and the rest is subconscious or unconscious. My understanding is Buddhism is about the unconscious becoming conscious. Waking up, as Jesus repeatedly advised in the gospels. Gosh, was Jesus a Buddhist?

    I recall reading somewhere that Buddha had said he was not a god but was a man, and someday a teacher greater than he would come along. I had that conversation with Jim Hendrick and other people in Key West,and that I thought Jesus was that greater teacher.

    Jim's view was Jesus was strictly a man. Nothing supernatural about him. I told Jim that was not accurate. Jesus was a supernatural being in a human body. I suppose that is true of everyone, but Jesus knew what he was, and nobody around him knew what they were, and that seems not to have changed.

    The "speculating" aside, what Jim's passing poignantly has brought to my attention again is just how little most left behind people concern themselves with what a crossed over soul now is experiencing. While Buddhists tend to think more in the continuum of life direction, most Christians and Muslims, for example, assume there is nothing to wonder about, as their scriptures have that all figured out for them. They all die and go to heaven. And, well, too bad for people who don't believe as they do.

    How small and mean-spirited they have made God, in their own image? Fortunately for them, and for everyone else, God did not go along with it.

  • Sloan Bashinsky Brian Morr You might find this interesting, other people might not.

    My girlfriend lives on the streets of Key West. She was born with seer ability, but resented it and ran from it. Drinking and smoking cigarettes helped keep it somewhat at bay. I told her after it seemed we might become an item, that if she stuck around me, she would have lots of dreams and visions, as that had happened to other women I was paired with by the angels who run, own, boss, teach and correct me. She was not exactly thrilled when my prediction came true. I wrote about her many times in many ways on my blog. Sometime I report visions and dreams she reports to me.

    She called and woke me up around 5:30 a.m. today, to report a dream she'd had about 3:30 a.m. Key West time. I'm an hour behind. In my spirit code, 3 is the number for The Holy Spirit. In her dream, there were two of me, dressed in white smocks like Jesus wore. The two mes were walking together away from her. Then we separated and went down different roads. Then, she heard "parable", and she woke up, freaked out.

    She often wakes up from dreams or visions about me or her or other people, freaked out, and then she calls me and blabbers her interpretation, and it takes me a while to get her to simply tell me the dream, or the vision. It's like pulling hens' teeth, to get her just to tell me all the details of what she saw and heard, and leave out her editing.

    I kept hoping something like that would befall Jim Hendrick when he was still alive, that he would start experiencing downloads from the spirit realms. I kept hoping that would happen to everyone I knew in Key West, and to everyone else there, and to everyone everywhere. But then, when I see how my girlfriend still handles it, maybe I should not wish that on everyone? Or on anyone?

    Yet, if people are not woken up when they are alive on this planet, but wait to be woken up like Gloria Riser was shown Jim Hendrick was woken up after he left this life, does that mean yet another life on this planet is in store? Or on some other planet, or in some other place, where what could have been grokked on this world is given another chance to be grokked in a different place, life, time, etc?

    The cycle of birth and death and rebirth on this planet, and eventually escaping it, is part of Buddhist "philosophy". Jesus' disciples referred to it, when they asked him in the gospels, who had sinned, the man, or his parents, that caused him to be born blind? Right there, hidden in plain view in the gospels - discussion of a prior lifetime. Yet Jesus said it was neither in that case. The man was born blind, so that the glory of God could be seen when he was given sight by Jesus. Yet, well, is that not also a parable?

Monday, September 2, 2019

dream communications from Jim Hendrick after he died in Key West

Yesterday brought three new people into the discussions about the recent crossing over of Jim Hendrick, of Key West, as reported in the three previous posts at this blog. Wayne Lewis and I already were involved:

  • Brian Morr Wayne Lewis Buddhism is not a "false religion" or a religion at all, it is a philosophy of life. I am an old style of Buddhist called Shaolin Buddhist and Jim didn't live it the way I do but maybe he lived it in the way of his sect. I don't know and won't judge but your judgement is uneducated and just plain cold hearted dude.

  • Brian Morr Take your stupid philosophy of "false religion" and shove it!

  • Wayne Lewis then a false philososphy

  • Sloan Bashinsky Wayne, I think you might wish to consider you really do not have everything all figured out. You are not God. There is no way you can know everything, but you come across as if you do, and you are creating karma (as you sow, you reap) for yourself, which you cannot possibly imagine, by persisting with your judgments about that which you seem to know very little.

    Thank you, Brian, for commenting. I had trouble reconciling Jim Hendrick saying he was a Buddhist with some of the things he did during the time I knew him. He seemed to view life as a game to be played to the hilt. At times, a chess game. I thought he represented and ran with some people I would not have cared to spend much time with, nor would I have wanted to introduce them to people I cared about. I wondered what kind karma Jim might be creating for himself, even as I wondered the same about myself. In my one dream about him since he crossed over, already reported, he said to me, he did something? As if he was wondering what might lie in store for him because he did it?

    I am not a Buddhist, but have had Buddhist friends and have read a bit about Buddhism, most particularly the Tibetan strain. One of them, a generation older than myself, was a close friend of the Dalai Lama, and she told some interesting stories about her dealings with him, which defied conventional thinking.

    An old friend, who belongs to no particular religion, told me years ago that she was born with psychic abilities, but kept them mostly to herself until she was dragged by Something, literally, away from a good paying corporate job into being a psychic counselor, which she did for many years. She says she now is being transitioned into a new line of work, which will take a couple of years. Here's what she texted me about Jim Hendrick on August 25, and then posted yesterday on my blog.:

    Gloria ReiserSeptember 1, 2019 at 8:11 PM
    All good points. Though WAIT.... remember last weekend when you had mentioned Jim in texts to me. And I then texted you my experience early morning on August 25? See copy below:

    I was slipping back into sleep and a man came to me with a message immediately. I have not met Jim nor seen photo of him that I recall. But feel certain it was him. Communication was telepathic. Big globs of info conveyed in a package. Once package of info translated in my mind into words then more info sent. See next text. Don't want to lose any of this

    Part 2. He was trying to explain that he is attempting to communicate with you directly. To let you know that he was in and out between this world and other worlds and spirit before "officially leaving life" perspective broadens immediately when physical body finally shed. See next text

    Part 3. Not to worry about him. He has much to do to resolve karma (not the word used but translates to karma in larger sense) but understanding is so clear now. He is resting in preparation for that work. See next text

    Part 4. There was the essence of a female form traveling with him. She seemed to be an ancestor like a grandmother or great grandmother though her appearance was that of younger than him. Her energy very soothing. I'm losing bits and pieces of this experience even as I write it. I remember he expressed he will continue to attempt to communicate with you directly so you can hear it from him. See next text

    Part 5. Sloan this is my take away from the experience. He is amazed at hugely heightened awareness after leaving earth form and is processing not only surprise and wonder of that but also the meaning, learning and interplay of energies comprising his life as Jim
    The above are direct copy pastes from texts sent you on August 25 between 7:25 am and 7:39 am. I had been unable to fall asleep until after 3:30 am for some reason. Then a sound woke me around 6:30 am. I was attempting to return to sleep for hopefully a couple more hours when in slipping toward sleep the experience reported above took place.

  • Sloan Bashinsky Here is my reply to Gloria at my blog last night:

    Yes, I remember those texts.

    Only heard directly from Jim the one time in a dream, right after Todd German called me to say he was struggling with Jim having passed over.

    Have no doubt Jim and/or angels somehow arranging or prompting this string of blog posts about Jim.

    Had a dream in which a woman told me I had said there would be five hearts. Thought that was about five Jim-related comments in my texts to Todd, responding to his insistence that I participate in the invitation from Jim's widow to write about him from my own experiences.

    Being the former head lunatic of open air insane asylum Key West, which even Jim recognized, it's no wonder to me that my contributions to his widow's request wander a bit beyond what lesser, or normal, Key West loonies might write.

    Also in play might be Key West sits atop a powerful inverted earth energy vortex, which if spinning the other way, might well cause the city to be another New Age-ish Sedona or Stonehenge, but in its current rotation alignment, well, perhaps that's why they call it Key Weird.

    I'm still wondering if you, the fellow who wrote to me above, myself or anyone else hears from or about Jim in dreamtime tonight?

    I can say from my discussions with Jim over the years, he was a bit of a skeptic about dreams, spirit beings and life after death, which puzzled me, him being a Buddhist.

  • Sloan Bashinsky I don't recall dreaming about Jim last night, but I had dreams pointing me toward what several other people and I were saying in a discussion about something, and this being the only discussion I'm in with several people ...

Here is Gloria Reiser's first comment under yesterday's post at this blog, and my reply, which led to her second comment reported above:

Why is it that people like Wayne often seem to be okay about or even relish the fact that non-Christians or perhaps even Christians who do not agree with them will be sent into "The Lake of Fire" for eternity? Why are they not imploring of God to not do that to otherwise good people whose main fault may be that of having been born into and accepted the beliefs, teachings, traditions, and dogma of another culture? And as far as that goes, why would God cause some to be born into traditions other than Christian, if one must be Christian to be saved? .... those millions of individuals thus facing an enormous stumbling block or challenge "testing" that Christians are by reason of birth exempt from? This inquiring mind wants to know. I've read the Bible through and through several times and cannot cite chapter and verse explaining that.
  1. I wonder if Wayne Lewis had a non-religious beef with Jim, as well?

    I knew a number of people in Key West and the Florida Keys, and many, many more elsewhere in America, and I found them when I traveled abroad, who were absolutely convinced Lewis’ views of God, Jesus and salvation are accurate.

    I suppose at least one-half of all of Christendom shares that harsh elitist view.

    However, I don’t see God has anything to do with it, and I think Jesus shakes his head over how he is perceived in Christendom today.

    Spin doctors have existed since the beginning of time. As have misunderstandings thought to be absolute truths.

    How did Judas betray Jesus, when he did exactly what Jesus told him to do?

    Christians once faced execution for doubting the world was flat and the sun revolved around it.

    The mystical Carmelite monk, Juan de la Cruz (John of the Cross), was persecuted and killed by the Inquisition, for heresy, and centuries later the Roman Church made him a saint.

    As for your questions to God, why don’t you ask “Him”? Maybe you will get something back, which I’d love to see you post in a second comment.

    Maybe God will tell you how Jim Hendrick is doing now, which you also can report in your second comment.

    I’m pretty sure, though, that God does not choose people’s parents, but that is something an incoming soul and angels decide, together.

    A fellow in Key West I know only somewhat, emailed today:

    “Wayne Lewis should keep his religious views to himself. His anti-Buddhism comments border on bigotry. I am sure my friend Jim Hendrick is doing just fine wherever he is."

    I replied:

    “What's the difference between Lewis' Christian fundamentalist view and the view that men are superior to women, that straight people are superior to LBGTs, that white people are superior to black people, brown people, yellow people, red people, etc.?
    “Maybe Jim will come to you in a dream and tell you how he's doing, and you pass that along for me to share on my blog.

I am publishing the above now, but might add more to it, if I hear from other people today.