Welcome to my web site; beginning genealogy, my Peace Corps days, web design hints, Christmas news letters, homilies and essays. No fancy graphics, no frames, plain colors and a lot of left-justified text.
The genealogy pages fall into two sections, public and personal. The Public pages have questions to help you interview a relative or write an autobiography, links and tips for beginning Internet genealogists. The Personal section links to my ancestors on Roots Web World Connect.
Suggestions for Christmas Newsletters
Guidelines, tips and examples drawn from myself and Alert Readers. Some wonderful parodies, too. This is for people who can never think of things to say.
I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Saratok, Sarawak from 1970 to 1972. There are some short stories I wrote about my experiences, some links to Sarawak and to the Peace Corps. I took 6,000 slides in my two years, kept 3,000 and have 34 here. These are thumbnails.
Suggestions for Student Web Builders, Suggestions for Church Web Builders and an HTML Color Demonstration with a bittersweet personal anecdote about the hexadecimal number system.
I wrote these for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County, in Modesto, California from 2003 - 2014. A homily is supposed to "edify a congregation on a practical matter and not intended to be a theological discourse." I'm not a theologian; I just like to give advice every once in a while.
Cloyne Court, Barn Swallows, the Y2K Bug, Underground Railroad Quilt Codes. This is for things that don't fit elsewhere.
Which Ted am I?
One of the fun things you can do on the Web is look for old friends and neighbors. There are ten or twelve Ted Packs on the web. This page will tell you which one I am. It has a picture, too. (Warning - don't click on this link while you are drinking milk.)
I'm web master for:
Class of 1966, Clayton Valley High School, the Eagles. By now many of us are "Bald" Eagles, but we try to keep together.
Dos Palos Full Gospel Pentecostal Church of God, a church in Dos Palos.
Mid Valley Unit, Backcountry Horsemen of California, a group dedicated to horses and back country.
REadingADvantage, Inc., a foundation devoted to childhood literacy.
Stanislaus Conservatory of Music, run by Elizabeth Coard, a wonderful pianist who gives piano lessons here in Modesto.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Mendocino Coast, a small church in Mendocino, California.
First Universalist Church of Turner Center, in Maine.
Best viewed at any resolution you like. Any web designer who thinks his visitors are going to change their resolution for him is foolish or naive. My site is plain as a mud fence, but I'm not stupid. You should be able to see everything, without any horizontal scrolling, in any resolution from 800 x 600 up.