OneNote could be the ONE APP you’ve been looking for to help capture all your great thoughts. Maybe. Maybe your looking for something more stupid, filled with buzz word compliant valueless features. Maybe. 

     I eval’ed so many sort-of-kind-of-like OneNote apps before settling on the easy winner – OneNote. 

     OneNote provides a tool to organize thoughts into Books, Sections, Tabs – the perfect hierarchy. 

     OneNotes port in IOS is flawless. There is even a +learn feature letting you add words into the dictionary. Sure would be nice to have this feature in IOS Apple apps like Pages. 

     And yes, there are a few features the windows version has which the IOS version doesn’t, but unless your a OneNote power user you will not notice. 

     Of course there is a Browser version of OneNote you can access from ANYWHERE on the planet using any Non-Dysfunctional device known to humanity at your local po-dunk internet cafe. Simply keep your IOS/Windows version synced and your good to go. As an example, I did so in Frankfurt DE, Rishikash India, and good ole Bakersfield, CA.  

     Unlike SO MANY APPS, OneNote IS NOT filled with fad features worthless and unintelligible to everyone including the psycho developers, It’s filled with FEATURES FULL OF WORTH.

     So you don’t like OneNote? I do. So you don’t like Microsoft? foolish – Microsoft develops great apps. So simple really.  

   OneNote is the perfect tool for organizing. It SIMPLY WORKS. This is a killer IOS app.

Have fun with it. I do. 


“Quotations can bring writing to life―the reader imagines someone saying the words―but quotations are also vexing to format. Not only do you have to follow different rules depending on what other punctuation marks you mix with your quotation marks, but people in different countries also follow different rules, so you may see quotation marks handled differently in high-quality publications from different countries.

Quotation Marks with Semicolons, Colons, and Dashes

First, let’s review the easy (but rare) stuff: semicolons, colons, and dashes always go outside quotation marks:

Bob snorted and said, “I don’t believe in zombies”―right before thirty of them emerged from the tunnel.

Her favorite song was “Gangnam Style”; she spent weeks trying to learn the dance.

She sang her favorite line from “I Don’t Wanna Stop”: “You’re either in or in the way.”

Quotation Marks with Question Marks and Exclamation Points

Stepping up the ladder of quotation-mark complexity we find question marks and exclamation points: where they go depends on your sentence. If the question mark or exclamation point is part of your quotation, it stays inside; but if the question mark or exclamation point are not part of the quotation, they go outside the closing quotation mark.

In the next examples, the terminal punctuation is part of the quotation, so it stays inside the final quotation mark:

Reynold asked, “Can we have ice cream for dinner?”

Mom snapped and shouted, “No, we cannot have ice cream for dinner!”

On the other hand, in these examples, the terminal punctuation is not part of the quotation―it applies to the whole sentence―so it goes outside the final quotation mark:

Do you actually like “Gangnam Style”?

I can’t believe you lied to me about the ending of “The Sixth Sense”!

Quotation Marks with Commas and Periods

The most common question people ask about quotation marks is whether periods and commas go inside or outside, and the answer depends on where your audience lives because in American English we always put periods and commas inside quotation marks, but in British English periods and commas can go inside or outside (kind of like the American rules for question marks and exclamation points). I use this memory trick: Inside the US, inside the quotation marks. Here are some examples:

“Don’t underestimate me,” she said with a disarmingly friendly smile.

I can never remember how to spell “bureaucracy.”

Don’t get confused when you see this handled differently in The Economist or on the BBC website; just remember that it’s different in those publications because the British do it differently.

Compositors―people who layout printed material with type―made the original rule that placed periods and commas inside quotation marks to protect the small metal pieces of type from breaking off the end of the sentence. The quotation marks protected the commas and periods. In the early 1900s, it appears that the Fowler brothers (who wrote a famous British style guide called The King’s English) began lobbying to make the rules more about logic and less about the mechanics of typesetting. They won the British battle, but Americans didn’t adopt the change. That’s why we have different styles.


People often ask if there are exceptions to the American rule that periods and commas go inside the closing quotation mark. What if the thing in quotation marks is a title? What if it’s a word being defined? Nope. Those aren’t exceptions. The only exception I know of in American English is that sometimes in technical writing, when you’re designating something that a user should type into a text box, it’s important for readers to know whether the punctuation should be included in what they type. In such instances, it’s OK to break the traditional rules and put periods and commas outside the quotation marks if it makes your meaning clearer:

Although it is acceptable to break the rules, it is usually better to use a method other than quotation marks to highlight your instructions. Bold face, italics, and colored fonts all work for highlighting text.

Double Quotation Marks with Single Quotation Marks

Another British-American difference is how we use single quotation marks and double quotation marks. The British use single quotation marks far more often than Americans. In America, we use double quotation marks in nearly all cases, and we use single quotation marks if we need to place a quotation within another quotation:

The defendant testified as follows: “I heard Sam say, ‘Hide the files from Delia.’ ”

When the single quotation mark and double quotation mark fall next to each other, as in the above example, you can improve readability by putting a space between the two marks. Professional print typesetters use something called a “thin space,” which is thinner than a standard space. 


In summary, these are the ways you combine quotation marks with other punctuation marks:

  • Semicolons, colons, and dashes always go outside the closing quotation mark.
  • Periods and commas always go inside the closing quotation mark (in American English).
  • Question marks and exclamation points require you to think about the sentence a little to determine where they go. “

The aforementioned info was mashup from sites on the subject STRIpped of all capitalist schemes.

After the summarySummary: don’t get too anal about getting you quote marks right. Let the dwib techies do it in the edit stage if you in fact even really give a shit.  All said, I say use’em if writing someone else’s words exact  or paraphrased. Have fun!


    Hows your life today?

    Posted: May 1, 2015 in Daillies

    When we are completely and totally in the state of silence, we are in the realm of truth. In fact there is nothing more for a human being to achieve.  In the moment of silence we consciously gain vitality and glory – we are living in total awareness of god.


    Why do you think HORNS AND sirens are NEEDED by emergency vehicles? SIRENS ARE ENOUGH!!!! WE ARE NOT STUPID OR DEAF!!!! And if someone is, do you think the addtional horn is going to matter? Hell no!

    Oh yes, good ole Bakersfield is one of the few place IN THE WORLD where the SIREN/HORN combo is common practice. 

    Only in communities where people are STUPID and DEAF are the horns needed. Does Bakersfield have more STUPID AND DEAF PEOPLE than the rest of the world?
    Maybe you have privy to some expert knowledge (pro or con) on the subject you can point me to….

    On the side, I wonder when the Hall (the only ambulance service in the area) Helicopter is going to fly over our house and HONK ITS HORN!

    Law of Jante – Janteloven

    Posted: April 23, 2015 in Philosophy

    We live in great times. The world is experimenting with different social systems like never before. Below are a few rules driving the Scandinavia version – “you’re not to think YOU are BETTER than WE”  Reminds me of writtings from Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell.

    There are ten rules in the law as defined by Sandemose, all expressive of variations on a single theme and usually referred to as a homogeneous unit: You are not to think you’re anyone special or that you’re better than us.

    The ten rules state:

    1. You’re not to think you are anything special.
    2. You’re not to think you are as good as we are.
    3. You’re not to think you are smarter than we are.
    4. You’re not to convince yourself that you are better than we are.
    5. You’re not to think you know more than we do.
    6. You’re not to think you are more important than we are.
    7. You’re not to think you are good at anything.
    8. You’re not to laugh at us.
    9. You’re not to think anyone cares about you.
    10. You’re not to think you can teach us anything.

    These ten principles or commandments are often claimed to form the “Jante’s Shield” of the Scandinavian people.

    In the book, the Janters who transgress this unwritten ‘law’ are regarded with suspicion and some hostility, as it goes against the town’s communal desire to preserve harmony, social stability and uniformity.

    An eleventh rule recognised in the novel as ‘the penal code of Jante’ is:

    1. Perhaps you don’t think we know a few things about you?

    Stand By Me – one of my favs

    Posted: April 23, 2015 in Songs

    Capo on 2.fret (for original key of A)

    GWhen the night has come
    EmAnd the land is dark
    And the Cmoon is the Donly light we’ll Gsee  
    GNo I won’t be afraid, no I Emwon’t be afraid
    Just as Clong as you Dstand, stand Gby me

    GAnd darlin’, darlin’, stand by me,
    oh Emstand by me
    oh Cstand, Dstand by me, Gstand by me.

    GIf the sky that we look upon
    EmShould tumble and fall
    Or the Cmountains should Dcrumble to the Gsea  
    GI won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I Emwon’t shed a tear
    Just as Clong as you Dstand, stand by Gme  

    GAnd darlin’, darlin’, stand by me, oh Emstand by me
    oh Cstand now, DStand by me, Gstand by me.


    GAnd darlin’, darlin’, stand by me, oh Emstand by me
    oh Cstand now, DStand by me, Gstand by me.

    GWhenever you’re in trouble won’t you stand by me,
    oh now now Emstand by me

    Oh Cstand now, Dstand by me, Gstand by me

    If there was ever a time to follow your passion

    And do SOMETHNG which matters to YOU,

    NOW is certainly THE TIME

    … Heidi and I are going to LA to PLAY and run/walk the LA Marathon tomorrow. Goal – 20 Miles. 

    What will you do NOW to PLAY and enjoy life in paradise?

    You do know you live in paradise, right?