Monday, August 5, 2013

Switching to Wordpress

I have decided to begin blogging again. I've lost touch with more than a few of you -- and this is not intentional, believe me.

However, I have opted to switch the service I use to blog. Blogger had a history of, shall we say, doing the smash thing when it came to screen reading software. As it happens, I have friends that use such software, so this blog could at times become unreadable to them.

Therefore, effective immediately, I am now blogging on the NEW Thoughts from Northern Kentucky. That can be found at And yes, I will be better at updating more -- it's going to be the place where I dump thoughts I don't exactly know how to say in video format.

Courage + Belief = LIFE

Friday, September 2, 2011

Haven't blogged in awhile.

Has it really been that long since I blogged last on here? Wow, I'm a bad blogger haha :)

So, let's catch you all up. I turned 26 on August 19th. It was a great weekend, with fun, family and friends, not necessarily in this order. I even tried my first beer. You see, I'd honestly never drank before. It was just not exactly appealing to me. After one Coors Light, I was done. No more for a year for me. Not till I turn 27, anyway.

I went to Los Angeles, California June 26-29 for the annual Spina Bifida Association conference. Actually, it was Anaheim, but close enough. (Right?) While there, I did not have the fortune to experience a good old California temblor, but little did I know that just last week, Cincinnati would be rocked by a 5.8 quake that hit Virginia! THAT was interesting. And I found out that I hate standby flying. I will NEVER do that again. 12 hours in the terminal at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport just killed my back the day I flew out, and I never fully recovered the rest of that week! I loved L.A., though and if I had a chance, I'd probably move there, if I could get past mentally adjusting to earthquakes! HA!

Other than that, I really have not done much since January, when a personal situation set in motion a series of events that still affect me today, even though the original situation is now over. (Long, run-on sentence, I know.)

Oh, one more HUGE piece of news. In February, I found out I would be an uncle once again. Shaelynn Marie Robbins will be welcomed into the world by my sister, Truly Moses and her boyfriend, Nick Robbins on Tuesday morning! I'll see if I can get a picture up here on the blog Wednesday night, but no promises.

Okay, I think this catches everybody up. I'll check back Tuesday or Wednesday. Happy Labor Day to everyone in the good old United States of America!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Temporary change

Until twitter gets things together with regards to the apparent spam attacks, I am protecting my tweets. In order to prevent this from wreaking havoc on the blog page, I am removing the normal twitter widget from the blog. I apologize for the minor inconvenience.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Returning to the Blogger Blog-o-sphere

I have returned to Blogger, but with a few things having changed:

1) Some of you may notice that I'm no longer associated, at least as a writer, with Tri-State Media Watch. Due to circumstances that occurred in late January that I have been advised NOT to discuss publicly, I've handed that over to Cindy Detro, a friend of mine from Circleville, Ohio and her boyfriend Jerry Jicha. And it's been moved to the Wordpress platform, which works better for them. (Both Cindy and Jerry are blind, and use screen reader software to do just about anything on a computer.)

2) Slightly related: If I was following you via the FORMER TSMW profile, and I don't follow you on this one, please let me know. (I know of a few of you since you're linked at right and after this post I'll be re-following.)

3) My YouTube posts will return soon, and I may post them here as well.

Courage + Belief = LIFE

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

So, the YouTube Re-Do

UPDATE Within the Update: I went and looked at what I'm using now. It turns out, no wonder my playback sucks... I'm using ONLY 64 MB of video memory. YIKES. In today's world, obviously, that's unacceptable. So, next week, it's Micro Center for me - and a new Video Card along with 512 MB of RAM.

If you recall, a few weeks back I announced the re-launch of my YouTube channel. An update on that...

It has gone okay. Not great, but okay. Eventually I plan to try to make a little bit of cash off of it...but for now, I'm content limiting it to just a few friends.

But there's been two or three snags.

The first problem is, I'm having issues with my Flip Ultra camera. If you happen to have me as a facebook friend, you know that last Thursday, I turned it on to find pixelation and a green screen. Luckily for me, it's under warranty from the manufacturer, and I am going to be allowed to send it to them for a replacement, as it appears now.

The second problem is, my computer simply is not powerful enough to render High Definition quickly (as in, taking less than 12 hours!). That problem, I plan to partially solve sometime this week. The plan is to get myself some more RAM, raising the RAM I have on the current setup to about a gigabyte. Maybe 2 GB will be in the future, and along with that will be (probably for Christmas) a new video card. But for now, I'll stop at a GB and see where that gets me.

Bottom line, until the new Flip Ultra arrives, there's no way I can do new content. Maybe "WWYT" but not "Adventures of J Mo", production of which has to be suspended until I HAVE that Flip Ultra. :( So, the next "WWYT" MAY arrive Friday morning - but no "Adventures" until at earliest next week.

Courage + Belief = LIFE

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What's Up In My World

Hey guys and gals,

Just wanted to give you guys the quick update as to what's on the way on and what's up in my life... here it is in bullet form:

-- New "Adventures of J. Mo" video went live around 5:45 AM yesterday morning. You can click here to watch that.

-- New Opinion Show Update: After I recorded that, I sat down to come up with the new opinion show. I have the name (What Were You Thinking with J. Mo). I have the setting (the kitchen table at home). I just don't have the topic for this week or the open to the show ready yet. I'll probably tape weekday mornings before 10 AM. This way I can take advantage of nearly everyone being asleep.

-- Other, personal stuff: For right now, most everything is good. I get my new wheelchair fairly soon. This I am pleased about... as I am ready to get the hell OUT of the old. Wanna know what the new one looks like? Okay but keep in mind this is NOT the exact chair...although pretty close.

This is the A4. It will be able to withstand EVERYTHING life in Cincinnati can throw at it. City, grass, gravel...everything. And did I mention it will be BIGGER than my old one? Yep... bigger in that my frame will fit in ITS frame. YES!!!

So, that is what's up in my world. And by the way - if you have topic ideas for the new "What Were You Thinking" - shoot them to me! I'd love to use a blogger-submitted topic!

Courage + Belief = LIFE

Friday, April 30, 2010

Two New Web Shows

And now for an announcement of something totally different...

I decided this week that I would re-launch my old YouTube channel. I'm doing it in phases. Phase one was the upload of the first episode of my first regular series called "The Adventures of J. Mo". It'll be uploaded at least two times a week.

Phase two is in progress...and involves a total revamp of the channel page itself. I'm trying to work on a design now that will capture what this channel is about...which is my "vlog". I'm no professional - not at videography or photography. But I do my best. I think it's going to be cool.

Phase three involves a second new program that will launch next week. The tentative working title is "The World According to Jeremy". It'll be my opinions on a number of subjects... it could be a local news story, it could be something that happened nationally, or it could just be a random topic. Again, that phase will launch sometime next week, probably on Wednesday.

So, that's my plans. Stay tuned, and keep an eye on my Twitter feed (top right of this page) for updates, including when I post new videos...

Courage + Belief = LIFE