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Jim's Jottings on Various Subjects

My country is the world; my religion, to do good.
Thomas Paine


You have found your way to, or accidentally stumbled upon, Jim Fisher's Home Page. This site was first created in 1996 with MSDOS Edit as the editor, but I have progressed (long ago) to editing it with Windows Notepad. One day I may succumb to using an HTML editor, but I prefer to have full control over the coding so as, primarily, to ensure as far as possible that it remains as easy as possible for everyone, including those with sight problems or using early, relatively primitive web browsers, to access. To this end, although I specify fonts (but not their size) there is provision for you to over-ride my choice, so you can set your browser default to the font (including size) that suits you and my coding will not then interfere - just use the link which is at the top and bottom of every page - the change will then apply to all my pages until you close your browser . You will also find you do not need to scroll sideways - every page will default to suit your screen.

The site covers to some extent a wide variety of topics, and I hope you find something here to interest you. This page gives a brief introduction to each of the subjects. Each main section can be accessed from the links at the top and bottom of each page, as well as from the introductory section below.

If you are interested in my thoughts on various subjects, you might also like to look at one or more of my blogs, to which I post occasionally when I have something to say:

Tumblr - My thoughts on freedom
Wordpress - Political snippets, especially economic policy
Live Journal - Misc. snippets, some political, some not

Family History

This is the biggest section of this web site, and includes some introductory material for beginners. However, it consists mainly of material relating to my own family history interests, not just the people but also the places. The places are entirely in UK and almost entirely England.

You will find, therefore, at least one, sometimes several, web pages about each of the counties covered, with an account of each town or village in which any of my or my wife's ancestors lived. These include many photos, especially of churches and other features of interest, plus some transcriptions of census and parish register records and, for eight (at present) towns and villages a surnames list for anyone with ancestry there to post their interests.

(211 web pages)

Science

Unorthodox ideas on pure science that (I think) deserve more serious consideration (and a couple that perhaps don't).

Only one (serious one) so far, which I have been harbouring for many years. Serious physicists interested in the fundamentals of the universe please take a look and let me know what you think.

Plus a personal account of my viewing of the total eclipse of 11th August 1999 in France and a photo of the transit of Venus on 8th June 2004.

Also a few interesting links.

(3 web pages)

Miscellaneous Small Items

These sections are small either because that is their inherent nature or because I have not yet had time to put in all I intend to include. More details of each are included on my Miscellaneous Small Items page. I give below a simple listing of their titles:

Organisations with a Mission

Computers

Wildlife

Running & Jogging for Ordinary People

Witty Quotes

Lynton & Lynmouth, with Brendon, Scarecrow Festival

Childhood Memories of Swindon

Jim Fisher Summary Biography

(22 web pages)

Humour

A huge collection of jokes, added to from time to time. Newest additions go to the top of the page and the oldest have been relegated to an archive page (still available via a link). Numerous sources (acknowledged where possible), so a wide variety of topics and styles. A few of them have been generated by me. Many are on specialist pages devoted to particular topics such as two pages of stupid laws, a set of pages for the National Union of Fairies, Sprites, Elves and Dropouts (NUFSED) and many others. You won't read them all at one session unless you are addicted to such things.

(56 web pages)

Gardening

The third biggest section of this web site is devoted to gardening. Some of it is basic advice, while much is concerned with my own efforts to establish a tropical look plus winter flowers in a rather cold climate - palms, bananas, ginger lilies, etc. in Bedfordshire, England (same latitude as Labrador)!

(15 web pages)

Diary of Thoughts

I have created a page - A Diary of Thoughts on Various Issues - to which I am adding (dated) thoughts on a variety of subjects, many of them political but also quite a few on various aspects of what I consider to be misuses of the English language, mostly but not always as they become topical.

(2 web pages)

Politics

A few brief thoughts, added to from time to time, on such subjects as global warming, European integration, political principles, some political cartoons by my friend the late Ken Sprague and other items as and when I feel the urge and find the time to add them.

(10 web pages)

Health

A few pages to draw attention to the symptoms of some health problems which tend to be under-diagnosed and for which prompt treatment is very important, plus a page about food.

(4 web pages)

Site Map

This is a single page, text only, giving a link to every page on this site and showing how the hierarchy of web pages is structured.

(1 web page)
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