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Updated monthly - last update:    May 30  2015  

Here is what's new -

News - May letter & photo, Ginger  complaintHouse progressCiara visit, quizzes
ViewsThe Black Board - Uncle Ronnie's gift of a slate black board; School strike - why are French teachers striking?; Social connotations colour accents - asked for aesthetic judgments, people make social ones; Pain - A look at how pain works; US Congressional Progressive Caucus statement - what the progressives want from trade dealsA story from the Vikings - deeds of Blenda, girl with courage and wisdom; naive realism quote; arabesque image
Family - Wagons to California - conditions that Simon Krewson may have experienced
Enjoy, Janet 

Here is a link to my current blog, Neuro-patch, and my old blog, Thoughts on thoughts. They follow developments in understanding consciousness and Neuro-patch is updated often. And here is a link to my family tree site Janet Kwasniak Family Tree, built by the genealogy program I use. This can also be reached from the family page. The latest update was May 12 2010.

Help to get around the site -                               sitemap  

This starting or home page always contains the date of the last update, a list of what was updated, a link to my other sites and this help message. All links, which you click on to go to other pages on the site, are found near the top of pages in a blue colour (your browser may change any link you use to another colour for your convenience but it will be consistent with each type of browser). All pictures are in a small format and if you click on the picture, it is enlarged. To return to the page with its small picture click on your browser's page-back arrow, then the large picture that is covering the page will disappear. All items that are new in the latest update are marked with a red message.

This site is organized into three main areas: news, views and family. You can go to any of these from the blue links at the top of each page. In the line of links to these three areas are also links back to this home page and a link to a page of information about myself.

In the news area there is a current monthly letter but there are also links at the top of the page to a collection of previous letters and photos, to a collection of reports of visits with photos, and to a gallery of pictures of the construction of our house. Clicking on one of these three links takes you to a page with further links at the top of it to take you to specific points, should you not want to browse the whole page. In the news area items tend to be organized chronologically.

In the views area there are links at the top of the page to collections of items in the categories: Memories, France, Language, Health, Public Affairs, Other uncategorized bits and Gallery. The pages in these categories have become long enough that they have been split so there are five sets of links, to older and more recent items. At the top of each of these category pages is a list of the titles in the form of links to their position down the page. On the main views area page there are also links to the latest items in each category so that you can jump directly to them. A few items in views are pdf files because they are quite large and are old (written before the website was built). To see them your computer will have to have a pdf reader (Adobe reader). Also on the main views page is a quote for that month and an image.

The family area has a illustration of the main branches of my family and lists of items in five categories: a general area and specific areas that look at the families of each of my four grandparents. This page and many others have  a link to Janet Kwasniak Family Tree, which is a complete copy of my genealogy program with all its data.  The Ancestors of X pages are different from other pages because they lack the heading that appears on all other pages (the little picture, Janet's Place title and the 5 top links). Return from these pages using the page-back arrow on your browser. There is also an item with pictures and tapes. You will not be able to hear the tapes if you do not have an mp3 player available on your computer. 

A sitemap with a link at the top of this article has a list of all the pages and links to all the articles. This may help you if are looking for a specific thing and don't know where to go. Included on this page is a link to an archive of quotes. This is the only route to that archive.

Please let me know if this help is misleading or if some aspect of the website causes you problems. There is an email address on the Information page.