Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian

Jobs of Days Gone By 2.



Eyes now dilated

watching in the still darkness

ready for trouble.

Author: Cethru Cellophane

I have reached the regrettable realization that I may have squandered my life. I did a quick count recently and figured that I have visited about 66 countries, and lived for more than 3 years in 3 of them. During this time I completed 14 corporate moves (relocations) and have changed my address more than 23 times. I should have settled on a profession that would have kept me in one place with no packing and unpacking. When I think of the time I have spent bundling my life into and out of boxes. Ah well, it's all water under the bridge. But I am grateful for the experience. At the end of the day I will be able to say with a certain authority, "been there, done that". A note about this site’s Header Image The Header image for this site is of the Smith Avenue High Bridge. The bridge was built in 1889 and carries Minnesota State Highway 149 across its span of 2770 feet, 160 feet above the mighty Mississippi River. The picture was taken from the river looking to the north-east and downtown Saint Paul. The bridge is about 1040 miles from New Orleans. One of the reasons I like this view is that I come from a city which has a spectacular bridge. It’s the Clifton Suspension Bridge http://www.ikbrunel.org.uk/clifton-suspension-bridge which spans the Avon Gorge and the River Avon in Bristol, U.K. It’s about 1350 feet long and stands 245 feet above the river below. Sadly it has claimed the lives of more than 400 people who have committed suicide by jumping from the bridge. As a side note, not all attempts were successful. two small girls thrown off the bridge by their deranged father survived the fall when they were fished from the river by the crew of a passing pilot boat. The bridge was opened in 1864 and was designed by the 24 year old architect, Isambard Kingdom brunel. It took 35 years to complete.

13 thoughts on “Jobs of Days Gone By 2.

  1. Very good. I’m enjoying this theme.

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  2. I like your series and look forward to more. 🙂

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  3. Hi Nigel. I confess I do not keep up with Ohio politics except for Sherrod Brown. I can tell you how to use the classic editor if you want me to. I still use it but my muse has fled and I’m not writing at the moment.

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  4. Ina, Hi! I read this several days ago. Later when I tried to come back to it to respond to it I could not access it.
    So here I am. Yes if you could tell me how to open the classic editor that would be great. I am still looking for the post I scheduled last night and again this morning. No luck.
    Sorry about your muse. She’s probably out for coffee.


  5. Here are instructions for using the classic Editor:

    Go the Admin. Page.
    On the left “choose posts”
    At the top you will see a box with “Add here” and beside it is a downward pointing arrow
    Click on the arrow and choose “Classic Editor”

    I have been using the Classic Editor” ever since I did this once. It appears to been a one time setting. Good luck!

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  6. Nigel, I just went to the Admin. page and tried out my directions. they work!! Note – where I said “add HERE ” I should have said “add NEW”
    Your two choices there will be classic editor or whatever they call the new one.

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    • Ina, it does not work for me although by accident I did find an option for classic. Perhaps I have a wrong version of the WordPress site?
      P.S. On my WP admin page there are icons for testimonials, posts,settings etc., but no add here or add new.

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  7. Yours sounds more up to date than mine. I am so glad you found the Classic Editor for your use. 🙂

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