Now this is rather incredible. I mean, it is 222 in the morning. Meaning 2:22 AM. And the particle pollution in Cleveland is still rated at 78. So when I saw that I was curious. Per some reason city is just holding a rather significant amount of heat. I mean, it's almost 80° outside. So I look at the weather and then I see that there is a rather large line of thunderstorm activity moving slightly south east but more eastward then southward. So that would explain the higher humidity being around 75%. So that I look at the hourly and the projections are that the temperature will not drop until close to 70° until 4 PM, later today. So that sort of make sense. Because that almost indicates that the air currents associated with that rain are probably not going to come across the lake until sometime around 12 noon or 1 PM. Which then means that the particle pollution level probably won't begin to drop until the wind starts to come across Lake Erie as those storms slowly make their way southeastward across the lake.
So now I'm going to be very interested to see how the particle pollution levels fluctuate tomorrow, especially sometime around 10 or 11 AM. Because the weather is saying on the hourly that by around 10 AM. There should be rain in Cleveland. So that means I'm going to reassess what I just set up of and restate it because it means that the wind from that storm will probably begin to come across the lake some time around 7:30 AM to 8 AM. So then the temperature will begin to drop at around 12 noon or 1 PM.
So that's the first thing I'm noticing. The other thing is something that's been going on for about 20 years. Meaning, long before my darling Aileen died. Usually at around 12 midnight here in the neighborhood where I live and for all I know it goes on all over the city in possibly all over the country. But let's just start with the neighborhood. In conversations I have had with my neighbors over the last 20 years. At around 12 midnight almost everyone I have talked to says that they have some kind of breathing issue just that about that time. One of my neighbors who used to be in the Air Force thinks that part of it are the jet trails that are falling earthward, which I don't really know that I can argue with. Another person says that the heat inversion or the heat dome over the city is generally permanent and actually changes slightly during the evening hours, year round.
Now if it's true. Meaning if the particle pollution on ongoing basis remains somewhere in the range where it is right now at approximately 78 may be going as low as 50 well, let's say as low as 60. If it stays within that range. Meaning stays within the range of consistent moderate health concern. That might substantiate what I've heard over the last 20 years and experienced at around midnight year round. Because that is something that almost everyone in this area. Notices. That around midnight the experience to some degree or another, a breathing issue. However, slightly or greatly.
So that is the first thing that catches my attention because now looking at the weather. So it's 70% humidity 67° dew .78° temperature with the temperature today being a high of 77 with 50% chance of rain. And as I look at the hourly the temperature stays and doesn't go down to 74 until 5 AM. Then the projection is 73 at 7 AM. Then it comes back up to 75 at 8 AM and at 9 AM the rain starts to come in, or has a $.60 chance of precipitation than the rain becomes more evident or has a higher percentage at 10 AM and 11 AM of 75% chance of rain. Which means it's pretty much likely and at that point, the temperature is still at 74° and it isn't until 1 PM that the temperature drops off at 73° and then it doesn't even begin to really cool off until 5 PM when it goes down to 72 and then by 8 PM tomorrow night. The temperature is 69°. Finally, at midnight the temperature dropping to 64°. And then by 4 AM on Thursday morning, it's down to 62°.
So, somehow or other of this heat. That is sitting right over the area of Cleveland, which might be called the Cleveland Akron, Lorain area of my own is just sitting there like some kind of stagnant air. And that also makes sense. So I'm going to be very interested to see how the particle pollution levels fluctuate as the cooler temperatures begin to move into the area early Thursday morning. That should definitely give me and I hear about what might be considered more of a normal level for the city, or at least be area of the city where I live.
In any event, using this state of the air application from the American lung Association. I think I'm finally going to get a better idea of why in the area where I live at around midnight every night so many people in the neighborhood or the area where I live experience almost the same thing that I do a certain degree of breathing issue or breathing problem. Of of course varying types and degrees. So that is the first thing.
And then of course, depending on how low the particle pollution level actually drops will depend whether or not. I'm going to go outside without wearing a mask. If it's true. As I'm almost suspect thing that the particle pollution level is probably or possibly almost always in the moderate unhealthy range then this would explain a lot and it will also mean that from now on, regardless of what the weather if that kind of condition is going on in Cleveland, year round. Then I will never be outside without a mask and I will definitely not be smoking any cigarettes outside because that's just not healthy air to breathe. And if that's true. If Cleveland really has a level of particle pollution almost continually throughout the year, that falls close to our actually is within the range of moderate unhealthy or being unhealthy in the moderate range or moderate level that again would also explain just a lot of things.
Because I never had a problem with pollution anywhere. I lived in this country until I came back to Cleveland in 1984. Ever. And within one month after I read turned to Cleveland in 1984, I had a severe sinus reaction while I was still living with my parents at the time, where when I got out of that one morning the sinus reaction was so bad that I actually passed out and fell right on the floor. And then as I've written in the past. I actually went through almost a week and a half of testing. And the final conclusion was that I was dealing with a rather acute type of sinusitis. That was the doctors assessment. But now I'm beginning to see it may be a lot more. Because in Denver, there was always a huge amount of wind coming off of the mountains so that very rarely did the pollution ever just hang over the city. The same was true when I lived in Houston and of course absolutely the same was true when I lived in Boston.
It was only when I came back to Cleveland in 1984 that I ever experienced that kind of issue. And ever since I've definitely been dealing with various types of acute sinusitis reaction's and issues ever since I moved back to Cleveland in 1984.
Which is of course okay. I mean, it is what it is. But if it's true that the level of pollution in Cleveland is at the level on the average of being in the moderately unhealthy level of pollution or air quality that literally would ask Lane the last 30 years of my life. Because for the last 30 years since 1984, I have had this really severe sinusitis reaction to living in Cleveland, as compared to living anywhere else in this country. And I don't want anyone to think negatively about Cleveland. Because I don't think it has anything to do with the city. Other than perhaps its proximity to Lake Erie. But it certainly does explain one hell of a lot. So the next 48 hours will literally tell me a whole lot about all of this.
So I spoke to my daughter, Leah. And trust me. She is really incredibly smart. I mean that. And I'm not just saying that ago. She's my daughter. She is a very smart lady. She is a very smart person. So I had not look at the email that she sent me because of this technical question. She wanted to ask me. And I now have just looked at what she sent to me. I was surprised. It's not really a difficult thing at all.
Most of you who read my Journal have a lot of computer savvy. You know that. And so do I. So, to cut to the chase. What Leah is asking me is that she has this page to live Google +. And she's trying to link her website to the Google + page that she has. As I said most of you who are reading my Journal are incredibly computer savvy see you already know where I'm going. Because before I even look at her email I told Leah, that if there was a problem that she could always use one of these extremely inexpensive web services where she could make her own webpage and then simply link the page to your Google page. Basically a no-brainer, to us. Because those of you who are reading my Journal are probably like me, you have designed your own websites and written your own HTML code so year fairly comfortable writing HTML code. Just like I am. I've been writing HTML code for the last 30 years.
So again, it's a no-brainer. To us.
So when I opened her email that's exactly what it is. Google has simply given her the location of her Google + profile page. And given her the discrete or the private HTML URL web address of her Google + profile page. And they have simply supply the HTML code for that to be inserted in the code of her website. Again, to us, this is a no-brainer. But that's to us. So now that I understand that. And I'm sure you guys or you all our understanding exactly where I'm going.
I'm thinking that Leah has constructed her website through Google, but done so with an online formatting tool, whereby she's not really looking at the HTML code as much is she simply looking at the graphics or the graphical representation of the page without her ever seeing the code. Which is, as we all know the way a lot of people end up building their websites. It's not the way that we who understand HTML code build our websites, but it's the way that a lot of people do. And of course when they do it that way, and they see the URL link for a secure link written in the HTML code they have no idea what they are looking at. Because they don't normally look at HTML code.
So under those circumstances. Not just because she's my daughter. I'm thinking that the only way to really give her the best help possible is to teach her in the easiest way possible, about what she is actually looking at when she sees what Google sent her, which is of course the HTML code of the URL location of her profile page on Google. And the easiest way to do that is to take one of the webpages I have designed over the last 30 years. And then what I'm going to do is so that I can actually put explanations into the actual code explaining what the different code is and what it means so that she will learn what the different elements of HTML code are so that she will then understand the HTML code that Google sent her to put into her website.
That's the first thing.
But if she's using a graphical representation to build your website, whereby she doesn't even see the HTML code that she might not have the mechanism to be able to look at the code. But I don't think that's the case. Because in all the cases I've ever seen. Where someone else. Their website using the graphic interface rather than actually look at the code. They always have the option to look at the code. But because Leah told me that what they sent her just did not make any sense. Those were her words. It did not make any sense. So that obviously means that she doesn't really know how to read HTML code. At which point, sending her a text file teaching her HTML code might not be the best idea. But I can't say that completely.
She supposed to call me tomorrow. This is where I have to do a little fact-finding. I have to find out if she actually knows what age female code is. And then I have to find out if she knows how to read HTML code. Then I have to find out how she built her website whether she used the graphic interface or whether she used the raw code interface. And depending on where that goes. I will either half or send me the file for her website. And I will put the code in myself. Like any of you might do. Or if she actually does know how to read HTML code which I don't think is the case then I will instruct her on how to do so by sending her a text file of sample HTML code with explanations as to what the various codes mean.
But I don't think she knows how to read HTML code. He cause of that one remark she made where she said that what she was looking at just didn't make any sense. That is, as we all know, or at least those of us who understand HTML code know, is almost universally the very first thing that someone says, when they look at HTML code. That it doesn't make any sense. Of course not. It's not meant to. It's a form of programming. But not programming like COBOL or Fortran. It's not programming like basic. It's nothing more than programming calls for graphic elements to be represented to the screen based on the programming language of the HTML code within the file.
So, of course, it doesn't make sense. When people look at the screen. They generally are simply or almost universally looking at graphic interface of what is the HTML code behind what they are looking at. And to those of us who absolutely do understand HTML code we know from experience. It's really not that hard to read a page that's loaded with HTML code. Because you just look in the code for the actual text. And you just get used to doing that. And some people say we are not normal. Because we are able to do that. But that's just how it is.
She was a little concerned about this last night. She's 35 her and her husband are doing a rehab on this house that they want to move into and it. That plus her working and raising their son. She has a lot on her plate like most young married couples. In my last words to her were, not to worry. We can fix this. That's what I told her. I told her not to worry because this is something that is really very fixable. Because there's not much about HTML code that I don't know. Having done it for 30 years. I actually thought it was good to be something complicated. But this is very easy. This is really not difficult at all. I actually can do this in about five minutes. Even less time than that. But now that I know exactly what it is. When she calls tomorrow that will be an easy call.
She's trying to do this for professional reasons. Because she does do a certain amount of singing professionally. So it makes perfect sense that she's attempting to expand her Google profile to encompass some of her talents. Absolutely. Makes perfect sense.
What's remarkable is something else. She said. Because I said door that surely she must know someone down there who knows computers. And she simply said that of all the people she knows who knows computers. She just knew that I knew them better than just about anyone else. At which point I laughed.
I mean, I know computers as well as I do. Because I started working on them when I was 16 years old in 1965 when they first came out where the circuit boards were actually using pin and wire to connect these circuits and of course punchcards. And then over the years I worked that a number of different types of computer installations mostly as an information analyst. And consequently, I then spent most of my time. Whenever I was working with computers, setting up computer systems and network systems. But being around computers for that long. It's different than doing programming. Because I was around the side of computers, or computing where I began to understand how computers think or how they process information. Programmers are the ones who understand the language that computers speak. System people like myself are individuals primarily who understand how computers process the language or process that information.
So, it's not a big deal. That's good. Like I said, this is a no-brainer. An easy fix. So before I do anything I will wait for her to call. But I will probably write her an email in the morning so she doesn't worry explaining lightly. What she needs to do with that one line of code. That should be interesting. I mean, at one point in the conversation. I tried to explain to her about meta-tag's. And I don't know if she actually knew what I was talking about. So if when I write to her or when we talk if she really does know what she's looking at the easiest way to fix this might need for me to do it myself. Because if she doesn't know how to read HTML code. There are probably a number of reasons for that, including the fact that she's trying to raise a little boy and be a wife and work two different jobs, while it. The same time helping her husband to rehab this house. They want to move into. That's a lot.
So I will very gently write her back and basically explain what she's looking at. And then I will wait for her to call. Like I said, this should be very interesting. Those of you who are reading this who are like me and understand HTML code know exactly what I'm saying and exactly how I'm feeling. Because people will look at you while you understand HTML code and you're talking in HTML code and they will look at you like they don't know what the hell you are saying. I've been there. We all have been there. They look at us like we're talking in a different language. Which I suppose it is. But it's not really that different.
This is an interesting twist in my life. For years, Leah and I have always been the kind of father and daughter, where Leah would always know if she ever got into a confusing situation where she was slightly unsure and she didn't know who else to talk to. She could always call me. Which is been true all of her life. Other people. She might talk to might get excited or nervous. I never do. When she calls me. I am always rather grounded slow, even toned. And I never really ever get upset. Her mother and I had this conversation many years ago. She asked me why I never yelled at, Leah. I said I never had to. Which is true. I have never yelled at her daughter. Because I've never had to. From the very first time I met her, we just had this kind of understanding.
One time when she was 10 years old, she told me some of the kids at school were making fun of her because I never yelled at her. And so I told her a story. I asked her if she remembered how people's faces looked when they were yelling at each other. She said she thought it. I asked her if the faces were all twisted and wrinkled. And she said yes. And I said well that's generally because when people yell they are afraid. And she then asked me or said, they are afraid? And I said yes. Leah, they are generally afraid of not getting what they want or they are afraid because they feel that they don't have control of what is going on, or they are afraid of the other person in one way or another. She thought that was really interesting. So then I asked her. I said, Leah, are you afraid of me? And she said absolutely not, dad. And I said will that's good. Because I'm not afraid of you. And I said, I guess that means we have no problems. And we were actually sitting on a rapid transit in Cleveland going to the zoo. And she leapt off of her seat and threw her arms around me and said into my ear. You know, dad. The matter what, you're the best.
And that's something that has never changed in always years. No matter when she calls me or what it is for some reason I'm just always very grounded. And it's always fixable. And she knows that. So like last night before the Journal entry I had written where I told. Or I said she had called me. She did actually called me twice. Which made me laugh. So I then called her back.
I know there were times in my life when I would talk with my father. Where I was effervescent meeting lots of energy going off in all different direction's. I know there were times like that. But as much is my father and I had a certain distance between each other. Because of his racism. We were also incredibly alike. I mean incredibly. It's true in my household. Everyone yelled. And it's also true that pretty much everyone lied. But there was a big difference between my father and my mother. My mother was always nervous. My mother was always excitable my mother always had this really explosive temper. And my father had a temper, but it was nowhere near as explosive as my mother's. So growing up my father and I were very much alike in many many ways. We just were not alike. With regard to racism.
And I never talked to him openly about that. Because I just didn't think it was going to do any good. And I didn't think it was that important. Because he was a racist for just a whole number of reasons, mostly of which were cultural. It's an overgeneralization to say that he was racist because he was a Jew. But in reality, there is a certain degree of racism. The Jews have for other types of races that has always been my experience, which is one of the reasons I separated from a lot of the Jews or my fellow Jews. Because of that kind of generalized racism. So when I saw that kind of racism in my father. It was just a lot easier to separate myself from it than to try and talk to him about it. Because that was not going to work.
So I got a lot from my father. As I said, we were very much alike. Both very grounded. Very measured very logical. So as Leah was growing up, her mother has always been very grounded very logical very methodical. And yet when Leah gets a little nervous, or confused. She always picks up that phone.
Aileen used to tell me that my voice had this really interesting quality that all she had to do was hear my voice and she knew everything would be okay. Over the years I have had a number of offers believe it or not to be on the radio. Because of my voice. The dumb thing is that the voice I have is what I got when I was 19 when they opened my throat to remove the little bit of cancer that was in my throat. And they didn't even really go into my throat. Nobody knows why my voice reacted that way. But the voice I have today is almost like identical to what I had when I was 19. Believe it or not. And having this kind of food. The voice that I have now, when I was 19. Trust me that was a rather interesting experience.
So, Leah reacts the same way as do a lot of people. For some reason my voice has this settling quality. But besides that, Leah always knows if it gets a little confusing or she's not sure what to do. All she has to do is pick up the phone. There's not much I haven't seen in this world. And believe me when I say that I realize that is much as I have seen in my life, which is a huge amount. That as much as I have seen is only a small sliver of what actually is in the world. I already know that I've known that my whole life. There is a whole huge universe of stuff I have never seen that happens in this world. And yet there is just about another whole universe of stuff I have actually seen and learned which a lot of people you come amazed at. It's no big deal. I was born. I grew. I learned. And then I did. That's all.
If I wanted to know something I would first ask lots of questions take lots of notes that I would read everything I could on the subject then ask more questions take more notes and learn everything I could. And then I would do. And if I wasn't able to physically do one thing or another. After I got to the point where I had learned as much as I could of not what it was I needed done under wanted to do that. I did more investigation and learned more and took more notes on seeing how to get it done.
So it's going to be a very interesting conversation tomorrow. I sometimes forget about my daughter. Because I don't hardly see her because she's living in Georgia and I live all the way up here in Cleveland. But I would suppose she is another person in my life. Like my darling, Aileen, who loves me for exactly what I am. And that's sort of nice. When there is so many people who seem to hate me beyond anything they can even imagine. It's sort of nice when there are a few people around who actually do appreciate me. And I know that there are just tons of people who do appreciate me like I fellow advocates and activists and all of you wonderful people, or a lot of you wonderful people who read my Journal.
So it's going to be a very interesting conversation tomorrow. And it's already 3:30 AM. This is great. I have to get up in 30 minutes. This will be a very interesting day. And yes as I'm looking at the American lung Association air quality up legation the particle pollution is still at 74. And there's absolutely no reading of ozone. Which makes sense. But the particle pollution is still at 74. If that's true. I mean, if it's really true that Cleveland has that kind of air quality. I am telling you, that would explain just like 30 years of experience. Because it really wasn't until 1984 when I moved back to Cleveland that I had any kind of sinus problems at all. Not once. And if that's true that Cleveland has this kind of moderating moderate health condition pollution going on all the time. Well, like I said, I will not be outside smoking a cigarette. Because when I'm outside, I will from now on you wearing a breathing mask that will be the end of that right there.
I remember I told my parents back in 1984 that I thought they were something else going on for why I was having those sinus problems and no one wanted to believe me. Now here 30 years later. It seems like I was right all along. That's great. That's sort of like sitting on the curb after you've had a huge car crash that your mechanic walks up and shows you the you forgot to connect breaks. At which point, if you're like me, you usually tell them to please find the highest cliff they can find and to jump off and let you know how long it took for them to hit the ground.
And because Leah and I are in the same time zone I'm definitely going to have to stay somewhat cognizant meeting I'm not going to be able to take a nap right away or if I do I'll have to keep the phone turned on. Because she's going to call. Which is okay but now I know what it is so now it's easy. I could actually do a remote. Except I think that might be just a bit much. With all that she's got to do right now. So I will probably handle it a different way.
I've never taken my brains for granted. I don't want anyone to ever think that because I never have. I've always been very realistic about my brains. My brains got me money. Meaning my brains got me contracts. And it was my heart and my soul. That got me friends. So I don't ever really take my brains for granted, but I understand very clearly my brains got me contracts in my ability to make money. It was my heart and my soul that have made me friends over the years. So my daughter will call tomorrow and shall be all excited in should be a little nervous. But that's okay. She's 35 she's got all the stuff she's trying to do it one time. So of course life is moving quickly. Which is perfect. It's as it should be.
And what's really interesting is that within three minutes after her second call I received this other call from somewhere here in the Cleveland area. Now I don't know if Leah knows that my phone shuts off at 7 PM. And I did not call this other number back. But I found out where it is in Cleveland. I can't say that it would. The impossible or unlikely for Leah to have called her mother because she wasn't sure if I was awake or not or my phone was working or not. You guys she might have done that. And I can't say that her mother might not have tried to call me as absolutely unlikely as that could ever be. I mean we haven't spoken in 30 years. But you never know. You just never know.
I mean, I can't think of any reason why her mother would ever want to call me. There is a certain fondness between us. But it's really buried. I mean it's really buried like a very deeply buried telephone cable. You know that there is fondness there you just don't really see it.
If Leah's mother ever called here at the house. It would be the only second time in the last 20 years when she would have done that. The only other time she ever called here at the house was when my mother died in 1996. That was a very interesting night. Needless to say, here is my darling, Aileen picking up the phone and on the other end of the phone is Leah's mother. Well, let your minds take it from there.
Now as far as the schedule today, saying God. I don't have 500 pieces of email to go through that was just insane yesterday. Political types get it absolutely hysterical when it gets around or near to election time. I mean they just get hysterical. They move at a speed that resembles the speed on the autobahn. Believe me. So I am really grateful that I am just not like overwhelmed with 400 to 500 pieces of email I have the go through God have mercy. I mean, I do enjoy looking at Pinterest. I just don't get very much chance to do so. I mean, every time I turn around. There are just so many petitions. And everybody wants something. It's amazing. Because I generally don't want anything. Regardless of where I'm living, or what's going on, wherever I am. I generally have everything I need or in many cases even want. So I never really get very frantic.
I mean, I did become more agitated and nervous and a bit more frantic well, Aileen was alive because I was always in the protective mode. But that was necessary. Because, Aileen was that damaged. She needed to be protected. She needed to be defended. Which is okay.
She is and always will be my other heartbeat. So seeing as how this morning is definitely going to be interesting and the weather is basically pure crap. That's great. These are the kind of mornings that you really enjoy. The house is hardly cooled off from yesterday. It's going on 4 AM. And it still 80° in the house. But that's just because the air conditioner is in the kitchen. And that will not last. Because the air will finally cool down in here.
But as of now, my sugar levels are getting a little screwed up. So I am going to probably have a sandwich and one or 2 cups of milk. And I will turn my phone on it least what I mean is turn the sound on. So that when Leah calls I will know exactly what to say and perhaps well know definitely after I'm done with this Journal article, I will write her a short little explanation of what is really going on with that line that she does not understand and that we will talk about it when she calls. Then she will feel a little more relaxed.
So with the particle pollution being basically crap. Like I said I'm going to have something to eat. And then I will put on a funny movie and I will lean back and do some meditation and relax and get some sleep while the house finally cools off.
I send good energy and high hopes for happiness, good health, and all good things always to everyone.