New wheat-free page

I added a new page on wheat/gluten-free resources around Ann Arbor. So far, it has some links to a few places to get hooked up for good information and some information on local shopping. I’ll be adding more about restaurants and things as well.

In addition, this is as good a time as any to announce the website my daughter and I are working on:, a home for people who can’t eat wheat. She has big plans for it, but neither of us has the technical skills to bring all those plans to fruition any time soon. Right now, it’s fairly sparse, but it will grow in time.

Contact form changes

I made some changes to the contact forms, and you will now have to enter a security word to submit a message. While it has benefits for you and me (you get your message read sooner since we don’t have to wade through spam to find it, and we don’t have to pick the real messages out of the pile of spam), it also helps humanity by helping convert old books into machine-readable form. This video explains how it all fit together. It’s enough to make you look forward to filling in those forms.
I’m also cleaning out old pages, so if you can’t find a page, I’ve probably changed the location. Follow the links to get to it.

Web problems

Between our web host changing server locations and our wholesaler redesigning their website, there’s been some problems. It took me a bit to figure out how to fix things, but the website shouldn’t have any problems now and the link to the wholesaler is functional now. You’ll need to get an access code to order. Please let me know if there are any other problems.

Keep on top of new articles!

We had a little problem with spammers hacking our mail page to send spams, so I’ve had to upgrade the program that makes this website. With any luck, it doesn’t look too much different, but it does have the ability to allow you to subscribe to an RSS feed of this news page so you can find out about new entries more easily. You can find the link to the feed at the bottom of the sidebar on the left of the page. Depending on how your browser is set up, clicking on that link could give you a cool page or a bunch of intimidating-looking code. The simplest explanation for how to use RSS I’ve seen is the video at this page.
Another new feature on this page is the “tags” near the bottom of the sidebar (they have a dot in front of them). These let me put up a link to all the articles that include a particular subject. So, if you’d like to see all the articles I wrote about hyperbaric oxygen, you can just click on the “
Hyperbarics” link and you’ll see them all.
Finally, I’ve written enough articles here that you don’t want them all to load at once, so they are archived by year. Use the links just above the tags to browse the entries by year.

Directions fixed

Thanks to an alert reader, I discovered that Mapquest's map for my location places me up the road and across the street from where I really am, so I removed it from the directions page so no one else gets wrong directions. I also noticed and cleaned up some links to extinct pages in the directions page

Updated framework

I just updated the program this is designed on, which meant I had to also update the theme I modified for it. With any luck, this all went off without a hitch and I can get back to getting other things done (like updating this more frequently and paying the bills).
If you find any technical problems, please
let me know.

Adding pages and links

I'm adding a page of links (at the bottom of the sidebar), including to some great resources for health freedom. Please take some time to read the information and support these places that are working to allow us to maintain our health.
I've also started using a fun little extension to make the information on some pages more manageable, so check out the
Upcoming Events and Links pages.

Fixed bug in Internet Explorer 6 rendering

I've finally fixed the problem that was making the website look terrible in IE6. Without an easy way to get my hands on IE6, it was a little tricky, but Dr. Alspector let me borrow her computer for an evening. So, with that fixed, I've removed the extra links on the bottom of the page and all should be well. Please let me know if there are any further problems. Of course, if you can't use the links, you can't get to this page, so it's a bit moot.
Hmmm... now IE 5.2 is making it look a little funny. Everything works, however. Since almost no one uses IE 5.2 anymore, I'll spend my time on more pressing issues.