Ulmus Parvifolia

I’ve decided to try a bonsai again for the fourth time. The first bonsai I did was a very small Juniper and I killed it by neglect. My neglect to water it dried it’s roots and once that occurred, it went over the rainbow bridge. The soil for the Juniper was similar to peat moss, rich soil, and loam. The […]

Basic Needs for Happiness

 9 People Shot Dead in BoliviaI used to think that the good citizens of the world all had the same basic needs to enjoy a happy and content life. No matter where we live, we need the opportunity to work, sufficient wage, safe food, clean water, good shelter, education for our children, health care for our families, freedom to think, […]

Hijo de El Chapo

The above image and headline is attributed to Univision.com. El Chapo’s son was raided by Mexican authorities on October 17, 2019 after a federal judge issued a warrant for extradition. I’ve seen a video of the raid, but for some reason the arrest did not happen. I’m very curious to know what happened. I’ll edit this post once I have […]

The Truth Sure Gets Around

In the late 1980’s I worked with a phenomenal software developer contractor named Robert O’Sullivan. I had moved from a draftsman in a shipyard, designing submarines to a C programmer in a color 3D CAD group that was funded by DARPA. We partnered with a CAD software company in Huntsville, Alabama called Intergraph. I later worked with Integraph in Paris […]


 How do define art? How do we define beauty? I’ve known a person that didn’t recognize the changing color of the leaves in the Fall and this person didn’t see beauty in nature or the world around him. I see beauty in the composition of things strewn across a table. Every baby is beautiful. Perfectly symmetric faces are beautiful. Anything […]

The Most Boring and Lame Blog Post

 For this post I will write out the Spanish numbers that I know today. It’s October 16, 2019 and I don’t know my Spanish numbers. Here’s goes the numbers I know today, uno, dos, tres, quatro, cinco, sieze, ocho?, neuve?, diaz? (need to check). Next edit I will add more as I learn more.

Sobre Mi

 Mi nombre es David Lee Whitehurst. Estoy casada con Patricia Rigler Whitehurst. Yo tengo tres hijos. Mi hija tiene 34. Mi hijo mayor es 25. Mi hijo menor es 23. Yo vivo en Fuquay Varina, Carolina del Norte. Yo nací en el estado de Virginia, Unitos Estados. He vivido en los estados de Virginia, Maryland, Oklahoma y Carolina del Norte. […]

HTML Redirect

Every installation of WordPress I’ve had to add an HTML redirect from index.html to /wordpress. And, every time I do this I forget how. So I thought I would record how to do that with a snippet here.

Doing what I love

 I love a lot of things and stress I don’t love. My work has recently been very stressful so I’m pushing through it so that I can relax and enjoy life. I’ve recently been learning Spanish and I would move to Mexico if it were possible to be on the beach there (East coast). I love Cancún and I’ve been […]

Parable of the Frustrated IT Consultant

Good software comes from within. And, what comes out of the software repository may defile the developer because it puts his code at odds with the manager or development team lead and harms the other beloved developers. The playbook, the coding practices, the style guides, and other religious prescriptions do not make the world-class software professional. The heart, the spirit, […]