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Established February of 2007
Created and maintained by Keith Rawlinson
A family friendly site
Eclectic:  (Adjective)  Composed of elements drawn from various sources.

That's exactly what this site is all about: elements drawn from various sources.  In other words, all kinds of stuff from who knows where, having to do with anything I please!  Things to inform and educate you, things to entertain and amuse you, things to inspire you, and possibly a thing or two for sale.  I also have some great links that may, or may not, have something to do with the other goodies you'll find on this site.  This is, after all, the Eclectic Site.  Here, among other things, you'll find help with finances and dealing with financial stress, as well as some wonderful, can't-be-beat creams and lotions homemade by my wife.  See, told you this was an eclectic site.  I will add things as I go along (and as I improve my HTML skills) so check back from time to time.  

Eclectic Site Pages        Just click where you want to go...

  The Financial Page (Financially stressed? Excessive debt? Can't get ahead?  Want to be wealthy? Have financial questions?)

  Evelyn's Homemade Creations (Crafty things from my wife Evelyn, including homemade creams and lotions for beauty and health.)

  Anything Goes Page (Interests, hobbies, humor, thoughts, ideas, musings, activities, software...well, the name says it all...Anything Goes!)

  Inspiration Corner (Inspirational thoughts, ideas and stories.  Whether or not you have a heart for Jesus Christ, why not check it out.)

  Historical Reenactment / Rendezvous Page (Information about my favorite historical reenactments / rendezvous in North Central Ohio.

  My Favorite Quotes (A collection of real gems of wisdom.  You can just about live by these!)

Robix Rascal Blog
  Keith's Robix Rascal Blog (My purchase and implementation of the Robix Rascal robotic arm at work---pretty much all technical stuff.)
Investing With Nothing  Investing With Nothing.  My book about getting started investing in the stock market when you don't have any money to invest.
Economic Disaster
Investing with nothing
I have some really great eBooks available.

Click HERE for more information

I don't think I have violated any copyright laws on my site, but if you hold copyright to anything presented here on and wish to have the item removed, please let me know.

Contact Us (Questions, suggestions, requests, smart remarks, advertising inquiries, buy something or just drop a friendly note.)

to other stuff you may, or may not, be interested in.

Bsafe Online  (A wonderful, easy-to-use internet filter to protect you and your family.  This is the one I use at home, even when I had dial-up.)

Want to have extra protection and advantage when you search?  Then try McAfee SiteAdvisor.  It's free and I personally would hate to be without it.  (All kinds of information to keep you from getting scammed.)

Hoax Busters   (Tons of information about Internet hoaxes.  Please check it out so you'll recognize hoaxes instead of falling for them.)

Put yourself on the National Do Not Call Registry to significantly reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive.
To do the same for junk mail, call toll free 1-888-5-OPTOUT.

Here's how I create and maintain

  Kompozer  (I use this free WYSIWYG web page designer / editor to create my pages.)

FileZilla  (Free FTP file transfer software I use to upload audio and executable files.)

 Paint Dot Net  (I use this free software to create and / or modify a lot of my graphics)

UnFREEz  (A free utility that helps create animated graphics)

 Audacity  (A free program for editing audio.)

You can create and maintain an entire website using nothing but this collection of free software.  Everything I've done on can be accomplished using only the free programs listed.
Here is some other software I use and really like.
Spybot Search and Destroy  (A pretty good and totally free antispyware.)

Super Antispyware  (Another free antispyware I use frequently.)

Spyware Doctor  (I've not used this one personally, but it has won awards and I've heard good things about it.)

Webroot  (I use, and so far really like, this antispyware and antivirus package.)

Glary Utilities  (I use the free version to scan & repair my registry.  So far, I like it and haven't had any problems.)

GoldWave  (Although not free, this audio editing software does a lot for the price.  This is my 'go-to' audio editor and I've been using it for years.  The trial version is free.)

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