To new visitors who are disappointed in the lack of content, I am redoing this site and will have illustrations for all the stories on the left.
To frequent visitors who are wondering what happened to all the great pictures, here's the scoop: Tripod originally allowed 50MB of disk space for all sites. I was up to 30MB when they pulled the rug out from under me. They then limited all sites to 20MB and refused to honor the original deal. They removed content without my permission to meet their new guidelines and tried to sell me more space. That's called "bait and switch" and is, of course, an unethical business practice, but there is nothing I can do about it. I now have to go through all my files and reduce the size of my illustrations to meet the new limit on disk space.