January 28, 2023

Patrick Pontillo's Photographic Timeline Tower ... for anyone curious


Maroon: School Color
College Days.

West Virginia lass
Mississippi woman
Circa the Turn of the Century, on the grounds of the formerly world
famous J&L Steel Mill in Aliquippa, PA.  I was literally the last man to
perform demolition on that site.  I took out the remaining foundation slabs.

Michigan gal
MyAustralian  Outback Gal at one timea true woman of valor.

The Summer of 2010
Late Summer, 2010

November 2014 
January in  a well-heated construction office.  

January 26, 2023

International High IQ Society Certificate

                       One such induction/membership isn't sufficient.  But, when you add to it an
                       induction into the Phi Sigma Iota language honors society and a few literary
                       credits, it helps in the credential department.  No matter what, I'm no genius.

January 24, 2023

Security Clearance History Confirmation

The Need to Clear the Air   (Pun intended.)

The following is here, should someone need to familiarize himself/herself with me
ASAP.  It starts with Jpegs of my three 2014 security clearance certificates.  I've
had a little more than a half dozen security clearances in my life.  So, if you need
to know about me and make a quick assessment, this is where you start.

The 2014 FBI Clearance below literally states: "A search of the fingerprints on
the above individual has revealed no prior arrest data."  The source is marked
as CJIS Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, July 2, 2014.  CJIS stands
for Criminal Justice Information Services, and the security clearance was issued
out of Pasadena, California.
FBI Clearance, July 2014
Needless to say, above is the Pennsylvania State Police background check security clearance
This is the Act 151 Clearance - the child abuse background check security clearance.
The certification is of a yellow tint.  It's not something printed on white paper.

In order to get a concealed weapons license, you must pass a dual-layered
background check.  Now, I do NOT believe in guns.  In fact, I believe
that gun possession hould be limited to cases of reasonable peril (such 
as death threats), to citizens living in isolated sectors, and those who
already have security clearances, such as myself.  I do NOT believe
in random gun selling.  I'm HUGE on gun control.

Second Proof of PA D.O.C. Security Clearance

Note from Contracting Officer

January 21, 2023

The First Time I Was Nationally Published, Part 1

This is in the Harvard University Library, a Northwestern Univ. library, a North Carolina Univ at Chapel Hill library and a few other ones.  I was 20 years old when I was first published.

January 20, 2023

The First Time I Was Nationally Published, Part 2

As was previously stated, this is in a Harvard library,at Cambridge Mass,
Northwestern University and North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a few others.

January 19, 2023

An Available Literary Credit

Concerning writing, I was influenced at the academy, at a young age.  It was one 
teacher who brought it out.  Then, at a private university, it was one professor who 
refined it ... a Renaissance scholar and laureate published thousands of times.  

You have to be in control of your senses and perception as a matter of instinct, in
order for you to notice what needs to be conveyed or expressed in writing.  You
can't do it by a rigid set of mechanics.  You still need to possess the sensitivity to
notice things that others overlook, no matter how many teachers are involved in
your education.

If you can feel it, whatever it is at the time you are feeling, you can communicate it;   
if you're in control of your senses while communicating.  If you're not in control,
then your writing will become melodramatic, sickeningly sweet, or rigidly starched.

January 17, 2023

Parts of Medical Exam Reports

                                                    First Page of Allergy Test Results
                                        Part of a Transcription after an Exam

A Summary of Medical Condition

January 16, 2023

Detox Pathway Test Results

The inordinate level of acetaminophen mercapturate in the test results is a sign of a high
level of a toxic metabolite known as N-acetyl-p-benzoquinoneimine (NAPQI) which is
produced in persons hypersensitive to acetaminophen and other "Cytochrome P-450 

The damage cause by NAPQI is reversible liver damage, on the cellular level.  The
mercapturate simultaneously is produced as an antidote during a hypersensitivity re-
action.  It neutralizes the NAPQI.  Now, it is possible that more NAPQI exists than 
mercapturate.  So, the test result only showed how much mercapturate was being 
produced during an adverse reaction to acetaminophen.  It didn't show how much 
NAPQI was being produced during the same reaction.

In chemistry, amine (a-m-i-n-e ) or eimine ( e-i-m-i-n-e)  signifies an ammonium 
compound.   Plus, cyto (c-y-t-o) refers the cells, in chemistry vernacular. 


Also in the test result chart is an extremely high level (literally off-the-chart) of  Sali-
cyluric acid.  It is proof of salicylate (aspirin) hypersensitivity.   In fact, a combination
of salicyluric acid and glucuronic acid forms salicyl acyl and phenolic glucuronide.
Moreover ... in quotations:

  "One possible origin of the type I hypersensitivity reaction is reaction of drugs such 
    as acetylsalicylic acid and its metabolites being complexed with human serum al-
    bumin.  Albumin, being transporting molecule abundant in blood plasma is able 
    to bind large array of ligands varying from small single carbon particles to long 
    hydrophobic tailed lipidic acids (e.g. myristic acid). 

  This non specificity is possible because of multi domain scaffold and large flexibility 
  of inter-domain loops, which results in serious reorientation of domains.  Hypothesis 
   that acetylsalicylic acid metabolites may play indirect role in activation of allergic re-
  action has been tested.    Binding of acetylsalicylic acid metabolites in intra-domain 
  space causes significant increase of liability of domains IIIA and IIIB. 

  One of metabolites, salicyluric acid, once is bound causes distortion and partial unfold-
  ing of helices in domains IA, IIB and IIIB. Changed are both directions and amplitude 
  of relative motions as well as intra-domain distances. In result albumin is able to cross-
  link of adjacent IgE receptors which subsequently starts allergic reaction.


January 14, 2023

Three Security Clearance Certificates & Five Letters of Recommendation

To Whom it May Concern,

The following is posted, in order to streamline references and even curiosity.
The five letters below were written by 1} a professor, author, and publisher,
2} a philosophy professor, 3} a publisher and author, 4} a former landlord,
5} a former and present employer who was/is my contacting officer in gov-
     ernment contract, commercial, and residential construction work.   Yeah,
     I'm no stranger to operating the backhoe, skidsteer, steam roller, jack ham-
     mer, target saw, Fein tool, rivet buster, etc.

The three current (in-force) security clearances below are:  1} My FBI security
clearance,  2} my Pennsylvania State Police security clearance, also known as
the Act 114 clearance, and  3} my Act 151 security clearance.  We start with
Jpegs of my 2014 security clearances.

This is my 2014 FBI security clearance.   It's like all-purpose flour, in that it affirms
the existence of NO CRIMINAL RECORD in any of the 50 states & US territories.
This one has an added significance for me, being that I was in 26 states in the past
two years, staying in Virginia, Florida, and Ohio for extended periods of time, as well
as spending moderately transitory amounts of time in Arkansas, Texas, and California.
I was a polite, lawful, and charming gentleman ... throughout my accumulative 16,000
approximate miles of road travel.

My 2014 Pennsylvania State Police background check security clearance.
This is the Act 151 security clearance which scours a data bank in
addition to the Pennsylvania State Police one.  So, there you have it,
five letters of recommendation and three security clearance certifications
Now for the letters of recommendation:

Concerning the following letter, Duane Locke is the founder of the Immanentist
school of poetry (which has nothing to do with the Immanentist School of Philo-
sophy.)  Duane become a Renaissance scholar and then was published over two
thousand times.  He's also a recipient of the Walt Whitman Award and Edna St.
Vincent Award.

Philosophy Professor's Letter of Recommendation

Alan Britt was/is a widely published Immanentist poet, as well as publisher of Black
Moon Publications.  Even though each name mentioned in the letter was correct, the
quantity of the writings involved was exaggerated, unless you count the package of
 my unpublished works that he read during that same year.

At present, there are approximately 200+ articles, exposes, tutorials, poems, statistical
summaries, and charity organizations' news releases posted online which bear my name
as either sole writer, co-writer, or sole editor.  The posts vary in subject matter ranging
from economics, to Poli Sci to taxes to modern church corruption, to Occupational &
Environmental Medicine,to military history, to modern poetry, to a few other subjects.

I even had some of my military writings placed on display in a humble-sized British
museum, for educational purposes.

At the time the letter below was written, I was in government contract construction
work and not in journalism.

Landlord letter.  Telephone number digits, his former town of residence, and even
his email address were whited-out, for the sake of his privacy.  He was a psycholo-
gist who treated the drug and alcohol abusers of a certain major airline.

Work related:

January 4, 2023

I didn't stop traveling after the 12,000 mile road trip; nor stop learning.

For those unfamiliar, in the Summer of Year 2012, I road traveled solo for six-
ty days, covering 12,000 miles in the process.  My travels didn't end with the
12,000 road trip, even though I intended it to be so.  I eventually ended up in
the Shenandoah Valley early in 2013, for a couple of months, after a stay in
Pittsburgh.  I then went to the Midwest, in the general Great Lakes vicinity,
and next back to Pittsburgh, only to take an unplanned trip into Florida.  In
fact, my trip to the Shenandoah Valley was due to the death of an individual
whose longevity evaporated, due to a medical condition that accompanied him
at birth. 

The Long Distance Learning Session

In having covered the distance that I did, I learned things that aren't learned
by politicians who show-up at airports, in order to stay in comfortable hotels
and give campaign speeches on what needs to be done in today's world in a
world to which they're completely out of touch, outside of listening to lobby-
ists who don't lobby for the common good, but only for self-seeking interests.

Below are photographic mementos of my recent travels, after the 12,000 mile
road trip of 2012.  If time permits, I'll include those one-line lessons I learned
on the road which I wouldn't have learned otherwise.  It's that which the Newt
Gingriches & Rush Limbaughes, as well as the John Kerries & the Joe Bidens
of this world, won't otherwise perceive & absorb.

As a score-keeper's note:  I traveled as far north & east as Boston/Cambridge,
as far west as Oxnard California, and as far south as the Space Coast of Florida.
My travels took me through:  1} Massachusetts, 2} Connecticut, 3} New York,
4} Pennsylvania,  5} Maryland,  6} West Virginia,  7} Virginia,  8} N.Carolina,
9} South Carolina,  10} Georgia,  11} Florida,  12} Alabama,  13} Mississippi,
14} Louisiana,  15} Tennessee,  16} Arkansas,  17} Texas,  18} Oklahoma,
19} New Mexico,  20} Arizona,  21} California,  22} Missouri,  23} Iowa,
24} Illinois,  25} Indiana,  26}Ohio.

If I ever come to have the time do so, I guess that I could state which state had
the best & worst of this & that.  For now, prudence.
The northeast coast of Florida.
Downtown Saint Augustine, oldest city in the United States.
At port, in downtown Saint Augustine.
Metropolitan psychedelia, via sunlight & plate glass, Downtown Pittsburgh.
More psychedelia in the Pittsburgh region.
Progressive Field, Cleveland, in contrast to ...
... Heinz Field, in Pittsburgh
The Space Coast of Florida
The famous race track is on the main highway, in plain sight.
Baltimore trolley
A Chesapeake area suspension bridge
One of my alma maters: Located at the Gulf coast of Florida.
Add Chicago to the equation