James S. Huggins' Refrigerator Door: Click here to go to my Home Page. Front Door; refrigerator door
Front Door - - - No. It's not my front door. It's just a picture I like. And no, it doesn't look like my cat. My cat is all black. But still, it is a pretty door. - - - original photo from Microsoft Office Design Gallery Live

Front Door

This page lets me ramble about new or special information on my site.

I'd recommend that you check back here often.

You may also wish to subscribe to my Snippets newsletter (below) to keep up to date and also check out my ephemerae blog.

This is also the page I use to display all my buttons: collected images for the organizations I belong to and the causes I support.

Finally, if you came here first, you might go to my "Home Page" to read my general welcome.

However, don't misunderstand. This is not a primary navigation page. The buttons at the left are the navigation. This page only lists a teeny, tiny, few of the pages on my site I'm particularly interested in.


Microsoft MVP - FrontPage

I've Been Named a Microsoft MVP for a Second Year

In April 2004 I received notice that I was selected as a Microsoft MVP (for the second year in recognition of my participation in the FrontPage community. I continued as an MVP until April 2009.

To find out more about the Microsoft MVP program, click here.


Refrigerator Door

Refrigerator Door

To help me track people that link to me I use a service that identifies newly indexed pages with phrases like "JamesSHuggins.com" and "James S. Huggins" and, of course, "Refrigerator Door". A article on Wired recently showed called "When Pop Goes Tech":

"To Henry Jenkins, the conference's program chair and director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT, the Web is like a family's refrigerator door, a place parents show off their children's artwork -- turned global."

Thanks, Henry. My thoughts exactly.

Here is another one from a PC Magazine article titled "Free Home Pages and Communities":

"These [club and community] sites are more effective for using the Web as a virtual conference room for your small workgroup or civic club--or as a virtual refrigerator door for your extended family."

Internet Connected Refrigerator (from http://www.augustachronicle.com/images/headlines/100198/JAPAN_PC_WORLDLR.jpg) How about one more? An article from the Augusta Chronicle showing an internet connected refrigerator.

This new appliance is supposed to be smart enough to keep track of what's inside, store recipes and make your grocery list?

Of course, this was years ago and it still hasn't happened.

What is taking so long?

Kid Territory Section of the San Diego Zoo

Then, recently, I found another one. In the Kid Territory section of the San Diego Zoo, is the Kid Art on the Refrigerator Door. It features art by kids that the zoo posts on its virtual refrigerator door, just like I post my own articles and interests here.

Refrigerator Door Quilt by Annie Copeland

Then, most recently, Ann Wasserman, whose refrigerator door quilt I feature on the Home Page of my site, wrote to tell me about a web page dedicated to quilts about refrigerators. And shortly after that I heard from Annie Copeland, a quilter featured on that web page. She was kind enough to send me her graphic to put on my site. (But it is hard to see here. Click here to go see it in all its bigness.

(You should also check out my Home Page for some photos of other "refrigerator doors".)


I have a mailing list. I use it to send out Snippets: tidbits I find interesting. I mail them usually (but not always) at least once a week and rarely (though sometimes) more than once a day. I also use them to let people know about new stuff on my website. If you want to get onto my Snippets list, just sign up on my Snippets Page.


Cool Stuff Page
every day interesting "stuff" crosses my desk. Some isn't important enough to put here permanently, but it is interesting enough to show up for a while. This is my Cool Stuff Page.


Multiple Sclerosis
I've created a section on my site to address Multiple Sclerosis. It's been fun and it is winning some awards. To find out why, and to see the pages, click here.


My Brother is a U-2 Pilot
A while back he served in the NATO/Yugoslavia conflict. While he was there I created a special U-2 page and put up a Keeping the Homefires Burning "virtual candle" (see below) to honor him, his plane, the U-2, and the other NATO and U. S. Soldiers. He then returned to Europe on another assignment and returned back home as well. And, he moved on to fly jets for United Airlines. However, in December 2001, he responded again to our country's needs: he returned to the Air Force to resume his role as a U-2 pilot. Click here to visit my brother's tribute page and learn about the U-2.


Peter Chantilis, 1934 - 1999
Some years ago I lost a colleague, fellow professional speaker and friend when Peter Chantilis passed away. It seems like only yesterday he was here, among us, making us laugh. Take a moment to visit to his tribute page to learn about this great guy.


My Resume, Bio, Schedule, Articles . . .  
To get to my resume, bio, etc., click on "Stuff About Me".  Use the buttons (left) or the text links (bottom).


Want Some Site Tips?
Click here for tips on navigating this site, explanations of the red arrows in front of links, a discussion of the overall site structure, brief principles on the use of animation and some absolutely humorous gifs, including one about Kitty Porn.


What in the world are all the graphics on this page?
I am proud of the organizations I belong to and the web programs I support.  I like to celebrate and promote them.  Also, some programs "require" you to put their graphics on your "main" page to participate in their program. It seemed only fair to put the others also. Finally, I don't use a lot of graphics on this site, so clumping them all here helps reduce the clutter!  Just click on any of the images to go to find out more information about these organizations.

Special Recognitions

Microsoft MVP - FrontPage


National Speakers Association  (NSA) National Speakers Association of North Texas (NSA/NT)
Toastmasters International ASTD
Association of Information Technology Professionals Association for Computing Machinery Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Computer Society
Network and Systems Professionals Association Interex: The International Association of Hewlett-Packard Computing Professionals DECUS --- Digital Equipment Computer Users Group
International Webmasters Association The HTML Writers Guild

I Am A Proud Member Of:
Phenomenal Men of the Web
Phenomenal Men Of The Web
Treasures of the Web

Misker's Denizens

Mensa Intertel International Society for Philosophical Enquiry
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma


Web Guard
Don't Steal Bandwidth Webring Look But Don't Steal
Grey Day --- October 1, 2000 Grey Day --- October 1, 2000
Faded Tapestries --- Keeping the Internet Safe for Artists
ACAP: Artists' Coalition Against Piracy Stop Internet Plagiarism
What is Copyright Protection
S. T. O. P.: Stop The Online Plagiarism Campaign
Respect Artists.
This Site Honors the 11th Commandment. Does Yours? Give Credit Where Credit is Due
R.I.G.H.T.S. for Artists --- Redistribution In Graphics Has To Stop Just Say No To Unauthorized Digital Collections
Does your site infringe on copyrights? Take responsibility.
Spider Awareness
Libera Manifesto
Stop Policeware Electronic Frontier Foundation Blue Ribbon Campaign for Online Free Speech --- Support Internet Freedom --- Oppose Internet Censorship R.I.G.H.T.S. --- Redistribution In Graphics Has To Stop
IWA Pro-Ethics Peacefire ASAP - We must take A Stand Against Pop-under advertising! Independents Day ---
WIP: Web Interoperability Pledge
AORTAL --- The Anti-portal Cyber Crew Copyright Committee --- education to prevent copyright infringements Cyber Crew --- Member
Grey Day --- October 1, 2000 Grey Day --- October 1, 2000 No Web Patents Dot Com FREE: Forum for Responsible and Ethical Email

ACLU: Defend Your Data Privacy Partnership
WSP: The Web Standards Project
Burn All GIFs
Electronic Frontier Foundation Blue Ribbon Campaign for Online Free Speech --- Support Internet Freedom --- Oppose Internet Censorship Are You Polite? --- Email Netiquette
Stop Policeware
Internet Addicts Association (IAA)
Keeping the Homefires Burning --- Candles Across America Campaign for U. S. Soldiers

6th Annual POW/MIA Blackout Day --- February 1, 2004
4th Annual POW/MIA Blackout Day --- February 1, 2003

This Award is issued to this site by the
executive Committee of the POW/MIA Freedom Fighters Organization,
for it's early and steadfast commitment to our missing Warriors
for its early commitment to honor POW/MIA Internet Blackout Day, 01.Feb.2004.

Operation Just Cause
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Stop the Hate ACLU's "Arrest the Racism" Campaign
Redskin --- A Hate Word Defined

WHOA --- Working to Halt Online Abuse

DHMO.org --- Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division
FREE: Forum for Responsible and Ethical Email Spam Recycling Center CAUCE: Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email
Web Accessibility Initiative Any Browser Campaign
Digital Diva: Diva and Goliath People are like crayons . . . it's not what color they are . . . it's the picture they make . . . crayon-box.net
International Buy Nothing Day
Level 1 Member of the Internet Free Zone


enonymous.com Best Privacy (4 Star) Rating enynomous.com 4-Star (Best Possible) Privacy Rating
enynomous.com 4-Star (Best Possible) Privacy Rating   
Certified Medinex Health Site HONcode
This Website is Certified by Paradigm Associates based on Service, Privacy, and Advertising/Marketing practices.

We Rated With RASCi iClass AA Content Site for All Audiences (Child Safe) This site labeled with the Internet Content Rating Association
Safe for Kids CYBERsitter Approved  (Possible Bogus Certification) iWatchDog
Family-Friendly Site (Virtuosity.com) RAU Family Friendly Children Safety SafeSurf Rated All Ages
Touch of Love Family Safe Rated


herplanet.com --- member Anti Virus Coalition
Paint Shop Pro Users Group Member JASC Paint Shop Pro
Hugs and Hope Club

Learning Fountain
Alumni.net --- Bringing School Friends Together

The extra text menu links (previously here) are being removed in the site redesign.
Browser and search engine improvements have eliminated the motivation/necessity for them.

This page created:
Wed, 10.May.2000

Last updated:
16:16, Sat, 10.May.2014

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 Explanation of the rewrite: New Page Layout.
 Check out my blog: My Ephemerae
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 Want to email me? I'd love to hear from you.
 I have begun tutoring in the South Houston, Texas area.

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