Author Archives: theozarker

It’s All So Very Confusing

August 16, 2014 I don’t really know what is currently happening in Ferguson, Missouri, although it is only about 200 miles from where I live. News accounts vary, but here is what I think I know. After days of protests … Continue reading

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Early Morning Thoughts

August 9, 2014  This morning, I did something I rarely do on blog post day. After reading some of the morning news, I went out into the garden. While it was still in shade from the walnut tree, while the … Continue reading

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The Garden, so Far

August 2, 2014  We’ve had a run of lovely weather this summer, with hot, sunny days in the nineties followed by several cooler, cloudier days in the eighties. Not enough rain, but I get out and run the sprinkler for … Continue reading

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Israel and Gaza

July 26, 2014  Since I am sometimes an opinionated old lady and this is my blog, right off the bat I will tell you that, in my opinion, what is being done in Gaza (and has been done, periodically and … Continue reading

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Malasian Air Flight 17

July 19, 2014    The terrible crash of Malaysian Air Flight 17, last Thursday, has been made worse by the increasingly obscene behavior of some in our own government and press – from the President’s almost non-stop comments that this … Continue reading

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The Unpeopled

July 12, 2014   The world rushes into madness again as the crumbling Empire which designates itself indispensable becomes, in fact if not in its fictions, dispensable and the exceptional people who rule the Empire and its vassal states around the … Continue reading

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The Faces of War

July 5, 2014 Yesterday was Independence Day here in the United States – the day we celebrate our Declaration of Independence from England, 238 years ago. I didn’t celebrate it; I haven’t celebrated it for years; I can’t imagine that … Continue reading

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Enough

June 28, 2014    “Round and round she goes and where she stops, nobody knows”. This has been a good week in my little corner of the world. Goldilocks weather – not too hot, certainly not too cold – meant I … Continue reading

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Who’s on First?

June 21, 2014   Okay, let me see if I can get this straight. The Saudis (our Sunni friends) trained ISIS (their Sunni terrorists) to fight in Syria (their Shia enemies) and we supported them because they were the “good” terrorists … Continue reading

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Crazy Terrorist Rabbits

June 14, 2014   It’s a lovely day here in southwest Missouri, sunny and seventy-one degrees as I write the blog post although the wind gusts are rather strong, as the creaks and groans of my old house will attest. Up … Continue reading

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