Author Archives: theozarker

Ukraine and Gardening – Yet Again

April 19, 2014 [My condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of Michael Ruppert. I didn’t know Mike personally, but his writings on peak oil and his blog, From the Wilderness, were among the handful of sources available when … Continue reading

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Nothing Lasts Forever

  April 12, 2014   I miss the dog – her soft snoring as she slept beside my desk when I worked at the computer, the twitchy “running” dreams of her last days when her legs no longer followed her commands … Continue reading

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Dancing in a Dark Room

April 5, 2014    On Monday, the veterinarian will come to the house, put the dog to sleep and make arrangements for disposal of her body. The choice, made more difficult by the fact that I didn’t expect to have to … Continue reading

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Letting Others Tell our Story for Us

March 29, 2014   Last night, on the PBS News Hour, Jeffrey Brown interviewed Benin-born singer, Angelique Kidjo. During the interview, Ms. Kidjo said, she once asked her mother, “Why we women are blamed for everything,” and her mother said, “Because … Continue reading

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The Old Woman, The Disabled Dog and the Passive-Aggressive Cat

March 22, 2014  Over the last year since the dog and cat came to live with me, we have developed an odd, but serviceable working relationship. They grew up together and were even friends; now, both are old and wary … Continue reading

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Time to Get Busy, Doomers

March 15, 2014  From what I’ve read in the news, this week, it looks like we may go to war with Russia next week. Not a shooting war, (not yet, anyway,) but an economic war that in some ways is … Continue reading

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Ukraine and Gardening

March 8, 2014   Ukraine, 2014   Photo by Mstyslav Chernov Thank goodness for the blogosphere. Yes, you have to pick your sources wisely, but you can find news there that the corporate owned, mainstream media won’t touch. Such is the … Continue reading

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The Storm is Now

March 1, 2014 The weatherman told us we’d have a small storm, yesterday – some freezing rain, possibly snow. As it was, we had a little rain as the system moved through. We didn’t even get that, at this end … Continue reading

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Bringing Out Spring

February 22, 2014  Having spent the last two months finding ways to stay warm without bankrupting myself in the cold and snowy weather, this past week has been a pleasure. Most days have been in the high fifties to mid … Continue reading

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Fear of Losing Control

February 15, 2014 http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_piff_does_money_make_you_mean.html Over the last week or two, we’ve seen a rash of stupid, hubristic statements by some in the one percent about how they’re being unfairly persecuted, etc., etc., etc. Here’s a pretty good summary of these … Continue reading

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