Tag Archives: Politics

First Hard Frost

November 1, 2014   Last night, our first hard frost arrived. Temperatures fell into the mid twenties as a cold front moved through. I was about as ready as I could be, knowing that warmer, more normal fall temperatures were on … Continue reading

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Are They Really Trying to Kill Us?

October 18, 2014      Over the last couple of weeks, reading at doomer forums and the comment sections of some doomer blogs, I’ve seen some of the most irrational (and frankly, sometimes venal) conspiracy theories I’ve ever read. Come on, folks, … Continue reading

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Your Money or Your Life?

October 11, 2014     There’s an old joke (I remember it as part of Jack Benny’s comedy routine back in the 1950s) about the wealthy penny pincher who was confronted by an armed robber saying, “Your money or your life?” The … 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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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 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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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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I Need a Vacation

May 17, 2014   Since today and tomorrow will be sunny and warmer (sunny mid to high sixties compared to rainy mid forties and fifties,) followed by seventies and eighties for all of next week, I am taking a vacation from … Continue reading

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Reaping the Whirlwind

May 10, 2014  This will be a short post this week as I have spent most of the day looking at videos and pictures from the terrible Trade Union Building fire that took so many lives in Odessa, Ukraine, over … 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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