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Thinking About Food in the Coming Year

January 4, 2014  Image courtesy of Simon Howden/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net Yesterday afternoon, my friends, Kathi and Mary, took me on what turned out to be a most excellent adventure. After taking me to pick up my medications, they treated me to … Continue reading

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Year’s End

December 28, 2013 I made a pot of chicken and vegetable soup for Christmas dinner (and supper). And before you say, “Poor old woman,” this was a deliberate choice based on several factors – the main one being, had I … Continue reading

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It’s not Over, ’til It’s Over

October 19, 2013 Well, Congress managed to pull yet another last minute, death defying feat of idiocy out of their … hats, in the form of another continuing resolution that kicks the can down the road another three to four … Continue reading

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Keeping the Pins in the Air

September 14, 2013 While the Empire struggles,over Syria,  to keep all its juggling pins in the air  – thanks to that sly Russian fox, Mr. Putin, stuffing his foot in Secretary of State Kerry’s mouth – and the financial world … Continue reading

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Some Random Thoughts About Doom

June 29, 2013 Living things die. Non-living things erode or dissipate or quit working. It’s a fact of life, we say, that nothing lasts forever. I won’t. We won’t. The Empire we live in won’t. The earth we live on … Continue reading

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Surprise!

March 23, 2013 After I bought manure for the garden, potting soil for the May transplants and a little bag of sand for the wildflowers, Mother Nature stepped out and whispered, “Surprise!”with a week of winter temperatures and five inches … Continue reading

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A Good Start

March 16, 2013 We’ve had a lovely week here in Springfield – especially the last two days, which were sunny with temperatures at around seventy on Thursday and near eighty on Friday.  So, true to my word last week, I … Continue reading

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The More Things Change

February 2, 2013  We all wonder and worry about what life will be like as the declining Empire we live in falls to ruin.  We all have ideas about what it will mean for us, individually, for our families and … Continue reading

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Walking Away

January 19, 2013 The Empire continues its decline; the global financial and economic systems the Empire built, the huge healthcare system, the food production and distribution system and the vast, but sputtering global system of cheap energy that sustains them … Continue reading

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Resolutions and Predictions

January 5, 2013 Right off the bat, I’ll tell you that I don’t make resolutions or predictions.  Having arrived at seventy-two a couple of months ago, most of my resoluting over 2013 will go into sticking around to see what … Continue reading

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