Tag Archives: Society

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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Winter Solstice

December 21, 2013      We had rain last night. As the temperature dropped below freezing, it froze on the tree branches turning them to crystal by the time I woke up this morning. Lovely. As the temperature rises above … Continue reading

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That Your Flight Not Be in Winter

December 14, 2013 First thing this morning, even before turning on the light, I peered through the slats on the venetian blind to check for snowfall during the night. Up here in north Springfield, we’ve had about seven inches over … Continue reading

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The Monsters in the Basement

August 17, 2013 This week, in Egypt, the Military turned against a segment of the Egyptian populace and killed or wounded hundreds of people in the name of protecting democracy. Last February, Senator Lindsey Graham said, the US drone program … Continue reading

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So, What Would Change?

August 10, 2013 Tom Whipple, a retired CIA analyst who writes a good deal about peak oil and other energy issues for various publications, had an article on LENR (low energy nuclear reactions) again, this week, over at the Falls … Continue reading

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Standing Your Ground

July 20, 2013 One thing that bothers me about the so called “stand your ground” laws, the only person who really has the right to stand his ground is the guy with the gun. Whether he’s right in his perception … 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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A Right to Bear Arms

January 12, 2013 Well, not owning any arms, nor being likely to, I will leave the ongoing “discussions” on the subject of one’s individual right to keep and bear arms and the government’s right to limit (though not do away … Continue reading

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Will They; Won’t They; and Does Anyone Give a Hoot Now, Anyway?

November 29, 2012 Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh; over the cliff we go, laughing all the way (ho, ho, ho …)   Having survived a year of fires, droughts, super storms, mass murders and political campaigns, … Continue reading

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A Head Cold and Some Random Thoughts

December 22, 2012 I have a head cold.  I bring this up because it’s been nearly thirty years since I’ve had one and I’d forgotten how crappy they make you feel and how hard it is to write a sensible … Continue reading

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