Tag Archives: The world around us

Occupy Wall Street

October 1, 2011 For two weeks, now, a hearty band of young people, ranging in numbers from 200 to 2000 on any given day, have been “occupying Wall Street” much to the disdain of the mainstream media and of older, … Continue reading

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Why Am I Here, O God of Lost Souls?

September 10, 2011 Then my Joy grew pale and weary because no other heart but mine Held its loveliness and no other lips kissed its lips. Then my Joy Died of isolation. And now I only remember my dead Joy … Continue reading

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Jabba the Heat Dome

Sorry to be so late, one of those days where life kept cutting in. July 13, 2011 The big dome of high pressure and heat that squatted for weeks atop the central US like Jabba the Hutt has now begun … Continue reading

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Something In the Air

June 25, 2011 The sour-sweat odor of desperation seems everywhere.  Can you smell it?  It surrounds the ideological pissing contest between the Republicans and Democrats over debt reduction and whether (or not) to raise the debt limit. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/24/usa-debt-idUSN1E75J11U20110624 It hovered … Continue reading

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The Great American Consumer

June 18, 2011 According to the IMF, the world economy is looking a little green around the gills and the august lending body “has cut its forecast for US economic growth, warning Washington and debt-ridden European countries that they are … Continue reading

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Zombie Ants and the Body Politic

May 14, 2011 What an interesting news week it’s been.  Early in the week, I read a couple of articles about a fungus that infects and takes over the nervous systems of certain ants in the jungles of Brazil and … Continue reading

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Tire Tracks Across the Backside

March 12, 2011 Heartbreaking scenes of devastation from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan filled the television news and internet all day, yesterday.   According to the USGS and other sources, the earthquake appears to have moved the … Continue reading

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Fighting For Each Other, Not Against

February 26, 2011 Well, it looks like the average Joe is finally fighting back, not only in North Africa and the  Middle East, but right here in America.  Good for us; it’s about time.  I am on the side of … Continue reading

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The Empire Goes Bonkers

December18, 2010 Watching officials of the Empire, their allies and other public figures react to Julian Assange and Wikileaks this past few weeks has been like watching an old Keystone Kops episode without all the hilarity. While Sarah Palin recommended … Continue reading

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They’re Not Like Us …

November 6, 2010 We human beings spend an inordinate amount of time fussing over our differences – skin color, eye color, height, weight, sexual preference, speech patterns, social, political and religious beliefs and, at least when I was a kid … Continue reading

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