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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 28, One More Cultist…

Greetings and Salutations; The other day, I posted an update about the Covid-19 issues to the FB Page devoted to news and discussion local to the Hamlet I live in. For the area, the thread blew up with 50+ “likes” … Continue reading

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WHY is it that so many folks think education is crap in America?

Greetings and Salutations; Today, I had a short interaction with a local woman on FaceBook. I have quoted it below. However, I wanted to say a couple of things up front. This woman has a high-school education, and, from her … Continue reading

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I buried a cat today…

Greetings and Salutations. Today was a difficult day, I am sorry to report. While it had positive aspects, it also had a big, dark, cloud of sadness to it. Because of this, I want to remind everyone why it is … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 27 – A Real Revolution?

I thought, when the ground-swell of protest after Mr. Floyd’s murder began, that this event might be the straw that broke the camel’s back. That it is the blatant act of Evil that will waken the majority to realize what … Continue reading

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What does “Defunding the Police” mean?

Greetings and Salutations; America is going through a terrible time just now, with huge protests all across the country (and even spreading out into the world) over the senseless murder of George Floyd. One of the major themes that has … Continue reading

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Care and Feeding of Cast Iron Cookware

Greetings and Salutations; I have seen several posts about cast iron cookware recently, some of which have expressed difficulties with keeping it working properly. I decided to take a few minutes from the madness of reality, and discuss what I … Continue reading

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Scams on the Net

Greetings and Salutations; Last week, I had a very interesting interaction with a person who, I believe, is a scammer. I thought I would post about it, in the hopes that folks will recognize the signs before a chunk of … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Thoughts, Part 03 Conspiracy Loonies.

Greetings and Salutations; I am seeing more and more truly nutty theories being pushed as the Covid-19 crisis continues. The Conspiracy Loonies are out in force, pushing nonsense ranging from the virus being a biological weapon attack by China, to … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Thoughts, Part 02. Truth can be ugly and painful

Greetings and Salutations. Ran across the post on facebook just now. It is a long read, and a painful one…but, this is the reality of what is happening in hospitals every day. THIS is why we are shut down, and … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Thoughts, Part 01

The current pandemic has had a striking effect on the world in general and America in particular. Along with the horrifying volumes of infections confirmed, and deaths recorded that mount up every day, there are some (shall we say) sketchy … Continue reading

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Is Democracy Broken?

Greetings and Salutations… The title of this essay is a short version of a question asked in a philosophy group today. I thought about it for a few minutes, and after replying to it in the thread, decided to add … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 26 – Humanity’s Future?

Greetings and Salutations… Today, on Facebook, a fellow asked an interesting question “Is there a future for Humanity?” When I got to thinking about it, this question ended up being far more complicated than I had originally thought. So, instead … Continue reading

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A Short Look at a Grifter’s Journey

This just showed up in one of the threads on my timeline, and I thought it worth spreading a bit more broadly. By Lucian K. Truscott IV: “Donald Trump has tested positive — for the bullshit virus. He’s bluffed his … Continue reading

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How to add some humor to one’s day!

Greetings and Salutations. I just had an interaction on Facebook that provided ME with a bit of amusement, and, once again, demonstrated the sad state of education that too many conservatives have slipped into. The general discussion was about the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on History, War, and Gun Control

An interesting thread sprang up on Facebook a day or so ago…and I thought it worthwhile to extract some comments from it and post them here… The original post that started this thread, went like this: RL: Thanks to David … Continue reading

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The Sadness Of Losing A Companion Animal

Greetings and Salutations. Today A sad story came up on my Facebook thread. It is a perfect example, alas, of why I have a rule that any cats I am Guardian to are inside only. This is Walnut. He lived … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 25

Greetings and Salutations; Anyone who is paying more than a moment’s attention to the world today knows that the political situation in America is dire! We have an administration that has engaged in despicable behavior and words since taking the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Religion, Part 2

Greetings and Salutations; Politics and Religion…two topics that can always generate lengthy and, at times, contentious discussion. One of the several groups I follow on Facebook is a philosophy group that deals with various aspects of religion. When the angry … Continue reading

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Helping Feral Cats Live A Better Life

Greetings and Salutations; One of the activities I have been involved in for many years is helping feral cats lead better lives. At the very least, we who do this will trap, fix, and return them to their colonies. This … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 24

A discussion of the day’s vote in the Senate to deny witnesses and new documentation, perjury, and a perfect example of a Kangaroo Court designed to keep a criminal in as President. Continue reading

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