Category Archives: Astronomy

Items astronomical in nature

Some thoughts on 09/11: Are we driven by fear?

Greetings and Salutations; Today is the 19th anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Towers by fanatics that had taken over airliners. Even today, the images I saw on television that morning are as sharp as they were on … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War – An American View

Greetings and Salutations; I was going to get this post written in April of this year, as a meditation on the 45th anniversary of America’s exit from the conflict. The raw history of the War is easily found online, as … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 30, The Postal Service

Greetings and Salutations… The closer we get to November, the more insane the actions of the administration become. Over the past week or so, it has become obvious that #3 (or at least, one of his advisors) understands how allowing … Continue reading

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Talking about Mental Health…And America

Greetings and Salutations; As I have touched on a number of times on this blog, mental health issues are a serious problem that Americans deal with about as well as they deal with nudity and death..Not well at all. I … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 29 – predicting the future???

Greetings and Salutations; I wanted to take a minute here, to look at the path the Republican Party is on. It is, alas, a pretty self destructive one, it seems to me. Every day the powers in the Senate allow … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Thoughts, Part 04…The FULL costs

Greetings and Salutations; Time has progressed since the first bunch of cases of this pandemic showed up in America. As the news shows us, it is not improving. For example, as of today, Tennessee has over 61,000 confirmed cases, and … Continue reading

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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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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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