Category Archives: Observations

What you seen when you “keep looking up”

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 – Humanities 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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Sifting through the Ashes, Part 23

Greetings and Salutations! I hope the New Year brings all positive movement in our lives, prosperity, and peace in our hearts! Alas, I am starting to see some old habits in the Democratic Party crop up, and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 22

Greetings and Salutations! Today, in the House, much of the time has been spent by the two parties working on finalizing the Articles of Impeachment for El Cheeto. The Democrats are simply stating the facts, calmly and with some regret. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Tamela Shanelle Moore

Greetings and Salutations. A few days ago, as my wife and I were returning to the house after a quick run out through the world, I saw a bubble of white on the driveway ahead of us. I stopped, and … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse on a Touchy Subject, Part 2

Greetings and Salutations! Some time ago, I wrote an article here addressing the issue of how a Christian can share the Word without triggering an instinctive, negative reaction. Although it surprises me, apparently some folks DO read my blog, as … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Hubris, Conspiracy Loonies and Poor Education

Ran into the following thread on a Philosophy group I follow. DS: THIS POST IS ABOUT AN ARGUMENT AGAINST THIS BELIEF: THAT PALAEONTOLOGICAL EVIDENCE SUPPORTS BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION The argument is as follows: Whenever we observe the fossil records we notice … Continue reading

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