Category Archives: Beekeeping

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Remember Luther?

Greetings and Salutations;      Here is something completely different    that I ran across today and I wanted to share it as it struck a chord in me.   One of my good friends shared this on Face Book, … Continue reading

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An Update On The Bee World

Greetings and Salutations; The world of the Bees continues to be complicated.    The issue of bee deaths is a problem still,  as the scientists are still trying to understand how the colonies work,  and what the environment stresses  do … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Fourteen – Revisiting Health Insurance. A “Better” Plan?

Greetings and Salutations; Well,  back in January,  I wrote a blog entry about the Paul Ryan plan to replace the ACA.  That plan was,  frankly,  bat-shit crazy,  in that it was essentially taking us back to the abusive days that ended … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Thirteen – The Republican Party

Greetings and Salutations; This article “Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.”  came across my desktop today. It was so relevant to the insanity in the Political World today that I thought I would send it out into … Continue reading

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Interacting With Trump Supporters

Greetings and Salutations; Well,   I just finished an interesting interaction with a couple of Trump Supporters,  that kind of covers the entire spectrum of their attitudes.   JSM  is an old   friend of the family.   CM  lives … Continue reading

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A Time to Pause; A time to Assess: Martin Luther King – Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

Greetings and Salutations; The speech I posted about yesterday was hardly the last important legacy left us by Dr. King.    He had  seen a document,  decrying his activities,  and signed by a number of Religious Leaders.   While he … Continue reading

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Sifting Through the Ashes, Part Ten – Questionable Actions

Greetings and Salutations; Amy Siskind,  who has many irons in the fire,  is taking time to document the weirdness of the donald’s train wreck.    Here are links to her lists.    This is important  to Check out,  for several … Continue reading

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A Time To Pause; A Time to Assess: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Greetings and Salutations; Today is January 16,  2017,   a day that commemorates the life and actions of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  As he was a man of Peace,  and contemplation,  I thought it right to take a moment, … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Eight….OH! My! GOD!

Greetings and Salutations; This is a painfully long post,  but it is important to me to have it here.   I found a direct transcript of the Interview that the donald did with the New York Times.   It is, … Continue reading

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What to do now?

Greetings and Salutations; Well,  the deed is done.  The Electoral College has proved that it has abandoned all of the responsibilities that Hamilton placed on it,  and become a useless rubber stamp for the Establishment.   Because of this,  Caesar … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Two – The Electoral College.

Greetings and Salutations; The Electoral College,  as a part of our Presidential Election is rarely a step in the process that anyone cares about.   Every four years,  there are a few folks whining about how unfair it is,  or … Continue reading

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A Ghost From The Past

Greetings and Salutations;      First off,   this blog entry is likely to be updated.  Civil Discourse is welcome,  but it is my forum, so if you post rants that descend to attacks,  or spurious claims,  you are likely … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Jason Kander

Greetings and Salutations; I ran across the following,  penned by Jason Kander of Missouri,  after he was narrowly defeated in a bid for a Senate seat in last Tuesday’s election.   It is a strong and true call to all … Continue reading

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The Aftermath

Greetings and Salutations; It is now the second day since the election,  and,  while my mind is in a very dark place still,  I am sane enough to consider some questions and thoughts about the next four years.     … Continue reading

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Where have all the bee-girls gone? Long time passing…

  Greetings and Salutations; Sigh….the world of the beekeeper is full of odd moments these days.    The problems with bees being killed off by environmental pressures continues, and hives across the land are being exterminated.    The stupidity of … Continue reading

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When will the insanity end? Thoughts on the Massacre at the Pulse in Orlando

         Greetings and Salutations;      Once again,  the Mad Flood of hate,  bigotry  and violence that has permeated America has reared its horrible head and produced a tragedy of monumental proportions.   This morning,  at around … Continue reading

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A Meditation on this Memorial Day Weekend

     Greetings and Salutations;       I have been poking around online, and, on the cable channels this weekend,   and contemplating the state of the World in general,  and America in specific.   It is, I am … Continue reading

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Ever Visited an Old Growth Redwood?

Greetings and Salutations;       Some of the most amazing and majestic trees left in America are the old growth Redwoods, living out West.   However,  thanks to the issues brought on by Global Climate Change,   these treasures … Continue reading

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Brussels Bombed…and Americans say WHAT?

Greetings and Salutations; This morning, three bombs were set off in the heart of Brussels,   leading to the death and injury of thousands of people.  It is easy enough to find detailed articles on this tragedy online, so, I … Continue reading

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Saving the Bees….And Butterflies…

  Greetings and Salutations;      The bees in America have a lot of stresses that are causing them to die off.   Needless to say,  this is a Bad Thing,  because something like 30% of the crops in America … Continue reading

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