Category Archives: Beekeeping

Topics dealing with bees and beekeeping

Are All white people racist?

Greetings and Salutations. I just read an interesting article on Slate,  with the thesis that “Yes,  ALL White people are racist”.    I thought it interesting enough to discuss the article a bit… Here is the article   While this article … Continue reading

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The Shining City On the Hill

Greetings and Salutations; I ran across a very sad post on Facebook a bit ago,  and was moved to reply to it.   Perhaps I am too optimistic…but in these days of political madness and Evil,  I think that Optimism may … Continue reading

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Cat Trees – Did the Earth Move for you TOO?

Greetings and Salutations; Just to talk about something more positive than the debacle that is the political world in America these days, I have decided to offer a suggestion on how to make a good thing, even better. A popular … Continue reading

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Declawing Cats, Part 2

Greetings and Salutations. I ran across this post to FaceBook  a little while ago, and wanted to add it to the topics available.   It is not comfortable…or easy to look at…but it should not be, and it is important   … Continue reading

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Mass Killings – How can we prevent them?

Greetings and Salutations; The recent uptick in violence in America, some of which is real, and some of which is amplified because of the gluttonous need for a story by the several, 24/7 News Networks, has grabbed my attention. It … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Gun Violence In America

Greetings and Salutations; This thought was generated by a FB article, about the Parkland shooting. Of course this is the topic of focus just now, as it seems to have generated a LOT of discussion. This reference was posted in … Continue reading

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December 7, 2017

Greetings and Salutations; Today is Pearl Harbor Day. It is not a holiday for Celebration,  as was the Thanksgiving holdiay just a few days ago.   However,  it is a holiday that is at least as Important as Thanksgiving.   … Continue reading

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Art for Art’s Sake (and I am not talking about Garfunkel, here…)

Greetings and Salutations; Just as a diversion from the ugliness of the day,   I want to tell y’all a short story that is at least 40 years in the making. . . When I was in my 20s and … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Massacre

Greetings and Salutations; One of the disconcrting issues of the day is the fact that America is becoming a more deadly place.   We apparently have a huge crop of domestic terrorists,  who have been emboldened by the current administration. … Continue reading

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Total Eclipse, 2017 – Part 1 – The Science

Greetings and Salutations!  . On August 21, 2017,  I,  along with millions of Americans,  made an effort to be in the path of Totality  of the Solar Eclipse.   I have been  witness to a number of partial eclipses,  but, … Continue reading

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“how we treat the least of these…”

Greetings and Salutations; This may be a bit of a downer,  but it is important…and should not be lost among the tsunami of Evil that is flooding America today.   I have been involved,  to one level or another with … Continue reading

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Bees….Nature’s Artists!

Greetings and Salutations; Bees are interesting creatures.   They sometimes do amazing things,  all driven by nothing but instance.   We, who are their Guardians,   are, at times,  amazed by what they do.   For example…I am sure y’all … Continue reading

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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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