Category Archives: Beekeeping

Topics dealing with bees and beekeeping

Civil Discourse about Touchy Subjects.

An interesting moment on Facebook that is a perfect example of the extremest stances that we are in these days. The original post was of a thread from Quora, starting with the question “Why do people get angry when I … Continue reading

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How “Sheltered” are abandoned or surrendered Companion Animals?

Today, this image was posted on Facebook, with the following commentary, by a fellow named Jason Franks I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 19

Greetings and Salutations; As we are all aware, the political turmoil and madness that has engulfed this great land continues. Every day, we see more, increasingly worrisome, and unhinged statements coming from the White House. We see actions being taken … Continue reading

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Is this the End?

Just a little bit ago, one of the folks I see on my timeline posted a link, to a Forbes.com article titled “Sorry, Global Warming Alarmists. The Earth Is Cooling” It was posted without comment, so, I am not sure … Continue reading

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The Joys of Living in the Country

Greetings and Salutations; For something completely different, let me tell you about a moment we had a few years ago, when we were starting to move into the new house. The cats were not there yet, as we were getting … Continue reading

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Education In America?

Greetings and Salutations; Well, life is complicated, so I have a fair backlog of items to discuss, which, hopefully, will produce more frequent updates. It will be interesting to see what actually happens! My topic of interest today is Education, … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 18

Greetings and Salutations; Earlier today, I was reading posts on Park Overall’s page, and found this post she put online: I would preface this by saying – to all my young people, but I can’t. I have to say it … Continue reading

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Gun Clubs for People Of Color

  Greetings and Salutations; We are seeing more and more news reports of people of color being gunned down by the police.  Common threads in these reports?  There are a few: The victim was unarmed. The lethal force was applied … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Religion

Greetings and Salutations; As has been true for thousands of years, one of the hot topics for discussion is religion. There are a number of very active groups on Facebook and other Social Media where passionate arguments happen. I decided, … Continue reading

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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. This is a follow up to my Previous Post on Declawing.   This is really important, so I had to add this post. I ran across this post to FaceBook  a little while ago, and wanted to add … 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, … 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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