Category Archives: Ruminations

General philosophical musings on bees and beekeeping

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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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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Some interesting questions…

Greetings and Salutations;      A relative posted some questions about the issues of terrorism in the world today,  and, I have to say I found them worthy of consideration.  So…here are the questions and my responses. how many Muslims … Continue reading

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Another Pearl Harbor day ticks by.

Greetings and Salutations…      Today is December 7th,   the date of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that changed America’s life path in too many ways to count.   I  look at America today,  and I see that … Continue reading

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Hope For the Bees!

  Greetings and Salutations; Well, in these dark days of political insanity, bigotry and hate, there is at least ONE small ray of sunshine.   NPR has an interesting story about the discovery of a mushroom that may help bees … Continue reading

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Send In The Clowns; Watch the Pundits leave!

Greetings and Salutations; Last night was a kind of milestone in television, in my opinion. While most of the  evening was unremarkable, the juxtaposition of the two Republican”debates” with Jon Stewart’s last day as host of The Daily Show turned … Continue reading

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Some Anniversaries Hurt

Greetings and Salutations;      I am writing this in commemoration of the 70 year anniversary of bombing of Hiroshima during World War 2.   There are images here that are hard to view, but, are part of our heritage, … Continue reading

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The Economy – Bees and Humans…

Are These Equivalent? *** Warning! What follows includes factual data, personal opinions and some painting with a broad brush *** ….. I keep finding interesting topics to mediate on  as I crawl around the intricate weave of the Net.   … Continue reading

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Guns in the house! Guns in the House!

     Greetings and Salutations!      Boy, time flies….I am apologetic for the slow updates,  but, between struggling with some health issues,  and, my CDO need to make sure that every post on Facebook is truthful,   There are … Continue reading

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Political Foolishness

     Greetings and Salutations;      There has been a burst of mindless lies and rants from Right-Wingers showing up on Face Book and while I realize trying to combat the problem with facts is probably like trying to … Continue reading

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Life is Complicated…Observations on Jackson Galaxy

     Greetings and Salutations;      Over the past year or so, I have started watching Jackson Galaxy’s Animal Planet program, “My Cat From Hell”.   I have to say I like it a lot, as Jackson does a … Continue reading

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looking at the ravages of winter and neglect.

     Greetings and Salutations;      Well, for the first time in far too long, I hiked into the apiary, to see what was happening there.   My thought, as I looked around, was that at least it is … Continue reading

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