Category Archives: General

General chit-chat

Thoughts on this Fourth Of July

Greetings and Salutations; As the midnight hour passed this morning,  and the 4th of July celebration began,  it struck me that there was a huge amount of cognitive dissonance in this year’s celebration.   Some aspects remain the same…There are … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Father’s Day

Greetings and Salutations;   I thought I would take a moment today,  since it is Father’s Day, to talk about something that is not a political rant or a discussion of bees and their world.          My … Continue reading

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What Drives Republicans?

Greetings and Salutations; I have been unable to avoid the turmoil over the ongoing madness in the Political world these days.  One thing that I have observed is that the Republicans have pushed a big chunk of their motivations for … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Nine – About those Voters…

Greetings and Salutations; The fallout from the Election continues,  as the day the donald will be sworn into Office approaches.   Last night,  President Obama gave a really great,  farewell speech, in Chicago.  A recording of it is available,  and … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Seven – What ABOUT Health Insurance?

Greetings and Salutations;   Sigh…There is so much going on in the world that it is an unending resource for those of us that comment on society,  and the current tidal change in our Political world. Just for a minute, … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part One

Greetings and Salutations; It has been several weeks since the election and its shocking results.  Of course,   the chaos continues,  and I may speak to that later on.   However,   right now,  I want to address a kind … Continue reading

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Reflections on Pearl Harbor Day

Greetings and Salutations; 75 years ago,  the Japanese Air Force attacked Pearl Harbor  in Hawaii.  The attack was by 352 aircraft, in two waves, and, was amazingly successful.  Their goals were to destroy as many of the warships in the … Continue reading

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Dealing with a Trumpster!

      Greetings and Salutations; Today,  I was reading a thread on Facebook,  wherein  there was another one of the usual spewings of uneducated, unsupported opinion that show up any time one of The Donald’s Minions manages to get … Continue reading

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Alternative Medicine At The Olympics

Greetings and Salutations; The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing this week.   There have been the usual mix of tragedy and injury,  and some truly amazing performances.   However,  what I really want to address here is … 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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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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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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Politics…When Did Lying Become OK?

The following is an Email forwarded to me by a friend. Some variation of it has been around since 2011 (at least), but, it keeps surfacing.    Although normally I just ignore nonsense like this,  I decided this time to … 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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Remembrance of Things Past…

     Greetings and Salutations;       Proust, in his famous tome “Remembrance Of Things Past”, spent something like a dozen pages describing the joys of having some Madeline cookies and Tea in the afternoon.    Now, to a … Continue reading

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I am feeling a little stuffed today….

     Greetings and salutations;      Once again, I am relieved to find that there are stranger people than me out there.   I ran across this link about Walter Potter, who lived around the 1850-1890 time frame.   … Continue reading

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Who the Hell is THAT?

     Greetings and Salutations;      Some time ago, I was poking through Ebay on one of those random walks to see what nuttiness was posted there, when I ran across a delightful little statue of a cat perched … Continue reading

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The twists of life.

     Greetings and Salutations;      The past couple of months have been a chaotic nightmare in many ways.   Firstly, we were ready to move into the Octagon on The Hill as of the first of the year, … Continue reading

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Keeping life Positive…more or less.

     Greetings and salutations;      Amazing how quickly time slips away when life becomes a hectic whirlwind of chaos and challenges!   However, I am trying to ensure that I find ways to bring little rays of sunshine … Continue reading

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