Category Archives: General

General chit-chat

The Censor Ship

Greetings and Salutations; It being just past “Talk like a pirate day”, I thought it appropriate to go on a little ocean voyage… An interesting question was brought to my attention today – “Is Censorship Good, or Bad?” This came … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 21 – Complaining about America

This meme appeared on my Facebook timeline today, and as it raises some good points, I thought I would add it to the collection of essays I am building here. My disagreement with this meme is rooted in the fact … Continue reading

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“Christians” and Welfare

Greetings and Salutations. The following interaction that I had of Facebook illustrates the sort of difficulties I run into when trying to engage El Cheeto’s cultists, or, the Conservatives who have ONE view of reality. DCM: The Constitution says that … Continue reading

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Fair Well, Forest (a tale of inhumanity)

I apologize in advance for this post. It was a difficult one to write, and it is a difficult one to read, if one cares at all for companion animals. The following was posted on a FB group I am … 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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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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Why do some still support this administration?

Greetings and Salutations; I saw an interesting query on FaceBook today, and thought I would say a few words about it. The poster had this question and comments: T.M. Trump is a problem. The GOP is a problem. Our fellow … 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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Sifting through the Ashes, Part 17

Greetings and Salutations; The debacle that is the current administration continues to sink into the cesspool. The POOO is continuing to get more and more frantic in his attempts to divert attention away from his malfeasance. Counsel Mueller continues to … Continue reading

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Sifting through the ashes, Part 16

Greetings and Salutations; An interesting conversation arose on FaceBook today,  and motivated me to write this entry.    A person I was discussing politics with (yes,  I know that is a tightrope),  had this to say to explain how he felt … 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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Why not declaw cats?

Greetings and Salutations. The following post came to my attention today, and if there is ANY question in your mind as to what the answer to the question in the title is…Read the article, and look at the pictures…then tell … 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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The Annual Whine about names

Greetings and Salutations; Well,   Thanksgiving is coming up on us like a turkey-shaped train!   This should be a pleasant time of year for us…with good feelings and thankfulness that we have made it through the challenges of the … 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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Why SHOULD Confederate Statues be removed?

Greetings and Salutations; This week has seen madness in this Great Land that has not happened in decades.   The Events in Charlottesville, VA, are easily found on the Net, in all their disgusting detail.   I may touch on … Continue reading

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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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