SOMERVILLE, Mass. This densely-populated suburb of Boston is known now as a student ghetto, but not long ago it was notorious as the headquarters for one of the most powerful organized crime rings in the Northeast. “The Summer Hill Gang was named after the street where it first put down roots, and it controlled prostitution, gambling, extortion and mumblety-peg in this area with a vise-like grip,”…Continue
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Scientists Convert Spinach Leaves Into Human Heart Tissue: Scientists in Massachusetts have converted a spinach leaf into a tiny, beating human heart muscle by seeding the spinach with human heart cell tissue in an eerie experiment that might one day help doctors repair damaged…Continue
It is as if, to hire people to run our government, Mr Trump, in order, say, to run America's schools, combed the…Continue
When Speaker of The House, Paul Ryan failed to deliver the required votes to defeat the existing Affordable Care Act the US media was quick to publish congratulatory articles depicting Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi mocking President Trump and praising their flawed national insurance fiasco. Pelosi, whose…
It's not that I'm skittish;
or even wary.
Open and inviting, hopeful is more…
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Random thoughts and images completed again. It is time to let the mind find what it will discover and…
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I get most of my best ideas when I am involved with water. Today, while I was watering the garden, just after putting in a load of wash, I was suddenly struck by the realization that Donald Trump IS NOT A BUSINESSMAN.
He's a deal maker. He buys and sells things. He doesn't make anything other than deals.
Every single business he has…Continue
Check out this repulsive thing I spotted right next to the sidewalk.
That, my friends, is a dead Armadillo. Lying suspiciously close to where I spotted that ghastly buzzard-thing the other day.
My husband is so patient with me. I actually stopped the car in the middle of traffic and…Continue
If you hang a round a bar at the mouth of The Columbia River until closing time you hear a lot of talk about what to do with the sea lions.
The docks are known as sea lion docks. That doesn't make much sense to me since "sea" is already in the name. They don't need docks but boats do. Nobody can get down there most of the time and getting off your boat isn't going to happen.…Continue
I just finished up cleaning the coffee that I sprayed all over the kitchen table and floor when I read this headline:
Trump, no question, has not had the worst first hundred days as president...perhaps second…Continue
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. It’s 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and Jim Glzorp readily admits he’d rather be in bed than standing outside in the cold handing out leaflets at a strip mall. “I’ve successfully avoided politics all my life,” he says, as his 9-year-old son Jim, Jr. hugs his leg. “When I read about all the crazies out there these days, I had to start getting involved–for my kid’s future.”
German Robber Baron Castle
Last fall, while staying at the Caring House in Durham, N.C., I realized that I had been putting the flatware in the dishwasher upside down. Early in our marriage we bought some stainless that had knives with pointed tips. Most table knives are rounded on the end; these weren’t. The tip of one of the…Continue
World’s First Head Transplant Scheduled for December: The world’s first head transplant will be performed in December, led by Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero on a Russian man who is suffering from a rare and fatal form of spinal muscular atrophy. Prior to surgery. the…Continue
That's what's in my camera phone from the last couple of weeks.
My brother in law has unfortunately found himself in territory I know all too well - he lost his first-born son and was a couple of rooms over while it was happening. Our wives our sisters. Within the last couple of years, my mother in law also lost her first born son,…Continue
Say it ain't so! Folks, we've been bamboozed, er...bamboozled yet again.
All this conflict of interest deep pockets business is, of course, the darker side of globalization coupled with slack governance…Continue