Added by Ron Powell on April 18, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Presence Matters! So sayeth the Navy of near yesteryear. I’m no defender of The Navy, but presence does matter. Seeing can lead to believing, but I’ve seen that screwed up too.
The Navy is only as good as the people who work there. As far as I know there are no unpaid volunteers, draftees, or conscripts in the American Navy. I wore the uniform as a volunteer, unpaid...after 9/11/01. FEMA paid New Jersey for my service, and for a few days the State Of New…Continue
Added by Robert B. James on April 18, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments
High School Teacher Caught Masturbating on Hallway Floor: A 72-year-old substitute high school teacher has been arrested after a coworker reportedly caught him lying on the hallway floor and appearing to be masturbating while watching the students outside. His attorney claims its all just a big misunderstanding and that he’s always had a very “hands-on” approach to…Continue
Added by Johnny Robish on April 18, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
The following was copied from a Unitarian Universalist bulletin. It expresses a concept that is often either denied, forgotten or never realized. In today’s political divide over immigration it seems important to realize that many of those we will never know who helped enhance our lives are and were immigrants who took jobs beneath their ability in order to enjoy life here. Some slaves, and the children of slaves, built buildings and roads and created works of art for which they got no…Continue
Added by Doc Vega on April 18, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments
In 1948, mathematician John Von Neumann theorized the potential existence of a kind of computational machine which would evolve at such a pace as to soon be capable of replicating itself in an exponential mode of systemic upgrade. He postulated that with each new 'replica' of itself, there would be improvements made upon the…Continue
Added by Valerie Lynn Stephens on April 17, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Reparations due: us is not US, US is not U.S.
We, all of us humans, who are alive on Earth are us. Some among us believe they are exceptional, they are US. To be of US is to believe one is entitled to privileges and immunities not deserving of the vast majority of the rest of us. Some of us…Continue
Off the top of my Head of the Charles River, I crew in canoe.
Off the Commons there is Curley’s but I stay in China Town. I like the noodles and dumplings of Boston. I like the diversity of Boston, I like the frog pond on a summer Sunday morning.
And so a challenger rises, and I see what I like. I see a challenger rising, and so the right that I knew once shows signs of life, in spring.
Is the Charles cleaner now that Weld has jumped…Continue
Michele Bachmann Says We’ll Never See a More Godly Biblical President: Former Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) said in a recent interview with a conservative Christian radio program that she has “never seen a more Godly, biblical president” than Donald Trump.
But gee, I wonder…Continue
Venezuela was too trusting in the United States and its propaganda of freedom and democracy instead of studying the history of the US when dealing with Latin America. All countries located in South America…Continue
There’s nothing modern about this tragedy.
Like many, I found the pictures of Notre Dame—with flames reaching to the heavens, the ornate steeple collapsing like…Continue
often play practical jokes on one. Another and this morning a mid-winter tractor-trailer woke me up, or accurately, the sound of air brakes scattered my troubled slumber. I-d disengaged all things electric, struggling for 'good sleep, the real deal, rest', having at least partially laid out a slightly-more-than-adequate 'neatly arranged suit case ready' and duffel bag yawned folded set to go ... there-d be a concert in Central Park for sure in late April. There was an odd sense,…Continue
The power of place. Built space. Free of Nature’s Grace.
Coventry’s quarry, granite maybe, St. George’s stone had to come from somewhere. My great grandfather James, the bastard, cut Rhode Island stone.
St. George’s was built one small block off the river to be seen from and to see, the sea. In what was then Sea Bright, all the way to Avenue of Two Rivers. The Arch Bishop visited, all the way from Canterbury, England. The stone church may…Continue
Death and taxes is a common reference to the famous quotation:
Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.— …
I’ve been retired for 14 years. A lot has happened in medicine since then, apparently.
My latest go round with my cancer resulted in surgery, ‘radiosurgery” and now I am getting immunotherapy. The last is something that has come on since I was practicing; at least as a main-line therapy. I’m still not sure how it works. I’m getting something called a checkpoint inhibitor. The immune system is complicated. Like the blood coagulation system it appears to be like Topsy, it just…Continue
Trump Once Again Advising Firefighters How to Do Their Jobs: After claiming those deadly wildfires in northern California last year could have been prevented if California had simply “raked their forests,” the recent devastating fire at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral once again afforded President Trump the…Continue
Added by Ron Powell on April 15, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments