Air-Conditioner Maker Carrier Will Not Send Jobs to Mexico: Donald Trump has reportedly made a deal with air-conditioner manufacturer Carrier not to close two factories in Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana, preventing 1000 jobs from going to Mexico. Good thing too, because with Donald Trump the only person standing between us and global warming, we’re definitely gonna need those air-conditioners.…Continue
I've been away for awhile. I spent five days in the hospital and I am now having home care visits. Just haven't had any energy and haven't been able to get comfortable! I hope to get back on track soon.
Best of the season to…Continue
That's how I feel these days.
I wonder if sailors in the time of the Flat Earth felt that, too. Okay, I know that at one time there were people who realized that the probable shape of the Earth was an orb, and at the same time those who couldn't fathom any shape other than a plane. Contention between them may have existed, but really, does that matter? The reality is that Earth is the shape that it is, no matter what anyone may believe about it.
Regardless. My world has gone…Continue
Off this week, and today I am waiting for a delivery. So there you go.
Doing collages. The backgrounds are mine in the case.
The paintings are the Last Supper (DiVinci) and Van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.…Continue
The Oxford English Dictionary has named its word of the year for 2016 : "post-truth".
The OED has over 600,000 words in it and has been around for over a 1000 years. It is an enormous book of course. Almost too big to lift, but now like most things can be found online :…Continue
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. elena gotchko is the editor-in-chief of plangent voices (“upper-case free since 2003!”), a literary quarterly whose mission is to bring difficult, even impenetrable verse to its readers, but she’s tearing her hair out today for reasons other than the torments of artistic creation. “let the whining begin,” she says as she hits the “Send” button to deliver rejection notices to hundreds of female writers whose poems have been turned down for January’s…Continue
Squirrel With Plague Detected In California Campground: According to a public health advisory, a ground squirrel found in a Los Angeles-area campground has tested positive for plague, causing authorities to shut down part of the Angeles National Forest for at least a week. In an angry late night tweet, President-elect Donald Trump promised that as soon as he takes office, he plans to look into revoking squirrel camping privileges in all of our nation’s…Continue
From the New York Times, Nov. 29, 2016
By Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States
We do not yet know the policy of the next administration toward Palestine, but we do know the policy of this administration. It has been President Obama's aim to support a negotiated end to the conflict based on two states, living side by side in peace.
That prospect is now in grave doubt. I am convinced that the United States can still…Continue
Fidel Castro and His Proper Eulogy
With President Obama, the US mainstream media, and other idiotic leftist world leaders such as Prime Minister Trudeau lavish accolades upon the deceased ex-dictator of Cuba, Fidel Castro, we need to establish a good serving of reality to this event. It’s…Continue
It is Xmas time and many of you will be looking for a special gift. Cameras are always popular so I thought I would give my 2 cents.
Let me start by giving the final answer early on. I am recommending any of the cameras in the popular “1” sensor” category. This is a hot relatively new category. All the majors are making at least one camera to compete in this series. They are all “high end” and you CANNOT change the lens. They all offer very high quality zoom lens with the lenses…Continue
Just as we could have expected after a 20 year old Somali student at Ohio State University drove his van into a crowd hopping a curb, then began hacking at pedestrians with a butcher knife authorities claim to be searching for a motive! Once again while victims are…Continue
For many years, the U.S. government regularly published a pamphlet called the Defense Planning Guidance, summarizing its official position on grand strategy. Most Guidance’s were rather bland documents, but in February 1992, just two months after…Continue
When World War One broke out in 1914, you remained neutral until 1917, sending two million soldiers, losing 50,00 lives.
Your homes, your cities,…Continue
Outside. Leaves. On the ground.
My granddaughter Lulu was over, and we went outside and gathered a pile of sumac leaves, and then piles of twigs and walnut shells.
We dug a small hole and buried them.
It wasn't a funeral, and so we sang "someone's in the kitchen with Dinah" over and over.
Then we found a couple of brooms and swept the leaves away.
She was hungry then and we came back in and ate some yogurt.
A former presidential candidate looks likely to spur a last-minute recount of part…Continue
"Baby Naps" Memoir
My mother gave me a subscription to Parents…Continue
NATICK, Mass. This suburb of Boston is the shopping capital of the “Metrowest” area, with numerous upscale malls. “We have the Shoppes at Natick Crossing, the Towne Centre Mall, and the newest, Plaza Weste,” says property manager Tori Max. Why, this reporter asks, so many unusual spellings? “It is how you distinguish a really classy mall from a strip mall,” she says as she stares with disdain at a shopping center across state Route 9. “Look at how tacky that place is,” she says with…Continue
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