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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Stones of the Earth

In every land in the world, in every country, every politically-bounded nation, there are many faces and personalities. There are the official faces of government, the ones who deal with laws and controls both within the nation and with other nations. There are the commercial faces of those who... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Wonder and Curiostiy

It seems to me to be some kind of commentary on American life, when an airline, for instance, enforces closed windows on everyone on a flight. American Airlines did that for most of the Great Circle flight we took from Dallas/Ft Worth to Beijing. We had the computer imagery to watch as the flight... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Pyramids, Cannon-fodder, and Social Contracts

I was watching a courtroom procedural show. The case was about the death of a soldier due to a stupid and undenied mistake by an Army doctor who was, even so, protected by US military policy. I got to thinking... There are some professions in which the workers are spoken of with grand, idealized... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Too many choices!

There are simply too many would-be Presidents jumping into the arena these days, mostly Democrats this time. One of them keeps popping up on Facebook wanting donations from grassroots sources as she is not accepting any PAC funds. Okay... But what does she stand for? What other issues are important... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Shakespeare's histories

Yesterday I watched Kenneth Branagh's HENRY V again. It is one of my most favorite films, and one of the very best productions of Shakespeare ever made. Branagh makes the language understandable, accessible to the modern ear. His passionate style of acting brought him an Oscar nomination, also one... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

a curmudgeon speaks...

Okay... Can you tell that Rupert Murdoch now owns the National Geographic Magazine? "...galloping..." "...stumbling..." "...staggering..." Colorful language creates maybe a more arousing impression to general readers, but hardly makes clear that all this is about a geologic time scale, not our... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Oh, come on, people!

About the governor whose college yearbook photo has stimulated screams and moans and demands he step down as governor. Kids are not known for being culturally smart or sensitive. The real question should be, what does he believe now, what do his adult actions indicate? If he has not grown past the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Measles in Oregon and Climate Change

Right now there is a serious outbreak of measles happening in southwestern Washington State, with 35 cases among a population of 22% non-immunized school kids. Some of these kids may die because their parents opted to disbelieve the doctors who long ago discredited that first claim linking vaccines... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Staying alive

Another of my Canadian friends is working his way slowly through the 'free' medical system up in the Great White North. He had a stroke a few months ago, and is now having headaches that last days while his clinic nurse consultant tells him, that's normal, not to worry. This is someone trained to... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 25, 2019

discussion happening on Facebook...

The discussion began with the headline about Ireland voting to boycott goods from Israeli settlements. It went pretty directly to whether being anti-Israel is the same as being anti-semitic. I jumped in to say they are not the same. Most people responding seem to agree with me. A few don't, and by... Sign in to see full entry.

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