Global concerns Category

Phlooey!

You may rightfully wonder where I have been and why I would choose this of all moments to put up a new post. Well, like many of you, I have some extra time on my hands right now and I would rather be talking to you than sitting in front of the toob, feeling my […]

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ThIS IS a plan

“It’s better to be strong and wrong, than right and weak.” Do you agree? It seems to be the primary message of extremists¬†all around the world, Trump among them. If you listen to talk radio in this country, you are likely hear vociferous support for the new brand of fascism that Donald Trump is promoting […]

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The Jai road

Last month, we took a trip to one of our favorite nearby hidden treasures. Called Ojai (oh-high) by the Chumash, its original inhabitants for hundreds of pre-Columbian years, this is a resort town tucked away in the mountains above Ventura, just miles from the Central California Coast. ¬†These pictures are from a recent trip we […]

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Agrivation

I have been working all week on an intense project and ideas for this particular topic have been swirling through my head. Sometimes they gel into a cogent statement, buttressed by facts from all the sources that spin past me each day and at other times, they just drop into the pool of ideas that […]

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Neither ruthful nor …

… veracious. After we listened to Obama’s SOTU, I forced myself to sit through one of the multifarious opposing “responses”. Geoffrey walked the dog, unable to stomach what followed. It was no response at all, of course. Clearly they write this flummery without acknowledging what the President actually said, even though I am fairly sure […]

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