The mowing has begun

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be retired, or lazy. I keep having to do stuff, in spite of all I was told about how great retirement would be (I was already lazy).

Mourn one, mourn all

Explosions rock the heart of a capital city, the capital city of a country that is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and a supposed American ally in the fight against the Islamic State. The act of terror leaves 34 people dead and many more injured.

Watch your step, Easter Bunny

  Well, shucks. I was having a fine old time on Facebook, complaining that Easter is becoming more commercialized, and grumbling that it may eventually catch up with that other holiday – you know, the one in December. Then some smarty had to remind me that commercialism – or at least, paganism – has been part of Easter from the beginning. It started when Christians adapted pagan symbols of new life or rebirth; in other words, eggs and cute little bunny rabbits. Somewhere, the outlandish custom of giving baby chicks and ducks was established, which I guess also means new life (though it seldom means that for the chicks and … Continued

Trump, the GOP and minorities

Unless you fall into the ranks of a devout Donald Trump supporter, you may have considered the presidential frontrunner’s negative impact on the Republican Party’s hope of embracing minority voters.

What’s that racket?

I was reminded of something last week, when, aided no doubt by all the rain, the electricity being provided to some of us decided to bug out for a while. I was reminded of how quiet it gets when everything in the house stops.

So much for science

Scientific study has not always been popular, or safe. Look at Galileo, Copernicus, Frankenstein…..

Another dreary day

I was all set to complain about how dreary and cold the weather was, but that got upset when I did a little fact checking on myself. In all honesty, I liked it better when I could say anything and other people had to check on me. These days, it’s too doggone easy for me to check on myself. Kinda takes the fun out of things. It’s almost as bad as being a politician. Shucks. Anyhow, with the help of my (usually) trusty computer, I simply looked back at last year. What I found was that at this exact time in 2015 (Feb. 15 and 16 to be exact), I … Continued