Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Random, but very, very interesting thoughts!

Lady Slipper Spring

It’s been a really special spring when it comes to Lady Slipper sightings in the woods. Yes, it’s been special in other ways, too, but I’m trying to stay focused here. As you can see from the photo, they can … Continue reading

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Scarlet Surprises

So the other day while walking in the woods my eye was captured by a flash of scarlet on my left in the maple grove. Turning toward it, I was treated to the sight of two scarlet tanagers perched near … Continue reading

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A Very Scary Walk

Yesterday evening I took a very scary walk in our woods with Caleb. It started off innocently enough, as we headed up the field and into the woods. I lost track of Caleb early on but wasn’t too concerned. He … Continue reading

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More Poop in the Woods

So a bit over a week ago we had a bear give a nocturnal display of his or her strength using our bird feeder. (Weather Dewd heard the commotion but apparently was engrossed in something else at the time so … Continue reading

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Invaded and Invisible

So I wrote this title a few days ago and now I can’t remember why. But what it’s leading me to think about today is power, people’s relative visibility, and the whole Joe Biden thing. About Joe, I hate it … Continue reading

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Madness

Yes, the Madness is getting closer and poor Temple has already been eliminated. Farewell to Fran Dunphy — a Big Five legend! The Men start playing tomorrow at @ noontime and the Women start on Friday, and days one and … Continue reading

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The Gaping, Insatiable Maw of White Privilege

Here in the US as the gulf between rich and poor gets wider, an interesting thing seems to be happening. The rich, for all their privilege, look to be more insecure than the rest of us. More unhinged. A bit … Continue reading

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Busy Morning, But…

Here’s a link to a video of Mayor Pete at a bookshop, talking about his book. Had earlier tried to post a video of his interview yesterday in Texas, but it just wasn’t working very well. Here’s the link to … Continue reading

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Okay, I Just Can’t…

Has this country’s inequality, racism, and kowtowing to privilege ever been writ larger? I’m trying to have some perspective here. But is there any other way to see the Manafort sentence? Handed down by a 78-year-old product of Princeton/Harvard/Oxford who … Continue reading

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An Opera, My Fourth Martini, and Politics

Yesterday afternoon I went to see La Fille Du Regiment at the Capital Center for the Arts with Alice (who was well-entertained, in case you were worried). The opera was accessible and enjoyable – very funny and surprisingly moving by … Continue reading

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