Photo Challenge: Delta…Transitions and the Passage of Time

In the Inside Passage, the strait separating Vancouver Island from the mainland of Canada and Alaska, there is an intersection, where the protected waters of the Passage are met by the rougher waters of the North Pacific Ocean, between islands.  You can actually see where the waters meet, because they form a whirlpool with rushing …

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Accordions…As Far as the Eye Can See

Last week was the Leavenworth (WA) International Accordion Celebration.  Leavenworth is known as "Washington's Bavarian Village", and most of its buildings are dressed up in Bavarian Village style.  LIAC consists of four days of accordion competition, performances by local and international groups and individuals, an accordion parade through town, and all sorts of impromptu and …

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So, Democrats…Let’s Talk Money in Politics, Shall We?

Democrats just love talking night and day about getting the big money out of politics.  They constantly rail about elections being "bought" by "special interest groups" and rich donors (they love to demonize the Koch brothers and Wall Street).  Their cure for the big money in politics is often "public financing", meaning government support of …

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Photo Challenge……Transient

If a huge thundercloud isn't transient, nothing is.  We outran this one in Iowa in the summer of 2010, on our way to Hillsdale College in Michigan.  It nearly caught us when we stopped for lunch, but we  got to our destination before the storm broke. I took this picture through the front windshield of …

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The Trump/Sessions Department of Justice just did “Justice”!

The DOJ has communicated to Congress that it is ending the Obama-era corporate shakedown regime, where it forced corporations who paid huge settlements to resolve conflicts relating to the financial crisis, to pay (liberal) third-party organizations as part of those settlements. Billions of dollars were siphoned off to various Obama special-interest groups, in violation of …

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It’s weird the things you remember from days gone by…Tricks of Memory

Today is June 6.  6/6.  It is the 73rd Anniversary of D-Day, that momentous day in 1944 when the Allies invaded France to re-take Europe from Hitler's evil forces.  But that's not what I remember. In June of 1966, I was a junior in high school in Seattle.  I was taking a ceramics class, with …

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