It’s Been A Year

2018 has been quite a year in the RB49 Universe.  We survived just fine, but not without some bumps and bruises.  Well, whose life doesn't have some bumps? On January 2, we got a new Grand-Niece, when my nephew became a Dad.  She's a cutie, and I'm going to her first birthday party tomorrow. Also …

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Winter is here. Local winters in past years.

Living in the Pacific Northwest (AKA Pacific North-Wet), means mostly rain and not much snow.  However, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains are within a 2-hour drive from most places.  Here are some pictures of the area where I live, from previous years. My own back yard bird feeder, with a junco and song sparrow. This …

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Progressives. This.Is.Who.They.Are.

Thanks to James Freeman of the Wall Street Journal (in his Best of the Web newsletter yesterday) for excerpting this "Pravda on the Hudson", AKA New York Times, Op-Ed, by someone called Todd May.  The title of the column is "Would Human Extinction be a Tragedy?"  Emphasis mine. One might ask here whether...it would...be a …

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In honor of Chanukah, pictures of Israel

This week marks the holiday of Chanukah, and the victory of the Maccabees over the Greek desecrators of the Temple.  The ancient Jews, fighting for their homeland, were fierce warriors, who were not finally defeated until the Romans did so in 70AD with the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.  Here are some pictures …

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