Happy and Sad at the same time: Rush Limbaugh’s Birthday

On January 12, 1951, Rush Limbaugh was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  He would grow up to be the most famous, consequential radio personality of the 20th and 21st centuries-not bad for a guy who hated school, didn't graduate from college, and got fired from his early jobs many times.  As he always said, he …

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Sunday Stills: My Town, and my Favorite Town (not the same)

So Terri gave us alternatives this week.  Photos of our town, or our favorite town.  I live in Western Washington, in a small city considered a suburb of Seattle. This is the waterfront on Puget Sound, just north of the US Navy Base in Everett. This is Silver Lake, just south of my house. And …

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Our Moon

Do you take the Moon for granted?  Or are you fascinated by our huge satellite, that is a significant proportion of the size of Earth, making it unique in our Solar System?  Do you look at the Moon through binoculars or a telescope, and wonder what all those craters look like closer-up?  Were you alive …

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Celebrating by Giving Thanks

Today is the American Thanksgiving, the most important 100% American holiday.  George Washington declared the first of such celebrations, giving thanks to God for bestowing upon America the blessings of a new continent, and the bounty it contained.  He acknowledged that the tiny, new country was thriving, mostly due to God, and the efforts of …

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Guest Blogger: Bryan G. Stephens on Technology Driving Moral Development

My friend Bryan G. Stephens is a mental health and management professional in Georgia.  The following excellent essay was originally posted on Ricochet.com.  Welcome, Bryan! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Morality in society is driven by what is possible. I can use many examples, but I am going to focus on three: Slavery Child Labor Women’s Equality The best …

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Sunday Stills: Dilapidated, desolate places and things

Maybe it's only me, but I seem to see a lot of news stories about bad things happening to people in cities recently.  Like the street crime in Chicago and New York City; homeless drug addicts attacking walkers on Venice Beach in California; and AntiFa attacking drivers stopped at traffic lights in Portland, Oregon. Aside …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #219: A Treasure Hunt

This week, Tina has sent us on a guided treasure hunt, with a list of subjects to capture with our cameras.  I think I can find them all.  Here we go! First on the list is A Pet.  My readers will all know that I have a profusion of photos of our pet (owner), Kikyo …

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The Left really does inhabit an alternate Universe

In the last couple of days, the Left has amply demonstrated that their Universe greatly differs from obvious Reality.  These stories really have me shaking my head in disbelief.  First, here's an excellent article dealing with the Left's alternate Universe. Have you seen any Republicans "running scared" ahead of the upcoming Midterm Elections?  I sure …

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We must always remember, September 11, 2001

Most every adult alive on that day remembers where he/she was and what they were doing that sunny Tuesday morning.  I was making breakfast before work, and I had the TV on when the story broke.  I saw one of the towers that looked like it was on fire.  Since it was in New York, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #216: Urban Environments

Thinking back on the past three years, it occurs to me that we have pretty much stayed out of big cities, both at home and on vacations.  In the last three years of Covid madness, I have only been to Seattle once, for a private concert at the new Center for Chamber Music, which Hubby …

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