Beautiful Glacier National Park in Summer

Finally, I'm getting around to doing the last big post from our trip to South Dakota in September.  The last time we were in Montana, in 2017, the sky was filled with smoke from multiple wildfires, and all our plans to explore Glacier Park with our Ricochet friends had to be cancelled.  Both ends of …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #116: Symmetry. It’s hard-wired.

In my graduate studies in Psychology, one unit we studied was "interpersonal attractiveness". The professors at my university had done numerous studies of what makes a person attractive.  They asked thousands of study subjects to rate photographs of various people, male and female, young and old.  There are many dimensions to attractiveness, and different people …

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Dispatches from Furlough, Day Ten

Well, it's the final day of my enforced "vacation", and I guess the last vacation from work I will take in my working life.  Boy, that thought just hit me.  I have had some time to think over that voluntary-separation offer I received, and I am now planning on some negotiations with my supervisors.  I …

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This is getting ridiculous! “Gender-neutral language” [Updated 3-5-20]

King County, which is made up of mostly Seattle, the Bluest of the Blue in Blue Washington State, has issued instructions for residents to be safe from the rapidly-spreading Coronavirus.  The County recommends that the following groups stay home and avoid crowds for the next three weeks.  This is copied verbatim from the recommendations * …

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Birds-like you see every day…but different

Wherever I go, I watch for birds.  Even in my back yard, I love watching our birds at the feeder.  Normally, juncos are ground-feeders, but ours just love hogging the feeder, watching for chickadees and nuthatches who might want to get in. This is a junco and our song sparrow vying for the preferred station …

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RushBabe49 and Hubby’s Excellent Arizona Adventure

From February 13th through the 18th, hubby and I flew down to Arizona for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix.  We attended the Seminar Tuesday and Wednesday, then did some sightseeing the rest of the time.  Monday's flight was uneventful, and we arrived at our hotel in good time.  Upon unpacking, however, hubby …

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This Week’s Photo Challenge: New Horizon, and Liberty

I am at the stage in my life (age 67) where New Years resolutions don't fit.  This year, I have something wonderful to look forward to for the next few years-Liberty!  With a new Republican Administration taking over in January, instead of worrying constantly about the tightening of the strait-jacket of Government constantly hemming in …

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Visions of Victoria (B.C.)

When we got married, in October of 2003, my husband and I decided to go to Victoria, British Columbia, for our short honeymoon.  Hubby had lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1980, and he had never been to Victoria, which is just a few hours away, north of us.  So I contacted Clipper Vacations, who …

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A Spring Trip to Colorado

Last month, we flew to Denver for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar.  The subject was Churchill, and how his life and accomplishments are relevant to us today.  We listened to many great speakers, and met fellow Hillsdale supporters.  Here is what we saw from our hotel room when we woke up the first day …

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Learning at the Seat of the Master

Ms. Samantha Power, Barack Obama's new ambassador to the UN is demonstrating her attention to detail, learning from her boss.  At this week's emergency meeting of the Security Council about the situation in Syria, the ambassador was absent.  It seems she was in Ireland, on vacation.  Gee, she takes instruction well, doesn't she?  When the …

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