The thoughts of a writer.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Hillary's Got Sand to Take on Gun Lobby!

Hillary Clinton wants new gun control laws. Apparently she is the only one brave enough to take on this issue with any realism. I heard our daily local gun murder news this morning and I agree something needs to change. Hillary, you just jumped up in my opinion.

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Monday, October 05, 2015

Bumper Carrot Crop!

We dug our carrots yesterday and were surprised how many and how big they were!


Sweet Potato

This sweet potato started growing in the dark and looked so delicate I had to photograph it.


Friday, October 02, 2015

Expiration Date Blindness

Do you or someone you know have Expiration Date Blindness? While rarely fatal, it is marked by an almost complete lack of consideration for expiration dates on products. Often, someone suffering from EDB will reach for the product that has less time according to the expiration date, and take the one that still has plenty of time to wait. It might mean taking the battery with four years left instead of using the one that expires next year. It could mean pushing aside the eggs that expire in two days, and taking several from the carton marked for the week after next. It may also extend to taking the banana purchased today and leaving the one from three days ago to sit and rot.

It may seem harmless to some, but EDB is a huge waste of money and products. Items spoil and are thrown away and end up in landfills and more are needed to replace them.

But now, there is "Wake Up & Look!" One Wake Up & Look can mean the difference between wasting precious resources and using things in the order that they were purchased and/or will expire! This revolutionary method can end Expiration Blindness forever! And seriously... aren't you worth it?


More Proof that Guns Make us Safer!

If you follow the news, you may have heard the story about the Oregon college shooting. Here in the Twin Cities, there was a local shooting in Chaska (not a city known for violent crime). I think that this is more proof that more guns in the hands of more people makes everyone much safer! Is President Obama right? If we are tired of the constant carnage produced by gun violence should we really start voting for gun control advocates? I'm sure there will be a lot of disagreement about that because Americans sure do love their guns. Apparently they love guns enough to ignore the daily, nightly, weekly, hourly murders taking place. We can see the news stories, but nothing ever changes. Should we really try to change this? I mean... what right do we have to try to save a lot of people from being shot to death? Is it really worth saving innocent lives if we can't all run around like cowboys packing guns? How are we going to be safe unless everybody has a gun? Nothing says safety like being paranoid, thinking you're always right and having a loaded gun at the ready! What do you think? Anybody?

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A Day Fishing...


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stay on Your Side of the Line!

When I was a kid, there were no such things as child restraints in cars. We had an imaginary line down the center of the back seat of the car though. If I crossed it, my brother punched me in the arm. If he crossed it, he was 5 years older than me so I just screamed. I stayed on my side until enough arm punching removed all feeling and therefore all pain from my arm. Then I crossed it again. Then my brother found a new place to hit me and it hurt again. So I stayed on my side.

I think we can all learn something from this story; but I don't know what that something is.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

If Guns Make You Safer...

... then the United States would be the safest place to live.


Water Found on Mars!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Trump Tax Plan

So if Donald Trump wants to cut taxes for the poor and the rich, doesn't that mean the middle class will end up paying even more than they already do? I mean, doesn't the middle class pay more than their share already?

To be fair, when I heard Trump on the news last evening, I thought he said he wanted to cut taxes for the middle class too.

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Short Pants Season Ends Later than Normal!

Though it started late, short pants season ran 18 days later than last year! If you look in my archives, it ended September 10th in 2014 and this year I converted to long pants just today.


Blood Moon

Raptor Release

On Saturday, the Raptor Center released six birds at the Carpenter Nature Center. The weather was outstanding and the day was very fun. We also visited the orchard to buy some self-picked apples!


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Friday, September 25, 2015


The idea for Flozilla came because of Filezilla...

Oh no, they say she's got to go go go Flozilla!

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Watch For Buses on Shoulder

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