The thoughts of a writer.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Monica Lewinski May Be the Same Person

Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Monica Lewinski May Be the Same Person
Unassociated Press

July 27, 2017

Monica Lewinski

No one is quite sure, but speculation is that Sarah Huckabee Sanders may be Monica Lewinski in disguise. The current White House Press Secretary may be a former White House Intern. Regardless if this is true or not, both women (or the same woman) seem to have intimate knowledge of the President; from behind the scenes.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Summer is for Stir-fry...

Beef and Peapods and everything else I could think of...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Flying Saucer Lands on CuTRis; Again!

Flying Saucer Lands on CuTRis; Again!
Unassociated Press
July 25, 2017

For the 15th time in the last 43 minutes, CuTRis has had a flying saucer land on him. So far, he has not yet been abducted by aliens. Witnesses say that CuTRis has shooed the aliens away with a stick.

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Long Meadow Lake

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Fossil Hunting in Minnesota?

Is there somewhere to find (and keep) fossils in Minnesota? Yes! The Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester, MN is just the place! The quarry was under the ocean millions of years ago; and there are still fossils of small sea creatures in the rocks! There are also many other opportunities (indoors and outdoors) to enjoy nature at this beautiful nature center.

A young paleontologist searches for fossils.

Quarry Visitors

Looking back through time...

Navigating flooded trails

Just one of the many indoor residents

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Fast and the Furious 142: Vin Number

I've got a really low voice. I like to drive cars fast. I make people wait for me because I don't like to get to work on time. I don't care if the rock thinks I'm a candy-ass. I have a lot of hit movies about driving cars fast.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

China Cracks Down on Winnie the Pooh

The most insidious character to ever infiltrate China...

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Cop Shoots Unarmed Person Hypothetical

I'm just thinking out loud here so don't get too upset—because this could never really happen.
But what if... in order to create more diversity, a police department was pressured into hiring individuals who were not qualified? I mean, what if an applicant had an education in business administration or economics instead of law enforcement? I'm not saying it would ever happen, but if it became more important to hire non-white people rather than those most qualified for the job, could it ultimately create a danger to society? It is something to think about isn't it? Not that such a scenario could ever happen.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Grilled Shrimp and Salmon

This was unbelievably good and cooks in minutes! If you want to try it, make sure your shrimp are raw (not precooked). Mine were done over charcoal.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Doors - Peace Frog


Deer in the Garden

The rabbit fence worked great for the garden. But now the deer are reaching over it and munching my peas and beans...


Monday, July 10, 2017

Grilled Chicken


Dragon Festival

Friday, July 07, 2017

Did This Life Matter?

Miosotis Familia
Formerly, the allegations were that white police officers shoot black men. More recently, it is alleged that police officers shoot black men. The emphasis has so far been placed entirely on the police and not on the reason that black men are shot by police. In this latest example, a black police officer was shot by a black man. This seems to mirror the black on black violence across the entire USA. The questions should be who are the people who are using guns and committing violent crimes and why? If they are disproportionately representative of a certain demographic group, then we should ask why is that? Most of us can see the mugshots of those who are arrested for violent crimes. If these pictures show a particular demographic group more often than others, then again, why? It is only normal for humans, who are able to learn by discriminating between things such as hot and cold or dangerous and safe, to begin to see those groups most frequently represented in violent crimes as potential threats. Police officers are humans.

So if at some point as a society "we" want to seriously address these issues, we have to step back from the hysteria of race and address the why questions. Everyone, regardless of their demographic group, has to assume the responsibility for their own actions. This seems to differ from the current, "politically correct" tendency to blame others instead of taking responsibility for your decisions and actions.

Is it still about race?
In my opinion, strengthening families, increasing parental responsibility, becoming educated and employed and reducing the notion that being a "gangsta," or street thug is a way to become "successful," would be of great benefit to everyone in our society. But the changes have to come from within the groups involved. I know that they want some kind of change—because they are out protesting whenever a black man gets shot by a police officer. Unfortunately, the responsibility is always shifted to the police and not to those who are making poor lifestyle decisions.


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Thursday, July 06, 2017

CuTRis Shouts at the World

CuTRis Shouts at the World
UnAssociated Press
July 6, 2017

CuTRis, shown in the picture to the right, shouted at the World today. He told everyone to start telling the truth, stop making trouble, and to be kind and help each other and the environment. Even though CuTRis shouted through the largest bullhorn that he could find, he was still ignored. In fact, someone even threw a rock at him.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Minnehaha Falls Park

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Harriet Alexander Nature Center

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