Monthly Archives: July 2022

Its George Jetson’s Birthday! Feel Old?

Wanna feel old?  Today is George Jetson’s birthday!! For sixty years, a key pop culture reference to living in the future is to compare something to The Jetsons, the Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Well, according to Jetsons lore, Sunday, July 31, 2022, is George … Continue reading

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On the Forgotten Russian Prisoner

Marc Fogel was the coach of the girl’s soft ball team at the Anglo-American School in Moscow until his arrest last summer. The team was named after the Pittsburgh Penguins. Wasn’t too long ago that nobody ever heard anything about … Continue reading

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Last Night Without Air Conditioning

Last evening while watching the news I noticed I felt warm. Now everyone in Florida lives with air conditioning. Well not everyone. There are the few who claim to love the heat and humidity and those too poor to afford … Continue reading

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The Murder of Jean Jaures – July 31, 1914 – from the History archive

 Jean Jaures “What will the future be like, when the billions now thrown away in preparation for war are spent on useful things to increase the well-being of people, on the construction of decent houses for workers, on improving transportation, … Continue reading

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On GOP Miscellaneous Doo-Dah

Well its another day here in America and another day of events that simply make you shake your head in wonder.  Some of our elected officials are either (a) bat-shit crazies or (b) will say ANYTHING to ensure that they … Continue reading

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The Dust Bowl

Goodwell, Oklahoma, June 4, 1937. Anyone who has read Steinbeck’s “Grapes” or “Mice” or took an American History class in the middle of the last century has heard of the dust bowl – the “Dirty Thirties” as it used to … Continue reading

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Come to Florida

The great State of Georgia enacted a restrictive abortion law this week forbidding abortion after detection of a fetal heartbeat.  That’s usually around 6 weeks give or take.  Most women don’t even know they are pregnant after 6 weeks. Of … Continue reading

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On Being Nosy

Why do people care about other people’s sex lives?  This is the fun question of the day! I mean, there are woman and men who only have one sex partner in a lifetime.  They meet, marry each other and that’s … Continue reading

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Voting Isn’t Enough by Rep. Ilhan Omar

Our country is in the midst of a legitimacy crisis, with the Supreme Court at the heart of it. – from The Nation magazine Our country is in a crisis. On a near-daily basis, evidence mounts implicating the former president … Continue reading

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The Neighbors – from the Archive

  Our home in the 80s – on the left During the eighties they were our neighbors, Tom, Anna and Jim.  They lived in the house on the right next to ours on Westford Road north of Baltimore. My wife … Continue reading

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