Sep 16

When we know your talk is cheap.

The song by Van Morrison, titled Wonderful Remark expresses a sentiment that is profoundly apropos of the political elite. Wonderful Remark by Van Morrison How can you stand the silence That pervades when we all cry? How can you watch the violence That erupts before your eyes? How can you tell us something Just to …

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Sep 10

The Crayon Factory

It is probably safe to say that every American child has used crayons at some point in there early years. Last month I had a chance to visit the Crayon factory in the river town of Easton, PA. It is a short drive from where I live and the place offers 4 floors of fun …

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Sep 07

Leaders

I generally try to avoid the subject of politics on this blog, but occasionally I feel compelled to comment on what I witness as the decline of the American way of life, indeed, the destruction of Western civilization. Perhaps it was said best by the “master poet of my generation; “Don’t follow leaders and watch …

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Sep 06

The growing American police-state.

It is difficult to accept the manifestation of an over-reaching government in a nation founded on the principles of individual liberty and self reliance, but in America today the malignant disease of collectivism is eating away at the very fabric of those founding concepts. This cancerous notion of demanding something for nothing appears to have …

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Sep 05

Assessing Threats

Personal safety should be a concern of everyone. I’ve written about Personal Safety and Self-Defense in the past and offered some great links for further reading. If you have not read the aforementioned article I encourage you to do so. ** Some thoughts to ponder; When seconds count the police are minutes away. The simple …

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Sep 04

Raising chickens (and ducks) for eggs and meat.

Most eggs purchased in the supermarket are quite old and tasteless. The shells are soft, the yolk is pale and the white is usually runny like water. These are all indications the eggs are not optimally fresh and come from a super-size production farm. Buying fresh local eggs from a small farm will provide your …

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Sep 01

Garden report September ’16

These beans were tasty, but picked sooner they would be more tender.

Early in the season the broccoli performed well yielding 8 large heads. This summer’s best producer was the cantaloupe melon! The dozen fruit over about 4 weeks were some of the sweetest melons I have ever tasted!…and the first 4 were quite large and heavy. 12 sweet, juicy melons was a good harvest. It was …

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Aug 22

Thunder and Lightning

This summer the Pocono Mountains offered some exceedingly hot and intensely humid weather for an unusually extended stretch of days – turning into about 4 full weeks. Last night, that heat wave broke and night sleeping was, once again, a pleasant rest instead of a torturous, sweaty and fatiguing experience. During this period of tropical …

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Aug 11

Shooting Star

Shooting Star Written by: Bob Dylan Seen a shooting star tonight And I thought of you You were trying to break into another world A world I never knew I always kind of wondered If you ever made it through Seen a shooting star tonight And I thought of youSeen a shooting star tonight And …

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Aug 11

The Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower is an annual event in August. This year’s display is said to be the best in 20 years with the possibility of seeing as many as 200 per hour! I am hoping that the sky clears for the full view. To the right is an image of the constellation Perseus. No …

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