February 2013 archive

Feb 28

Remembering Waco

On this day in 1993, agents of the loathsome federal agency known as the BATF executed a raid on the home and church of a peculiar religious sect, not far from the Texas town of Waco. The BATF was well known for heavy handed and unlawful tactics. At the time of the raid, the BATF …

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Feb 26

Fasting, detoxification and intestinal cleansing.

In many cultures and religions the world over, people use fasting as a way to spiritual enlightenment and purification. Lent, Yom Kippur, Ramadan are a few examples. Hindus and Buddhists also fast. I do not fast for religious reasons. Some years ago, I had a recurring and persistent health issue. I won’t go into every …

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Feb 18

Winter scenes

Winter in the Northeast part of the U.S. is a time that offers little color, but there are some scenes of beauty if you dare to venture out into the ice and snow. Here are some pictures to demonstrate that point. ************* DUST OF SNOW by Robert Frost The way a crow Shook down on …

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Feb 13

Pruning fruit trees and grafting.

I have a single Apple tree on my property. It produces an unknown variety of yellow apple. While I am partial to red apples, the fruit from this tree can be used to make applesauce, it is nothing special. If I had a press I would make apple cider….maybe in the future I will get …

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Feb 05

The Teeth of Liberty

Photograph of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ************* “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with one another, and it assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and …

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