Dominate. Intimidate. Control.

Avedon Carol rants on the Transportation Security Administration:

I haven’t linked to the nipple-ring story because every time I see a reference to it I go into a towering rage about the way TSA drones have been given the power to hold you and all of your possessions hostage to their whim in the name […]


Car Show

First ride on the motorcycle in a long time. And it has been a long time: the battery was nearly dead. I rode down to the corner for breakfast, then south to Sonoita and what the hell, another 20 miles to Patagonia, where I stumbled upon a car show.

I always like the oddball […]


Smoked Pork Spareribs

I started a new blog dedicated to cooking, and from now on I’m going to post recipes and cooking discussions there. It’s called Crouton’s Kitchen, and I just posted a recipe for smoked pork spareribs — with photos yet!

If you’ve been enjoying the cooking entries on this blog, please bookmark the new blog […]


Another Saturday Morning Update

Earlier, I mentioned Donna’s new bike. Well, you ask, what does it look like?

That’s Donna and her new ride on the left, me and my still-kinda new ride in the middle, and Polly with her old beater on the right.

Six months ago, Polly had the newest bike. I bet she gets another […]


Worth a Thousand Words

The small ball on the left represents all the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc.

The slightly larger ball on the right represents all the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tons).

The climate change deniers’ main argument is that mankind’s footprint […]


Las Vegas, Family Town

Every time Donna and I visit our son and daughter-in-law and grandchildren in Las Vegas, I promise myself I’m going to write a blog entry about Las Vegas as a place to live. People have odd ideas about the place, but I think if they could see the neighborhoods where residents live, they’d realize what […]



I heard only parts of Senator Barak Obama’s speech yesterday. But I heard enough to make me want to read the entire transcript.

We’re told that Obama’s speech was born from the political need to counter right wing media (read: all media) hysteria over the firebrand comments of Obama’s pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, but along […]


320 Days Left

You know, I always thought it odd that the Bush administration would tolerate a non-political independent-thinking military leader like Admiral Fallon, commander of U.S. Central Command. It’s so uncharacteristic of the “surround me with yes men” mentality of George W. Bush and his sycophants.

Well. It appears Bush is getting ready to replace Admiral Fallon […]