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The Art of BEEing: Of smells and summer

In mid April I left for a business trip to China (punctuated by the bees swarming the day before I left) and when I got home 3 weeks later the last vestiges of spring had turned to summer in the … Continue reading

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Stations along my tea journey

I began drinking tea at some indefinable moment in my youth. Iced tea (unsweetened) was a staple beverage in our household, quite often made as “sun tea” in the warmer months by putting a 2 or 3 gallon glass jar … Continue reading

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An Adventure in Basic American Healthcare

A few months ago I noticed a small red area on one of my legs.  It was about as big as my thumbnail, was painless, didn’t itch, and otherwise was fairly easily forgotten about if I didn’t look at it.  … Continue reading

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Untangling the -ism’s: Patriotism vs Nationalism

This past week has seen yet more disturbing actions by the Trump regime, but the lowlights are the exclusion of major, highly respected media organizations such as the BBC from press events and the statement by the chief strategist that … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 8: Through the first year

It has now been 1 year since my system started producing electricity, which seems to be a good point to stop and look back over the data. System overview: The system is a 2.7 kW (DC) / 2.3 kW (AC) … Continue reading

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What we need is a Political Lemon Law

Watching the antics of this past couple of weeks in the Trump regime I continue to be amazed that anyone can still believe that he is suitable to be in the position he is, much less continue to support him. … Continue reading

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Yet another waypoint on the American slide away from democracy

The Trump regime is still doing us at least one useful service: they publish the text of the executive orders, so we can see those aspects of the democratic system being pulled apart which in an actual democratic decision, such … Continue reading

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