This is Antarctica! We spent 4 days cruising the fiords, seeing the animals that make Antarctica their home, and listening to the people who have studied Antarctica and live there for a large part of the year. There is no way you can understand what it is like unless you go there. The feeling I… Continue reading Years End
A passenger in a car in a gas station got into an argument with another customer and was shot and killed. The driver drove away to get out of danger, stopped and called 911 but it was too late. A weather man has been receiving death threats for reporting on global warming. Shooting, death threats,… Continue reading Just Threaten to or do it.
We spent 41 Days on the Zaandam, a ship 780 feet long and 106 feet wide, with 10 decks available to passengers. There were 12 elevators, a work out area, many restaurants, bars and places to eat. There was a casino, shops and a concert hall with nightly performances. There were two swimming pools. There… Continue reading Antarctica and Back
On October 6th I left on a 41day cruise to Antarctica. I mistakenly assumed I would be able to continue to update my website. The tools I needed are not available through the internet I have available. I’ll be back on November 17 and hopefully I’ll get back to speed.
Yes, we’re starting our trip with an early morning trip to Fort Lauderdale on Delta, where we stay overnight. On Saturday we get on Holland America’s Zaandam. We’ll spend the next 41 days on and off the ship. We go through the Panama Canal. Then down the west side of South America all the way… Continue reading We’re Off
I haven’t been writing much in the past few days spending my time getting ready for a 41-day cruise to the Antarctic. What we have done to get ready, planning, shopping, packing and repacking and generally getting our house ready for our really good friend to stay at our place and take care of our… Continue reading A Cold Destination
I’ve spent the afternoon sitting in front of my computer and listening to groups from my past. Simon and Garfunkel, The Limelighters, and the Kinston Trio. A real kick from the past and music unlike most of the groups we hear today. Many of the song’s lyrics reflect a desire for peace and understanding between… Continue reading The Next War
Welfare queens and just get a job The Repubs act as if anybody that needs help from the government is a lazy good for nothing who just isn’t trying to be self-sufficient. What the US needs to do, to save money, is get rid of all those terrible people who can’t make it in today’s… Continue reading Punish the Poor
Sweet Land of Liberty A Perspective So far Caste is a book that continually focuses on the terrible things Nazis did to Jews, upper class people did to lower class people in India and what white people did to people of color. They are terrible and, in some cases, went on for hundreds of years.… Continue reading Our Country Tis Of Thee
The statue of liberty is a little out of focus as is the US. I am continuing to read Caste and it is frighting. Caste is describing the America that I grew up in. I had no idea of what was going on in the US to keep white people on top of the power… Continue reading More Castes