Saturday January 21, 2017
12/27/2016 - 5:39pm
Fluid and contradictory policy
I'll have to join the chorus describing politics in the USA as being bizarre. But I have to admit, not any more bizarre than in the past. We forget the politics leading up to any war or social program foisted on us for decades.
At any rate, I've just got to write about...
12/13/2016 - 4:45pm
Long winter nights
As stated in this space before, I dreamt of a career as a movie director. Despite having learned to call them films instead of movies, I never had the ambition to get a start in that direction. It was the art, not the business that interested me. The art still fascinates me, and Dawn and I watch a lot of...
11/29/2016 - 4:54pm
Windmills make us poor
For years, alternative energy development was stifled by petroleum subsidies; among them military protection rackets and depletion allowances. The subsidies were touted as a way to prop up national security and help low income people get around. But if the cost of oil was realized at the pump instead of...
11/15/2016 - 6:10pm
Brett's Random Thoughts From the Corner Chair
Regardless of who you voted for, we should all be proud of the voter turnout. Both major party candidates received a tremendous number of votes, as did Mr. Johnson of the Libertarian Party. It’s too bad that we don’t get that kind of turnout to vote...
11/01/2016 - 4:06pm
Many years ago our garden was being whipped by the wind and so we decided to plant a row of bushes to protect it. Later, we built a small feedlot south of there. A row of trees next to the bushes made sense to keep snow out of the feedlot and the cattle comfortable. We have been buying seedlings from the soil office...