Where is my future?

Where is my future?

As a kid I never expected to see the year 2000. Especially just before the end of the Cold War, when it seemed like the stalemate with the U.S.S.R. would continue for millennia, and knowing that the missile base just miles from our house was a prime target for a...
Being Hungry

Being Hungry

“I’m hungry.” “I’m starving.” “There isn’t anything to eat.” “I think I’m going to die.” These are actual quotes from my children. My children who with only a few very short exceptions have never...
Extinction: 100 Years Since Martha

Extinction: 100 Years Since Martha

I remember reading the story in the Scholastic News as a kid – a species of bird so numerous that when it migrated it completely blotted out the sky, sometimes for days.  An abundant species so hounded by hunters that within a human lifespan they were completely...
Happy Independence Day (For Reals)

Happy Independence Day (For Reals)

I know I already posted, but I want to wish a real happy Independence Day to our readers.  Today is the day that we celebrate being free.  I grew up with the phrase “I can do what I want, it’s a free country,” and the angst of my parents’ and...
Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

It’s a hot dry summer, and fireworks were canceled in town because they could’t come up with the $20k need, but we found fireworks to see, and dammit somehow we’re still free. Happy Independence Day!
Quote of the Week – Abraham Lincoln

Quote of the Week – Abraham Lincoln

I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that...
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