Category Archives: Politics/Economics

Thoughts on current politics and economics

Southwest Airlines, Oakland to Albuquerque, 1-31-19

The aerial photos in this collection were taken by Kathy Miller. On this west to east flight, Kathy was seated on the south-facing side of the plane, thus looking out to the south. The initial photo of the series is … Continue reading

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The Wall

A stand-off in Washington continues over whether to appropriate 5.7 billion dollars to construct a “wall” along our border with Mexico, while American citizens are punished by the Trump administration with a record-length government shutdown. Trump boasted that the shutdown … Continue reading

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The Verdict Is In

The verdict is in. Homo sapiens has fucked up. We’ve screwed the pooch. It’s been 50 years or so since folks started talking about humanity’s tenure on Earth. Worrisome talk, seen in books such as: “Silent Spring” (1962) and “The … Continue reading

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Saving the World

I was born in 1940. About fifteen years later, my eyes opened to the world, and I didn’t like what I saw. The Cold War was upon us, and we were drilled at school to get under our desks in … Continue reading

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How Do You Deal with Chicken Lice?

It was a long time ago – back in the 70s. Kathy and I had been invited to take a look at a commune of sorts, located at a hot springs in southern New Mexico. We had a number of … Continue reading

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Miscegenation

Miscegenation is a term not often encountered nowadays. A contemporary definition is: “the interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types” (Mac Dictionary). While this definition attempts to be value-neutral, the initial syllable of the word: “Mis-” informs us … Continue reading

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We? Who The Hell Are We?

              “We? Who The Hell Are We?” Looked at in the fullness of time we humans are a problem only for ourselves evolution will replenish the planet once we are removed   We will … Continue reading

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