9/11. It’s Not Going Away …

As though we don’t have enough to worry about, what with the Mad King enthroned in the West Wing. Don’t we have, at the moment, quite enough on our plates, without being asked to think about 9/11?

Followers of this blog may remember prior posts on the subject of 9/11. If you wish to review them, here are the links: wordpress.com/post/believesteve.org/767; wordpress.com/post/believesteve.org/866; wordpress.com/post/believesteve.org/8307.

Why am I returning to this subject again, and now? It is because that, quite by chance, I last night happened upon two films that advance the effort to inform the public on the unresolved questions surrounding 9/11.

The first film is entitled : “Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup”.

The second film is by the group that has led the effort to demonstrate that the official version of how three building were brought down by two planes is false – Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth) – and is entitled: “9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out”.

Here is the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddz2mw2vaEg.

… and a note from AE911Truth: This is the 1-hour version of our 1 ½ hour groundbreaking documentary 9/11: Explosive Evidence — Experts Speak Out which is available for purchase as a DVD in our online store at http://shop.ae911truth.org/DVD-Cased-… or as a download at http://www.911ExpertsSpeakOut.com.”

As I’ve said before,  the official explanation of 9/11 is a mind-fuck. It demands that we discredit the evidence of our senses – that we are not seeing the controlled demolition of three buildings.  Or, that the Emperor is not naked. In the above movie, this mind-fuck is called “cognitive dissonance”, which is a fancy way of saying that things just do not add up.

So …  I agree that it is very hard to believe that a conspiracy did exist within this country, that would, for political purposes, take so many Americans lives (and property). But, so hard as it is to believe that, it is, for me, yet harder to believe that we have been told the truth. As an American citizen, you owe it to our country to listen to the theories and evidence that is presented in these movies. And, if you do find them convincing, speak out.



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Natural Happenings #5, Early Sept. 2018

Making apple juice! And, yes, I did my share at the press wheel.



Storm light on an un-named basalt mini-mesa, to the east


And, to the west


House finch


Baby Pine siskin

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Natural Happenings #4, Summer’s End, 2018


Wilson’s warbler, in the willows beside the Rio Grande








Vesper sparrow


Merganser, female


Grapes, on the pergola


Reflection, Rio Grande at Millers’ Landing


First acorns on oak planted by Kathy, on the Lower Forty

The summer of little water has come to an end. Now, birds are migrating south and the apple harvest has begun. What else? Pray for snow … and vote Blue in November!! We must rid ourselves of this anti-environment administration!

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Natural Happenings, Summer 2018, #3

Our best customers at the feeders are the hummingbirds (duh!), the scrub jays and the immature evening grosbeaks. I also just had a surprise visit from the four Canyon wren chicks that have been around lately. Two of them were in the house!


Woodhouse’s scrub jay, swallowing water


Immature evening grosbeak








Canyon wren chick









Broad-tail hummingbird


Down at the river



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Natural Happenings, Summer 2018, #2

“Beauty Happens”. That is a line from a great book on sexual selection, entitled “The Evolution Of Beauty”, by Richard O. Prum, Professor of Ornithology at Yale University. If you love studying Evolution, you’ll love this book.


The rufous side of the male Rufous hummingbird


Also rufous, it’s the New Mexico State Insect – the Tarantula Hawk


Great blue heron, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument


Lesser goldfinch. I’d love it for someone to tell me why it’s called the “Lesser”


The Evening Grosbeaks have returned. Already thinking about going south?

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Natural Happenings, Summer 2018

It’s been a hot summer, so far, in the upper Rio Grande Valley. The monsoon arrived on time – at the end of the first week of July, – but is now disappointing us with fewer thunder storms than we had hoped for. The Rufous and Calliope hummingbirds arrived with the monsoon – also on time – and, otherwise, we’ve been seeing baby birds of many species. I’ll start with the male Calliope hummingbird:


The male Rufous hummingbird:RufousDSCN2797RufousDSCN2845RufousDSCN2856The summer-long resident hummingbird is the Black-chinned:



Black-chinned female and male



Here is a just-fledged baby, probably a Black-chinned:Baby&FemaleBlack-chinnedDSCN2742BabyDSCN2755


Ash-throated flycatcher


Female Bullock’s oriole


Black-capped chickadee


Lesser goldfinch


Immature White-breasted nuthatch


Immature scrub jay


Sunset from our side door


Rio Grande reflections,  at Millers’ Landing

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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 be removed

and, of course, it has already begun

We have packed the planet

while ruining the earth, the air and the water


We humans are rendering

our habitat uninhabitable

and it’s seems unlikely that we will stop

before it is too late


But while we can still talk to each other

it might be amusing to assign blame

Who is to blame for this mess we find ourselves in?

Is it the most avaricious and power mad amongst us

who are responsible?

That is most certainly the case …

and it would be great if we could rein them in

but that too seems unlikely

We missed the boat on that one

when we invented civilization

and moved to the city


Humans are what they are

both pro- and antisocial

and there is no changing that


There is little hope for us nice people

now that the nastiest of people

have taken charge

But … if it is any consolation at all

we will surely go down together

H. sapiens, it will be said, was a poorly-designed species

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