Monthly Archives: February 2022

Here Are a Thousand Words in One Picture

Courtesy of the “Dos Equis” Guy (Thanks, Anton.)

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Spiritual “Brothers in Arms”?

‘WWG1WGA” Does this thinking still apply, today? Is this why Zelenskyy is chiding the Western powers for standing at a distance and watching the events unfold in his precious country? And why didn’t NATO allow Ukraine to become part of … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Resistance to the Russian Invasion

Better Dead Than Red It’s a Cold War slogan, but one that encapsulates the unexpected strength of feeling among Ukrainians. Putin thought that the very fact that his troops could cross the line between their two countries with impunity would … Continue reading

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Yesterday in History IV

Russia Invades Ukraine (February 24, 2022) Will this be another day in infamy? I expect so. What really surprises me is how anyone thought that diplomacy could have prevented this from happening. Putin only wanted one thing: assurances from the … Continue reading

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The Russian Holy Man who Wanted to be the Tsar

Grigori Rasputin (January 21, 1869 – December 30, 1916) This post was triggered by a comment from my friend, David Lowe, last night: he quoted someone else who said, “There are three letter missing from Putin’s last name: RAS.” Oh-ho, … Continue reading

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When a Pope Changed our Old Style to a New Style

Pope Gregory XIII (February 24, 1582) The calendar used to be based on the Roman way of counting days of the month, and year, but there was always something missing: one-quarter of a day every year. So, the Romans added … Continue reading

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When the Word was Made Manifest in Europe

The Gutenberg Bible (February 23, 1455) On this day in 1455… Most scholars agree that the Gutenberg Bible was published on this date in Mainz, Germany. My daily calendar Interesting chart, is it not? Those oppositions say so much. But … Continue reading

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King of the Lilac Bushes

Northern Cardinal in our Backyard

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Is the USA Starting to Unravel?

Has Putin Painted Biden into a Corner? There’s something about a brilliant set of political moves internationally that makes us secretly admire the one doing the maneuvering. Putin has certainly got Trump’s approval, as the White House has noted. But … Continue reading

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Who Will Purchase This Perch From Us?

When ALL the Chickens Come Home to Roost I have been commenting and predicting on events that were current for these past couple of months. The culmination happened yesterday, the day after the Beijing Winter Olympics ended. COVID-19 The Queen … Continue reading

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