Monthly Archives: June 2022

Yesterday in History XVI

Nik Wallenda Crosses the Grand Canyon (June 23, 2013) On this day in 2013: Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. The previous June, I had watched Nik Wallenda cross Niagara … Continue reading

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The Day Elvis Met Col. Tom Parker

February 6, 1955 As I’m sure you are all aware, there’s a new Elvis biopic coming out tomorrow in most theatres. First of all, let’s meet the Colonel: Tom Parker (June 26, 1909 – January 21, 1997) This birth time … Continue reading

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I Finally Followed the Clues:

This Mourning Dove is Widowed There usually is a pair of mourning doves who inhabit our environment. (This shot from early 2019 is of the female, as she watches her mate search for seeds on the deck, below) The other … Continue reading

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It’s Taken More than Sixty-Five Years to Get Over It

Raven and Me In late summer, 1956, I was bitten by a German Shepherd. I was six years of age. It was traumatic to me, especially since I had been farmed out to the Duff family in New Lowell, while … Continue reading

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How Appropriate for Father’s Day…

Our Dad Shows Up in My Dream Last Night Having had a very busy day, yesterday, attending a family wedding (which was surprisingly emotional for me), I resolved to have a good night’s sleep, but also to remember whatever my … Continue reading

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The Stars “Fell” on That Fateful Morning

November 12, 1833 We know now that it was a meteor shower, but at the time they presumed it was the end of the world. The time was ‘just before dawn’. So, I have chosen 6:30 am local time in … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Reassess His Role as Trump’s VP

Michael Pence (June 7, 1959) I always presumed Mike Pence was Donald Trump’s yes-man. After yesterday’s January 6 Select Committee hearing, aired live on CNN for three hours, I have come to appreciate the man himself. The timing of this … Continue reading

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The Right Fear Mail-In Votes Skew Outcomes to the Left

Main-In vs. In-Person Voting It’s a situation that is being exploited by one side over the other. (Or so each side thinks…) The panic seems to be the erroneous thought that only Republicans vote in person, on the day of … Continue reading

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An Unholy Trio Around Donald J. Trump

Rudy Giuliani, William Barr and Steve Bannon I don’t know about you, but having three liars in the White House over different times during Trump’s presidency shows that, like Nixon, there was a ‘cancer’ growing that would some day kill … Continue reading

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“Stop the Steal”: Guilt by Association?

Roger Stone (August 27, 1952) I missed something about Roger Stone. It took a comment from my astrology friend, Ellie, to open my eyes to an obvious association. Stone has an tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back. What’s that … Continue reading

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