Robert Morris, Founding Father

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The portly merchant sat with a rather large group of other merchants at the local tavern in Philadelphia.  He was raising his mug full of Metheglin. (A mead made with spices and herbs) to St Georges whose day they were celebrating.  The year was 1775 and Robert Morris had just received word of the Lexington Massacre.  He was no fan…

Politicians Say The Dumbest Things

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Last night we had the presidential debate.   I am not fond of Politicians,yet, I did watch it all. There are no winners in these things.  In this particular election it seems to be pretty juvenile and petty, with lots of name calling, maintaining positions even if they are wrong, lying through their teeth and of course the ol’ “you…

Noyo River Redwoods

I would have been wholeheartedly disappointed if I went on the Skunk train only to go through deforested land. Lucky for me, the  Redwoods League out of San Francisco, did much fundraising n order to buy 462 acres of old growth redwoods.  It cost them 7.5 million dollars but it ensures the trees will not be harvested.  The acreage is flanked…

Internet, Strangers and Real life

I was reading something on the internet about why we talk to strangers online, but not in life. It was a good question and many of the answers were inane. One comment said that it was because we could pick the topics to discuss. If you engaged with a random stranger at the restaurant then you might find you have…

Emphysema Update Video!

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I wanted to do my update in a video i uploaded to my newly created Vlog. It took me ALL day to put it together. I had to do the video, figure out how to put the two pieces together, upload, fix it it a bit and, walla, 9 hours later I can share it with you. It is very…

The Stairs

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(I was given a writing prompt that was a picture of stairs here is the result.) Sam lived with his parents on the 15th level of the stairs. Every year as far as he could remember, they had moved up one level on his birthday. He was told his parents were able to go back to the first level to…