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Year End Review

So, how’d I do on the predictions for 2014? Storms, check. Drought, check. Wildfires, check. Oil spills and pipelines, check. Cops have not (yet) mass murdered citizens, but they’ve used a lot of weapons against those same citizens. Not right, … Continue reading

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So long, Mishigami

I was moved to Michigan when I was a small child. As an adult, I’ve been wanting to leave for a long time.  We tried on Florida for 13 months and no thank you!  Too hot, too muggy, too flat, … Continue reading

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Scramble

I don’t fight the Keystone XL pipeline, or any pipeline, because of climate change.  That war needed to be won back in the 70s and 80s.  Remember when Reagan pulled the solar panels off of the White House?  The war … Continue reading

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A Political Odyssey

Once upon a time, many years ago, I was a registered Democrat.  I was born liberal, from parents who were.  I am a coal miners granddaughter, and in the house where my father was born were three portraits.  One of … Continue reading

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Show me the evidence

2014 is shaping up to be an epic year.   And I do take a bit of satisfaction in having predicted it all.  Water is becoming quite the issue. Take a look at Brazil.  Did you know that over 200 municipalities … Continue reading

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Empire of Lies*

*Or, the real state of things. It’s getting to be that time of year, when whatever idiot we elected to executive office tells us how it’s going. The lies this year will be whoppers.   They begin with the name:  United … Continue reading

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Searching

So here we sit, in develhell, looking for property in northwestern Michigan. We’d like some acreage for privacy and nature enjoyment, with some water of some sort; the search has been instructive. For instance, you can buy a property and … Continue reading

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Between Giggles and Tears

How does a doomer prepare for retirement? Between giggles and tears. Like the dutiful middle class people we are, we’ve been saving for retirement since we started working, practically. I’ve been hearing since the 1980’s that social security won’t be … Continue reading

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Facing the monster

Our species continues to surprise me.  We are capable of so much, and yet we never seem to learn. I was at a presentation recently, the topic being the environment in broad terms, but more specifically about climate change, and … Continue reading

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Keystone must be killed

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed these days. Our government has gone mad. In Texas, Eleanor Fairchild was arrested for trespassing on her own property. A foreign country (Canada) has seized her property via eminent … Continue reading

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