Category Archives: family

Days Of The Chokecherry

We’ve had an interesting couple of days. On Friday, our first real thunderstorm came by. It was scary. We could see it on the radar hours before, a chain of thunderstorms 100km long. It even spawned a tornado which wrecked … Continue reading

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The Return Of The Smartphone

For weeks I’ve been without my smartphone last seen in the hands of a grand child. The supposition was that the battery died and the phone was laid to rest wherever said highly mobile grand child was at some instant… … Continue reading

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Roller-Coasting Temperatures

We’re having a heat-wave here. Yesterday morning I went out to pull weeds in a row of trees. The temperature rose to 28º C (Humidex 32º C) and I was sweating heavily even at 23º C because of humidity around … Continue reading

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Family Heirlooms

Recently I was blessed to be able to see some heirlooms of my family: loads of photographs some more than 100 years old, a Ross Rifle (.303 British), designed and built in Canada before WW I, and a Cooey rifle … Continue reading

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Give Trump The Boot

“The practice of separating these families was implemented without any effective system or procedure for (1) tracking the children after they were separated from their parents, (2) enabling communication between the parents and their children after separation, and (3) reuniting … Continue reading

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Impeach Trump And Vote Out Republicans For Child Abuse/Crimes Against Humanity

“Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the Trump administration’s practice of taking undocumented immigrant children from their families and putting them in government facilities on US borders, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Only 28% approve. But among Republicans, there … Continue reading

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Sessions, Go Back To Bible-School

“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” Sessions said. “Orderly and lawful processes are … Continue reading

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Cannabis And Us

“All eyes are on Canada this coming week as the Senate get set to finally vote on the Cannabis Act after 14 months of discussion, debate, and passing or defeating amendments. If the bill to make recreational pot legal is passed … Continue reading

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Times Are Changing, Even In Saudi Arabia

“The cover of Vogue Arabia’s June issue, featuring a Saudi princess lounging in the driver’s seat of a red convertible, has drawn widespread criticism following a string of arrests of women’s rights activists. The June issue, which claims to be … Continue reading

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Finally, Rain!

We’ve had a drought here. Soil that I have not watered is dry four inches down. The lawn I seeded last year has been watered once and looks healthy although there are bare spots where the seed was not properly … Continue reading

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Reality Exposes Trumpism For What It Is, Nonsense

“It could mean there are fewer young people in the workforce in the future, at the same time as life spans increase and more elderly people need care and resources into later life. But it does not mean the population will … Continue reading

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The Energy Progress Report

“As of 2015, the world obtained 17.5% of its total final energy consumption from renewable sources, of which 9.6% represents modern forms of renewable energy such as geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind. The remainder is traditional uses of biomass (such … Continue reading

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