everything you know about politics is wrong (the view of the fistfight from 30,000 feet up version)

In my last three posts I talked about the revelation of the existence of the mass surveillance program in which your emails, internet searches, and mobile phone data are collected, stored and subject to review by the U.S. government at any time. One of these posts talked about potential links between this PRISM program and … Continue reading everything you know about politics is wrong (the view of the fistfight from 30,000 feet up version)

funny, i don’t remember “indian summer” being this creepy

I don't know what it is about this fall's "Indian Summer" but there's something about it that seems, well...strange. Brief spells of summer-like weather in October or even November aren't unusual.  Perhaps it's because this year's Indian Summer is so cloudy as to be gloomy.  Might it be that the fall colors peaked early and … Continue reading funny, i don’t remember “indian summer” being this creepy

okay, okay, i give up! i’m getting an air conditioner!

Maybe it was stubbornness, but I don't think it was pride.  After all,  I'd owned an air conditioner before, and it wasn't a terrible experience.  But for nine summers I'd resisted getting an air conditioner.  Really, I just didn't feel like spending the money, even though it wouldn't have cost me too dearly. It's not … Continue reading okay, okay, i give up! i’m getting an air conditioner!

correction: it’s NOT all fun and games before the polar ice caps melt

This picture reflects what Madison WI usually looks like during the first or second week of May. The lawns are green and ready to be mowed, and the tree buds are turning into real leaves.  But with the last two weeks of temperatures in the 60's, 70's and even 80's,  this is actually a picture … Continue reading correction: it’s NOT all fun and games before the polar ice caps melt

it’s all fun until the polar icecaps melt

Early this morning marked Daylight Savings time.  With daylight going an hour later on our clocks, you could see more children playing outside, more people walking through the neighborhood and more bicyclists out on the street.  It was a sunny day, with the temperature reaching 64 degrees.  In the morning I walked out side with … Continue reading it’s all fun until the polar icecaps melt