- The American stock market is taking a bath while the economy is growing. What if the economy wasn't growing and the boss was in jail?
Fading Economy and Graft Crackdown Rattle China’s Leaders
[U]ncertainty… permeates the Communist elite as they ... more
Thomas Glessner Weaver '69: Wednesday -Thursday Drive Counties , Monaghan, Fermanagah, Leitim, Roscommon, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, WestMeith, Longford, Cavanmore
- all these great times, eras, moments that lasted ten
years or so, Paris in the twenties and thirties and teens,
USA in the Sixties... Morocco in the Fifties, St. Peters
burg in the 1890's, Greece when it ... more
- I could choose to start off with an apology about how long it's been since I've updated, but as I can't even bring myself to check and see when that last post was published, let's just skip that part.
I ... more
- Mixed Meters Three Readers - if they've been alert - will have noticed that there has been a missing season in my day-by-day, season-by-season, year-by-year composition project called The Seasons .
If you're not one of the Three Readers (or ... more
- I was sitting in the Senior Lounge at ElginAcademy one afternoon after lunch,reading Huston Smith's "ReligionsOf Man". All at once, I was up at theceiling, looking down at myself on thecouch. Don't know how ... more
Basswood leaves, seeds and bracts (unfinished; it turns out there is NOT enough time in the day to do all that I want to do and all that I need to do and also sleep -- which I guess ... more
Hackberry "nipplegall" on the underside of a leaf.I know many people consider them ugly, especially given their prevalence on an infected tree... but I really like Hackberry Galls. This time of year, just before the adult insects emerge ... more
- We're only as smart as we are,as capable as a species,as knowing of the truth becausewhat we know now was built onthe truth of generations that tooka long time. Babel is the towernow, ... more
- Why would we need philosophers
if we could understand them?
- An appointed upper house in the legislature? At least in Russia, the appointees are expected to represent the interests of a geographic area.
A British House Overflowing With Lords Draws Scorn
Britain’s unelected and overcrowded House of Lords… seems poised ... more
- Sawtooth sunflowers are starting to bloom.. though they have a very long flowering range, quite a few are open. I don't think they've hit peak yet and I expect to see them at least until October. What sets these ... more