Monthly Archives: June 2011

Redwoods June 2011


Redwoods June 2011 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck This is off trail, along Redwood Creek just after Tall Trees Grove at the sharp bend in the creek. This tree was tipping miraculously at about 30 degrees, so I went in to … Continue reading

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Robert Reich’s interesting 2 minute explanation of the economy. Dude, surely you jest!


In the interest of putting up good arguments *against* my general point of view (which I posted in “Shut up or Cut”, here’s the always-sharp-but- often-wrong Robert Reich. As with most tribal viewpoints, Reich makes several correct points and connects … Continue reading

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Black and White Prints from Vitaly Geyman


My Table Tennis pal Vitaly is not just an interesting fellow with an amazing personal history, he’s a great photographer from Ashland Oregon who specializes in Black and White Prints, especially nature photos featuring trees, flowers, and plants.    Check out … Continue reading

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Tax burden by income level and “Shut up or cut!”


The tax debates always intrigue me, mostly because few of the people who are discussing things have much of a clue about the facts.   You hear all kinds of specious talking points – the most conspicuous from the left … Continue reading

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Convenience or Sustainability?


In affluent societies like the USA we often use extra energy (usually in form of fossil fuel) to create convenience.   We run errands in our cars rather than walking, we travel long distances by airplane or car rather than … Continue reading

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Richard Scarry


Richard Scarry’s birthday is today and I’m glad Google chose to feature this amazing author.  He’s got the prestigious Google home page logo today, featuring some of the buildings from “BusyTown”, Scarry’s action packed village where his and our imaginations … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet – Full Text of the Play


ACT I PROLOGUE Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes … Continue reading

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