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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

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We are okay here, no problems from that terrible hurricane, which is hundreds of miles away; but of course the news of all the devastation is distressing. We heard today that M.P.'s nephew and family in Houston have 20 inches of water in the house, and the cars flooded too - awful.

Here's a little vid I found on the link between hurricanes and climate change - I do not say it is accurate or inaccurate, as I am not a scientist, and all that business is just too big and too technical for my ethereal mind to fathom. And I am certain that nothing I do or say here in my small, hemmed-in world will make the slightest difference, anyway.

I don't doubt the fact of man-made climate change - I well recall a biology professor telling us back in 1973 or so that the newly discovered greenhouse effect would be causing climatic changes, and it only makes sense that it would.  But how and where to deal with it is beyond me.  So I present this as a conversation starter only, and what you do with it is up to you.






Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Drive: Strauss, An der schönen blauen Donau

A few peaceful moments of pure joy and beauty that I think all my truckbuddies will appreciate: André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra playing "The Beautiful Blue Danube," recorded live in July 2006 at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.




Friday, August 18, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Don't Be a Sucker

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Everything old is new again:  so here's an anti-fascist educational film produced by the War Department in 1943 (re-released in 1947) that remains as up-to-date as today's headlines:




When will we ever learn?


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Drive: Summer Rain

The 1967 hit from the great Johnny Rivers:




As it happens, it rained here twice yesterday, bringing us a little relief from the heat.



Friday, August 11, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Drive: Summertime Blues

As performed by country-music giant Alan Jackson, 1994:




Friday, August 4, 2017

Waitin' for the Weekend

It's just too damn hot for clothes, even a swimsuit.







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