We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's a beach and boat day! Carpe diem. Hope you meet no rogue waves; hope the gals meet plenty of handsome rogues. If you're single, Hey, Jude, don't be afraid: reach out and touch someone today! Summer is the time for luuuuuuv.
Rogue Waves. Most of us were introduced to rogue waves in A Perfect Storm. Turns out they are more common than thought. NYT Science News.
Why do Jews tend to vote Dem? Kesler takes a look.
The Healthy Forests Restoration Act is a waste of $. No doubt. The Commons
Dems try to figure out how to manipulate religious people. RWN
Microsoft, the European Commission, anti-trust. The EU hates success: they want to be KING. Disturbed people love power. Coyote
Ptown gay group goes terrorist against "breeders." That ain't smart. Polipundit
From Bob, a happily rambling Bobistical, but not solipsitical,piece on the inner universe, the soul, Hopkins, the human face, and God. One Cosmos. His piece made me think of The Kingfisher, which is why it's today's Saturday Verse. A quote:
But one of the fundamental teachings of any spiritual view is that the universe has a within that is accessible to humans. In other words, the universe is not simply an exterior, made up of discrete parts that are external to one another. Rather, by looking at the parts in a certain way, we may discover a wholeness in the world that in turn reveals its interior dimension--and therefore its meaning. Parts show us only the exterior of the cosmos, while wholeness shows us the great within (and vice versa).
Read our Dr. Bliss' piece on Happiness posted on Thurs.