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.
My pheasant-shooting woes. The sad tale at Mr. Free Market. That's why shooting preserves in the Eastern US put birds out and shoot them a half hour later. Admittedly not very sporting, since they have never been outside a pen. That's why we call them "flying mattresses," and try to give them plenty of distance.
80 million years without sex. BBC Science. It does feel that way sometimes.
Photo: Big bunny. Patrick Pleul, EPA / Corbis - German Giants: Breeder Karl Szmolinsky, here in January, breeds rabbits like this one weighing more than 20 pounds at his farm in Eberswalde.
Went beach combing last summer with an artist friend on a beach that was once an industrial site. The beach was littered with old glass, copper wire, old bricks, etc. along with beer cans and bleached fish bones. We each had two bags. One bag to save stuff to be used in future art pieces and one bag for garbage. Our little foray soon developed into a very fun game of "Is this Art or Is It Garbage?". I think that "Is this Art or Is It Garbage?" might be a good title and theme for a new game show. If The B could please tm that for me, I would happily give a fair cut of any and all future profits. heh.
Great news! It would be nice if our old friends in France and Germany would join us for the final push to eradicate AQ in Iraq. This would do wonders for smoothing relations between our countries and would demonstrate the Western World's resolve to defeat AQ and Islamic extremism worldwide...Just a thought! I'll send this on to Condi...LOL