11/14/22

Election Season v Election Day

With the (unfortunate or fortunate, your pick) results of the mid-terms still smoldering, it is worthy of some discussion as to how the Dem and Reps view the actual process of casting a ballot.

It is easy to say:

 1. The Dems take an “all of the above” approach to voting; whilst,

 2. The Reps focus – to their detriment – on casting ballots on Election Day Continue reading

11/9/22

Trump Sell By Date Arrives

Donald J Trump expected to announce his 2024 candidacy for President next week in the warm glow of a transformative Republican red wave election.

That will not happen — he may decide to run for President, but there is no Republican red wave election glow.

In fact, there are a great many people who are blaming Trump for the election’s outcome. Continue reading

10/18/22

Housing – The Canary In The Coal Mine

The other day I used the above phrase — the canary in the coal mine — and a person said, “What does that mean?”

Canary in a cage with an oxygen bottle resuscitator. Real life thing.

Miners carried canaries in special cages into the depths of underground coal mines because the canary was more sensitive than humans to deadly gases like carbon monoxide.

If the canary died, then the miners hauled ass and, hopefully, revived the canary. Continue reading

10/17/22

The Hills Are Alive With Colorful Leaves

I spent the last few days in Cashiers, North Carolina hiking the mountains and healing my soul. My favorite hike is around a chi chi girls’ camp on the shores of Fairfield Lake. It is simply the best.

The mountains were and are — for about the next two weeks — alive with color of such outrageous richness as to make one skeptical of their reality. It was a welcome respite from the storm.

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