January 24, 2012

Time Out

I have decided that it is time to step aside for an indefinite period. I may be back, and then again, maybe not. As one of my daughters-in-law would say, ALOHA.

January 7, 2012

January 5, 2012

good photo, bad caption

I guarantee you after I finish cleaning your hairy clock and win back my pants, there will be no more strip chess played by me you gray wizard.

January 3, 2012

Fracking is such a cute little word

From the Wall Street Journal January 3, 2012 BY DANIEL GILBERT Ohio became the latest state to take action on the possible link between seismic activity and wells used to dispose of waste water from oil and gas production when state officials ordered a halt to the practice near Youngstown this weekend after several minor earthquakes. The wells, known as injection wells, have been proliferating in Ohio to accommodate growing volumes of waste water left over from hydraulic fracturing, which involves blasting water, sand and chemicals underground to break apart dense layers of rock to free up oil and gas. The state's move could stoke the political debate about hydraulic fracturing, ...

The Reader sez...  So now the consequences begin from fracturing mother earth and jamming chemicals and other waste products under layers of rock. But it's completely safe we're told. So states who are economically needy like Ohio grab at anything. Now we have 177 sites where they have jammed this completely safe waste product cocktail down into our backyards. That it is causing earthquakes, that could be telling us something. Fracking is such a cute little word. Only when you know its short for fracturing, as in fracturing the earth we live on, do we take it a little more seriously.

January 2, 2012

The Boston Pops

One of the things I miss since our economic downturn is the Boston Pop presentation each week. They are still in business for the people around Boston, but that does not do much for the rest of us. Here is a guest conductor Shaq O'neal doing a good job like he usually does in all his ventures. The crowd liked him. It's a song of the winter season which is just getting started so enjoy. I will.