Tag Archives: Reality

The Rambling Road: So, what’s this all about?

It’s sometimes hard to know where to begin an explanation of something that has been coming my whole adult life, so I will start with the event that triggered the birth of this blog. A couple of weeks ago, I ended up in the hospital for almost a week as the result of acute pancreatitis brought … Continue reading So, what’s this all about? Continue reading

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For the love of god and country

I once opined that no one can face a fiercer opponent than someone fighting for what they hold most dear. We Americans, and really most Westerners, have a very romantic view of that idea. When we hear it, we see … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding and risk

I’m a big fan of crowdfunding, that idea put forward by websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo that allows people with ideas to connect with groups of people interested in their idea to help fund it. I’ve helped fund a few ideas … Continue reading

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Farming: Some thoughts on Punxsutawney Phil

So yesterday was Groundhog Day, complete with its requisite trotting out of the rodent and an internet full of mocking said rodent and the people who flock to him once per year. Now, I will grant you that the whole show surrounding Groundhog Day is ridiculous and proves nothing except that people like to have […] Continue reading

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It’s monumental news, but we need to keep it in perspective

The news that Osama bin Laden has been killed is certainly monumental, incredible news, especially since he managed to evade capture for such a long time. Yet, as important as his death may be, it marks but a single event … Continue reading

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