Friday, January 4, 2013

Researchers find oldest-ever stash of marijuana

Researchers find oldest-ever stash of marijuana
This is serious treatment of an archeological find. Strikes me as ironic that there really isn't anything new under the sun. Nothing cute or comedic about a very old element of many societies. There is a shaman involved in this story, and he is Caucasian.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Read To Me, Mr. Wizard.

I love books.  When I had asthma as a kid, reading was my salvation.  But I loved to read anyway, Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes, horse stories and canine heroes, I loved them all.  I have a Kindle, what a blessing that magic device is!  This is different, I put this up because it means having someone read to you.  God Bless my elementary school teacher who read "David and the Phoenix" to the entire class.  I read it in the subsequent summers as a kind of childhood tradition.  I have wonderful memories of the fierce Florida afternoon rainstorms as I read about a boy and his fire-bird.
read to me

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Twilight Zone

Just in case there are any of you who do not know who Rod Serling was, and how he chilled the youth of America with his frighting science fiction and storytelling abilities; observe.
Be Afraid, Or At Least Warned.

Boy Meets Girl, In The Future . .

A new year is right around the corner.  A sweet romance unfolded recently as "Boy Meets Girl" populates this year's menagerie.  A Rod Serling over-voice and some Twilight Zone theme music would better serve this latest arranged date, one set in the future.  Do you remember Twilight Zone?
Future Boy

Navy Snipes

Seems like all my jobs have been hot and dirty ones and usually dangerous.  I am old enough to have been drafted.  So I joined the Navy, thanks to my trade school training.  The Navy is where the hot, dirty and dangerous jobs started.  I was rated as a Boiler Tender, later changed to boiler technician.  My duty was aboard an aircraft carrier.  To be exact, the USS John F. Kennedy, CVA-67.  The Kennedy is now, like me, retired.  I'm in mothballs in Florida.  In 1971-72 I enjoyed a Med. cruise, eleven months in a hot screaming hell--before hearing protection was provided. I say that just to provide the following explanation of why I was called a "snipe."  Our jobs were almost exclusively below the ship's water line.

Aldrin, Buzz: Punching Out Conspiracy Nut

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