Clouds Illusions

As the song speaks about clouds illusions, and of course I can’t say much more than that to keep copyright from kicking up its ugly head, it makes me think about how we look at things. When we look at clouds from the ground, we see shapes and sizes, mostly flat. We...

What’s a Real Book?

The thing is, no one really knows what a real book is. I mean, at some point, I’m sure that Og the caveman sniffed in disdain about the newfangled books coming out written on pieces of wood instead of good solid craftsman stone tablets. Of course, yes, I realize I’m...

Smoking Section

It’s clearer today, but for the past couple weeks, looking out across the valley has been a challenge. It’s forest fire smoke season – and although it’s late this year it’s always a bit of a tough time to get through. Of course, as usual, what I start out...

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Attributed to Mark Twain, who attributed it to Benjamin Disraeli. In the end, it means I don’t believe you, and it’s probably for political gain. Which, that’s not exactly what I’m writing about, but it’s a good start. We all lie. Face it, no matter how nice a person...

Electrifying!

Yes, I cribbed this from comments between myself and a friend. Names have been changed to protect the innocent, or someone. I posted a memory from FB 10 years ago commenting on how I felt it was asinine to be willing to pull all the oil out of the Middle East’s...