Thursday, June 29, 2023

Hazy and smoky in central Ohio

This is from a Forbes article 4 years ago. But we had heard it from an Arizona tourist guide in 2003--environmental regulations are part of the problem with wildfires. You wonder what other "green" goals will cause havoc in 20 years.
"Yet in spite of blaming climate change and attacking President Trump for suggesting bad environmental policies made California’s fires worse, California’s outgoing governor, Jerry Brown, quietly signed two bills to correct the worst of the state’s fire management policy missteps, proving Trump was right all along." (Forbes, Nov. 27, 2018)
Not a topic I usually research, but central Ohio is pretty smoky from 161 fires in Canada. A friend posted on Facebook an aerial photo of Mt. Verson, OH, and you can barely see the town. Our dinner guest last night had already sought emergency medical attention for his asthma earlier in the day.

Update: Everyone's talking about the smoky haze and hot weather. Photos of downtown Columbus are amazing--we can hardly see it.   And I'm concerned about the guys on my neighbor's roof. They've been replacing it for over 12 hours. Want to bet they are immigrants?

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Mis- Dis- and Mal- mischief in the Justice Department


"The First Amendment recognizes that no person or entity has a monopoly on the truth, and that the “truth” of today can quickly become the “misinformation” of tomorrow. Labeling speech “misinformation” or “disinformation” does not strip it of its First Amendment protection. As such, under the Constitution, the federal government is strictly prohibited from censoring Americans’ political speech. The government also may not use third parties to bypass the First Amendment and conduct censorship by proxy.2"

But that's exactly what our federal government did.

cisa-staff-report6-26-23.pdf (

Among other things . . . 

• CISA is “working with federal partners to mature a whole-of-government approach” to curbing alleged misinformation and disinformation.8
• CISA considered the creation of an anti-misinformation “rapid response team” capable of physically deploying across the United States.9
• CISA moved its censorship operation to a CISA-funded non-profit after CISA and the Biden Administration were sued in federal court, implicitly admitting that its censorship activities are unconstitutional.10
• CISA wanted to use the same CISA-funded non-profit as its mouthpiece to “avoid the appearance of government propaganda.”11
• Members of CISA’s advisory committee agonized that it was “only a matter of time before someone realizes we exist and starts asking about our work.”12

Good buy.

I was in Walmart on Bethel last Thursday and noticed how nice the fresh flowers looked, so I stopped. There were 3 price levels for bouquet size. I picked out a $5, all buds, but I knew they were lilies. There were 13-14 buds, now in full flower--pink, yellow and orange. What a lovely surprise. God's artistry.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Michael Rectenwald's message for leftists

Michael Rectenwald is the author of numerous books and poetry collections. He is a retired professor of literature. He's recently started a podcast, and has a website, Michael Rectenwald Home.

  •  Let leftists live imprisoned in 15-minute cities, under constant surveillance, wearing masks, & submitting to endless useless vaccines, or worse.
  • Let them survive on UBI issued in CBDC, with digital IDs that track their every move from cradle to grave.
  • Let them forgo real meat, eat synthetic meat, toxic vegetables, and bugs.
  • Let them submit to smart city technologies that track their carbon footprints and issue them social credit scores so they feel like good compliant citizens.
  • Let them have their Marxism, critical race theory, transgenderism, and servility to the ever-burgeoning state.
  • Let them think they are radicals as they serve as the foot soldiers and accomplices of the globalist elite.
  • It's time to separate from these people. No reconciliation is possible.
  • The only question is whether the totalitarians they serve will let us out.
The 15-minute city (FMC or 15mC) mentioned above is an urban planning concept in which most daily necessities and services, such as work, shopping, education, healthcare, and leisure can be easily reached by a 15-minute walk or bike ride from any point in the city. At this point, I think they exist in China.

UBI is universal basic income.

CBDC is central bank digital currency and is generally defined as a digital liability of a central bank that is widely available to the general public. Today in the United States, Federal Reserve notes (i.e., physical currency) are the only type of central bank money available to the general public.

Quick trip to Indianapolis

Saturday we had a quick trip (80 mph on a moving parking lot all the way) to visit my sister-in-law Jean, and a few other relatives.  We went out to eat at her favorite restaurant, Sero's, a Greek family style restaurant that serves breakfast all day. Indianapolis Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Restaurant | Sero's Family Restaurant (

Enjoying lunch at Sero's

Visiting at Jean's home

Secretary Bird

We have a bird calendar on our kitchen table, and although I wouldn't say I've "learned" new birds, I've at least seen them, and often we discuss the more unusual ones. Today's is "secretarybird." Not common around here, but endemic to sub-Sahara Africa. Just had to look up this one. When I first saw it I thought it might look like a secretary with a pen in his hair, and I was close according to this video, but the name was similar and different before that time. They have the body shape and hunting instincts of eagles, but legs like storks, and can be over 4 ft. tall. Their legs are very powerful, and they can kill and eat snakes.

Yesterday Bob asked what I did with them when I tore them off, and I said I kept them, but wasn't sure (in a house already with a lot of clutter) what I'd do with them. Maybe I should learn to draw birds, he said. And so, here is a "how to" video. 

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Many begin to doubt what we were told about "science"

"Little tears are forming in the fabric of belief. Many who believed that taking their shots was the only right thing to do, are noticing inconsistencies in the official story. The failure to prevent disease. The rashes and the fatigue. The cognitive deficits. The heart damage and the cancers. The sudden deaths among the young and apparently healthy. The adverse events.

These things can nag at one’s consciousness.

Most who were compliant, however, still believe on balance that it was the right choice, even if it came with risks that we were not told about.

“Because I had my shots, when I did get Covid, I was barely sick for a day or two.”

“Because” has no place in that sentence. It assumes a causality for which there is no evidence."

Heather Heying is an evolutionary biologist and I listen to her podcast with her husband Bret Weinstein. They are life long Democrats and university faculty, now on the outside for questioning the vaccine, the blatant evil treatment of scientists who disagreed with Fauci and CDC. They are openly opposed to the current transgender hysteria of Democrats.

Friday, June 23, 2023

Blogging ideas for December 2008

Before Facebook, I carried a blog notebook in my purse, and would jot ideas down to research and comment on. At the end of the year, I'd evaluate what I DID NOT write about. December 2008: Here's several for that year:
"Abstinence is 100% successful in controlling the spread of AIDS and in reducing poverty, but it's a political wasteland with the pro-abortion crowd. There's no money in abstinence." 
"There are 39,000+ runners in the NYC marathon--26 in the 80-90 year old division. In my dreams!!!" 
"Theresa Hogan has an op-ed saying don't make this a single issue election--abortion. Why not? I might not word it that way but we do need a leader with character, not one who gets a 100% rating from NARAL."

"In NY the UN Secretary [Ban Ki-moon--Korea] looks up from his latte and polished desk and says he's "concerned" that women and children are being raped; homes burned and sons murdered. Someone buy this puppet a ticket to the Congo."

"In Jos Nigeria clashes of ethnic violence have killed over 400 and displaced over 7,000--mainly Christians by Muslims. I'm not going to say it was buried in the back pages of the paper because the victims were Christians, but I will say it was because they were Africans. But when you've killed millions by taking DDT away from them, what's a few more? Where are the happy-clappy, sappy-crappy one-globe folks when you need them?"

"Recipe for Buckeye Pie"
My interests and opinions haven't changed much in 17 years--politics, people and pie.

Note: I had to look up a Congo war in 2008, because the almost continuous wars in Congo had killed about 6 million since the late 90s. It was 2008 Nord-Kivu campaign. Killing thousands of Africans doesn't get a lot of press in U.S. media because they can't find a white policeman to blame it on.

Breakfast today, the protein in two eggs

 Today I had a delicious breakfast:  2 fried eggs, sprinkled with some ham crumbles, 3 small slices of sharp cheddar cheese melted on top, and a handful of fresh spinach steamed on top.  I decided to check the grams of protein because older people need more protein and I really don't know how much protein I consume.  I asked Brave, my search engine, "eggs protein" and got this "summary."

"Eggs are a complete source of high-quality protein, containing all nine essential amino acids.2 On average, a medium-sized egg contains around 6.4 grams of protein, which makes up around 12.6% of the overall edible portion.4 Egg protein is highly digestible and an excellent source of essential amino acids, with the highest attainable protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score.0 Eggs are a versatile and affordable way to get protein in the average American diet.1 They are also a complete source of important nutrients like choline and eye-protecting antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.3"

This is an AI generated response, a summary.  I didn't even get to do my own research--browsing the selection of articles already shown because of an algorithm. If you rely on the "summary" you see only what Big Tech's librarian wants you to see. It's phone SIRI with footnotes. The sources for this summary didn't show, but appeared as "tags." You have to click on the tag to see who/what wrote this. Virtually every search I've done recently has been AI generated. Most people will not look further than the "summary." "The health benefits of egg protein"  I use NCBI for every medical, nutritional, physiology, exercise, health search I do--it's what I begin with. AI did it for me. It's a quick and dirty search, but has rarely failed me. A big advantage is you can often get a full print, and many references to other sources. is owned by a digital media company with many brands, called Dotdash Meredith, the business division of IAC.  Eating Well the magazine was created in 1990 in Vermont and was purchased from the original publisher, folded and was restarted as a quarterly and acquired by Meridith Corporation in 2011. Bingo.  I know Meredith because it published Better Homes and Gardens (founded as Successful Farming in 1902). When you click on you see its last print issue was April 2022, and Meredith was acquired by Dotdash. If magazines were families, Eating Well would be related to and distant cousin of Daily Beast through Barry Diller who founded Fox Broadcasting Network. The staff bios are worth reading and most of the hard blood and guts of journalism are from or live in Vermont where the magazine began almost 35 years ago.

There were some other tags that AI used, but 2 I trust if good enough for two eggs, which I estimate at about 20 grams for my complete breakfast dish.  All I needed was a label.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Exercise, lactate and brain health--introductory material

"It has been well established in epidemiological studies and randomized controlled trials that habitual exercise is beneficial for brain health, such as cognition and mental health. Generally, it may be reasonable to say that the physiological benefits of acute exercise can prevent brain disorders in late life if such exercise is habitually/chronically conducted. "
 Title:  Effect of Exercise on Brain Health: The Potential Role of Lactate as a Myokine
Takeshi Hashimoto,1 Hayato Tsukamoto,1 Soichi Ando,2 and Shigehiko Ogoh3,*
Metabolites. 2021 Dec; 11(12): 813.
Published online 2021 Nov 29. doi: 10.3390/metabo11120813  PMCID: PMC8709217
PMID: 34940571
Norbert Nemeth, Academic Editor

"Population aging has become a worldwide phenomenon. Degenerative changes in brain structure and function occur with aging, causing a cognitive decline in older adults. In addition to aging, vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson's disease, Huntington and other neurodegenerative diseases, as well as some metabolic diseases such as diabetes, are accompanied by an increased risk of cognitive impairment or dementia. This poses a great challenge to public health and socio-economic development in many countries. However, due to the difficulties in developing new drugs for cognitive impairment, especially in AD, and the lack of drug-specific therapeutics available for the treatment of AD dementia stage, more and more researchers now focus on non-pharmacological intervention.

As an economical and practical non-pharmacological therapy with no toxic side effects, regular exercise was proved to be an effective means for preventing and treating cognitive impairment or dementia, which could reduce the risk of dementia in healthy people and even higher risk gene carriers. The comprehensive health benefits of exercise are systemic, multi-dimensional and multi-organ, including skeletal muscle, cardio-respiratory system, vascular system, liver, fat, and brain. Hormones, exerkines, and metabolites produced by different tissues, and organs during and after exercise are secreted into the blood circulation and then act on brain tissue, thereby playing a neuroprotective role. The discovery of novel mediators associated with exercise and their mechanism of action will be an important development direction in this field."

Title: The potential mechanisms of lactate in mediating exercise-enhanced cognitive function: a dual role as an energy supply substrate and a signaling molecule
Xiangli XueBeibei LiuJingyun HuXuepeng BianShujie Lou
Nutrition & Metabolism volume 19, Article number: 52 (2022)


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Daytime napping


• Whether daytime napping is causally associated with brain health remains elusive.
•  We studied the causal role of daytime napping on cognitive and neuroimaging outcomes.
• We found a modest causal link between habitual napping and larger total brain volume.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

From the Ross Report, an investment newsletter

"It is very clear we are now in a situation where the Democrats will do anything to win, and to destroy their opposition. The timing of announcing the indictment was set to offset the evening news about the FBI memo on Biden so the mainstream media could ignore the Biden story. It is clear the Biden family has been bribed, and is totally corrupt. The guy who bribed Joe has it on tape. The Ukrainian accountant for Burisma who had direct knowledge suddenly died. It is clear the Clintons are very dirty and Hilary should be in jail. She had the illegal server and destroyed evidence under subpoena, but she walked away. The Clintons pocketed tens of millions in what were essentially bribes run through the foundation. It is just a question of, is Biden dirtier than the Clintons?  Obama took docs and refused to turn them over -no action against him. The nation has now become a corrupt cesspool controlled by very dangerous people who will stop at nothing to retain power and destroy those who try to stop them.

While there have been corrupt people in power before, and other underhanded acts, this series of attacks on Trump and phony claims like Russia Gate, and the impeachments, are the worst in modern history. It rivals the Continental Congress [which] tried to undermine Washington at Valley Forge to get rid of him. It is far from clear where this goes. Much of the charges against Trump in this latest attack are going to get dismissed as they come under the civil law of the Records Act. The one place he has a real issue is his intentional obstruction, and the showing of material to reporters.

The Durham report is damning about how the Democrats, and the FBI, and DOJ schemed to get Trump, but it is unfortunate he never brought indictments. Why we do not know. What we did see was the mainstream media push aside Durham as nothing new when in fact, it is a massive scandal. The nation is in a very dangerous place now, and how all of this unfolds, and who will be the next president is totally unclear. With the mainstream media covering up for Biden, and all out attacking Trump like they did with Russia, it is unclear what the vast number of voters will understand about what is really happening. The media continue to be heavily biased and dishonest. I believe this case will harm Trump with enough voters that he will not be the nominee. One of his most diehard supporters told me yesterday even he has had it with Trump. Barr has explained that he did not indict Biden because at that time there was barely any real evidence and it was still being investigated, and so he turned it over to a US Attorney to dig in. Then he left office and the Biden White House has managed to bury the FBI investigation. Barr did not determine there was no case as has been falsely stated by some Democrats and the press. Truth was the opposite. He did not have near enough then to indict Joe. That is all changed now with the Republicans pursuing what DOJ did not pursue." Ross Report, June 19, 2023

Our taxes pay to glorify a cult--21 federal agencies

This is disgusting. I want my money back. 
  • Are there no homeless on the streets? 
  • Are there no 18 year olds aging out of foster care? 
  • Are there no rivers to clean up? 
  • Does Flint have clean water yet? 
  • Are there no forests that need a controlled burn? 
  • Are there no parks that need lights replaced? 
  • Are there no potholes in DC that could be repaired? 
  • Are there no pre-schools that need appropriate children's books? 
  • Are there no babies to save from the abortionist cabal?
Surely our taxes can do better than paying to advertise a religious cult. Talk to any gay man or lesbian and you'll find out this is not about them, it's about transagenda.

Examples: Taxpayer Dollars Fund Federal Pride Month Celebrations (
"Department of Education: Rather than focus on increasing the overall math, science, or literary scores of American children, the Department of Education decided it was more important to create this pride post on Twitter: “Our message to LGBTQI+ students, teachers, and staff as we begin #PrideMonth: ED has got your back.”" ED also means erectile disfunction, something the children they are maiming will have as adults.

"The Smithsonian Museums: The taxpayer-funded museums offer a lineup of LGBTQ events for the month of June, including sexuality talks and “drag story hours” featuring “drag queens” reading books to children." Although called a "non-profit" (over 1.5 Billion income) this clump of many museums gets over half its funding from the government and enjoys all the special perks of government agencies, including obscene salaries for its executives.

"Veterans Affairs: Under the theme “We All Have a Seat at the Table,” the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is holding its third annual “virtual Pride Month.” This monthlong event features online seminars on topics that include “A Legal Guide to LGBTQ Couples,” “Healthcare and Fertility Preservation for Transgender Patients,” and “A Clinical Guide to Gender-Affirming Prosthetics,” to name a few. " Gender affirming Prosthetics? I guess that's fake breasts so veterans can prance around the White House with naked chests during Pride Month.

Monday, June 19, 2023

The Dominion Voting Software

So all these "crazy" people, Trump included, who said there was something wrong with Dominion weren't so crazy after all? All that money Dominion got from Fox? What's going on? The Halderman Report.

"The warnings are stark, suggesting that Georgia’s voting machines could be manipulated by bad actors in mere minutes. Halderman argued that attackers could alter the QR codes on printed ballots, and install malware on individual voting machines “with only brief physical access.” They could attack the broader voting system if they have the same access as certain county-level election officials, his report said."

Tucker is causing heart attacks on the left

Interesting to see how the low rated media are treating Tucker on Twitter. Using adjectives we've all said about them! Anti-semitic, unhinged, paranoid, deranged, conspiracies, slapped together, his hair sticking up (?) They would kill (and they are trying) for his audience numbers.

A letter from Bird about corruption

From: Dennis (surname removed)

To:  Editorial Page Editor
Riverland News

Hillary Clinton erased thousands of potentially damaging emails and took a hammer to cell phones to render them useless, but nothing happens. Barak Obama has boxes of classified material from when he was president, but nothing happens. Mike Pence has boxes stored from his time as vice-president, but nothing happens. We all saw Joe Biden on that stage in a foreign country saying that if the prosecutor investigating his son isn’t fired the country would not receive U.S. tax dollars, but nothing happens. Joe Biden has hundreds, maybe thousands of boxes from when he was a senator and also vice-president, some stored in his garage, but nothing happens. I guess that’s OK, because Joe’s vintage Corvette is protecting them. But when Donald Trump has boxes stored at his estate in a locked room, that has an extra lock installed as requested and has a secret service detail in residence, this demands a federal indictment. Ask yourself why this is happening. One reason of course is that Trump is again running for president and the left is petrified that if elected, he will finish the job of draining the swamp and put them all out of work or better yet in jail where most of them belong, But I believe it is because the House is now investigating Biden on potential corruption charges for accepting millions in bribes when he was vice-president that could result is his impeachment, a legitimate impeachment. That’s why this is happening.

Rainbow Springs

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Matthew 25

Matthew 25 has always been a favorite of mine. Recently, I read a wonderful reflection on Mother Teresa.

Mother Teresa carried the Gospel in her hand without a book. Sometimes when asked to describe the Gospel message, she would take her listener's hand and pinch each finger, saying, "You. Did. It. To. Me." You did it to me. This five-finger gospel, taken from Matthew 25:40, summed up for Mother Teresa the truth about the body of Christ and showed her the way to love the God she could not see in the brother or sister she could see.

Father Jonah Teller, Magnificat, June 2023, p. 245

The fast fall of Fox

Although I haven't watched Fox News since Tucker was fired, I did hear from Matt Walsh that the 8 p.m. time slot has dropped from 1st to 41st. The women running Fox apparently were put there to destroy it. Owners must have their own supply of money independent of their investment. Fox not only hates its viewers, but also its employees. They are required to see "reeducation" messages and attend classes on LGBTQ sex and depravity. Things that would get anyone fired in the workplace. Years ago, I had a gay boss and a trans employee--they were honorable people who would be horrified by what is going on. Fox management pushes porn on its staff. I suppose it is a ploy to get them to resign, but those folks have mortgages, college debt, and church pledges to pay, so only the most screwed up, kinky or privately wealthy will stay. Sorry to see it. I loved the Fox ladies at noon and the Five. Meanwhile, Tucker continues spilling the beans on all our media sources. Episode 4 was on Biden's methods to destroy our Constitutional election process. Jail his opponent for "crimes" he Biden has committed. Banana Republic. We be it.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Excess deaths not related to Covid. Many are reporting on this.

This research is from England. Dr. John Campbell

This is from Korea, myocarditis. COVID-19 vaccination-related myocarditis: a Korean nationwide study | European Heart Journal | Oxford Academic ( It's not mild. Over 44 million people in the study. Given  vaccination-related myocarditis cases including deaths (VRM)  why is the CDC recommending the vaccine for everyone ages 6 months and older in the United States for the prevention of COVID-19, asks the author.

This is from Australia. 12% higher than normal. 34% of excess deaths not related to Covid.

These videos June 16 and 17, 2023.

Episode 3 for Tucker, and Fox fumes

Tucker Carlson released his 3rd episode and "claimed that comments Trump made during a 2016 Republican primary debate marked the exact point at which "permanent Washington" determined to throw Trump in prison. Carlson featured video footage of Trump saying the U.S. should never have been in Iraq, that America had "destabilized the Middle East," that the claims made about weapons of mass destruction had been a lie, "and they knew there were none."

Carlson said that Trump's statements regarding weapons of mass destruction being a lie "sealed his fate."

Carlson said that Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo, and Sen. Lindsey Graham had described Trump as a "visionary genius up until the moment he lost power." Carlson said "then they unsheathed their real agenda — as always the neocon war agenda. And they piled on with maximum force." (from Mike Huckabee newsletter)

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Jason Whitlock speaks out on Garth Brooks' message

 Excerpt from a longer message: Whitlock: Garth Brooks befriends the fallen angel in the lowest place - TheBlaze

"Diversity, equity, and inclusion form a false religion. It’s a religion designed to supplant the word of God.

Diversity is not a solution to America’s problems or anyone’s. It’s an excuse and a tool for elites to pursue power. Diversity favors the people born into power and wealth. They decide who gets elevated based on the whims of their feelings.

The hyper-focus on diverse hiring de-emphasizes qualifications and merit. An individual can make himself qualified through hard work and discipline. Merit is open to everyone. “Diversity” is completely subjective, cannot be earned, and is partially determined by sexual lifestyle choices.

Diversity promotes division and chaos among the non-elites. It incentivizes people to choose alternative identities. It undermines a culture of competition that is critical to America keeping its standing as the leader of the world."

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

The sad state of U.S. leadership

Biden may become our most blood thirsty White House Resident. Plunged Afghanistan back into control of the Taliban and deserting our allies; promotes abortion at any time during pregnancy killing millions of unborn, particularly minority children; took bribes from both Ukraine and China which will ultimately kill millions; lauds and encourages the LGBTQ agenda during Pride Month, sterilizing the young with sex hormones and surgeries while promoting zero birth rates; sends billions in war weapons and makes no plans to promote peace, killing both Russians and Ukrainians; wastes billions on fanciful green schemes while ignoring immediate solutions. An evil man.  Evil.

Monday, June 12, 2023

And I thought my math was bad! The FBI.

What's behind the domestic terrorist numbers increase? Biden loves to lie about it.  Where does that come from?  It's FBI "marketing" strategy. The FBI Whistleblowers have reported that in the past when they were told of suspicious activity of a group of 5 or even 20, that was one incident. Now, they are told to open 5 (or 20) full separate investigations. When the pro-abortionists were protesting and making threats at the homes of SCOTUS, a clearly illegal activity, they were told to open cases on the pro-life people as "terrorists" rather than the pro-aborts who were protesting the decision, which is patently absurd. Promotions and salary increases are dependent on the number of cases each office investigates.

Also, it's the old "if you build it they will come" strategy.  Throw out enough grant money and they'll come running to spend it on "finding" terrorism.

"In February 2021, DHS released $77 million in grants to state governments to better understand the domestic violent extremist threat, and DHS plans to increase that amount this year to approximately $128.5 million. Congress is also requiring the National Institute of Justice to perform a “feasibility study” into the potential to create an independent clearinghouse of online extremist content that would fund independent sleuths who could provide tips when they observe potentially criminal behavior. The clearinghouse – originally recommended as part of the Anti-Defamation League’s PROTECT Plan – is far from operational, but to have Congress mandate a feasibility study is an excellent first step." 

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Lakeside 2023 season

We're in Lakeside for 2 weeks. Now we are renters again as we were from 1974 to 1988. Lakeside is celebrating its 150th season and our 50th. It's been cool, but sunny, and in this photo we are enjoying the circle of benches near the lake after lunch.  There is a little haze from the Canadian fires, but not terrible. Because of the wind patterns Lakeside had less smoke than Columbus.  Last night we had dinner with our friends the Cassidys from Tennessee and then enjoyed a wonderful show in Hoover Auditorium by the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. Today we have a high school graduation party for our good friend and neighbor from Cincinnati, Jack, and tomorrow a memorial service for our summer pastor of the last 15 years Rev. Irwin Jennings. This week I attended all the Faith Hours, with wonderful gospel preaching by Pastor Zac Hess of Grace Polaris in Westerville.

Our two week schedule

Saturday June 3 --travel to Smith Cottage on Lynn; Hoover program, "Whose line is it Anyway" with Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood 7:30.

Sunday June 4 --Church at Hoover Auditorium, 10:30, preacher Zac Hess, Grace Polaris, Columbus; evening 6:30, Heidelberg University Faculty Woodwind Quintet at Steele Bandstand

Monday through Thursday --Faith for Living, Orchestra Hall, Zac Hess, 9-10

Monday June 5 --Women's Bible Study, 10 a.m. Lakeside Women's Club; Film Festival 7:30 p.m. "Everestman." "The Last Last Hike," "Pony boys," (my favorite, about summer of 1967)

Tuesday June 6 -- Film Festival, 10:30 "American Dinner," "American Heartbreak," (Kent State, 1970),
"CLE Urban Winery Story," "Archie Hough Bakeries"

Wednesday June 7 -- Film Festival, 10:30 "Pheasants of Detroit," "Honk." (excellent!)   Dorothy Fuldheim by Anne McEvoy 1:30 Hoover; Picnic in Perry Park 5:30

Thursday June 8 -- Film Festival, 10:30 "Daniel and Nate" (teen is caregiver for brother), "Lizzi, Deeper than water" (paralympics) "The Prospector," "Rocks 4 Sale"; Silent movie, "Spite marriage," 1929 Buster Keaton and Dorothy Sebastian. Clark Wilson organist.

Friday June 9 -- Dinner with Cassidy's; 7:30 New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Hoover

Saturday June 10 -- Afternoon, Jack's party--saw many friends; Phoebe and Mark arrive for the week; sold the golf cart for $6500 but we keep it until the 16th

Sunday June11 -- church at Hoover, preacher Dr. Simangaliso Kumalo of South Africa;
Memorial service for Irwin Jennings, Pavilion,  reception at LWC

Monday June 12-15 -- Women's Bible Study, Lakeside Women's Club, 9 a.m.  Monday - Thursday, Faith for Living, Dr. Kumalo, Orchestra Hall (not very good) 10-11. 1:30 Book Review LWC, Lincoln Highway, Amor Towles; movie 7:30 Lincoln

Tuesday June 13 (It was Civil War week, but I didn't attend programs); LWC, meet and greet, M.A. Stephens: 6:45 Art Show Reception. Bob got Merit Award for Fisherman painting;  8 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Clark Kellogg (gave him Bob's book) Hoover

Wednesday June 14 -- Guy's Club 11:30; Ida McKinley reenactment 1:30 Hoover; Picnic in Perry Park, 5:30

Thursday June 15 -- Guy's Club breakfast, 8:00 Patio; dinner at JJ's with Phoebe and Mark for Father's Day

Friday June 16 -- Breakfast at Idlewyld 8:00; Farmer's Market with Phoebe 8:30;  Tram Tour 1:30; Sons of Mystro (violins) 7:30 Hoover; new owners of the golf cart picked it up.  Named it "Bruce."

Saturday June 17 -- Pack up, cleanup, ride home.

Friday, June 09, 2023

What's coming down the pike after transgenderism

Transableism, Trans-speciesism, Trans-humanism--so what pronouns should we use for these confused, self-maiming and deeply disturbed people/animals/machines? Ask a Democrat. As the Leftists on Social Media, government and academe wander further into La-la land they've gone way beyond destroying Western Civilization (the Constitution and the United States they abandoned long ago). Annihilation of the world is their goal. This is not a conspiracy theory; all you have to do is follow the breadcrumbs tossed to their followers. People who willingly blind themselves or amputate limbs, people who demand litter boxes in schools, are just the natural evolution of a cult that maims children in the name of "affirming" their own delusions.  What is transhumanism, EWTN

Thursday, June 08, 2023

Back to the seventies, Hippity Hop and Big Wheel

I'm not sure why I posted this 10 years ago on Facebook, except to tell of my parents' voices in my head. They are about 60 in the photo, so I was maybe 34. The original in 2013 said, "Hallmark should have a card to celebrate the day you become your parent(s). (Heard on the radio) I would love to sound like my mother, but usually it is Dad who speaks. He would give a solid yes or no, and Mom would say, "We'll see," so we interpreted that any way that suited us."

Now I've waited too long to tell about the visit or what we did. If I had my photo album, I might have notes. It was spring, that's a flowering quince which will take over the yard if you aren't careful, a sand box which Bob built and the neighborhood cats used. The kids weren't very interested in t.  The toys are Big wheel and Hippity Hop. Anyone remember those? Today about 50 years later I'm wearing mom's hairstyle in this photo. It's very windy this week at the Lake. Not once did I ever hear her complain about her hair, but I do every day. Every day. Oh, how I miss her wisdom, strength and love of service.

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Diversity and Inclusion the Immigrant way

Big brawls you may not see on your cable news. American immigrants fighting from Maryland to California with Antifa and schoolboards about LGBTQ agenda in schools. Armenian-Americans and American Muslims seem to be less passive than all those white supremacists. This is real diversity and inclusion,

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Quebec on fire

 Massive forest fires are coating much of Quebec in haze and smoke | CBC News

"Yan Boulanger, a research scientist with Natural Resources Canada said that the ground covered by the fires in Quebec's commercial forests in the past four days is massive and estimates that it's equal to what was covered in the past 10 years combined."

Fire season in Quebec usually starts in late May. In an average year, only 247 hectares (a square mile) of area would be burned by June 5, according to Quebec’s fire prevention agency (SOPFEU). But so far this year, 160,000 hectares (600 square miles) have burned.

Sunday, June 04, 2023

Schnormeier Gardens for a nice summer trip

 Ohio's 'secret garden' filled with Asian treasures |

This might be a nice trip to take this summer as we check out the places we've been missing these last 50 years. We're at Lakeside right now, but soon we'll be free to explore.

Schnormeier Gardens | Japanese Style Garden in Gambier, OH

Dining near the garden - Schnormeier Gardens

"The focal point of the property is a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home. This private residence was completed in 1994. Other structures on the property include a Japanese teahouse, garden house, Chinese pavilion and arched bridge. An ever growing collection of unique sculptures are also located on the grounds.

Our gardens have a distinct Asian flavor and feature a variety of plantings rich in color and texture. Rare conifers are plentiful here. Large boulders and stone walls add dimension and contrast to the landscape. Designed with a bold vision and attention to detail, the gardens offer delightful viewing in any season."

Saturday, June 03, 2023

Tara Reade and Russia

Tara Reade, one of the women who has accused Joe Biden of sexual assault, has decided to seek asylum and citizenship in Russia. Well, they were calling her a Russian agent anyway, so that will certainly ramp that up. She was interviewed by Megyn Kelly, who also interviewed her several years when the scandal (ignored by media and Democrats) broke. She seems terribly naive about Russia--says it is beautiful and she's never felt so free. I believe her about Biden, she even filed a complaint and told people at the time (Democrats say to always believe the woman unless she's reporting on one of their own), but she's pretty dumb about Russia. It's not just Putin. Russia has had such a long run of terrible, awful leaders from before recorded history, that I can't imagine anyone seeking citizenship there. Do they even have an immigration policy? Who breaks into Russia?

Friday, June 02, 2023

Chick-fil-A and DEI

No one ever objected to Chick-fil-A having gay, black, Asian, female or atheist employees. It helped them build their brand as Christians. Chicken and good service for all. Just as Jesus offers salvation for all as a gift, and not by force and offers an opportunity to love your neighbor through service. But now it has created a DEI department, which is just a trinitarian formula for a cult that promotes anger, hate, and the religion of division. They've submitted to the corporate cronyism that is the hallmark of the Biden Administration. I've never eaten there--not even a nugget of chicken, if they have that. I guess that opportunity has passed me by. This is not like Amazon, McDonald's or Ohio State having bloated DEI departments, committees and task forces at every level. Chick-fil-A was openly proud of its Christian roots and philosophy. 

DEI is a religious cult (aka DIE). 
DEI is anti-life (pro-abortion); 
anti-woman (destroys women's safe spaces, sports, careers); 
anti-capitalism (submitting to ESG, an invention of Community China);
anti-American (teaches destruction of the free-market); 

You can't be woke/dei-ist and love America and Jesus. Don't bend the knee for Caesar.

Gender dysphoria and population

Gender dysphoric people are rare (less than 1%), but among those who are children and seeking a solution that will change their bodies to fit in with the current fad, 80% are girls. Cross sex hormones and genital and breast surgery will make them sterile.

The fertility rate in the U.S. is below replacement, the sperm count for men all over the world is dropping mysteriously, and chemical abortions in the U.S. requiring no medical supervision are at an all-time high, further endangering the wombs of women. You can't fix this with immigration, which is the latest form of colonialism and slave labor, leaving other countries drained of brains and brawn.

Democrats are the new flat earth society led by prosecutors trained in the methods of the Salem Witch Trials. They are blind to what they are doing by pathologizing this condition and eager to destroy our country. They are so terrified to swim against the LGBTQ tide that even those whose brains still function, go along with the BIG LIE.

The LGs have been taken over by the BTQ+xyz group, and it has spread.  My doctor's office now says my sex was assigned. Formerly respected journals now refuse any real information that confirms biological sex. Species confusion, trans-humanism is chasing at the heels of the chest feeders. Huffington Post reported on that almost a decade ago, so don't think this is about civil rights, or "finding" a true identity. We bought into the "it's all about love," or "it doesn't matter what adults do." Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.  

Thursday, June 01, 2023

Third anniversary of the riots

We're in the 3rd anniversary of the worst riots in our history, riots supported by some in our federal government, and many at the state and local level. Yet many of those criminals got a slap on the wrist or very short sentences. Kamala Harris raised money for them. None got what the J-6 protestors did, because some black lives matter much more in politics. But most who lost their lives in these massive, nationwide, primarily blue cities were black. The businesses destroyed and the homes burned were owned by blacks. Those lives didn't matter at all to the Democrats.

In Portland they voted to defund the police. "The effect in the streets was immediate: From Jan. 1, 2020, to June 30, 2020, Portland had just four murders. In the following 12-month period, Portland tallied 94 homicides."  'Where are we headed?' Portland's record-setting year for murder fuels search for answers (