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photographer, flyfisher , bird watcher, dog lover, amateur artist and retired teacher-librarian...

Human history, 2019 has been the best year ever…

http://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/28/opinion/sunday/2019-best-year-poverty.html If you’re depressed by the state of the world, let me toss out an idea: In the long arc of human history, 2019 has been the best year ever. The bad things that you fret about are true. But … Continue reading

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Crime pays…

Trump has now spent 232 days on a golf course he owns in his 1,072 days in office. It is his 67th day at his course in West Palm Beach. Taxpayer-paid golf tab: $118.3 million

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Trump undermining science is a strategy

http://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/28/climate/trump-administration-war-on-science.html In just three years, the Trump administration has diminished the role of science in federal policymaking while halting or disrupting research projects nationwide, marking a transformation of the federal government whose effects, experts say, could reverberate for years. Political … Continue reading

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Homeless in California.. slides NYT

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/17/us/oakland-california-homeless-camp.html

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Swedish Mulled Wine

2 bottles dry red wine 1 bottle sweet white wine, like sauternes or German spaetlese 1 lemon 1 orange 10 cloves 10 cardamom pods 3 cinnamon sticks 1 inch fresh ginger, thinly sliced 1 cup raisins 1 cup blanched almonds … Continue reading

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Trump new darling OANN isn’t maga

A bunch of Trump tweets hailing @oann had me wondering. Where is Fox? A new girl on his arm…. then I find Giuliani is doing a ‘documentary’ ( of course—) by none other than OANN. THEN I WATCHED THE ‘ … Continue reading

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Trump unleashes yet another maddening scandal as he opens the door to Saudi Arabian interference – Raw Story

Trump unleashes yet another maddening scandal as he opens the door to Saudi Arabian interference – Raw Story — Read on http://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/trump-unleashes-yet-another-maddening-scandal-as-he-opens-the-door-to-saudi-arabian-interference/

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