The Plight of the Bumblebee

There is an article about the Colony Collapse Disorder in the Times, here.

Jesus Week

The baby is at thirty-three weeks!  ODE   Snow making morning of the darkness, that involuntary light. Can’t you make today a praise of something more than worry, More than indecision, more than just the sun showing up late Again at the edges of the fallen snow, gray and purple, then finally The sky follows […]


So as the solstice approaches and with it the “official” beginning of summer it is time to reflect on summer goals. Since I have never left the educational schedule in my work life I still put a lot of emphasis on what I can accomplish during the summer that I wish I could do during […]

Jim Janknegt

I thought you artist types might enjoy this. Here is a video of my friend Jim Janknegt that documents his progress while painting “The Rich Fool.” I have admired his work for a long time and I’m glad to see him get this kind of attention. Ned: perhaps Rejesus would be interested in your work? […]

Atonement (The Book) and Other Books and Movies, and Ideas, etc.

1) I have read Atonement now. The book is different than the movie, the latter part being significantly different. I feel that it is more baffling than the movie too. I’m not sure what to make of it. I feel that McEwan is making a statement about how certain behaviors can not be made right […]

Protected: So much (for) gratitude….

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There will be Blood, part deux

OK, so I am a little late to weigh in on the old discussion, so I thought I might renew it as I have finally been able to take this great movie in. I have to admit that I enjoyed it thoroughly and that it has haunted my thoughts the last couple of days (and, […]