MY RECENT POSTS
May 29, 2011 01:27AM
- Balanced Budget Amendment
April 11, 2011 10:51AM
- Is a Leaf Green ?
March 22, 2011 10:51PM
- A new look at nuclear safety
March 21, 2011 11:11PM
- Freedom of Speech and a proud
February 03, 2009 06:30PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I live in Michigan, born
just the next town over from
grew up rural
October 21, 2013 12:06PM
No, I do
not think that an amendment is
just a pipe dream.
October 20, 2013 04:20PM
- “Hello Cathy,
you remember, I asked
something about how much
March 23, 2011 10:59PM
- “I, of course, came back
because I missed
March 22, 2011 11:05PM
- “Unconditional tolerance
to me, implies the unenviable
May 30, 2009 12:30PM
Dean Unick's Links
CO2 emissions: 98g/km
Annual vehicle excise duty: £0
Fuel efficiency (combined cycle): 76.3 mpg
Imperial Gallon= 76.3 mpg
US Gall… Read full post »
Humorous phrases taken from mostly sailing.
To be read aloud with a filthy, filthy mind and a leer to your voice. And mayhap a bit of Pirate Speak. Arrrr..
1. Hot dipped galvanized box nails
2. An over ride on the wench (winch, sorry)
3. A double turn around the… Read full post »
sweet well gazing deep
past below, reflects blue sky
my visage between
Dawn comes early that far north in late June.
I was sixteen.
4:15 AM, or there abouts, I squeezed my way out of the back seat of a Volkswagen Beetle, one of the old, tiny originals of the mid sixties. Bent and folded and sore, a lank… Read full post »
Feet doing exactly what they were designed for.
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In the Great Lakes Basin there is a season to sail. The absolute of this season is the ice that will lock the surface of this wilderness in a hard white coat. The lakes don't always freeze all of the way across, but the norm on the Great Lakes?, huge wind…
Mt. Blanc et la Mer de Glace
BUBS, and her post, made me think of this, so long ago, so far away.
It was the winter of the Challenger disaster. I was in France skiing. News was not easy to come by in… Read full post »
Quiet, so very quiet. In our world of hurry, this may be the sublimest casualty. In the mornings, when I launched first, I would just paddle the few yards out into the core of the current,,, then drift and eat my breakfast, nuts, apples, crackers, drift and open my eyes, really… Read full post »
There have been two studies, one of which I will print below, the other I have been unable to find again. This is not psuedo science, this is the real thing. The opening paragraghs are supplied. I hope this is not an infringement. It is information everyone of us needs.… Read full post »
The qualities of leadership, what are they? Is it the man
or woman who is strongest, best with sword and lance, quickest of
eye and deadly hand?
It used to be.
My way or the highway! You agree with me or you are a traitor, unpatriotic, a National Security Risk. I would not… Read full post »
There is a park bench that I know so
along the quiet foot path there
a short walk and below the footbridge
Bowl of forest cradles open space behind the bench
and shelters the bird filled clearing from the wind
While sun and moon and stars may bathe my tiny lea
The bench is… Read full post »
Reach across the aisle. Yes, I am a tilter of windmills.
Appoint Powell to the cabinet?
Appoint McCain Secretary of State?
I think it is time, or will be time at or after the inauguration, to truly reach across the aisle. Let's make words real.
In all my life I have never seen a major network sit and await the last few seconds for the polls to close, just so they could declare a projected winner.
He carries much hope on his shoulders. I think, I hope he will carry it well. … Read full post »
The wind roared upward yet another notch, buffeting the sailboat and heaping wave upon wave, the surface being stirred in a mad and mounting broth. Vertical faced fresh water seas would smash the hull of the starboard side, spray shooting straight up, and then whipped a perfect 90 degrees straight si… Read full post »
Our economy is NOT based upon consumerism.
The dirty word of consumerism is a kind of slap at our wasteful , boastful, poluting ways. And yes, we do waste and polute horribly. There is SO much to be done, we can do ourselves, to waste less, leave a smaller… Read full post »
The stream hath started upon a frosted leaf
blazing maple morning sunshine
dissolving rime in dappled light
forming but a single tear
diamond pendant leaf's edge point
It fell to earth among the others
forming wetly rills, ranks upon the earth
rapid cadence dripping, dripping from
stony lip collecting mor… Read full post »
Today, I took some of my own advice. Such a simple thing to do for one who seems to always be tilting at windmills. (Wind turbines are a new hot subject,,,, I may be coming back into style like old dresses.)
I wrote a letter to Kim Worthy, Wayne County,… Read full post »
Ease the sheets in the big puffs, let her round up
a bit, even luff, the scream of the gale in the leech
Sailin', standin', hard on her ear.
Barefoot for grip on the deck heeled alee
Bow burrowed through cold seas
Then up through… Read full post »
Today! the paper was screaming that McCain and Obama were sparing over what do to about the staggering economy and NEITHER had an answer.
Please! Go to Home Depot and read the labels! We don't manufacture ANYTHING anymore!
The STEEL in the automobiles comes from overseas, the… Read full post »
The former Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, was sentenced yesterday and jailed.
Had I caused the havoc and destruction, shown to be unrepentant, and egotistical, and cost the city of Detroit 15 to 20 million dollars, my sentence would have been 100 years, his, one hundred days. What… Read full post »
What do I believe and who would I like to vote for?
First allow me to be clear. In this rare election there are good people to choose from. In elections past, too often it has felt like choosing the lesser evil, or one complete boob and one good possible. In… Read full post »
PEELING BACK THE LAYERS OF AN ONION
This post has been inspired by a particular special person.
Art has many forms. Loosely and properly defined it is the transmission of emotion. Emotion is something within us without words or a language. We try to describe it. But we always… Read full post »
This blog was entered into to mostly express political and social views of my own. But there is much of me, as no doubt, there is much of you not seen here. This post and maybe several others will be included to put some flesh on my bones. LOL Then I… Read full post »
The concept has been sold repeatedly as being jobs, jobs, jobs.
Lots of money invested, spent, taxes collected, local and state governments getting a cut for schools roads,,,,, and all for just allowing this benign stimulating, fun activity.
For many, of course, it is n… Read full post »