Category: Opinion

Growing Alstroemeria Seeds – Flowers?

Does it take a green thumb to grow Alstoemeria? Not to get the plants – The real question is, when do you get the flowers? These are great flowers! found all over South America, I took this photo in 1980 in the Chilean Desert…

Open Letter to the President: The Generation That Failed to Act?

Dear Mr. President,                                                                26 December 2018 Sir, on this day nearing the end of the holiest month of the year for followers of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Wicca, Pagan, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, and Buddhism, to name a few of the world’s great religions,  I would like…

“Fear” by Bob Woodward a Book Review

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward My rating: 5 of 5 stars Bob Woodward has done an amazing job of filling in the blanks of the news stories we have all heard in the past 18 months. As a book of…

Thomas Ingoldsby and Thomas Jefferson Signatures?

Here’s your’s truly doing a bit of a mystery search today. It starts when I pick up on old book formerly owned by Thomas Littlehales, lately of Forest Grove Oregon (passed away circa 1945) my great grandfather on my mother’s side.  He owned two…

Defense against Anti-Terrorism: Rules for Making Plastic Guns

Dear Readers                                                                                                     29 July, 2018 Today I wrote to our President, Sen. Ron Wyden, Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Jeff Merkley, and Rep. Greg Walden on the subject of printable plastic guns and international terrorism. Below is the gist of my writing. We know…

True Heroes of our own time: The Rescuers in Thailand

.   My praise and prayers go out to the teams of Rescue operators in Thailand as they seek to pull all of the lost soccer boys and their coach from two weeks of entrapment in a water filled cave. Recent News: Rescue underway in…

“Suffer the Little Children”: Condoning Governmental Child Abuse?

This is my response to the government and officials of The United States of America, separating infants from their parents who are seeking refuge in our country, putting those infants on trial in our court rooms and sending them back to a life in…

Alexander Hamilton: On the Subversion of our United States Republic – 1792

Our Founding Fathers understood Exactly the weakness in our Constitutional System. Why?   Because they had just rebelled against a government that was governed by a man who preferred chaos to calm discussion and organization (See our Declaration of Independence from the national archives) Transcript of…

Diving at Pos Spano, Curacao with Eric Wederfoort and my wife Jill

One of the most untouched spots on Curacao for diving is Pos Spano or  Spanish Well, which is only accesible by boat or through a locked gate if you know where to get the key. Eric Wederfoort, probably the most decorated diver and instructor…

Another Dive in Paradise-Curacao-The Queen Trigger Fish

Just finished another dive this AM at Snake Bay, St. Michael’s, Curacao. Last three days have been a whirlwind. 2 Dives on Thursday, King’s Day Celebrations all over he island on Friday and one dive today with another to be done in about an…

Curacao Scuba Diving the Tugboat Reef: a Weight Reducer? Plus more Deep Pics!

Diving the tugboat is a fun hour’s dive with lots of friendly fish to enjoy. Not deep, but great lighting! When you are 74 and can still lug you weights, tanks and gear into the water for walk in dives, swim for an hour…

Glories of Curacao 2018

The Island of Curacao, one of the former Dutch Antilles, is a gem often overlooked by Americans looking for a week or two in a foreign country but afraid to travel beyond the English speaking world. You’re in luck! Most Dutch people and all…

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