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The Crab on the Rock

I hadn’t yet been to the beach at Olalla this year, and yesterday was the day I decided to go. The winds were calm in the morning – with only light breezes forecast for the rest of the day, a…

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Memorial Day 2024

It’s Memorial Day weekend. Traffic today is getting worse on the highways as people head off to wherever. The weather this weekend feels more like March (cool and wet) than late spring/early summer. Big-box stores are advertising their holiday weekend…

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The Right to Say What You Think

In light of what’s been going on around us over the last four years, and most particularly in recent weeks, I’ve been thinking about our most fundamental right – the right to say what we think. It is one of…

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Narrows Park – New Perspectives and Reminders

I hadn’t been down to Narrows Park since last October. The drive down to the park is through a winding forested road. At the bottom, the parking lot is to the left; in past years, that meant turning into the…

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Thoughts on the Baltimore Bridge Collapse

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key (FSK) bridge in Baltimore on March 26th, after being hit by the MV Dali, was a terrible tragedy. Six workers who were repairing potholes on the bridge are missing and presumed dead. As…

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Uniform Whiskey

As events appear to be spinning out of control between NATO and Russia, fears of conflict are increasing. Perhaps at no time since the Cuban Missile Crisis has the prospect of nuclear war been as terrifyingly real. But there is…

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Remember Gonzalo

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The US Economy and The Russian Art of War

I have referred to Jacques Baud in the past. He is a former colonel of the Swiss General Staff and specialized in Eastern Europe. Mr Baud has just written a book, The Russian Art of War: How the West Led…

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Mike and Tom – Rest in Peace

Edited 1/5/24 to add additional information on Tom Flood – thanks Ned. I discussed in a previous post  that I graduated from William Cullen McBride High School in St. Louis Missouri. McBride was an all-boys high school run the Catholic…

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Who Are We?

(Guernica, Pablo Picasso, 1937)   I have resisted saying anything about the events in Gaza since the Hamas attack on October 7th, 2023. But I am horrified by what I’ve been seeing. Bombs dropped on civilian infrastructure including hospitals, schools,…

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