Baby Gramps

     I went and saw Baby Gramps play at the Northwest Folk Life Festival today. This video is not from that performance but one in 2010 at the Oregon State Fair but it’s fun none the less. Enjoy the Scrotum Song.

The Taylor Rule Flaw

     For those not familiar with the Taylor rule, it is a suggestion that we set the Fed interest rates according to gross national product and inflation.  The problem with that is that gross national product can be limited by things other than money supply, most recently that has been energy supplies.  In this situation, […]


     A couple of centuries ago, children were considered their parents properties, their parents made their decisions for them.  Today, they are the states properties,the state makes their decisions for them.      I wonder if we will ever get to the state where they’re considered people and not property, not as big or fully developed, […]

Green Lake

Road Mirage

Prismatic Cloud

     I first saw this as I was leaving my home for the post office. It morphed a bit by the time I got to the post office but I was able to get a picture there without wires and other distractions.

Prismatic Cloud Wide Angle

Prismatic Cloud

Come, Stay, Play

Green Lake

Green Lake Trees

     A magnificent pair of trees intertwined.

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

     This guy died way too young.

Sounds of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel

     Recently I’ve made a renewed commitment to mindfulness meditation, something I discovered in prison and found very useful.  I’ve neglected it as I’ve gotten busy.  I heard God in solitary confinement, I believe, because it was the only place where there weren’t any distractions.  Now that I’m out there are lots of distractions but […]

Our Daily Bread Bible Verse

     Today’s Our Daily Bread Bible verses have some particular relevance to my life and certainly relevant to all of ours. Romans 13:10-14King James Version (KJV) 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out […]

Erosion Control – People Control

     Shoreline has made about half this park (Salt Water Park) unavailable to humans.  Everything north of the rail overpass used to be sandy beach, now, in the name of erosion control, it’s overgrown with scotch broom and totally unusable.  Scotch Broom is THE most allergy causing plant on the face of the planet.  it […]


Dogs Don’t Need Exercise

             Dogs don’t need exercise between March 15th and November 1st.     (According to Shoreline)


Tiny Waves Breaking

Mansion on the Hill

                  There’s a mansion on the hill                    Psychedelic music fills the air                    Peace and love live there still                    In that mansion on the hill.

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