Thanks, Krafty!

Thanks, Krafty!
A 3" Fused Glass Pendant created by a longtime friend from Mayflower

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Just one more Thanksgiving...

No one knows what tomorrow will bring.
A lot of folks I know, including our family, will have one less place to go...and fewer chairs to set at the table this year on Thanksgiving Day. 
When will you celebrate your last Thanksgiving with family & friends?
Wherever you are, make it your best...and theirs.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Thanksgiving Day Dad's last.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fellow Quadders: Keep Calm & Walk On!

Last night, I checked out what's going on with my fellow "Quadder" from across the pond, and discovered that we've had another "Quadman" join the ranks.
I just passed the 22 month mark. In addition to the excellent care provided by my wife and youngest daughter - both RNs - and the constant flow of positive words of encouragement received from many, the best advice I received was from a Dr. ( just retired ) who monitored me for six months post-surgery.
I'll sum up his words of wisdom with this screenshot:
Hang in there!
Up, down or 50' up and swaying side-to-side...No Problem!!
More in a few.  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Krancer on Keystone XL & Energy Exports

Thought we'd heard the last of former DEP Secretary Michael Krancer?
Guess again. Details here.
The article's closing sums it up:
"We'd love to export" more energy, Krancer said.

"I think we have enough for the entire world."

Gee, I thought this was all about energy independence.

It's all about profits...period.

The latest and perhaps greatest exploitation of Pennsylvania's natural resources continues...
Every new day presents new opportunities...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

In Flanders Fields...

In memory of John M. Larkin, Jr.
John had a voice that ranged somewhere between gravelly and angelic. He read "In Flanders Fields" at every Memorial Day gathering for as far back as I can remember, and John also graced us with a reading at my father's funeral.
For the rest of my days, wherever and whenever I hear this WWI poem recited, John's voice - and the multitude of wonderful memories it evokes - will come shining through.
In Flanders Field
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
by John McCrae, May 1915

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

PennEast Pipeline: Throw Money at 'em!

When all else can always buy new friends. 
Read the details here.
These clueless doinks have no idea what's coming...

Happy Hump Day.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday Morning Sunrise: Coffee & Chemtrails

Folks, all of these pics were taken in Montgomery County, PA on Saturday  morning, November 8th, 2014. 
If you aren't concerned about what they are spraying, and how it could impact human health and the environment, you damn well should be.
Do you trust our government?
Do you really think they know what they're doing?

Happy Saturday morning!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Farewell, Toxic Tommy

Tom Corbett, our one-term Governor, is history. I made it to the polls by 7:00 pm, and was home a few minutes later.
Perhaps Mr. Wolf will do a better job, perhaps not.
Looking forward to watching our Governor-elect in the days ahead, including whether or not Mr. Wolf keeps his promises on these issues.

Among them, he was asked what he would do during the first 100 days in office.  He said -- -- Appoint qualified individuals to lead the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. These leaders will be responsible for bringing greater transparency to the fracking process, proactively addressing climate change, and promoting policies that are in the best interest of current and future residents -- not special interests;

Friday, October 31, 2014

For the Daze Ahead

Within a foot or two of where I'm kneeling in the pic below, this is where it happened over 30 years ago.

And in this next pic, I'm sitting on the very steps that I fell down on 13 January 2013 and ruptured both of my quadriceps tendons.
Separated by over three decades, both events occurred on the same 40' x 100' lot in the Mayflower section of Wilkes-Barre, PA.
The "whys and the wherefores" are next.
Stay tuned.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hallowe'en: Voices & Visions

In many cultures, folks believe that Hallowe'en is the night when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest. In others, it's merely a night ( or more ) to dress up in costumes & attend/host a party...or walk the streets in ghoulish garb and collect/consume a few pounds of sugar-laden treats.
For me, this year, it'll  be revelation time.
For those that know me well...stay tuned.