March for Science

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Happy Earth Day science fans.  I don’t plan to march for science today but I support those that will. Sad that the administration seems to have so much enmity to science and embraces the world of “alternative facts”. It was not always that way.

In the 1960s President Kennedy pushed for education in science and technology. I  benefited from that education.  Trump is no Kennedy.

My sister created some signs for the March on Science. She is NOT a “paid protester”.


Tax March (Peterborough, NH)

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I stopped by the town hall in Peterborough to see the Tax Day Protest. It was a motivated group. Here are some photos of the event.

Tax Day Protest
Peterborough Town Hall

The Unity Sash Project

Donald Trump continues to disappoint me, but I was heartened to see this kind of response to his presidency.

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Yesterday I spotted a couple at Costco festooned with ribbons and homemade buttons. When I asked about the buttons, Ruth Potwin explained it was part of her Unity Sash Project.

Unity Sash Project The Potwins

Unity Sash Project

Unity Sash Project About the project

Unity Sash Project I chose this button

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The Trumplandia Review – Week 8

Joaquin Castro is my hero

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Friends, Fellow Trumplandians, Former Americans:  Our president has finally explained how he knew that bad (or sick) President Obama had tapped his phones.   Let’s take a look:

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It turns out that our hero president has incredible superpowers – much like little Jeff in the old TV show, “Lassie”.  Remember how Lassie would go, “Ruff! Ruff!” and Jeff would say, “Oh my Gosh, Uncle Buck slid down the canyon!”  And Lassie would go, “Arf!” and Jeff would go, “And he’s twisted his ankle!  Hurry, Lassie.”

Well, it’s the same exact way with Donald Trump and The New York Times.  The New York Times uses the word, “Wiretap” and Trump exclaims, “Oh no!  Trump Tower’s been wiretapped!” and the New York Times barks, “Wiretap” again, and Trump declares, “Oh my God!  Obama did it!  Hurry, Kellyanne!  Get my laptop!”

Of course, as Press Secretary Spicer repeatedly explained to all you lamestream media…

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Cleveland: St. Joseph Byzantine Roman Catholic Church

peeling walls

Last year, we lost one of Cleveland’s more striking locations with neither warning nor fanfare.  St. Joseph Byzantine Roman Catholic was a Mission Revival/Spanish Colonial Revival church built in 1933, well known for its extravagant hand painted details.

stjoseph-1973-clay_herrick A 1973 photo by Clay Herrick, found on abandonedonline

The church on Orleans gave its final service on Easter Sunday in 1980, and the congregation moved to their new church in nearby Brecksville, where they still operate today.   The property cycled between a couple different church organizations who ultimately abandoned it, and eventually tore it down.

This was from around 2011-2012:

12190015_2938351818870_3040873240717450442_n I didn’t take this one, but I did get in the way of it.

And this was from 2015. DSC_2088

While it like a lot of places I’ve enjoyed visiting the first time around with its door hanging open like an invitation, the second time around was not so easy.  Shortly after our final…

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Update on Logging in Edgewood Forest

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Logging operations at the Keene Dillant Hopkins airport in Swanzey began on February 2nd. The trees being cut are very near Edgewood, one of Keene’s oldest neighborhoods, and residents there filed a court injunction to stop the cutting of trees on a 12.4 acre parcel that’s a small part of a 34 acre parcel called Edgewood Forest. In 1969 the Edgewood Civic Association transferred the 12.4 acres to the city with some restrictions, including that the land basically stay as it was. For residents who don’t want the trees cut it’s more about property values and quality of life than anything else. Though the city hasn’t logged that particular parcel they’re logging around it. I wasn’t surprised the day I saw the skidder in the above photo.

A log skidder gets its name from the way it drags logs out of a forest, or in this case several white pine…

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The 43rd Departs for War: Part 2


About two weeks after leaving the late winter weather behind in Boston, the Queen Mary stopped in the tropical city of Rio De Janeiro on March 6, 1942. While the men weren’t allowed to leave the ship, they were quite content to take in the view of the city surrounded by lush, green mountains and the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. “…A symbol of peace in a world torn by war,” remarked PFC. Ducharme.

The ship’s appearance in the harbor didn’t go unnoticed by the Axis. Messages from Nazi radio installations and an Italian spy ring were sent off containing information about the Queen Mary‘s course, position and time of sailing. After supplies were loaded and the ship was refueled, the Queen Mary set sail on March 8th, heading for Cape Town, South Africa. Josef Jacob Johannes Starzicny was arrested by Sao Paulo police on the 10th for…

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Repost- The 43rd Departs for War: Part 1


It’s been 75 years since the 43rd Bomb Group began the long journey to Australia and the Pacific Theater. Today, we’re revisiting the first part of that journey, which we originally published on Sept. 26, 2014.

For nine years, the Queen Mary was a luxury passenger liner that had been commissioned by the British Cunard Line. August 30, 1939 marked its final peacetime cruise across the Atlantic, and as per request by Winston Churchill, it would be retrofitted and used as a troop ship for the next few years. While Gen. George C. Marshall was hesitant to accept Churchill’s offer, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower knew the Pacific theater was in dire need of additional troops. Since this would be the fastest and most efficient way to send additional men, Eisenhower ordered to proceed with Churchill’s idea. The ship went from carrying approximately 2000 passengers in peacetime to around 16,000…

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