Monday, April 14, 2008
I’ve been trying not to blog about politics but every now and then I succumb to the odd irresistible headline. Today’s NYT science blog, Dot Earth, headlines with this jewel that nearly made me choke on my tea: “President Appears to Seek a Warming Legacy.” (registration might be required for the NYT.)
Wait, wait….as in GLOBAL warming? Doesn’t he already have a global warming legacy? As the president who approached global warming discussions with hostility and distrust, as the world leader who backed out of the Kyoto Protocol, as the president who forced his government agencies to suppress science supporting climate change, as the president who said in a 2002 speech in Trenton, New Jersey: “We need an energy bill that encourages consumption” ?
THAT global warming legacy? Har har har HAR!!! I guess he’s gotten worried that his “Iraq legacy” isn’t looking so good so he’s going to try to be remembered for a positive “global warming legacy,” if that’s possible with less than a year left in his tenure. God help us all!!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Diane at Alberta Postcards was kind enough to give me an Excellent Blog Award. Mind Sieve came up with the idea to give this award to other blogs that you like, and if you’re awarded you have to pass it on, etc. Diane blogs about nature, gardening, writing, and poetry, among other things….plus you’ll really enjoy her photos (for ex., check out this post about the color blue.) Thanks Diane!
I have been derelict in my blogging responsibilities lately. I keep up with the blogs I read almost exclusively through aggregator sites like Bloglines, Blotanical, and Nature Blog Network. They give me a snapshot of the headlines, articles, and photos on many blogs without having to click through to all the blogs at different times. Because of this and time constraints I’ve all but given up commenting on blogs. But, I do have a list of blogs where I “lurk” or visit via a feed or other aggregator. These are the ones I give the Excellent Blog Award to.
In alphabetical order:
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Friday, January 11, 2008
Today is my Aunt Sue’s 100th birthday. Aunt Sue is my dad’s aunt–my grandmother’s younger sister. My family is small, so I’m closer to my great-aunt than a lot of other people might be. My father’s father died when he was very young, so he and his brother were raised by my grandmother, my great grandmother, and Aunt Sue. I always felt like she loved me best because we share the same middle name. (Her first name is Mary but she goes by her middle name…so now I’ve confessed my own middle name.)
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Monday, December 24, 2007
A “garden version” of The Night Before Christmas:
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the yard,
Not a vegetable was growing, not even Swiss chard.
The hoses were stored in the cellar with care
And I, rest assured, knew they wouldn’t freeze there.
The perennials were mulched, all snug in their beds
While visions of springtime danced in their heads.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I’ve never done a meme on my blog before–I usually avoid them. But I’m making this exception for Diane over at Sand to Glass Word Cafe, who tagged me. It was kind of fun being me-centric for a while.
There are rules to these meme games, it turns out: I’m supposed to link to the person who tagged me, post the rules, write 8 random things about myself, and then”tag” 8 other bloggers. I’ve never been big on rules, so I’m going to break them by not posting them. And I hope it’s not too much of a fun-killer if I don’t tag others this time.
I did include a link to Diane’s blog and add her to my blogroll, because it’s a good blog. Blogging from Alberta, Canada, Diane describes Sand and Glass Word Cafe as a meeting place for readers, gardeners, writers, and nature lovers…so if you’re any of those things, you’ll enjoy it. And here are the 8 random things:
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Thursday, December 21, 2006
To celebrate the coming of winter, a new blog header & a couple of scenes from last winter.