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Photo courtesy of Greg Gurshman Indeed, people, winter is nigh! Time to ready your boards and skis. And, nothing brings it home like 2kurata's video on YouTube. And if the Japanese aesthetic, with it clarity, beauty and simplicity is not enough, there is always action-plus with friend Jonathan Cheever, World Cup American SBXer, rockin' it out at Telluride in... Read more →

...from Axios. Published under Fair Use. Trump’s playbook for planting suspicion by Neal Rothschild 9/29/2019 Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios President Trump's effort to paint Joe Biden as c0rrupt — debunked by fact-checkers — fits a pattern of Trump's attacks on enemies: Raise deeply serious questions, regardless of what the facts say; hammer on those questions; never, ever seek finality. Why it... Read more →

Autumn is an engaging time in the countryside of the Eastern Woodlands. You can't beat the smell of the air, the crispness of the breeze, the masses of billowing grey clouds of every shade and tint vying one to be in front of the others, and the colors of the leaves from dead and brown on the ground to all... Read more →

Republished with the permission of Mike the Gun Guy, Mike Weisser There Really Is A Way To End Gun Violence by Mike Weisser, aka Mike the Gun Guy September, 23, 2019 One of the favorite games played by members of Gun-Control Nation (myself included) over the last couple of years was to look at the monthly background check report issued... Read more →

"Indians of All Tribes will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the historic takeover and occupation of Alcatraz in 1969," from Indian Time weekly newspaper. Links here for Indian Time article and FaceBook page here. All info in the photograph. By Doug George-Kanentiio Read more →

The Black & White Photography of Henri Coldeboeuf by Marc A. Cirigliano Stefan Kanter, noted journalist, said of black and white photography, “There’s something strange and powerful about black-and-white imagery.” No doubt, as I have noticed, most people take their time when looking at black and white. They argued, beginning in the Italian Renaissance and carried on strongly in second... Read more →

...from Amy Harder on Jul 27, 2019 at Axios Pressure grows around U.N. climate-change summit Young people and Big Oil executives will join world leaders in September for the most high-profile summit on climate change since the 2015 UN conference that led to the Paris Agreement. Why it matters: The New York event is aimed at encouraging countries to increase... Read more →

Saber Rattling Against Iran by Marc A. Cirigliano Image from Massachusetts Peace Action, Fair Use As President Trump commits more US troops to the Middle East, this time to bolster Saudi defenses against an alledgedly aggressive Iran, we should keep in mind that the US already has a significant military presence in the Middle East. Jeff Klein at Massachusetts Peace... Read more →

Breaking News - More Than One in Four Birds Lost Since 1970

As an amateur and not-very-good birder, I regularly use the Merlin App to ID the birds I see. Merlin is a project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The Merlin App is wonderful and birds are, well, pretty nifty! Anyway, the Executive Director of the Lab, John W. Fitzpatrick, sent this letter and asked me to share it. If ever... Read more →

The Jonathan Child House in Rochester, New York by Patty Marasco Photography by Patty Marasco, unless otherwise noted. As Vincent Scully noted, “It follows, therefore, that the first fact of architecture is the topography of a place and the way human beings respond to it with their own constructed forms.” Scully went on to say: Do they attempt, for example,... Read more →