• Astronomy
  • Exploring the Universe Together

    NGC 4594, the Sombrero Galaxy Recently Kaleesha put up a pretty fantastic couple of posts. The first, Creation, the Big Bang or Both? is one in which she shares her current attempts to better understand the Big Bang. It has been very interesting to read about her intellectual journey since her rejection of Christianity several […]

  • Astronomy
  • Pondering the Future

    Specifically my personal future and also thinking a bit about this blog. I’ve obviously not been very consistent with updates. Honestly, I put some of the blame for that on Facebook. I’m sure I am not the only one who spends too much time there. While it is great for sharing I thing the downside […]

  • Citizenship
  • Dumbed Down and Out

    I was getting caught up on a couple of my regular web reads and came across this comment by voxpop to a recent blog post by Jim Kunstler. …I would like to believe that Americans, when pushed to their limits, would rise up en mass against the corporate greed that holds them in check. But […]

  • Capitalism
  • Worth reading…

    It’s been awhile since I pointed folks to any of my favorite blogs and when I came across this quote over at the Automatic Earth I thought I’d remedy that. First, from this post at the above mentioned site: Joe Bageant has something to add to that picture: Speaking of motives, there are those who […]

  • Capitalism
  • Abyss Indeed

    Exactly. In his latest post, The Abyss Stares Back James Kunstler writes: In the broad blogging margins of the web that orbit the mainstream media like the rings of Saturn, an awful lot of reasonable people have begun to ask whether President Obama is a stooge of whatever remains of Wall Street, with Citigroup and […]

  • Citizenship
  • This small town

    I spent many days every summer at the lake. When we weren’t fishing or in the woods we would sometimes take a ride into Fredericktown. Not my hometown but I feel connected to it more than any other Missouri town. Now that I’ve moved to the lake I’m making new memories that blur and blend […]

  • Capitalism
  • Understanding the Greater Depression

    Want to get a better foundational understanding of the Greater Depression that we have now entered? Here are a few blogs I’d suggest you read every day or at least a few times a week. Sites which focus on the economic system specifically:Chris MartensonThe Automatic EarthThe Market Ticker Sites which discuss a broader range of […]

  • Capitalism
  • The Injustice of an Absurd Bailout

    Vermont’s Independent Senator Bernie Sanders: While the middle class collapses, the richest people in this country have made out like bandits and have not had it so good since the 1920s. The top 0.1 percent now earn more money than the bottom 50 percent of Americans, and the top 1 percent own more wealth than […]