“The money changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths. The measure of the restoration lies in the extent to which we apply social values more noble than mere monetary profit.” FDR First Inaugural Address 03.04.1933
We had a bit of a storm tonight. I waited until the bulk of the storm had passed over me and then went out and shot this video.
I’ve seen a few bits online complaining that the Biden/Harris ticket isn’t one of “deep systemic change”, and while these people are right, they are also wrong. “Deep systemic change” isn’t something that can be delivered to you top down, it’s something that has to grow from the bottom up. And yeah, I get thatContinue reading “Deep Systemic Change?”
The Old Abe State Trail is a rail trail that runs 36 miles north-east from Eau Claire to Burnett Island State Park. Other than a 2.5 mile section in Chippewa Falls, the trail is all separated from the road. Until now. Last year crews started working on getting the last little bit of trail inContinue reading “Finie”
Some people are just not cauliflower people and I am one of those people. But, this recipe looked interesting as I’m trying to eat healthier and to switch to a mostly vegetarian diet. I thought roasting cauliflower might negate my objections to the vegetable and give me something meaty to chew on. It worked. It’sContinue reading “Ate Cauliflower. Didn’t Die.”
I was riding along on my bike yesterday evening and I came across this flower that was being backlit by the setting sun so strongly that it appeared translucent. I stopped to take a picture of it hoping to capture the translucent-ness of the flower, which obviously didn’t happen, but I did get a reasonablyContinue reading “A Swing And Sort Of a Miss?”
Hi, Welcome to the Driftless Area. The Driftless Area got it name because it escaped being covered in glaciers in the Pleistocene and then covered in the glaciers “drift” as the glaciers retreated. The lack of glaciers and plentiful streams and rivers in the area also meant that The Driftless Area didn’t get squashed flatContinue reading “Welcome To The Driftless Area”
According to Historian Modris Eksteins one of the marks of the Modern Age is that when it comes to events and things how one feels about the event or thing and how one interacted with it is just as important as the event/thing itself. I tend to agree with Eksteins on this. However, this inclusionContinue reading “About Things And Modernity”
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