With the Supreme Court handing down its rulings on abortion and gun control today, my Facebook feed has been filled with sturm und drang. So far, I’ve seen references to The Handmaid’s Tale, Christian autocracy, women being forcibly returned to the dark ages, and a ton of wailing, moaning, tearing of hair, and the wearing The … Continue reading The States Decide — Professor Ornery Dragon
My sister and I went to the local cemetery to visit out adopted airman, S Sgt Rorrer, and clean up his marker. The biggest problem with ground level markers is the sinkage. Only so much can be done to keep them clear of dirt. We try to stop by once or twice a year to … Continue reading Not forgotten.
Oh my God, my head is about to explode right now. A couple of days ago I saw this headline and thought: what fresh hell is the Biden administration going to inflict upon us now? In a nutshell, the Federal Housing Finance Agency is looking to eliminate single credit scoring out of the mortgage lending … Continue reading Mortage Crisis Here We Come – Do Dah, Do Dah — Victory Girls Blog
By James C. Sherlock One of my morning newspapers is the Virginian-Pilot. It used to be an outstanding regional newspaper. Shrunken to a sliver of its former self, it is no longer. Small size need not compromise integrity, but it has in this case. The Pilot unapologetically accepts, apparently without review, wire service reports on … Continue reading The Fall of the Regional Press in Virginia – Virginian-Pilot Edition — Bacon’s Rebellion
Mocha yawned and stretched as a gentle tugging at her mind woke her from a nap. She looked around the shelter and took a deep breath, enjoying the cool breeze on a bright day. Flicking an ear and shouldered her sister awake. “You coming?” Kaylar sat up and licked her shoulder where Mocha had rubbed. … Continue reading Think of Me
Remember, He knew. He told Judea to do what he had to do. He went to the garden knowing what awaited. He went to the cross. He knew. And yet still He went. He went to pay for our sins. He rose on the morning of the 3rd day. He is alive. Remember as you … Continue reading Happy Easter … This do in remembrance of me.
A fragment of a scene that wouldn’t leave my mind slowly turned into a story over the span on the last few weeks. A spare prompt from week 11 of Odd Prompts helped set part of the atmosphere: “The snowflakes floated gently upwards” More time than I care to recall went towards looking at maps. … Continue reading Consultation
by James A. Bacon Virginia environmentalists are coming to grips with the fact that while solar farms may help fight global warming, they’re not always good for the local environment. In the wealthy northern Piedmont, known for its wineries, horse farms and scenic vistas, some residents have complained about the clear-cutting of forest to make…Will Environmental … Continue reading Will Environmental Regs Throttle the Solar Industry? — Bacon’s Rebellion
Check out this whine fest: Seems MLB wants to ban a proven defensive tactic, claiming that it "robs" batters of hits. Never mind that I stopped following baseball after the 2nd strike this is ludicrous. Instead of encouraging players to improve, let's hamstring the defense: "Rather than somehow get several hundred hitters to modify their … Continue reading MLB wants to ban defensive shifting
Chernobyl is offline right now. Which is hugely concerning. Why? Because even though the one reactor was shut down years ago due to that nuclear accident, the other three are still running. Or were until the Russians showed up. The power supply was cut to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Wednesday, Ukrainian authorities said, … Continue reading Chernobyl Offline Could Cause New “Nuclear Discharge” — Victory Girls Blog