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 •  A geezer and his dog, with their toys.  Actually, the dog belongs to the geezer’s son and his wife in Baltimore, who deserve applause for the rescue of Cricket and the follow up with care and affection.  First dog I’ve ever bonded with, am always glad to see her.  Grumpy and Cricket    (08.18.14)

 •  Human beings are animals.  Evolved, potentially intelligent and creative problem solvers, possessing free will – but basically animals.  With that view comes acknowledgement of the predatory nature of humans, the deep-rooted intensity of which is the flaw betraying that supposed intelligence and free will.  The level at which humans prey on their own, and the belief systems and value systems behind that behavior, demonstrates the collective resistance to evolving beyond this flaw.    (08.03.14)

See entries rolled off this post at  the blips archive 2014  or  2013

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when I’m sixty four

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Jul 312014
 
when I'm sixty four

When I get older losing my hair, Many years from now. Will you still be sending me a valentine, Birthday greetings, bottle of wine? If I’d been out till quarter to three, Would you lock the door? Will you still need me, will you still feed me, When I’m sixty-four? You’ll be older too. And [...]

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woodstock 2014

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Jul 142014
 
woodstock 2014

Captured this shot completely by accident at a family friendly concert over the July 4th weekend.  I was trying to get a crowd shot by holding my phone as high up over my head as I could, and the first one showed the rays of the sun coming through the trees.  So I tried it again, moving [...]

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Apr 112014
 

This post provides background for my post in the Occasional Blips box on this site’s home page (reposted below) and Twitter regarding the recent school stabbing spree injuring 22 people.  I note that I have very few “followers” on either platform, but here’s what could not be said in 140 characters. The post and tweet were [...]

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