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To all my friends and family

Until this campaign season ends, I will no longer pick up my phone after 6 PM. My ears are already bleeding from all the obnoxious tv ads. Picking up the phone and hearing push polls disguised as public opinion polls or robo calls from the same candidates I”m fast forwarding through on TV or any other politically connected calls has totally destroyed what is left of my normally sunny disposition. Since I have one of those phone that doesn’t do much more than have a dial tone, I can’t tell who is calling when the phone rings. That’s why god

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Is it just me?

Is it just me or are the Begich/Sullivan ads trying to out-macho each other? Begich is running around on a snow mobile. Sullivan all but has Rawhide playing in the background as he stands there looking like a rough and ready Alaskan. Couldn’t they both just whip it out, measure it and get it over with?

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What more could we possibly do to him?

We exchanged five prisoners for him. Five prisoners who we refused to allow to go to trial, refused to allow into the United States to go into a jail, refused to provide any limit to their unending stay at Gitmo. What do people expect to happen to the prisoners there? Will we keep them in a lifetime imprisonment without benefit of any legal counsel? Without any solid showing of crimes proven in a court of law? Does that not merely make us a pale imitation of the Russian gulags? Sentenced to life with no recourse to any chance to have

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If you haven’t seen it…

If you haven’t seen the episode of Cosmos where greenhouse gases are discussed, find it on the Internet or your iPad or iPhone or whatever and watch it. It’s the simplest and clearest explanation I have ever heard of the phenomenon. To say nothing of how frightening the future will be, not for us, but for our children and our children’s children if we don’t act now. How much longer do we think we can keep our head stuck in the ground before the ground gets so hot it cooks what’s left of our brains?

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I may have overbooked

Starting off this Saturday at 6:30 AM to feed all the animals and get out of the house in time for a five mile cancer walk. Then on to Potter’s Marsh to stand next to Kodi, the Cache Crow, for a program for two hours. Then home to feed all the animals again and collapse on my couch while rubbing my feet and wondering why I haven’t learned how to better schedule my time considering how many years I’ve had on this earth to do so.

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Baby birds… they’re back

Orphaned baby birds have started to show up at Bird TLC. Please folks, be aware that this is the time of year when they are emerging and learning to fly and care for themselves. Before you cut a tree down, check for nests. Watch for mommas and chicks crossing the highways. Keep your cats inside so they don’t prey on helpless little ones. Birds bring beauty and light to our state and provide valuable services in maintaining our ecosystem. Let’s be respectful of their need for a little extra care and attention this time of the year.

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My sincerest apology

My sincerest apology to the dear young man at the travel place who spent over an hour with my sister and I on a conference call while we booked an entire trip to Greece only to have us call back fifteen minutes later and cancel the whole thing. I would not blame him if he spent his entire weekend drinking and complaining about the idiots who call him before CAREFULLY reading the itinerary and making sure it’s the trip they want.

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