Monthly Archives: February 2022

Winter War II

I was wrong about No War between Russia and the Ukraine. Yesterday Boris Putin ordered the invasion of the Ukraine. The President for Life claimed that steppes always had belonged to Russia. His troops made quick advances. No one wants a war. Especially not in winter like the USSR’s failed attack in 1939. Covid has […]

George Washington – 2022

Today America celebrates President’s Day to honor past presidents, but especially George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. New York only recognizes George Washington on his birthday of February 22, 1732 almost three hundred years ago. Gilbert Stuart painted the Father of the Nation as a white man as had countless other artists, however historically many English […]

George, Washington 1972

Back in late August 1972 my college friend Ptrov Sinski and I hitchhiked west from Seattle. A rancher left us off at exit 149, serving George, Washington, a small farming community surrounded by endless fields of ripening wheat. The two of us ignored the sign forbidding hitchhiking, but within ten minutes a Highway Patrol car […]

Columbia Wrightsville Bridge

This week I drove west from New York to pick up a sheet of laminated glass from York PA. The clouds opened up several times, as I drove Studio 40’s pickup on I78. The interstate skirted Easton, Bethlehem, and Allentown. I dropped south at Hamburg and followed the Schuykill River to Route 222. A patch […]

Attention: Impending Collision

Aircraft Carrier USS LINCOLN This is the actual radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995. Radio conversation released by the chief of naval operations, 10-10-95. CANADIANS: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision. AMERICANS: Recommend you divert your […]