The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I must admit that I spend entirely too much time on the internet. You do, too. Don’t believe me? What are you doing right now? Tiptoeing through the tulips? I think not. (Not that I’m not happy to see you. I’d miss you if you weren’t here. I really would.) Sometimes I think I really …

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It baffles me that wanting to save the planet is even the slightest bit controversial. What are the down sides to it? It may take time and money, yes, but those are things we won’t have anyway, if we continue to destroy the environment. It seems that the most primal motivator for humanity is, unfortunately, …

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It seems these days that the US Postal Service is mainly a purveyor of junk mail. When’s the last time you got an actual letter from Aunt Mabel? I miss those. What I won’t miss are the catalogs, flyers, credit card offers and magazines that I never asked for and do not want. With the …

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Today is Arbor Day. I bet a distressingly small number of people are even aware of that. It is a day to plant trees and appreciate those trees that already exist. Today I’m thinking about the forest and our relationship to it. Many rears ago, I used to vacation in Pisgah National Forest in North …

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