ESCAPING COVID

At last, I have found an activity to take my mind off COVID.  Shredding with the tractor.  For my big-city friends, this means driving the tractor around the pasture and cutting the weeds, shrubs, and grass with a device attached to the back.  The bush hog will shred...

THE LIMITS OF FREE SPEECH

October 19-25 is Free Speech Week.  The First Amendment written in 1791 states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the...

THE GREAT BUTTERFLY INVASION OF 2020 HAS BEGUN

Recently we began to notice small brown somethings resembling windblown leaves swirling through the air.  Since the trees are still green in central Texas, I was quickly able to remove that possibility from the list.  Their speed, unfortunately, made identification...

2020 EXAGGERATION SYNDROME

For most of us, 2020 has been outrageous–CIVIL UNREST, COVID, DEATH, CHAOTIC POLITICS, FIRES, FLOODS—and we still have three months to go. The news cycles these days are teeming with catastrophes.  Unfortunately, all this staying at home gives many of us too...