From Pine View Farm

2022 archive

The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Afterthought:

Back in what we called the “back field” at Pine View Farm, to the left and way behind the pine trees in the picture at the top of this page, there is a steep slope with about a 20-foot drop where the soil is very sandy, so sandy, in fact, that at spots the soy beans my father used to plant there did not grow very well.

We always thought it was once a beach. Now it looks as if it will be a beach once more.

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What Happened Happened 0

The writer of a letter to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch points out that it can be done: Yes, you can teach history without teaching the dreaded and degrading (to white children according to Republicans, that is) critical race theory.

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Light Bloggery 0

Posting will be sporadic over the next couple of days. Commitments.

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QOTD 0

George Gershwin:

Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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A Diet of Worms 0

And, no, Martin Luther wasn’t in attendance at this one.

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Gutting Out the Vote 0

Thom talks with the Brennan Center’s Michael Waldman about partisan (that is, Republican) efforts to restrict voting rights.

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Giving America the Business 0

PoliticalProf.

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It’s All about the Benjamins 0

At The Roanoke Times, a doctor describes the latest attempt by Wall Street and insurance companies to milk money from Medicare for services not rendered.

Just read it.

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History through White-Colored Glasses 0

South Dakota’s governor wants to teach a “true and honest” (sic) version of American history that somehow does not mention America’s original sin of chattel slavery.

As someone who trained as an historian and whose ancestors wore the grey, I find the denial delusional. And vile beyond words.

Afterthought:

If one’s only option for protecting one’s political position is to lie to oneself (and others, including students), perhaps there’s something wrong with one’s political position.

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All the News that Fits 0

A Rand gesture.

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QOTD 0

Patrick Malahide, in the voice of Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn:

It’s always the way, isn’t it? There are those who take and those who give.

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A World Apart 0

Title:  Once again, it's time to check in on Parallel Earth.  Frame One, captioned

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Maskless Marauders 0

A marauder who would suffer the children.

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Neglected Legacy 0

Leonard Pitts, Jr., reminds us that Martin Luther King, Jr., gave more than one speech.

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Courting Disaster 0

Methinks Noz has a point.

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The Assembly of the Unvaccinated 0

Title:  Physical Distancing.  Image:  Graveyard filled with tombs of the unvaccinated.

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The Medicine Show 0

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Double-Fault 0

Six Supreme Court Justices deliver an opinion,

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QOTD 0

Len Deighton:

When old men decided to barter young men for pride and profit, the transaction was called war.

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