Monthly Archives: February 2011

Not So Fast, Not So Fast

Not So Fast, Not So Fast Today, a grim wintry gray has overtaken the brightness, that had us dreaming of spring. It is often that way, here in the shadow of the great lakes. At the edge of my small … Continue reading

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StevieslawNeoBard Department: To Fract or Not to Fract.

StevieslawNeoBard Department: To Fract or not to Fract. Hydrofracting uses huge amounts of water laced with sand and chemicals under high pressure to break up rock formations and release natural gas.  It leaves the wastewater both polluted with some chemicals … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Shortly, Spring.

Shortly, Spring Today, a brightness has overtaken the grim wintry gray we suffer here, in the shadow of the great lakes. Our walkways are still patched with the grease of black ice, that makes walking a test of uprightness. But, … Continue reading

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StevieslawFeature: Smokey’s Song of the Month

February 2011: A month for watching the smoke rise from the chimney of a house you once lived in. American Tune–Paul Simon A (words by Paul Simon music by JS Bach) Many’s the time I’ve been mistaken, And many times … Continue reading

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Newsbriefs You May Have Missed: U.S. to Opt Out.

16. Tragic Misspelling in Pakghanistan is Costly Chivers, Rubin and Morgan, reporting for the NY Times on Friday in an article almost as confusing as the war itself, broke the news that the U.S. military was pulling its forces from … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Unnecessary Urge Department

Russ Buettner of the New York Times reports that “Fox News Chief Urged Employees to Lie.”

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A StevieslawSmorgasbord: On Wanting More.

AStevieslawSmorgasbord:  On Wanting More. A friend of mine said yesterday that she had never seen a sadder paper.  She was talking about our local newspaper, the CDT, and for a minute I thought she might be making a general—and a … Continue reading

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