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September 22, 2021

Don’t Tread On Grammar: Reader Response

So, a while ago I made this No Pebble flag using art by the inimitable Ray Troll. It’s a riff on the Gadsden flag. Someone didn’t like it too much. I got this in my e-mail.  Which, of course I forwarded to Jeanne. After some grade school corrections from Jeanne, I created this. Remember kids, fund public education.

July 4th Parade Photos – Anchorage (Part 2)

Here’s part two of the Anchorage July 4th Parade and Fair photo essay. You can check out part 1 here. Even with the damp weather the crowds were out in force – many in some really cool costumes/uniforms – the 5 men in period uniforms were nice enough to pose for me out on the park strip.              

Swiveling for Freedom

Thomas Jefferson. Founding father. President. Writer. Inventor. Nearly everyone loves Thomas Jefferson in this country. He’s a Tea Party favorite, liberals love him – hell, even Christopher Hitchens was a fan. So while everyone celebrates the United States’ birthday – and thus celebrates one of the finest pieces of American writing, The Declaration of Independence, consider one of Thomas Jefferson’s other additions to American life. Legend has it that Jefferson used a specially made chair while writing the Declaration – one he invented himself. The swivel chair. Technically it was a “Revolving Windsor Armchair,” according to Jefferson’s Monticello, but either…

It’s Flag Day! So here are some flags!

I love Flag Day. It’s the one day that (maybe outside of July 4th) that people get into flags. When I was in elementary school I won 1st place in every Flag Day competition (they were mostly collages). Oddly I don’t even know the history of Flag Day – but I don’t care… usually these things have some horrible racist and or genocidal (see: Columbus Day). If you’re interested – go to google.com and google “Flag Day.” Don’t post what you find in the comments. I like living in ignorant bliss. Anyway. I’m going to go tomorrow and buy a…