2-8-14 Travel Theme Yellow (Kidnapped Edition)

Ailsa was so excited to see the sun in Seattle for a few minutes that she picked a theme of yellow. Despite an overwhelming amount in the neighborhood and the plumbing at the SO(S)chi Olympics I decided to pass on yellow snow. NBC would just whitewash it anyway. Then I thought of the yellow ferries operated by NY Water Taxi (I have LOTS of shots of them) but Vlad over at Wind Against Current, beat me to that. So off to the streets go I.

My yellow tells a sad tale that I fear was not resolved in a positive way. I have better pictures of this but none of them have the old gentleman in them (I didn’t notice him when I was shooting – I know, my bad), so this picture it is.












11-29-12 A Year Ago Today

“I never considered a difference of opinion, in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”

Thomas Jefferson

(Thanks to Seasweetie’s Pages for the quote)

11-30-11 Sometimes You Just Have To Say, Really? (Danger: Politics Ahead)

 The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Edward Carrington, May 27, 1788

Distant Liberty

Today the US Senate, in a burst of anti-Americanism, approved the use of the US military to operate on US soil as a police force and detain American citizens indefinitely and without trial: Somewhere King George III is smiling

While at the same time showed their support for all in our armed forces by refusing to allow military insurance to pay for abortions for servicewomen who were raped.  Let’s all Support The Troops?

Before heading to the river I went to a hearing held by the DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) concerning whether Fracking  – Fracking 2 commences in New York.  I just don’t see the point of potentially destroying our drinking water for some very dirty carbon based fuel.  Let alone the stress and strain on local roads and communities via the construction and massive truck usage needed for the process.  It would also be nice to leave intact the wilderness (Forever Wild) that the citizens of New York gave us over 100 years ago. I would like it to be there for Abigail and those who come after her.