Friday, June 11, 2021

European Union Crashes G7 Summit

  1. Boris Johnson
  2. Joe Biden
  3. Justin Trudeau
  4. Angela Merkel
  5. Emmanuel Macron
  6. Mario Draghi
  7. Yoshihide Suga
  8. Ursula von der Leyen 
  9. Charles Michel

The last two representatives are from the European Union, making the total number of leaders nine.

How can the forces that be still call this the G7 summit if there are nine leaders present?

Once again the perfidy of modern life seems insurmountable.


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Shocking: Some People Cultivate Horsetail Rush

I found out today that horsetail rush, or reed, is a plant that some cultivate, actually finding it pleasant to look upon. 

My limited brain exploded that the bane of my gardening existence might be because someone at some point thought it might be a fun idea to plant it around the house.


As we know, the world is full of bad ideas.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Northfield Is Not A Hell Hole

I was speaking with my brother about the town in which we grew up, Northfield, Minnesota. He had the wistful tone that no longer was the Northfield of our youth still the same.

That got me going on what was the essential quality of that place. Of course, I turned to the internet, which was no help at all.

“Northfield is a city in Dakota and Rice counties in the State of Minnesota. It is mostly in Rice County, with a small portion in Dakota County. The population was 20,007 at the 2010 census.”

I suppose that says it all.

My memories of Northfield are tied to the emotional state and level of development I was at when I experienced them. I stopped living there when I was a late teenager and generally have not been too nostalgic.

The main complaint from my brother is that many in the town commute to work in other places rather than being employed locally, giving short shrift to the social fabric of the town. As a teenager, I wasn’t so invested in the social fabric of anything other than what I might be doing that night or weekend. What others might be doing was also lost on me.

Rising above all this philosophy, I can say the core experiences of Northfield are tied to the landscape, the Cannon River, the blue light of winter on frozen fields. Everything else is commentary. I value community and human connection and believe that such can be found in Northfield today as well as other places.  

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Good Food Is Where You Find It

After buying a mattress in a strip mall overlooking a Walmart, we ate Huli Chicken sandwiches at Lilo’s Barbeque. Delicious! The bun, sauce, chicken, coleslaw all tasted fresh and tangy. A large line grew as we ate. I feel I will not be complete as a human being until I try the Big Kahuna plate.

Friday, June 4, 2021

My Own Propaganda


Using an old Soviet poster as inspiration, I've created my "Jewish Man Walk" propaganda. 

I dropped "Jewish Man Walk" into Google Translate and thus came up the red Cyrillic letters. I have no idea what such connotes.

I hope this helps our weekly get-togethers.

I also hope Bob and Mel don't get mad at me. This isn't a big risk as my wife doesn't think I captured their resemblances. 


Thursday, June 3, 2021

I Have Found the Counterculture


Look for the switching boxes on utility poles to get the inside scoop on all things subversive and disruptive.