Monthly Archives: July 2014

Hurricane Season; So It May Become Windy Again

This year’s hurricane season has started with Category 1 off the Carolinas and it’s time to get ready for the next big wind. That means making decisions. First decision, stay or go? If you intend to stay, you need provisions … Continue reading

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Well, I don’t see much to post about so I suppose I might just as well talk

Well, here ’tis July, almost August, and all the June brides are supposed to be settling down to a life of domestic tranquility. Yep, the courting was nice, while it lasted. As the pretty girl said – Something’s really very … Continue reading

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A Pretty Lady With Something To Sing About

The barn reminds me of an old Ranger’s barn, but the only singing that went on there would not be fit for this venue. Have a pretty lady with a pretty tune – and some ducklings: The spell checker tells … Continue reading

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It is almost midsummer night, and we an dream, played in a small venue

Andre Rieu does a fine job on a ceremonial march and A Midsummer Nights Dream: Stranger

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When I Went To High School, A Kid Had Three Choices

It is not even August yet, and school starts in two weeks. Back when I went to school, the first day was October 15, so the kids could help get the crop in. There was only one crop. Cotton. And … Continue reading

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Looking At The Tropics Again

I see the brilliant red of the Western Pacific has subsided to an orangy red, indicating the sea surface has cooled considerably. Of course, hurricanes and typhoons are driven by heat. A warm sea surface warms air, which does what … Continue reading

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Speaking Of Mules – Here Is An Oldie From Mr. Woolly

Now, this song from Sheb Wooley reminds me of the mail mule they had a few years back. The mail rider used to swear Old Maude was WWI surplus, but she was getting old and decrepit about ten years ago. … Continue reading

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Hey’s There’s Old Shelby On The Radio

There’s Shelby Wooley and the Calumet Indians on the radio. Sheb, sometimes known as Ben Colder, made a hit with Purple People Eater, That’s My Pa, and a bunch of other tunes during the ’50’s and 60’s. When he first … Continue reading

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Got Any Money IN Money Markets? You Will Want To Read This

Zero Hedge reports the Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to enable banks to prevent depositors from taking money out of money market accounts. The story is at the link and is quite clear. If you have a money market … Continue reading

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“Grandpa; What is wrong with collecting taxes on internet sales?”

“Hi, Skye. What is wrong with internet merchants like Amazon to skip collecting sales taxes to states or tax districts they have no stores in? There would be nothing wrong with collecting sales taxes for other states, but the sales … Continue reading

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