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It's time for the Smokey Mountains again. A walk up Deep Creek trail is on next weekends schedule. Our initials are still carved in the wooden bridge half way up.
Heading down this afternoon to take my boys fishing at the ol' cabin. And by "cabin," I mean a 20' by 15' building on a trout stream with no plumbing or electricity.On the way down, we will listen to "Hatchet." It is a fantastic book about a kid who survives in the wild after a small plane crash. Read by Peter Coyote who does a masterful job. The book has a couple of sequels, including "River" and "Brian's Winter." I'm really looking forward to the trip. My wife is looking forward to a weekend of peace and quiet.Looks like it might get a bit cold, though.
Ya mean to get to Grandmother's house I have to go all the way down this dark path in the scary woods? Pass.
Just wondering if any of the "passionate environmentalists" at Brown University who want the university to divest of holdings in coal producers realize that about a quarter of the electricity in the country comes from coal (to fuel their Priuses, etc.) . . . http://www.npr.org/2013/05/10/182599588/college-divestment-campaigns-creating-passionate-environmentalists
The woods around here have this stuff called underbrush.But it looks like a nice place for a walk.It will probably be some months before I can walk in the woods again but everyone else enjoy.In the meantime I'll justbhave to get by with squeaky white Florida beaches.
Sophia ok but King and Messiah?!!!!! Yeow.... Sophia tops the list of names for American baby girls for the second year in a row, while King and Messiah are becoming increasingly popular names for boys, the U.S. Social Security Administration said on Thursday.
Things are falling apart for President Obama. Now he has lost Dennis Rodman.
A dark path did NOT divide in the woods.My horse did not hesitate.He took me straight to Ben & Jerry'sFor a vanilla cone. Ain't that great?
Meander but don't maunder.
But not too far yonder.
In the annals of commenter pathology, misdirection leads to a dark place.
Meander? On that path? Hardly -- the path is nearly straight. Why would Althouse even suggest such a thing. It's almost as if she would like her commenters to fight and quarrel without any reasonable goal.
Hot off of Drudge comes this:IRS targets conservative groups:Lerner said the practice was initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati and was not motivated by political bias. After her talk, she told The AP that no high level IRS officials knew about the practice.Of course not. We all know from Garage and friends leftists aren't political.
66 said...Meander? On that path? Hardly -- the path is nearly straight. Why would Althouse even suggest such a thing. It's almost as if she would like her commenters to fight and quarrel without any reasonable goal.Which root are you on, 66?
Iowahawk skewering again..."Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving." Rapier wit at its finest.
Everytime I wander over to another website and read the comments, I'm struck by how much better the comments are here at Althouse. (Most of the time.) Thanks for that Althouse and her commenters.
Weather here sucky right now... bad as for the Derby...rain rain and more rain...followed by cold. Are you kidding me? 30's???!!!11111111111111111111!!!! Where's that global warming I was promised?
Dante, if only there was an althouse post about that.
MadisonMan:Partisanship affecting judges is bad enough, but when it starts to infect the institutions with bias, it looks really bad.But I'm simply not sure the leftist press will do anything about it.Or did you mean a blog post on how Garage isn't political? He isn't, you know, being a leftist.
I'm going to guess Indian Lake county park. Am I right?
@Mark Picnic Point. The distance the lake is just a few steps to the right and less than 50 yards to the left.
It's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right. Put your hands on your hips; and bend your knees in tight.
I certainly hope, when you go meandering, Mr Meade brings along his Pennsylvania Long Rifle, has his hatchet scoured, and sixty rounds powder and ball.The Indians aren't the savages any more.
Ptyxis - how the leaf is folded in the bud. This the most incredible thing you will ever see that has always been going on around you every spring without you realising. You can look it up under Google images to get an idea of what to look for, then meander down that path in spring, looking closely at how the leaves on all sides are unfolding. And "Vernation", how two more leaves are folded together is equally amazing. I was actually thanked by a liberal for showing them ptyxis and vernation in action.
Sur les crédences, au salon vide : nul ptyx,Aboli bibelot d'inanité sonore(Car le Maître est allé puiser des pleurs au StyxAvec ce seul objet dont le Néant s'honore). On the credenza, in the empty room, no ptyx...
Matthew Werenczak's new shirts and ties.
You don’t realize just how much misguided damage can be done to a great novel until it is vaporized by a pretentious hack like boneheaded Australian director Baz Luhrmann.-From Rex Reed's review of The Great Gatsby at The New York Observer. - The latest movie version with Leonardo DiCaprio, etc.Another line from R Reed: ...Leonardo DiCaprio is hopeless, a little boy in his first After Six tuxedo.Well, I had been planning to avoid 'The Great Gatsby', not being a fan of Fitzgerald or DiCaprio.After seeing this review, I'll somehow have to avoid it even further.
@Astro: It doesn't matter what's right or wrong about the movie "The Great Gatsby." Women may flock to it anyway just to see DiCaprio. Look how some swooned over Dzhokhar Tzarnaev.
@ EPR - Yes, sadly, that's probably true. I think he's a terrible actor, and I don't get what women see in him - but they see something they like, I guess.
Watching the Chris Christie interview right now, he seems so familiar. By that I mean: I am grinning because he seems remarkably the same as he was back in college, when I knew him. I can't say that about everyone I knew back then.
Great picture. Was looking for just such a picture last week.
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