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nobody home . . .

Friday, October 29th, 2021

nobody home . . .


The dirty dozen: America’s top climate villains

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

The dirty dozen: America’s top climate villains:

Mike Wirth
Chairman of the board and CEO of Chevron

Darren Woods
Chairman of the board and CEO of Exxon

Jamie Dimon
CEO of Chase Bank

Larry Fink
CEO of BlackRock

Charles Koch
Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries

Mitch McConnell
Senate minority leader

Joe Manchin
US senator

Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook founder and CEO

Rupert Murdoch
Founder of News Corp

Richard Edelman
CEO of Edelman PR

Ted Boutrous
Partner of Gibson Dunn law firm


Harpersfield one-lane covered bridge

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Harpersfield one-lane covered bridge south of Geneva-on-the-Lake

from the web — Harpersfield Bridge is a covered bridge spanning the Grand River in Harpersfield Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. This double-span Howe truss bridge, one of currently 16 drivable covered bridges in the county, is the third longest covered bridge in Ohio at 228 feet. A flood in 1913 washed away the land at the north end of the bridge, and the steel span was subsequently attached. The bridge features a walkway, added during its renovation in 1991-92. The bridge also features an Ashtabula County MetroPark at its north end, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge’s WGCB number is 35-04-19, and it is located approximately 3.4 mi (5.4 km) south of Geneva.

1868 – Bridge constructed.
1913 – Steel span added.
1962 – Bypassed when State Route 534 was rerouted around the settlement of Harpersfield.
1991-92 – Bridge renovated.

Length: 228 feet (69.5 m)
Overhead clearance: 12 feet 9 inches (3.9 m)



This 53 acre park adjacent to the historic Harpersfield Covered Bridge, spanning the Grand River (an Ohio designated Wild and Scenic River), is the first and oldest in the park system.  The property for the park was purchased in early 1961 from the Western Reserve Properties, representing Fred and Beverly Traub.  The park was dedicated by the park board on June 11, 1961 when a flag pole was erected at the park.  In the early 1990’s, a donation by the Ohio Water Service (OWS) of land and buildings adjacent to the original park has brought the park to its present size.  The value of the property allowed the park board to secure a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant to construct a new pavilion and restroom, in addition to replacement of park water lines and installation of new water fountains.The Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark has an activity field, woodlands, covered pavilions with picnic tables, and a popular bait and gift shop.  The patrons now enjoy birding, field games, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, wading, photography, picnicking, and the numerous popular events hosted by the Friends of the Harpersfield Metropark. 

The impending Lamprey Barrier replacement by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), potential covered


no shuffle snuffle here, dear . . .

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

no shuffle snuffle here, dear . . .

Whirl Away – Patti Smith
Wet Dream – Wet Leg
Bag’s Groove – Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive – Hank Williams
Woman on the Tier – Suzanne Vega
Karmacoma – Massive Attack
Fur Elise – Bach / Michael Silverman
Up Jumped The Devil – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Wild Side Of Life – Hank Thompson
Necessary Evil – Debbie Harry
Ice Age – The Bizarros
Dizzy – Tuxedomoon
Puttin’ On The Dog – Tom Waits
#1 Crush (Nellee Hooper Mix) – Garbage
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 In G Major – Bach
Whitey On The Moon – Gil Scott-Heron
Pay Your Way In Pain – St. Vincent
Money Is King – Van Dyke Parks
Spanish Key – Miles Davis


last night’s shuffleation

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

last night’s shuffleation

Little Liars – Ida Mae
Terror Couple Kill Colonel – Bauhaus
Never Fuck A Spider On The Fly – Modest Mouse
English Suite No. 1 in A Major – Bach / Vladimir Ashkenazy
The Reoccurring Dream – Joni Mitchell
Me And Paul – Willie Nelson
TV Spot (Apr. 71) – Can
Shoo Lie Loo – Ranky Tanky
Canned Laughter – Twig Cinnamon
Heaven Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Steve Earle & The Dukes
Palestine Texas – T Bone Burnette
Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
Eternal Consumption Engine – Primus
Peacocks And Blackhawks – Jerry Joseph
Strange Girl – Laura Marling
Smoke: IV. – New Music Detroit
Blue Yodel No 9 – Jimmie Rodgers/Louis Armstrong
Heroin – The Velvet Underground
Never Say Never – Romeo Void
Desolation Row – Bob Dylan


little Donnie Dimwit

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

“in March, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in San Antonio, Texas, removed its Trump waxwork because customers kept punching it.”


a dozen days, 7 shorties

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

a dozen days, 7 shorties

2021.10.1 – Wife’s working
2021.10.2 – The end of times
2021.10.2 – Good coffee
2021.10.2 – Caffeine
2021.10.5 – Sittin’ in dark
2021.10.10 – After false fire alarm
2021.10.12 – Life and time

~ ~ ~

Wife’s working
roofers are working
I sit in sun

~ ~ ~

The end of times
is just beginning
welcome to the future

~ ~ ~

Good coffee
extra face slap
from inside

~ ~ ~

and cannabis
holy trinity

~ ~ ~

Sittin’ in dark
rain fallin’
life livin’

The world out there
and the world way out there
whirl within

Faint rooster crow
distant train wail
hope rises

~ ~ ~

After false fire alarm
waiting in dark

~ ~ ~

Life and time
a one-way dead-end street

The outside of the backside
it lingers and it grows

Tribal fire’s slight warmth
temporary light against the night

Window haze hiding city
sirens seeping through the woods

Programming on Television Earth
cold souvenir of reality

Wet whispers in the dark
hunger creeping from the heart

Sometimes you hit the mainline
sometimes you don’t

It’s the maybes that get you
they suck you from your song


doin’ the segue shuffle . . .

Monday, September 27th, 2021

doin’ the segue shuffle . . .

O Money – The Mekons
Elephant Talk – King Crimson
One Of My Kind – Concrete Blonde
Bywater Bhangra (Improv #1) – The Dead Kenny G’s
If Jesus Drove A Motor Home – Jim White w/ Aimee Mann
Your Mama Won’t Like Me – Suzi Quatro
Johnny Feelgood – Liz Phair
Mechanical Flattery – Lydia Lunch
#1 Crush (Nelle Hooper Mix) – Garbage
New Orleans Is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
What We All Want – The Dandy Warhols w/ Gang of Four
I’d Rather Be A Devil – Guadalupe Plata
Misterioso – Thelonious Monk
Thanks A Lot – Ernest Tubb
Federal Funding – Cake
I Ate Lucy – Critters Buggin
My Shits Fucked Up – Kinky Friedman


shuffle nuff . . .

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

shuffle nuff . . .

Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores – Bauhaus
Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
Restin’ Bones – Primus
Chaise Longue – Wet Leg
Hoochie Woman – Tori Amos
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
I’m Afraid of Americans (Nine Inch Nails edit) – David Bowie
The Snake and the Moon – Dead Can Dance
Egyptian Blues – Ellen McIlwaine
Pedestrian At Best – Courtney Barnett
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan
Bad Karma – Miley Cyrus & Joan Jett
Thanks A Lot – Ernest Tubb
War Pigs – Cake
Family Pain – Swamp Dogg
The Resignation vs The Comeback Special – Todd Snider
Backward Country Boy Blues – Duke Ellington, Mingus, Max Roach
Nuages – Willie Nelson


well dressed thieves

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Republican policy – kill people for money
Democratic policy – kill fewer people for slightly less money
Politicians’ creed – I got mine, screw you


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