Saturday 24th June 2017

Tag Archives: New Harmony



Using Drug Laws as a Political Weapon

During the Obama years, federal prosecutors used common sense in the charges and sentencing leveled against low level, non violent offenders of our Draconian drug laws. Our new Attorney General,Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, has just reversed that by instructing federal prosecutor to go for the most harsh charges possible. This means that mandatory sentencing guidelines will kick in, and low level non violent marijuana offenders once again will face long and life destroying prison sentences. In short, Session wants to once again use drug laws as a political weapon.

Who does this harm? …………………………………………….

Chocolate Sardines

Rain for several days, can't work in my yard or garden. Trump is in the White House destroying all environmental protections, picking fights with Canada and making Fuehrer type speeches in social backwaters to people who mostly can't read. It is easy to be bummed out, and I certainly was, until I stumbled across something to really raise my spirits. 

One of my favorite hobbies is surfing around the internet looking for new types of tinned sardines to order and try. This morning on Amazon, I found………………………..

New Harmony Indiana in the Spring

Yellow color 4/17

New  Harmony, Indiana in the Spring is hands down the finest place in the world. And a top contender during the rest of the year. I have been around the world, and I would rather be right here in New Harmony, than any other place, I know. It is quiet and serene here in our town of 800, but we also have events and facilities here, which each year attract thousands of artistically and spiritually inclined people from around the globe.

…………………………………Here in New Harmony, Indiana we have the……………….

birds and the bees

Right wing extremists like Rand Paul and Rush Limbaugh and the big corporations and the Christian evangelicals completely ignore the examples set by the birds and the bees. They get all bent out of shape when they hear it said health care is a human right. They go into panic attacks, and they whine about the socialist tyranny of providing "free" medical care to the poor. They froth at the mouth and gasp for air, at the horrible injustice of poor people getting medical care without paying for it out of their minimum wage salaries. While the wealthy must pony up big money for insurance premiums. They accuse the poor of squandering their health insurance money on iphones and potato chips. They often go into teary eyed insincere sermons, about the spiritual harm done to workers, if things are made too easy for them. They also say………………

Planting tulips

Ron Reflects on the Meaning of Labor Day

I was just thinking about planting tulips. I think about it every year, about this time, when we get close to spring. The problem is, you must plant tulip bulbs in the fall, and I never think about it, then when it's the right time to act on the thought.