Category Archives: Thoughts From New Harmony

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The Evansville Courier Press recently published my LETTER TO THE EDITOR concerning medical marijuana for disabled Hoosier combat war vets and for Hoosier cancer patients. 

As a result of that letter, I received …………….

Grim Reaper in New Harmony

Grim Reaper in New Harmony

I have to question whether that old reaper is all that grim or not. Death seems pretty natural to me, and it is shared by all creatures including all humans. I have been present at a few deaths, and spoken with folks who were present at other deaths. Although I will note, that no central figure in any of these deaths has ever yet reported back to me. 

Some people go out screaming in terror. But, others embrace death with a ………………………………………..

Cannons in New Harmony Indiana

Popular personal cannon model for home defense and boosting your phallic image

Cannons in New Harmony Indiana

People often ask me, Ron, why don’t you have a personal cannon? They say to me, Ron, if you had a personal cannon, you could ………  

BOOKS

New Harmony, Indiana lends itself to reading and quiet reflection. But, no matter where you are, teach your kids to read books, and they won’t grow up to be Mike Pence.  

—–BOOKS RON RECOMMENDS —–

 NEW NELSON ALGREN BIOGRAPHY

50 GREAT MEMOIRS FROM THE PAST 50 YEARS    

Work Shirts for Mad Men … Novel by George Singleton 

REVEALED RELIGION or SCIENCE ?

Revealed religion, the belief that God has revealed his plans to certain individuals, so that they may inform the rest of us of his wishes, has popped up all over the planet. But, everywhere you go, God’s messenger has received different and conflicting versions of God’s will.

The number of different religions on the earth is …………

Thank you for your service?

The “thank you for your service” in New Harmony, Griffin and Posey County Indiana is about 50 years late for Vietnam vets.

The past couple of weeks, I have had at least half dozen folks say to me, thank you for your service, in regard to me having been in the Vietnam war.  I always try to be polite, when this happens and assume that people mean well.

But in point of actual fact, this irks me, because ………..

CRITTERS IN NEW HARMONY INDIANA

Here in New Harmony, Indiana, we live in a bucolic rural setting, and we are close to nature. On a regular basis, I rub elbows with raccoons, opossums, rabbits, squirrels, a huge variety of song birds, assorted snakes and lizards, many species of frogs, toads and turtles, foxes, wild turkeys and deer, hawks, vultures, eagles, cranes and ducks and geese. And when the river is up, some of us even have fish in our yards. 

But, one critter I have never seen in New Harmony is …

New Harmony Indiana LGBTQ

 

Here is something, a dose of which, is DESPERATELY NEEDED IN SOUTHERN INDIANA  ,   and this includes New Harmony, Indiana 

I’m 71 and I grew up in Posey County, in Indiana, which is red state ground zero times infinity. During my life, I have lived in a few of the states of the former slave owning Confederacy,  none of them top southern Indiana in bigotry or hate speech of ANY sort. 

When I was a kid, ……………….. 

Two Schools of thought

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

Here in New Harmony, Indiana there are two schools of thought, about what one should do, if one discovers that another person is a moral leper.

The first school of thought holds that one should be extremely polite, keep one’s mouth shut and don’t rock the boat.

I am of the other school of thought.

Ron Nesler posting from New Harmony, Indiana

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Benjamin Franklin vs Trump, Tomes et al

Benjamin Franklin vs Trump, Tomes et al

On this date, June 10th, 1752, Benjamin Franklin proved that lightening was electricity by FLYING A KITE into a thunder storm and thus capturing and storing electricity in a simple storage battery. 

Flying that Kite is small potatoes compared to …………… 

TOURIST EYE VIEW OF NEW HARMONY, INDIANA

Sometimes, we here in New Harmony forget, that it is the patronage of tourists, that allows us to enjoy the unique quality of life we have. I think we should all occasionally take a moment to reflect on the TOURIST EYE VIEW OF NEW HARMONY INDIANA. 

Because, without the tourist dollars we wouldn’t have ….

PROBLEM OF INTERSTATE GIGGLING

Now that  ILLINOIS HAS LEGALIZED WEED,  I’m guessing, that Indiana state Senator Jim “Bubba Bob”  Tomes is busy working on legislation for the use of “ANY FORCE NECESSARY” to stop interstate giggling, at the Indiana/Illinois state line.

We can’t have Hoosier Pot Tourists crossing the line back into Indiana, while giggling and smiling from the evil Illinois weed, now can we? 

I am reminded of Jon Prine’s song ILLEGAL SMILE

 

Ron Nesler from New Harmony, Indiana, posting while trapped in the far past by Poop Head Tomes

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