Archive for June, 2009

Convicting Ourselves

The US Supreme Court yesterday ruled that there is no constitutional right to DNA testing of evidence for convicted criminals. Think about that… you may have the right to be considered innocent until ‘proven’ guilty, but if there is potentially evidence that could tested to prove your innocence, you have no constitutional right to have […]

June 19, 2009 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Politics

Giant Mutant Squashoids

A Tale Of Gardening Gone Awry In the summer of 1995 I planted Yellow Crookneck squash, zucchini, spaghetti squash, and Waltham Butternut in the same general area. After the crop had burned out in early August, I turned the whole mess under. Couple of weeks later, little plants began sprouting. They grew into a big […]

June 12, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Gardening

First Fig

I’ve been reviving my vegetable garden the past few weeks. Not so many years ago, I had a fairly large backyard garden, growing tomatoes (of course), squash, zucchini, corn, beans…. I once harvested 200 ears of corn from my backyard patch. When we put the pool in, I lost much of my old garden spot, […]

June 12, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Gardening

Playing With Pictures

During my time away from blogging, among the things I did was take an Alaskan cruise out of Seattle. I was going back through some of the pictures I took, and found one of a wildflower, probably a Shasta daisy. I have a thing about taking pictures of wildflowers, especially when they show up where […]

June 10, 2009 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Nature

Bailouts and Bankruptcies

Chrysler’s emergence from bankruptcy and yesterday’s acquisition by Fiat got me thinking. As I understand it, the bankruptcy allowed Chrysler to basically shed all the bad things – high labor costs and years of debt – and keep just the good things. I do wonder where exactly the good things have been hidden all this […]

June 10, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Life, Politics