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"Listen to the Radio" - Blue Hill, Maine, USA

I wonder what the ukulele equivalent of a 00-18 Martin guitar is?

Just pretend the unavoidable mountaintop wind is radio static.

“Listen to the Radio,” Nanci Griffith


AUSTUS - the curious amalgamation of Australian and American football

One of the earlier posts in my blog was about some of the lesser-known sports that exist in the world. Along with lesser known sports, there are those sports which are an amalgamation of two or more sports. 534 more words


Rabies, Elephant Seals and Big Sur

In our final days in LA we managed to unwittingly get involved in some more drama when Jess saw a dog attacking a cat in the street.   721 more words

United States

Blaming Russia as ‘Flat Fact’

By Robert Parry | Consortium News | July 27, 2014

As nuclear-armed America hurtles into a completely avoidable crash with nuclear-armed Russia over Ukraine, you can now see the dangers of “information warfare” when facts give way to propaganda and the press fails to act as an impartial arbiter.

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Nasrallah’s speech affirms unity between Resistance factions, warns of Western plots in the region

By SAMI KLEIB, al-akbar english

Beirut (July 25) – Now is not the time to talk about disappointments and the past. It is more important for the Resistance to win in Palestine because its victory is a further step towards undermining the foundations of the other axis that protects Israel. 1,119 more words


Satellite images prove Russia fired rockets into Ukraine after MH17 crash, U.S. says

Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighbouring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists have crossed the border. 657 more words