Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rock Art

We found these hieroglyphics in the rocks exposed by low water in Whites Creek. I've seen canvases for sale that weren't this interesting and I need to take my big camera back to the spot before the fall rains cover it back up for another year. Some of the shapes are, well, suggestive. 

What do you see?

I see...uh...things that guys usually see. Like iron deposits and hematite and stuff. That's what you were thinking too, right? 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Photos From the Past

Of all the photos that could surface from my past lives. I'm thankful that it was this one...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

You got your Dolly Lama, You got your Surfing Alpaca

This is from a friend who runs Expediciones Tropicales in Costa Rica. Check them out if you are up for something really cool.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The View From My Kitchen Table

As the political crazy season is upon us I have to resolve a conflict between my tree hugger self and my political self, although in reality one requires the other in this insane world we live in. Still, I thought I would give folks a choice as to whether they wanted to indulge in a political rant or just enjoy a part of the natural world that I am working to preserve and protect. With that in mind let me introduce:

  The View From My Kitchen Table ...Ta Daaa!

The URL is

It is so titled because I sit here in my office chair at the kitchen table as I think about stuff and post when I get ready to boil over. It's mostly snark, I know, but it seems to serve a purpose in drawing attention to things others seem to miss. My rants will mostly be posted at the Kitchen table and the eco warrior stuff will mostly stay at Whites Creek Journal. This is an experiment and I reserve the right to backslide whenever I want to. It's my table, donchano.

And we're off!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

When is a Fish a Bird?

When it is the canary in the coal mine.

My favorite fish people are making the news again. They are also working to make history by saving yet another endangered species of Tennessee fish entrusted into their care.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Some for your cheese and eggs, some for your stir fries and pizza, and some to make you cry in your beer, even when you're happy.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Mythologies of the Right Wing, by Bill

> Tea Party'ers are not more likely to have racist tendencies than other conservatives.
(Except they are.
> Democrats are scheming to hit 94 percent of small business owners with tax increases.
(Except they aren't.
> Bloody violence is out of control along the Mexican border, and illegal immigrants are streaming into America at record levels.
(Except it's not and they're not.
> Obamacare will send Medicare spiraling out of control.
(Except it won't.
> Marriage is a religious union that's all about procreation.
(Except it isn’t.
> Voters say cutting the deficit is more important than creating jobs.
(Except they don't.
> Social Security is going broke, it adds to the deficit, and we have to raise the retirement age because people are living longer.
(Except it's not, it doesn't and we don't.
> The earth is getting cooler.
(Except it's really really not.
> Facts and logic matter to Republicans.
(Except I just snorted milk out my nose.)