Wednesday, May 16, 2007


there are some small pleasures. as i characterize them, there is a god and some times he smiles on you.

one of the finest microscopes ever made was a bausch & lomb pod with an sk stand. out of production for years.

i really need one of these, however. nothing else being made today equals that product.

i have been looking for one of these for some years. today, miraculously, one showed up on ebay.

first time i have ever used ebay. and i tuned in when this tool was within 2 hrs of auction closing.

i think that i was fated to own this instrument.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


let' s talk about tommy heffelfinger for a moment. a member of one of the wheat aristocratic families.

in minneapolis, the hefffelfingers owned and operated the peavey company. their closest friends, the crosbys[general mills], the pillsburys[pillsbury], and the macmillans[the greatest agrogangsters of the age, cargill].

more than republican. they are all fascist bastids. tommy's family law firm used to be dewey, ballantine. as establishment and as fascist as could be imagined.

though infrequently discussed, during the nixon era, these families were some of the financiers/ the launderers of the campaign cash that preserved the nixon incumbency. in concert with the coors family and the stranahan family. to name but a few.

oh, they were also major financiers of the contras.

so, the bushies turning on a heffelfinger is very interesting. but, tommy will keep his mouth shut, i think. after all, in the long haul, the bushies will be advancing heffelfinger family interests.

and tommy should not need the job. he should have quite an inheritance sinecure.

more info that should tell you that the press is brain dead.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


listening to her again, tonight, my heart breaks.

she was such a great singer.

and her arranger and pianist, chris marlowe, finessed her so perfectly.

i still laugh at her description of the tavern on the green. where i first caught her.

she had the gift. if you missed her live, you might find her cd's.