Sunday, July 30, 2023



This is not the nastiest thing in your house.

This is!

If you don't take your strainer apart at least every two weeks, food will gathers between the strainer and the rubber stopper, rots and turns gross.  

Then you are putting cooking and eating utensils in a sink that has a strainer full of bacteria.  

I know we are talking about rot and slime; but we need a break away from Trump.

the Ol'Buzzard

Monday, July 24, 2023



Note in the circle the two bombs dropped on Japan.  

the Ol'Buzzard 

Sunday, July 23, 2023


 The movie Oppenheimer opened yesterday at the local movie theater.  I would like the see the movie, but three hours is a long time to sit and focus attention on what I am sure will be a traumatic theme.    I have ordered the book American Prometheus, the basis of the movie.  The title reminds me of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein -  The Modern Prometheus.  The movie would have been more properly subtitled Vishnu the Destroyer of Worlds.  

We commemorate September 11 and the destruction of the World Trade Center and the loss of three thousand lives as a crime against humanity.   But history is perspective - written by the winners.   


On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan instantly killing 140,000 men, women, children, and old people  – dogs, cats… and no birds sang.  

Then five days later the good Christian people of America celebrated a second bomb killing 70,000 human beings in Nagasaki. 

 210,000 civilians - non-combatants - died instantly; thousands more died from radiation, and for decades children were born with deformities.   This is never mentioned in our classroom history books.


The movie Oppenheimer should make us all pause and think.


There are 12,705 nuclear weapons possessed by nine countries, thousands of nuclear powerplants each capable of catastrophic meltdowns, and the real possibility of weaponizing the new cold-fusion science


How can a violent species such as ours be trusted with weapons of mass destruction? 

the Ol'Buzzard


Tuesday, July 18, 2023



"Elvis may be the king of rock and roll but I am the Queen."

Long live the queen! Gone but not forgotten. 

1932 - 2020     

The Ol'Buzzard

Sunday, July 16, 2023



I am not a zombie prepper, and I don’t believe I need to prepare for the apocalypse; but I am witnessing unprecedented climate events and even more severe events projected for the future.


I think it is reasonable to expect severe weather conditions at some point to disrupt the food/necessities supply chains as happened during the pandemic.


It seems reasonable if everyone, who can afford to, consider keeping a three-month supply of basic food/necessities above their normal daily/weekly needs.


This said, most people purchase fresh meat as needed.


For several years, my wife and I have been vacuum-sealing our meats using a Food Saver vacuum sealer.


We quick-freeze our meats for a few hours or a day and then vacuum-seal the frozen meats.  Our meats last easily up to three months without frost burn or loss of flavor.  We buy salmon, pork, chicken, and beef when it is on sale in quantities suitable for us.  We freeze fruits and berries in season for vacuum sealing.


You can also vacuum pack beans, coffee, popcorn, – almost any dry food, extending the use time almost indefinitely.


I don’t advertise for any company, but the Food Saver we bought through Walmart online, and rolls of vacuum sealing material we buy on eBay have worked flawlessly for us.

It might be useful if each of us through our blogs posts tips that might be useful during these unprecedented times and the uncertain future.


We were warned by scientists about climate change, but people chose not to listen.  It turns out that science is real whether or not you believe in it.   

the Ol’Buzzard

Friday, July 14, 2023




Youth is wasted on the young,

Experience is wasted on the old,

If I could go back knowing what I know now,

As a young man, I would have gotten laid much more often

the Ol’Buzzard



Saturday, July 8, 2023



Rights are nice ideas, a comforting window with which to view the world.   But once the glass is broken, you realize they were never really there.

Rain Falls

Michael Marshall Smith

First abortion rights

Then Affirmative Action

Next Gay marriage?

Draconian drug laws,

A dress code for women?

There is an army of the night, now marching in plain daylight, with their bibles held high, convinced beyond doubt of both their righteousness and their rightness, set on making the United States a Christian nation. 

 Marching backwards into time.

the Ol'Buzzard 

Sunday, July 2, 2023



Aware, conscious, cognizant, mindful, alive, apprehensive, regretful – acquiring knowledge and understanding through experiences and senses.


We are sentient beings on sparse occasions; mostly we go through our daily routine as androids unaware of the world around us.


We place high importance on our cognition, preferring to think of ourselves above and separate from all other animal species on earth.


We invent gods in our likeness, and refuse to accept the finality of death.

We declare ourselves intelligent and separate above all living things; when actually, we share 98% of our DNA with our cognizant cousins, chimpanzees.


We are not special creatures.  We are on this earth through an uncontrolled application of chaos.   If we were to back up evolution to an earlier state there is no reason to believe that the outcome would follow the same process.


We are each here as a matter of chance.   One particular egg of the three hundred that our mother produced happened to drop at a time that she was sexually receptive, in a place and time that allowed for intercourse, with a random male who inseminated her with tens-of-thousands of sperm, and one particular of those tens-of-thousand happened to penetrate the egg fertilizing it with your particular DNA traits, producing an individual you.   Total happenstance.

But we are here - sentient - and with the ability to enjoy our brief time.   


Unfortunately, we produce chaos in our own life and waste our precious time by not being mindful of the moment. 


If you cannot remember what you ate for breakfast this morning or how it tasted, then you were not alive in that moment; a waste of the precious time we have on this chaotic earth. 


Our time is relatively short.   Like all other animal species, we will pass and be no more.  


Our life is a gift.  We are here as a result of chance.   Like the Buddha, we must savor the stimulations of our senses, bask in the beauty around us, and pause to enjoy the pleasures of living in the moment, or this gift of life will have been for naught. 

In the legend, the Buddha, near death, became awakened when a beautiful young girl gave him a nourishing bowl of rice and a drink of cool refreshing water.  

Wake Up!

the Ol'Buzzard   

Saturday, July 1, 2023




Rights are nice ideas, a comforting window with which to view the world.   But once the glass is broken, you realize they were never really there.

Rain Falls

Michael Marshall Smith



the Ol'Buzzard