Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Not Another War!

I'm close to being a pacifist at this point in my life after living through the Vietnam and Iraq wars experiences. The Saudis have a standing army of 150,000 soldiers and state of the art military arms purchased with oil money. If they are not willing to take the lead in straightening out their own back yard why should we? Obama is clearly reluctant to get involved but lacks the political courage to just say no in the face of media hysteria over two dead journalists and Republican Party warmongering. There is so much to read explaining the disasterous path we're on. Here's a sample:
The United States, by agreeing to airstrikes without end in support of a corrupt and sectarian government in Baghdad; by championing a Shia and Kurdish invasion of Sunni lands; and by promising arms, munitions and money to rebel groups in the middle of the Syrian Civil War, the same groups that sold Steven Sotloff to his beheading, has adopted a policy that will exacerbate the civil wars in both Iraq and Syria and deepen the nightmare existence of their people.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-hoh/isis-iraq-perpetual-war_b_5801952.html

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Park Service Completes Repair Of Sailor's Haven Path

Hurricane Sandy caused severe bay side flooding on Fire Island. Two walkways on the path between Cherry Grove and Sailor"s Haven were destroyed. This summer a new walkway was built and it winds its way through the middle of the island rather than hugging the bay. It's really a beautiful new stretch through lush Fire Island greenery!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

September is Chest Aneurysm and Dissection Awareness Month

The Bicuspid Aortic Foundation observes Chest Aneurysm and Dissection Awareness Month in September. This same month is observed for brain aneurysms, which also occur in some individuals with bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAV.) BAV, which is genetic, is estimated to exist in 1 of every 50 people, predominantly in males. I am one of those with BAV. How many men are at risk from a bulging, weak aorta associated with BAV? No one knows.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Waiting For The Deluge

Expecting some severe weather here on Fire Island later this evening.

A Good Time With A Good Friend

Dan and I treated our friend Louise to dinner out the other evening. It was lots of fun!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Late Summer Sunrise

Sometimes the sunrise is prettier when you look to the west instead of the east!