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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Piece Of My Heart

“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.” – Anonymous

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Staying Positive

One thing that I read recently resonated with me. "Never dwell on past mistakes or regrets...learn from them and move on." Easier said than done, I think, but it makes sense.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Gladiolas, Caladium, Blue Globe Thistles, Etc.

We're fortunate to have some unusual and beautiful blossoms at this time on our deck and in our lower garden.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Paul's Bastille Day Party

Our friend and Philadelphia neighbor Paul hosted his traditional Bastille Day cocktail party Tuesday afternoon.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Point 'O Woods Art Show

We spent some time over the weekend in Point 'O Woods on Fire Island. Dan had four paintings on exhibit at the art show held there. The photo shows our friend Stephen in front of Dan's paintings on display.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Flora Fauna's Sixteenth Invasion Of The Pines

Photo by Mike Fisher

On Saturday, July 4th the 40th annual Invasion Of The Pines by drag queens from Cherry Grove took place. It was my 16th Invasion in a row. It's always a fun event and this year was no exception in spite of the political protest against gay bar owners in the Pines who support anti-gay politicians. Many of us simply did not spend any money in the Pines. Instead we came back to Cherry Grove to celebrate.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Roberts' Marriage Equality Dissent Assures His Third Class Legacy

PHOTO: a celebratory confection that we shared with friends on Marriage Equality Day, June 26, 2015

Appointed by George Bush, Jr. to the Supreme Court and as Chief Justice, John Roberts had the chance to rise above partisan ideology and build a legacy as an excellent jurist. However, on Friday, June 26, 2015, he joined three of his right-wing Republican Supreme Court colleagues, ideologues all, on the train to the wrong side of history with his silly dissent opposing marriage equality. Any law student knows that constitutional guarantees of fundamental rights, equal protection and due process to members of minorities cannot be voted on...they are not subject to the whims of the electorate. Yet Roberts penned a dissent full of legal crocodile tears over the supposed denial of the democratic process inherent in the beautifully-crafted and legally sound majority decision affirming marriage equality. Shame on the the Chief Justice who knows better but let ideology trump sound legal thinking. His dissent Friday, along with Citizens United and other poorly decided cases under his tenure, will insure his place in history as one of the lesser lights to hold the highest judicial position in the United States.