Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Some of you will recognize Sherman and Megan, the Great White couple who star in Sherman's Lagoon. I am a daily reader, almost always get a chuckle, and as shared here, learn something interesting now and then.  The new info is about New Mexico's Blue Hole, located near Santa Rosa.  It is apparently quite famous among scuba folks, and you can read all about it here.

Perhaps one day like Sherman we will make our way to the Blue Hole.


Thursday, March 24, 2016


Here is the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Playoff bracket with the winners determined by academic criteria such as academic progress, graduation rates, etc.  Full article can be found here and the bracket at that site can be expanded to see the details of the early rounds - or you can right-click your mouse on the image and it should expand, and you can expand one more time using the + magnifying glass.


Monday, March 14, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016



I reprint here a letter to the editor by Bruce Driver that appeared March 9 in the Boulder Daily Camera:

There is a very scary scenario for Democrats this year leading to a resounding presidential-election defeat this fall. It goes like this:

1. Trump gradually softens his positions on key issues, including immigration, and lowers his bombast — already happening.

2. Trump turns out to be a skillful tactician — has already showed this.

3. He continues attracting used-to-be Democratic voters and non-voters to vote Republican — already wildly successful at this.

4. The great majority of Republican office holders unites behind him, Romney's attack notwithstanding — this will happen when they acknowledge how many new voters Trump has attracted to the party.

5. He secures the nomination — very likely.

6. Hillary and Bernie slug it out, but Hillary wins in part because of super-delegates, deeply annoying Bernie supporters — already happening.

7. Many Bernie supporters will not be mollified and, with other can't-be- bothered-to-vote Dems staying at home in the fall elections, Dem turnout is low while Republican turnout is high.

8. Hillary's negatives will remain during the campaign, discouraging moderates and independents from voting for her — good chance of this.

9. Trump wins going away next fall — good chance of this.

Please, please show me that this is unlikely.

Bruce Driver

To me, this sounds like a distinct possibility

Friday, March 04, 2016