October Observations

Saturday, October 1, 2016

By Frederic Burke | Posted in Observations | Comments Off on October Observations

“You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes; and your smile is a thin disguise; I thought by now you’d realize; There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes.” —The Eagles In George Orwell’s’ “1984”, The Ministry of Truth is one of the most important agencies of the government. In 2016 like 1984, uninformed or misinformed […]

February Observations

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

By Frederic Burke | Posted in Observations | Comments Off on February Observations

“In the United States today, we have more than our share of NATTERING NABOBS of NEGATISM. They have formed their own 4H Club-the hopeless, hysterical, hypochondriacs of history.” —Vice President, SPIRO AGNEW 1973 Politics has not changed much in the past 43 years! What do we know? What don’t we know? What do we think […]

March Observations

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

By Frederic Burke | Posted in Observations | Comments Off on March Observations

WHAT DO WE KNOW? WHAT DON’T WE KNOW? WHAT DO WE SORT OF KNOW? WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW? DO WE KNOW MORE IN MARCH 2015 THAN WE KNEW IN DECEMBER 2014? “Time waits for no one and it won’t wait for me” —Rolling Stones On February 24 two events took place which symbolize the quixotic […]

December Observations

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

By Frederic Burke | Posted in Observations | Comments Off on December Observations

    2015 CRYSTAL BALL -16th ANNUAL PREDICTIONS WHAT DO WE KNOW? WHAT DON’T WE KNOW? WHAT DO WE SORT OF KNOW? WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW?   WHAT DO WE KNOW? We know that cancer occurs to two kinds of people…people who smoke and people who are otherwise healthy. We know that trees don’t grow […]

July Observations

Thursday, July 3, 2014

By Frederic Burke | Posted in Observations | Comments Off on July Observations

“I’m back in the USSR, You don’t know how lucky you are, boy back in the US, back in the US, Back in the USSR.” —Beatles 1968 The tradition of the July 4 celebrations goes back to the American Revolution when representatives of the colonies fighting against Great Britain declared their independence. The declaration stated […]

June Observations

Monday, June 2, 2014

By Frederic Burke | Posted in Observations | Comments Off on June Observations

“Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right”-I won’t worry! “Don’t worry about a thing, Cause every little thing gonna be all right.” “Don’t worry about a thing, oh no! ‘Cause every little thing going to be all right!” —Bob Marley “Three Little Birds”  The first Memorial Day was celebrated […]

May Observations

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

By Frederic Burke | Posted in Observations | Comments Off on May Observations

“The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home….Weep no more, my lady, Oh! Weep no more today! We will sing one song for the Old Kentucky Home, For the Old Kentucky home far away.” —Stephen Foster 1853 On the first Saturday in May a bugler steps forward prior to the Kentucky Derby horse race […]

March Observations

Sunday, March 2, 2014

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“He’s an old hippie and he don’t know what to do; should he hang onto the old; should he grab for the new. He’s an old hippie…this new life is just a bust; He ain’t trying to change nobody; He’s just trying real hard to adjust.” —THE OLD HIPPIE by the Bellamy Brothers Baseball spring […]

Monday, February 3, 2014

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“But now the days grow short; I’m in the autumn of the year; And now I think of my life as vintage wine; from fine old kegs; from the brim to the dregs; And it poured sweet and clear: And It was a very good year.” —Frank Sinatra- It Was A Very Good Year. President […]

February Observatons

Monday, February 3, 2014

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“Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing? Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago? Young girls have picked them everyone. Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?” —Pete Seeger This time it’s different! Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby, the beloved groundhog of Punxsutawney, emerged from his hole yesterday, […]