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Sorry for the outage

The rent didn't arrive when I expected it would. So, snowballing disasters. Read more about Sorry for the outage

Wall Street Journal's Hilsenrath follows up on his "humorous" piece

Today. This is actually the nut graph, and it's fourth from the bottom:

The item was signed The Wall Street Journal’s Central Banks team. It was conceived and written only by this reporter.

In other words, Hilsenrath's colleagues, whose email and twitter addresses he so helpfully listed, got a shit ton of feedback. And so we have the "lone ironist, acting alone" thesis. Excellent! Read more about Wall Street Journal's Hilsenrath follows up on his "humorous" piece

The Wall Street Journal trolls the Internet

Here's a humorous-except-not posting from the Wall Street Journal's Daily Report on Global Central Banks, written by one Jon Hilsenrath. You really have to read the whole thing -- here is it, I'll wait, but put down your coffee -- and I'll quote some of the unfunnier bits just so you can get the flavor. Read more about The Wall Street Journal trolls the Internet

In the garden: Mud season in June

Lilac blossoms landing on my yards of soil. If this were a Japanese woodblock print, we'd have cherry blosssoms, not lilacs, and probably not mud, either.

Zooming out for context: Read more about In the garden: Mud season in June

In the garden: How rainy was it?

So rainy there are mushrooms in my front garden! (Also, the wildflowers are coming along very nicely; the frondy plants are Poppies.) I don't know what mushrooms say about the state of my soil; good things, I assume. Read more about In the garden: How rainy was it?

In the garden: My soil came!

So, I'm all excited about a big pile of dirt:

Two yards of gardening soil (i.e., earth with some seafood compost in it). So, tomorrow I distribute the soil over the beds and sheet mulch everything, or at least as much as I can. Church gardening sale, then flats from the Farmer's Market, so all in all an orgy of planting....

Also gravel: Read more about In the garden: My soil came!

In the garden: Twilight

We had a lovely hot day, or what passes for hot in Maine, 80°F, and then rain. So even though drops of rain on the flowers is a cliche, I thought that the colors at dusk would be so saturated I'd go ahead anyhow. Sorry the focus is a little soft; gotta figure out a way to get that view camera, then get the tripod, the f-64 lens...

Honestly, I don't know what I did to deserve this patch of bleeding hearts in my front garden. They just keep growing! Read more about In the garden: Twilight

In the garden: The animal kingdom

No photographs -- it all happened so fast! -- but yesterday I spotted a big dragonfly and a bird with a twig in its beak landed on my woodchuck fence before flying off, somewhere. Read more about In the garden: The animal kingdom

Thanks to Correntians who are still adding "Logo" photos....

.... which then appear on the masthead. It's always pleasant to see a new one! (The logos rotate randomly, so there is always the possibility of surprise.) Read more about Thanks to Correntians who are still adding "Logo" photos....

Memorial Day

Gassed, by John Singer Sargent (large version). Read more about Memorial Day

TPP propaganda: John Thune's Neoliberal Realism

Let's playfully take the artwork that pro-TPP traitor Senator John Thune (R-SD) tweeted as representative of an entire stylistic school, and let's call that school "Neoliberal Realism," and let's compare it to old-school "Socialist Realism." Take a look at Figure 1 and Figure 2 and see if you can spot the similarities and differences, formally and thematically.

Figure 1: Neoliberal Realism


Common Household Remedies Request

This is one of my garden projects for this year: the water feature. Here is a diagram of one implementation, obviously more buttoned-up than anything I would do:

The stacked stones are actual stones ( New York Bluestone flagstone, whatever that is) and not resin (ugh).

And here is a cutaway diagram showing the assembled fountain: Read more about Common Household Remedies Request

In the garden: Moar bleeding hearts!

I don't know what I did to make this patch of Bleeding Hearts such a roaring success (if color can be said to roar) but whatever it is, I hope it happens again! Read more about In the garden: Moar bleeding hearts!

Good news on TPP, as Senate passes Fast Track bill with human trafficking poison pill

Remember, passing Fast Track in the Senate was supposed to be the easy part, and not only did Fast Track get rejected on its first try -- "Welcome aboard the S.S. Lame Duck, Mr. President!" -- now we get this. Ryan Grim explains: Read more about Good news on TPP, as Senate passes Fast Track bill with human trafficking poison pill

Yet another mid-70s inflection point

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