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Monday, January 31, 2022

Secret Knowledge Is Power - Week 06 - The Book of Days

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The week06 theme for my Book of Days was Secret Knowledge Is Power.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

"Sepia Rhino" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Sepia."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Blizzard Chili (After Simmering Two Hours) - Photograph

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I took that photograph of the pot of chili that I made after it had been simmering for two hours. The Winter Storm / Blizzard still isn't over yet. :-(

The chile recipe is here.

Blizzard Chili (Recipe) - Photograph

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I took those photographs of the pot of chili I'm making during the Winter Storm / Blizzard today.

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Blizzard Chili Recipe

Ingredients

~ 2.5 lbs ground beef
28 ounce (oz) can petite diced tomatoes
28 ounce (oz) can crushed tomatoes
chili seasoning packet
    i.e.
    4 ounce (oz) Six Gun Chili Mixin's
    or
    McCormick Chili mix

Directions

Brown the beef in a skillet or pot.

Add the remaining ingredients, in order. (Note: read instructions on chili seasoning packet. It's better to add "heat" to taste at the table, versus putting it into the pot, and the chili being too hot (spicy) for anyone to eat.)

Simmer on Med/Low for at least 30 minutes. (Longer to let all of the flavors mingle.)

Northeast US Weather Radar (11:45 AM)

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And then the winds started getting stronger. :-(

It is bitterly cold here in southwest Connecticut United States, as the Winter Storm / Blizzard continues to pummel a large swath here in the Northeast US and into Canada. The temperature here is 12 F (-11 C) but with the wind chill it feels like -8 F (-22 C).

Connecticut Traffic Alerts

I am hoping my power remains on, etc.

"Heart Burn" - Postcard

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Prediction: If Event 1 and Event 2 are related, Event 3 will be 3/25/2022 +/- 5 days, west coast.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Blizzard and Winter Storm Warning - NY, NJ, CT tri-state area

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Here we go. This is like a bad de ja vu with January 31, 2021. We now have the "creeping" Blizzard Warning here in Connecticut (CT) United States. This morning, New London County didn't have that. Now it does. How long before that warning creeps into the rest of CT?

Night On Bald Mountain - Fantasia (1941) (Theatrical Cut)

Or, as Private Hudson said in Aliens, "That's it, man. Game over, man. Game over!"

Connecticut Traffic Alerts

I might do another weather update post later today. "Impact" will be tomorrow (Saturday). Did I mention that the older I get, the more I hate snow? (I know, then why do I live in this state, right? Don't ask. It's just one of many regrets about many of the choices I have made in my life. In 100 years, it won't matter.)

"Two Can Play This Game" - Postcard

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There's something happening here
But what it is ain't exactly clear
Everybody look - what's going down?

For What It's Worth (Stop Children, What's That Sound?) - Buffalo Springfield

Thursday, January 27, 2022

"Whatever It Takes" - Postcard

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Whatever it takes

Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragons

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

"Night Moves" - Postcard

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I'm waiting for the night to fall
I know that it will save us all

Waiting For The Night To Fall - Depeche Mode


Strange how the night moves
With autumn closing in

Night Moves - Bob Seger 


In a New York minute
Everything can change

(In a) New York Minute (Everything can change) - Don Henley

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

"Twelve Monkeys Redux" - Postcard

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"Cuban Missile Crisis Redux" - Postcard

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And when our worlds they fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in
Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it

Halo - Depeche Mode

Monday, January 24, 2022

"Texas Two Step Pivot" - Postcard

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Prediction: 2 + 1 = 10

Sunday, January 23, 2022

"Old Office" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Old Office."

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

"Return Of The Mack" - Postcard

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You know that I'll be back
Return of the Mack
Well, I tried to tell you so

Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison

Friday, January 21, 2022

"Balloon Wars" - Postcard

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I would not have believed this news story was true, except the New York Times said it, so it must be true. The New York Times is reporting that in March 2017, the United States Government bombed the Tabqa Dam in Syria, despite it being on their ""no-strike" list and the risks of such an attack killing tens of thousands of people." Shortly after that bombing occurred, the US Government stated that claims by ISIS, Syria, and Russia that the US had done the bombing were "crazy reporting". So the United States Government lied to We The People in March 2017 AND dismissed any claims that they were responsible for that bomb attack as, effectively, conspiracy theories / misinformation / disinformation. But thankfully Big Tech / Social Media censor information that the US Government tells them is misinformation / disinformation.

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Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore.

Nights In White Satin (full version) - Moody Blues


Lies lies lies yeah
Twisted truth and half the news

Lies - Thompson Twins


This is what we've waited for
This is it boys, this is war
The president is on the line
As 99 red balloons go by.

99 Red Balloons - Nena

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Hooded Merganser - Photograph

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I took those photographs at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Canada Goose White Speckled Head - Photograph

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I took those photographs at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I didn't notice until I looked at my photos later, but two of the Canada Geese in this group had white speckled heads. I'm not sure if they are still transitioning to a black head, or if this is something unusual. (I'm hoping to get some bird experts to leave comments.)

Swan - Photograph

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I took that photograph at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Beach Waves / Seagull In Flight - Photograph

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I took that photograph at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

American Robin - Photograph

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I took those photographs at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Although normally the American Robin is my harbinger of Spring, it turns out a group of them actually remain in my general area year round. But they hang out closer to the shoreline, where it's a little warmer than inland. There was also what I think was a leucistic American Robin among this group, but I was unable to get a photo of it. Back in 2016, I had photographed a possible leucistic Robin in this general area.

Trees - Photograph

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I took those photographs at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Bald Eagle - Photograph

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I took that photograph at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Although it's hard to tell from that photograph, that is a Bald Eagle. I was like the cliche deer in the headlights when I spotted this bird in flight in the sky. It was doing a fly over, probably heading closer to the shoreline. I only managed to get one photo before he was gone. But what a thrill to see this beautiful bird, which is slowly making a comeback here in Connecticut! The pond here was frozen, so there was no fishing to be done.

Weird Sun Spot Motion Light Shaft Anomaly - Photograph

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I took those photographs at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I have no idea what that weird, sun spot in motion with a light shaft beaming down toward the ground anomaly is. Note that in the second photo, the "sun spot" is partially in front of the tree. I do not alter my photographs (unless I explicitly state that I have, which I think I've done only once, with a photo that was very dark, so I applied a filter to it, to enhance the contrasts).

The sun was toward the right side of those photographs, but higher up, and not within view of the camera when I took the photos. I did not observe anything at the time I took them, either. As with the other cases where I have captured anomalies, I can't explain what is seen in the above photographs. And as with the Dudley Town Anomaly photograph, the object in both of those photos is pure white (0xffffff), indicating saturation.

Signs of Winter - Photograph

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I took those photographs at the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT this past week. The snow has mostly melted, but the forecast has more on the way.

Crescent Moon - Photograph

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I took those photographs of the moon during the first week of January, but didn't post them until now.

"Is There Life On Mars?" - Postcard

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Seed Packets - Week 02 - The Book of Days

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The week02 theme for my Book of Days was Seed Packets.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The master index for all of my entries is here.

"Send It Up Higher Joe!" - Postcard

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Higher and higher baby!
It's a bad dream.

Livin' Thing - Electric Light Orchestra

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

"Can't Put The Genie Back Into The Bottle" - Postcard

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Monday, January 17, 2022

"Medieval 01" - Postcard

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

"Sky Fish 1" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Stars."

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

"Ukraine False Flag Time" - Postcard

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False Flag Alert 2022/01/14

This is a Warning from the False Flag Alert Early Warning System (FFAEWS): The FFAEWS puts the next week at a 20% chance of a False Flag Event (FFE) occurring in or near the Russia / Ukraine border. "Watch dates of interest" are January 15 and 22.

As with all potential FFEs, be aware of your surroundings at all times, and be mindful of agent provocateurs, undercover Government agents (i.e. "Evil" Russians) creating entrapment cases, etc., in crowd situations.

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I heard a rumour

I Heard A Rumour - Bananarama


Times are changing, someone's losing control.

Loverboy - Destruction


Changing sides as the losses begin.

Jon Anderson - Cage of Freedom


I know who you are
I know where you're coming from

Call Me - Blondie (from The Conjuring)

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons. (Their "cartoon" offended me, but apparently some thought it was "funny" so, I too, can make cartoons that others might find offensive.) My piece and words are also free speech that is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. (Well, it used to be, prior to the ascension of the US Government Ministry of Truth dictating to Social Media Platforms which of their users need to be banned for "misinformation" as defined by the Government.)

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The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Friday, January 14, 2022

"Who Let The Dogs Out?" - Postcard

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You told me something wrong
I know you've been lying to me
I've got to say enough's enough

One Thing Leads To Another - The Fixx


You're out of touch
I'm out of time

Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates

Thursday, January 13, 2022

"Somebody Else" - Postcard

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So I heard you found somebody else
And at first, I thought it was a lie.

If I can't get money
I can't give you my soul.

You're intertwining your soul with somebody else.

Somebody Else - The 1975

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Crash Into Reason - Week 03 - The Book of Days

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The week03 theme for my Book of Days was Crash Into Reason.

This is also my entry for this week's Three Muses challenge theme Journal Page For January.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.28.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The master index for all of my entries is here.

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Crash Into Reason - Tritonal feat. Cristina Soto

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

"Row That Ship" - Postcard

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Keep running up that hill.

We both matter, don't we?

Do you want to hear about the deal I'm making?

Running Up That Hill - Meg Myers

"Choose Your Hill" - Postcard

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They'll kick you,
They'll beat you,
Then tell you that's fair.

This is your life,
this ain't no truth or dare.

Beat It - Michael Jackson