Friday, April 16, 2021

The Eagle in the Sky


YouTube, about 3 min. long from"1776" movie, which is

Viewing bald eagles from ground level, we can see how impressive they are from that perspective.  But, to see more and closer?  

During bitter winters, eagles migrate down to a stretch of river from Iowa down to Alton, Illinois. We could watch hundreds of eagles on the ice and trees from our Illinois side of the river. It is impressive.

One November, we watched these magnificent creatures soar over the River while we followed their flight from inside a restaurant. The temperature outside had been about 30 degrees when we went inside; it was 10 deg. when we left an hour or two later.

Birds are fascinating creatures.  One cannot see and watch a bird fly without realizing how amazing they are. One blogger who writes about this is David Gascoigne, and his photos are exquisite. He has an eye for somehow capturing their beauty.

Look up to the sky! Focus on the stars, clouds, and birds. You might see an eagle sometime.

Female eagles are larger than the male. Females measure 3 feet from tip to tail; wingspan is around 7 feet (90 in.); and, weight is 10 to 14 pounds. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

I have one job to do.


YouTube Galaxy Quest "I have one job..."

In this show, Sigourney Weaver is the blond sex interest in Galaxy Quest, 1999, with Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, and other name actors. The show is too interesting and funny to relay here.  But in this movie, Weaver has to tolerate her boobs and this inane job.

I HAVE ONE JOB TO DO is something that resounds through her role, and, it turns out that many throughout time have dealt with this claim. 

All below jobs-poorly-done can be found at 

Too many grammar and spelling errors exist in every media.  The teacher in me shakes a fist at them all. Who pays these people?? Doesn't anyone higher up edit or proofread what will be published?

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Women made civilization possible.

The programs in the 1950-60s were focused on Westerns, though I do not know why. Matt Dillon, Lone Ranger (with Tonto, played by Jay Silverheels), Rawhide, Have Gun Will Travel, and many more filled our living room with galloping horses, lots of gunfights. Many up and coming stars began their acting careers in a Western.

What is seldom seen are the dramas with female wives who are racing around in long prairie skirts, always working in the background.  Working? They were the workforce until children grew enough to pitch in.

Who are these women? Why in the world were they always stirring pots over log fires, especially when hell is breaking loose around them?

Native Americans and European immigrants, being a woman was desperately hard. Sunrise to sundown, women worked hard to feed and care for her family. 

Women settled the West, more so than the men. Sure, men were charged with protecting family, keeping them safe, chasing bad guys. But, women provided more than food and children--they civilized the West. Churches, schools, and a sense of community emerged from the strength of these special strong women.

Salute the women in your life. You are lucky to have, or to have had, these God-blessed women who make the world bearable. Give them some roses, just for the heck of it.

She will deserve every petal.