North Dakota’s Department of Trust Lands has left the door open just a crack to an oil and gas company that wants to drill in the middle of a national wildlife refuge, but state and federal wildlife officials may be able to slam it shut before that happens. A few weeks ago I wrote here … Continue reading Wildlife Refuges Not Out Of The Woods yet
I just love it when I make a dire prediction, saying something bad is going to happen, and it turns out I am wrong. It’s happened twice this week, and I couldn’t be more pleased. First, I have been moping around the back yard for a month predicting we wouldn’t get a raspberry crop this … Continue reading Raspberries For Me, And A Raspberry For A Big Oil Company
When the summer weather gets so nice that you just can’t stand to be indoors, and when the garden is coming in like gangbusters, it’s hard to sit down at the typewriter and do a blog post. I said typewriter because I’m going to do a summer rerun of something that I first wrote on … Continue reading Summer rerun
Sometime late this week, some dedicated staff people at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department are going to decide whether or not it would be a good idea for an oil company to drill an oil well in the middle of a national wildlife refuge in western North Dakota. When they decide, they are … Continue reading An Oil Well On A National Wildlife Refuge?
Bought any salt and pepper shakers lately? Yeah, me neither. Maybe the last ones I bought were when I got my first college apartment in 1965. I guess salt and pepper shakers last so long that you don’t have to buy them very often. But I thought I’d buy some this weekend. Lillian and Chelsea … Continue reading Me and Jimmy Buffet: Searchin’ For That Lost Shaker . . .