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  • A rising tide lifts all boats…

    so say the neocon economic rationalists. The Katrina-sized elephant in the room they never look at, never mention is: how can I catch the tide if I don’t have a boat? Especially if I was never even taught to swim?

  • Why are those people staying in that toxic soup?

    Some poor folks still hanging on in NOLA are telling rescuers they can’t get on the helicopter because they can’t afford a rescue ticket. (2nd item down) These people just don’t expect something for nothing – and they’ve got nothing…. Read More ›

  • More on serruria

    The Botanical Society of South Africa has an Outing Report on a trip some of their members took to see Blushing Brides in the wild of the Franschhoek mountains. (scroll down approx halfway on that page) They make some very… Read More ›

  • favourite plants

    So far, my favourite plant acquisition this year is Serruria florida (Blushing Bride).It’s a member of the proteacae and thrives in poor, dry soil: I have it in a pot with an Australian Native potting mix and I water it… Read More ›

  • Hurricane Katrina et al

    My mate Phil has a long but excellent post on questions raised by Katrina. My thoughts in no especially coherent order: Much as I loathe and despise my current government, I do believe that any disaster that news crews can… Read More ›

  • So why blog now?

    I know, I started muttering about blogging about two years ago now. And it just never happened. But I watch some of my mates blogging about stuff that matters and stuff that entertains, and it seems worthwhile. So I’m giving… Read More ›