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Spring, More or Less…

Spring has arrived this year with a parching drought in the South West, a staggering number of tornados – one a mile wide – and massive flood waters rolling down the Mississippi. These are known as “acts of God.” Of course, that’s a legal definition and may reveal less about God than about lawyers. Others might say those things were just examples of what Mother Nature can do when she gets pissed. The Politically Correct Speech Police would probably get after you for that line. In any case, spring has other manifestations and that’s our excuse for posting this photo.

Apple Orchard - Spring 2011

More Notes

The World Happiness Report, released by the United Nations, ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity. This year, Finland is first, followed by Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland, followed by Netherlands, Canada,New Zealand, Sweden, Australia. The United States, which has never been in the top ten, silpped down four places from last year and is now 18th. President Trump may make American Great Again, but apparently not happier.