Copyright © 2014 (Brandy Birenbaum). Printed on 2014-07-28.

out of wack

Only hawks or some such wide winged birds are gracing the sky. No small birds darting about the grass or between trees, the usual thing -- didn't see a single one. There's deer, and I saw one bunny (but those aren't visible in large numbers).     [...] more

sadly babes

I heard an NPR radio report this morning about six emaciated youngsters found on the beach in California. Help was called and they were taken in a pickup truck to a nearby clinic. The clinic was only able to take the two most critical cases.     [...] more

the venus syndrome

About my previous post on chemtrails scenarios, my friend A told me that he had never heard of the greenhouse catastrophe described as the venus syndrome. It reminded him of theories about how Mars may have once had an inhabitable atmosphere, which was burned away or destroyed by an event or a civilization there.     [...] more

chemtrails scenarios

I heard about chemtrails only recently, M had pointed them out, and all I could think of was, "darn, so much for my organic garden," but given that I've always suspected that like everywhere the soil, rain and groundwater feeding my garden     [...] more

birthday pictures

I took these pictures on my birthday, which was some time ago. No celebration, just looking out through the car window on my way to do some unpaid work, trying to fix things, sell the damn house. I am fully entangled in some kind of a social     [...] more

garbage out, garbage in

In years past I used to pick random garbage from our yard, gathering on a regular basis an assortment of wrappers, plastic bags, styrofoam peanuts, etc., blown in by the wind or tossed in by passersby. I would leave any biodegradable stuff     [...] more

my new year’s photo

This photo of me was taken on new year's day. I'm sitting in a coffee shop at the Guggenheim museum facing others who look, well, who knows, more inspired than me? And actually not overexposed. But I cut them out to protect the innocent... OMG,     [...] more

Death of a guinea pig

Upcoming dates notwithstanding (tomorrow, winter solstice/the Mayan prophecy; Tuesday, Christmas for which I bought nothing, feeling totally alienated from the whole idea of shopping for crap and horrified at the detrimental effects of the     [...] more

Darn, it’s snowing here

Another storm upon us -- again I paid no attention but suddenly looked out the window and saw that it was snowing. Darn.     [...] more

the victory speech

According to polls chewed over on election day, 55% believe Romney's policies would favor the rich while only 10% believe the same about Obama. I guess I belong to the latter minority, I don't see a great deal of difference between them in     [...] more Copyright © 2014 (Brandy Birenbaum). Printed on 2014-07-28.