A Canary in a Mine

Mining?  Does it still exist in the US, or anywhere for that matter?  After reading a recent article on mining, my mind started to wonder.  It brought me back to the movie, Coal Miner’s Daughter, about the life of Loretta Lynn and the hardships of mining in Kentucky.  This was my first introduction to mining. Continue reading “A Canary in a Mine”

Ghosts of Christmas

Scrooge, bah humbug!  Sound familiar?  Inflation, rising prices, high gas prices, rising home heating costs, high grocery prices, recession, political turmoil, and a decrease in Santa’s Christmas load in his sleigh. They all are a product of the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and possibly the future. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens published inContinue reading “Ghosts of Christmas”