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Bird’s Eye View (July 26, 2017)

Work continues on a new restaurant going into the building in downtown Philo that until six months ago had been the home of Libby’s Restaurant for sixteen years. The kind…

Bird’s Eye View (July 19, 2017)

Violent protests marred the end of the G20 summit in Germany as 20,000 police struggled with several hundred anti-capitalist looters and rioters, and tens of thousands of more-peaceful demonstrators. The…

Bird’s Eye View (July 12, 2017)

“The Trump Thing,” or as it had been known for almost 250 years up until recently, the US Presidency. The Atlantic Monthly was not overjoyed with the ascension of Andrew…

Bird’s Eye View (July 5, 2017)

Mission implausible. (n.b. When referring to Donald Trump, an asterisk will accompany the word President* for reasons that are surely obvious at this point). Lost in the inevitable and justified…

Bird’s Eye View (June 28, 2017)

The school year came to an end a couple of weeks ago without any more “incidents,” and for many of us it was not without some relief that the recent…

Bird’s Eye View (June 21, 2017)

Please remember to keep the windows cracked if you leave pets in your vehicle. if you don't they will die a horrible death. “Signs that the Apocalypse is Approaching.” The…

Bird’s Eye View (June 14, 2017)

Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, the American media's default reaction to this last week's terror attack in London was to assume the British people were “reeling.” The word, which means “to…

Bird’s Eye View (June 7, 2017)

Following the remarkably short-sighted and extremely serious wrong decision made by The President* last week regarding climate control, let’s start with “This Trump Thing,” or as it had been known…

Bird’s Eye View (May 31, 2017)

Bird’s Eye View (May 31, 2017)

Hard to believe, but one morning last week a used condom was discovered in a planter outside the AVA office in the heart of Boonville! One of the obvious suspects,…

Bird’s Eye View (May 24, 2017)

One of the Valley’s best organized and enjoyable occasions of the year came and went last Saturday. but unfortunately far too many Valley folks missed it. I am referring to…

Bird’s Eye View (May 17, 2017)

Regular readers will be aware that every week during the summer I post a reminder in my closing remarks about leaving your dogs/pets in your car and making sure the…