So I had some text here and saved as draft but the text was lost. Discouraging. At every step I take one increment forward, then two backwards. There remain more than a few bottlenecks, and until I get past them, I’ll be spinning my wheels in the sand.  Blackened Seasoning Sprinkle grouper filets with Louisiana Fish Fry Products Blackened Seasoning on both sides. Preheat cast iron skillet until it smokes. Dip the filets in the melted butter. Gently place grouper filets in the skillet and …

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Same Blogger, Different Porch Stay tuned while Elderly Dog learns New Tricks,  and the dust settles on Fragments–Still from Floyd by Fred First Yes, I’m aware this is quite a bit different from what surviving Fragments readers have seen here since 2002.  I can’t say for certain that the life of this blog is going to extend anywhere near into the future as far as it extends into the past; same thing, with even greater certainty for the blogger.  Recent intense and repeated attempts …

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Vietnam: How this country of 95 million kept its coronavirus death toll at zero – CNN Why can’t we learn to do what successful states and nations do that is working? Business as usual when usual threatens to wipe out livelihoods, cultures and civilizations is just plain stupid. Vietnam, a nation of 90-something million people, has yet to have its first death from SARS-CoV2. Look what Zog do! Vietnam. The country of 97 million people has not reported a single coronavirus-related death and on …

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Our son-in-law is a prosperous, young, thinking Republican. He laments the mentality of his hunting and fishing buddies (Joe Flounder in our discussion) who blames current restrictions on flounder fishing on the whims of environmentalists. They are indignant over any rules that restrict their total freedom to keep everything they catch on their three-day weekend fishing trip. He challenged me to confront with my writing such contrarians directly and make them see the light. If only it was that easy. I penned a lengthy …

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