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Updated at 8:30 PM

Ever since I hung up a Bumble Bees of the Eastern United States poster at the foot of my stairs, I have been talking to myself, trying to match bumblebee markings I see in my garden with the ones on the poster. My favorite is the “Confusing Bumble Bee,” found on honeysuckle and St. John’s Wort.

Posted Aug 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher and novelist, once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As increasingly aggressive police tactics are exposed across the country, discontent grows.

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, doesn’t have just a race problem. It also has a math problem.

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Our newspapers and TV newscasts are full of conflicts, both statistical and otherwise, some of which make no sense at all. For instance:

Posted Aug 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM

As I was waiting for the Sullivan mobile locksmith to show up, I spotted something that looked vaguely familiar. For $1, I could buy two pots of yellow-blooming purslane, which I have seen people in mid-Missouri identify as a weed. Easy to do since...

Posted Aug 22, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, has stumbled into the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons. From the tragic homicide of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, at the hands of the police, to the large-scale protests—peaceful and violent — to the...

Posted Aug 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Not sure I have the brightest tomato plants growing in pots on my deck. A recent check of the caterpillar-munching to plant leaf ratio suggests my tomatoes don’t care if hornworm caterpillars defoliate them. But then I may be wrong.

Posted Aug 15, 2014 at 1:01 AM

The World Health Organization has officially declared the Ebola virus an international health emergency.

Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 2:55 PM

I’m missing a lot. You probably are, too.Times moves quickly. There are many things to do. Not all of them can be done.

Updated Aug 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Here we go again in the Mideast. We needed to go to Iraq in 1990 in order to protect the small nation of Kuwait. We went in 2003 was an exercise in bad judgment. We didn’t know it at the time, but history tells us the truth of that situation.

Posted Aug 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Fellow beekeepers were talking about ordering queen bees through the mail so I decided to give it a try.

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