Eden Hill Journal

Comments, dreams, stories, and rantings from a middle-aged native of Maine living on a shoestring and a prayer in the woods of Maine. My portion of the family farm is to be known as Eden Hill Farm just because I want to call it that and because that's the closest thing to the truth that I could come up with. If you enjoy what I write, email me or make a comment. If you enjoy Eden Hill, come visit.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018


Recently I've watched several travel videos on YouTube that were filmed in Ireland and were done by an American named Rick Steves. His commentary seems well researched but his personality is way too Americanish for me. By that I mean naïve, overly simplistic and American-centric if that makes any sense. Americanish doesn't even pass the spell check acid test.

But this evening I couldn't seem to get to sleep and I wound up back on YouTube and was presented by YouTube with a link to a video that he and his film crew did in Iran. This is unlike anything I have ever watched before. I found it amazing, a visual spectacle, culturally revealing, and just plain awesome to see - an adventure. It's enough to make me ashamed to be such a believe whatever I am told monocultural Americanish spell-check-triggering ignoramus.

Here's the YouTube link.

Enjoy the trip

Friday, March 23, 2018

A Walking Talking Contradiction

Just one man's opinion, mind you, but this John Bolton guy that President Trump seems to want as the head of America's national security is a walking talking contradiction. Back in 2003 when President Bush the Second led us into war in Iraq based on nothing but lies and propaganda my support for Bush vanished. Poof! Gone! Now Trump somehow thinks hiring the same fool Bush relied on is good for America?
Good luck, Donald, but count me out. Neocons just plain suck. Can't be and shouldn't be trusted.
Just one man's opinion, though. Don't take my word for it. Think for yourself.