Diane Putnam's articles

  • Fire and Brimstone

    - 21 months ago - 10 comments
    Herald & News photo
    Not really! Just fire and smoke. Here is a brief whine (whinge, if you're British) about how summer is going where I live.

  • Cabin fever

    - July 24, 2018 - 10 comments
    Pump house ruin
    There are so many fires around Oregon and California that most people are staying inside whenever possible because of the smoke. I bought a good mask over the weekend, so if I do have to go out I'll be prepared. It's also very hot (90° - 105°). So, I've got cabin fever and I am not the only one! There are similar conditions in many places on the globe. I just saw on the news that today, Tokyo was 105°! I have been to Japan and it was more humid than anyplace I've ever been, including W. Afri…

  • Greetings, Norwegians!

    - January 12, 2018 - 23 comments
    These are urgently awful political times, so I feel compelled to state the obvious right out in the open, on occasion. Background: tinyurl.com/ybjj6whv The summary is that the president doesn't want any immigrants from "sh**hole countries," and that's a direct quote. Those are countries with certain skin colors predominant. Instead, he wants decent people from places like Norway. So, here is my welcome to our new immigrants from Norway, as long as they're white Norwegians... _______________________________________________________________

  • Petition

    - February  5, 2017 - 30 comments
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    Please join the 4,996,000 people around the world who have already signed this petition! The goal is 5 million signatures. Here is the text: "With the Muslim ban, Trump has shown that the worst fears about his Presidency are true. Add your voice to the open letter below to join the resistance — then spread it far and wide: ---- Dear Mr. Trump, This is not what greatness looks like. The world rejects your fear, hate-mongering, and bigotry. We reject your support for tor…