Wednesday morning

The geese are back in numbers. My pillow is maybe 75 feet from the shore of Clemson Pond.

So I drift  off at night with honking and awake to the same. The geese communicate all night long.

One more month here.

I will miss the geese and frogs, and the constant burbling sounds of Clemson Pond. It is a sewage detention pond and it releases gas that forms bubbles on the surface algae mat. These pop and the  sound is audible, from my living room. Last evening we took a stroll. The Clemson Pond half mile and over to the Swasey.

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The Squamscott River smelled like cod liver oil.

Jon Ring who I spoke with on the walk agreed.

I have the taste and odor of cod liver oil in my brain, it was seared there long ago.

Jon said that he had been by the head of tide pool at dead low tide and had noticed a sheen on the exposed rocks.

The odor dissipated once one was past the Swasey Pavilion.

There is practically no water at all coming over the Great? Dam.

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2015-09-22 17.58.28 The river walk could be so unique.

Last evening the sunset was pretty good!

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employee rights demonstration

We woke up this morning  to loud voices from across the river. We thought it might be something related to the Revolutionary Days events.

I just checked

It’s a revolution all right, a demonstration against two companies currently doing work for PEA.

EnviroVantage and SMS services.

It’s quite a raucous event and sure to embarrass PEA. That is the goal of direct action.

These firms hire low wage workers and do not provide health benefits. The work can be harmful such as asbestos removal.

The work is being done,it is not a stoppage. The Union organizer told me they are not trying to unionize the workers .

The action is against the two firms that have OSHA on their case, and the low wages.

2015-07-16 08.42.10The Exeter Police got this noisy (generator)  inflatable eyesore removed. Imagine the gall of these organizers.

A giant rat  right in the middle of Town!

This is our Revolutionary weekend for cripes sake!

You know the right to assemble was key without being threatened with arrest.

If you want to see the big rat get down there tomorrow morning at 630, the rat will be back.

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They will demonstrate till about noon, they will return tomorrow at 630am.

Good for them.

Mike