Year: 2011

Journal

Study of Humans

Utah: Online Porn Capital of America?  – article at PC World Hmmm… the more conservative and religious a person is the more likely they are to treat themselves to porn.   I’m not surprised. Humans need to grow up.  There’s my plan for saving the world.  Too bad it’s about as likely as my dog laying […]

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The Westerner (poem)

The Westerner by Badger Clark (1947) My fathers sleep on the sunrise plains, And each one sleeps alone. Their trails may dim to the grass and rains, For I choose to make my own. I lay proud claim to their blood and name, But I lean on no dead kin; My name is mine, for […]

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Cleaning Up Caradan

The temperatures have been 20s-30s at night and early morning.  Fifties during the day.  Perfectly wonderful in my book. I’ve been working outdoors every day.  General clean-up and organization.  When we became the new owners of this property it had many things I’d rather not have acquired.  We’re still dealing with this stuff. There was […]

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From Inside A Turkey

These items were retrieved from the craw of a turkey that lived on my farm. I raised poultry for many years.  When left to roam freely, they find all sorts of objects they’re inclined to eat.  But some things (that aren’t food) wind up collecting in their craw.

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Friedrich Nietzche

Friedrich Nietzsche offered these bits: 1. People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights. 2. He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted. 3. The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in […]

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Garbage In Garbage Out

Jacob over at Early Retirement Extreme – blog post – Garbage and excessive spending from the post:  “The United States produces 265 million tons of garbage each year. Since there are 300+ million [United States of] Americans, this means that each person on average produces slightly less than a ton of garbage each year. Although it […]

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Social Hermit

“My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibilty has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced freedom from the need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities”  – Einstein I hear you E. I’m critical of humanity/people.  Passionately interested in this human experiment.  But tending to get really wiped out energetically by […]

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A Month Off – MOVED Into the Straw Bale House

I’m back after a month off. I  accomplished a lot during the blog hiatus. We are officially living inside the straw bale house now.  It’s beyond wonderful. No more living with a cold wind blowing through the walls.  No more sharing our space with all manner of insects, rodents, and reptiles.  We are OUT of […]

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Word Art

I am No One

  I have been defiant. Stripped bare to the bone. Where I became no one, No one but myself.

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Discipline Quote

“It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” Leonardo da Vinci 

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Minimalism Quote

“There are two ways to be rich:  One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.”   -Jackie French Koller My YouTube Videos About Minimalism

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Minimizing

Exercised this morning.   Drove into town after lunch to run errands and acquire supplies.  The fridge was looking pretty bare. Dropped off stuff I don’t need at the local charity/thrift store.  The store is inside an old house and it’s referred to as The Green House.  Donated items are sold and I am told […]

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Quote: Life Sai Baba

Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it. ”  -Sai Baba 

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Brains, Heart, Guts, Soul

Sometimes existence is overwhelming. It helps to find particular coping mechanisms. You can’t depend on the biochemical conglomeration of goo squishing about in your skull to know what to do in all situations. Heart. Gut. Soul. These are also sources of input that should not be overlooked.  

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Much Too Wasteful

“Keep in mind how fast things pass by and are gone — those that are now, and those to come. Existence flows past us like a river: the “what” is in constant flux, the “why” has a thousand variations. Nothing is stable, not even what’s right here. The infinity of past and future gapes before […]

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Kombucha

My Kombucha. A fermented tea ….GOOGLE it. Fizzy…sort of tastes like cider. Easy to make once you have a SCOBY.

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Only You

Like a child stripped of all knowing told Run away into the dark Where losing yourself You will find You are a billion stars Companion of universes floating across endless expanse of nothing. nothing No fear. No worry. No pain and sorrow. Only you. and more than you. Beyond you. where freedom is. Oh to […]

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100 Plus Degrees

Triple-digit degree temps are here.  We felt some relief here for a few days.  It WAS in the upper 80s during the day. The fire hazard is extremely high and small towns around here are running low on municipal water supply.  I’m beginning to think it’s never going to rain again.  The grass and vegetation […]

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Land of the Free

Oh what a pity Sitting here  sucking on the gov’ment titty. That’s what they tell ya… You middle class sitting on your ass watching the news Instigat’in a class war Telling you the  man across the river in the shoddy house is reason for fear. While the rich man Deals death by the millions debt by […]

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