Month: October 2012

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Gorman Falls

Today we drove to Colorado Bend State Park.  The Colorado River (the one in Texas) cuts through the land near where we live.  In the park there’s a 60 foot waterfall called Gorman Falls.  Mineral springs feed the cascade which then empties into the Colorado River.  The 1.5 mile hike from a parking lot to […]

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Pecans & Ivan Illich

Full Moon. Today was cool and sunny.  It was a real nice day.  My parents visited and we cooked hamburgers on our little charcoal grill. The pecan trees are starting to drop their bounty.  Picked up 6 lbs of nuts (technically they’re a drupe).  This is just the beginning.  There are 15 pecan trees here. […]

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Sack The Next Farm Please

“Also it is commonly believed that happiness depends upon leisure; for we occupy ourselves so that we may have leisure, just as we make war so that we may live in peace. ”  (Aristotle. Ethics. book X,vii) I don’t think humans have changed much in the time since we’ve been writing stuff down.   We have the […]

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Freedom of Sleep

Sometimes I stay up late and sleep later in the morning.  Other times I become an early riser.    I rarely wake up to an alarm clock.  I’m really grateful it’s not part of my routine.   In the past, I did wake up this way.  For jobs.  For school.  For what my life was. I […]

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Noble Work

If work were so pleasant, the rich would keep it for themselves.  (Mark Twain) In my small-town Texas, USA upbringing I was taught work was the noble cause.  Being a hard worker for society is good.  You are contributing to our human endeavor.  I don’t find it to be that simple. There are different kinds […]

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Terence McKenna Hairdo

The bigger you build the bonfire, the more darkness is revealed. – Terence McKenna Today the female goats in a neighboring pasture met up at the fence with our billy goat Conky.   The fence kept him from his lady loves but now he’s ramped up all his billy goat behavior:   peeing on his face, making […]

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