In 2020, I (along with Dave) packed a few things in our truck and drove to Jalisco, Mexico. We found a house to rent. After we settled in, we bought a few pots, soil, and herbs. Now we have a nice patio garden. I’ve been making new plants from cuttings off the older plants. I … Read more Rooting Herbs
A Peshtemal is a traditional Turkish towel. Made of woven cotton. Instead of being plush like a terry towel, peshtemals are thin. I like them because: They dry fast. They stay fresh longer. They pack small & light. They look nice. They’re multi-purpose – throw, sarong, table cloth, beach blanket. Durable Economical I made a … Read more Peshtemal Towel (good stuff)
I like Keen Newport Sandals. When one pair wears out I purchase another. As long as they are available and the quality doesn’t change…I will continue. I prefer the leather version. Keen also offers a fabric straps. I’ve owned both and the leather lasts a good deal longer. I mean it when I say I’m hard … Read more Keen Newport Sandals (stuff I like)
“We are born unequal. We die equal.” Seneca “Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.” Marcus Aurelius “Culture is not your friend.” Terence Mckenna “There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” Gilbert Keith Chesterton … Read more Best of Quotes
Sites that have interested me over the years. I like them for various reasons. Will update. In No Particular Order: Mr. Money Mustache – About life & money – talks about how to “live a frugal yet Badass life of leisure.” I like the inspiration for managing your life/assets. Being smart with how I spend … Read more Blogs – Websites
“You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your bodylove what it loves.Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.Meanwhile the world goes on.Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles … Read more Mary Oliver – Poem
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