Monthly Archives: January 2015

Man In The High Castle / Why You Should Read Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick is one of the world’s weirder authors. He’s waaaaayyyyy out there; pretty much a world apart from everyone else. Here’s how I describe his writing: Remember that one night you drank too much tequila and were absolutely … Continue reading

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Happy Fish!

A reader, who is obviously the coolest guy on planet earth, just sent me a box of heaven.

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College Lies Told To Kids

I was inspired by the following cartoon (click image or this link). I hated student loans. I have slain them. In a flurry of tapping keys I wrote long and bitterly. Find a teenager and make them read my post. … Continue reading

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Snow Update

The weather has been (relatively) warm. The snow has been excellent for snowball fights and snowman making, and more importantly ignoring homestead chores. As for the snowman, the poor fella wasn’t made out of magic Christmas snow and eventually wound … Continue reading

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Homesteading Success Is Relative

Homesteading is dangerous and addictive. If you overthink it you’ll set the bar too high. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to roll with the punches a bit more. Recently I had to several chores to do. No biggie, … Continue reading

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The Ric Ocasek / Honda ST1100 Conundrum: Part 6

On the next straightaway the mystery bike rapidly pulled alongside. This was the rider and machine that deigned to ride with the unexciting Ric Ocasek ST1100. I was interested to see what sack of dull would come into view. The … Continue reading

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The Ric Ocasek / Honda ST1100 Conundrum: Part 5

I rolled along examining the ST1100 in front of me without finding a single thing, good or bad, that departed from the center of a motorcycling bell curve. How dull. I was a bit disappointed. I gave him some space … Continue reading

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The Ric Ocasek / Honda ST1100 Conundrum: Part 4

Like anyone who loves his motorcycle I unfairly covet other motorcycles too. I particularly fancied Honda’s entry into the sport tourer category; the ST1100 (now upgraded to the ST1300). Comparing my beloved ratbike cruiser to the ST line was to … Continue reading

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The Ric Ocasek / Honda ST1100 Conundrum: Part 3

Several years ago I was roaring across America on my motorcycle, which I’ve previously defined as a cruiser. I was contentedly climbing the western side of the Rocky Mountains on a winding two lane blacktop. I was bound for the … Continue reading

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The Ric Ocasek / Honda ST1100 Conundrum: Part 2

Motorcycles have personality. If you don’t ride motorcycles you’ve no idea. While most people complacently park their ass behind a car’s steering wheel, a motorcyclist saddles a dragon. If you’ve never ridden a motorcycle all I can say is that … Continue reading

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