Monthly Archives: January 2017

Road To Portland: Part 5: Ayn Rand’s Disciple Takes A Punch

“Billy Loser” wasn’t Billy’s name but he temporarily matched the nickname. He was a pizza delivery boy and Uber driver. He’d recently dropped out of college, his Subaru needed new brake pads, his girlfriend had dumped him, and he hadn’t … Continue reading

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Coffee Moment: Part 2

My last post explained that percolators are awesome because of mind control. Since a few people asked; I’m going to post more info. It started last summer when there was a power outage. I used this opportunity to discuss my perfectly … Continue reading

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A Mind Control / Coffee Moment

This is a brief intermission in the saga of the squirrels while I get my head out of my ass and write it attend to other matters. In the meantime (and in keeping with my current “ignore politics when possible” policy) I’m … Continue reading

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Road To Portland: Part 4: A Quest Is Initiated

Bart was going to die. He’d spent autumn, when he should’ve been gorging on the bounty of nature (or stolen apples), petrified and covered with skunk bits. Without a store of fat, hibernation was just another word for starvation. Even … Continue reading

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Road To Portland: Part 3: Winter Is Coming

Seven thousand feet above a nondescript homestead in the middle of nowhere a beautiful thing was happening. A minute particle of dust became the nucleus for a gossamer structure of ice crystals. This crystalline entity, almost achingly beautiful on its … Continue reading

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Road To Portland: Part 2: The Failure Of Operation Deplorable

A thousand miles away the Analyst was watching a series of monitors. Drones were circling so high above the Curmudgeon’s forest that they might as well be satellites. Satellites were peering so intensely at the area they might as well … Continue reading

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Road To Portland: Part 1: In Which A Financially Unsound Decision Is Made

The Curmudgeon had a choice to make. He stared at the crater and weighed his options. All of the squirrels were missing, an oak had exploded, and a bear was petrified. It was the government’s fault! Those bastards! He knew … Continue reading

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Squirrels? You May Ask Yourself “How Did I Get Here”

Lesbian Squirrels is a serialized story. You might have started reading in the middle and wonder what the hell is going on. The links below cover the first two chapters of the saga. Happy reading: Chapter One: In which a … Continue reading

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I Will Try To Reject Political Stupidity And Submit Lighthearted Stupidity In Its Stead

I’m on the road this week. This is bad timing! Friday, as happens quadrennially or octennially (is that a word?), there will be a graceful transition of power in our mostly peaceful republic. The press is in a snit about … Continue reading

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Warning Labels By Physicists

Liberty’s Torch digs into it’s archives to lead us away from politics and toward jocularity. Good idea! Here’s just one of several excellent consumer warnings: “IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PURCHASERS: The Entire Physical Universe, Including This Product, May One Day Collapse Back … Continue reading

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