Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Squirrel Liberator

The Silicon Graybeard mentioned me (link here). How awesome is that? “Adaptive Curmudgeon said he loves it when I say things like this:  the barrel measured 0.368, so I thought a 3/8″ (0.375) drill bit would be too big.  I … Continue reading

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Best Friday Quote Ever

My friend (and occasional contributor) Dr. Mingo just uttered the quote of the year: “I don’t have time for this shit.  I just want to play my fucking banjo!” Indeed.

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A Story Which Is Not Yet Named: Part 1

[Not long ago, a reader asked me to write about homesteading and give squirrel stories a break. This wasn’t as easy as it sounds. Not only was my head deeply embedded in… Abba… but I was out of ideas on … Continue reading

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Sears: Another One Bites The Dust And A Curmudgeon’s Reminiscences

Sears recently made an announcement: “Sears said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it had ‘substantial doubt’ about its ability to stay in business…” (Link is here. Be warned it’s a USA Today article with an outlandish advertisement to … Continue reading

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Ideas That Can’t (But Should) Be Killed

Progress soars when people come up with new ideas. (Which is why Universities were formerly prime movers of civilization. Their current manifestation as musty tombs sucking at the teat of student loan debt is a story for another time.) Many … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Like a fly orbiting a campfire I’m so very good at voicing unpopular opinions! What the hell is wrong with me? I wisely tiptoed around politics for a couple of months. Then on a whim I tossed accumulated mellowness in … Continue reading

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Ralph: Member Of The Shadow Government

[I apologize for veering into the gaping abyss of politics but I needed to say this: “It’s not as malevolent as it seems.”  Minor perceived (and real) asshattery in the halls of power which slows the transition of power isn’t irredeemably … Continue reading

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Phenology Update

phe·nol·o·gy noun /fiˈnäləjē/ 1.The study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, esp. in relation to climate and plant and animal life I haven’t done a phenology update in a while. In 2010 I formulated my unified field theory of seasonal change (Rule … Continue reading

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Road To Portland: Part 29: Best Day Ever

Upstairs in his apartment Janice was writing in her journal: 09:45 Buy a new cat. Ali the cat was perched out of reach on top of the refrigerator. He beamed with joy. He stretched and flexed his claws. Then he … Continue reading

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Road To Portland: Part 28: You Go First

“That’s the third blender this week!” Cop #1 was keeping a list of things the unhinged Janice hurled from his apartment. “Broken window, shit flying out of it. That’s probable cause enough to knock on the door.” Said cop #2. … Continue reading

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