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Adaptive Curmudgeon is handsome, brave, and wise.

The Gopher Huntresses: Part 6

Back at the house I explained everything to Mrs. Curmudgeon. “They’re so sweet. Can we keep em?” “No. We already kicked the cat out. No more pets. You have to let them go.” “Aww…” “And no more tractors either.” Fair … Continue reading

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The Gopher Huntresses: Part 5

Florence and Jane loved the coffee. It gave me the excuse I needed to investigate the finer points of gopher killin’. It was a great conversation. (Florence, who’s hearing aid was on the fritz and thus hadn’t responded to my … Continue reading

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The Gopher Huntresses: Part 4

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The Gopher Huntresses: Part 3

Gleefully, I scampered to the house to fetch coffee. Inside, Mrs. Curmudgeon showed all signs of having forgotten her husband had been outdoors defending our home. (We really must do more family level zombie drills.) “Please put on another pot … Continue reading

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The Gopher Huntresses: Part 2

The women weren’t actually named Florence and Jane (despite what I wrote in the last post). I don’t remember their actual names. They told me but I forgot within seconds. Ignoring names is a special skill of mine. I’ve arbitrarily … Continue reading

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The Gopher Huntresses: Part 1

[This post was originally went live on April 19th as A Story Which Is Not Yet Named: Part 1. I copied it here to put the bits in order. Also, I had no idea it would take two weeks to get … Continue reading

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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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