Author Archives: AdaptiveCurmudgeon

About AdaptiveCurmudgeon

Adaptive Curmudgeon is handsome, brave, and wise.

Summer Literature

The internet isn’t entirely kitten photos, Facebook spying, and “journalists” projecting politics though their navel lint. There are damn good writers using the ‘net to sell books. Their stories evade the big publisher’s tragic myopia and deliver awesome to long ignored throngs … Continue reading

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Another Homestead Project Approaches the Finish Line: Part 2

They scraped my punch-drunk body off the floor and propped me against a post. “You OK?” Someone tentatively asked. Everyone was cringing and hiding in corners. The mechanic, who’d been beaming over his superb work, was nowhere to be found. … Continue reading

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Another Homestead Project Approaches the Finish Line: Part 1

Oh, God! The bill. I’ve racked up big bar tabs and I’ve had outlandish medical bills and I’ve lived through transmission jobs. I know how life works. I know I squirreled away a little money last month and the universe … Continue reading

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Are You From The Past

My non-phone camera really does make it seem like “I’m from the past”. It reminds me of this: Also… why in hell would I want a camera that makes phone calls? How does that make more sense than a shoe?

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Another Homestead Project Approaches the Finish Line: Part 0

“The middle spindle was all goobered up…” An earnest young man for whom I have tremendous respect was speaking to me. Unfortunately, it was bubbling past my subconscious. I was looking at the welding work. “Spectacular!” I ran my hand … Continue reading

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Air Rifle Scope Advice II

You guys are awesome! I hear (through remote channels) that I got many comments with a plethora of useful air rifle scope information. Excellent! Unfortunately, I’m partially “off grid” right now and also busier than a one legged man in … Continue reading

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The Squirrels Win Another Round / Need Air Rifle Scope Advice

” I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s … Continue reading

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The Young Scholar

Ol Remus at the Woodpile Report puts up classic paintings from time to time. They really brighten my day. This particular image stood out among his many fine examples. When it flowed beneath the incoming tide of newer posts I … Continue reading

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I Have Gone Down The Rabbit Hole With Cover Bands

My mower broke and while stacking wood I took out my arms. (No worries, I’ll heal.) So I was bored and looking for the webpage where some dude makes an AK out of a shovel (I swear I saw that somewhere)… … Continue reading

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When In Doubt: Play Banjo

Dr. Mingo had a shitty day. We’ve all been there. In order to cheer him up I present a Eurythmics cover in banjo. Nothin’ makes a day better than banjo. I like Sweet Dreams but I have to admit it … Continue reading

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