Monthly Archives: January 2019

Polar Vortex 2019

We’re currently at -8 degrees and, according to the weather reports, are headed to around -20. High temps dipped below 0 last night and aren’t supposed to recover to above zero until Friday. There are quite a number of websites … Continue reading

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2 Minutes to Midnight

The Doomsday Clock remains unmoved this year at two minutes to midnight. Vox has a good post on it. I quite wish we weren’t being led by clueless, spoiled, children.

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Opt out for sanity

The ability to keep your wits about you when the world has gone topsy-turvy is a very good good thing indeed. One of the ways of “keeping your head” is to avoid unnecessary entanglements. For example: I generally shun click … Continue reading

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Pre-Apocalypse Tasks

As identified by watching post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix. 1. Learn how to dress appropriately For the weather and task/s at hand. 2. #1 includes foot wear. WTH, do most of those people have on their feet? 3. Buy some QUALITY … Continue reading

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Decentralization = Relocalization

Just dropping a link in here to an article on Decentralization, which is just relocalization by another name.

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Brr…

Brr… Usually 17 degrees is a fairly comfortable winter temperature around here. But, with cloudy skies, the humidity staying unnaturally high, and winds swooping down from Ontario, today’s walk home was a chilly one.

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Stabilizing and Destabilizing Elections

The previous post about Steve King started out as a much longer post that talked about several concepts. In the end I decided it rambled and was weird and, unfortunately, didn’t think to save the 2/3’s of the post I … Continue reading

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Steve King and Destabilization

Connie Schultz did a good job summing up Steve King and the Republican Party’s response to him. I’m sharing this here because I see King as a destabilizer and when you’re already Living In Tumultous Times the last thing in the … Continue reading

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Pocket Knives

There’s not that much to say here, but a good pocket knife or three ranks as indispensable kit for living well in tumultuous times. Right now there seems to be a push towards “tactical” and expensive bespoke knives. A tactic … Continue reading

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Coffee Outside Take Two

I decided today was a good day to give #coffeeoutside another try and so gathered up my gear, bundled up against the cold, and trundled off on my bike. And this time everything worked like a charm. At 25 degrees … Continue reading

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