Author Archives: Michael

About Michael

A middle aged guy from a bit north of the middle of the country.

Crossing Algonquin

Quite an adventure. Thought I’d share this and try to figure out how to embed video on here. It worked! šŸ™‚

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Another One For The Healthy, Hearty, And Cheap File

Apple and Walnut Stuffed Squash. Cook the Acorn Squash cut side down in 350 degree oven for a half-an-hour. While the Squash is cooking peal and chop an apple, a half cup of walnuts, and half an onion. Soften the … Continue reading

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Battery Cases and Considerations

Commander ZeroĀ put up a post about battery cases a bit ago and seeing how I’d already covered the need for a couple quality flashlights as part of your kit for Living Well In Tumultuous Times I thought I’d chime in … Continue reading

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Oof, Pass the Advil

Some pictures from today’s bike ride. While I ride a bicycle almost every day of the week, some times it’s just short commutes, errand running, and maybe I take the scenic route coming or going. Lately, it’s just been commuting … Continue reading

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Please vote against all Republicans

I’m a fan of leading by doing and not a fan of evangelizing. I talk about things like me getting around on a bike in part because it’s part of my life and in part because I think the world … Continue reading

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Itā€™s Crazy Out There, Take Care Of Yourself

The Big Brown Truck Of Happiness dropped off some new tea for me today. This is Monterey Bay Spice Company’s Winter blend. It’s a mix of black tea, orange peel, apple, cinnamon, and rose petals. The cinnamon and rose taste … Continue reading

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Some Wonkishness On Bike Gearing

A long and longwinded post just to say that you’re not stuck with the gearing choices that your bike came with and that if you have a “road bike” you might want to consider lowering the gearing. šŸ˜‰ A while … Continue reading

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Boiled Cider

Another post for the simple, healthy, and hearty foods file. Boiled cider is just dead simple. It’s exactly what it sounds like, freshly pressed cider that’s been boiled down by about 2/3’s so that it becomes a sweet and apple-y … Continue reading

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Hurricane Michael

With the latest news onĀ Global Climate ChangeĀ spelling out a near certainty of large scale disruptions to normal life and the national debit sitting at around $21,600,000,000,000Ā we can no longer afford to rebuild areas, like the Florida’s panhandle, that are repeatedly … Continue reading

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Mediation AKA Roto-Rooter For The Mind

There’s plenty in the news and world today to keep your nerves a bit on the jangly side of things and your flight or flight responses just a little bit on even when they shouldn’t be. When I start to … Continue reading

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