Author Archives: Michael

About Michael

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

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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Through The Storm

Not really what I think of when I think of Norman Rockwell, but I came across this on Cold Antler Farm and dug it. And since part of the whole deal here is Living Well In Tumultuous times I thought it was … Continue reading

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Russia

Russia’s been in the news a lot lately and is wound up in our Tumultuous Times, so I thought I’d collect my thoughts on the subject and put them on the blog. (I’m an amateur at this, but the pro’s … Continue reading

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Coffee, Not Outside

Having not made #coffeeoutside or used my isobutane backpacking stove for a few months I decided that I’d take advantage of today’s sunny and balmy 30 degree weather and make some #cofffeeoutside whilst out on a bike ride. Pre-ride I gathered … Continue reading

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Catastrophic Power Outages

Another quick post just to drop a link in here about the latest governmental report on Catastrophic power outages. A quick perusal of the report leaves a good impression. They realize the seriousness of the problem, are on the lookout … Continue reading

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Another Quick Note On Relocalization

I really need to sit down and write a longer piece on the why’s and wherefores of relocaliztion. This is just a note pointing up Iowa Environmental Focus as they’ve had a number of good posts about the latest National … Continue reading

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Yoga

Have I mentioned that we live in a crazy, stressful world? I’m pretty sure I have. Things like yoga and mediation are great skills to have in your skill/tool kit for living well in tumultous times.   I woke up feeling stressed … Continue reading

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