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Ghost has always sort of been a grumpy old man…

Now in his thirteenth year he’s just growing into the role. We went on the usual easy walky around the horseshoe turn in the wash to the north of the Lair. Toward the end Ghost saw a cottontail and gave … Continue reading

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Hey, kids! Wanna make a quick buck?

Get paid fighting against Trump! Demand Protest is the largest private grassroots support organization in the United States. We pay people already politically motivated to fight for the things they believe. You were going to take action anyways, why not … Continue reading

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Good news, fellow dissidents!

BREAKING NEWS: Dissent is no longer racist, it's patriotic again. pic.twitter.com/lBz5jr1iqC — Jason C. (@CounterMoonbat) January 17, 2017 A diverse group of lock-stepping progs clutching a flag (and kinda dragging it on the ground a little, there, guys,) hath declared … Continue reading

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Thinking about the bedroom addition…

Long-time readers know that the Secret Lair is cunningly equipped with a sleeping loft accessible only by climbing a vertical 10′ ladder. Which ladder started looking like a very bad idea on the evening of the day Uncle Joel fell … Continue reading

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Russian hackers sent me some sun.

They’re just trying to make me look inconsistent. But now all I want to do is sit here and read. Bother.

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Private to Claire: I found your weather.

It’s in my yard and won’t go away. Please come get it or I’m taking it to the pound to be euthanized. When I got up this morning I could see stars! I could see the moon! Maybe today I’d … Continue reading

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Temp in the high thirties, ick dripping from every branch…

It’s another fine morning in the Pacific Northwet, which has magically been transported here to the southwest high desert for reasons probably having something to do with bad things I did in a previous life. Or this life, maybe. I … Continue reading

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That’s no way to start a morning…

Washington State has come to the high desert. Cold. Wet. Drizzly. Foggy. Seriously? Oy. AND I left the powershed door propped open all night, which was only annoying until I played back why I’d been in there last, and then … Continue reading

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By the way…

I just thought of something. You see that trash can in the front of the Jeep trailer? When I took that picture I was just back from the county dump, then the feed store. The last dump run – I … Continue reading

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So I hear on the Jeep’s radio…

…that parts of California are saying they’re pretty much done crying drought… No, problem, though. You need any more of my share, you just holler. I’m kind of digging this dry winter.

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At some point the nitrogen overwhelms the available carbon…

…or some such hippie chemistry. If you let your chicken yard ‘deep compost’ get too far out of hand, Al Gore sends a SWAT team or an air strike with napalm or some damn thing, I forget. One thing’s for … Continue reading

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But it’s a good kind of problem to have…

For the first time in two years I’m up to my ass in eggs. I’ve just been taking the ones the pullets crack, because they won’t keep, and I’ve still got more than I can use. Landlady is going to … Continue reading

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The first cut is the deepest

Morning turned busier than intended; just as I got back from morning walkie and was about to start with bread baking, the phone rang. Neighbor D wanted to go to the dump, and move the Saturday trip to town to … Continue reading

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“Freedom is about Authority”

Thus infamously spake Rudy Giuliani, who yesterday finally found a teat far down on the underbelly of the new Trump administration. Giuliani, it is said, “will be sharing his expertise and insight as a trusted friend concerning private sector cybersecurity … Continue reading

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This sort of thing doesn’t get reported very often.

Arizona trooper shot in ambush attack; Good Samaritan kills gunman TONOPAH, Ariz. (KABC) — An Arizona trooper trying to help a motorist in a rollover crash was shot in an ambush-style attack by a random suspect, who was then fatally … Continue reading

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I do believe this is a personal best.

In February 2012, only a few months after we moved in, I had a stovepipe fire here in the Lair. It didn’t last long, did no damage, was caused by circumstances that no longer exist, and scared the living crap … Continue reading

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Look who’s back!

Ever since I buggered up my shoulder sometime in October I’ve carried the Makarov as my EDC pistol, just because it’s the shortest gun I own*. I stopped carrying the Tracker because my shoulder simply would not perform the action … Continue reading

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You’re not fired, no, just really seriously demoted.

Almost two weeks late on Battery Day. Just got back from chicken chores and it’s a far finer day than yesterday – or maybe I’m just getting a little mojo back – and so LB and I are going to … Continue reading

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Oh, maybe we’ll get some sun today…

High temp 58o, “Clouds breaking for some sun, wind gradually subsiding.” So says the forecast. We didn’t get the dangerously cold stormy weather that so typically welcomes the new year in the high desert, in fact the nights have been … Continue reading

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Do presidents typically give ‘farewell’ addresses?

If so, how many? Because I’m getting tired of this clown going on and on about how great he is. (Warning: Auto-play vid) Seriously, if the DNC had selected any random SNL alum and made it into a president, equipped … Continue reading

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