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I don’t know where Qatar is.

I only vaguely know where Syria is, and somebody apparently just declared war in my name over there. I don’t know where Eritrea is, or South Sudan or Djibouti, though the Jeep radio tells me “we’ll” probably be killing people … Continue reading

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Back and forth…

Beer!

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Uh, lessee, 27 plus 18…

is 45! I think that’s a record! As longtime readers know, the official coffee of TUAK is… Trader Joe’s House Blend. Whole bean, of course, because come on. If I were a real coffee snob I’d insist on roasting my … Continue reading

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Must be June…

Just before Monsoon. We really need that Monsoon breeze… Because until we get it the only good thing about the afternoon indoor temperature is that it’s a helluva lot cooler than the afternoon outdoor temperature. This is the high desert … Continue reading

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Multitasking, desert hermit style

Okay: I got everything set up before the 8 o’clock Ghost walkie. Then we ran home and tackled the two projects that needed to be done this morning before it gets hot: Bread and stucco. Yes, I know those things … Continue reading

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“C’mon, buddy. Uncle Ghost has us on a heavy schedule.”

Little Bear will quietly let me sleep as long as I like in the morning, but as soon as I come down the ladder he has certain expectations involving fulsome praise and epic belly rubs. Lately, not entirely to his … Continue reading

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“as pointless as asking why a chicken does something”

I’ve been looking at this picture off and on all day. Now: Part of me says somebody took an unusually complaisant chicken and set her on a couple of drowsy puppies, then snapped the pic before something went wrong. Actually … Continue reading

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On November 26, 2010, …

…the United States had officially spent exactly as long heroically liberating Afghanistan from itself as the Soviets had spent barbarously enslaving it. And with roughly the same effect, though in the Soviets’ defense they finally mustered the sense to give … Continue reading

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Guess this is more of that “fake news” we’ve heard so much about.

Shannon Watts says this never happens, and I believe her. After all, she’s on the Internet. Hero homeowner holds escaped Georgia inmates at gunpoint until arrests Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said late Thursday that the homeowner caught … Continue reading

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Sigh. Bits are falling off my ride.

None of them have worked for a while anyway… ETA: I think it’s broke.

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That’s not acceptable…

One of the odder skills I never expected to need, growing up, was crap connoisseur. For example: Do you know how to tell dog crap from coyote crap? I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I do. This, for example, is … Continue reading

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That’s a career opportunity I’m gonna have to pass on.

Evergreen State Is Launching a Masters in Social Justice Program, With Guaranteed Jobs for Graduates “Teacher candidates here are immersed in social justice, informed by our conceptual framework,” reads the official page. “You will tackle questions of policy and politics … Continue reading

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Y’know, I don’t really mind cleaning chicken crap out of the chicken waterer…

Well…no, that’s not an accurate statement. Better to say I’m resigned to it. I only protest as a matter of form. But why do I have to clean rat crap out of it? Why can’t four adult chickens, each two … Continue reading

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This is kind of fun!

I keep two open cans, opening a fresh one whenever one of the two is emptied. No matter that it’s always a bowlful of warm slop, at least you never quite know what the new one’s going to taste like. … Continue reading

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I’m getting a minor taste of what it must be like…

…to be a senile parent’s sole caregiver while trying to make a living and also just generally keep the wheels on. I jumped out of the sack at 5 and LB and I were at S&L’s by 5:15 to give … Continue reading

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Teach your children well

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Guns for we but not for thee.

That didn’t take long at all. Barry Loudermilk wants concealed carry for lawmakers in DC after Scalise shooting One Republican lawmaker believes that concealed carry reciprocity for members of Congress should be considered as part of possible security upgrades after … Continue reading

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Huh. That explains why I meet so few people…

I wonder how long this carnage has been going on out there?

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I’m growing to love this saw…

This morning’s mission was to take down the siding on the west side of the cabin, something I was extremely reluctant to do. Not because I’m sentimental about it – though I find I am, a little – but because … Continue reading

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How’s that gun control working out for you, congressmen?

Steve Scalise, aides shot in Virginia Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., told Fox News he left just before the shooting. As he walked to his car, a man asked DeSantis if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing. About 3 minutes later, … Continue reading

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