Category Archives: Critical Thought

Inching Closer to a Collapse?

Yes, I said I’d avoid “current events” posts, but frankly, things have been getting a bit strange. More so than normal. We’ve got a former FBI Director, and life-long Republican, going toe-to-toe with the current president (who got a big … Continue reading

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Preparing for Not Collapsing

This post was inspired by a number of newspaper articles I’ve read recently, all of which addressed a financial issue from different angles. According to Salon, Millenials aren’t saving for retirement, mostly because they don’t believe capitalism will still be … Continue reading

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Backup Backups

It’s been an interesting week around the homestead. I’ve been on a pretty steady repair mode, as appliances have started going on strike. The biggest thus far has been the igniter on the oven. (The rest of the stove works … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Plan

Happy 2018, and welcome back! I hope your holidays were pleasant. Mine certainly went well, despite an inordinate amount of work around the house. They were quiet, this year, and a bit of a time for some introspection. I had … Continue reading

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A Civil Tongue

Well, it was a wild ride in Alabama, wasn’t it?  When I went to bed Tuesday night, things were not only all but certain, but actually looking pretty bad–Moore was up at around 53%, with forty-some percent of the polls … Continue reading

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Notions

Well, then.  Last night’s off-cycle elections were almost enough to break the profound political funk of the last year or so. In a closely-watched race, largely seen as a referendum on Trump, Virginia Dems managed to not only pull off … Continue reading

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Assessments

The last year has certainly had its share of ups and downs… In some ways, it’s hard to believe that eleven months ago and change, we were thinking “there’s no way they actually nominated that goof, and expect to win…”  … Continue reading

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