Category Archives: Make it Stop

One More Week

I had intended to get the post on the solar generator cart up this week, and then I sliced the h*ll out of an index finger, and typing is… well, “less than fun,” let’s call it.  It’s nothing permanently debilitating, … Continue reading

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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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Seems to be Setting In

Well, a quick perusal of many “mainstream” prepper areas out there shows me that the notion of climate change is finally starting to sink in, on the Right–at least, among those who don’t have a vested interest (<ahem> Congress <cough … 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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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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More Odds and Ends

I’ve been a bit scatter-brained, of late–mostly I’m just tired, from working a full-time job, managing a growing herd of “junior” employees, working on home renovations, and trying (with varying degrees of success) to keep up with “farm things.”  As … Continue reading

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