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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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Shocked. Shocked, I am…

No, really.  Did I call the current administration a “raging dumpster fire” last time around?  It seems, over the last week, to have gotten even worse.  Incredibly, horribly, worse.  Unbelievably so.  Apparently, “rock bottom” has a basement. So the administration … Continue reading

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Getting Home – The Emergency Car Kit

As I mentioned last time, this week we’re looking at car kits, but I diverge a little from the Family Survival Planning guide here. They start out well enough, giving their reasoning for having kits in your car, being basically … Continue reading

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The Other “L” Word

No, not that one.  Or that one, either.  The word I have in mind is “Lists.” Lists will first chain you, and hold you down.  But then, eventually, the lists will set you free. The homestead is in a curious … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Thoughts

An odd jumble of random thoughts and notes from the homestead: Some days, it’s hard to be a civilized, adult human being.  Most of us manage it fairly well; a surprising number of us–not so much. If ever there was … Continue reading

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But… Why?

Despite what you may be thinking, this isn’t primarily about politics.  (The question certainly applies, though–in lots of different manners.)  No, this was posed to me by a coworker, as we talked about the various goings-on and such on my … Continue reading

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