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"I could perhaps like others have astonished you with strange improbable tales; but I rather chose to relate plain matter of fact in the simplest manner and style; because my principle design was to inform you, and not to amuse you."

Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

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The bank bailouts after the 2008 financial meltdown was classified at the time as the greatest transfer of wealth ever seen in this country and most of the Western world. But it was only in the b...


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Yesterday did not “cool off” to 106. It was 111 degrees again. And last evening just at dusk one of those wind/thunder/rain/dust desert storms came ripping through. It even knocked out the power ...


I ordered the new guitar on the 24th. On the 25th a gentleman from Sweetwater named Corey called and said the guitar had been shipped and was on its way and that if I had any questions his number...


How the fuck has the human race slipped so far off the rails. We’re living in a fucking “Twilight Zone” episode.


The money had appeared in my bank account for no other reason than by accident of birth I was born where I’d been born. You can’t get any more random than that. Since my backpacking “Ultimate Gea...


Is motivation? I had been to two different walmarts and amazon looking for a cheap yoga mat. No luck. Yesterday I took Mom to our usual walmart, the first one I had been to two weeks ago and foun...


“It is as if Mother Nature has sent us all to our rooms to think about what we’ve done.” -Stuart. I found a $1200 deposit in my credit union checking account. A very nice surprise. Wasn’t sure it...


I ordered the Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 tent on the 18th of April from REI. The tent, the footprint, and sales tax totaled $379. Shipping was free. Both the tent and the footprint were 25% off. Th...


The window to my little room has been open 24/7 for a few weeks now. The thermometer in my atomic clock reads from 68 degrees at 8am to maybe 77 to 80 by sundown. And what I’ve noticed is the lac...


I finished reading the two non-fiction library books I had checked out. First was “Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk about It) by Elizabeth Anderson. And the...


If I had my druthers about it I would don my backpack, figure out how to drag along a couple of months worth of food and a stack of novels and my lawn chair, and hike out into the desert for a si...


I went out to the store a few days ago. I got everything that was on our weekly list except for canned veggies. There were none. I got the last four packages of instant tators and the last four p...


It did rain. All day Saturday and some more Saturday night. The new untested rain gauge ended up showing 1 3/4 inches of rain total. Normal February average is 1.1 inches. So yeah, the weather co...


Yesterday was the first eighty degree day of 2020. And this morning I woke up to clouds and sixty degrees. So I guess winter is officially over. It is supposed to start raining tonight and rain a...


I finished reading “The Institute” by Stephen King. A story. A good story. But just a story. Nothing new there. I believe winter is over. Highs in the mid-seventies and lows in the mid-forties. ...


February 2, 1980. The hostages are still hostages. Jimmy Carter is president. And I got married for the first time. Forty years ago. It lasted less than two years. I now call it a practice run....


I finished reading “Hate Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another” by Matt Taibbi. A very informative read. And I agree with his point that it may be too late to put the genie back in...


It took me a month but I finally finished “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power” by Shoshana Zuboff. The book does a pretty good job of tr...


It took them two weeks but they finally found that little girl’s body. She had been washed downstream all the way to the lake. So sad. I’m glad they found her before the coyotes did. When I went ...


There were late monsoon rains in November and the usual monsoon floods. They are still looking for a six-year-old girl’s body from when her father drove the family over Tonto Creek and killed mos...


I rarely spend money. That is because I rarely need anything. But after doing the monthly load of laundry last week and putting on my “winter” cargo shorts I found them a little too tight around ...


I woke up this morning and looked at the atomic clock. 62.4 degrees in here. I haven’t felt that in maybe ten months or so. I even turned the A/C over to “Heat” after getting up. At least until i...


October 28, 2019

Reasons. in A small but passable life.

The title may mean nothing. Or everything. I finished reading “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood. I usually don’t review books, but I have a few words to say about this one. The Handmaid’s Tale ...


On the grocery run yesterday morning I stopped by the library to drop off the last book. I usually just buzz by the drive-thru drop off but this time since I had no books left in the pile beside ...


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