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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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October 27, 2020

Finally! in A small but passable life.

Yesterday, a mere ten days after the 145th plus 100 degree day, the high was 66 degrees. Very, very nice. It won’t last though. It will be back up into the 80’s by day after tomorrow and maybe 90...


Wednesday a record was set for the most triple digit days in a year since 1896. 144 days it has been 100 degrees or hotter. The old record was 143. And we may add another day today. This year we’...


Sir, don’t worry, it’s a hoax. Science isn’t real. It is all fake news!


The order with the fountain pen, ink cartridges and leather journal was due on the 26th. It arrived yesterday. The other two, one with the camp stove, the Bukowski book, the drip coffee thingy, a...


I did it. I’ve successfully spent or gave away all but a little over a hundred bucks of that $1200 government handout. After a decade or so of being totally broke and really not noticing it, havi...


“The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe” by Roger Penrose. I hated to do it. But I had to. I closed the book somewhere in Chapter Two. I was already lost. I’m going to...


I want to thank everyone for the Happy Birthday’s. You people are the greatest! I like to have something to keep track of. At first it was the first and last 100 degree days of the year. That wou...


Yesterday was the perfect birthday. I went in to make coffee in the morning and Mom said “Happy Birthday!” I drank coffee and dinked on the interwebs. Then I went to the pool for a quick dunk and...


On the front page of prosebox at the top of the page are entries written minutes ago. Scroll to the bottom. Those entries are posted thirteen hours ago. I remember when an entry disappeared from ...


Mom woke me up at 6:30 this morning to remind me that the HVAC crew was going to be here between 7 and 8. Whatever. The crew arrived and set to work. One guy out back, one guy underneath, and on...


How many days a year are over 100 degrees here? Please! That is nothing. August 9th the record of 33 days in a year of over 110 degrees was broken. And if I’m still thinking clearly, every day si...


Yeah, it has been that long since I’ve posted an entry. I have finished reading two novels in that time though. The first one, “The Peripheral” by William Gibson was a good one. Here’s an interes...


The swimming pool is open once again. It was closed for three months. Now I can get back to my routine. Back to filling in that couple of hours between the end of the last cup of coffee and then ...


I haven’t really been taking a deep dive into news stories. I read the headlines. I listen to a few programs on NPR during my afternoon nap time. Another 1.5 million filed for unemployment the w...


Posted on April 9: Posted on June 4: Enjoy!


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...


The best part are the comments below the video! (If you watch it on youtube.)


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...


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