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Time Management

I’m a procrastinator. It’s not something I’m proud of or anything. I’m just making the statement up front. If you look at the time since my last post, you will have a clue why I mention this fact. 677 more words


A Word About Typewriters

My son and his family returned this week from his service in the Marine Corps. They are staying with us for a few weeks while he looks for work and they find a place of their own. 1,246 more words


Bittersweet Truths: A Guide to Discussing Woo When it Counts

Disclaimer: I am not expert in anything. I am simply trying to keep friends and family and people safe from the dangers of bullshit.

In a world that often lacks the ambition for scrutiny and rails against scientific fact for more comfortable fiction, it is skepticism and knowledge that can lead people towards truths that keep us safe, healthy, and provide resources when we are having trouble. 4,236 more words


Is avoiding the news a privilege?

Recently there was a moderately interesting story in the NY Times about a dude who decided after the US election of 2016 that he was going to create a life for himself so that he didn’t see or experience the news anymore. 737 more words


Dockside Haze

I walk the tenth of a mile to the end of the dock, a desire to be in this moment peeking like the sun over my horizons. 1,588 more words


Interlude: Credit Where Credit is Due

So I’ve got a post-post for you tomorrow, but some things in the meantime:

  • Roy Moore, he who “allegedly” hit on actual children as a grown man, he who is totes cool with slavery as long as America is “great”, he who maybe doesn’t understand the swearing in process enough to explain it to his campaign staff, was narrowly defeated by Doug Jones a lot of determined men and women of color who got out the vote in spite of active voter suppression at the polls.
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Missing the Point

It’s been suggested of late that my blog is about hiking, not about race.

Um. What. 1,611 more words