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Viking Funerals, Chicago and Puppets Like Biden

Viking Funeral

I like the idea of a Viking Funeral. They’re considering legalizing them in Maine, and that’s great. We should do the same here in Washington. Out here on The Mountain (that’s what we we call our wooded compound), we have lots of bonfires in Fall, Winter and Spring. There’s always wood and slash to burn. Trees die and get cut …

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Irrational Fear Is the New American Pastime

Spokane County Covid Numbers

Irrational fear is driving America crazy. I don’t know why I keep posting about the Kung Flu. I don’t want to keep writing about it, but I can’t escape it. I’m like a midget in a crowded elevator: it’s constantly being thrust in my face and there’s nothing I can do. I’m sick of it. And clearly the government can’t …

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Growing Old Gracefully

Open Mike Growing Old

Am I growing old gracefully? Not sure. All I know is I’m feeling old today. I turned 59 a few months ago. Last night I realized I’m still telling people I’m 58. Not because I’m avoiding the truth. Not because I’m fooling myself. Because I forgot. It’s not dementia that made me forget. I’m still in full control of my …

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Porcupine Removal Part 2

Hudson more porcupine quills

Last week I conducted a porcupine removal operation because not two days after his encounter last week, Hudson did it again. The first time he came away with 49 quills. This time the count was a bit less, only 40 quills. We knew by the size of the quills that it was a baby porcupine, or at least not fully …

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Hiking With Dogs

Hiking with dogs

The Missus and I love to go hiking with dogs. Usually our hiking season is July – early September, but this year it will be scaled back a bit. Why? Beorn, our Bernese Mountain Dog, is recovering from his second knee surgery in two years. He needs time to build his strength back. Hudson looking forward to hiking and more …