My latest graphite drawing of a rock formation in North Idaho I’ve been enjoying for years.
How Nuclear War Nearly Ruined My Anniversary
It was late September, 2022. The Missus, the dogs, and I were camping in Farragut State Park in northern Idaho. The weather was beautiful with warm days and cool nights that herald the approach of fall and the reluctant passing of summer. We were there to enjoy nature and celebrate our 30th anniversary. On that day, we decided to drive to the east side of the lake, looking for a way to an isolated campground …
Google Is Shit
Recently, I posted a new T-shirt design on TeePublic, a site that offers artist designs on T-shirts and other items. The design (above) is a parody of a certain popular search site that rhymes with Boogle. I think it’s pretty funny, not to mention true. Unfortunately, the soulless automatons at Koogle were not pleased, and I received an email from TeePublic informing me the design was removed at Noogles request, claiming the design… get this… …
Forestry Project Update
We’re closing in on the last few days of thinning our forest. We can finally see the trees for the forest, and it looks like we’ll meet our deadline!
Spring time is tree-cutting time
Our five-month winter has finally packed up and moved out. Talk about over-staying your welcome. It started the first week of November. The snow fell, and it still hasn’t completely left. In fact just a couple weeks ago it added another foot and a half. Personally, I think a nice white Christmas is nostalgic and pleasant enough. Heck, even a snowy New Year is fine with me since we usually stay home anyway. And I …
One Single-Step for Man, One Cumulative Selection for Mankind
Last week John Wilder presented a challenging post talking about the protein/enzyme RuBisCo (you can read his post here). It is the remarkable protein in plants that breaks down CO2 and is essential to life on Earth. In the post he argued that the probabilities of RuBisCo folding itself properly to do what it does were astronomically high and therefore signified the intentional actions of a higher power, God. Here is John’s summation: It is …
My First Oil Painting in a Decade
My first attempt at oil painting after over a decade of other things.
The cold grip of winter is slowly giving way to spring, and myself and the dogs are very happy about it.