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To Encourage The Others

a wood pile

What does splitting firewood have to do with eighteenth century British Admirals and present day Afghanistan? I’m glad you asked!

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How To Destroy the Home Rental Industry

rent feature

Saw on the news tonight that rents in Spokane are very high and availability is very low. The reporter didn’t really have a clue but presented her idiocy with confidence and verve.

Hot All Week

temperatures

This morning at 10:00 a.m. I checked the temperature in the shade of our deck. It said 90°(F). That’s 90°. In the shade. At ten in the morning. I don’t enjoy heat waves. My comfortable temperature range goes from 25° to 85°. So while I’m cool with cool, hot ain’t so hot. These temperatures are supposed to stay with us …

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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 …