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Thinking of Boris

Boris feature image

My yearly tribute to Boris, our big black Mastador who passed in 2019, this time featuring a new graphite portrait of the big guy.

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I Never Knew I Could Run So Fast In My Underwear

About 1:30 in the morning I’m awakened to the sound of big floppy ears swatting the side of my dog’s head. Even asleep, my ears are finely tuned to certain sounds, like gunshots, thunder, puking dogs, Salma Hayek’s sultry voice (never happened, but I’m ready if it does) and, in this case, Hudson’s shaking head. It’s HudsonSpeak for “Take me …

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Going to Montana

Montana Scenic River

My trip began with a gambling spirit, and ended with a deep appreciation of history.

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Criminally Incurious

It is halfway through year 2 KFE (Kung Flu Era), and many people appear to have moved on with their lives, and that’s good. But if you think it’s over, you’ve got another thing coming. Most of us would sure like to see the world return to pre-Kung times, but that toothpaste has already been squeezed out of the tube …

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The High Cost of Fools

Hundred Bux

I always get gas in Idaho when I’m there or passing through. The taxes in Washington state are too oppressive, and things are generally less expensive across the border. I call it the Freedom Discount. But even with the discount, prices are still crazy. I filled up a couple 5 gallon jugs for our yard tools (lawnmower, tiller, chainsaws, etc.). …

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Good People With Guns

good guns

We live in an imperfect world where bad people do bad things despite the fact there are plenty of laws against doing bad things. Many think the solution to bad people shooting good people is to take guns away from good people. That seems like poor thinking to me. Poor thinking indeed, particularly when you consider the recent school shooting …

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Maddow? Who’s that?

Rachel Maddow who is that

The Missus and I were out to dinner. We hadn’t seen The Missus’ cousin and husband for some time and had a lot of catching up to do. The conversations rolled along amiably, switching easily from one topic to another. Having touched upon tractors, forestry, and proper chainsaw sharpening, he and I were in a brief conversational hiatus, because what’s …

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Chainsaw Diary: Spring 2022

If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to, well, I’ve been up to my neck in woods for the last couple months.

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Twos-day

twos-day

The relentlessly perky morning radio hosts were going on and on about how today was 2-22-22. They also noted the low temperature was forecast to be 2° and the high temperature was expected to be 22°, which would frankly be a miracle because they’ve got just about every forecast wrong so far this year. All I know is I slept …