Posts contained in the “Modern Life” category:

Items from my life, and therefore, completely boring.

Today is Friday, April 2, 2021

Today is Good Friday, although that means nothing to me because I am an agnostic/atheist. Mostly it means that a lot of people thought I would have the day off, but as this is a religious and not a federal holiday, I did not. Nevertheless, after our last shipment was picked up around 1:45, the …read more…

Scatterseed!

The 37-year old original article

A long time ago, I thought my life would go in a different direction. I would live in the country, have a wife and a bunch of free-range kids, and we would raise all our own food and save our own seed. This has nothing to do with “prepper” movement, many of whose adherents have …read more…

The Word Machine

2020 has been a busy year for me. I’m hoping that things slow down a bit in 2021 and I get to be more creative. Anyway, I ran across The Word Machine, by Timo Van Neerden. (It’s part of his web tools package, which you can find here.) In no time at all, I came …read more…

Journals

I started writing in a journal again a while back. I started doing this‒I don’t know, maybe 18 years ago, after reading Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones. (Good book, that. I wish I still had my copy.) Following her example, I just wrote everything down in a standard 70-page school notebook. They go on …read more…

Humor in the time of Corona Virus

Because it’s necessary to laugh every once in a while.

Living Free

A long time ago, when I was quite young and didn’t know any better (I had an optimistic feeling about other people; experience has shown me that’s probably not a good idea) I was a libertarian. I admit that the idea of limited government, or even no government, appealed to the very idealistic version of …read more…

Today is Saturday, February 15, 2020

It’s been a long week. To be honest, it’s been a long month, and it’s only half over. But it’s also been a long year already, and it’s only February. That does not bode well.  Le sigh. I have been watching too much Netflix. By the time I get home, I’m just too exhausted to …read more…

No-Shopping February

My recent move convinced me of two things:  Next time I move, pack well ahead of time and hire a moving company. It’ll save my back. I have too much stuff. I guess #2 makes me a real American, doesn’t it? Most days in January, I have left work and stopped off to do a …read more…

A Guide to Binging Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One

For a long time, I’ve wanted to write an episode-by-episode guide to every Star Trek series out there, with the exception of Discovery, because I haven’t seen that one yet. (And at this point, I don’t plan to, although that could change.) Then I read Max Temkin’s article on how to watch Star Trek: Deep Space Nine …read more…

today is Sunday, January 12, 2020

The first relaxing weekend in the new apartment…time for a long relaxing walk and time to think.

Instant Pot

This isn’t meant as an endorsement, but I bought an Instant Pot. 

Beans have ensued. Lots and lots of beans.

This means I will be posting a lot more recipes in 2020. Yay!

This video has been immensely useful:

Published on 22 December 2019 at 12:38 pm

America’s Gun Laws

They really are just like this…

My life…

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more accurate depiction of my life right now.