Category Archives: Curmudgeonly Gems of Insight

Farming: Part 1

I have a homestead. Because it’s a verb that applies precisely in this context, it seemed logical to engage in homesteading. Don’t judge me. What people do on the privacy of their own property is their business. Continue reading

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Farm Equipment Zen: Part 1

I was an intermittent college student but unlike modern herds of overeducated meatheads, it never occurred to me to wonder whether I was “overqualified”. Time for a Curmudgeonly Gem of Insight: “There’s no such thing as overqualified, only ‘I can find a job I prefer more’.” Continue reading

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A Bad Choice

Nothing good comes from Chinese food cooked to the sounds of Lenard Skinner. Continue reading

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Angry Clown I

If you’ve got a shit job, do it well. I was excellent at my shit job because being excellent feels good. Continue reading

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Dog Logic And Firewood Levers: Part III

I was cold, stuck in the snow, and on a fools errand. I was in a Jack London story. You know what ties together all those guys who died in Jack London’s books? None were holding a long handled round pointed shovel. Losers! Continue reading

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On Levers

In a different life I was into 4×4 “rockcrawling”. Rockcrawling is to driving on dirt as gulping tequila is to sipping wine. Continue reading

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Corporal Klinger and Phil Robertson

To protest against a person due to his religious views, and to do it in the the name of ‘tolerance’ makes no sense. It’s like eating steak in the name of vegetarianism. Continue reading

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