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About Adaptive Curmudgeon

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Chickadees And Squirrels: Part 4

The dog calmed down immediately. I retrieved the cat. “Come! Here!” “Yowwwlwlll I’m hungry.” It was no use trying to coax the cat. I picked up stroke kitty, carried it over, and set it on the ground. “I’m hungry. I … Continue reading

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Chickadees And Squirrels: Part 3

Winter hasn’t been kind to our outdoor cats. We’re down to one. That particular cat has been a total shithead all it’s life and nobody likes it; which explains its karma now. It’s a kitten that showed up one day … Continue reading

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Chickadees And Squirrels: Part 2

The problem with birdfeeders is that they attract critters other than chickadees. Generally I don’t care. Birdfeed won’t break the bank. If sparrows or blackbirds or whatever take some food I can live with it. Unfortunately the dog can’t quite … Continue reading

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Chickadees And Squirrels: Part 1.5

On a dreary tax day we all need Ray Stevens:

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Chickadees And Squirrels: Part 1

I like chickadees. They’ve got balls. They’re the toughest little buggers out there. Few creatures are as plucky and cheerful as the half ounce of concentrated indomitable moxie that is a chickadee. Deep wilderness or urban backyard? It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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A Political Lull

I’ve reduced my political writing for a while. This isn’t because we’ve had a collective outbreak of competence and sanity. (Nor have I suddenly become wise and risen “above it all”.) Rather, it’s timing. Now is a time when politics … Continue reading

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My Woodsplitter Goes to Eleven: Part 13: Success!

Here’s the final product: The original puny little 8″ tires have been replaced by 12″ high speed tubeless tires (4.8-8 to 4.8-12). The wheels now have a five bolt lug nut pattern. The center of the hubs has been moved … Continue reading

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