The giveaways: Top photo: That’s not my leather sack; it’s my new water repellent nylon/polyester pack in front of my new water repellent long puffy coat. Bottom photo: That’s not the Mississippi Gulf Coast; it’s the Pacific Ocean. Other than that, it’s Halloween night in a small town with very little wifi, lots of rain
Blue = CCW permit reciprocity with Mississippi; Red = states that do not recognize the US constitution So I see today– at least this part of today– we are going to talk about being armed. I’ve been thinking about that very thing the last few days. Not because of Pittsburgh, though. Turns out one cannot
We’ve just returned home from our final tailgate. It was exceptional. We fed 200+ people and ran out of Texican food. That’s Matt pulling Mara in the cart we use to move things from the tailgate site to the tailgate trailer. It was her idea to ride in the cart. She’s a bit of a
A while ago I bought a new spring-loaded lid wastebasket for the kitchen. The old one had just a smidge too much duct tape holding it together. Unfortunately– and although it was pretty pricey (~$70?)– I did not do enough research on this online purchase. Turns out, the inner canister is not sized for regular
That is correct. There are five dogs. Jango,* the not lost dog, has taken to hanging out at The Farm a lot. Yesterday Little Caroline, part owner of Jango, came to the door and said, “Daddy wanted me to come over and find out if Jango made that mess.” I hadn’t been out front until
Followed The J-man as he was coming up the drive– and you’ll recall the driveway is about 2/10th of a mile long. Followed him up to the porch of the apartment where he (The J-man, not the dog) dried him off. Everyone gathered ’round the wet, shivering, blind in one eyed dog who was very
I will present this to you as it was presented to me– all at once with no warning. See the fellow in the blue shirt & red suspenders? He walked out from the kitchen with a cart of hot rolls and hollered to the crowd, “Who wants Hot Rolls?! Who wants Hot Rolls?!” At which
Augh. My first problem is, of course, what’s the point of point four? Really. What does four tenths of one percent contribute to ninety percent– especially when we’re talking about probability? Ninety out of one hundred scenarios predict this outcome. 900 out of 1000 vs. 904 out of 1000? So what? And then I was
With a weekly circulation of 1,021,638 and an approximate daily reach of seven million readers… And apparently zero editors. This is 3rd grade stuff, right?
we’re back on the Farm. And we’ve eaten an in promptue (sp?) supper and I’ve spent some time on the front stoop listening. There’s a pattern. There are pattens. The frogs are chirping again. As are the cicada. It’s hot. 85°F. Frogs are f*ucking late in the season. You should hear it! Biology. Gotta love
Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
Handmade by Daughter C
Originally posted October 12, 2015. “No other than Christopher Columbus himself.” [image downloaded from cartographic-images] A small map of the world showing Africa as far south as the Cape of Buena Esperansa, and a large map of Europe and Africa as far south as the Congo. The map is neither signed nor dated. But because
update: I forgot to mentin that Daughter C made this herself. From scratch. As in with paper & pens & pencils & paint & brushes.
It’s incredible! Handmade complete with skulls as banister ornaments, a gargoyle, door knocker– that’s Lurch, by the way– and headless woman.
See on Gab √* Collect rain water | 250 gal industrial strength barrel sitting right over there collecting free water that falls from the sky. √ Go fishing | 5 acre lake just a short walk from my desk. Dogs love it. √ Own a property | 60 acres. Granted we pay property taxes (though
Again– reposting from October, 2013 The picture book is for the children. In reading about Columbus over the last few days, I’ve come across this sentiment more than once: Every school kid knows the story of Columbus. That got me to wondering what school children might really have known about Columbus back in the crappy
[Again, from when BigFoodetc was hosted by blogspot so excuse what need to be excused.] That’s correct. Herbert George Wells, the “Father of Science Fiction.” The Outline of History Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind was first published in 1920. (This is the revised edition of 1961. Both sub-titles are correct.) Reviews were
Here’s the first of a series from 2013. Bigfoodetc.com was still on the Blogger platform so I’ve cleaned it up a bit. At the time, I captioned this thusly: “No. It’s not an obsession. It’s a mission.” Michael H. Hart’s The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History has good ole’ Christopher
and after a day of mostly rest yesterday, I have to de-talkgate the house, so I’ll be re-posting somethings from prior years. From October 12, 2015 The Toscanelli map, believed to have been carried by Columbus on his first journey. [From Christopher Columbus and How He Received and Imparted the Spirit of Discovery (orig. 1892) which