more than fireworks This 4th of July has been interesting to watch unfold over the years. It used to be a “given.” Everyone knew that the 4th of July was the “birthday of the republic.” Independence Day. The day we celebrated the unique freedoms of living in the best country in the world. It was… Continue reading the 4th!
surface illusions… real infrastructure We’re having our dining room floor joists replaced. It’s an interesting process here in the Lowcountry, where most homes have a crawl space instead of a basement. Our house is from the mid-60s. It sits on a brick foundation which sits on a concrete footing, and underneath the house itself is… Continue reading from within
finding yours A few days ago, someone said “love should be the frequency, not fear.” That’s correct, to a degree, but “love” is not enough. You have to have a spiritual center, a higher power as they say in AA, the frequency that brings you real peace. It took me 50 years to find mine.… Continue reading different frequencies
to save our souls…. My husband is a musician and a lifelong music historian, so we listen to a lot of it, mostly rock. He’s also a night owl, and watches YouTube pretty much exclusively. He always did that, but he used to do it at his desk, on his computer. Now he watches on… Continue reading music!
and their cumulative effects At my age, the joke about “getting old is not for sissies” has just become a mantra used for comic relief. Getting old is NOT for sissies. Things may slow down, and you may be fortunate enough to have a plan in place… …but that doesn’t stop the challenges. Even transhumanism… Continue reading lifestyle choices
about the Trudeaus Perhaps we should call them the Trudeaux. LOL Look, I wouldn’t have given a flying fart about Justin Trudeau except that he’s turned into a full blown communist and he’s nominally in charge of the great big country to our north. We used to think of Canada as a sort of USA… Continue reading let’s get snarky
has a whole new meaning I’ve always thought it would be interesting to be a long haul trucker. It seemed like the perfect independent job. You pick up something one place and drive it across America (or Canada or Europe) and drop it off. You carry your lodging with you, and you’re your own boss,… Continue reading keep on truckin’
We were fortunate to be invited to a long-standing family tradition this week. It’s not our family, though they feel like it now. And it’s not our tradition, though we plan to add it to them, God willing, going forward. We were invited to a cane press. And since neither of us has ever seen… Continue reading Some old school skills may need revisiting