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A Cold Light in the Damp Dark Night.

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It is the dark time. October is almost over and Halloween Night is not far off. The nights are noticeably colder, and the night air is damp and windy. When it isn't raining you can hear the leaves winding across the land. When it is raining you can hear the far off distant sound of thunder and the wind gusting through the trees. It's usually a good night for some hot tea and a warm hoodie. It feels dark and gloomy all day. Sometimes we have a break and there is some sun pushing through the clouds, but usually not enough to dry out the wet soggy ground. So begins the muddy season here in the swamp. With a good pair of muck boots and a rain-resistant jacket, you can easily handle the transition between warm dry summer weather and freezing cold snow. This is the in-between, sort of the w...

Kalm Before the Storm

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Even with the hot humid weather we were still able to get a lot of work done around the house this summer. You think you've got plenty of time to get ready for winter if you wait for the cooler Fall weather, but that's not always a good plan. Rain can slow down some of the outdoor work, and usually something always comes up that you might not have expected. This season has been the strangest that I can remember. Just getting ready for cold weather is enough of a challenge. Throw in all the strange events of the last 8 months, and it changes the way you go about even the simplest things like going to the hardware store. Lumber seems to be a hot commodity, and practically everything seems to be a little more costly if available at all. There's no travel vacation this year, it's ...
We’re all lost, but it’s all right.

We’re all lost, but it’s all right.

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This is the summer of noise, chaos, intimidation, and denial. False prophets and intimidation surf the airways on a sea of Fake News and failed revolutions. The “new normal” isn’t new, and it’s far from normal for the western world. These are symptoms of fear: fear of change. It’s not the change you hear about every day in the media, it’s the change that we were warned about in the last century. The way we work is changing. The processes for which we buy, consume and sell abruptly transformed in a matter of months if not weeks. We are slowly easing our way into total reliance on technology for everything we do, everywhere we go, and everything we know - about ourselves and what others know about us. All this information on everything and anything churning and processing through the ma...

Change is a Monster!

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Welcome to the inner sanctum. My remote office away from home across the wet, muddy path that leads to the shed within a shed. A fortress of solitude where one can contemplate complex and fascinating problems that have baffled even the most brilliant intellectual sectors. Under a dimly lit LED that reflects off the 70's SciFi influenced aluminum foil bubble wrap that insulates each wall, I toil away as the wind howls, thunderclaps, and rain beats against the outer hull. (for this inner sanctum reminds me of a ship adrift on a sea of perplexities) Well used computers and monitors display multiple terminal screens of data. Information on many things relegated to the command line or the shell - some trivial and some of the intrigue. Processed bits and bytes of standard output regardi...