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The Winter of Sleep

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Have you had enough of the headache we refer to as the Great US Election of 2020? I certainly have. So much noise and theatrics on both sides of the dividing line that continues to grow wider every day. The news - hogwash at it's finest. There is no real news, or at least very little that is good available compared to the sea of theatrics, posturing, and name calling from all sides. Even if you see something in front of your own eyes and/or ears - you can't trust that any of it is real. Skepticism is truly an asset when confronted by all the blathering available. Now here we are at a point where no one can trust anyone, yet we have some politicians who would like everyone to keep an eye on everyone else and what they might be doing that could be considered offensive or selfish. Neighbors...

Old Man Winter Waits for Thee.

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The country is divided. This is not a new revelation. Covid19 is spiking across the continent - as it has around the world. Social distancing has resulted in job loss, small business closures, educational difficulties, and the year has been very bad for many. This is without even factoring in many deaths, and health impacts we may not fully understand for a long time. Depression and burnout have also taken a toll. Basically, this year hasn't been that great. Unfortunately, this challenge could carry over to next year. Look on the bright side - it couldn't get much worse - could it? One thing we do know however is that for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it will probably get much colder. I can hear the wind howling as I sit here working in my dimly lit but cozy shop. One light i...

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...

Hey Hey Toil and Trouble

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It's dark and rainy here in the north. This is perfect weather for enjoying some football or possibly some old classic horror movies. October always starts out cold and spooky - perfect for reading, listening to late-night radio or podcasts nowadays. The news is getting progressively weirder, now we just saw the US President leave the hospital and waive to his supporters as he passed by. It shouldn't be long before the fake news media spins a tale on this development. Who really cares anymore? The news is now more creative theater than responsible reporting. This is why I think more people are seeking out other forms of entertainment and focusing more on their own immediate circumstances. For me, I tend to focus on working. I like to work on my own projects, get things ready for wi...
Night belongs to the Toads

Night belongs to the Toads

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I hope everyone had a good summer and hopefully avoided getting knocked down in one way or another from the ever present virus. This summer presented a good opportunity to get some work done around the house and start preparing for what could be a gloomy Fall and Winter. I did a lot more traveling for work than I was able to this past Spring so I could get as much work done as possible before the next spike. What I really needed to do was update my home setup while there are still equipment and resources available. I often work late into the night, or at least it seems that way. It basically gets progressively darker in the cold months as you head north. I prefer to be off the road if the weather is bad if I can, so working out in my shop with a hot cup of tea or strong black coff...