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one witch down …

In 1994 career politician and San Francisco organized crime denizen Dianne Feinstein was re-elected to represent some Californians in the USofA Senate. That is when I began to realize that the place I was born and raised my children in did not fit me. Giving credit where it is due, her RE-election inspired me to move to a state where more people were like me. Idaho was a bunch better, and Montana a bit later was even more so. That’s it. The positive things I can say, write or think about her have officially been exhausted. You might note that the image to the left is from the evil one about five years ago. Her amassed wealth at our […]

mushroom giants

Amazing nature delivered these big boys to my yard this week. This impressive pair quite literally just popped up in the last couple of days. In the adult education class I took on mushroom cultivation, I learned that the above-ground part we see, and think of as being the mushroom is actually the reproductive part of a very much larger organism living underneath it. As I began this post I realized there was no perspective, so I added a tennis ball and re-took the photo of the pair. I have never seen any remotely close to this large, in fact none even as big as the ball in all these years. I am taking chances by sharing this. Some […]

human trafficking, pedophiles

I am posting here on the ugly side of the protected class. You might notice that while Epstein and Maxwell were convicted of both crimes, as far as the courts, and enforcers are concerned, THERE WERE NO CUSTOMERS. THIS, I believe, defines the primary divide between Trump supporters and the rest of the swamp creatures. As far as I can tell from his and their actions, there is not much else in the way of differentiation, but that is obviously enough to have them pull out all the stops in attacking. I share here some news headlines and bits on the subject: Pope Francis has declared that child rapists are ‘God’s chosen people’ and has urged Christians to treat […]

Pain is my friend

No, I am not one of those… However, by mid-life I figured out something really important about how to operate this machine I occupy… that pain is a valuable partner in healing the various injuries I subject my body to. If it hurts, don’t do it. I smashed my finger during a move, went to my ex-San Diego Chargers Physicians Assistant. He offered me pain meds as soon as I told him what I was there for. I declined. Without examination, he then told me with great confidence that it was not broken. He knew that because I declined the drugs. I asked if we could take a picture anyway. With one look at the x-ray showing multiple broken bones […]

some things elude quantification

Early this week I shared bits of a personal exercise wherein I attempted to quantify, weigh my time management. As I mentioned there, blogging did not land anywhere near the top. It in fact seems to be near or at the bottom of things I objectively think I should be doing. Yet here I am. I just finished a review of the list I created, made some modifications, but still came up with no justification for doing what I am doing at this moment. My difficulty lies in quantifying community service, building a team with survivable potential, calling out warnings, or some Paul Revere-ish driving mechanism inherent in my psyche. There is another part of me that HATES BULLIES. […]

Emergency Broadcast System WARNING!

The video below is an important warning. Heeding it is nearly effortless, but does require we do pay attention and take very simple actions on the afternoons of October 4th, and October 11th. At 2:22 pm Eastern Daylight Time (12:22 pm Mountain Daylight Time), the Emergency Broadcast System (EBC) has a “test” scheduled which, according to the information in this video, will contain a non-audible high frequency signal with deleterious effects on humans, possible animals and certainly those people who have been injected with “vaccines” containing hydracells and graphene. Watching this video (and taking the simple actions described therein) may be one and a half minutes priceless to you and yours: There have been uncountable warnings about the destructive effects […]

Darby Adult Ed classes

This semester I am offering three classes through the Darby Adult Education program. Their local reach is great with direct mail flyers going to every mailbox in the Darby zip code. I notice their website is not functioning, so I will do a little boosting of my class offerings here. Community Threat Workshop-Probability/Severity Exercise Instructor will explain the Probability/Severity exercise format, then lead a participatory workshop designed to assess and with potential disruptions to our community. The group with then develop action items for highest level threats. Instructor: Ted Dunlap Day(s): Saturday Dates: September 30 (1 class) Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 am Location: Darby Community Public Library Meeting Room Student Fee: $4.00/$2.00 seniors 60+ Materials/Material Fee: None Two Way […]

setting priorities

Prior to “retirement” I have no idea how I found time for anything but income-producing work, but somehow I did. As I have heard and read from numerous retirees, we are so busy now we have a hard time imagining how we did it all back then. Recently asking myself why my ToDo list is stuck at 4 pages long, I took a couple steps back to quantify that question and the answers. As a more analytical than average guy, here is how I approached that. I headed my chart “Quantifying the intersections of passion, utility and economy.” Then listed the skillsets, toolsets, activities and feelings about them that I currently have… on a spreadsheet so I could do some […]

Grandma gets her Motorcycle endorsement

While demonstrating zero interest in riding her own bike and only a little in pillion, my wife’s brother (major HOG guy) delivered a 1978 Honda XL75 to her. On June 30th he and I strapped it onto the motorcycle lift with the rear tire not touching and ran her through the operation thereof. She immediately began researching all things about riding, and signed up for the first available beginner class and DMV written test appointment. Manual choke, hand clutch, foot shift, separate front and rear brakes with hand and foot … imagine all the foreign things there are to learn. Next was a month of my driving what eventually got named “Piglet” to the unused school parking lot where she […]