Sunday, August 10, 2014

Online presence

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I haven't been doing much posting here lately.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sunset thunder clouds

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Strength training

There is a Zen saying:
"Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water."
Given our chosen style of life, I find myself chopping wood and carrying water quite often. Not that I'm complaining, on the contrary I find working my body very enjoyable.

In fact I see this becoming the next strength training fad. The "Chop wood, carry water workout." LOL!

I had to look up how much water weighs after we made this photo. Turns out about 8.3 pounds per gallon. So these six gallon containers are about 50 pounds each. 

Too bad I haven't found the Zen saying corresponding to an aerobic exercise yet. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Resistance is futile

For much of my life, the idea of machine/human integration was something from a horror flick.

But lately, I see more and more about it in the news. Lots of folks seem eager to embrace it. Many of our recent movies portray it in a favorable light.

But I can tell you with absolute certainty that I will not have anything of it. No piece of computer will ever be implanted in my body. In fact you can sum up my response to this issue like so;


Monday, January 20, 2014

Home phone

We have a home phone. It's that Straight Talk deal, $15 for unlimited talk.

We like it a lot. The service is inexpensive and it works very well. We've had absolutely no problems with it.

The thing that surprises me is that many folks seem to have forgotten what "home phone" means. LOL!

It's attatched to the wall, it doesn't go anywhere. Yet quite often we get people asking why we didn't answer our phone while we were out.

And it's not just young folk either. My Grandmother (who still admonishes us to call collect, is that even an option anymore?) does this as well.

It's very funny to me that what was the norm only a very few short years ago is now almost completely forgotten.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Labor saving devices

While I was cutting up that tree with my axe, I realized there really is no such thing as a labor saving device. Because almost every modern labor saving device requires power (fuel) of some sort which costs money.

So in that regard they are really only labor swapping devices.

Sure I could have that tree cut up in 10 minutes with a chainsaw. But I'd have to have a full time job to pay to run the thing!

I think I'll stick with my manual options that don't cost money.