Spring, or Something Like it…

From my stand-up desk I can see that the traces of yesterday's 2+ inches of snow are already fading away like a bad dream. We learned the hard way that the crocus and tulip bulbs I planted last fall are a vole's favorite food. As a bonus lesson, I had mulched them with a nice … Continue reading Spring, or Something Like it…


Out of the Storms – Into the Unknown

We have not posted anything in a long, long time. We are still alive, though! 2017 was an eye-opening year. The reason we never did any blogging after last March - and we deleted our Facebook page later in the year - was simply life didn't let us maintain an online presence beyond Instagram. To … Continue reading Out of the Storms – Into the Unknown

C’est moi!

So, I turned 40. And that amounted to nothing much different except that we had a nice excuse to take a break on a couple of days to celebrate. Nothing was really speaking to me in terms of ways to properly mark the occasion until I learned that Buddy Wakefield had booked a show in … Continue reading C’est moi!

One Month Down…

We're one month into 2017. Dani and I have been diligent in our work, although we have also made sure to get enough fun in to keep ourselves from going crazy. It's all been book work, online research, copious note taking and working with software. But the real, physical side of things are beginning to manifest. … Continue reading One Month Down…

A Look Back, a Look Forward

2016 opened with Dani and me quite a ways apart from each other. On January 1st I said goodbye to Green Gulch Farm of the San Francisco Zen Center. I had spent five days there as a rogue (unnofficial) volunteer in the kitchen, clandestinely sleeping in a very frigid Charley where I wasn't even supposed … Continue reading A Look Back, a Look Forward

Picture Pages – Volume …Since September

When people ask what we've been up to, I find I'm always a bit dumbstruck and I can rarely enumerate more than a few items before trailing off and wondering to myself what HAVE we been up to lately. On the one hand, I know we're keeping plenty busy because I feel remarkably well-adjusted at … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume …Since September

Remember, Remember!

The FOURTH of November??? No, that's not quite how it goes. But that is a significant date. Thanks to the annals of Facebook, we have recently realized that 4 November 2015 is the day we rolled into Tulsa, OK, which was an oasis of friends, family, and memories for me to share with Lance about … Continue reading Remember, Remember!

Simple Solutions to Zeno’s Paradoxes?

This post is a celebration of nerdery; it's a sign that our hard labors are nearing their end for the season. I need mental exercise to keep my soul content much like Dani needs physical exercise to keep her body content. I got plenty of exercise in my tasks of our divide-and-conquer homesteading efforts this … Continue reading Simple Solutions to Zeno’s Paradoxes?

Not Eating the Couch

"I firmly believe that we all need to find something to do in our lives that stops us from eating the couch." ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Rest assured, the couch is safe. For now. What Ms. Gilbert is referring to in the quote above is how a creative mind that isn't busy … Continue reading Not Eating the Couch

Time Marches On. Strap On Your Boots.

It's a little hard to keep in mind all the aspects of what has been transpiring here for the past three or so weeks. It's also hard to keep up on writing with everything else that's going on - to say nothing of the things that still need to happen before winter! Since we last … Continue reading Time Marches On. Strap On Your Boots.