• the latest blah blah blah

    April 10, 2021 by

    Greetings from Teslin! Some may have noticed that i have deleted facebook, twitter,  and whatsap. Social media used to keep me company and i found a lot of the content interesting and stimulating but lately the views of the people i enjoy following have been restricted by the giant social media companies like facebook twitter… Read more

  • “desperate optimism”

    January 18, 2021 by

    I read waaay too many articles, but the upside is i come across a few real gems now and then. I hope you enjoy the following as much as i have, particularly the ancient quotes from a certain Andrew D White, of 1912 fame and glory. More than a few writers have noted the similarities… Read more

  • the great… disconnect

    December 12, 2020 by

    The great reset disconnect… It has been pointed out that a spruce tree is a better survivor in an ice storm than is, to pick an example, a poplar, and why is that so? The boughs of the spruce sweep downwards and are designed to flex under load, and so, their load of ice and snow, when… Read more

  • burning questions

    November 21, 2020 by

    It is time, at least at this latitude, to relax with a nice hot cup beside a good-sized stove, and think about what i’d like to do to those mischievous imps who are laughing their overlord heads off at the gullibility of a public so hopped up on MSM that they are mortified at the… Read more

  • the berry-pickin’ fool

    August 15, 2020 by

    Pandemic practise does have it’s side benefits it seems, as a couple of enjoyable days spent with my lovely daughter demonstrated recently. On the first day we visited my old fishing grounds and returned with a few nice pike fillets, which, after removing the fillets and the y-bones from the fillets, we put through the… Read more

  • now what?

    July 25, 2020 by

    Back in 1998 when we first moved into Teslin, Yukon, the sight of the bridge covered in recreational vehicles was not at all unusual. Often, three, four or five large rvs would occupy the bridge at a time, many with trailers, some the length of the pulling rv would jockey for passing space on the… Read more

  • you could learn a lot from starvation! I did.

    April 15, 2020 by

    I learned some excellent lessons back in 1980 which have made a big difference in my decision-making ability, and even though i have made a lot of terrible decisions in the intervening years, there are still a few lessons i have not forgotten, and doubt i ever will… The winter of 1980 was a bad… Read more

  • after midnight…

    March 29, 2020 by

    “when a bit of sunshine hits ye, after passing of a cloud; when a bit of laughter hits ye, and yer spine is feelin’ proud; don’t forget to up and fling it, at a soul that’s feelin’ blue; fer the minute that ya fling it, it’s a boomerang fer yew!” Demi and Clarke were pretty… Read more

  • low level learning: report

    March 8, 2020 by

    shortened attention spa In a recently-released study by the LLL Institute (low level learning) it was determined that people in general cannot maintain focus on a monologue which lasts longer than 30 minutes. According to senior fellow Douglas Martens, it was determined that after only ten minutes of his informative dissertations on any topic, listeners… Read more

  • fiat is finished

    February 25, 2020 by

    While it is true that there has always been a gap between the privileged and the less so, the time has come to recognize that our present system of central banks printing debt from thin air and charging interest on it with no possible means of repayment of the debt or the interest built into… Read more

  • here’s what separates the men from the boys!

    January 12, 2020 by

    Went out on a hike today. I covered about 5 miles or so, 8 kms for you kanuckistanian readers out there. It’s just a neat experience to see the trail going past with the sunlight streaming through the branches, the snow crunching loudly underfoot, catching a glimpse of a mouse trail, pine marten tracks, lynx… Read more

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