Testing 1-2-3

I’ve decided to renovate my website, so if things are a little screwy around here for a bit, don’t be alarmed.  It’s just me messing things up. Why the buckets?  Because everybody can use buckets, right?  They’re good for tons of stuff.  Maybe not for renovating websites, but hey.  Nothing’s… Continue reading

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Wildlife worker exposes truth about rotted Mexican wolf program

Dexter K Oliver reveals some shocking truths about the Mexican wolf program in a recent editorial, Wolves Behind The Scene.  He exposes the rotten program as “a complete breach of public trust and scientific rigor”.  Over 21 years time the program has sucked up tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. Oliver,… Continue reading

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Wild vs prescribed: Your lungs don’t care

Here in the Southwest we usually have very low humidity, which means our air is extraordinarily clear.  Being able to see mountains 50 and more miles away is common.  This also means that visibility can be used to assess air quality by anyone, as long as you have an idea how far… Continue reading

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Eat and be eaten

One of the components of dough is yeast, and yeast is a living being. It has been dormant but wakes to its potential when given food and water.  Food and water — along with a few other things — are what all living things on this planet need to survive…. Continue reading

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More bread

Before I say anything about bread I want to say something about the image posted here.  This is my version of a selfie.  I take photos of my shadows and mess with them. This one particularly pleases me.  It’s called Self-portrait with yucca crown.  It would make a great album cover… Continue reading

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Bread

This.  THIS.  This is the bread I’ve been looking for. You might recall that I’ve been trying to make the perfect loaf of bread for some time.  I started out decades ago wanting to duplicate the San Francisco sourdough I had gorged on for so many years.  It was a… Continue reading

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So Happy I Could Cry

♪ I’m So Glad (Skip James, ca 1931) YouTube What is it about joy that has such power to make me teary-eyed? How can I be grinning like a maniac as I’m hauling wood from the woodpile in a wind so cold it freezes my snot? I want to ask… Continue reading

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Let it blow

Today is one of those blustery winter days that remind me yeah, it’s still winter. Blast it. Which is what it’s doing out there — blasting frigid winter wind that shoots down the barrel of my valley and through the walls of my straw bale house. Making me vow, yet once… Continue reading

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Isabelle the Traveler

Update on Isabelle.  She doesn’t live with me anymore.  Aha — bet that comes as a surprise.  But there’s a story to it (of course there is) and when you know it I think you’ll agree that not only is Izzy a traveler but that it’s right that she’s now… Continue reading

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