Monday, October 26, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Sunday, October 18, 2020
And, I might add: aidem laicos !
According to Robert Ringer (see last week's post), there is an organized conspiracy that revolves around a device whose purpose is to dull our senses and steer us away from thoughts that might inspire us to take action to BETTER our existence. The code word for this device is xobparc. I'm adding aidem laicos (which, by coincidence, is crapbox and social media spelled backward).
- Create targets for my black powder muzzle loading club shoot next weekend. Some of those targets involve created in the woodworking shop. It's also our Primitive Camp, so I need to start preparing for that.
- Pack to go up north to see older daughter and the grandkids (okay, and son-in-law, too).
- Finally, after running some errands, a pizza dinner with younger daughter.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Sunday, October 4, 2020
- Experience is a hard teacher: It gives the test first, the lesson afterward. -- Zig Ziglar
- Problems produce patience; patience produces persistence; persistence produces character; character produces hope; hope produces power. -- Zig Ziglar
- If you don't find peace in yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. -- Paula A. Bendry
Sunday, September 27, 2020
I belong to a black powder shooting club that owns forty acres in Pike County, Indiana.
Recently, we discovered that a homeless man from around the area has discovered our camp and has made it his home from time to time while no one is around.
A while back, one of our members discovered him and politely asked him to leave and never come back. We then put up a trail camera to monitor the club house and road. This weekend, we discovered that a solar light from the outhouse, all the toilet paper, a handful of hot dog roasting sticks, AND the trail cam have gone missing.
There really is no moral to this story. No Carpe diem lesson. Just a story.
Which brings me around to camping this weekend.
I usually camp in a primitive canvas tent to reenact pre-1840 history. This weekend I broke out a new “modern” tent that purchased to someday use on an overnight with grandson.
- First, it’s great to unplug. If social media is a cancer, nature is the remedy.
- Camping builds and strengthens bonds — especially around a campfire.
- Nature wakens your senses (it’s a little scary, which is good for you).
- You tend to bring too much stuff, but never exactly what you need.
- So, Camping challenges you to adapt, improvise and overcome.
- Cooking with fire is primal and just damn awesome.
- Sleeping out under the stars awakens a spiritual bond.
Today I’m back to civilization (or un-civil civilization) and I’m continuing my not-calling-it-a-boycott boycott of the NFL. Instead of watching a game, I’m going to spend three hours cleaning up my camp gear and getting ready for the next adventure.
Carpe diem Life,
Monday, September 21, 2020
Or, to be more precise, NOT watching a NFL game.
And, to be even more precise, NOT watching three or four games.
109 blocks later. Some leveling here and there. Some fixing one problem and creating two others . . .
Carpe diem Life,