Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Develhell Blues

The Japanese Beetles have arrived, right on time. We enjoy just one pure bloom from the rose bushes before they are decimated. Every year, they emerge from the Kentucky Bluegrass sod that sees no milky spoor, and chow down on … Continue reading

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The HOA Blues

I live in development hell. We moved here thirteen years ago to get away from the noise of the city. It was a brand new house and we got to spec the materials. We like the house. Except for the … Continue reading

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Gimpy and Me

About three weeks ago, I noticed a red squirrel lying in my ground feeder, munching away. I thought, man, those squirrels are getting way lazy! A day or two passes, and I finally notice that the squirrel may be injured. … Continue reading

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Freaking on the NSA

I’ve been ruminating on the whole NSA freak out and a few questions strike me. One: What is terrorism? There is not one standard definition that all of our federal security forces are working from. And states have adopted their … Continue reading

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Illusions of Safety part 2

The thing I keep hearing over and over again is that “we” need all of this surveillance to “keep us safe.” Do you really believe for one moment that the government cares about your safety? When I think of a … Continue reading

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Limiting Men

The Age of Limits conference that took place over Memorial Day weekend has sparked quite a bit of buzz, especially around gender issues. I have two thoughts about it. One is the essential difference between collapsetarians and doomers. Collapsetarians think … Continue reading

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Strangelove Lives

Ah men. Even among the fractured and virtual doomer community, they just can’t help themselves. Is it that patriarchy is so embedded within our psyches, we can’t see it when it smacks us in the face? Or maybe worse, that … Continue reading

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