Category Archives: Philosophy

The Victorian Farm

One of my favorite farming documentaries has to be the Victorian Farm that was produced by the BBC. It features three primary hosts:┬áhistorian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn. These folks work a historical farm in England … Continue reading

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Homesteading VS Prepping

Somewhere in the gestalt of the back of my brain three things came together for me this week. Recently, out of curiosity, we went to the AZ Prepper Fest. It was an interesting experience. I was also asked recently by … Continue reading

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Technology overload

So, it appears that I’m terrible at taking my own advice. Does this suprise you? It shouldn’t.   Right now I’m sitting in an airport getting ready to fly out on a business trip for the week. I loathe business … Continue reading

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Spring into action!

While our winter season is one for tending tools and contemplation, Spring is really a call to action! It’s one of my favorite times of year in the garden because new plants are sprouting, existing plants are coming out of … Continue reading

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Inbetween Seasons

The recent heavy January cold, though much milder here in Arizona, was enough to do in the last of the tomato plants. Our bedded arugula and some of the other veggies survived it just fine. In fact a few vegetables, … Continue reading

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Gun ownership dilemmas

So, we do not presently own any firearms. My wife and I have discussed on a few occasions whether or not we should have one. She’s actually fired a proper gun. I’ve shot an air pump pellet gun. I inherently … Continue reading

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I see plans within plans…

I’m a planner. Sometimes I plan too much. A lot of it comes from my background in software development, but most of it has been learned over the years keeping all my projects straight in my head. My wife has … Continue reading

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Living simply is harder than you’d think.

I wish I could come up with a concise definition for what I mean by living simply but the words continually escape me. The irony is that what I mean by living simply is really a seriously complex set of … Continue reading

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Debt is your greatest enemy: Other revolving debt

Debt is such a bizarre thing. The better you can manage it the more people are offering to let you accumulate it. Never has anyone said, “Hey, you’re brilliant with money so let me just give you a bunch of … Continue reading

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Debt is your greatest enemy: Car Loans

Repeat after me: “I will never lease a car! I will never lease a car! I will never lease a car!” If you lease a car you might as well open your front door and empty out your wallet on … Continue reading

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