Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mid Winter Baby Steps

After getting on the treadmill yesterday I am inspired this morning to do it again, yet I am holding myself back and will wait for another day to pass. My feet are a little sore and I know how important … Continue reading

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Exercise, Getting back on the Horse

So after 3 whole months without working out I am once again back on board. Although I only walked 20 minutes on the treadmill it is still the spark I needed to slowly work my way back into the world … Continue reading

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Tax Seasonal Disorder

With TAX Season quickly moving towards it’s mid April deadline along with it comes an increased sense of stress. This whole process disturbs me even though I never seem to have any problems paying my taxes. Waiting on W-2’s and … Continue reading

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A Minimalist Prepper

I write a great deal about both living a minimalist life or “simple living”, and also survival and prepping. The question is do they go hand in hand? With minimalism I try to keep my material possessions to a minimum, … Continue reading

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Darkness breeds Darkness

OK, I have to admit that lately I have been in quite a writer’s slump. I think it may as simple as a seasonal condition with living under the clouds each day as we make our way through winter. Darkness … Continue reading

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The Practicality of a Folding Bicycle

With an average commute to and from work each day that brings me close to two whole hours spent on the road it would be foolish to believe that my vehicle would not break down. With this in mind I … Continue reading

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We are Talking Water (Part 5) Water Collection

Even if you believe that you have enough water this shouldn’t stop you from trying to attain more. If you already have a swimming pool then you don’t much to worry about but if you don’t their are other ways … Continue reading

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The Shake- Day 1 – 10:00 AM

Here we are just hours after a major earthquake that has appeared to had reaped havoc upon the Oregon Coast and most likely Northern California and Southern Washington as well. As we continue to listen to the news reports that … Continue reading

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We are Talking Water (Part 4) The Toilet

Each day we go an visit our friend the toilet countless times. We conduct our business and simply push a handle and get on with our lives. For the most part we really don’t want to think about all of … Continue reading

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Do you Pick your Nose?

Being a poor kid living in a large city certainly brought about certain challenges, but on the other side of the picture our little group definitely found ways of entertaining ourselves. I remember one Saturday morning we we down town … Continue reading

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