As is always the case after yet another gun massacre, I have been thinking about sane and pragmatic ways to approach the heated and divisive 'debate' ('vehement shouting match' is more descriptive) that predictably awakes from slumber with each atrocity. This time around, I've done some deeper research into the historical framing of the Second … Continue reading Another Gun Massacre – Oops! We let it happen again!
I've been quite impressed with a lot of the writing I've encountered on Medium, so decided to publish a piece I wrote on the nature of love and codependence - https://medium.com/@elektronen/i-love-you-is-a-potion-filled-vial-a2ebfc95b3b9
I've been quite focused on thermal gain/loss the last couple of years, as I started grappling with the reality of keeping a fiberglass travel trailer livable in a 'four-season' context, i.e. when it gets as cold as -10F at night, and more recently as I've been gradually outfitting a 8x12 cedar shed as an office … Continue reading insulation and energy usage: understanding the practical significance of R-value
Since reading an article in this month's "Atlantic" (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/04/lessons-of-the-hermit/517770/) about a fellow in Maine who lived as a hermit in the woods for 27 years, I've been thinking about how I frame my own understanding of the concept, and progress on steps toward realizing it. I've also been looking for a way to frame the … Continue reading seclusion’s necessary trinity
The impetus to kick off another blog (my 2nd on WordPress, and 6th or 7th if you add in Blogger to the tally), is where we are today, the 10th day of the Trump American Imperium™. I am no stranger to political protest and resistance. Starting with Bush the First and the skullduggery of Edwin … Continue reading A new age of resistance