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The Z Man: Monsters and Heroes

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

I often read the Z Man and also listen to his weekly podcast. He’s a whole big wad of crime think:

Again, this is not some mysterious thing that is just coming to light. It has been happening for a long time now. Here we have Silicon Valley trying to bully British media outlets to not interview Farage. Here we have a former Google exec explaining how his former employer interferes in elections. What’s happening with these tech oligopolies is not some great puzzle that has just coming to light. The monster that is savaging the people is well known, yet the king does nothing to defend his people.

Source: The Z Man

Do, of course, go read the whole thing. Spend some time over there he’s an excellent writer and thinker.

All Christians Should Mourn Bastille Day

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

So much of what we learned in school is wrong.

The Execution of King Louis

But really, should any of us that believe in liberty think that something like the French Revolution advanced the cause of freedom of the individual?

Check out this surfer

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Here’s the article.

Here’s a photo

Big Wave

This is a very enjoyable movie about surfing big waves: Riding Giants.

Renaissance Architecture and Alleys of Florence

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Renaissance Architecture and Alleys of Florence – Maggie’s Farm. Please do go read the whole post, as it’s very informative. But I’ll give the punch line away:


I need to plan that trip to Italy soon.

You can see the Eagle Ford Shale gas boom from space!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Check it out:


Eagle Ford Shale

The Eagle Ford Shale Boom from Space, Scientific American. Do go read the whole thing.

Hat tip: Bird Dog.

Santa Photos

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Santa photos rank right up there with clown photos for potentially scary stuff.

Here’s an example:

Bad Santa on White Rock Kitchens


There is a bunch more to see here: Neatorama.

A Question for Jerry

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Want to take a trip to Milwaukee?

Check out this Bloody Mary:

This is what Awesome looks like.

For $9 you get the Bloody Mary with sausage, cheese, shrimp, asparagus, celery, onion, pickle, tomato, and CHEESE BURGER! With a snit (beer chaser). Amazing.

Sobelman’s Pub (Read about it here). And why do I have to go to a UK paper to get such good and useful news on the U.S.?

The Swingers’ Guide To Islam

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The Swingers’ Guide To Islam | The Global Mail.

Yes, it is interesting.

If you’ve never read…

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The Police Log at the Arcata Eye, you should give it a try. Very funny stuff.

My Apartment…

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

I know some of you are just dying to see my new apartment!

Here it is an all its bachelor pad glory:

Dining Room

That’s my little dining area.  The balcony, obviously, is out the door.  I’m on the 3rd floor.  Or, as they say around here, the 2nd floor.  The counting here goes: ground floor, first floor, second floor.

Kitchen 1

That is the kitchen.  It’s laundry day.  Take in that range.  It is dual fuel.  When I was in the kitchen remodeling business, dual fuel ranges were primarily at the level of Wolf and Viking.  Here they are readily available at the lowest of price points.

Kitchen Again

The kitchen again, from the living room.  The dining set is just to my right from where I am standing to take this picture.

Master Bedroom

Here’s the bedroom.  One of three.  This is the largest.  The other two look very similar.  I’m washing the sheets today.  In case you are wondering, floral patterns seem to dominate.  Although there seems to be little concern about the patterns going together.  My sheets are a very nice floral pattern that completely conflicts with the curtains.

 View from Balcony

The view from the balcony.  Although I can’t see the pool very clearly, I have been here a week and know that there isn’t anything worth seeing down there.

Kitchen Window 2

Kitchen Window 1

These are two views from my kitchen window.  Here is the real important information.  That line of tall trees, about 1/2 mile away, are the beach.  The beach has shade!  It really is lovely.

For those of you that may have technical questions, ask away in the comments.  There are interesting differences in construction technique.  Most of it is due to all the buildings being constructed out of cement.  This is because of the storms.