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Don’t Mess With Grandpa

I'm getting older. There is far more sand in the bottom of my hourglass than the top. I don't need a calendar to tell me this. I know it in my body.

Enya-where Is

Photo is a screenshot from Enya's Amarantine video. Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin was Born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland in 1961. We anglicize it to Enya Patricia Brennan. Many people reading this will not have heard of her. For a... Continue Reading →

Piru Creek

Oh wow! after a bit of a dry spell I have so much to blog about. Some of it might even be interesting! Today we'll start with one of my favorite wilderness hikes, Piru Creek both north and south of... Continue Reading →

Alder Creek Trail, Sespe Condor Sanctuary.

One of my favorite hiking destinations! I have been going out to the Sespe for about 35 years now. I never fail to enjoy it. It is vast, 219,000 acres of land with hundreds of miles of little used trail... Continue Reading →

Wabi-sabi – Celebration of Imperfection

Nothing in nature is perfect. Even the finest of things have flaws and most things have many flaws. If you would live in a world full of imperfection and still see beauty, you must understand the beauty in the flaws... Continue Reading →

OWLS: Grotesque

This post regards the subject of "grotesque" in anime, my Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self Respect subject for Halloween. I am not here to discuss 19th century sans serif typefaces. Grotesque means ugly, however you want to look at... Continue Reading →

Kotonoha no Niwa: The Most Beautiful Anime Ever Created

Complete and total spoiler alert!   "I now think that I was learning how to walk then, as well. One day, once I'm able to walk a far, far greater distance, I'll come for you." The Garden of Words,  Kotonoha no... Continue Reading →

A Naturist’s Adventure: From Splinter’s Cabin to Deep Creek Hot Springs and Back Again.

I've been to Deep Creek Hot Springs a fair number of times. The most common route is south from Bowen Ranch. Two and a half miles of unmaintained trails with a 500 ft. elevation gain at the top and then the... Continue Reading →

Fear, Death and Loving Life

The tortoise must stick his neck out to go anywhere. And any worthwhile journey is going to have dangers. I am going to die. I am at peace with that. Don't know when, don't know how. I do not fear... Continue Reading →

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