Here is it Friday, and I have just posted my entry for last weekend!

The week has been largely spent on my genealogy project. Attila’s family history hales partially from Finland. Researching his family history has been interesting, I do not speak Finnish! But I have found some lovely people in Finland who are guiding . . . → Read More: Finland

Innate Desire

On Sunday Attila and I spent a strenuous and happy day at the camp. Attila dug up some of the Periwinkle at the country house, which he transplanted to the edge of the drainage ditch beside the new driveway. With rain predicted all week, we are hoping the Periwinkle will take root and thrive.

As . . . → Read More: Innate Desire

Depth Perception

Yesterday I looked up from my computer screen, and out the window into the trees. I was shocked to find that I felt gratitude, gratitude for visual depth. Yesterday I noticed for the first time, on a conscious level, that I miss depth, I long for it. And not just visual depth. I also hanker . . . → Read More: Depth Perception

Vacation Plans

For months now I have been checking kijiji for used travel trailers. If the travel trailers are relatively new, people want a lot of money for them; after all they paid a lot of money for them. If the travel trailers are relatively old, people still want thousands of dollars for them. Many of the . . . → Read More: Vacation Plans


I like to collect good tips, on anything that might come in handy someday. There are how-tos, diys, and homemade instructions all over the internet. That is how I found the instructions on how to build my simple rocket stove, produce aqueous oxygen as a septic-system friendly cleaner, and how to prepare clothing for venturing . . . → Read More: Feet

Rambling: on the ground and the page.

I have been rambling about this week.

Thursday I had a lovely and relaxing visit with Harriet and my cousin Sali, and Sali’s husband and son. We spent a lovely day sitting in the sun, and chatting, catching up on news, making acquaintance. Just one of those quiet days that shine in memory. Hogan was . . . → Read More: Rambling: on the ground and the page.

Knee Trouble

I hurt my knee over a week ago. I was walking and it just gave out on me, it was very painful. The pain was significant for the first two days, and then it has been a little bit better every day since. I still have a bit of limp. but that is improving. Now . . . → Read More: Knee Trouble

Intellectual Hubris

An idea is not a complete or whole thing. It is a small snapshot, a tiny window, a snippet of a complex whole thing.

I believe this to be true.

This is why I believe that any idea or theory or dogma or thesis, or any other worded, thought based structure, is unequal, in and . . . → Read More: Intellectual Hubris

Cow Patties

The weather has been cool, mostly sunny, with lots of intermittent rain. Everywhere you look there is a lushness to the green, an abundance in the environment. I love the cooler weather, particularly when the sun is shining. One of the advantages of cool summer weather is that indoor cooking is a comfortable activity. Yesterday . . . → Read More: Cow Patties


The older I get, the more eccentric I get, or so I think.

What have I done with any spare time I have had over the last week?

I have watched a series of movies on youtube, each about an hour and a half long. Not so odd you think. Well, the thing is, they . . . → Read More: English