Before and After, four years into the design

Most appropriate lyrics and music to go with this blog?

Ripple, Box of Rain, Uncle John’s Band

Hi Dawn,
Signed the papers on the property yesterday.  Here’s a picture of it, with lots of fluffy clouds.

= )


Well it’s done then. The telling of a story that one man tells himself when he’s gone and done it; signed […]

By |December 30th, 2016|Blog|4 Comments|

Grounded Optimism

Sagittarius in Saturn graces us with creativity and truthfulness and Jupiter in Libra reminds us it’s also all about balance and fairness along with all that expansive optimism.

I’ve had the occasion to notice some very strange concepts paraded around by inhabitants of this country as a model of how things should be, and some […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Blog|4 Comments|

Yee Haa

In this space of quietude – and it surely is – other than the occasional car coming by (20 per day is busy) the most notable outdoor sounds are: crickets, song birds, coyotes, quail, leaves on the trees rustling. Indoor sounds are: running water for dishes, the wood stove rocketing along, the soft galumphing […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Blog|1 Comment|

Catching up

This will be the last installment to move us backwards through time to the month of August. After this we’ll catch up to real time and move forward in the next post.


We live in the channeled scablands in the shrub steppe desert. There haven’t been forests here for millions of years, however, we heat […]

By |October 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Sailing on the Oceans of eastern Washington

Open a window and you can hear it; the rise and fall of the waves as they drift up, crest, and crash down the other side in repeated rhythmic crackles and booms. It can lull you to sleep or drive you mad, depending upon the day. The only sound missing is the clanking of […]

By |October 9th, 2016|Blog|2 Comments|

What’s in front of you, Putting Out Fires

There’s a wild bird caged in the bathroom. Last night around 8:30 she kept crashing into the large north windows in the pitch black and three cats sat on the deck waiting for her to fall. I scooped up the large blue ladder in the corner of the living room, went outside and set […]

By |October 7th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment|
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    Cider Press, gathering apples…making cider in the Desert…

Cider Press, gathering apples…making cider in the Desert…

Happy Autumn, it’s been awhile since the last post, in fact two months and a ridiculous amount of projects moved forward, life events, permaculture, and many thoughts, so in the next few weeks I’ll be posting what, where & how starting with what we’re up to right now and moving backwards through time to […]

By |October 2nd, 2016|Blog|1 Comment|

Full Berry Moon Month

After last month’s post, Connie wrote to me and said this:

Best thing we can do is grow as much of our own food as possible, shop second hand and forget about the assholes.  I try not to pay too much attention to the lost souls in politics because I figure they are in their […]

By |July 29th, 2016|Blog|2 Comments|

Why I am a recovering Libtard and why your blind side will be blind sided

Best night of my life? Well at least in the top 10, attending the 2008 Election night party at the Showbox in Pioneer Square, Seattle. We won. We changed History. It felt good.

Best lesson of my life? Being used as a Liberal tool and finally coming to terms with how that went down.

Best way […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Blog|3 Comments|

A Most Beautiful Day

In the early hours of yesterday’s morning I was able to snap this picture.

One moment in the lives of three beings on Planet Earth,

in a Solar System, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy,


in the Local Galaxy Group (Milky Way, Andromeda, Triangulum)

located in the Virgo Supercluster.

So much to think about, so much […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Blog|2 Comments|