Increasingly disconnected from the natural rhythm of the year, people huddled in cities insist the the seasons begin and end at the solar points of the year, winter and summer solstices, spring and fall equinoxes.
In practice, the seasons are all about farming. Continue reading “Agricultural vs. Urban seasons”
We are not, in fact, torturing this poor plant to death. Continue reading “Gardening woes”
The first pseudo-real snow of the 2019-2020 winter, a cold and slushy day in Vancouver.
Nothing to do but stay inside and watch videos of sailboats in much warmer climes.
…is the family tree.
This is fine, but it is mildly amusing that 90% of the time spent on the multiple websites and services I have running (other than myself, that is,) is people to whom we are probably related. Continue reading “My most popular internet property…”
I have been considering and reconsidering all the things I would love to do with the West Wight Potter 19 #WWP19. Two or three ideas which I think would do the most to make the boat a truly useful long-distance cruiser require substantial alteration to the cabin.
But then, thinking more about it, such changes are probably not a good idea. Continue reading “Boat fantasies”
Every year they send me spam, especially now around the holidays. Sometimes it is information on how to register to vote. More often it is a beg for money. Most years it just gets added to the spam list.
Every so often, hopefully, I click on the ‘unsubscribe’ link.
It never works. Next year it is there again.
It is nearly enough to make me swear off voting.
It is winter. It is winter and I want to work on a little boat. It is winter and I want to work on a little boat, and where possible I want to ‘buy local’. And the first thing I want to buy local is a heater, but the only portable electric heater made in Canada I can find is not for sale in Canada.
Even the OEM website only sells to US postal codes in US dollars.
Yesterday we drove down to the southern end of the Kitsap Peninsula to retrieve a little trailerable sailboat. It was more an adventure than initially planned with weather, schedules, and traffic all conspiring against us. Plus, of course, it is nearly Solstice, so here in the northern hemisphere it was dark when we left, got up to a brightness of gloomy, before retreating back to dark with regions of light-to-thick fog. Continue reading “No longer boatless”
Some images are rather silly. Should they be saved for posterity? Even if the digitization also results in annoying artifacts?