Monthly Archives: May 2014

Footnote on my ‘fortuity’ post

On a ¬†related notion I have another, but highly unrelated, example of fortuity. I love my Kindle (the Paperwhite, don’t like the Fire especially camping where I can’t recharge it, long battery lifetime is a critical feature for my needs). … Continue reading

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I believe in fortuity

I’ve pondered about what word/concept I’d like to use for the circumstances that sometimes things happen that you don’t expect or predict but that happen to be just what you want or need at that moment. This has happened to … Continue reading

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Quick look at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

In car with laptop perched on my knee in Medora, North Dakota so no writing, just a few pics. Lots of blue sky to see above all the buttes, nice in springtime with all the grass. This one is typical. … Continue reading

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More whining ranchers!

While stuck in Rapid City I’ve had lots of time to read news (here¬† (Land Grab, as the headline screams, whose land is it anyway, MINE, as citizen, let the ranchers show their titles if they want to claim it) … Continue reading

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Advice to new grads

I saw this article about 10 best places for new grads. I beg to differ and I’ll tell you why. The article puts a lot of emphasis on housing cost, certainly not a minor consideration, but in the long run … Continue reading

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South Dakota is more interesting than it first seems

Not very many people live in South Dakota, but a lot of people drive across it going somewhere else. A few come to the tourist attractions in the western part of the state, often on their way to other vacation … Continue reading

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Why isn’t this frankenfood generating outrage?

I saw an amusing article that a seed company has created a hybrid food, a crossbreed between kale and brussel sprouts they’re calling Kalettes. Now even though kale and brussel sprouts are already hybrids derived from a common ancestral plant … Continue reading

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