That’s a well-known exhortation by the late President Theodore Roosevelt. He was all about actually doing something yourself, rather than expecting (or electing) others to do it for you. I’ve tried to live up to his advice, not always successfully, but always with a better outcome than if I hadn’t tried at all. The… Continue reading “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”
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An excellent perspective on the breakdown of our society
(This article will deal with matters of religious faith, so if you’re not into that, you might want to skip it.) Fellow author and Christian John C. Wright has penned a magnificent essay, one of the best I’ve ever read about our modern world and the society in which we live. It’s Christian in… Continue reading An excellent perspective on the breakdown of our society
A technological visionary
I was struck by this photograph, which appeared recently at Daily Timewaster. It shows models of three Northrop “flying wing” designs: the piston-engined YB-35, a later jet-propelled version called the YB-49, and the contemporary B-2 Spirit. Click the image for a larger view. The 120-degree angle of the wing sweep, precisely one-third of a… Continue reading A technological visionary
Quote of the day, week and month
From the anonymous blogger at Come And Make It: Nothing creates poverty. Poverty is the beginning state. It takes zero effort to be poor. It does take a lot of work not to be poor. True dat. True, true dat. I wish our politicians and bureaucrats would understand that. You can’t legislate people out… Continue reading Quote of the day, week and month
Value for money?
I got a shock when reading a post titled “Conversations with a Nebraska farmer” at Eaton Rapids Joe’s blog the other day. The last few paragraphs caught my attention. He said a 14 ounce package of Doritos has about 5 cents of corn in it when corn is $4 a bushel. That package of… Continue reading Value for money?
Oh, well played, sir!
The blogger at HMS Defiant recently mentioned that “India called today and told me to f*** off“. In the comments to that post, MSG Grumpy provided this gem. I used to get quite upset when the Indian call centers took an interest… No more, Now I treasure each and every call. You see as… Continue reading Oh, well played, sir!
Is NASA’s Space Launch System doomed because of obsolete components?
The Silicon Graybeard argues that they’re a major factor in the problems the SLS is currently experiencing – particularly in the prototype’s fuel system. The persistent issues that have been arising with trying to fuel Artemis I for its maiden flight are drawing attention to an awkward conclusion. Either the contractors for Artemis and whoever… Continue reading Is NASA’s Space Launch System doomed because of obsolete components?
“Montana has lost its water rights”
That’s the headline of an article over at The Organic Prepper. I think its overall tone is unnecessarily alarmist, but the meat of the matter is certainly cause for concern. This article covers the appropriation of Montanans’ water rights by the federal government in the name of the CKST (Confederated Kootenai and Salish Tribes).… Continue reading “Montana has lost its water rights”
A new book, and a new career
Two friends have important announcements today. First, Old NFO, a.k.a. Jim Curtis, has just released his latest book, the second in his Western series “The Bell Chronicles“. It’s titled “Ranching in Colorado“. The blurb reads: Back in Texas he might be The Rio Kid, but at the other end of a long cattle drive… Continue reading A new book, and a new career
Will you please help rescue a little girl?
The Intrepid Reporter, whom we’ve mentioned several times in these pages, is fighting a legal battle to gain legal custody of one of his grandchildren. It’s a horror story of competing interests, different laws in multiple jurisdictions, bureaucrats and emotions that’s been painful to follow. You can read about it here at the fundraiser he’s… Continue reading Will you please help rescue a little girl?