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Hook-ed on Motivation work-ed for meh…meh!

I’ve often wondered how I would respond if tortured. It hasn’t happened, unless you count going on a fast or making myself get up to exercise when I’d rather sleep, but the lines of thought on both sides of this … Continue reading

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The Farmcraft Matrix

Hello, Neo. No, there’s no white rabbit. You’re here because you have reached a certain level of competence in your gaming. You excel at those games requiring the management of multiple resources in strategic ways to overcome an opponent’s management … Continue reading

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June 2015: Pests and prospects

God rescued our chickens from a rogue coon. It took that, because I went head-to-head with him for a week, and it was a draw after all that. He snatched cat food for a week, but I put the food … Continue reading

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The consistency isn’t perfect

In the grand tradition of the website “cakewrecks.com”, I present…Sign Wrecks. (Dun-dun-duhhh!) 1. “Let’s see: I don’t live near a country store, and I’ve been itching to raise rabbits. I need to get this document notarized, too, and I just … Continue reading

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April 2015: sprang fever

“I wanna live where the green grass grows…” But not in our chickens’ house. I discovered grass growing through all the dirt, poop, pine shavings, and spilled feed on the floor of the Quack Shack, our birds’ shelter. I also … Continue reading

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May, 2015: Drown the Swamp Beast…With a Good Will

It’s storm season in Oklahoma, and the concept of weather prediction is rapidly losing significance. Remember in elementary school, all those months and seasons with cute kids dressed in holiday garb pasted on the walls, so you knew what to … Continue reading

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March 2015: Fussing Feathers, Legos, and Sausages

When I was young(er) and people asked me “What are you gonna be when you grow up?”, I usually didn’t have a definite answer. I still don’t, but “Professional Poultry Butcher” definitely wouldn’t have been on the list. Now, however, … Continue reading

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February, 2015: Time for a Second Look

It’s… That… Time Of YEAR! Time to break resolutions before the tax documents arrive! Time to forget doing taxes to watch the Super Bowl! Time to complain about the weather to avoid doing taxes! Time to watch hockey because that’s … Continue reading

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Thorpeshire Tutoring information

What we offer: One-on-one Tutoring, small group tutoring, and group workshops   What we cover: Middle School, High School, and College level Math and Science, and ACT/SAT prep   Why we’re qualified: 5 years of middle school math and science … Continue reading

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December, 2014: I can’t believe it’s not weather

I couldn’t believe it was actually happening. I hung up the phone to begin watering the trees, I heard a soft pinging all over the leaves. It was ice. Tiny ice pellets, denser than snow, but too small to be … Continue reading

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