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Rumplestilskin, awake!

May 13, 2013

Yes, back from a long sleep with a few nightmares (no, not a coma). Just a really long drawn out protracted project and then the rest of life squeezed between events – the odd Boy scout campout, spring gardening extravaganza, marching band competition, and work travel….time to take another nap 🙂

I’ve thought about publishing a few times – but the news at one point was so utterly depressing I took some advice and stopped reading it for a while. Absence was therapeutic

Now that I’m back I’m reading about people without a spiritual religion exercising completly logical behavior over their secular religion (political dogma) – am I amused or simply unsurprised?

I read the first half of “Fox’s book of Martyrs” – for anyone thinking that the IRS targeting specific 503c groups or the Benghazi talking points “edits” are indications of persecution, I recommend the first 3 chapters. It’s mentally cleansing and a serious attitude check for the average 21st century first world person

I read the first 2/3 of “Enjoy the Decline” by Aaron Cleary. Not a recommended read unless you’re tolerant of redundant advice and aren’t easily offended. In a nutshell, the recommendations I can actually PRINT are along the lines of:

  1. Go Galt, be a welder/plumber/electrician/mechanic & try to live on $15000 a year
  2. Download the “how to” manuals off the internet for how to distill your own liquor, grow your own food, repair wagon wheels, etc
  3. Be picky about who you marry
  4. Enjoy life, don’t hold off the things you’ve always wanted to experience until you retire. You probably won’t be able to
  5. don’t be ashamed of getting government assistance. It’s there, at one point some of it was your hard earned salary, so go get some back

The rest of the book is forgettable



One Comment leave one →
  1. May 14, 2013 8:23 am

    I was very picky about who I’d marry. Just because it was the first girl that liked me is academic…

    Most of the books I see like this essentially tell you to be well-rounded and work with your hands as well as your brain. I suppose that doesn’t make for a long book, though.

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