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About tone

Widowed exRigPigGeo 50yr old dad of 4 'teens', is doin' job raisin' kids, misses a lot of things. Family (close and extended) and Friends - an important part in our of life. Likes gadgets, speedsailing, reading (SF), geology/archeology, maps. Coffee monster- burnt out one espresso maker too many. Have to have plenty spare "moccona" in cupboard. Things I miss- Tarn. The rig life and income. A lot of sailing. Tarn.

weather apr ’17 update IMBY

Draw your own conclusions. The record of rainfall in my back yard seems to show an increase if using a linear regression or moving average plot on the numbers I have collected since Ken gave me a rainfall collector when … Continue reading

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Brown outs… or a little more tax

Brown outs in a rich country? Well, the state I live in is probably considered energy rich as well as in gold and smart people. Starting to think the smart people are being outsmarted by greedy people who are busy ensuring … Continue reading

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MONEY GRUBBING

How To Live (While Currently Trying Not To Dissolve From Self Pity). The other day a science magazine writing position was advertised, for three thousand dollars a year. A year? Not my style or pay level even though I enjoy … Continue reading

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Ah rahighty-(thanks mconahay…) Leg update

legs and keyboards Dear Diary… The  last twelve months at least, or maybe longer, down at the beach where I will Continue to speedsail with the top end speedsailing boards I have finally been able to afford (cos I am … Continue reading

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