We're still dealing with winter here. Real winter for a change, which basically I like. I'll take 0°F temperatures and 30 mph winds anytime over snow-mud-snow-mud.
But it's taking a bunch of time right now, due to our low firewood stocks, and having to haul water from the greenhouse - by sled much of the time, because I can't start the tractor when it's below 10°F, because the diesel tank is full of #2 diesel, because the heavy rains that kept me from doing firewood last fall also kept me from doing fall tractor work, so the tank didn't get emptied out so I could put #1 diesel in...
And it keeps snowing. Our porch has 3 steps up to the deck- only one of them is still above the snow right now, in spite of that snow being well packed.
Today is a gotta plow, gotta get wood and water, and go to town day. Kinda busy. So I'm going to re-cycle an old post-
We're going through another college-shooting spasm at the moment. I did write about that previously - here.
If you don't want to read it, I'll understand. It's depressing, of course.
Doubly so to me, because the CAUSE is so totally obvious- and so is the response.
But we're not doing it. The reality is, it's become another purely American form of entertainment. Weeks of orgies of orgasmic analysis, in ALL the media; hours and hours- of immortality for the shooter. This garbage now survives forever on the internet of course; any unbalanced person can spend days reading about the past events- and dwelling on it-
Our stupidity, and blindness here, is depressing. How many voices are there calling for careful self censorship here? Very very few. So- the shootings will continue.
Off to hew and haul; less depressing stuff tomorrow, I hope.