flashes in the night sky

I do not know what they are, but am certain they are not of nature. Between 10:30 and 11:00 I took my puppy out for his final relief before bedding down. It was under a perfectly clear, starry sky. Due south, in the mostly uninhabited Bitterroot Mountains I thought I saw a brilliant flash of light. No clouds. No thunder. […]

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mushroom leather

I am currently taking a weekly evening class on growing oyster mushrooms. Our instructor, Chase, spent the 6 months following his oil field job layoff studying mushrooms, and experimenting with their production. He is enthusiastically passing on what he learned. There is SO MUCH about mushrooms that I did not know. Of course the rather meticulous, involved propagation is part […]

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night lights

It’s a silly little thing, but the night light in our bathroom was getting reluctant to turn off. Clicking the switch back and forth, this way, that way, willing it to turn off… eventually it refused. Heck, I have another. Replaced it. Throw it away … this is ‘Meruka, after all. But NO. I’m me. It has a Phillips screw […]

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totally useless information

This stuff has a major advantage over most of what emits out of your boob tube. It is true. As far as I can tell, however, it is also useless. But I couldn’t just let it slip through my fingers without putting it somewhere. This is the place it landed. Where did “Piss Poor” come from? Interesting history. They used […]

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free book

Immortalizing an author by bringing his book back from almost disappearing, the publisher of website Simple Liberty has restored an out-of-print book: . . . And Then There Were None By Eric Frank Russell Having some knowledge of the webmaster and a recommendation from another author and all around great person, I look forward to reading the book myself. It […]

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twins

Making the rounds of the Internet is a double-barrelled 1911-type .45 handgun. A goofy idea in my mind, but an interesting engineering and fabrication exercise. It reminds me of twin engine cars from 30 years ago. That made me look and I found one of them.

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