Monthly Archives: June 2014


Please click on the link  Crokinophobia and read that posting first, to understand this one.  While I still suffer residual dread sweats whenever the word crokinole is mentioned, I have learned to appreciate the game to some extent. Particularly when  … I UNLOAD A BIG OLE CAN OF WHUP-ASS ON RANGER’S SORRY BE-HIND ! !  IN […]

For I Have Seen Millipedes Migrate‏

I have always been fascinated by the opportunities the natural World presents to observe the unusual, unexpected, and the bizarre.  I consider myself most fortunate to have witnessed things that most of us would never experience in a dozen lifetimes.  I figure Winchester Cathedral has been available for viewing 24/7 for 921 years, and can […]

Quit yer Whinin’ and Start Wining

I mentioned awhile back, that Ranger was looking forward to trying some elderberry wine made from our own foraged berries.  I’d been making homemade wine from store bought juice for some time before this.  I made a coupla very nice hard ciders that even the wife felt compelled to compliment. I finally got a good […]

Say Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime ?

Before I retired, I compiled a list of all the things I would or wouldn’t do once I retired.  For example : 1 – When I’m shopping and run into someone I know, I won’t block the aisle while discussing something I could take outside.  If our discussion is that important, I’ll set up a […]

Master Procrastinator

“ A procrastinator is a person who delays or puts off things like work, chores or other actions that should be done in a timely manner”. Some people that know the Ranger might suspect that he is a procrastinator. Well, I’m here to tell you all that they are absolutely right!  And I am proud […]

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and 2 Old Guys Walking

Please click on this link Stalking the Feral Asparagus for an explanation of where this all started. I’m frickin’ pissed.   And I don’t mean in the pleasant, Saturday afternoon drinking cold ones on the back deck with trusted friends laughing about the fun we had the Summer before, while sitting on the back deck having […]