I'm slowly working on updating the site. Things might be a bit goofy for a little while.

Going OMAD?

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 22:57 -- webmaster

My health journey over the last 3-4 years has been quite a ride. After seventeen years as a vegetarian, my health had deteriorated significantly and I ended up having a B-12 deficiency. I had gained weight, had experienced over 20 years of anxiety and panic attacks, and was fairly lethargic.

Creating stuff on Patreon

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:00 -- webmaster

A few days ago I finally created an account on Patreon: The Elementary DM. I've been looking for ways to earn money doing the things I love, and what's not to love about D&D? I also am a strong believer that education should be widely available and fun, while allowing everyone as much choice in how they learn as possible. I'll be using this Patreon account to share what I've been learning while dungeon mastering for grade school age kids.

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Cheap Nutritious Winter Breakfast

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 08:06 -- webmaster

Winter requires a hot breakfast, one that fills you up and prepares you for a good morning of work. This one does it for me and does a decent job of providing good nutrition at a low cost while being easy to make.

Due to my particular circumstances I get my eggs and bacon for free. But even if you have to pay full retail for them its still pretty cheap. You should certainly be able to make this for less than $3 in total cost, and my cost is less than $1.

Start with the bacon in a non-stick pan. No added oil or other fats are needed. Fry it up for a couple minutes until the pieces are separated.

 

Next add the veggies and some salt. Fry that until the spinach is unfrozen and the chunks are broken apart. Fry an additional minute or so to make sure its thoroughly cooked, then add any spices. I like to use lots of pepper and sometimes some paprika and/or a spice mix called Tuscan seasoning.

 

Now add the eggs and scramble them into the mix well. This part only takes a minute or so since the pan and the other ingredients are well heated.

 

Once you are satisfied the eggs are done, pour it all out into a bowl or onto a plate. Take a paper towel and wipe out the pan to clean it, no washing necessary!

What is civilization?

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:26 -- webmaster

One of the "marketing problems" the freedom movement has pretty much always had is the inability to speak the language of those who are believers in 'government as a good thing'. When we speak of compassion for the poor, they hear it as us wanting to throw poor people out in the streets. When we talk to them about improving education, they take it as us not wanting any education at all. Clearly there is some underlying difference in thinking that keeps us from effectively communicating. I think I have one piece of the puzzle, or at least a good clue.

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The Future of Energy is Stateless

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 07:49 -- webmaster

I'm a member of an interesting group of wildly diverse futuristic thinkers that are discussing what to do about potential existential threats to humanity. You can describe it as a think tank for ensuring our survival as a species. As you can imagine, much of the talk is either about protecting the planet from things like huge asteroid strikes or how to get enough people living off the planet that its destruction wouldn't cause our extinction.

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Diaspora is only a stop on the way to social network nirvana

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 15:17 -- webmaster
There seems to be a bunch of folks getting tired of Facebook's censoring and restrictions who are looking for something more in line with their philosophy. Diaspora has gotten a lot of new accounts from them, and its not a bad move on their part. Diaspora does allow more freedom to construct your own identity as well as not having such draconian data practices.
 
On Diaspora you don't need to prove your identity. You can name yourself whatever you want and they don't care.
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