If you're on Facebook or Twitter or any of the other major social networks and are concerned about censorship or being blocked, then moving to another centralized server-based social network isn't the right move. Especially so if it turns into an echo-chamber filled only with folks who think the same.
I'm slowly working on updating the site. Things might be a bit goofy for a little while.
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.
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.
When I told a friend that I had preordered a Tesla Cybertruck, she wanted to know why. I told her, but the whole thought process is worth writing down, so here's all the details.
Here's a few pictures of the Sugar Shack during this snowstorm. At this point there's been about 20 inches of snow. The building is 12x24 feet with a 4 foot deck along the front.
Yesterday afternoon as I was walking back from skinnydipping in the pond I saw a swarm of bees. Concerned, I told the boss and we checked it out.
Bitcoin has been a very interesting development in both the liberty movement as well as the monetary world. You might think of it as the economic version of libertarianism in that it is very much fighting the status quo and presents a radically different way of thinking about things.
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.
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.