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Small town life and observations in the mid-west.

Red, white and purple

6 hours ago 1 minute read 0 comments uthus2000

Tulips with poet's Narcissus (Narcissus poeticus) and European Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) Taken near Washington University, St Louis, MO by me with a Samsung Galaxy 8.

The tremors of deception are rocking our world. (freewrite)

23 hours ago 1 minute read 8 comments uthus2000

Our governments along with their mouth-pieces, the media, are intentionally destroying everything in the name of keeping us safe. I really prefer freedom to safety, choice to directives, sunshine to isolation. Whatever information I get from thes...

A typical Friday night

4 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments uthus2000

  Sometimes we slept under the stars. Sometimes in a tent. It usually depended on how hot it was. Those old pup tents were bad about holding moisture in even if you had the window and the flaps open. We'd sit there, Tim and I, and talk about whate...

Plan 9 from Outer Space review

2 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments uthus2000

  Years ago, I used to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000. Tonight I watched something that completely reminded me of that. The difference being that Joel, Crow and Tom Servo weren't there making wise cracks about the movie. Plan 9 From Outer Spac...

Slight problem with Ubuntu

1 Apr 2021 1 minute read 10 comments uthus2000

  I'd never realized that the Ubuntu logo is 3 people in a circle holding hands while looking up until I started writing this. I've got a slight problem. Well, it's more of an annoyance than a problem. I'm running Ubuntu 20.4.2 LTS on a HP Stream. It...

(Not) having fun at the VA

31 Mar 2021 1 minute read 4 comments uthus2000

Gateway Arch   Gammy had back surgery yesterday and it was ordeal. Not the surgery, per se, but the things leading up to it.   Jefferson Barracks VA   We had to go Monday to the drive-thru COVID test at Jefferson Barracks VA. They were supposed t...

Scammed by a "preacher"

25 Mar 2021 1 minute read 4 comments uthus2000

So Monday I was sitting in a parking lot waiting for Gammy to get done with the business she had inside. I got a text from someone that I hadn't heard from a while. His reply: Hmmm... So I called Pastor Greg. He hadn't texted. He said that I was th...

Something strange in the woods

21 Mar 2021 1 minute read 4 comments uthus2000

Gammy and I went out to Missouri yesterday to visit our daughter and family. I was given the job of eradicating two invasive plants that the previous owners had apparently planted: winter creeper and star of Bethlehem.   Winter creeper euonymus ...

Critical failure

14 Mar 2021 1 minute read 1 comment uthus2000

Eric and I are doing some remodel work on a house in St. Louis. (See my previous article here) He was working on the kitchen while I was in the basement pulling out old, unneeded circuits. Right under the panel was an old-style dryer receptacle....

Broken dreams

14 Mar 2021 1 minute read 5 comments uthus2000

I'm sitting here in St. Louis waiting on Eric.   Soulard is an old part of the city. Where I am right now is called State Streets.   A lot of the buildings here are falling down or crumbling. There are some nice ones, though. But the facades, th...