I have just been told it was -6* last winter. YIKES!
No kidding! The costs can be astronomical if you =buy= everything, but
scrounging the right things from the right places can be done.
And I hate to sound like Mr. Doom and Gloom, but is anybody here old
enough to remember the Arab Oil Embargo? The Energy Crunch? Smog? Civil
Can anyone here =prove= that the Great Depression was a one-time,
I forgot to mention in my previous post.... About 4 years ago I heaved my TVs
the street for the junk man to pick up. About 3 years ago I quit reading
or any other form of "news" propaganda.
I can't believe how much nicer life is! I have only the vaguest idea of what's
on outside my community. I have no idea what the media-fabricated
is. There's a little weekly flyer (can't even call it a newspaper) that keeps us
informed of what the county government is up to. I usually don't even read that,
relying on friends to alert me to mischief.
There has never been any formal agreement or even any discussion but by unspoken
agreement, nobody here talks politics. Pretty much everyone up here has about
same attitude. Sometimes a tourist will make some sort of partisan statement.
all seem to find things to do and disperse :-)
One nice thing about this area is that it's almost RF-free. No TV, almost no
broadcast radio, no cellphones and for most properties, no satellite TV because
the mountains. This is good. Since nobody watches TV, they're not agitated to
about politics. Fishing, hunting, weather, gossip - all are normal topics of
discussion but no politics.
Something else that is remarkable is the kids that are raised in this area.
traditional kids - respectful, polite, quiet and fun to have around. Most are
excellent outdoorsmen - girls and boys alike. My neighbor's 8 year old daughter
remarkable marksman. Not a video game in sight. They've not had the TV to teach
how to be little bastards!
If you want to free up all that energy you now dissipate thinking and worrying
politics and "issues", toss the toob! Life is so much better without it.
John De Armond
See my website for my current email address
http://www.johndearmond.com <-- best little blog on the net!
Tellico Plains, Occupied TN
I'm so cool, I'm afraid to catch a cold.
I curious how you get your Internet access in such a
Is it dial up only?