The other day, I taught several small children in my neighborhood some choice new words that they had apparently never heard before, at least not from the mouth of a sweaty, hairy neighbor, brandishing a 2×4 as a club and … Continue reading
Humans are concentrate feeders – that’s the noun, not the verb. Most of us don’t concentrate nearly enough on what we consume (verb). We are concentrate (noun) feeders in that we have evolved to eat concentrated forms of food- berries … Continue reading
In a previous post, I discussed why I opted to build raised beds for my new garden at our new house. The explanation included cataclysmic floods (sans ark), and subsequent soil that was not capable of supporting much of anything. … Continue reading
Our new home in Rathdrum is located directly on the path of the Missoula Floods. During the last ice age a lobe of ice flowed down the Purcell Trench (a long valley that stretches from here to Canada), damming the … Continue reading
“He’s not really going to try to haul that old dock home, is he?” From Lake Coeur d’Alene flotsam to productive workspace. Over-exposed sub-hipster photography courtesy of Instagram.
apologia /ˌapəˈlōj(ē)ə/ //Apple-low-gee-uh// (Noun) A statement and defense of a person’s beliefs, actions, and philosophies. My name is Jake Smulkowski. I teach in the public school system to make a living (selfishly) and to make myself feel like I am … Continue reading