learn to rest

August 16, 2022

it’s the most wonderful time of the year

If you’re exhausted – rest
If you don’t feel like starting a new project – don’t
If you don’t feel the urge to make something new
just rest in the beauty of the old, the familiar, the known
If you don’t feel like talking – stay silent
If you want to postpone something until tomorrow – do it
If you want to do nothing
let yourself do nothing today
Feel the fullness of the emptiness
the vastness of the silence
the sheer life in your unproductive moments
Time does not always need to be filled
You are enough
simply in your being

~ Jeff Foster

hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!

A comprehensive guide to yellow stripey things

carpenter bee: acts like it’s tough, but can’t actually hurt you, has no concept of what glass is, lives in your fence, flies aggressively to try and scare you away

honey bee: is the bee that needs help the most, excellent pollinator, very friendly, can only sting once

bumble bee: also pollinates stuff very well, so fat it shouldn’t be able to fly, will let you pet it without getting agitated, actually a flying panda

hoverfly: wears yellow stripey uniform to scare you, actually can’t do anything to you, hangs out in fields, follows you if it likes you

paper wasp: looks scary but will only attack if provoked, sting hurts like the devil, will chase you if you swat at it, has no concept of personal space

yellow jacket: wants your food and will fight you for it, never leaves you alone, will sting you just for the heck of it, is just a jerk

cicada killer: looks like satan’s nightmares, exclusively eats cicadas, can sting you but usually won’t, still pretty terrifying

dirt dauber: almost never stings anything except spiders, builds nests in the ground (but not always), hoards spiders in said nest, coolest looking of the wasps


it’s probably my age that tricks people into thinking I’m an adult


I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.

~ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance.

~ Thomas Sowell


7 DIY Stoves You Can Build When SHTF: ask a prepper…step by step directions on how to make clay rocket stoves, tin rocket stoves, fire clay bricks rocket stove, cinder blocks rocket stove, concrete bricks rocket stoves (large and small), and refractory fire bricks rocket stoves. Rocket stoves are small, low mass stoves that usually use small objects for timber (twigs, branches, etc) rather than logs, like a regular woodstove.

take care
stay safe
much love

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