Author Archives: hermitsdoor

About hermitsdoor

Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.

From the Bookshelf: Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham

Since Christmas, I have had a dilemma.  As I mentioned earlier, I purchased the 11 volume set of history books by Will and Arial Durant, The Story of Civilization.  My concern is how to fit them onto our already over-supplied … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Appleseeds

The apple tree, which some have requested to see, is just a bit over from the redbud tree, which I wrote about recently.  It began blooming a few days after the redbud.  We had two other apple trees and a … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Health Risk Pools (aka, the Buzzard Bill)

Health Risk Pool (n) groups of people who share common health vulnerabilities; insurance classifications of disease processes which can be classified according to the degree of risk that the insurance company will face a loss of payments-to-premiums ratio

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Farm Life: Redbud

Gardens can be an annual event… if you want to re-seed and replant every year.  That’s fine for the pots on our deck, which add color and delight for the season.  For longer ranging garden beds, you can build up … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: The Fair Maid of the Exchange

We like to make events out of premiers. The opening weekend of movies, we track how many millions of dollars of revenue they bring in (compared to how many hundreds of millions they required to produce). When a world or … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Winter in Review

As Spring has spiked temperatures into the high 70’s before Easter, we shall conclude that no more winter storms are coming our way.  Time for Spring thunder showers.  Time to review the Fog in August predictions for winter 2016-17.

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Solving a Crisis of One’s Own Making

crisis (n) a turning point for better or worse

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