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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.

Farm Life: No Winter Report

I give up, April 1st, no joke.  Winter is not coming this year… Usually about now, we would be taking the plow off from the tractor and storing the snow shovels for summer.  We did that a month ago.  Last … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Much Ado About Nothing

We moved to our cabin in West Virginia about 17 years ago.  For the ten years that we lived in Alexandria, VA, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., we had been attending many of the theatres regularly.  At … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Oh, Deer, Me

About two months ago, we drove into work separately.  The maintenance light on the Civic had  come on.  We were not sure whether this was just the routine oil change or some other issue.  Though in the middle winter, the … Continue reading

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Growing up in a Baptist tradition, the Lenten season was no emphasized.  We were supposed to be deprived all the time, sinful nature and all, not just for 40 days per year.  Later, getting to know some friends who came … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Chaos

chaos: (n) a state of confusion, disarray, entropy

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Give Us This Day: A Year of Devotion

When I was in college, I had a friend who was into reincarnation, past lives, etc.  She told me that I was a Chines monk some centuries before.  Cool idea.  As I do not consider the past, nor the future, … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Interpretation

interpretation: (n) an understanding of an event, situation, or text according to pre-existing assumptions

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Naughty or Nice? The Who’s Keeping Track?

You know the tune… “He knows when you are sleeping/He knows when you’re awake/He knows whose been good or bad….”.  Santa Claus keeps the list of naughty & nice kids.  Of course, St. Peter at the Pearly Gates has a … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Dollar General Diner

The Mrs. has been away Christmas Market hopping this past week.  I have been left to tend to the cabin, critters, and my own meals.  Certainly the Mrs. offered to set up meal for me, but being a liberated-male, I … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Power

power (n): a force sufficient to act on an object to create an effect or movement

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