Thursday, December 31, 2020


I met a lady full-timing in a small trailer and has a dog, Raindog. I tend to ask questions. On a rainy day, a dog came onto her site, hoped into the back of her capped pickup, and stayed.

There are four or five ladies here who walk their cats with a leash and harness. One lady’s cat is Miss Kitty. I asked, From Gunsmoke?

I also met a couple who full-time in an older Class A. They use an electric oil filled radiator for heat. Have not come across such heaters so I looked it up. The inexpensive units are sealed, so no topping up the oil. All the electricity used by such a heater is used to generate heat, by warming the oil. No wasted electricity. There are probably pros and cons.

An English professor wrote the words, ‘a woman without her man is nothing’ on the board, and directed the students to punctuate it correctly.
The men in the class wrote:
 ‘A woman, without her man, is nothing.’

The women in the class wrote:
‘A woman: without her, man is nothing.’


Finally got my topcoat. Sure am liking it.

This guy mentioned that his kids are at an age now where they are beginning to understand embarrassment. He then smiled and said, ‘Payback.’

I added something to my solstice tradition last year, purchasing a few gifts for myself. I might have occasionally done this in the past but now, it’s a given.
This year I purchased Dave Brubeck’s Time Out album and a couple items from LL Bean. For the bottle of wine, which will last a week, it was Robert Mondavi private selection cabernet sauvignon, bourbon-barrel aged. Nice taste.

This solstice was a mile marker. Winter solstice 1970 is when I started on a plant-based diet. This solstice marks 50 years.

It is easy to see why English is difficult to learn as a second language. For example, contronyms. It seems strange that a word can be its own antonym.
Left means both, departed and remaining.
Off means both, deactivated (turn that off) and activated (the alarm went off).

The ball is in your court. Pick it up.

October sixty minutes sixty years—2485 minutes
October Triple 18—upper: 4235; core: 2130; legs: 6250

November sixty minutes sixty years—2015 minutes
November Triple 18—upper: 3410; core: 2365; legs: 4365

One way to be rich is to cultivate a simple lifestyle of few desires.
Eat less, keep active, don't worry, be happy,
and help other people.


RVwest article ‘Following a Free Spirit’

RVwest article ‘The Spaces Between the Places’