I have no followers other than my dog and he is on a leash. He is well trained and like most people never pulls on the lead and salivates on command.

A few notes about my ancestors
My preferred pronoun. Just comply.
Facts. I like them, you can test for them.
Thank you for the help
Grandfather tells a few
Beatrix Potters stories, a few edits by Grandfather
story time
Hans and Sophie Scholl , It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. Acts, IX. 5.
When possible I am on my tractor, in the forest or rooting though the soil. I hope to die in my garden, with my work boots and “farmer pants” on picking beetles off my potatoes. My life a willing descent from dust to dust. A few pictures of my gardens 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and finally 4.0

I was a Toolmaker
Starting in 78 apprenticed as a tool and die maker and then tool designer, worked in the telecom, defense and product development industries for over 40 years.

I was a Business Owner
Now retired I founded, managed, grew and sold a successful tool and die importing company with offices in Ottawa, Shenzhen and New Delhi. Traveled extensively; experienced Hong Kong when it was free.

This is an Oasis

No cookies, feeds, solicitation, no tracking, no social monitoring, I have nothing to sell.

I am not trying to understand you, sort you, and then sell you as an anonymous block that behaves in an easy to understand, predictable manner.

It is not just possible to live a very happy digital life without Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter or Microsoft; it is absolutely essential to free yourself from the aforementioned digital whores who systematically sow discord to their own advantage.

The unfettered world is all just one click away. It is your click we are waiting for. Linux awaits. Pull on the lead. Surprise the algorithm.

Last updated Sept 2023: An unusually warm fall day, playing with grand kids who are out of school due to the heat.
Posted May 2021: A sunny day, soaking up the rays. Grooving on the serotonin, chilling, calm and focused driving out the seasonal affective disorder.