“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A nice day.


It's a beautiful day here, almost like Fall.  I got up and went out on the porch at dawn, and it was cold. The wind is blowing and the humidity is gone. I know this is just a fluke. It won't really start being Fall until the 2nd week of October. But I'll take it while I can get it. I've got all the windows open on all the buildings and I'm letting them air out.

 I spent some time sitting on the porch, enjoying the cool breeze and a pipefull of the wonderfully calming tobacco that I'm not supposed to smoke anymore but I do sometimes when I am in the mood..  My daughter once advised me to try a different type of herb in my pipe. I think she was speaking in jest but I've never been sure. I told her I'm too old to start trying that kind of thing.

So time marches on.

15 comments:

  1. Yep been like that here the last two days and suppose to get two more of it. It is very nice.

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    1. It's rejuvenating, isn't it. There are things that need doing here today but I've declared a holiday and am just enjoying the nice cool air and the quiet.

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  2. Harry - it sounds like you had a wonderful day - i love those kinds of days. here it was a really nice day, but really windy - the wind was coming off the ocean so that even tho it was really hot out - brrrrr - the wind made it cold!

    i have been reading about that herb being very good for a variety of illnesses. i would like to read more about it - so many people say that it is beneficial. did you know that the herb was what most north american aboriginals used in their "peace" pipes? interesting eh? they would meet, smoke the whacky-tobaccy and then discuss any problems they had with each other. sure sounds like a good way to deal with problems - when everyone is very calm and relaxed. also - did you know that both canada and the US were founded and developed by hemp farming?

    i find all of this fascinating. i can't believe that alcohol and cigarettes full of horrible chemicals are allowed. but not weed. sorry if i went off on a rant. but i don't understand why it is such a bad thing...when so many people speak of it's beneficial uses. i am going to do more studying.

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, it's just politics, at least here it is. When I was in high school, there were only 200 students in the whole school and though it was the sixties, if anyone smoked "the weed" they kept it quiet. When I left High School I went right into the Marines. I think the use of that weed had a really bad stigma in the Marines because of problems in Viet Nam, so nobody I knew did it. Besides, they had random drug tests and at the time you got a Big Chicken Dinner (bad conduct discharge) if you used any kind of illicit drugs. By the time I left the Marines it was so deeply imprinted on my psyche that I never touched the stuff. To this day, I haven't ever tried it though people don't believe me when I say that. Personally, I can't see how it's any worse than booze. Maybe it's better because people say you get no hang over from it, and when I was a big boozer (before I got married) I used to raise hell at the officers club every Friday at Happy Hour, be hung over all Saturday, and recover on Sunday.

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    2. Harry - it seems that canada is getting closer and closer to decriminalizing it. it would be a smart thing to do up here as the gov could tax it and make a fortune like they do off of alcohol and cigarettes!

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    3. Canada has always been more easy going about most things than we are. If we decriminalized marijuana, maybe we wouldn't have to be letting dangerous criminals out of our jails because of over crowding. But I doubt it will get much attention here. As the old saying goes "when you are up to your ass in alligators, it's hard to remember your original intention was to drain the swamp." We have so many crushing problems that things of a secondary nature get no attention.

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  3. I know this is hard to believe but I've tried the herb...a few times. (Don't tell kymber.) I haven't touched the stuff in over forty years, and don't plan to again. It's too expensive and like you said, political. Having said that if others wish to smoke it, it's fine with me.
    I'd rather sit and smoke a bowl of fine tobacco with you on the front porch.

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    1. I just never had the cojones to try it. I could have after I got out, but I just figured with my luck I'd wind up in jail. Having no desire to become Big Bubba's Sweet Thing, I stuck to tobacco. Finally got off cigarettes, went to Cigars. Got off those, but never could quit the pipe. If I'm stressed about something a pipe of good tobacco really calms me down.

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    2. dear sweet one - i just gave the *ss-kicking boots a nice polish. don't make me have to come down there and get them dirty - i mean it!!!!

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    3. We should have a big blog fest up there with Kymber and J. We could swim at their beach and partake of the forbidden sacred herb. Of course, I'd have to bring my ferrets with me, and my dogs, and my chickens, and my cats, so maybe from a logistics standpoint that wouldn't work but it's fun to think about.

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    4. Harry, buddy - you just need yourself a u-haul - bring all of those animals up here and we will take care of all of them while you and your sweet wife are sunbathing naked down at the river. Stephen and his sweet wife can go naked sunbathing down at the ocean. we'll swap off each day. and we'll take care of your animals! i'll have to call in some favours but i am sure that i could get you all some sacred herb. me and jam would just spend the time cooking and be pleased to feed you all.

      oh Harry - i would so love that buddy! (but i would have to spend some time kicking Stephen's ass with my boots - he knows why!!!)

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  4. I didn't inhale....

    Bill

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    1. I remember that one.

      Right alongside " I did not have sex with that woman."

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  5. I enjoy being in the mountains and am always keeping my eye open for some land up there.

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    1. It's hard to find the right property. You need something with national forest borders if you can find it. Otherwise, somebody is going to come build right on your property line, run their lawn mower at seven in the morning on Sunday, and play their bongo drums til midnight. They'll also complain about your animals, etc.

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