Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Schultz in a Salon Magazine Interview.
When you feel hum drum and run down, buy something! How about this nice Roman Gladius, with scabbard, for $49.00. You can go out into the garden and lay waste to the evil Goth cabbages or Carthagenian squash! Budk has furnished me with all sorts of edged weapons I'll never use, but every guy should own a sword or two.
This cartoon was drawn by a ferret friend. When I load the washing machine, I load it one item at a time. That's the only way to be sure that there isn't a ferret asleep in the basket. Ferrets are odd creatures, if they are asleep you can pick them up, pour them from hand to hand, and put them back in their nest, they'll never wake up. So it would be entirely possible to get one in the washing machine if you don't exercise extreme caution. (Ferret tip of the day)
I haven't been sleeping well the last two nights. I think it's the weather, with the thunder and lightning, and the rain and wind .
So I read this book again. I got it in Fredericksburg, Va on 2 February, 1982. When I came back from Japan in 1981 I was stationed at Quantico, Va for a year, going to a staff school. I used to go down to Fredericksburg a lot, to the battlefield.
The book is about the largest battleship ever built, and how she was sent on a one way mission to attack the American fleet at Okinawa just before the wars end. It's a good book because the Brit who wrote it, himself a former naval officer, spent a lot of time in Japan interviewing survivors. Must have been eerie, knowing you only had enough fuel to get there, and none for the return trip.
This one, I got on 20 March, 1986. I was two months from leaving the Marine Corps. Living on Emerald Island in the outer banks, and getting every miserable job that came down the pike. Why not, they knew I was leaving so who better to carry the trash? It's the way it is.
The great thing about this book is that it doesn't just look at military aspects of the period. It is a really good narrative of what happened as Rome fell apart, bit by bit. I read it again the other night, and I was struck by how many similarities there are between this period and our own. I am not sure if it's still available, but if you can find a copy and you are interested in where our current flow of events is taking us, this would be a good read.
I store a lot of water up here. It's my last resort source, before I have to go to the creek for water. I think I have around 300 gallons in jugs at any given time. Shouldn't ever need it. As long as I can run the generator, I can run the pump. I can run the generator a long, long time if it doesn't break down.
Someone told me about this book, and that you can download it as a pdf file on line. I'm going to look into that. Water is a major component of any survivalist planning you do, so continually upgrading your plan is a good thing. If the book is worthwhile I'll let everyone know.
Not much to tell today. If the weather allows we will go over to the lake for our walk today, but that's it.