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{ Monthly Archives } February 2008

of tobacco and women

As one of the handful of employees who smoke at my job, I spend a fair amount of time out in the recreation area by myself.  On decent days, I can do some of my work out there, so that can be reasonably productive.  I also get a lot of client interaction time, as a […]

Of tobacco and badgers

For the last 15 years or so, we’ve been rolling our own cigarettes here in the Ratlands, “rolling” being a relative term, since we use a machine that shoves the tobacco into pre-made cigarette tubes, rather than actually twisting one up. When I was younger, I used to sit in the basement at my desk […]

Your Saturday Moment of Zen

Sitting in muddy water isn’t such a bad life, if it ends after the first time* Or, rather, your Saturday Moment of Zen if you aren’t’ looking for anything particularly inspirational, hopeful or helpful and have a bleak, grim outlook on life (e.g. you are a small government libertarian contemplating politics in general and the […]

Another place I won’t be visiting

I can’t think of a good reason to visit California. The list of weird crap they’ve passed, including smoking legislation, led me to the conclusion that I really didn’t need to go there quite some time ago. I probably won’t be going back to Oregon, or at least the Portland area. I don’t appreciate being […]

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