Ted’s essays

finding the calm in the storm

So much of what I see, read, hear, fight against … so much of my world and what I share here is about the evil forces and their assault on everything we appreciate about our world. Once in a while a supremely positive note comes my way. I need those. You probably do as well. As I read the mantra below I was inspired to do as it instructed. But where? Where in my current world is the right place to connect with my spirituality, nature, the cosmos …? Recalling when I was most at peace and in harmony with the natural world took me to the Pacific Coast. Walking, jogging, laying and playing on the sandy beaches with […]

I’m back in the fight

My absence has been from seeing the two sides so firm in their convictions there was nothing I could say, do, expose, or explain to effect any change. One of the best snapshots I get into The Other Side is our weekly extended family Zoom Meeting. One of the more successful brothers answered my wife’s anti-vaxx statement with, “There are two sides to that issue”. He is absolutely correct. On the one side we have people who have looked into, considered both sides. On the other are those who trust the wrong people to have done the research for them, ignoring anyone or anything that challenges their convictions. I am quite certain an open-minded person capable of reading English […]

8 Day FAST – lessons, experience

It is over. I made a gourmet stew that waited in the crock pot for my wife to get home from her vacation at an unknown afternoon-evening time. It was excellent. Turns out I really like food. 😉 It was not easy. I do not recommend what I did, known as an extended water-only fast. Most of the important results can be had with more convenient, accessible options that I outline below and in the video to the right. I know of no other person who has deliberately denied themselves food beyond one day. It is, however, a healing tool far more valuable than having your own personal MD on call. Extremely rare is the person who succeeds in fasting […]

appreciating pretty flowers

My choices are a little limited because our growing season is so short, but there are plenty of pretty flowers decorating our yard. I don’t pay much attention to what they are officially called. I simply appreciate them for who they are. I’m sure you can guess why I call this first one “hippo”. Most of my other names for them are just as made up and equally irreverent. […]

Easter Egg Chicken Ranch

That is one of my favorite names for our homestead … once I get most of it in order, that is. The Leghorn chicken breed is the most egg productive. A prime-age hen will come very close to one white egg per day. Most chickens are closer to one every other day. Thus, commercial egg farms will exclusively use Leghorns and, therefore produce white eggs. That is why the least expensive and most common eggs are white. For me, feeding an extra bird or two is inconsequential. It amuses me to have a variety of birds and a variety of colored eggs in every day’s harvest. You see what I mean. What my mix loses in practicality it more […]

video gamer rules for life

I have a good friend who enjoys video games. He is active, creative and productive in the real world too. However he often shows me how gamers approach life and ‘meat-space’ (vs meta-space) quite differently from those of us who do not and have not spent time video gaming. If you don’t like how things are going in their world, turn the game off or start a new one. In our world, we figure out another approach for our life, the challenge in front of us, or the direction we were going, then forge ahead. We sometimes have to drag an old burden along for a while, but eventually pull our way clear. A new idea for a business, […]

clearing the air

For the last few days, the wildfire smoke around here has been rated “UNHEALTHY”. I use the site AirNow to verify. Click the link to see any city. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality and relatives offer this advice: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens – take any of these steps to reduce your exposure: Avoid strenuous outdoor activities. Keep outdoor activities short. Consider moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them. Everyone else – take any of these steps to reduce your exposure: Choose less strenuous activities (like walking instead of running) so you don’t breathe as hard. Shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors. Be active outdoors when air quality is better. […]

flesh and bone VS titanium

In my June 9th post Do-It-Yourself Knee Replacement, I discussed my aversion to turning a surgeon loose on my knees and how my use of naturally-produced dietary supplements had put my “need” for knee replacement off over a dozen years past the AMA wizard’s prediction. Recent events both reinforce and refute my stance. One of the guys about my age at our recent family reunion had both knees replaced with titanium contraptions and “loves them”… “No pain”… He plays LOTS of golf… “Gets around great”… Three of us older gents teamed up to remove from the shipping box and assemble a new barbecue/smoker. I watched the bionic man get down and up to assemble bits from the floor. I also […]

my descent into awareness

How does one go from being perfectly normal to occupying the fringe I find myself in? Credit my oldest daughter … though I may well have found another route here had that one not come along, but I remember the turning point she brought home. In primary school she and her best friend shared the scholastic top of their class. The friend’s dad struck it rich, and she went off to an exclusive private high school for ninth grade. My daughter’s Dad couldn’t afford that, so she went to government high school. The next year a full-ride scholarship was offered to my girl, so she rejoined her best friend where they resumed their academic excellence positions. * This school was […]

Ode to the non-conformist

You may find yourself in these times having less and less interest in the noise of society. You may start to feel an inherent detachment from the clamor and drama of this manufactured realm and it’s programmed toxicity. You will have many who are still heavily locked within its addictive dreamspell intimating that there is something wrong with you for wanting to distance yourself from it. Ignore this peer pressure. This assimilation. You are not part of it. Your soul is from elsewhere. It is made of defiance, of being boxed in. In fact, it is what you dropped in here to do. To show how, even on your own, even walking as an army of one, you stand […]

Do-It-Yourself knee replacement

In the latter part of 2005 I tore the meniscus in a severely abused knee. The surgeon who went in trimming away the pieces causing the main disabling pain assured me my meniscus was so thin I would be back within a year for the full artificial knee replacement. At that time I had heard of people who had wonderful results from that process as well as about an equal number who were crippled by it. Fifty-fifty was not inspirational to me. I still had my natural mobility though it was a bit too tender for extended use. Up and down stuff was rough. Major hiking, lots of ladder work and most athletics were out. I still preferred that to […]

Alert The “Vaccine” Is a Bioweapon – 5 Doctors Testify

Mainstream media, mainstream medical, big pharma, all government … let’s just call them “the usual suspects” do not want you to watch this video. It is crucial to your health and those around you that you do indeed watch it. I absolutely guarantee it will be worth it. I have another related one I will share at Bitterroot Bugle, but not now. I do not want to distract from this one in any way. I’ll put it up tomorrow. Watch this one first and foremost. The other one is short and related. Below I share the entire article from the source where I found it. Come back to those links and the text later. FIRST, watch the five doctors share […]