Ted’s essays

intermittent fasting – getting ready for swimsuit season

I have written about fasting and published here, at Bitterroot Bugle, and Idaho Liberty. There are many forms a fast can take with “intermittent fasting” likely the most popular. The easiest of those is skipping one of our three standard meals of each day. I began leaving lunches off the table several years ago. That was rather convenient and helped my waistline a lot. I am now older and slower. I don’t even burn off two good meals a day any more. Last summer the kitchen help took a nine day vacation to visit her family. I minded the homestead and took the opportunity to do a full water-only fast. That is nine days between meals. It was very […]

upright bass / bass guitar / electric bass

I responded to a friend’s e-mail inquiry about my thoughts comparing the features of my upright bass, my acoustic bass guitar and electric basses. I am sharing an enhanced version of my reply here. I have played trombone since I was 10 years old, mostly because of my appreciation for swing, blues, jazz, big band, and concert band music. That is, creating the music more than simply listening to it, though I do plenty of both. Since it is so rare to find trombone opportunities in these woods, I decided to take up the bass. My first attempt was an electric bass with practice amp. Nope. The sound, the feel, the gaggle of gear, cables, electrical requirements all conspired […]

hair care

Via age and personality, I have approached caring for my hair a wide variety of ways. Some will be surprised that I was normal once upon a time. My hair looked like every other guy’s hair and the products in my shower were the same stuff that everybody in the country had in theirs. Once in a while circumstances would put extended periods of time between barber visits, both professional and volunteers. I was rather indifferent to that. The stuff grew. It was cut or not cut. I dealt with it either way. I have written and published several articles on why Nature tries to grow long hair on our heads and why we should respect that. I won’t belabor […]

my quest for peace continues

This is a video I recorded once I decluttered my studio. Inspired by the big, fat snowflakes gracefully floating down outside my cozy, comfy space, I chat a bit about the need to be calm and happy regardless of what is thrown at us.

finding peace

I realized an urgent need to find a peaceful place for my head. Knowing I live in one of the great places on Earth, it had to be somewhere around her if I looked. Sure enough, leaning back in my easy chair I saw it right in front of me. The clutter had to go. Hiding right there in plain sight was the studio space I had created as my personal ideal. I had simply allowed myself to move to rapidly from one project to the next without resetting my space to the order and neatness I require. Yesterday I restored it. Then I returned to music and art after a long absence. Lovely. […]

My future mobility scooter

I ran across this photo at my GAB social media feed. It is SOOOOO MEEEEE – For that future when my body struggles to carry my old body around.

halfwits messing with every dang clock in my life

They just do this to prove their power over us. There is no positive purpose whatsoever. You would have expected us to be smarter than that, or have our politicians under better control by now. Nope. A Tulsa publisher looks at it: ‘Spring forward’ has lots of haters, so why has daylight saving time been so hard to change? Bitterroot Bugle looks at it: My post four years ago. daylight savings Sure is a shame about the hour I am losing this weekend. It was the one I intended to spend worshiping our government. While there is even a .gov website describing circadian rhythms, other than the governments of Arizona and Hawaii, the rest of the governments within the USofA […]

scamdemic SHUT-DOWN

I cannot come up with “a worst part” of the false narrative the powerful have foisted on us. Certainly shutting down all small businesses and social interaction could qualify. All the little people accepted an emergency 12-day shutdown to break the cycle. That morphed into “Gee I sure hope they let us out of our little cells soon.” Something that is just beginning to happen a full year later. Why are THEY ALLOWING US to come out of our caves now? Because the people are demanding it. Nothing else has changed. The pressure has built to near-revolutionary levels. The powerful people recognize the threat. If we come out on our own, their era as rulers is OVER. “Quick. Grant […]

the COVID Scam

This is the foundation for all of the totalitarian changes they have made to our world in the last year. With one orchestrated move, lamestream media, lame political figures and ugly insider celebrities sold a bill of goods to the susceptible. At first most of us thought a truly dangerous bio-weapon was a very real possibility. It turned out to be 100% psychological operation (psy-op). The flu deaths and other morbidities disappeared for a year. EVERY death was COVID. Annual totals world-wide remained unchanged. The labeling was all they had to change. That was too easy. I will be covering other aspects of this psy-op with upcoming posts, but this is clearly the foundation… completely built on deceit. From […]

Break is over

I have been working on The serenity to accept what I cannot change. For me that is more difficult than the other parts of The Serenity Prayer: The courage to change what I can The wisdom to know the difference My nature drives me to defend the weak against bullies. Those running the SCAM-DEMIC are very much my natural enemies. However, most of the victims are tenaciously hanging on to the fiction; adamantly eschewing the facts that are so widely available to the rest of us. I have stored up a large collection of data, memes, quotations and charts on this current war against humanity. I have not published much on it of late because of the feeling that […]

Darby Blizzard of ’21

Epic snowfall for the Darby area with 15 inches on Sunday followed by 6 inches on Monday. A bit much for the equipment we have here to deal with normal snowfalls. In the video at the bottom I show how to read the weather satellite clips and what they tell us. […]

over stove rack

One attribute of mine appreciated greatly by my spousal unit she nicknamed “The Shelf Meister”. I never build any two alike. Everything is a prototype, custom for the situation, location and application. It is a constant game for me to move things off the flat working surfaces and her to bring more gadgets and gizmos out that then occupy the space thus cleared. Rinse. Repeat. My newest creation is from flat-bar steel and rods cut and heat-bent. The copper paint amuses me and fits the decor. I get a kick out of people puzzling over why magnets stick to my copper. […]