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The Cheapskate is traveling…to a new website!

Dear readers, Thank you for all your friendship and support of this, my first-ever foray into the internet/blog world. Now, with the help of the great people of New Digital, I’ve got a new website where the Cheapskate Intellectual blog … Continue reading

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Little bitty Christmas trees.

A rerun from 2011 that’s been on my mind today. Merry Christmas, y’all. — “I’ve been a pastor for more than 15 years, and I am still amazed at folks in nursing homes, many unable to remember the majority of … Continue reading

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Every creature makes its own tracks.

Windblown leaf in my yard, Dec. 14, 2016.

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Upside down, on purpose.

Dear Cheapskate Readers: Sorry it’s been a little while – the summer got away from me a bit, and I have been working incessantly on the Giant Nonfiction Manifesto on Art, Technology, Politics, Gardening, Spirit, and Attention, of which you … Continue reading

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Still vacationing…. Will resume in August.

Still vacationing, friends, readers, and fellow cheapskates. (That’s me in the yellow ocean kayak.) Look for more posts when I begin processing my now-burgeoning tomatoes! Thanks, as ever, for your support and good cheer.

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A cheapskate update: Considering, reorienting, refocusing.

What you see here is the result of my past couple blogging-less weeks of garden work: several big and long-planned projects including the construction, priming, and painting of a new fence (to the far right, now completely enclosing the yard … Continue reading

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Cheapskate tip of the day (for subscribers/regular readers only! :)

Saw a kid dismally picking weeds out of a crack by a curb (obviously assigned by parent or other authority) and remembered a great FREE and ecologically sound tip for controlling those little bitty weeds that come up through cracks … Continue reading

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A tale of two lawnmowers; or, gardening against the Singularity.

Or, two ways of looking at a lawn.  (With another glass of wine I might be able to manage the standard thirteen….) Mower A: Mower B: Mower A: used, gas-powered Craftsman gifted to me by my brother-in-law, then traveled by … Continue reading

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Preserving.

In the words of the great Candi Staton, self-preservation is what’s really going on today. Or what went on yesterday, for the first time ever in the Cheapskate Intellectual kitchen. But it won’t be the last. Following the directions in … Continue reading

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Hair with body — literally.

This is me this past weekend, celebrating my summer self.  Gloriously, the season is shifting inside my head — the loosening and breathing and unconscious release of the anxious, trouble-borrowing, multitasking clench which I realize only in retrospect is my … Continue reading

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