Does it matter?

If "it doesn’t matter," it doesn’t matter. If it doesn’t matter, maybe it should matter. Does it matter that people hold hands and block roadways? Does it matter that people call for killing cops? Does it matter that "cute" bears invade our neighborhoods? Does it matter that taxpayers fund abortions? When will civility and respect for human life return? Many things that "don’t matter" should matter.

Grizzly safety

Knut Peterson, When Alaska Was Free, pg. 73: "Books by the dozens have been written about grizzly bears. Some of them will tell you that the grizzlies are absolutely harmless. But, in so doing, the authors only succeed in exposing their ignorance. If you prefer to believe the authors of these books, that’s your business. I’d like to advise you to change your mind." (My friend Knut was mercilessly mauled by a grizzly in 1949)

Karma

Seems like that good old Karman-Get It (Karma) is still alive and well. Some tell me karma is antithetical to Christianity but Jesus believed it–He said, "You get what you give." (Luke 6:38, Holy Bible)

May 8, 2017

Are we retired?

8:30, pumped Jill’s bike tire; 9:00, school concert;

10:30, shopping for food; 12:10-1:30 placement of tiny house;

Preparing for 7 PM going away meal for neighbors of 40 years;

9:00, taking leftover Formosan chow mien to son.

Busy? Nah!

Old-new Alaska

Knut Peterson’s When Alaska Was Free (Pg. 53); printed in 1977: "…two Alaskas…as different as night and day…In old Alaska, nobody ever thought of locking the doors except right in town, and even there a lot of them didn’t bother to lock their place…Out in the hills it was considered almost an insult to lock your door. Any cabin, house, tent or any sort of camp was your home to use as long as you needed it, and if you took anything you left a note telling what you had been using."

Old-new Alaska

Knut Peterson’s When Alaska Was Free (Pg. 53); printed in 1977: "…two Alaskas…as different as night and day…In old Alaska, nobody ever thought of locking the doors except right in town, and even there a lot of them didn’t bother to lock their place…Out in the hills it was considered almost an insult to lock your door. Any cabin, house, tent or any sort of camp was your home to use as long as you needed it, and if you took anything you left a note telling what you had been using."

Enjoy her beauty

When Alaska Was Free by Knut Peterson, page 48: "Nature is the biggest show in existence…But there are so many things we take for granted…if the stars would be on display just one night each year, how many million people would be out…to watch the brilliant show?…We are moving so fast on the highway and through the air now that…if we don’t look we won’t see anything."

Mystified

Attendant with the current protest (Antifa) mentality, I am mystified as to the "logic" of those protesters. Why the masks? If you believe in something, why hide? Does it make sense to stand in front of a moving vehicle? What is the "logic" of destroying personal or public property? Are the "protesters" (or rioters) consumed by the pack mentality where they think they’re safer in a gang?