Sunday, January 31, 2021

resist...

James 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021

old friend...

 

been almost a year since Moley stopped by for a visit
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Thursday, January 28, 2021

his days are numbered...

 

Unfortunately, this javelina is on the target list.  He is rather mean and keeps stealing food from Ben every night.  I am going to harvest him soon and a neighbor is going to turn him into sausage. 56,61,40,0,B 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

for parts or repair...

First batch up for sale on ebay.  
This is a "lot" sale of 35 dollar pocket watches for parts and repair.  
Individual pocket watches that have been serviced
will be coming soon...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021

Let's get lost...

In 1987, I started a year working as 2nd assistant for fashion photographer Bruce Weber.  I was 28 years old.  My job consisted of unloading and loading his cameras as fast as I could (in the days before digital photography).  It was a busy year of fashion shoots for Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, among other clients.  Some in the studio in NYC and some on location in London and Paris.  At the beginning of my "term of service",  Bruce was finishing up a film about jazz musician Chet Baker - taking us from New York to Santa Monica to Oklahoma to the south of France.  It was a great (and sad) experience getting the chance to meet and work with Chet Baker - especially the studio recording sessions for the film soundtrack.  He was a brilliant musician who unfortunately was also a heroin addict for most of his adult life.  During the filming, Chet was rather uncooperative until he got his daily fix - whether it be methadone or heroin...and then barely functional once he got it.  But once he was "in the zone", his musical performances were always perfect.  Chet died less than a year later from a fall from a second story hotel window in Amsterdam.  Heroin and cocaine were found in his room (and an autopsy revealed both drugs in his body).  He was 58 years old.     

Sunday, January 24, 2021

If any of you lack wisdom...

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.  

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Pandemic Saturday

Roughly a year after the first reported case of Covid-19 was reported in the US, we finally have a real President who is taking definitive action for the American people.  

Friday, January 22, 2021

The Evil Out Here...Part III

 

Terlingua Ranch resident pedophile was found GUILTY 
of all 9 criminal charges brought against him.
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Thursday, January 21, 2021

first rain of 2021

 

Got a little shower overnight.  Not much - but I will take what I can get.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

thirsty javelina...

My original bucket video has had almost 8 million views...

Monday, January 18, 2021

thirsty bunny...

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

the path

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Pandemic Saturday

 

The daily infection and death rate is still climbing, 
yet people are still traveling around the world like nothing is wrong.
STAY HOME - STOP THE SPREAD!

Friday, January 15, 2021

lunch guests...

 

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Max Godino

Continuing the fishing theme: my friend Max posted this video in 2013.  It deserves more views - so also check it out directly from YouTube and make sure to comment, like, and share it.  We met each other by chance through a mutual friend after we were both featured in Lloyd Kahn's book Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter, published in 2011.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

new hobby?

 

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

POCKET WATCH SALE

I am getting ready to sell over 100 pocket watches.  Before I start listing them on eBay, I'm giving my blog readers a chance to get in on the action first.  If you are interested in a pocket watch, send me an email. Price range is $40 - $125.  I will send you specifics on what is available. lifeoffthegrid@yahoo.com  44,53,27,0,C 


Monday, January 11, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Minions of Satan

 

Tools of Satan claiming to be battling evil...

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will doHe was a murderer from the beginning, 
and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, 
he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.



Saturday, January 9, 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Death by Frost...

 

My 22 month old mother plants survived 22 degree lows last winter 
but 18 degree lows killed them along with 3 rooted cuttings last week.
I managed to save one rooted cutting by keeping it inside 
my hut on those cold nights.
(Javier approves)
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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Sad day for democracy

 

Trump gave a speech this morning to his supporters who are in DC 
to protest the election results.
After reiterating his baseless claims of voter fraud, he told his minions:
"We will never give up...we will never concede."
It is no surprise that a few hours later his gang of thugs 
stormed the Capital and disrupted the proceedings 
causing lawmakers to be evacuated.

Here is Joe Biden's live response to the assault.


and here is trump's incredibly lame taped response to the assault.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Sunday, January 3, 2021

as it is written...

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Pandemic Saturday

The death toll is still rising and nothing from trump on the casualties 
as he and his minions still fight over his election loss 
while the millionaires in congress are fighting over 
how much "socialism" to dole out.

 

Friday, January 1, 2021

slow melt...

 

Day two after the storm.  This is the first time since I moved here 
13 years ago that the snow hasn't all melted right away.
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