the gathering place for my rants and raves and discourses on the movement to sustainability based on the excesses of others
the Trash vitae
Trash is the editor-in-chiefof an independent Colorado micro-publisher/ design studio. I dabble in digital photography, the lost art of film image making, and guerilla digital video. DrMAC Studios specializesin books and videos on self-reliance, gardening, dumpster diving, urban foraging and living off the excesses of others. This blog documents my daily experiences with the rest of the world
Since the last time I updated on fathers day I have been quite busy in both labs and attempting to keep the gardens from wilting and my compost from turning to clay. It has not been easy. But thus far it has been sucessful.
The gallery surveillance gig is going well as well as several other small projects I have been doing. Worked all day this past Saturday and came home and crashed on Sunday. Too much to do at the lab. I am going to attempt a disconnect next week for a few days to regather and realign myself . We shall see how it goes.
In the meantime I keep pushing forward on projects and todo's. Hope y'all are doing well in this summertime season.
"I am tired of doom, lets smoke pipes, garden, and make things" should be my new catchphrase. Slow down a bit and dont get caught up in the hoopla. Keep your calm, be smart and be prepared. BUt relax a bit.
I have been working on many projects lately. Not just just in my labs but for clients now too. Cant complain though because they keep me in baccy and pipes.. SO much better than 40 years of cigarettes. I should have done this earlier. Except for 2 of Mrs T's smokes last week I have not had a cigarette in almost 2 months. I am coming to realize that I just like to smoke. It is both relaxing and therapeutic for me. My latest endeavor in my passion for pipes has been the search for the best cherry tobacco.
Summertime is fruit time. Sweet and fruity tasting baccy. I started with Strawberry Fields from Tewkies. Not bad. I then went to Jerris Black Cherry. Again not bad. A little light on the cherry. Without going to OTC brands I was in Jerri's on Friday and he had put out some Cherry Cavendish.. Dam it smelled like cherry.. I have been smoking the shit out of it this weekend. In several different pipes. Tastes good in all thus far. A nice light sweet summer smoke that I can handle as an all day baccy in the rotation. While I am not saying that my hunt is over I can say I can slow down a bit.
On another note. I have been a disciple of the Nearing's (Helen and Scott) for many decades now. SO when online friends over at holy scrap , Wendy and Mikey came out with a book The Good Life lab I had to see it . My review copy came this past Friday and I hope to have a review of it up within a week or so. They are currently away from TorC and on a book tour so you might check em out. Tell em old Trashdigger sent ya. They are scheduled to be in Denver and Boulder in August and I def will be there.
... since i posted here. I have been busy planting the gardens, upkeeping the gardens, working on special projects in the home lab and spending alot of time working on projects at the babylon lab. I have been making videos on my youtubechannel drmacstudios about pipe smoking and the lifestyle.
Just in cas anyone thinks that I have gone away. I have not.
Today is the first day I have been able to do a quick update here as my coffee is brewing (2nd pot) and my babylonian machines are doing necessary updates. Phun phun. Hope all is well with everyone and I should be able to get on a better schedule now. Here is last weekends video for your enjoyment.