Picture Perfect Day on the Last Great Frontier

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Published on the Doomstead Diner on July 22, 2018

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Regular readers of the Diner may have noticed the recent absence of my Sunday Brunch article, which I have been religiously writing basically since we launched the Diner in February of 2012.  For quite some time I was actually publishing 2 or 3 blogs a week, and/or pocasts or videos.  For the first time in my memory, I missed 3 consecutive weeks with nary a word, at least not outside on the Front Page of the Diner.  I'm still posting inside the Diner, though vastly reduced numbers there as well.  So what's the story?

Well, regular readers should also know about my many health issues, which seem to be on a fixed course headed Due South.  The last couple of months have seen 3 stays in hospital, with new and ever more debilitating symptoms showing up all the time.  My available energy for contemplating and writing about the issues of Doom is all being consumed by trying to cope with my own personal Doom and the impending arrival of the Grim Reaper for his final visit.  He pays me a call just about every night, but so far has left me still ticking after each visit, but also with some new problem to make my exit to the Great Beyond a little more arduous.  I am not getting the EZ Ticket Out I had hoped for, going out quick in  blaze of youthful macho glory in one of my motorcycle crashes or defending the first SUN☼stead from hordes of incoming Zombies with my AR-15, or hell even just a massive coronary, richly deserved after decades of copious beer, tobacco & and saturated fats consumption.  No, I bought the ticket on the Local Train to the Great Beyond, packed in a wooden crate in the luggage car.  I rolled craps on this one.

Anyhow, fortunately my Cohort in Collapse Surly has been picking up the slack here with his Week in Doom articles, and the Doom as well has been much in the world of Politics lately with the ongoing Clown Show of Donalditry Trumpovetsky 🤡 and the Merry Jokers 🃏 from the Ruskie Mafia.  This material is treated far better and in more depth by Surly than I ever manage with it, he follows politics much more closely than I do.  My focus has always been Economics first, followed by Environmental degradation and related Climate and "Natural" Disaster problems, and the Psycho-social effects such as Mass Shootings. Not to mention of course all my FOOD articles!  lol.

Anyhow, coming up in about a month I am getting a visit from another Cohort in Collapse here on the Diner, my friend Eddie who is coming up here to visit with me for my Last Great Bucket List trip, a whirlwind tour of Alaska which he has never seen.  I would call it my "Last Great Adventure", except I already used that title last year around this same time when with the assistance of another friend I made the trip down to Rexburg, ID to witness the Total Eclipse of the SUN☼, which I had never been in a position to witness in all my years walking the Earth before that.  It's quite the show and experience, and I urge anyone who has never seen one from inside the Path of Totality to go to the next good one passing over the FSoA, which who knows I might still be alive for and which the Path of Totality will pass over Eddie's neighborhood in Texas in 2022.    If I do live that long, I sure hope it will be with some sort of miraculous recovery, because I don't want to live another 4 years in endless pain, that is for sure.  Just fending off the Grim Reaper for the next month to make the Bucket List trip is a daunting enough challenge these days.

So, in the absence of having much energy to write, for today I am putting up a little Photo Essay from pics I shot a couple of days ago on a Picture Perfect Sunny Summer's Day here on the Last Great Frontier.  I took the pictures on my regular Prep Run to my local Food Superstore on my newest Cripple Cart, a 3 wheel EV trike job that is pretty slow compared to my old 2-wheeler, but still covers this short distance in a reasonable amount of time.  Plus it gives me time to enjoy the weather and the great outdoors, because I don't see much of that any more.

A Picture Perfect Day on the Last Great Frontier

Over the River…

      

and thru the Woods…

down the bike path we go…

to see if the shelves are still stocked up with food goodies at 3 Bears 🐻🐻🐻

Great Deals on MEAT!

90% Lean from WA @ $4 lb! That's cheaper than Hot Dogs with who knows what in them!  A Meat Loaf to feed the family on a SNAP Card Gourmet Budget and Brown Bag Lunches for School and Work too!

Baby Lamb from Oz @ $6/lb for Boneless Legs and $12/lb for Rack of Lamb!  Great End of the month Premium meals for the SNAP Card Gourmet Budget!  Put them in the freezer at that price!  I can smell that Irish Lamb Stew simmering now…

Riding back home past the Flower Communities

This is where the white flowers live.  They have nice big estates to grow on.

Here is where the purple flowers live.  They have a more densely populated community.  Some white flowers are moving in to the outskirts and gentrifying the neighborhood.  Rents are going up.

Here is a multi-cultural community with purple, yellow and white trash flowers.

Looks like somebody flew in from the Bush to  visit while I was shopping!

Not me though, my friends are eco-aware and fly on commercial jets and visit in gas-guzzling RVs not Private Planes.

Finishing the day with Sunset on my Back Porch reflecting…

on all that I have done, all that I have not done, all that I should have done, all that I should not have done…of all of them there is one I have no regrets about, moving up here to the Last Great Frontier as the world comes to Collapse around me.  I am at peace here, and it is a good place to die.

 

Coda:  I may return to blogging Doom in the future, I may not, at this point I don't know.  For now, my Collapse Muse is on the D/L list as Surly put it.  While this remains the state of things, I will begin bringing back some Oldies but Goodies from the archives for my Sunday Brunch contributions to the Diner Blog.  There are many rookies here who never read them, and even the veterans here have probably long since forgotten them.  Old Doomer Bloggers never die really, they live on for all Eternity in the Archives.

7 Responses to Picture Perfect Day on the Last Great Frontier

  • Eddie says:

    If you eat only Watermelon, and drink only water for the rest of the summer, you'll be well on your way to recovery.  Don't listen to the fucking doctors, and don't consume any drugs (including meds)!  Try it before you disagree. 

  • Joerg Daehn says:

    I wish you all the best – however this turns out in the end.

  • Irvine Mills says:

    Glad to hear you're feeling well enough to take the "Cripple Cart" for a spin in the great outdoors. Hang in there.

  • whoneedsacleanroom says:

    Hahaa   on the White Trash flowers… made my day. Looks beautiful up there, quite the contrast to the yellow grass of Texas 🙂

  • Carol says:

    I have enjoyed reading your posts over the years but never commented.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts – they were insightful and your manner of talking has been most engaging.  

     

  • Snowleopard says:

    Hi

    Hope you are hanging in there. 

    IIRC you were having problems with PAD.  That is also one of my challenges.  I have found some relief using natto based vitamin K.  YMMV

    I have been having other health issues of my own and have not commented here for a long time.  In fact my log in no longer works.  Lately I've recovered some and thought I might like to comment a bit.  How do I go about recovering my account??  Or should I just start a new account say Snowleopard2?

     

    • RE says:

      Hi SL!

      Email me, I will get you hooked up again with your Diner accounts.  Use the Contact page here on the Diner Blog to send me an email.

      RE

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