Pain and gain and sustain

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‘Twas a great 20th Anniversary, with great beer, wine and wonderful food! Following my long laborious post of the impending apocalypse, I feel that I need to post a little cheer and ease to lighten the mood a bit and prove that this atheist is not just teeth and vitriol. I have given to awakening the kids for school, watching or Googling 15 minutes of the news and going to the gym on my off days. This affords an opportunity to shut out all of the negativity served up by the hacks that control pseudo journalism these days, and allows me to concentrate on more important matters around the house. 

I currently have one college student and two school age children, so I do not have an enormous amount of time to spend dwelling on the idiocy of humankind, ( politicians, lawyers, supervisors, lemmings and other assholes ). I tend now to surround myself with forward thinking self-sufficient people who contribute to a positive environment and are productive members of our small tribe of realists. We do not delude ourselves about the world or keep our heads in the sand, but we have fun and create our own oasis of positive energy in the black lagoon surrounding us. We are strong and do not let outsiders intrude upon our peace and our bastion of reasonable thought. We cultivate thought and forward motion as well as sustainability among our band and seek only to be prepared in case we have to become more insular. Besides that, we eat, drink and be merry!

My wife and I consider ourselves the Mulder and Scully of our group not because we are in power, but because we provide direction without SEEKING power. You see, Kevin Costner said it well when he said “If you build it, they will come.” We have built a warm environment for like minded people to gather and express their thoughts without the threat of blowback from short-sighted sheeple. The fact that there is gourmet food and home made beer has nothing to do with it I’m sure, but we are happy to have such a diverse and growing number of people coming to our door. We are Mormons without the religion but with all of the preparation. We have no sterling temples here and no faith in gods, just in the people that we collect along the way. Amazingly enough, we have come in contact with other ‘tribes’ of people cobbled together by strong individuals into self-sustaning little communities insular from their peers. All of these people come from different walks of life and are spread across a wide spectrum of professions from hospitality to medical to technology. None of the people that we associate with are without a usable skill to benefit the community and everyone has an equal place in the sustainability chain. 

We are not people who wish to separate, just people who wish to be prepared. So on that note I will end this post and get my flabby ass to the gym to blast my fucking delts, level my lats, pump up my chest….you get the point! Have a reasonable, logic-filled day!

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