Recently, after doing some intensive brush clearing for about three hours, and feeling beastly hungry, I decided to go to an online calorie calculator to see how that labor might calorically compare to “exercise” activities like walking and running. I found one site that had dozens of activities listed, a form to put in your … Continue reading An Agrarian Take on Exercise vs. Labor
In a post a few months ago, I examined whether or not the U.S.A. is or ever was a Christian nation. In this post I wish to continue this line of thought. Has the ideology of “Americanism” for all practical purposes became a religion in itself? First off, let us be frank. America is not … Continue reading Is Americanism A Religion?
The header pic for this post is me on the grounds of the circa 1804 Grouseland mansion in Vincennes back in May 2018, beside a marker celebrating the birthplace of Sarah Knox (Taylor) Davis, the first wife of Jefferson Davis. Sarah died in 1835 at the age of 21, at which point Kentucky born Jefferson … Continue reading Two Virginians At Vincennes
It is time again for an agrarian post here at GKS, the S part of GKS. I want to devote this post to my mother’s off-grid childhood, and to my semi-off grid childhood. What is the *grid*? The grid consists of the government or corporation supply of four things: electricity, running water, sanitation/sewage disposal, and … Continue reading Growing Up Off Grid
This playfully titled piece will address a subject now in vogue in Alt-Right circles, that of the Baby Boomers and their relation to current politics and ethnonationalism. Let us now examine the Boomer Question. My understanding is that the “Baby Boomer” generation are those born roughly between 1946 and 1964, those now aged between 54 … Continue reading The BQ
Okay, this title sounds a little bit clickbait-ish, which was intentional, but if you read on you will see that there is a grain of truth to it. John Wayne (1907-1979) is often viewed as the personification of a manly American actor, especially by the Boomer generation. His movies are still widely watched, and you … Continue reading John Wayne, Social Justice Warrior?
Note: Now that my recent project *Rethinking The Propositions* is in print, I am going to try to blog twice a month for a while, rather than scaling it back to once a month as I initially planned. Well, I take it that you all have been following the news about the culturally enriching Caravan … Continue reading The Caravan of Democracy, Book Sales, and the Catlady Next Door