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Archive for November, 2012

Dave Duffy

Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Ron Paul gave his Farewell Speech today. His views reflect mine, and I’m proud to say I have been greatly influenced by his ideas. — Dave


Dave Duffy

Corvallis batch of garlic, oil, and balsamic vinegar

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

I’m working on deadline in Corvallis, where Annie lives, so I thought I’d better make up a Corvallis mixture of my specialty — garlic, oil, and balsamic vinegar. This will take a few days to steep before it’s mellow enough to go on toast. I could just mellow it by tossing a tablespoon in the frying pan before dropping in my eggs.

I made a batch for brother Hugh when I visited him a few weeks ago. Yesterday morning Hugh had another knee surgery in his ongoing battle to get walking again. The batch I made for him will help his health. It was primo! I feel like Johnny Garlicseed, dropping batches of garlic, oil, and balsamic vinegar all over the place, spreading health as I go.

Dave Duffy

My temporary desk at Oregon State University

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

I’m working on this deadline in Corvallis, Oregon, rather than Gold Beach, helping Annie, who lives here. I’ve set up shop in a hallway of Oregon State University’s Memorial Union building in the center of the campus. Lots of background commotion, including someone playing a piano downstairs in the main lounge. My tiny, round table is located up the narrow, winding black iron spiral staircase, down the hall, and behind a big pillar above the Hall of Flags. The background sounds are my “zone.” Silence does not work for me. Getting a lot done here.

My temporary desk in Corvallis is above the Hall of Flags at Oregon State University's Memorial Union.

Dave Duffy

What happened to my golf cart?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

My golf cart ended up in the creek, with a broken steering wheel and popped-out windshield.

Forget the Presidential election, someone broke into Cedar Bend Golf Course last night and drove the golf carts all over the greens and creeks like they were in a bumper car derby. My golf cart ended up in the creek, with its steering broken so the steering wheel just turns freely, doing nothing, and the windshield was knocked out. Judging from the dents on the front, it was used as a battering ram against other golf carts. It was similar for another 20 or so carts.

Three of the greens were messed up with golf cart wheel markings and holes destroyed. Several members’ clubs were thrown into the creeks. Lots of damage that is not covered by insurance. Rats! All the work at our local course is done with volunteer labor. These volunteers, all men and women of modest means who just want to pay golf, have just had a great many hours added to their volunteer time. What a pain in the ass!

This is why elections are important, and why we must maintain a civil society agreed to by a majority of the population. No matter who wins, some sort of civil society must prevail. Otherwise, I won’t get to play golf.

Dave Duffy

Free BHM Kindle downloads for next 5 days

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

For the next five days, Backwoods Home Magazine will allow anyone to download for FREE the Kindle edition of a book and four back issues. Here’s the schedule: Today and Saturday you can download Can America be Saved from Stupid People, Saturday only you can download Issue No 120, Sunday Issue No 127, Monday Issue No 130, and Tuesday Issue No 131.

You can use your Kindle device to do this, or any of the various free apps for your Apple product or PC. Would appreciate your “review” of the book and back issues when you download them, and please let your friends know about this. It’s a very good price!


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