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Things are coming full circle...

What a morning. My two projects, Operation: Black Diesel and my Desert Challenge just overlapped, mostly due to logistics. Basically, the beast in veg had to go to bloom; it was getting too beastly to keep vegging indoors and I'll be damned if I am risking this beautiful beast outside, between the weather, cops and kids. So my only real option was to move it to my bloom tent, but that also spawned problems: First, there was already a lesser plant in one slot and Secondly, the pump for the trellis planter is in the other one. No room at the inn.

So, what to do; for the beast to flower, the spare would have to go. Since there is no room at the inn, that means outside, into the Desert Challenge project. Except that brought another challenge. I had been vegging and blooming this for 6 weeks in a 6-inch netpot in hydro, meaning the roots are so into the netcup there is no way to separate them short of destroying one of both. So....they say necessity is the mother-fucker of invention. …

The End of 'Whatabout-ism'

Donald Trump and the rest of his gang of idiots love to use something called "whatabout-ism" to somehow counter negative words or actions on their own part. For example, if asked about his immigration failures, the response is to throw out something like "But what about Obamas immigration problems??" as if that makes everything OK.

I would simply say that it doesn't matter if every single person or group he points to was guilty of everything he claims they did. Don't matter a single bit. Why? From the self-centered, self-absorbed cretins very own mouth:


He said it. He is the only one that matters and in this rare instance, I agree with him. He is the only one that matters; he is the President after all, making decisions and taking actions in all of our names. As such, he is the one that matters and so if there is a choice of looking at a crime that may have occurred long ago or one that is literally in-progress, the only real choice is obvious.

So if "…

The Presidents New Brains, a little word fun that is depressingly true...

Resident nut here. Just wanted to share something that is what I term "painfully funny". After yet another instance of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, volume IXX, Trump was blaming Google for his crappy ratings. He doesn't get it; thinking people just don't like him. It's not that complex or hard to figure out. In fact I think Occams Razor was made for this case.

The analogy seemed apt until I considered The Emperor Has New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson. The plot is summarized on Wikipedia as such:

A vain emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires weavers who promise him they will make him the best suit of clothes. The weavers are con-men who convince the emperor they are using a fine fabric invisible to anyone who is either unfit for his position or "hopelessly stupid". The con lies in that the weavers are actually only pretending to manufacture the clothes; they are making make-believe clothes which they mime. Thu…

Holy Crap Batman! A hero with dementia!

Braven 2018
Hey kids, I ran across something you just HAVE to watch. I mean you as in readers of these words. Looking for entertainment last night I was scrounging some of the dodgier parts of the Internet for something not involving a cape or "found footage" to watch. Long story short I ran across something from this year (2018) called Braven, starring Jason Mamoa (Aquaman/Ronin on Stargate Atlantis) and Stephen Lang (the major hard-ass in Avatar).  Plot reads like a B-roll actioner, drug dealers drop in on county folk and try to take them on their own turf. I agree, major tired plotline BUT......
Here is the kicker: The country folks (Mamoa/Lang) are in the cabin in the woods kinda thing because Lang (plays Mamoas dad) has alzheimers (he blames it on some Vietnam injury but...) and got into a fight at a local bar, thinking some girl was his dead wife out on the town. 
Of course Jason beats everyones ass in proper manner as it should be but thats why these two are in the c…

Sometimes ya just gotta try something weird to find something sane...

I made a really cool movie for people with dementia such as myself. This movie can be watched by the dementia/cognitively-declined patient for a truly satisfying 90 or so minutes of fun. And it had rewatchability, so important to the dementia patient.

I shall try to explain but in this case, a portion of the readers will not get it at all, all patients will get it instinctively, some caregivers who have watched their patients choose their entertainment and understand why they made those choices will get it. I made it for me....and now that I see how well it works, I am going to make many more..

You see, trying to watch what are normally fun movies with normals can either be trying for the patient (attempting to keep up and understand key plot points, or even who is who) or for the caregiver/families as we tend to prefer things we have seen before, many times in cases; this is the only way we can keep up. Our crappy memories only remind us of about half the plot/story from seeing it b…

Quick Exit

The following is more or less a recounting of an email I sent to Jeff a few days ago that sparked a good little discussion. I just wanted to share the impetus for that discussionwith you, ask if you or your LO have experienced such episodes and, if so, what effect did it have on you and those in your immediate circle and how did handle it?

Sometimes this disease mystifies me with its sudden transient nature. By way of example, I was carving the lid to a box for a Christmas present a few days ago, I know it’s early to start on Christmas but when you can’t rely on your brain you do what you can when you can, and things where going along as smoothly as they have in a loooong time. I was using a roto tool to outline the design I was carving into the lid and my lines were unusually crisp and straight, something I had almost given up on of late. I was approximately 2/3’s done when I realized I had completely fogged out. It took me several seconds to even realize where I was or what I was sup…

Midway Grow Updates

Greetings all, it is now the 4 weeks of bloom so we are about at the half-way points in the two grow projects, The Desert Challenge where I am trying to grow cannabis in the Nevada Desert heat and Operation: Black Diesel, my crazy attempt to up the yield of a plant by forcing it to grow at an angle, thus allowing better light over the entire plant, and not just above the canopy.  New videos in each.......

I found the most astounding thing in my garden today...

This morning I woke up in Las Vegas Nevada, went out to check the side-grow (the Desert Challenge plants) and holy crap, they are all flowering. We are currently enjoying 13.5 hours of daylight per, and these have been fed nothing but veg nutrients. And yet, here they are. Thought I had another month of vegging at least so the younger plants could have a chance to veg a while first but nope.....

This goes against everything I was taught about it; the nutrients have almost zero of the key to trigger blooming and the light is waaaaay off from 12/12.

Read about it here....

Announcement: Grand opening of the MGM Grand Cannabis Spa and Resort...

Just kidding. Actually this is just to announce some big changes in the Desert Challenge setup. Its ready for the long-haul now I think. Completely re-furbed the shade/misting situation, raised the roof (so to speak) and now my 7 beauties have deluxe accommodations for the rest of their medicinal lives...

Details here.... (you may have to scroll to the end of the journal)


Making Arrangements

Since beginning my walk down this long, misty path and receiving an official diagnosis of LBD, my wife and I have basically assumed that I will be the first to go. After all, we’re still in our 50’s, theoretically we still have a lot of years, but with the average life expectancy after diagnosis of LBD being around 7 years (last good estimation I saw) the odds are I don’t.

But the past couple of springs have caused us to question our assumptions. My wife has rheumatoid arthritis and is taking some serious meds to control it. One of the major side effects of these meds is to cause the pt to be immuno compromised. Due to this immuno compromise, a normal infection, the flu one year and a rotavirus the next, put her in the hospital for over a week each time. With the flu, she eventually wound up in sepsis. She was lucky to survive that one.

So naturally, being the contemplative people that we are, it didn’t take us long to consider that the freak bug/virus could cause my wife to be the f…