Archive: October 2012
Two-bit Guru | Imaginary Ghosts | Person in a sheet dressed up as a ghost.

Maybe the Halloween season brought this thought to me: I carried around imaginary ghosts in my head for a long time. You might have some in your head, too. My ghosts remind me that the way I’m doing something isn’t the way my cousin Hans would have done it. If I was able to share […]

0195 - Why in the World are they Spraying - FI

“Why in the World are They Spraying?” is the 2012 followup to “What in the World are They Spraying?” This documentary points out that chemtrails might be the reason for the increase in the number of cases of ADD, asthma, Alzheimer’s, and autism. Respiratory mortality rates in recent years have risen from 8th on the […]

Two-but Guru | Friday Link List | Photo of fall leaves

“If you want to be special, go in the opposite direction of everyone else.” ~Two-bit Guru~ My neighbors have a trampoline near the property line and since their kids are getting older, not far from too-old-for-trampolines-where-are-the-girls, I’m thinking they might be willing to part with it so I can use it for, you’ll never guess. […]

Two-bit Guru | Let it Percolate | Photo of a lathe in a machine shop.

When I was in my early 20’s I worked in a research lab where I met a man named Elmer, the most unique inventor I have ever known. He was something of a magician when it came to creating all sorts of innovative devices, gizmos, gadgets, machines, whatever. I self-appointed Elmer as my mentor because […]

Two-bit Guru | Giving money to friends | Photo of a Christmas card with a $100 bill sticking out of it.

Four months before Christmas one year, a friend complained that his small business wasn’t doing as well as he’d like. I commiserated, and once we’d opened up the topic of ain’t-times-tough, it became a regular theme. Since things were bad for him, I couldn’t very well say they were good for me, although they were. […]

0191 - What in the World are they Spraying - FI

I have heard about contrails and then chemtrails for years and the whole thing sounded like some conspiracy fantasy cooked up by listeners of Coast to Coast AM. After having seen Michael J. Murphy’s documentary, “What in the World are They Spraying?,” I’ve changed my mind. What they are spraying is the oxides of aluminum, […]

Two-bit Guru | Friday Link List | Photo of peppers

“Logic is like steel girders, intuition is like itself.” ~Two-bit Guru~ You might look at this video and wonder if it’s supposed to be funny or not, or what. Since it came from The Onion you have to know it’s going to funny. It is funny, in a sort of strained, satiric, clumsy, bumbling, insipid, […]

Two-bit Guru | Salvaged Goods | Photo of silt fencing and a wooden box received from a neighbor

How would you like to have a neighbor who actually delivers salvaged goods to your door from numerous sources? If you’re a trash picker like me I’m sure you’d answer with an enthusiastic Yes! Please contain your envy because I enjoy such a situation. My trash-purveying neighbor is a landscaper and he comes across all […]

Two-bit Guru | For-Give Ness | Black and white photo of two hands shaking.

“Sometimes you learn the meaning of a word by breaking it down, like for-give-ness.” ~Two-bit Guru~ Forgiving seems to be counter intuitive, doesn’t it? If that jackass wronged me, shouldn’t I just hurt him and that will be that? Short answer: No. He might hurt you in return, and you retaliate, and he retaliates, and […]

0187 - Bee Talker - FI

Bee Talker—The Secret World of Bees is from the TV series, The Nature of Things. It’s about time we present a feel-good movie and this one is sure to please. You can’t help but make an interesting documentary if you have a scientist who loves bees, a bunch of college students who are learning to […]