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  1. The best books this Holiday Season.

    Everyone here knows that reading is a grand tradition passed down from wandering nomadic tribes of oriental orators. We don't really know where the first book came from, but we also don't know when the last book will come from either, so that's okay. A lot of people say that the first book ever written was the Bible, but even more people say that it wasn't. Now that the Hanukah and Christmas seasons are here it's the perfect time to give someone you know and love the perfect gift: the gift of knowledge. ...

    Updated January 03, 2020 at 02:58 AM by Flinn

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  2. Storage Now

    Recently my family went through a traumatic period that was precipitated by the sudden death of a family member. In the aftermath of this event I was tasked with organizing and determine the eventual distribution of some of the personal effects. It was during this activity I stumbled across a blue plastic storage tub of mine that had been placed and forgotten in a back bedroom for several years. Opening up I rediscovered my collection of Total War installation CD's from the various early versions ...
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  3. Bittersweet

    Well, grab a cold one and a cookie. You might be here a while. Or not. Really depends on how far I'm going with this blog.

    So, for quite some people it's not a secret that I lost my brother in 2017. Leaving a wife and son behind. I don't really want to delve into that further but I suppose it's quite important context for what's next. 2017 and part of 2018 were really centered about a personal journey that I very much shared with my sister in law. She lost her husband, I lost my brother ...
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  4. The Dude's thoughts - To fall in love vs to love...

    This is not really my typical blog, and I'm not going to talk about myself specifically (I've done so enough in the Personal Help & Advice forum), but I wanted to share few thoughts I made about "love" during the last few months, in the hope that they will help other people to clarify their minds and/or stimulate them to discuss about love in general.
    I could have posted this in the PH&A, but it's not really about asking for help, but rather about sharing what I learnt on ...

    Updated February 26, 2020 at 04:31 AM by Flinn

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  5. The fine art of Wild Camping - abiding in the middle of nowhere


    Above: the fireplace and the oven (left) that we built some years ago in the place we usually camp at

    A due introduction: this is not about survivalism, but about how to make yourself comfortable and fully enjoy wild camping. It's gonna be a sort of guide, where I'll share with you my 25 years old experience in this, in the hope that this will stimulate you to try it and of course enjoy it.

    What is wild camping, then? ...