Jul 202015
 

For a number of years now I have purposly kept political and governmental things off of JuicyMaters.  There used to be a political category here long ago but I split it off to its own blog as most visitors here don’t want to read my bloviating about politics (unless its food related, like GMO’s, or yurt related like getting the government’s permission to live in a tent). I’m breaking a rule today.  In light of events last Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee (50 miles north of me) I struggled for what to say…then I read this, from an anonymous Marine.  I

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May 312015
 

JuicyMaters covers a lot of topics, but how-tos on writing has never been one of them I don’t think…Until now. I got a comment today on one of my posts that was complementary about the blog, and that asked how I get started writing.  I figure there are others out there who have blogs, or maybe want to write the next Great American Novel, and either way wonder the same

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Apr 182015
 

Well folks, just a short note here as I still can’t see very well to type, but I wanted to let the folks that are waiting for the yurt book know what is going on and when to expect it. My eye surgeries are done, and I’m in recovery mode now.  My doctor says it will be about a month before everything has settled down in my eyes and I can expect to be able to see well again.  He says I may…or may not…be able to see well enough before then to get back to my finishing up the

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Mar 052015
 

Hi folks…I just wanted to write y’all a short note about the book The Yurt: From Dreaming ABOUT It to Dreaming IN it.  Due to some eyesight related health issues the book has been delayed. As I had told you in my last post, the book’s release was planned on March 1st, which obviously has passed.  Shortly after announcing that release date I discovered it was getting increasingly difficult to see things like a computer screen and keyboard (no, I never learned to touch type…I have to watch my fingers and the keys). While the book was nearing completion when

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Dec 112014
 

Its been long promised, but its FINALLY (almost) here…my complete, everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink, guide to deciding-on-preparing-to-build-building-finishing-the-interior-and-ENJOYING book about yurts. I give you other alternative housing ideas, just so you consider ALL your options when looking for “something different” in the style of your anticipated home.  We discuss all the legal issues surrounding yurts, from zoning to financing to insurance and more.  We cover site planning, foundation, and construction, with a special section on

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