Monday, June 14, 2021

Disrupting the Groundhogs

Groundhogs are taking taking over our yard, especially the strip of lawn between us and our neighbor in the front. We’ve been told that professional exterminators are expensive, so I thought I’d try digging down about 3 inches in order to disrupt the entry to their tunnels. Maybe they’ll get the idea they’re no longer welcome and find somewhere else to burrow.
The yard will look a bit torn up for awhile, but I see it as only a first step. Next step: Rodenticide, blocks of which I’ll shove into the their holes.

If anything, it’s good exercise.

Monday, January 04, 2021

Typing on My Underwood

I love typing on old typewriters, especially the big desk models with elite typeface. (Elite is 12 characters per inch.) The music I’m listening to is by Pat Martino.
This Underwood typewriter is the same model formerly used by the writer Tom Wolfe.

My Writing Process - the Planning Stages

Using manual processes to write in this digital age might appear odd or anachronistic — perhaps even an affectation. But I don’t care. I us...