Peace

A row of pigeons nestle on a streetlight, all in a line like muddy popcorn on a string – a dumpy Christmas decoration. From the office window they look warm in the cold fog. The whole scene would be better with snow, but the snow hasn't come yet and the cold…

Boadicea

They require shade and  covering, they require kneaded bread and wine and oil, and if any of  these things fails them, they perish; for us, on the other hand, any  grass or root serves as bread, the juice of any plant as oil, any water  as wine, any tree as…

Sawtooth Ridge

WTA Trip ReportTouchet Corral TrailheadBeautiful day for a snowshoe trip. I parked at the Touchet Corral trailhead, just north of Bluewood Ski Area. North Fork Touchet River Road was iced but plowed and my AWD was able to make it to the parking area just fine.Halfway up!Absolute magicI…

Lepa Svetozara Radic

I am not a traitor of my people. Those whom you are asking about will  reveal themselves when they have succeeded in wiping out all you evildoers, to the last man.– Lepa Svetozara Radic, just before her execution.…

Jimmy Furey

“I was conceited enough to think that I could do it”– Jimmy Furey, master boatbuilder on the river Shannon in Ireland.…

Wallula Gap

WTA Trip ReportBeautiful day to wander the Wallula trails. The trails are not marked in the most obvious manner, but the main trails are in great condition and looked recently maintained. I was able to traverse from this trailhead to Two Sisters, but I wouldn’t recommend it if you…

Solar Powered Website

Low-tech Magazine was born in 2007 and has seen minimal changes ever since. Because a website redesign was long overdue — and because we try to practice what we preach — we decided to build a low-tech, self-hosted, and solar-powered version of Low-tech Magazine. The new blog is designed to radically reduce…

The Lathe of Heaven

The quality of the will to power is, precisely, growth. Achievement is  its cancellation. To be, the will to power must increase with each  fulfillment, making the fulfillment only a step to a further one. The  vaster the power gained the vaster the appetite for more.-Ursula K. Le Guin,…