Current Events

Well, fuel prices are becoming absurd. At my preferred fuel station that isn’t on an interstate, Diesel has reached $4.99/gallon.

No, I’m not getting rid of my truck* — it’s paid-for, averages about 25 MPG, and has a function other than just daily transportation in our lives. But it might be about time to have another look and consideration of that rant (and its addendum) that I did on EVs a few years ago.

*yet. Hard times will require hard decisions and adjustments.

On Self-Deprecation…

Be cautious with self-deprecation.

Do not speak badly of yourself, for the warrior that is inside you hears your words and is lessened by them.

David Gemmell, Quest for Lost Heroes, 1990

It seems this quote has several attributions. But the earliest reference I could find was from David Gemmell, Quest for Lost Heroes. That said, if somebody could cite a Samurai Proverb source earlier than 1990, I’m all ears.