Every two weeks…

I re-assess and adjust my plans for travel. While winter is setting in on the Peninsula, the weather has been extremely pleasant, far better than I expected.

The family situation is status quo, going nowhere. So it looks like I’m here through Xmas. Even if I did decide to head south, I see no […]

The Plan Right Now

Every two weeks I look at my situation and try to decide what to do next in terms of travel. I’d very much rather be in Arizona right now.

The family situation I have is not resolving itself and may not for a long while. From what I see about the virus, there is […]

New York

No one could have foreseen that South Dakota would legalize marijuana before New York. That’s a double strike against NY because New Jersey beat them to it as well. The race is now on.

New Jersey is interesting because they don’t impose any special marijuana tax on sales, relying totally on their existing sales […]

Legal and Illegal States

All of the legal states achieved legalized marijuana for use by any adult via voter-approved initiatives, except Illinois. All had and have an existing medical marijuana program of some sorts. Almost all the states enacted a regulation structure that issues licenses to grow, process, sell, test, use, and possess, as well as a […]

Counting ballots

I worked for 15 years for King County (Seattle) in the computer department and served for many elections. It was a ton of fun, fascinating to watch, and great to work with so many good people. Here’s how it works:

Counting the ballots on election night is purely theater, a show put on for […]

And that leaves Idaho

After yesterday’s run of passing all the cannabis issues, all states in the union now have some sort of legal cannabis on the books, except Idaho where having anything to do with the plant brings a possible felony.

Now, some states only allow “hemp” and derivatives (CBD), but Idaho prohibits even that.

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Milestone for my Solar

For the first time in 12 1/2 years of living off my solar panels and batteries, I finally depleted my batteries last night. I’ve been close a few times, my experience has been that three days of stormy overcast was pretty much the limit for my system. Not generally a problem in the desert […]

Indiana State Police

Looks to me like ISP gets the award for warning about cannabis edibles being handed out for Halloween. They even included photos of counterfeit candies.

I’m watching for the similar warning (from cops, of course) about fentanyl “laced” cannabis. Be on the lookout for your local idiots to make fools of themselves….

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Voting

I voted yesterday. I had my choice of qualified, though boring, candidates for local offices. There were virtually no initiatives or referendums which was most unusual for Washington.

I then drove to the dropbox, and it was done. I could have gone to the mailbox, but the dropbox was a right-hand turn.

My county […]

Still on the Peninsula

The family situation I eluded to a while back persists, and until that stabilizes or resolves I feel the need to stick around.

The other factor delaying my departure for points south are the unknowns around the virus. Way up here on the Olympic Peninsula the outbreak is under control, there are about 3 […]