About JTHats

Avid backpacker and outdoorsman with old skills and interests in old ways of doing things; equally fascinated by electronics, from the days of Sputnik, to the Zilog Z80A, to the present day of black box circuitry. Sixty years of experience with growing my own food and living simply. Certified electronics technician, professional woodturner, woodcarver, and graduate of two military survival courses -- Arctic and Jungle.

On Avoiding Heroism

Recent events at Parkland in Florida have me and most other Americans thinking hard thoughts lately. I look back on my own years in the public education system and I think there were several candidates for school shooter back then. … Continue reading