Waxing Crescent of the Wolf Moon
The Orchard in Winter
2009 has well and truly begun. The new year crept in on snow shoes, covered in a snowmobile suit and holding a cup of hot cocoa. This was a Minnesota new year.
We’ve had a cold winter so far and it looks like it’s going to continue for a while. Somewhere around the end of January most of us begin to have fantasies of being somewhere else. Many fantasize someplace warm, but I tend to go with just another location. My escape this year may be to the UP or Ashland, Wisconsin. Still gathering information for that Lake Superior book.
Bill Schimdt suggested I back up this website onto my own computer since it hangs out in the cloud most of the time. I did that. It was an interesting excursion into the bowels of the system. It comes out in a form determined by mysql, the open source data base used by many servers. The format is strange, made up of tables with columns of numbers. They all make sense, once you begin to read carefully. Anyhow, this is a once a month operation Bill suggests. After I do it, then the regular backup I do every day will collect it and convey to my external hard disk. I actually have two, but I still have to configure them the way I want.
Today I start writing Homecomer. Look for it to be posted on the Liberal Faith page sometime after January 11th.