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Simple Saturdays (and other days, too)

Ken and I had said that we would pull up the drawbridge this winter and limit our exposure to the outside world, partly for our mental health and partly to get more literary labor done. Neither of us was very successful.

As the next step, we’re experimenting with “Simple Saturdays.” On Simple Saturdays, the Internet will be turned off. Though we decided that there was no particular reason to punish ourselves with excessive austerity, nevertheless it seemed like a good chance to practice being less dependent on things like electricity. I have take not taken any vow not to use the stove or ovens on Simple Saturdays. But I do enjoy cooking over fire, and I would like to do more of it.

We installed a grill out back of the type you find beside picnic tables in national parks. Ken chopped a bunch of wood for it. We used it for the first time tonight. That’s salmon cakes in the skillet. They were good!

Ken says I probably will get the delirium tremens when I try to go without news on Saturday.


  1. Jo wrote:

    Hope the drawbridge does not get pulled up too far. I really, really enjoy your posts.

    Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm | Permalink
  2. Jo wrote:

    Love the photos too.

    Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm | Permalink
  3. daltoni wrote:

    Hi Jo… I definitely won’t be posting any less on the blog. There has been a nice increase in traffic of late, including a good number of European readers. I’ll definitely continue blogging.

    Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

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