Fear… it’s not just a California hardcore band. A couple of months ago, I posted about how I had this idea for a project/business/thingie. I didn’t go into much detail at the time, and haven’t said much about it since, but believe me, it has consumed a good chunk of my time and thoughts since then. The basic idea is to have a website and weekly e-newsletter focusing on New Hampshire liberty activism, featuring original Continue Reading →

Sugar Shack

When I was a kid, Saturday morning was the highlight of my week. I would watch cartoons all morning long and get a sugar rush off the Danish pastries my mother would buy for the occasion.  Last Saturday morning, I had a nostalgic pang of the ol’ OH MY GOSH IT’S SATURDAY MORNING!!1!11 excitement because one of the maple sugar houses in my town was having its annual open house at 10:00AM. Just in case Continue Reading →

Biltong part 2

UPDATE 4/20/2014: I was referring back to this post to make another batch of tasty, tasty MEAT and realized I skipped writing down a step between Part 1 and Part 2.  Sorry about that!  Here is the missing info: After your strips of vinegary, salted, optionally spiced meat have sat in the fridge for 24 hours, give-or-take, it’s time to hang them to dry.  Select a place where insects and critters can’t get at them Continue Reading →

Biltong part 1

For today’s episode of Sandy-in-the-Kitchen, we’re going to attempt… BILTONG. Will this result in a skillful demonstration of our Zombie Apocalypse survival skills? Or a zany up-close-and-personal interview with e-Coli? Let’s find out! (Hey, it’s raw meat… what could possibly go wrong?) Biltong, in case you don’t know, is “strips of lean meat dried in the open air”, and is commonly believed to have originated in South Africa. I took a class on how to Continue Reading →


When I was a teenager, I used to frequently have these moments I referred to in my head as “epiphanies”. They were kind of like that scene in the movie ‘V for Vendetta‘ when all these memories from different sources swirl through Finch’s mind simultaneously and suddenly he realizes the truth about the Three Waters incident. I really loved these moments, where it felt like my mind had synthesized assorted pieces of information and … Continue Reading →

laissez les bon temps roulez

It’s time for another thrilling edition of Sandy in the Kitchen! This week’s project is Paleo Crockpot Jambalaya Soup. Laissez les bon temps roulez!! First, I chop a rainbow of peppers and onions: green, orange, red, yellow and purple. Tres jolie! Then I grab the chicken breasts that I purchased specifically for this project. Only, I procrastinated a bit, so the mass-produced decidedly unorganic chicken is now two weeks past its use-by date. Take a Continue Reading →

Liberty Activist Journal

Liberty Activist Journal, day 1,327,649 – fifth consecutive night of poor sleep. Am stressed about looming deadline on writing project for Queen Quill and Jeffrey Tucker.  Am stressed about lack of income. Am stressed about state of the world. Am stressed about ungodly pile of dirty dishes from holiday cooking frenzy, (still) waiting for me in kitchen.  Am hungry, but am now out of clean plates. Eating requires doing at least some dishes first.  Hate Continue Reading →

friday jones’ diary

(originally posted on Sept. 4, 2006) sat 8/26: help J&B move into cute new home on 5 wooded acres; despite supposedly being on diet, consume non-diet soda, two pizza slices and a cookie. Feel guilty. sun 8/27: spend entire day, from 7:00AM to early evening, performing inglorious mundane tasks for Free State Project, in between periodic bouts of dribbling saliva into test tubes for adrenal function lab test.  Read oh-so-serious discussion on FSP mailing list Continue Reading →