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  1. Another concert

    Another concert and another year, from Marilyn Manson to John Prine. It was brutal. Now, I got nothing against John Prine--except how his songs are all sad or horrible.

    I have to start at the beginning. I'd never been to the Grand Ole Opry House. I didn't know the Grand Ole Opry House was in the Grand Ole Parking Lot of Opry Mills Mall. Therefore. When I saw the big flashing sign that said event traffic exit 12, mall traffic exit 11, I thought to myself...what to do? What to ...
  2. Who wants to be Boss?

    Sometimes life proceeds through conflict. According to the philosopher Hegel this happens when a force reacts with its opposite, and then - from out of the resulting conflict - something better is created. To put it in his terminology, thesis plus antithesis leads to synthesis - on a higher level.

    A good example comes from a period exactly one hundred years ago when two of the greatest perfumers were at the height of their powers. When Jacques Guerlain smelled his rival's ground breaking ...

    Updated 9th January 2020 at 10:22 PM by Wild Gardener

  3. Perfume: What Comes Next?

    What is coming next in the world of perfume? Where are we headed? Well, in order to understand that we need to look a bit into the past then at current events to figure out what the next moves will likely be! I originally posted this in a thread as a response to the topic question, but then I realized it was so long that nobody was going to read it in full, and decided to copy it over into a blog post instead

    This is a several-pronged thing so I'll break it down.

    Return ...
    Here and Now
  4. squirrels

    Are pretty good, fried up like chicken. Not very meaty, though, and they are hard to skin--takes two people, and then you have to be very careful to pick off the loose hair that sticks to it. Kinda have to depend on creamed potatoes, honey and biscuits to round things out. There's always milk gravy to supply the fat, but for some reason greenbeans, picked that morning and cooked down half the day with bacon, seems to be the other thing required.

    Squirrels are sure as hell indigenous ...
  5. Rogue Perfumery: New Batches Underway

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    I am presently finishing my amber bases and jasmine base to formulate a new batch. Chypre-Siam should be ready for bottling by early 2019.

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