Author Archives: Scott Mauer

Staying Cool in The Heatwave

It’s hotter in the yurt than I want right now. High 80s during the day. Fridge temp in the high 40s, and the freezer at 8 o F. Our daytime temps are over 100 o F, and the heat index … Continue reading

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Drugs and Dirty Pussy

I’ve been reviving my drawing habits and tools recently. In my quest to find a set of vector tools that work across platforms, I’ve been auditioning Inkscape, a free Open Source vector drawing program similar to Adobe Illustrator.   I’m … Continue reading

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The Return of the Funky Robot Chicken

After many years in the wilderness, my funky electronic horn experience has returned! BEHOLD! My Yamaha WX-5 Electronic Wind Instrument and its mate the VL70-M Tone Module! What’s that, you ask? It’s basically an electronic wind instrument that’s played like … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Van Life!

I’m eating my first gas-stove-cooked meal inside Junior, my Sprinter van conversion! On Junior’s maiden voyage through Yellowstone all the way to Portland, Oregon, I chose to do all my cooking with electric because I wanted to really push the … Continue reading

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Three-Hundred and Fifteen Dollars

After hitting Calculate, I had to admit that $315 isn’t much money for two months of work. After not having a “regular” job since 2010, I’ve been formalizing my incurable thrifting addiction into a business. I love the thrill of … Continue reading

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Welcome to My Parlour!

My old yurt door is pretty fucked up right now. I used it because it was already the right width, so all I had to do to make it fit was cut off the bottom. It’s an interior door made … Continue reading

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Springy Lecturing

If you are someone who, knowing you could get a complete replacement Victorinox mini Swiss Army Knife at the Texas State Resale shop for $1, simply *bought another one* when the scissor spring broke, YOU ARE A BAD PERSON. The … Continue reading

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