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an introduction. and other words.
December 20, 2013
8:50 am
american midwest
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December 20, 2013

hello, gnoll pack.  i'm whistler.


i first read The Gnoll Credo over a year ago.  i'd become interested in the 'paleo' nutritional philosophies, and came across the title via related googlery.  like the rest of you, it spoke to me.


i am re-reading it at the moment.  i tend to do that with books, re-read them every year or two or three.  reminders are important.  i think this is a once-a-year book.  some reminders are more important than others.


i'm weary.  change can be tiring.  lack of change is exhausting, though, and i've worn myself out in this way.  knowing something, seeing the truth of something, and doing nothing with that knowledge.  it's no way to live.  i joined this forum as a reminder of this.


i'm 30 years old.  man.  white.  american.  intelligent.  creative.  overweight.  undisciplined.  undermotivated.  many of you understand.


i want to be done living in a world of 'i should be-'.  i want to live in a world of 'i am-'.  i want it very much.  i'll let you know how it goes.

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December 20, 2013
8:59 am
american midwest
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December 20, 2013



if anyone knows of an inexpensive (< $40) floor desk, please speak.  i intend to use such a desk for writing on my laptop while crouched, and while seated on a small cushion.  amazon reviews are less than helpful in this area.


 - whistler

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December 22, 2013
3:39 am
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February 22, 2010


"knowing something, seeing the truth of something, and doing nothing with that knowledge.  it's no way to live."

Everything about "civilization" makes it easy to trudge in a circle, slowly turning the grindstone, while making it difficult to choose your own course and make your way by your own path, under your own power.

Yes, the world is against you -- not personally (that's paranoia), but because you are asserting that your time and effort are no longer a profit center for others.  Social conformity is very profitable for whose who benefit from the status quo.  Don't underestimate the forces arrayed against you.

That being said, the survival of the hunter is dependent on their ability to successfully hunt every few days.  Hunters don't get a regular paycheck just for showing up and not getting fired.  They can't just 'phone it in'.  As Aidan asked, "How do you live with death so close, right there, every day?" 

Fortunately, we can take advantage of many of the structures of civilization (e.g. bank accounts) without necessarily working 8-5 for The Man. 

Welcome home.


PS: To make a floor desk, I'd go to a thrift store, buy a wooden table for cheap, and cut the legs down.  You can also make one: most lumber stores will cut plywood, MDF, or even laminate-coated MDF to a size you specify for a few bucks.  A few short 4x4s or some 3" PVC pipe will serve as legs.

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January 15, 2014
4:22 pm
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January 5, 2013

Welcome to the Gnoll pack, Whistler.  Glad you could join us.


I share your sense of getting stuck sometimes in that exhausting lack of change.


Keep working on it.

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