Fred pets a tiny horse and a mule in Ojai, CA.  This place was sadly destroyed by the wildfire of 2017.

The Smidlap Tribe has taken an interesting path to where we are today.  At least it’s been interesting to some.  It’s been a homemade fly by the seat of your pants journey to financial independence with plenty of entertaining party times and plenty of f’ups too.  I’m a chemist who had enough of working for the Man about 10 years ago and Mrs. Smidlap is an abstract expressionist painter who made money managing a record label the past 22 years until April, 2017 when that went belly up.  I hope sincerely you find some value in my bullshit or at least see some of the humor in this nonsense.  I appreciate you stopping by and reading.

p.s.  I hate the words actually and amazing.  They’re overused in this day and age and just now sound like limited vocabulary.  See how I let off some steam right there?  It keeps it from building up and leading to a heart attack.  You gotta let it out.

We like dogs too.  This is the Adirondack High Peak Region in NY State.