Avatar thoughts

What if there was an Avatar who went, “Know what this bringing harmony business, bit of a pain, I know I’ll just conquer the world instead…”

They are now regarded as a total embarrassment by all the other Avatars and is ignored by the rest in the spirit world and is treated like that weird uncle everyone has but does their best to forget about.

100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel

During our boiling, broiling, blistering summer of 2012 here in the Missouri Ozarks, water was a topic of conversation wherever we went. Creeks and ponds dried up (some never recovered) and the water table dropped, forcing a few neighbors to have their well pumps lowered or to even have deeper wells drilled. Many folks shared memories of rain barrels, cisterns, hand pumps and drawing water with a well bucket as a child, usually on grandpa and grandma’s farm. Some said they’d never want to rely again on those old-time methods of getting water.