Top 17 Articles of 2017

This isn’t really a blog.  It’s a constantly expanding reference book.  Most years, the most popular articles are more than a year old--they've had more time for other sites to link to them. I've made two Top 17 lists here: The articles written in 2017 that were most popular, and the articles that were overall … Continue reading Top 17 Articles of 2017

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Top 10 New Articles of 2016

This isn't really a blog.  It's a constantly expanding reference book.  Every year, when I look at the statistics on which articles drew the most readers in the previous year, all or most of the popular articles are more than a year old. 2016 was an unusual year for The Earthling's Handbook.  Losing my job … Continue reading Top 10 New Articles of 2016

The Temporary Fate of “Cute and Thrifty Scouring Powder”

Hello, readers!  Click here for the real article about how to make your own scouring powder. This post exists because, five days after I posted the original article, I noticed that it had totally disappeared!!!  Because I had connected it to a number of link parties, I hastily posted an apology and attempted to give … Continue reading The Temporary Fate of “Cute and Thrifty Scouring Powder”