I have broken up the writings on theshovel.net into categories based on length and ease of reading. “The Backhoe” requires the use of a few more brain cells and more than a TV commercial's worth of concentration. For very easy reading check out, THE SPOONFUL. It has short “bottom line” sketches of things discussed elsewhere on the site -- which may be all you need at the present. For something in between, go to TWO SCOOPS.