Progress Report

It has certainly taken longer than I had planned, and it is still a ways from being complete, but I...

September 25, 2011

Eee PC Reboot

I’ve had an Asus Eee PC netbook for a few years. I was initially impressed with its speed and the...

August 17, 2011

Stone Soup Cottage

Having made reservations a full five months in advance, I had a long time to anticipate my wife’s birthday dinner...

July 29, 2011

That Time Of The Month

Thank goodness that’s over. The thirtieth day couldn’t come quickly enough for me. I think I say this every year,...

June 30, 2011

Projects Aplenty

Summer is always busy, but this month has seemed especially crazy with plenty of projects keeping me busy. Today we...

June 29, 2011

Reading and Writing

I envy people who view reading a book as a way to kill an afternoon. It usually takes me months...

June 26, 2011

I Bought A Cow

I challenge anyone to watch the documentary Food, Inc. and not be influenced to make at least a few changes...

June 22, 2011

Mmmm… Beer

Rule #1 in home improvement projects: everything takes longer than you think it will. This past winter, I started building...

June 13, 2011

I Speak For The Trees

[continued from Part 1] After meeting with the contractor that Ameren dispatched to walk my property line and mark trees,...

June 12, 2011

I Am The Lorax

I am not a fan of Ameren. Ever since I spent seven days without electricity in the throes of a...

June 11, 2011

President for a Day

I came across an interesting bit of trivia this week that I’m almost embarrassed to admit I had not heard...

June 6, 2011

Ready, Set, Blog!

It is time once again for the Running of the Blogs! This is my fourth year participating, and it seems...

June 1, 2011

Garden 2.0

Last year’s garden was a big success, but it didn’t take us long to realize that it wasn’t big enough...

April 9, 2011

More Sketchup

Last year I wrote about how I was learning to use Google Sketchup and that I was planning to use...

February 3, 2011