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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

Bye Bye Movable Type

It’s been a good run.  I think I started using Movable Type as my blogging platform in 2003, but it...

December 22, 2010

Rooftop Antenna

I’ve not had much luck with antennas as part of my Home Theater PC build. Up until now, none of...

October 9, 2010

Hey Airline Industry!

Recent surveys have indicated that the airlines are getting worse instead of better when it comes to customer satisfaction, one...

August 19, 2010

Google Sketchup

This has been on my todo list forever, and today I finally got around to it. I’ve been wanting to...

August 7, 2010


Well, here we are at the end of another 30 days. I don’t know if it’s because I have so...

June 30, 2010

Lenovo Wireless Keyboard

The Lenovo N5901 wireless keyboard is a small handheld remote with a full QWERTY keyboard and built-in trackball. It seems...

June 28, 2010

Magnetic Picture Gallery

What do you get when you cross a child’s door with a refrigerator? A door that any kid can use...

June 27, 2010

Sammy Scott’s

I don’t think I’ve ever written a restaurant review before, but since I’m waiting for Dobbs to change the oil...

June 23, 2010