Square Foot Gardening

We picked up Mel Bartholomew’s Square Foot Gardening book last year with the intent of planting a small vegetable garden,...

April 8, 2010

HTPC Results

[This is the final part in a series on building your own HTPC] The primary reason I set out to...

March 15, 2010

Home Theater PC

When you start the research, like I did, on building your own Home Theater PC, you inevitably come across a...

February 28, 2010

Green vs Green

If you want to “go green” for environmental reasons, that’s great. If you want to do it for financial reasons,...

July 2, 2009

Back to Normal

He we are at the end of another 30 days. I won’t talk about how difficult it was — I...

June 30, 2009


Last year at this time, almost to the day, I was remembering George Carlin after his passing. Yesterday, the universe...

June 26, 2009

Time Wasters

I usually save links to post to my other site, but these don’t really fit that well, so I thought...

June 25, 2009

Hulu on the Wii

Last year we bought a Wii. Shortly after we downloaded the Internet Channel for it, one of its biggest limitations...

June 21, 2009

Grade School Reunion

I told a few people last week that I was planning a reunion for members of my 8th grade class,...

June 17, 2009

Schmittel’s Nursery

Last week I wrote about our new trees. We bought them from Schmittel’s Nursery in Maryland Heights, and paid them...

June 13, 2009

Chalkboard Door

In addition to the updated spice rack, we also recently remodeled the basement door. My wife has had the idea...

June 12, 2009

Our New Patio

Between increasing state tourism and boosting consumer confidence, we were already doing our part to stimulate the economy, but now...

June 7, 2009

A Poem Lovely As A Tree

It’s been a year since I last wrote about the torturous sewer project that transpired in our back yard. There...

June 3, 2009

Free Energy

Last summer when I wrote about our solar water heater installation, I was anxious to see how it would function...

March 1, 2009

The End of the Road

Well, here we are at the end of 30 Days of Blog. It was fun, but I must admit that...

June 30, 2008

I’m Cheating

Fridays are the hardest. Whew. When I accepted this challenge, I wouldn’t have guessed that one day would be harder...

June 27, 2008

It Ain’t Over Yet

Looks like I might have spoken a bit prematurely last month when I said that the end was in sight....

June 20, 2008

Going Solar

As I mentioned previously, I was considering installing a photovoltaic system this year to offset some of our home energy...

June 9, 2008

Time in a Bottle

When I graduated college and started working full time, it was a bit of a shock initially. You never realize...

June 2, 2008

I Accept the Challenge

One of my friends from college (who blogs at the curiously named site Numb Trolley Bus) has issued a challenge...

June 1, 2008