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Kickstarter: “Friends and Partners”

In his blog, inventor and writer Dan Provost writes about the process of creating and mar-keting his invention, the Glif, a tripod mount for the iPod that doubles as a…

Blizzards, Trampedes and The Whole Truth 

Original Run Date: February 11, 2010 We are having a blizzard and I have been riding around in Slight Si, my little minivan and counting the fools who are out…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Well, the next produce shortage has been announced, after citrus from Florida, at least, and that seems to happen every winter. Some expert on NPR this morning told the world…

Nothing New Under the Sun

Have you ever just chuckled when hearing an idea presented as a brand new concept when it is really an age-old idea?  This week several TV programs featured a segment…

Kickstarter: “I Have a Dream”

Did you ever have an idea for a project you wanted to undertake, but not have any idea how you were going to fund that project?  Maybe you invented something…

Frozen Pipes, Camping and Porta-potties

On Friday morning Management and I awakened to discover our water pipes were frozen. This was my fault. In one of my continuing multi-year construction projects I attached a new…

One-Word Resolution

The greeting, “Happy New Year,” will be spoken and heard for at least the first couple of weeks in January as a new year gets under way.  The day celebrated…

Plan for 2018

Happy 2018!  Have you set your New Year’s Resolutions yet?  Are you game to add one more resolution that you probably have not thought of to your list?  Your list…

Gifts for the King

I hope that each of you enjoyed your gift-giving at Christmas this year. I’m sure you put a lot of thought into what you were giving your loved ones.  If…

Making Waves, Jet Skis and Suspenders

On the day before the day before Christmas which I was calling Christmas Eve Eve (until I realized it wasn’t) it was morning, the son was making waves. As with…