January 16th, 2013:
The lockout is over, training camps are starting, and we are only a week away from this year’s belated Christmas gift, opening night of the 2012 / 2013 NHL season. Thankfully both sides have realized... read more
Posted in: Engineering, Hobbies
January 21st, 2013:
With the snow starting to fly at the beginning of a new year, it’s quickly becoming apparent that winter is in full swing and it’s time to get out and hit the slopes! Skiing has always been a... read more
February 20th, 2013:
It’s vacation week on the Vineyard and the alarm clock rings at 3 o’clock in the morning.  I respond with a tap on the snooze and the pillow over my head.  I’m trying to recall my genius... read more
Posted in: Hobbies, Summer Fun
May 28th, 2013:
As someone who grew up in Tennessee and now lives in Boston, I feel a fond affection for smoked meats. I had the fortune of being married into a family that owns Rowland Farm that just happens to... read more
Posted in: DIY, Food, Hobbies, Summer Fun
May 2nd, 2014:
People are once again building and inventing things for themselves. After two generations of Americans that had no idea how to change the oil in their cars, much less how their toaster worked, people... read more
May 13th, 2014:
In an ideal world, students around the nation would enter each next grade at the same level as their peers, with access to the same classes, teachers, resources, etc. such that upon graduating high... read more
May 29th, 2014:
  The game of golf.  Many of us have developed a love-hate relationship with this past time with a much larger emphasis on the latter of the two feelings. For myself, all it takes... read more
June 2nd, 2014:
“What are you doing? Is this seriously necessary? This wouldn’t be so difficult if you just walked instead of run. You already look great there is no need to go crazy here.”  My conscious has a... read more
July 22nd, 2014:
Click Here for PDF of Slides Communicating visually is an important skill for all members of a design firm and should not be solely the responsibility of the designers.  Being able to quickly... read more
July 29th, 2014:
The Sowden Softbrew is a very simple manual coffee maker. It uses a ceramic pot to steep coffee in the same manner as steeping tea. The process is a little slower than most coffee makers, but it... read more
August 11th, 2014:
8am to 5pm, work, work, work. Seems like we are chained to the desk day in and day out, slaves to our job responsibilities until the end of the day when the chain leash becomes a little longer and we... read more
August 19th, 2014:
The 2014 football season is almost upon us and with that comes another year of fantasy goodness. Drafting has already begun for some leagues while others are still preparing. For those in the thick... read more
Posted in: Hobbies, Summer Fun
September 4th, 2014:
I was a dirty child.  My favorite place to spend a Saturday afternoon was with my knees in the dirt of my mother’s garden.  Nothing was greater than making whatever you wanted from the... read more
Posted in: Design, Hobbies, Summer Fun
September 10th, 2014:
With the Patriot’s season already done after losing to Miami, we might as well focus on some basketball. Most fans understand the basic concept of the screen on offense: the ball handler waits for a... read more
September 16th, 2014:
The hot summer days are coming to an end, but the hiking season is just beginning to ramp up. With the warm colors of fall appearing on the trees and beautiful snowscapes not far away, now is a great... read more
October 22nd, 2014:
As someone who exercises regularly, I often wonder how much energy could be created by all the workouts being done.  It reminds me about something I read long ago about splitting wood., the... read more

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