Monthly Archives: December 2013

Name that character!

One thing every fiction author must grapple with is what to name his characters. This is not as easy as it might appear. First off, the name must fit the character, or at least not conflict with it. If your … Continue reading

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Hello Dere

Last winter, we were on a cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship and were taking the elevator to one of the 14 decks, when the doors opened and an odd looking man got on with his much taller wife. He … Continue reading

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An important message about whatever…

Many people have noticed that certain long-cherished Christmas Specials don’t seem quite so special any more. Endearing scenes, gags and dialogues you remember from the past seem to be missing. Is this possible? And if so, what has replaced them? … Continue reading

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Great moments in kayak rack engineering

Kayaks are great, but where do you store the things so they aren’t in the way? Check out the kayak rack I made in the garage. It can store 2 kayaks out of the way above the refridge. The bottom … Continue reading

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Nature is not your mother (It’s not even your friend.)

Two years ago, we were in Iceland for a short time and saw the sights, so to speak. There were glaciers, waterfalls, hot springs, ponies, a whole lot of empty land. and more blondes than a TV news anchor convention. … Continue reading

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