Tagged "miscellaneous"

Terro Liquid Ant Baits

I came into the house a few days ago to be greeted by a border collie (which I expected) and a stream of ants (which I did not expect).

The Food that Built America

Seamlessly blending historian interviews with dramatized re-enactments, The History Channel’s three-part series on The Food that Built America offers a surprisingly riveting look at what might sound like some mundane topics.

Nixon Now

I was recently at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.

Sherwin Williams Porch and Floor Enamel vs. Border Collie

Samantha the border collie was easily house trained, and remained so for five years in our previous house.

Photography Rules Around the National Mall

The last time I was at the National Archives building in Washington, D.


I don’t play a lot of electronic games, but have recently been enjoying the Electronic Arts release of Monopoly on my iPhone.

Euler’s Method in Hidden Figures

Having thoroughly enjoyed seeing the movie Hidden Figures, I wondered about the “old math” breakthrough shown late in the story, when the Euler method is applied to aerospace calculations, after several scenes claiming that the math needed to do the calculations did not exist.

Tutti Frutti Ice Cream at Eddie’s Sweet Shop

A couple of years ago, I was contacted by the owner of Eddie’s Sweet Shop in Queens, New York.

Grain-free Dog Food and Local Shopping

Visiting the western Chicago suburb of Naperville, I was surprised to see so many people walking around the downtown outdoor shopping area on a chilly, dreary Sunday afternoon.

Weeding the Worst Library Books

The New Yorker has an article this week on Weeding the Worst Library Books.

Compulsory Mechanical Licensing

I’m at the tail end of producing a music album for a client, and have been sailing the seas of mechanical licenses.

Bark Busters Progress

In March we met with a local Bark Busters trainer to get assistance working with Samantha the Border Collie.

How do people discover new books?

Today’s New York Times has an article by economist Paul Krugman about Amazon’s alleged status as a monopsony in the book-selling world.

2014 Honda CR-V

After seven years and 92,000 miles we traded in the 2006 Honda CR-V for a 2014 model.

A Check from Oracle

Today I received in the mail a check for $190 from Oracle Corporation.