The Carousel Slide Projector I Always Wanted

Posted on October 18, 2016

For 50 years I have wanted a Carousel slide projector. The sleek Kodak machine made to display photographic slides in an endless loop was a technological wonder of my youth. They might not have been as riveting as home movie projectors in that they only showed still pictures. But the quality of those pictures was Continue Reading »

As American as Apple Pie

Posted on October 11, 2016

They say travel is very educational. Sometimes it is in ways you don’t expect. Several years ago, Janet & I were in Scotland visiting a lady who is the ex-wife of a close friend of her family. Despite the divorce, everybody is still on good terms and we spent a delightful afternoon with this lovely Continue Reading »

Playoff Fever at Wrigley Field

Posted on October 7, 2016

The Chicago Cubs are in the baseball playoffs and the whole town has gone crazy with excitement. I rode my bike over to Wrigley Field several hours before the game to take pictures. I am far too cheap to actually GO to the games, so this is a way to get in on the fun Continue Reading »

Who’s That Knocking at my Door?

Posted on September 27, 2016

As long as there have been doors, there has been a need for door knockers. The earliest door knocker was probably a nearby rock picked up off the ground and smashed agains the door. The ancient Greeks used designs that were modeled after statues. Some cultures used scary creatures that people thought would ward off evil spirits. Continue Reading »

Chia Your Way to Heart Health

Posted on September 18, 2016

There’s an old expression, “You are what you eat.” Sounds funny, but if you eat more of certain foods, you will be healthier on the inside. All those things floating around in your blood stream will work better if they are given the right fuels. The HDLs and LDLs and other stuff that’s racing around inside Continue Reading »

Disaster in our Basement!

Posted on September 5, 2016

So, we’re sitting there in our insurance man’s office finishing up some paperwork when the insurance guy asks, “Ever get water in your basement? We’ve got great coverage for that!” We thought back and couldn’t think of a single leak in decades. “Nope, not a problem.” I said, feeling relieved that I wouldn’t be giving Continue Reading »