A person should never stop learning new skills and boat building is a skill from ancient history. However my bad experiences with power tools has kept me well away from any kind of carpentry. But there are many kinds of boats and many kinds of construction methods. Still the process has not been without its trials and tribulations.Continue reading Building a Boat in the Garage
There’s a lot of interest in alternative methods for watching television these days because the cable services have become so expensive and bloated. I’ve been working on ways to watch what I want without the wasted time of channel surfing.Continue reading DIY Cord Cutting 101
Some of us see conspiracies everywhere. You guessed it, I’m one of those who spent several hours one afternoon canvassing the grassy knoll inch by inch. I found nothing of interest but I still keep an open mind. This time though I think I found something that we have been lied to about for fifty years – the true origin of the Vulcan Salute.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a big football fan. This fact is even stranger when you realize I live in Nebraska, which has one of the most enthusiastic fan bases in college football. But I never realized how enthusiastic some fans are till I got the opportunity to attend a game this weekend.Continue reading Enthusiastic Fans
It has probably been a long time since you’ve visited the Idle Thoughts website so you might notice some changes. A whole new clean, less cluttered look. However, the content hasn’t changed and reason-for-being is the same.Continue reading Cleaning Up The Clutter
A person never knows what a normal day will bring on the Homestead. It could be a quiet day of gardening, pulling weeds, harvesting raspberries. It might even be revenue producing with sales of jewelry or photography from the website. But every once in a while something unusual happens like – oh, I don’t know – a Flaming Norse Sword shows up on the front lawn.Continue reading A Flaming Sword on the Front Lawn?
I never save coupons. I’m lucky if I remember to bring the list much less any coupons when I get groceries. But sometimes you fall into a good deal even when you don’t mean to.Continue reading Best Gas Price On The Planet
For years I’ve been warning you about the dangers and futility of social media. I have t-shirts in my shop, some of them the very first designs, that talk about what is really the product in the Facebook world. Finally the truth has come out – read about it in mainstream media – and for some reason you are all surprised that you and all the personal information that you posted have been used as the product.Continue reading Will You Be Assimilated?
Happy first day of spring everybody. Despite what the groundhog may have predicted for your area, in my backyard the equinox is bringing with it cold rain and wintry mix. But even though I’ve been bitching loud and long about winter, I have a confession. Spring has been hanging out in my backyard the whole time.Continue reading Where Spring Spends The Off Season