advertise here

This is one of my five websites. Over the last few months I defined their missions, refined their appearances, and have given more attention to their content. Couple that with socio-political changes that are right in the faces of my target market, and what we have is impressive growth in all five. This is inspiring me to continue refining and making a conscious effort to regularly add fresh content. It also has me thinking that all this traffic should be… Read moreadvertise here

future project

* DING * I saw this AGAIN, but this time it rang a little bell and turned a light bulb on in my head. You have to wait for it, but this won’t be the first time you see this idea here at this website.

totally useless information

This stuff has a major advantage over most of what emits out of your boob tube. It is true. As far as I can tell, however, it is also useless. But I couldn’t just let it slip through my fingers without putting it somewhere. This is the place it landed. Where did “Piss Poor” come from? Interesting history. They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. And then once it… Read moretotally useless information

working conditions

What I want to do is putter in my shop, fixing things and making things using my head, my hands and my tools. I enjoy metal work, wood work and more, but mostly I enjoy inventing … creating solutions to problems … making life better in little ways … installing smiles on faces. It is awkward, to say the least, to enjoy that when my shop is 26-degrees Fareinheit. My kerosene heater isn’t real cheap to operate nor is it… Read moreworking conditions

newspaper editor

“A newspaper has three things to do. One is to amuse, another is to entertain and the rest is to mislead.” — Ernest Bevin – British Foreign Minister This week’s Kuna/Melba news arrived containing an announcement seeking a new editor. Boy-oh-boy would I change a few things. It has degenerated into a school newspaper, celebrating the small percentage of kids who excel at playing the featured games of the season as if THOSE are the most interesting, important activities in… Read morenewspaper editor


While nobody is going to mistake me for a sculptor, even the best started somewhere. More significantly, after shoveling one of the only snowfalls of any consequence I can ever remember falling on the Treasure Valley, I couldn’t just leave the big pile of snow in our yard looking ugly.

twelfth day of Christmas

Missy and two co-workers had no place to hang their winter coats. Neither of us like putting our coats and sweaters on the tiny little points a normal coat rack provides… plus, well they are boring. Aha! Another opportunity to use my shop and my creativity. This was a big hit. We even go it installed on Christmas Day… and I didn’t charge holidy pay 😉 The gently-rounded coat holders are: brushed nickle closet door knob painted antique trailer hitch… Read moretwelfth day of Christmas

the eleventh day of Christmas

Technically, I doubled up on the tenth day, but, hey, I already wrote about that one, I hate to miss a day and, it’s my space. I can stretch things here if I feel like it. Missy wanted a place on the Internet to share her photos and notes with friends and family. None of the ones she found quite did it the way she wanted. Worse, they all have to make money some way. The advertising, pop-ups, data-mining and… Read morethe eleventh day of Christmas

on the tenth day of Christmas

Missy started a new job, got a new office all her own and had a big, blank wall that was begging for a bulletin board. Oh, not just any bulletin board, she had to have a steel one that would enable her to attach and move stuff around via magnet holders. And Oh not just a small one, it had to be 4 feet wide by 3 feet tall. And, not just galvanized or plain steel, it had to be… Read moreon the tenth day of Christmas

on the ninth day of Christmas

I created a website for Missy. With my own peculiar sense of humor, I called it: Missy’s Mashed Potatoes. It is just a weird name to get it started. I made it goofy enough she will be inspired to change it to something that really suits her. I figured if I came up with something more likeable she would likely leave it rather than create one with her own personality and signature. I owned the domain simply to protect… Read moreon the ninth day of Christmas

ammo inventory spreadsheet

I created a spreadsheet that has one page of ammo reloading components and another page of loaded ammo with the reloading components added in. I created it in Linux LibreOffice Calc, so the formatting of that file is the same as I use. I also saved it into Microsoft Excel, but I’m sure much is lost in the translation. Feel free to make use of it. The data is not mine (does not resemble or reflect my inventory). You will… Read moreammo inventory spreadsheet

on the eighth day of Christmas

In Grandpa’s Attic, Kuna’s tiny second hand store, I looked for materials for one of my current projects. They weren’t there. However, the upward-shining floor lamp for our too-dark living room was. I haven’t seen anything that would work for under $100. Of course, I haven’t looked real hard either. How much for the lamp? Make me an offer. …. thinking …. I was thinking about five dollars. Wow. That would be wonderful. I’ll take it. It is a three-way… Read moreon the eighth day of Christmas