Perspective on Gun Deaths

Here is an estimated breakdown of how people will die in the United States this year. Death by a person controlling a gun: 31,000 Death by Car Accident: 32,000 Death by Suicide: 38,000 Death by Influenza and Pneumonia: 50,000 Death by Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,000 Death by Diabetes: 69,000 Death by Alzheimer’s: 83,000 Death by Accidents: … Continue reading “Perspective on Gun Deaths”

iPhone 4 Lawsuit Before 30 Day Return period?!

The iPhone 4 hasn’t been out 30 days and there’s already a class action lawsuit.  I agree with the reasoning below. I’ll tell you how absurd this is. When you buy the phone, you’ve got two weeks to 30 days to take it back and get your money back if it doesn’t work or if … Continue reading “iPhone 4 Lawsuit Before 30 Day Return period?!”

Christian Homeschooling Parents in Danger of Deportation: You Can Help

My readers from California will spot the irony in this… Over 73,000 Signers Support German Homeschooling Parents in Danger of Deportation Christian family seeking asylum; Obama wants to deport. Here’s a German family, the Romeikes, that believe in homeschooling their children, but in Germany that means jail-time and their children will probably be taken away. … Continue reading “Christian Homeschooling Parents in Danger of Deportation: You Can Help”

Practical Fountain Pens

“These scissors don’t work, can you pass me yours?  Thanks.   Hmm… these don’t work either.  Did they work for you?  They did?!  How did you get them to work!”  It is embarrassing to be the only kid in class who doesn’t know how to use scissors.  Although it was odd that these scissors didn’t … Continue reading “Practical Fountain Pens”

Free Terabyte of Storage on Flickr

Good news for the cheap photographers, Yahoo! wants back in the photography sharing game.  Flickr has redesigned its website and is now offering 1TB of Free photo storage to anyone.  You can see on my grandfathered Pro account I have only used 0.035TB up in 2 years!  To give you an idea of how many … Continue reading “Free Terabyte of Storage on Flickr”

2019 in Retrospect

We were locked outside. The sliding glass door had locked itself upon being closed. Perhaps it had been slammed just a little too hard. Minutes earlier the kids had shot off poppers. We were celebrating the new year standing out on the back deck; 20 feet off the ground at my in-laws house. It was … Continue reading “2019 in Retrospect”

Snowplow Proof Mailbox

Last Saturday our mailbox was taken out by a snow plow! This was a job for something besides duct tape (although that did cross my mind). I ran down to the hardware store but couldn’t find a support arm that would fit the post. I couldn’t find any mailbox support arms. Actually I’m not good … Continue reading “Snowplow Proof Mailbox”