Books I Read in 2020

I was hoping to make it through 26 books this year. Then the pandemic hit, and I ended up making it through 46… Here were my favorites: The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger – My favorite from this year. It’s another memoir of an Auschwitz survivor—similar to Man’s Search for Meaning, but I found […]

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Read Some Books in 2019

I didn’t quite read one a week like last year, but I came close—finishing at 48. Here were my favorites: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, PhD – Packed with research on why you need to get more sleep, this is the book I’ve recommended the most from this list. It convinced me to get […]

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Read a Book a Week in 2018

This year I decided to read 52 books–a book a week. My original goal was two a month, but I was so far ahead by mid-February that I upped the ante. I also listened to another 10 books on Audible. These were my favorites: If This is a Man and The Truce by Primo Levi […]

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Made a Custom End Table

After downsizing our living room furniture, we needed a very specific end table. I spent a lot of time searching for the perfect table, eventually deciding it needed to be a “C-table.” Something like this: But nothing was quite the right size, let alone affordable. I had to DIY it. I had some recent experience […]

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Replaced a Hydraulic Line on the RV

Failed Coupling Connection

We recently bought a used RV, which I expect will result in quite a few future posts. A breakdown this weekend provided my first “opportunity” for a new DIY post. As we pulled away from home on our way to the greatest place on Earth, my leveling system sounded an alarm that the jacks were […]

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Read Some Books in 2017

A few of my favorites: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Gregory Hays Translation) (5/5) My favorite book. I read it annually. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss (5/5) Redundant with his podcast, but still worth reading. Really looking forward to reading Tribe of Mentors in 2018. The Tale of the Unknown Island by José Saramago (5/5) […]

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Replaced the Disc Drive on My Wii

Wii Disassembled

Over the last several months, our Nintendo Wii has been intermittently rejecting discs after making a clicking sound (see a video of the problem here). Recently, it started rejecting all discs. I tried cleaning the disc laser, but the problem persisted. Despite my best attempts to find an easy solution online, I concluded the entire […]

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