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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I Went to Italy

…and this is what I learned. My wife and I recently returned from a 9-day vacation through Rome, Vernazza, and Venice. The trip was originally inspired by Instagram posts by Richard Betts and Sarah Tveidt. Around the first of the year, we started to crunch some numbers and compare work schedules, eventually deciding we could make […]

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