Fried Health Food?

November 2, 2017
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OK, I am back at home in Maryland, and ironically, it has never really been home, as I rarely live here. But it is the only home I have. I succumbed to the local seafood method of preparation: frying. For the record I did not deep-fry and used a good quality olive oil AND had […]

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De-cluttering my Life – Selling my Bling

October 29, 2017
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I bought this watch and much more a decade ago to impress a woman that I fell in love with in Korea. I used to wear the Breitling, until I got a sports watch. Since, it’s all been sitting in a safe at my house. Tonight, it all goes up for sale in eBay. Getting […]

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My neighbor’s driveway on Lighthouse Drive

October 27, 2017
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Wish I had an interest in holiday type stuff. But I don’t!

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October is the Perfect Month in Piney Point

October 22, 2017
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I learned this a decade ago – no wonder why they have the Oyster Festival this weekend. Today was perfect – 75 F and sunny – but I was amazed of all the bird shit on the pier. So I headed to the enchanted forest for a bit of relief. All is well!

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Simplicity One Chair Legs – too Whimpy

October 1, 2017
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Ha – the two wood-gods that monitor here will chuckle (or cringe) when they see this photo. Modeling in Autodesk Inventor has its limits – a real prototype has its merits. I discarded the idea of carbon fiber legs in the prototype Simplicity One Chair, as they were too costly and too light. But one-inch […]

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Piney Point Beach

September 24, 2017
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Ha – I’ve been home a week and have yet to take a walk on my beach. It is still too hot and humid to enjoy it. October is the only perfect month in Piney Point, Maryland, and I am looking forward to it.  

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The Gift of Life, it’s a Twist of Fate – It’s a Roll of the Die

September 17, 2017
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It’s a free lunch, a free ride. But nature’s got rules, and nature’s got laws. And if you cross her look out! It’s the monkey’s paw. I drove twelve hours today, with lots of pit-stops to handle the fatigue. I was hoping to report this was my first cross-county trip without seeing any road-side accidents […]

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From the Ozarks to Appalachia – Crossing the Mississippi to Memphis

September 16, 2017
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Well, my observation of a year ago still applies – Arkansas has the worst roads in the country, and if one thinks humidity is humidity, regardless of where it is, one is wrong – it’s worse in Arkansas. Nothing against the good folks living there, but this is the quintessential flyover state!   It’s day-three […]

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From Gallup, New Mexico to the Flyover States

September 15, 2017
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Day-2 was ten solid hours of driving, and no particular fun. Nothing to report, except a good authentic dinner at Abuelita Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant in Shawnee, Oklahoma, our stop for the night. The real tedium begins tomorrow. One question – who or what makes these vehicles? I want one, and want to move to Enchanted […]

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Get your Kicks on Route 66

September 14, 2017
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We left the suburban wasteland of Eastvale at 7 a.m., which was too late, as we already had to fight traffic on I-15 at the 60 Freeway, I-10 and I-210 exchanges. A bit of stress was relieved when at the steepest part of the El Cajon Pass, the BMW handled the load of the U-Haul […]

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On the Road Again

September 13, 2017
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Well, the Chinese Investors at Mooney International pissed away about fifty million dollars on the ill-fated M10, but I had a very good year, and had my vision restored to 20/20 by one of the best eye surgeons at UCLA. I don’t want to leave, but it is a perfect time to move on. Back […]

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Leaving the Suburban Wasteland

September 5, 2017
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I can’t imagine why Eastvale, CA was voted the best city to live in California. There’s no community here – no kids in the streets, and the only time you talk to your neighbors is if, by chance, you are taking out your three (garbage, yard & recyclable) waste bins out for Friday pickup. I’d […]

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Advice Heeded

September 4, 2017
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I am rewriting our business plan today and picked up an old book by Hugh MacLeod titled: Ignore Everyone – And 39 Other Keys for Creativity. He summed the book up quite nicely!

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Simplicity One Chair Prototype

August 31, 2017
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We are using Oak for the Prototype Legs – with White Ash, Cherry, Walnut and Mahogany Options Later Since my client, Mooney International, shut down its California site, we are back to building the prototype carbon fiber chair, now called Simplicity One. We discovered “too light” is not good for a chair, so are now […]

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Mooney-Uber Deal Dead

August 21, 2017
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The Chinese investors have halted all work on the M10, and the Mooney-Uber deal appears dead in the water. There is no one left at the Chino Airport to work on it. So I am going home to Piney Point, Maryland to restart Carbon-Fiber-Design! Woo-hoo!

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Garage Sale in my Parlor

August 15, 2017
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OK ladies, I am trying to reinvent the garage sale, by having it in my parlor, by invitation only. Would you come? The man stuff comes later. Well I guess the craft beer glasses are man stuff.

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Where is This?

August 13, 2017
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OK – I am going through old hard drives tonight, and this photo was taken in 2012. What city?

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Drinks with my Tres Amigos – Sergio, Iñaki and Xabier

August 11, 2017
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Three talented Spanish Engineers and great guys in general!  

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Given

July 30, 2017
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Best hippie/surfer film of the year: a blond boy named Given, on Netflix!

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Back on Eggs

July 23, 2017
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After a few decades, I am back to eating eggs (minus the artery clogging bacon & hash browns). They lost their evilness some time ago. Studies show that eggs actually improve the cholesterol profile. They raise HDL (the good) cholesterol and increase the size of LDL particles, which should lower the risk of heart disease. […]

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