I grill. A lot. And when I moved to the new place, I passed along my 20 year old (or so) Weber Genesis to a friend, And now do strictly charcoal in a Weber Kettle, or wood in a smoker. I'm a big Weber fan, since they work well and you can get parts for … Continue reading Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter
I love car shows. I'll binge watch Top Gear. I'll hit Grand Tour the day the episode posts. I'll watch nearly every episode of a car or bike builder show. So I was plodding around Netflix and stumbled onto "Fastest Car". The premise is simple, throw a random three cars up against a super car … Continue reading “Fastest Car”, Netflix
I'm not an early adopter. It's not because I'm some sort of Luddite. I've seen my early adopter friends pay too much for new tech, only to have better and cheaper show up in a year or two. I had a friend that bought a Cd player when they first came out. Manual feed, one … Continue reading Apple Watch, Series 1
Welcome to the new site. The old site was on tumblr - here, and I've been bad about maintaining it. And it's Tumblr. I've got a lot to write about. Hopefully, I'll get some time this week. Keep tuned. Pat
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Every so often I get to travel internationally, in this case to Canada. I enjoy Canada. Every-time I've been there I liken it to the movie "Demolition Man". Clean scrubbed, well dressed people walking around greeting each other 'good morning citizen'. So this week finds me in Montreal Canada. My previous trips have been to … Continue reading Montreal Canada, Sector 21 Building 2071 Room 1401
When I started down this journey, nearly every doctor I met said something to the effect that I had two months treatment, high cure rate, I'd be fine. Only one - the radiologist (I'm not sure what to call him) basically said something along the lines of "Hah hah...uh. no. More like three years". Damn … Continue reading SitRep Year 3: Can I wrap this up?
I've told my kids on many occasions, in any situation - Even a job interview or car purchase, sometimes all there is left is entertainment value. So you may as well have fun with the situation. It's an attitude like that - My attitude, that gets me into trouble in places with funny people to … Continue reading Oberlin Revisited.
It's been quite some time since I've been to the big apple. Most of my travel keeps me clear of the northeast corridor, thank God. There's not much I like about that region. So I wasn't thrilled when the word came down NYC may be in my plans. In the past, I'd take the shuttle … Continue reading New York, NY. If you can make it there…ahh…screw it.
One of the funny things about DC is that I grew up here, But then I moved. So I look at it differently now, like a foreigner . Fall and Spring are the best times to hit this city. In the spring you have the cherry blossoms, as well as crab apple, apple, pear, and … Continue reading Washington DC