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Tools Redux (2)

There is a long history of craftsmen securing good income by becoming experts with some tools.
At some time or another, we all find we need to “call the guy.” That person, some tools, some skills, and some knowledge represent the magic that fixes whatever problem we were fa…


Using the right tool turned a difficult task into a quick and easy project.
I recently enjoyed a reminder of how helpful tools can be to solving specific problems.  About 20 years ago, I had wired an outlet plate in the middle of my home office.  I ran ca…

Home, Sweet Home

The words family and familiar have a common root and surprisingly similar meanings.
I recently returned from a 4 week visit to Asia. I had the opportunity to see many old friends and to make some new friends as well.  I visited three countries, one of which was n…