I visited the St. Louis Art Museum’s exhibition “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” back in May and took a few photos. Here are two of my favorites. You can see the rest in my Sunken Cities online photo gallery.
I just passed 10,000 miles in my Chevy Bolt EV. In a nutshell, the car has been absolutely wonderful. I get in it, drive it, and plug it into the charger in my garage at the end of the day. Owning this electric car is downright boring; it just works. Driving it is an absolute […]
I was deeply disturbed by the hatred visible in Charlottesville. I was deeply disturbed to hear Donald Trump equivocate on opposition to neo-Nazis and racists. After Trump was elected, I remember having a conversation with a friend, in which I told him about my fears. I knew that Muslims would be killed, simply because of […]
Pray for our community and our country. More importantly, speak up to your friends and neighbors here on this Earth. Ask all of your friends to speak up. Our community and our country are descending into hatred. This is not the America that I believe in.
This week included a watershed day for me: the first time that I knowingly used the men’s room with a transgender man. I followed a trans man into the bathroom and guess what happened: Nothing special. I used the urinal. He used a stall. I left. He left later (I presume, since I have seen […]
Who would have thought that you could blend bluegrass music and a Jewish soul to create an incredible Friday night sabbath service? Nefesh Mountain can, and did, at United Hebrew Congregation. Check out the video below.
Have you ever wondered what happens when you spray paint something without thoroughly cleaning the metal first? You get to paint it again. When I painted the seat frames of my BD-4C airplane back on the 14th, I was hurrying to finish up in time for an evening commitment. Big mistake. Most of the paint adhered nicely but I […]
We wore out our venerable Mr. Coffee coffee grinder. It made a lot of noise but the blades were so smooth that they would not feed the beans. Here is a photo (which you can click to see larger)
I have lost 32 pounds. 🙂 It took a year and I am very pleased. I used the Weight Watchers mobile app and self-discipline. I did not bother with the WW meetings. For the last few weeks, I have maintained my weight without following the WW program, just eating sensibly, so this morning I […]
We just bought a Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car and boy-oh-boy is it fun! This little gem drives “just like a car,” costs about 3 cents per mile to run, has four doors (plus a hatchback), and is surprisingly spacious. Believe it or not, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the “big” car in our family, being 10 […]