Category: Ideas

Coming up with ideas is the easy part for me, making them work is another thing. So when I do come up with something that works well, I’ll post it here. I’m also including a few experiences with some of my not-so-stellar plans.

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It’s not the Media. It’s us.

Last week I went to a town hall by Rep. John Curtis. I’m not a Republican, but I appreciate his efforts to listen to all of his district. I like his pragmatism. And I hold him to a high standard. That’s why I fact checked him on one important point.

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Red Beans & Lentils

Tonight after dinner I turned to my son and said, “Would you put away the leftovers?”

He raised his eyebrow and said, “Do you mean put them in the fridge, or put away the leftovers?”

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Zucchini Monster Soup

Last night at a tech meetup, my friend and I traded some of our harvests. I ended up with two big zucchini… you know, the kind that stayed on the vine oh… about 10 minutes too long? This is one of my favorite zucchini tricks.

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Under Pressure: Water Bottle Science Tricks

My girl showed me an awesome trick today: by twisting a nearly-empty water bottle at its middle, you can make the water inside it boil. Watch out for that lid when it pops, not to mention the escaping steam! We recommend trying this outside, and wearing the wrapper like an upcycled wristband. 😉

Two other neat tricks to try: