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Summer's here! It's official. The summer solstice was a few days ago. Now we're experiencing a solar storm that's messing up my amateur radio bands. The solar storm, however, is creating some great auroras in the night sky for some in the USA, so if it's clear at night, go out and look north! I […]

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Are you a new subscriber? Welcome! Each week, the link to my site just above your name is a MYSTERY link. CLICK the above link and it will take you to a special page deep in my site where you'll discover something new. This week's clue: circles in Santa Fe This coming weekend I'll work […]

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What happens in nine days? Think. If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, it's the summer solstice. If you're down under, the winter solstice. For me, it's sort of a glum day. The amount of daylight after June 21st, gets less and less each day until we get to the other side of the sun. I […]

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"John, I've got extra hammers. Come on up and see how it's done." "Tim, if I need roofing work done I just call 1-800-ROOFER." (that is not a real number) "You mean call 1-800-GetAGreatRoofer." "Tim, you're my hero!" John has said that to me before because he marvels at me doing lots of work around […]

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I started a new feature last week and FORGOT to tell you about it! I'm blaming it on the heat and humidity down in Antigua. Just above your name - look up above - you should see the name of my website displayed as a hyperlink. I see it in blue. From now on, that's […]

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I'm back from Antigua. I was there as an expert witness in a high-profile case concerning construction defects at the home of the Brazilian Ambassador. Here are my observations about Antigua after visiting it twice - I was there three years ago for the initial inspection of the property to see all the defects: It's […]

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This is going to be very short. If you do nothing else, be sure you READ the post below about the new Lead Paint Legislation. I'm writing this sitting on a screened porch about 30 feet from Hodges Bay here in Antigua. It's a glorious Sunday morning with a gentle sea breeze drifting through the […]

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I'm not a huge football fan, however when I was in high school and college I played LOTS of football. When the DeflateGate scandal broke in the news back in January, within moments I said to Kathy, "This is absurd. After each play, the ball it touched by NO LESS than two NFL officials. If […]

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I meant to get this out to you earlier today but as I said the other day, I'm starting to go nuts with all I have to do before leaving next Thursday. I've got two very short things for you. Over the years I've been doing this newsletter - it's going on twenty years! - […]

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Several hours ago, I sent out an issue of the newsletter. ALERT: New video link below too I'll bet you never thought today you'd go back in time to your grade school English class. I think my favorite English teacher had to be Sr. Mary Emma. She made us diagram sentences until the cows came […]

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