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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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I've been sort of AWOL from your Inbox. Life is nutso right now for me as I get ready to: leave for the trial in Antigua prepare to install my new DaVinci Roofscapes roof tape several awesome videos for you If you're a new subscriber, I've done expert witness testimony for years on civil cases […]

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Train season is here. Tomorrow, May 2nd, I'll be attending the annual FRA Rules refresher class. If you're a newer subscriber, I got a once-in-a-lifetime part-time job last summer. Train Conductor Yes, a real conductor on a real full-sized train. CLICK HERE to see my magic hat and the bow tie that makes women swoon. […]

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