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On Friday, September 30, 2016, I had the honor to address about twenty-five or thirty people in room 201 of Braunstein Hall on the University of Cincinnati (UC) campus. There was a mix of UC faculty, graduate students, undergrad students and subscribers to my newsletter. Two of the professors who were at UC when I […]

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How Much Does Rain Weigh? - For 2 Inches Per Square Mile I like to do arithmetic problems the way I was taught in grade school. I still use a pencil and paper. The goal is to keep my brain sharp. It's one of the reasons I like doing Morse code too. My favorite pencils […]

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Tim Carter DIY Coaching - Phone or Video Call Do you need DIY coaching? Are you stuck with a: carpentry problem plumbing issue roof leak ceramic tile install or grout question repair conundrum bid comparison scenario ANY problem around your home or small business Ask the Builder founder Tim Carter will call you on the […]

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Build a Cardboard Boat - Sears Editors Conference 1999 I was lucky to be part of the team that was destined to build a cardboard boat that set a Florida state record. The year, I believe, was 1999. Mike Mangan, the public relations manager for Sears, invited me to my first ever Sears Editors Conference […]

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Isotopes Baseball Hat - Best One I've Ever Had This hat was purchased in Albuquerque, NM in the summer of 2009. It's the most comfortable hat I've ever owned. I need another one now, but I have my own custom design I want to have embroidered on the front. Help me find a supplier of […]

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Suing a Contractor for Poor Workmanship - Go to a Casino How many horror stories have you heard about homeowners who end up wanting to sue their contractors? The reasons are as plentiful as grains of sand on a beach. In almost all cases it comes down to defective workmanship. Sometimes it’s non-performance where the […]

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Custom Home Building and Repair Advice - I Can Call You My wife thinks I’m crazy most nights. We sit down after dinner and watch different shows on cable TV. I absolutely love to watch commercials laughing at some and groaning at others. I study them to see how the companies use psychological tricks to […]

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"Hey Dad, you'd look really great without a mustache." My youngest daughter had popped her head into the dining room just to drop that quick comment. It was the winter of 2008-09 and I was back in Cincinnati for one of my visits from New Hampshire. Just months before, I had moved to New Hampshire […]

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Synchronicity and Kearney, Nebraska - A Roy Story Roy is a subscriber to my FREE Ask the Builder newsletter. On March 7, 2021, I shared in that newsletter a synchronicity story about me and Jason. Roy was kind enough to grant permission to me to share his life-saving synchronicity tale. Here it is: Several years […]

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