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RNS Quote of The Day, 01/02/17 — Vice Edition

(He had done, he liked to say, all the vices.) —Larissa MacFarquhar, describing philosopher Bernard Williams in her endlessly-delightful New Yorker article on the late Derek Parfit, “How to Be Good.” I find her prose, BTW, to be both astonishing … Continue reading

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Time Travel: Berlin, 1900

I found this video, film of 1900 Berlin colorized and slowed to normal speed, tremendously affecting. The facial expressions did it. Those ghosts are all too real.    

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Stephen Hsu and Some Guy Who Played Bongos

To some of us, this photo has the same emotional resonance as the one of Bill Clinton shaking JFK’s hand had to a very different tribe: I still try to reread Feynman’s QED every year. You should too.  

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Specialty Pistol on 6mmBR

Always nice to see more specialty pistols exposure, and 6mmbr sure does have pretty pictures: XP-100 on custom aluminum frame. And on the C&J Convertible Rest — Hot Dog! Cayle’s Custom 22BR Prairie Dog Pistol

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“Reading was not fashionable in the eighteen-fifties”

A delightful book worth seeking out is The Fantastic City by Amelia Ransome Neville, (link to free ebook, good luck on finding a hard copy) primarily for its humanizing nuggets of golden-state history (“Beckwourth, the explorer, lately returned from the … Continue reading

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Ta-Da

So, two weeks off from the blog. Yeah, so, now that work is slowing down a bit as I get caught up, the wife has stated that I need to do some repairs on the home front. Spending time sitting … Continue reading

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Catching Up

I’m still in the process of getting the metal shop I hope to inherit caught up. And still putting in 60+ hour weeks to do so. One of the projects I was looking forward to getting at was a trellis … Continue reading

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Rewarding

One of the other projects at the new job that was in pieces when I arrived was a set of 17 bar stools for the VIP Lounge of a local casino. They are no longer just pieces. It’s a horrible … Continue reading

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Those childhood memories

I put this on the bookface, but no one responded to it, so I likely screwed up the post. Hopefully someone will enjoy it here. I was going through some old photos my sister sent me a while back and … Continue reading

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Not going quite as planned

It was an interesting week at the new job. First, the guy who was going to stick around for 2-3 weeks to help get me transitioned and caught up quit on Tuesday. Apparently, he thinks I’m quite capable. Second, the … Continue reading

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