Monthly Archives: January 2016

Going Solar – Part 3: The Waiting Game

Partly it was my own fault – by the time I was seriously looking into going solar, the holiday season was in full swing. That meant that trying to get real information and a formal quote on the system or … Continue reading

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Real Life Review – Craftsman 218331 Tablesaw – Part 3: Adjusting the blade alignment

As mentioned in Part 2, the saw didn’t arrive with the blade perfectly aligned to the miter slots. Per the manual this looked to be a relatively easy task, so with a fairly short window of shop time today and … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Stalin Front

Ledig, Gert translated by Hofmann, Michael Original German edition 1955, NYRB edition 2015 Set on the Eastern Front of WWII, this relatively short novel about a minor battle is written with such human insight that it nearly becomes a dark … Continue reading

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Book Review – Say You’re One of Them

Akpan, Uwem Back Bay, 2008 This collection of short stories, including a couple which could be stand-alone novellas, centers around the various conflicts in recent (and sadly also current) African events as seen through the eyes of children and young … Continue reading

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