Category Archives: 2017 Aug-Sep

Keith Tucker’s What NOW?!! Toon GUEST ARTIST!

        Keith Tucker, our in-house political cartoonist, is on sort of a working vacation this issue.  He’s on deadline to put the finishing touches on a book documenting his work on “Jem and the Holograms”, a 1980’s … Continue reading

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We Don’t Do Oil Changes At Tom Dwyer’s

We Don’t Do Oil Changes at Tom Dwyer Actually, we never have… We know how it is.  You’re driving when you notice the crusty old window sticker says you’re 2000 miles overdue for an oil change.  You look around and … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Trump… why wouldn’t America vote for him?

Greetings, About 60% of Americas aren’t tired of winning after eight months of Trump but at least the Democratic Leadership is feeling good.  They see big wins on the horizon but without significant changes those wins might never materialize.  The … Continue reading

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A De-Fishing Story- James Magmer’s hobby combines fishing, environment, and art

“My Dad always loved the outdoors and just hated seeing the trash left behind by thoughtless people.  He taught me to always leave the environment better than I found it.  Always.”  That lesson has stayed with James Magmer, our longest-term … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Cucumber and celery salad with tuna

When Drew picked this month’s recipe, the 100° weather we’ve seen all Summer was on his mind.  He was considering one recipe until he saw the 8-hour cook time for it…  “NO! It’s just too hot to be cooking!”  And … Continue reading

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Shop Talk for August and September 2017

Comment of the Month Quora is a question-and-answer forum we follow.  It offers lots of qualified (or at least interested and interesting) people commenting on an amazing variety of topics, and it’s a fascinating resource we highly recommend.  This month’s … Continue reading

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Health Notes-  Man in vegetative state regains consciousness

You occasionally hear headlines like this… “man regains consciousness after 20 years in a coma”.  You hear them occasionally, but not very often.  Comas are one of the clouds in the silver lining of modern medicine because although our technology … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Space and Ocean Exploration: The Alternative to the Military Industrial Complex” by Danny Quintana

History has proven Eisenhower’s thoughts on the Military/Industrial Complex tragically prophetic, but seeing a dragon isn’t the same as slaying it.  The M/IC has grown and thrives for real reasons and it won’t go away just because the majority of … Continue reading

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Humorousness- Recognizing the IgNobelity with our own Quiz

It’s Humorousness time again, and for this slightly odd newsletter that means Science time.  In September the Annals of Improbable Research held the 27th First Annual Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony and Lectures to announce its Ig Nobel Prizes, awarded for “ten unusual or … Continue reading

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Popcorn Shorts for August-September 2017

Cool stuff that’s too small for a big article Just like it says, Popcorn Shorts is about the kind of things we think are really interesting, but don’t really need a large article to explain them.  From the sublime to … Continue reading

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