Pricing Used Cars – Good Bye “Blue Book”

I’ve been known to buy a used car from time to (all the) time. I especially like 5+ year  old American made cars that depreciate in value a lot more quickly than Japanese, and German models (I’ve learned to stay away from everything Land Rover and Jaguar, the hard way).  I also buy most of…

A Budding Botanist?

This is a picture of a budding Botanist, or at least a gardener.  Chris, my youngest son, had a school project for biology. The intent of the project was to design an urban container garden that would minimize impacts of urban growth and could be applicable to a field-to-table restaurant. No, I am not making…

We Are Analog in a “Digital” World. What are we Missing?

What have we lost? Ultimately, we are all Analog. Our memories, and experiences are not neat, lined up in a row, bits and bytes, easily stored in electronic memory. No, our brains are a tangle of irregulary shaped neurons, firing in some unknown organic way. Phonographs, a modern day Victrola anachronism to my kids.  Now replaced…

Where’s Great Beer

It’s all about the beer. No sports bars allowed on this list. Sorry Buffalo Wild Wings….

Where’s Great Pizza

No national chains allowed. These are very well rated pizza places in the DC area.

Gearing Up for Homebrew Con 2016 — American Homebrewers Association

Homebrew Con is the most wonderful time of the year! Over 3,000 beer drinkers and beer makers from across the country will descend upon Baltimore, Maryland for the biggest weekend in homebrewing of the year. If you are a beer enthusiast or homebrewer, it’s a can’t-miss event that you might just end up attending every…