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Woo Hoo Health Care

Wow. Two pieces of good health care news in two days. Imagine that. Today, I called Washington Health Benefit Exchange, also known as Washington Healthplan Finder, also known as wahbexchange.org. In less than five minutes I learned that I didn’t … Continue reading

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Fresh Idea Passive Pump Flipped

Take that idea and flip it around. Thomas Edison (an inventor with a great first name) wasn’t the first inventor to find a way to record sounds. He was, however, the first one to find a way to play them … Continue reading

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Frugal Gardening 2017

The seasons work like that. Forget about the calendar because some things will happen on a regular basis without effort or timing. I decided to write about a few frugal hacks I’ve employed in my nascent garden. One in particular … Continue reading

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Lifeboats For Our Species

Unless you’re lucky or asleep, dreams take work. Elon Musk has announced plans to accomplish one of my dreams, colonizing space. First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. I expect a … Continue reading

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Asterias May Have One Success

One of my smaller investments had good news. It appears they’ve been able to regrow severed nerves. One of their trial patients has regained use of his arms. Amidst the cautions layered around investments and health care news it was … Continue reading

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Fresh Idea – Dockside Tidal Power

Fresh ideas come along that might be worth a lot or a little; and some should be launched into the world because they may be needed now and shouldn’t wait for me to develop them fully. Sometimes, ideas have to … Continue reading

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Such A Deal

Such a deal! A representative of one of my publishers called today with a deal. It was so nice of them to remember me. We talked for about ten minutes and I had to turn down their offer. I could … Continue reading

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Fresh Idea Living Picnic Table

Fresh ideas, inventions that I pass along to the world. Maybe they’re useful. Maybe they’re fun. Skip tablecloths and being careful with the tabletop. Make a picnic table that has a garden of groundcover for a top. Living roofs are … Continue reading

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Fresh Idea For Sale Sign Holder

  Really? I’ve got to be the one to think these things up? I’ve designed a sign holder that is less likely to attract bugs and is less likely to expose the paper inside to rain. My design is very … Continue reading

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Unshackled Explorers

On March 26th, James Cameron impressed me. Using an innovative submersible, he dove to the bottom of the ocean – a place we’ve explored less than we’ve explored space. A mega-millionaire funded an effort to expand our understanding and risked … Continue reading

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