I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now

This morning it was about 44 degrees out, and I was shivering while driving to the Y. And yet, A few weeks ago it was in the 20’s and low 30’s, and it was invigorating. Maybe it has something to do with the barometric pressure?...

QFC King deposed?

This ad from a Dec. 1963 “Prudence Penny” insert in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer indicates that this is the first Christmas for the little QFC king. For all I know, it may have been his last. Perhaps his oddly trimmed mustache did not play well among the upper middle-class housewives...

Can Crushing for the fun of it.

There is something satisfying about crushing can after can, it makes a wonderful crunching noise, almost as good as the sound of breaking glass....

Happy to be playing again

I got caught up in bidding frenzy and wound up buying this old Zenith Trans-Oceanic at the Saturday auction for forty bucks. I figured to put a kit in that bypasses the old capacitors and the power tube, but no need! It plays perfectly here, at least on AM...

Business Wars podcast… riveting.

I just finished listening to the episodes of "Business Wars" pertaining to Mcdonald's vs. Burger King, and started listening to Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi....

She’s dangerous!

Teresa got an old photo album at the Goodwill for some project, and there were several pictures of this badass left in there; no one else. This is my favorite of the batch, she’s smoking with one hand but has a butcher knife in the other. It looks like...

There are many Lapps

I came across this very old postcard in a lot I purchased a while back. This family is glad to pose on their little hill and with their (reindeer?) Let’s pause for a moment and have some sympathy for mom. So I was thinking, what’s up with the hill?...