Great tip for those wanting to draw things better

Posted By on April 23, 2024

As a “non-artist,” I’ve always admired (or had someone on the CPP payroll) who have had the ability and training to create art. Here’s a social media video tip for those of us who would just like to draw a car. 😊 

Music Monday: “Dreams” by the Cranberries

Posted By on April 22, 2024

CranberriesIn 1990s, well after I was focused on listening to whatever new songs were popular, the Irish band “The Cranberries” was making music that caught my ear.

Previously, I posted on the alt rock song Linger for Music Monday, but today will highlight their music video forDreams after hearing it as FoxBusiness segment music.

The Cranberries – “Dreams” | 1992

Mashing together my thoughts on a few things automotive

Posted By on April 21, 2024

The social group that I waste too much time in reading and replying to each week on (a bunch of car enthusiasts and a few automotive journalists) posted a 1984 Chevy Celebrity Eurosportphoto of a 1984 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport last week. It was exactly like the second company car I had when working for Portage Newspaper Supply Company in the 1980s (the first was also a Chevrolet Celebrity –  a White1982). The photo brought back good memories and was the car I drove Brenda from Aurora, Ohio to Mayfield Heights, Ohio to give birth … and the car we brought Katelyn home from Hillcrest Hospital

Speaking of Katelyn, she sent me “An Ode to the Bug” link she thought was “bloggable” about Volkswagens … so I’ll honor those thoughts with a couple photos and a LINK to the articleenjoyable if you like VWs! 

VWs VW and the Golden Gate Bridge

Personally I’m anxious to check out the ID.Buzz … when it arrives. 



Should be a Music Monday, but a 4/18/2024 RIP Dickey Betts

Posted By on April 20, 2024

Previously on Music Monday, Dickey Betts and the Allman Brothers were highlighted several times on MDB. He passed away in Florida on Thursday last week and I wanted to include a mention and to highlight his music. The cause was cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Betts’ manager David Spero confirmed. ☹

The Allman Brothers have performed great music throughout the years as individuals and as a group. They were all talented, but unfortunately in an age of drugs and alcohol … and motorcycles (twice) … faced some dark days in the middle of their skyrocketing success. 

  Allman Brothers | Blue Sky from “Eat A Peach” 1972

DB“Blue Sky” is a Dickey Betts (band member) song from the Allman Brothers double album “Eat a Peach” (1972) after band leader Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident. If you were alive during that time, you will probably recognize the sound, but more likely know their hit single a year later, “Ramblin’ Man.” For those who enjoy the Allman Brothers … and the reunions (1st and 2nd) … the recordings or live performances often exhibited expected “jam sessions” that would stretch on long past the normal 3-5 minute song cuts (15 minutes or more was not uncommon).


Tech Friday: What’s the fuss about AI center power demands?

Posted By on April 19, 2024

I have finally gone “Full Howard” (an inside family joke) #TBT

Posted By on April 18, 2024

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Woodworking project: Finished my Table Saw Jointer Jig

Posted By on April 17, 2024

Table Saw Jointer Jig

If you aren’t into woodworking, a Table Saw Jointer Jig will mean nothing … but Katelyn and Drew have a pile of lumber from their lot in the garage, and some of it needs a new home.😉  

So I need to start hauling some of it back and prepping it for woodworking projects (I already put a little on my lumber shelf) … but I need a way to start with straight edge. For the lack of a jointer (tool used to produce a flat surface along a board’s length), I’ve made a jig to do the same on my Delta Table Saw and since I wanted one that could do a longer length, I started with an 8 foot piece of 1/2” plywood.


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