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Cooking with Gadget Guy

Cooking with Gadget Guy

Two years ago I bought a Big Green Egg and started grilling. My first test was a disaster, but since I’ve gotten really good at burgers. My family...

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Genetic testing: My $99 lesson

Genetic testing: My $99 lesson

Last year, I participated in The Genographic Project, a DNA testing that identifies genetic ancestry. Much has been written about the perils of genetic...

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Spring ahead, fall back. How about neither?

Spring ahead, fall back. How about neither?

National Geographic has published an article with experts questioning the validity of DST. I’ve ordered the book mentioned in the article. There...

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Belated thoughts on the Federal government shutdown

Belated thoughts on the Federal government...

The government shutdown cost America $24 billion dollars. Let’s put that in perspective. NASA’s annual budget is about $18 billion. Besides...

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Album Review: I hear you, Major Tom

Album Review: I hear you, Major Tom

William Shatner’s third studio album – Seeking Major Tom – has nowhere near the emotional resonance of his last album Has Been, but it...

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Meeting Major Mancheck

Meeting Major Mancheck

  In two weeks, I’ll be attending a NASA Social at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The event is a two-day affair featuring the launch of the Landsat...

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Revisiting World War Z

Revisiting World War Z

  World War Z (Max Brooks, $9 on Amazon) is one of my favorite books. It was the first book I read after my mother’s death. You are probably...

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Cutting cable? Here’s some advice

Cutting cable? Here’s some advice

My friend Stephen wrote to me asking recommendations for cutting cable. Based on his description of his family’s viewing habits, he seems to be the...

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Election 2012: We’re all in this together. Or, calm the frack down.

Election 2012: We’re all in this together....

I rarely write about political matters on this blog, but I do feel the need to speak on this topic. I’m sure we are all glad the nation’s crazy...

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Quick impressions of the iPhone 5

Quick impressions of the iPhone 5

I’ve used the device for about three weeks and I am pretty happy. It’s the best iPhone I’ve had yet. On the Verizon network, it rocks....

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