After shopping on Amazon not looking for what I wanted, I stumbled upon Life Currents’ pot rack. Inspired what the couple did, I set off to Home Depot to make my own to mount under my unfinished cabinets. Instead of the 1 1/2″ malleable iron they used, I opted for the 1/2″ pipe. – 2 […]
Of the sexed Ameraucana chicks I purchased, one was rooster. I had an some idea when its tail feathers were longer than the other and a prominent saddle at 14 weeks, but all doubt was removed when I heard his announcement of the sun’s arrival, and continued the celebration throughout the day. The rooster had to […]
TPR Note: I wrote this after action report soon after the class concluded – sometime in late January. This was RiftRecon’s first class, and had notable hiccups. You may notice RiftRecon continues to offer the class; however, please note that the original instructor, Kelly Alwood, is no longer associated with RiftRecon. For better or worse, […]
I came across an article written by Aaron Cowan at Moderno that really described a shift in my training paradigm three years ago. Cowan writes, “All things considered, the case for a sedentary life or simply practicing the gun and not strengthening the body is not just weak, it’s effectively dead.” It’s particularly intriguing when […]
Aside stepping away from TPR and maintaining employment, I kept busy working on little projects. Among them was a chicken coop I’ve been meaning to build. After reviewing other plans, I drafted my plan in SketchUp2013 and built it from January through April on the weekends – time permitting. Most of the wood used was […]
Derek adds to MouseGunAddict’s thoughts on pocket carry pants.
Derek, the moth, visits the lights of San Francisco. Didn’t get zapped.
Derek does the smart thing and installs an automatic garage door opener, solo.
Derek’s inebriated thoughts on social value, with SF edition stalker photos.
Derek discovers black & white photos make crappy photos look better.
After a year long hiatus from blogging, and sparse photography, hiking, and all other things I consider fun, I needed a pseudo-reset with nature. Notwithstanding personal fulfillment, the absence of nature was noticeably affecting my mood. Lesson learned to not avoid taking personal outdoor day trips every now and then. Work/life balance – right? Visited […]
Among the firearms I took out recently was a Ruger SR22. If you recall, I posted a short disassembly video of the SR22 from SHOT Show 2012. I finally purchased one this week. Probably my first new handgun purchase in awhile. First several rounds seem to have POI consistency issues; however, after about 100 rounds, […]
Spring Pizza. It’s fall. Don’t care. Used a wheat/white flour mix for the dough.
I relocated: – Moved all of my junk. – Planted a Trident Maple and two Shangtung Maple trees. – Had vinyl plank flooring installed. Stripped and reinstalled floor boards. – Bought a new bed (so damn comfortable). – Installed new door knobs, strike plates and deadbolts (ASSA brand). – Installed pendant light with three-way switches. […]
3/4 cups of dark brown sugar. 2 cups of fresh, whole cherries 1 cup of bourbon I recommend dissolving the brown sugar in small quantities of bourbon, as opposed to the entire cup. Unsubstantiated, or otherwise, I was concerned about alcohol evaporating too much. Last minute, I decided to pit and crush the cherries. Pulling […]