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Paul Cooley
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Parental Internet Control - pcWRT as an alternative to Skydog
I'm writing this post basically as a shout out to pcWRT .  This router seems to be a very new product with very little information out there regarding it.  I ordered one as a replacement for our Skydog router, and it works well, but I was hesitant to order ...
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Sewing a Ray Jardine Style Backpacking Quilt
On Saturday morning, I pulled all my supplies out from Ripstop by the Roll and set to work putting together my backpacking quilt.  There are other sites carrying both ripstop, silnylon, and insulation.  Ripstop by the Roll was an arbitrary decision - I was ...
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Honeybees Galore!
Some friends of mine who are on the faculty at St. John's, have had two swarms, in the same spot of their apple tree, a week apart.  This first one may have been a larger swarm with a second, smaller swarm next to it.  I placed the hive on an outdoor table ...
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Rain Shed RS280 Cagoule - Final Thoughts
Here are a few final thoughts and stories about sewing the cagoule. 1) My biggest piece of advice for any inexperienced sewer, like myself, would be to get some scrap fabric and practice cutting out the hole for the hood.  If I ever make another one, I will...
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Sewing My Own - The Rain Shed RS280 Cagoule In Progress
For years, I have carried a silnylon poncho with me for rain gear when I hike or backpack.  Most of the time, it has been more than enough, particularly given that I live in the Southwest, and we have been having a drought lately. Last year, my son and I he...
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Ready, Take Aim, Oooo Look, Butterflies
I'm still around, but I've been busy and subsequently veering a little bit off course in terms of everything I'm trying to stay on track with.  (Including writing regularly, all kinds). A few weeks ago, I got carried away at the library with Paleo/Primal bo...
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Health Update
According to the blood pressure machine in the pharmacy department of my local grocery store, my blood pressure has come down quite a bit, at least the systolic has.  (My doctor told me that those machines are more or less accurate.)  For as long as I can r...
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