Tag Archives: independent

New, The Next Frontier


Look around, how often do you hear anybody talk about “new” today? New policies?  New opportunities, new jobs, or new wealth?  The complexity and effects of “new” cannot be overstated. America, as always, is at the epicenter of new. I’m … Continue reading

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Time To Speak Up


I was happy that All Conservative Magazine posted my “Living The Liberal Dream” article, yesterday.  Any visibility a Conservative can get today, is a good thing. The editor wrote back to me and said that one of his main motivations … Continue reading

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The Western – A Truly American Invention


The American Western…a great Hollywood invention. How does it relate to DIY? Take the case of Clint Eastwood, one of my favorite actors. Mr. Eastwood hails from the Carmel, California area.  He’s lived there a long time and has had … Continue reading

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Hurricanes, Earthquakes, A Nuke In A City…Are You Ready?


I was listening to Hannity today and heard a commercial about survival foods.  Sadly, I didn’t get the company name.  So…I did a little search and found a couple of companies that have made a business out of packaging up … Continue reading

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Israel – Apparently Will Do It Themselves


With very deep regret, I’m afraid I have to say that Israel is now in total DIY mode. I’m sad because they have been a faithful ally of the United States for a long time.  Now, with the World condemning … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Microcontrollers


I’ve been doing a lot of work with the Arduino microcontroller and Xbee digital radios.  These little devices make all kinds of automation possible, including remote (two-way) applications.  The Arduino has a bunch of I/O pins, does analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), … Continue reading

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DIY Pool Pump


“With the weather getting downright hot, I spent time this last week fixing all (well almost all) the pinholes in our above ground vinyl pool…After cleaning out all the leaves, scrubbing the bottom, filling it up with water, and changing the filter, we were ready to go…I plugged in the pump and…no water!’ Continue reading

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