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Hario Coffee Mill

Here’s my latest coffee geek toy: It’s a Japanese ceramic burr coffee grinder. I got it to replace the old Braun I’ve been using at work. That one’s getting pretty old. It still does...

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Dui Bu Qi

Song I found a while back. I don’t remember how. Quite catchy, so I still remembered about it. The Chinese at the beginning is actually simple enough for me to understand it, even though...

Path Tile Games 4

Path Tile Games

There are a lot of interesting board games where you place tiles which have path segments connecting the sides. As you place these tiles against each other, they form large twisty paths which your...

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New year, new look

We’ve been planning on changing the look of the blog for a while now. So here it is, a new look. There will be a few more tweaks coming over the next few weeks....

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New Year’s

We didn’t stay up late last night. We did celebrate a bit after Tom hit submit on another college application. It’s not his last one, but he’s getting pretty close to the end. Today...

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A Day in Pompeii exhibit

We went to see the Pompeii exhibit at the Museum of Science today. I’m at the museum several times a week to work, but I don’t actually get to see the exhibits until we...

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Roast Beef with all the Trimmings

Ok, we did end up getting a ridiculously large roast. On the other hand, it cooked up beautifully.  I followed the process described for Classic Prime Rib, but rubbed the outside with the spices...

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Ice Spike

Have you ever seen an ice spike? They occur sometimes when the surface of a body of water freezes quickly. When the water below the surface freezes, it expands and forces itself out through...

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Christmas Eve

We hope that your family’s Christmas Eve has been as nice as ours has this year. The weather in Lexington has been wonderful this year. On the first day of winter it was in...

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2011: Year in Review

It’s been a very busy year at our house. Peter finished middle school and moved up to the high school. Tom is now a senior, and a lot of the year was spent in...