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Facelift at the Cottage at Zimmers’ Landing   Upon leaving the Army we retired to the Cottage at Zimmers’ Landing, not because the house was everything we wanted to retire into, but because of the views, the lake and the house had the potential to become everything we wanted toRead More →

reap what we sow

The Reaping Times are upon US ‘You reap what you sow’ is a common adage suggesting that future consequences are shaped by present actions. Yesterday’s violation of the ‘People’s House’ is a consequence of yesterday’s actions. (Rule of Law) The nation is shocked by a mob ascending the Capitol BuildingRead More →

Ischia Italy

Bellissima Italia, the Zimmer Autumn in Italy Travel VLOG 2019 We spent our Autumn traveling the length and breadth of Italy as we blogged and photographed our way through the sites, sounds and epicurean delights of soul satisfying foods, nectars and exotic scents.  Along the way we captured thousands ofRead More →

TSP Screed

Designed obsolescence or in-built incompetence? Which is it?   (TSP and Bigger Government) Our chosen form of Government is a beautiful thing. It can harness an impressive array of powers and abilities to address the most challenging and precarious of scenarios. It can put a man on the moon or mobilizeRead More →

Downtown Bologne

Editor’s note – My narrative for our Italy journey is already out of sequence as I’m jumping ahead about a week or so into our travel to Bologna adventures….but, I’ll return to the travels and the week in Cinque Terra and Lucca soon.  Hang tight…and enjoy. A few days ofRead More →

Tempio di Diana

North of Naples (Archeological sites around of Naples) 22 Oct – We dedicated the last few days satisfying our Roman ruins cravings at various archeological sites around Naples.  The other day when walking through town on the way to the castle, we walked along the Marina side and not throughRead More →

Vesuvius and Herculaneum

Visiting Herculaneum 4 Nov ‘19 – Their recast skeletal remains littered the barrel arched, vaulted structures on the beach side of the town of Herculaneum; many embracing loved ones in their final moments before immolation and suffocation. visiting Herculaneum can be a brutal reminder that Ms. Nature is really inRead More →

wood turning mallet

Another Cottage project, another Cottage production!  –  DIY Wood Turned Mallet This time the discipline was woodworking, specifically turning a ‘spindle on a wood lathe.  The final result, a turned chisel mallet. This vid captures a novices attempt to turn a chisel mallet on his new lathe. If your intoRead More →

Gun Ownership

‘To own or not to own’?   A review on gun ownership. In an acrimonious environment where aggrieved emotions and pent-up  frustrations influence our legislative processes and (un)civil discourse  over one of our more basic rights, attached is a self exploration on gun ownership for your examination.  This exploration considersRead More →

Lost in Canada

Lost in Canada, somewhere Time for a quick ‘catch-up’ so that when I do a brain-dump in the next few days, I’ll not have forgotten everything.  This  narrative will differ from most in that it’ll just be random bullet notes/impressions from the road!  RV Nomading – Lost in Canada TransportingRead More →